the gazette

Rajigaze Nov 25

Kai (reading mail): Ring-name, “I fell in love with Kai-kun’s smile at first sight.” Ahh thank youu~

Uruha: Pfff

Kai: Don’t laugh at me! (laughs)

Uruha: Huhu

Kai: “Good evening. I enjoy the radio every week. This is my unexpected story. I was sleepy on the train, so I was sitting with earphones in, and my hood way over my head so no one could see my face. When I arrived at my destination, I got up and put my hand in my pocket, and there was a paper inside. At first I thought, oh I must have put some garbage or something in there, but it was a note that said, ‘I fell in love at first sight. Please call me.’ with someone’s number. I had no idea where they’d been watching me from, or when they’d put the note in my pocket, so I was pretty creeped out. If some unidentified person had done this to you guys, would you reply? And have you ever fallen in love at first sight?”

Uruha: But she was wearing a hood…

Kai: Yeah I’m pretty sure you couldn’t even see her face.

Uruha: That’s scary.

Kai: Yeah this is scary as fuck what is this…

Uruha: Sounds like a criminal.

Kai: (laughs) Yeah it does eh…ehhhh this is scary, this is scary…

Uruha: Did she call him?

Kai: Uh I don’t know but…she asked if we would have?

Uruha: Hmm well I’ve never had anything like that happen to be before but…if someone gave you a note like that, wouldn’t you be kinda happy? Like just a little?

Kai: Uhhhh….but once you like, grasped what had happened I think you’d just be creeped out.

Uruha: Ahhh…..

Kai: Like it’s not that someone being in love with you is bad or anything but –

Uruha: I guess like, I’m a guy so I’d be fine but…if I was a girl I’d be scared.

Kai: Uh yeah it’s scary (laughs) This is a pretty scary story

Uruha: And we don’t know who that person was.

Kai: Yeah.

Uruha: It could have been an old ass man.

Kai: (laughing) It could have been an old ass man. Maybe you should try calling him, it might be fun!

Uruha: Um no I think that’s how a lot of people disappear….she could get abducted

Kai: But….you know…you could try calling them just once? (laughs)

Uruha: No I don’t think you should…please don’t, seriously. Be careful.

Rajigaze Nov 25

(Unexpected Mail) 

Kai: “I play guitar in my school band. My birthday was on November 11, and that day after practice my kohais celebrated for me. The celebration was a surprise, so they were hiding in the small space between the [I didn’t catch lol] and the lockers, and when I walked out they set off firecrackers, and gave me a letter and Pocky (giggles) as a present. I had no idea that they were going to celebrate like that for me, so it was unexpected and made me happy. Have you guys ever been surprised by your friends?”

Uruha: A surprise…

Kai: Mhm…yeah like, by your friends…

Uruha: Friends and like, members?

Kai: Members…have you had that outside of the members? Like, a surprise that really caught you off guard…

Uruha: Hmmmm, no, not really. But if you’re asking about [surprises] between the members there are some funny ones.

Kai: Like what?

Uruha: I don’t know…

(Both giggle)

Uruha: But for members’ birthdays, we’ve decided not to personally give them presents anymore, right? Because it never ends…

(both laugh)

Kai: Well, it’s not about things, you know. It’s the thought that counts.

Uruha: Well….

Kai: Hmmm…surprises eh…..well, there was that…Halloween live a while ago….

Uruha: That was a surprise?

Kai: (laughing) Ahhh, no–

Uruha: Wasn’t it according to plan?

Kai: No no, like, when we were deciding on the setlist and I was asked ‘when do you want us to bring out the cake?’ (*it was Reita who asked him lol) I was like, ‘aww you guys aren’t gonna surprise me!?’ but then I thought about it and I was like, I guess it’s impossible right? Cause like, just the fact that it’s on October 28th…like, that’s my birthday…

(Uruha laughs)

Kai: Right? And you can’t tell me to just not think about it. People were telling me like, ‘just don’t think about it,’ like, how do I not…I think the environment is really important for surprises. Like, if it’s that person’s birthday, they of course are aware it’s their birthday…so it’s not gonna be a surprise.

Uruha: Right.

Kai: Like if someone was like, ‘oh are you free on this day?’ and it’s your birthday, and they’re like, ‘we’re having a party,’ and they invited you, you’re obviously gonna think like ‘oh they’re definitely planning something!’ if they’re like, ‘let’s hang out~’ [on the day of your birthday] you can’t help but expect that you’re gonna get a present or something from them, right? I think the environment is super important for a surprise.

Uruha: So you can’t have anything out of the ordinary happen.

Kai: Yeah, you have to do the surprise when the person isn’t expecting anything. That’s the most important thing, when it comes to surprises.

Uruha: Yeah.

Kai: Yeah…well, we kinda went off topic, but… (laughs)

Uruha: Yeah…well, it’s hard…it’s hard to surprise someone, and we don’t really do it…

Kai: Yes, it’s true…sadly….

Uruha: We don’t, eh?

Kai: Yeah, not anymore…it’s not that we take it for granted though…especially birthdays (laughs)

Uruha: All birthdays mean is we’re getting older…

(both laugh)

Kai: Yeah…

Uruha: But when we were young, everything was a surprise…

Kai: Yes…so…? (laughs)

Uruha: This conversation got kinda pointless huh

Kai: (laughing) We sound like old men

Uruha: We do