(Tales from Earthsea)
|Goro Miyazaki's Blog Translation (Page 58)|
22th March 2006
Number 58 - The Fullness of a Spring Day
The Vernal Equinox Holiday yesterday, felt an even fuller day than usual.
In the morning, I came to work and checked the key animation with Mr. Yamashita.
When I had finished that, next Mr. Okui from the imaging section called for me and I didn't finish checking photography until after midday.
With no time to eat lunch, I took off on a 35 minute bicycle ride, and arrived at the location of my next meeting at 1 p.m.
I left that place sometime after three.
On the way back, my stomach was so empty that I wanted to stop somewhere to eat, but I felt pity for the lunch I had left behind at the office, so I shrugged off the temptation and kept on pumping the pedals. By the time I got back to the office it was half past three.
Just when I thought I was going to finally get lunch, I found a memo on top of my desk from the head of Ink and Paint, Ms. Yasuda, about an "Urgent check"
I was peering into the monitor and checking colours.
Before I knew it, Ishii from the production department was stuck to my back, saying:
"When you've finished that can you come and check the background art?".
With all that, when I finally got to take my lunch and sit down at a table it was after 4.
I can't express how good food eaten after physical exercise tastes.
Feeling fulfilled, I felt like a smoke and lit up, but straight away work called again.
I got five minutes to finish my cigarette,
and then I had to hurry downstairs.
Feeling good about having exercised my body for the first time in ages,
I was looking forward to having a beer tonight.
By a stroke of chance, there was a pork and kimchee hotpot going on in the art department from about 8, so the question of who to drink with was taken care of.
Despite being very busy, it was a very enjoyable spring day.
: This the Japanese public holiday marking the spring equinox. Note that Studio Ghibli is working through the holiday.
: Nabe (鍋) or hotpot style cooking involves the diners themselves cooking various ingredients in one communal pot in front of them. This is a popular winter food in Japan, and also for group or parties because everyone gathers together around the pot.