August Duet 2010 – yamadas
Following “JUMP Member series”, we bring you Family series this month! Yama chan will reveal everything about his parents!? Our regular, cosplay is pirate! We don’t mind our heart stolen from such a handsome pirate ♥
【Father】How old is my father again? 43 or 44… well, something like that (laughs). I’m told I look like him a lot and I’m starting feel that way too. Especially the shape of our nose. (Looks sideways) It’s like a hawk nose, the way my nose has a bump there is exactly like his. Also, I’m told my eyes are similar too. Thanks to his old shut put or javelin throwing days, I got his muscular form and a round figure gene (embarrassed). I thought I would look just like him when he was younger but my dad looks mixed back then! (Staff adds “Yama chan is as handsome too”) Ehh, then that means I’m going to (end up like his father now) in the future? Not like that’s a bad thing. I don’t mind how I’m going to look as long as I have personality like his, funny and carefree. Kids my age rarely go out with their father but I do. Before, my dad would ask me if I wanted go play pool when he had time but since I don’t have any interest anymore, I just say “ah, no thanks” and decline (laughs). It’s also my dad who drops me off by the train station in his car when drama shoot starts early in the morning. He’s my dependable figure who understands and cheers on for me. I’m the only son so I think he’s waiting to have a “father and son” bond in the future. He doesn’t drink alcohol at home but when I turn 20, I bet we’ll be having one of those deep emotional talks. It’s a strange feeling when I think about it. But I’m looking forward to it. I also want to play golf with him someday. It can be a real competition since we’re both beginners (laughs).
【Mother】I really don’t know my mom’s age. It’s not that she told me not to say it. She’s just a busy person, she herself might have lost count of her age. …Let’s not dig deeper into that (laughs). Others might picture my mom as pale and mellow person but that’s ridiculous! She’s like my solo song “Asia no Yoru” if I were to compare her to a song. Passionate. More confusing? (laughs). She’s a daughter of Yakiniku restaurant owner so her sense in cooking is awesome and looks a little like a thug (?). Her personality is pretty manly. When we had a barbeque with my father’s co-workers, they said she’s a “manly man!” She does everything fast, throws in all the ingredients without measuring when she’s cooking and she’ll say “you’re in the way!” like no problem. That’s why people call her “manly man” (laughs). But I feel relieved when I watch her. I like her personality. She’s a very loving mother and she puts family first instead of herself. I didn’t have school the other day so I watched my mom all day at home and I was surprised how much she does in one day. I was reminded how much I respect her again. Thank you mom. I’m too embarrassed to say this again but I’m really glad I’m your son! Please take care of your body.