Yesterday, I decided to meet my friend, Carey, in Shibuya for some coffee and window shopping. Since I was wearing something fierce yesterday, Carey decided to have some photos of me. I posed like a model in the middle of those busy streets without minding the Jap’s weird looks at me. It was crazy. Then the crazier things happened.
As we were already on our way to find a Starbucks, a group of people approached us and asked if it was ok to have an interview. Though I was a little hesitant because my Japanese is limited as hell, my natural vanity and love for attention overpowered me. So I said yes to the interview with a promise that they would translate some stuff for me if ever my Japanese comprehension wouldn’t work.
Here are some pictures to share while the interview was on-going. They were taken by Carey herself. This is the side view. Yes! I was wearing a white tank top in fall while everyone is starting put on long sleeves for autumn. Crazy me! I just hope that I won’t end up having a cold.
This is a farther shot so that everyone can see the very beautiful silver lining accent of my leggings.
A so-so frontal shot, along with the camera man and a PA. The male PA’s were really cute too.
Then, we found out that the group of media people are from NHK Japan. FYI, NHK is the biggest TV station of all in the Land of the Rising Sun. I can still remember that it watching in cable TV in the Philippines before when I was 12. They interviewed my about the common problems in a relationship among junior and senior high school students in Japan. The questions from them and my answers are all written below.
* Is it ok for me if my lover looks at my cellphone?
It’s fine as long as he asks permission from me.
* Is it ok for me if my lover usually checks on my whereabouts every other time?
It’s fine as long as he doesn’t check on me like every minute or every hour. That’s annoying.
* Will I erase an email address of a friend if my lover asked me to do so?
If he gives me a reason to do so, then I will. But he has to give me a very reasonable one because if he doesn’t we can just forget about it.
* Will I forgive my lover after hurting me physically and verbally?
No because after that, we’re over. When trust is gone and a hand is laid on someone, that’s the time to let go of the relationship.
* Advice to those teenagers in a love relationship
If you really love a person, then you can have full trust on him. Once it is gone, then you can end the relationship. Remember that love, trust and communication are the keys to a good relationship.
The interview was a mixture of English and Japanese and it was really a bizarre! I was struggling in both languages- Japanese because everyone knows what a dumb ass I am in the language and English because I was so conscious that if I speak English in a very natural way, those people wouldn’t be able to understand what I was saying. In short, I flunked that interview. Anyway, I’ll charge it to experience. LOL!
And my favorite shot? Here it is.
knitted shawl by Topman, tank top by GAP, vintage leggings, boots by ABC mart, sunglasses by Marc Jacobs and bag by John Galliano
The said the interview’s gonna air on November 6, 2010, Saturday, 9pm at Channel 1 (NHK). I don’t think they’ll be including my interview in the program but who knows? Maybe they’ll have an interest about a foreigner who’s all lost in translation and what he can say about relationships. LOL! Crazy me!
Shibuya is crazy and I love it. It roars like tigers at night. And I don’t even know what I am saying anymore. Haha! Ecstatic much? Hahaha!