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Venturi and Rauch, Robert Venturi, John Rauch, Denise Scott Brown

Façade Panels from Best Products Showroom, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

1973-79

Kitahara Rie Blog Translation 01/06/2017 - Preliminary Results Were...Announced

今日から6月〜🍭
June starts today~~ 🍭

今月も張り切っていきましょっ🐳🌺
今月もたくさんブログ更新できるように
頑張ります( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
Let’s enjoy this new month 🐳🌺
I’m going to work hard to update my blog this month ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

チェックよろしくね👼🏻✨
Please check them 👼🏻✨

さて、
昨日は早速、
AKB48選抜総選挙2017の
速報発表がありました。
So…yesterday the preliminary results of the AKB Senbatsu Sousenkyo 2017 were announced.

たった1日の結果ではありますが
いろんな物語が生まれる日。
It’s still only the first day of voting, but there are already some great stories.

今年も去年と同じく、
NGT劇場で速報発表を迎えました。
Just like last year, we watched the announcement of the results at the NGT theatre.

ただ去年と違うのは…
NGT48のメンバーの名前が
たくさん呼ばれたこと😍👏🏻✨!
But there was a difference from last year…
Lots of NGT members had their names called 😍👏🏻✨ !

わたし含め、
11人ものメンバーの名前が呼ばれました、
さらにその中には
研究生が3人も!
Including myself, 11 members had their names called, 3 were even kenkyuusei!

さらにさらに、
暫定ではありますが
神7に3人、
And also! It’s not certain yet, but 3 members ranked in the Kami 7

それどころか
まさかのまさか
おぎゆかこと荻野由佳ちゃんが
1位で名前を呼ばれました!!!
And also, I can hardly believe it, but Ogiyuka, Ogino Yuka, had her name called as number 1!!!

劇場はもう
大興奮でしたよーーー!!!
The theatre was in uproar~~~!!!

ファンの方はもちろん
スタッフさんもみーんなで
大興奮の速報発表になりました😳😳😳💫
And this uproar didn’t just affect the members, it spread to the fans (of course), and even the staff too 😳😳😳💫

この1年で
NGT48がしっかりと
歩んでいるのを感じたし、
This past year NGT have really been working hard together to move forward together

メンバーの頑張りを
ファンの方が見てくれて
応援してくれているというのが
すごく伝わりました!
And now we can really see clearly that the fans are watching us and supporting our efforts!

NGT48、
もう立派なAKBグループの一員です🌾🌾
NGT48 are really a great member of the AKB group now 🌾🌾

ただ、
名前を呼ばれるメンバーがいる、
ということは、
呼ばれなかったメンバーもいて。
Of course, while some of the members had their names called, there are other members who didn’t have theirs called.

まあわたしもなんだけど…
不安の残る順位で名前を呼ばれるメンバーもいて、
Some members also had their names called in positions that will worry them…
(I’m one of those members myself)

その現実は見ていて辛かったし、
去年とは違い、
呼ばれないのはしょうがない!
という言い訳が自分自身に通用しないんだろうなぁっていうのが
すごく見ていてわかった。
It was hard to see that reality, it made me realise that things are different to last year when we could all just say “it’s too bad I didn’t get called”.

これがAKB48だなあって。
That’s AKB48 for you.

もちろん、
まだまだ速報発表!
Of course, it’s still just the preliminary announcement!

ここから本番まで
かなりの変動があると思う!!
I think things are going to change a lot between now and the actual event!!

開票当日、
1人でも多くのNGT48のメンバーの名前が
呼ばれますように…🙏🏻✨
I hope that on the day the final ballots are counted more NGT members names will be called, even just one…. 🙏🏻✨

でもまずはこうして、
速報で名前がたくさん出たことを、
喜びたいと思います😋!
But the most important thing to do first is be happy that so many names were called during the preliminary announcement 😋 !

NGT48、いいぞっ。
NGT48 are great.

わたし個人的な話をすると、
92位という速報の結果、
動揺したし、不安になったけど…。
Talking about myself for a bit, my preliminary rank was no.92. I feel unnerved and anxious…

それでも
目標に掲げた一桁の順位👑を
変えるつもりはないし、
目指していきたいと思う!!!
But I have no intention of changing my objective, I’m still aiming at ranking in the single digits 👑 !!!

この結果を受けて、
落ち込むのか
前を向くのか
そこでも変わってくると思うし、
Will receiving this result make me depressed, will it make me move forward, will it change me?…

昨日もSHOWROOMでチラッと言ったんだけど
ファンのみなさんとの最後の団体戦
先頭にいるのはわたしなわけで…。
I said this yesterday in Showroom unintentionally; this is the last time for everyone voting for me, and I’m the one leading them….

その先頭のわたしが弱気な発言をしたりして士気を下げるのはみなさんに失礼!!!
If I start saying negative things, then it will lower everyone’s morale and be rude to them!!!

ここから驚異的なジャンプアップを
目指していきますよ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻✨
So I’m aiming for a big jump in my rank ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻✨

残り3週間、
わたしも頑張るからね😌
There are 3 weeks left, so I’m going to do my best 😌

SHOWROOMもちょこちょこ配信するから
見にきてねっ🐳
I’m going to be doing Showroom as much as I can, so please come and watch  🐳

あと…
Lastly…

しーちゃんのブログが素晴らしかったから
みなさんよかったら見てみてください🙏🏻
Shiichan wrote a fantastic blog, so if you can please take a look 🙏🏻

メンバーに読んでもらいたいのが1番だけど、
ファンの方にも読んでもらいたいな😄✨ 
I hope that other members will read it, but I hope fans will too 😄✨

しーちゃんにしか言えない言葉たちがたくさん綴られてるよ
There are lots of things there only Shiichan could have wrote

わたしも、総選挙に対して
いい思い出ばかりじゃない
選抜に入れなかったことは1回じゃないし
正直もう二度と総選挙で選抜に入ることはないだろうなーって
思ってた。
Personally, not all my memories of the Sousenkyo are pleasant. I missed out on Senbatsu more than once, and I know that if I don’t rank into Senbatsu through the Sousenkyo this time, I won’t get a second chance.

だけど、
その経験をしてきているから
話せる言葉があるなあって
思うの。
But I think because of that, there are things that I’m able to talk about, too.

その言葉たちで、
NGT48のみんなのこと、
ケアしていきたい。
I hope that those words will help care for and support everyone in NGT48.

そして、
かっちょいい背中を見せれたらいいな 😄
And also…I want to look cool standing before my juniors 😄

さいごまで、頑張ります😌☝🏻✨
I’m going to give it my best to the end 😌☝🏻✨

Summer at Venusrox

London may empty out a little but we remain abundant in joy for crystals and keeping the doors open all summer!

We have lots of beautiful stones at present in the showroom that are destined to ignite your imagination from boxes of Malachite, bowls of Quartz and spheres of rare Tiffany Stones to large clusters of Amethyst and Gold Nugget Pendants.

So if you’re in the Portobello Road area, do pop off the beaten track to 25 All Saints Road and come say hi to nature’s miracles.

VR x

Happy 85th birthday to architect Robert Venturi, whose cheery façade panels from the Best Products Showroom are now on view on Floor 3.

[Venturi and Rauch, Robert Venturi, John Rauch, Denise Scott Brown. Façade Panels from Best Products Showroom, Langhorne, Pennsylvania. 1973-79. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown]

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