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Nocchi's essay

Postby taka02 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:10 pm

Hello, I am new to this forum. Well, I've been watching this site for a few months now,
but this is my first time to post a message.

I am Japanese (a thiryty-something guy). I wouldn't say I am a big fan of perfume, but
I like their songs very much. When I first saw this site, I was surprised that non-
Japanese people created such a beautiful site dedicated only to Perfume. I think this
site is much better than some of those Japanese fan sites.

As a Japanese, I thought I could contribute to this site in some way. And for a starter,
I am posting a translation of an essay written by Nocchi when she was a child. I found
it here. You can also find the same image here with background music.

I am not sure when this essay was written. It is a form of a letter sent to herself in
the future. Judging from the content, I think she wrote it before she met other Perfume
members. Anyway, here is the essay (and a translation).

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将来の私にこんにちは
Hello To Myself In The Future

今日は、将来の私に、こんにちはをしてみます。
Today, I'm saying hello to Future Me.

私は、将来歌手になりたくて、今、歌とダンスの勉強をしています。
I want to become a singer when I grow up and I am studying singing and dancing now.

この日本で、夢をかなえて、成功する人は、約五人に一人だと聞いたことがあります。
I have heard that, in Japan, about one out of five people realize their dreams and
become successful.

私は、その一人の中に入ろうと、日々、努力をしています。
I am working hard everyday to be in those one-fifth.

でもこのごろ、自分に自信がなくなって、「私は、五人の中の一人ではなく、残りの四人の方に
入ってしまうのではないか」と、考えてしまうことがあります。
But recently I feel uncertain and think like 'I will not be in those one-fifth but in
the rest four-fifths.'

そんな時は、お母さんが、「心配しちゃあいけん」「大丈夫よ」と、私をはげましてくれます。
When I am in that mood, my mother cheers me up saying 'Don't worry', or 'You will
be all right.'

私には、歌の勉強をしている所のみんなに秘密で、仲良くなった友達が四人います。
I have four intimate friends about whom I make a secret from anyone at the place where
I'm practicing singing.

秘密で仲良くなったから、「ごく秘」という意味の、「トップシークレット」と、名前を
つけました。
Because I became friends with them secretly, I named them 'toppu shiikuretto (top
secret)', meaning 'very secret'.

その四人は、みんな、いっしょにいて楽しいし、歌も上手で、よく気が合います。
I have fun being around those four, and they are good singers, and we get along very
well.

私は初めて、「この人達といっしょに活動していれば、今まで以上にがんばっていける。」と
思いました。
I thought for the first time 'If I can do things with them together, I can keep going
much better.'

もし、歌手になれるなら、このメンバーで、トップシークレットという名前で活動していきたいな
と、思っています。
If I can become a singer, I want to work with these members with a group name 'Top
Secret'.

歌の先生が、よくこう言います。「自分が楽しくて、好きで歌ったりおどったりしとるだけじゃ、
この仕事は、やっていけれんよ。」
My singing teacher often says, 'You can't stay in this business if you are doing it
just because you like singing and dancing'.

先生は、いつも私にとって勉強になる事を言ってくれます。
My teacher always says things that I can learn from.

だから私は、先生が話し始めたら、一生懸命聞くようにしています。
That's why I listen to her carefully when she starts talking.

この、先生の一言一言が、私の想像する、「将来の私」へと、つながっていくんだと思います。
I think every word she says leads to Future Me that I dream of.

私は初め、歌が好きで歌手になりたいな。と、思っていました。
At first, I thought I wanted to be a singer because I liked singing.

だけど、今は違います。
But I think differently now.

今は、みんなに自分の歌を聞いてほしい。
Now I want everyone to listen to my song.

自分の歌で人をはげましたり、感動させたり、楽しい気持ちにさせたりしたくて、歌手になりたい
と、思っています。
I want to become a singer because I want to encourage people, move people's feeling, and
make people happy by singing.

どうてすか。将来の私は、歌手になっていますか。
So, how is it? Is Future Me a singer?
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby philfart » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:06 pm

taka02 wrote:どうてすか。将来の私は、歌手になっていますか。
So, how is it? Is Future Me a singer?



Um.... YES!!

Thank you for posting this, it made me smile today.
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby feedmeplz » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:08 pm

SO CUTE! :D What a cute essay!! The determination that Perfume has always amazes me. Thank you so much for translating and welcome to the community! I hope you enjoy it here! :love:
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby nitori1134 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:14 pm

Wait....where is the part where it says that she will be my girlfriend/wife? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby elf » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:45 am

This post make me happy. :) Good dreams.

When I think for kids and the future I remember(from my childhood)
one very old russian kids film "Guests from the feature".

Because in this film feature is very good , people are happy and gentle. :yahoo:
People have robots and magical power.

But in reall feature and real world ,when Communism collapse people find only horror and evil. :(

Alice charecter in this film was nice, polite and have aways smile.

Many kids when saw this film dream then real people from Feature will be nice,good,polite,smiling.
But for now this Feature dosn't exist. :bored:

Maybe Nocchi is like this kids who "comes from feature".
They only want to help people to create good feature.

In song they say :
"Beautiful feature don,t be cruel for me."

But feature for my generation is really cruel.

But people like Nacchi ,who have good dreams will make feature really beautiful.

song from "Beautiful feature"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Zgtds-oYs&feature=related
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby Sarius24 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:36 am

elf wrote:This post make me happy. :) Good dreams.

