Reason why I am with them2017.03.27
People have different phylosophy for their life, but while talking with many (might be not that many) people, there are some moments that I strongly feel I want to work(=live) with/for them.
Daisuke Tajika of Tajika Scissors, whom I met yesterday, is one of them. He has his determined vision and sense, and knows what he can and can’t, will do or won’t, yet he shows his respect fully for people who work with him, cares about them whether they’re happy to work with him. He seemed to be already well known among people who have certain social power, but still, he was so modest and easy going. I felt that even though there is not instant boost of translation (or else) work, my work has been handed over to the right person, and there will be something good for my life.
Owner of Kanakana & Bolik Coffee, Miho Ioka and Hidefumi Uejima, are also one of them. Same as Tajika-San, they’re so easy-going but have their own philosophy. Miho-San always tells me, “If you have something you want to do someday, you should do it NOW!”. What I’ve learnt from her today was: “There wasn’t that ‘emergency’ in my life, so don’t save money for an emergency fund, use them!” “For women, first: beautiful hair, second: nice clothing, and figure comes the third. You don’t need to be pretty or beautiful. We’re not. You just need to look pretty or beautiful and be independent.”
(At “Chitose” with Miho-San, Uejima-San, Umeda-San & Azuma-San. Hope this will be annual event)
Everyone has lived in different times and has built different way of thoughts. This might sound selfish, but I’d like to be with people who makes me happy, and learn what makes me so happy. Then, I believe, I will be able to be someone who makes people around me happy. With this in my mind, I will do what I feel right, what I want to do.