“Ishi-san!! How do you get rid of stress?
Ishi: Hmm, I talk to myself in the bath… And I look up at the sky.
Toyoko: …!! Cute~
Ishi: I turn towards the sky and I sing the Mitokoumon song. If that’s no good I sing Que Sera. And if that’s no good either I sing Sakamoto Kyuu’s ‘I Shall Walk Looking Up.’”
But my favorite part of this interview is how Toyoko has to respond adoringly to anything Todoroki says, even if it’s really boring. Like she asks Todoroki what she did on her day off and Todoroki says “I went to the pool and did pool walking,” and Toyoko is like, “Wow! As expected, Ishi-san has a really lovely way of refreshing herself!” Like, okay, not that I object to the idea of Todoroki in a swimming pool, but there’s nothing really cool about pool walking.
“Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.”
oh ffs… so done, really. already the screen and the mic are broken, now I have to go figure this out too… So far can’t manage to get windows media player to work, or to get any other media player to play them. Whyyyyyyy. It always seems like every little thing in my daily life that gives me any satisfaction has to fizzle out somehow.
momoecosmos replied to your post: “What’s the best thing you’ve bought recently?” …
that sounds cute though….sorry xD
Can you imagine going to a movie theater to watch Avatar and seeing her there in 3D glasses? I’ve always liked to imagine how it would be to happen to sit next to her when she goes to see a zuka show, but this is even funnier somehow.
How she rearranges her furniture:
1. She measures every dimension of the room she’s rearranging and calculates its size.
2. She makes a scale diagram of the room.
3. She measures all the items of furniture, draws them to scale on separate paper, cuts them out, and puts them in the room diagram.
4. She moves them around until she’s satisfied.
5. She moves the actual furniture.
…I guess at some point the blue and white striped sofa we (the fanclub collectively) bought her as an ochakai present must also have been turned into a miniature paper cutout.
“What’s the best thing you’ve bought recently?”
“My steamer. It’s really convenient for making a pilaf. Or I just steam some vegetables and put salt and pepper on them, yum.”
“And what’s something that’s impressed you lately?”
“Well, recently I watched James Cameron’s Avatar…”
Noooo, stop, that’s so boring TT.TT I don’t want to know~~ Actually it seems like she didn’t like the movie, though, and she complains that the 3D glasses gave her a headache.
“The Fabulous Ishi-san with a Big [onstage vs offstage] Gap
I first saw Todoroki Yuu-san’s performances when Mori Keaki-san was top star, around 1990. My image of her was that as an actor she seemed incredibly naughty —in a good way.
Toyoko: Ishi-san, you seem like you must be a really intense, passionate driver.
Ishi: I don’t have a driver’s license. Although I got as far as the temporary permit.
Toyoko: Eh~~ What a waste!
After that the conversation flew around to a lot of things, and I saw a side of her I hadn’t expected. It seems at the Ishi-san residence there’s a storage room for things she’s stocked up on.
Ishi: I’m a stocking demon. I’m pretty strong in oil shocks.
Hmm~ She’s full of unexpected things. It’s charming how she has these ‘gaps’ as an actor.
Ishi-san ♡ “
azumashio said: This kid has such a big interpersonal intelligence. Which age he/she is?? Sometimes I am completely astonished by the fact that kids nowaydays are able to see deeper than we did at their age.
This is not a kid; this is a 52-year-old woman.
“So how do you think the children of Ronnie and his partner feel about having two dads?”
“I think they will be confused.”
“And why will they be confused?”
“Because there is a mother’s role and a father’s role.”
“I see. And what’s a mother’s role, and what’s a father’s role?”
“A father works outside the house. A mother works inside the house.”
“And how about when it comes to the children? What kind of differences are there between the father’s role and the mother’s role?”
“A father has to think about big things, like where the children will go to school. A mother has to think about small things, like what the children will eat for lunch.”
“And so children with two fathers will be confused?”
“But I think one of them must be the mother, so it’s okay. The children will think one of them is a woman.”
“Okay, so our discussion topic today is ‘what makes a family.’ Please look at the pictures of different kinds of families in your textbook. For homework you were supposed to choose which example family you can identify with the most.”
“I choose Ronnie’s family.”
“…Ronnie’s family? Do you understand what ‘identify with’ means?”
“Yes, I understand.”
“…Okay, so why do you identify with Ronnie’s family?”
“She looks happy.”
“Eh? Wait— THAT IS A MAN?! They are two men! They are both men!”
“That’s right. So what do you think about that?”
“I think they are strange.”
“And why are they strange?”
“Because they are both men.”
“…Okay. So, do you know any people like that?”
”Do you think there are any people like that in Japan?”
“Yes. I saw a TV special. There was a young woman and a middle-aged woman. They were married. Is it popular in America?”