I talked to Chikuhodo.
They still have 2018 Noel. Please let me know if you are interested.
It is Rouge and Rose.
(Rouge 34800 Rose 15000 yen)
It is 30C in Tokyo and maybe people stay home more.
During this ‘stay-home,’ I walk a lot. Day and night.
When I walk, many ideas come up to me. Walking is good for a brain)
I remember lots of memories from my boyhood time with my grandmother.
And my memory related to my grandmother is pleasant.
She took me to many places because my mother was running a stationery shop all day every day.
I was raised at a small town in Hiroshima.
My favorite place was an ‘Okonomiyaki’ restaurant.
At the small okonomi place, there were no people eating – only me, my sister and grandmother.
I wonder how they ran a restaurant. My grandmother was living on her small pension, and did not spend much. Maybe this Okonomiyaki was big for her.
I remember one thing about my grandmother very clearly.
Totally unrelated to Okonomi.
She loved professional wrestling!
It was at 8pm on TV on Saturday night.
Yes, professional wrestling was on air during the Golden Hour.
As you might know, in professional wrestling, there are a good guy and bad guy.
There was a bad guy called ‘Abdullah the Butcher.’ Well, he said he was from Sudan, but he was from USA. I have recently checked it on the web)
A good guy was Giant Baba from Niigata with 2m tall.
I was watching it maybe in a diferrent way than other kids did.
Kids talked about who was the strongest.
They said Baba was not so strong.
I said, ‘it is not the point.’ It is entertainment. I learned a lot about people’s relation from it.
But they were not interested in my argument, LOL.
Now I have someone in my office. I joke with him, and he comes back with a serious opinion, which seems to be not to the point.
I just want to have a fun conversation, not a serious discussion.
Not that I was wrong or that he was right.
It is supposed to be fun, that is it.
I don’t get to talk much to him.
So, professional wrestling.
Maybe Butcher was stronger, but he did not win.
He used a weapon in the end and the matches usually ended up with his loss from a disqualification using a weapon.
My friends said that Baba was not so strong. Butcher was stronger.
Again, it was not the point.
I like this story. I read a blog about a wrestling later.
Someone who went to wrestling saw Baba and Butcher playing baseball before a match!
They were actually good friends, but on TV it was different. They were enemies.
Some people pretend to lose though they actually ‘win’ because they know it makes the relation better or people happy.
Butcher and Baba : they are good at people!
If I try to entertain someone by a joke and he or she comes back with pointing out that I am wrong or a small point, I will not discuss a matter seriously when time comes.
It may be only me, but
It is the air or space where I enjoy and want to joke with people. I also enjoy the air or space where I want to discuss seriously. But they are different times and places.
My boyhood memory :
Butcher and Baba were my teachers.
I still pay a respect to them.
They show me a good example.
Baba died 20 years, and Butcher retired at the Sumo Arena in Tokyo in front of a full-house crowd.
Butcher said, ‘ I enjoyed a lot talking with Baba over cigar.’
I don’t watch wrestling any more, but this memory comes back from time to time.
Thank you for reading!