When I think for kids and the future I remember(from my childhood)
one very old russian kids film "Guests from the feature".

Because in this film feature is very good , people are happy and gentle. :yahoo:
People have robots and magical power.

But in reall feature and real world ,when Communism collapse people find only horror and evil. :(

Alice charecter in this film was nice, polite and have aways smile.

Many kids when saw this film dream then real people from Feature will be nice,good,polite,smiling.
But for now this Feature dosn't exist. :bored:

Maybe Nocchi is like this kids who "comes from feature".
They only want to help people to create good feature.

In song they say :
"Beautiful feature don,t be cruel for me."

But feature for my generation is really cruel.

But people like Nacchi ,who have good dreams will make feature really beautiful.

song from "Beautiful feature"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Zgtds-oYs&feature=related



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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby hanahorizon » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:36 am

^
thank you so much for this translations.
it's very impressing.
i wonder is she read this essay again, now that she's older.
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby horcruxes77 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:59 pm

Fisrst of all....welcome...

thank you for posting....

it made me smile too...and love nocchi more...more...and more...
maybe she kept that essay till now...
to the future nocchi..kampai!!!! :yahoo:
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby atskv9 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:18 am

I hope Nocchi does indeed get a chance to read this. It would sure move her :cry:

Thank you taka02 and welcome to the forum!
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby ElectroFighter » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:19 pm

Seeing this side of Nocchi I thought i had to register myself and add a reply to this topic.

Well, reading this made me really happy, I mean she pursued her dream to become a singer and she made it! :) Thank you taka02 for translating this and I hope you enjoy staying in this community as much as I wish for myself (I'm new too)
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby horcruxes77 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:26 pm

ElectroFighter wrote:Seeing this side of Nocchi I thought i had to register myself and add a reply to this topic.

Well, reading this made me really happy, I mean she pursued her dream to become a singer and she made it! :) Thank you taka02 for translating this and I hope you enjoy staying in this community as much as I wish for myself (I'm new too)


well then welcome...


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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby autism10 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:41 am

horcruxes77 wrote:for nocchi!!!!
YAY TOAST FOR NOCCHI!
Welcome!

I loved this essay. Love love LOVE!!!
This just made me like Nocchi more xD
(She's becoming competition for A~chan! :rofl:)
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby chanus_aloba » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:29 am

autism10 wrote:(She's becoming competition for A~chan! :rofl:)

So you're transferring to A-chan now? hehehehe

Hm... I was shocked to see this post well I mean I was really Happy to see such a nice post :xd:

Thank You very much! :xd:

Although I love A-chan much I'm becoming more attached to Nocchi... I never really thought that Nocchi felt this way since she's always quiet during interviews and stuff and I had a hard time knowing what kind of personality Nocchi really has.. Now I know and I really think that Nocchi and not just Nocchi but all three them really are good and nice people.. Their success right now is really deserving for them :xd:
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby horcruxes77 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:46 am

chanus_aloba wrote:
autism10 wrote:(She's becoming competition for A~chan! :rofl:)

So you're transferring to A-chan now? hehehehe


I think she's an A-chan fan and now nocchi is on par of A-chan(that's what she means i think...)

well cheers for the three lovely girls...Kampaii!!!
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby taka02 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:37 pm

Thank you for all your comments!

tannoy5 wrote:maybe 10 or 11 Yr. Old ?


I think so too.
In this interview A~chan says when she first met Nocchi
she was in a popular 5 person group. The four friends Nocchi
is mentioning in this essay are the same people, I think.
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby Dream Fighter » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:14 pm

thank you for this :shock: :wink:
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby autism10 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:26 am

horcruxes77 wrote:
chanus_aloba wrote:
autism10 wrote:(She's becoming competition for A~chan! :rofl:)

So you're transferring to A-chan now? hehehehe


I think she's an A-chan fan and now nocchi is on par of A-chan(that's what she means i think...)

Yes, that's what I mean xD

I love this essay to death.
taka02 wrote:she was in a popular 5 person group. The four friends Nocchi
is mentioning in this essay are the same people, I think.

Then they were not so much Top Secret xD
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby DREWdesu » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:59 pm

wow and i thought A-Chan was the most 'I want to achieve the dream' person... infact its Nocchi.

To the Nocchi in the past yes
your future self has become a singer and is now in a trio with Nishiwaki Ayaka and Kashino Yuna called Perfume. and fear not Nocchi, Kashino Yuka-chan is very nice and cute and yes your hair is short XD. Do not quit that dream wait till 2007 and that is when your singing career will take a massive turn.
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby Takahina » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:31 pm

erika_tru wrote:wow and i thought A-Chan was the most 'I want to achieve the dream' person... infact its Nocchi.


Hmmm, I guess you shouldn't say, "who wanna achieve it the most". I believe all of them wanted to make it. But how they express it is different. Nocchi through words, A~chan through tears... and well Kashiyuka... I dunno. >.< And now since we saw this essay of hers, we suddenly have this weird realization about Nocchi's feelings.

Nocchi's essay is real commendable, I mean for a girl at her age it was really mature. But I think all 3 of them have the same dreams, if not they won't have lasted until now. Maybe one day we'll see Kashi's essay pop out of nowhere? Who knows lol...
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Re: Nocchi's essay

Postby Vexan » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:03 pm

I always say that nocchi is mature from the 1st few talk videos i saw . and after this essay i can say that i was 100% right

this side of nocchi i like the most .. very impressive
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