JDrama Wisdom #8

Keiji Yugami, Ep. 02


JDrama Wisdom #7

花燃ゆ(Hanamoyu; Burning Flower)

JDrama Wisdom #3

Iryu1Iryu2Iryu3医龍 Team Medical Dragon (Iryu: Team Medical Dragon) ~ S01, Ep05


This reminds me of what we have been often told on the boat before. The weakest member of the team is the strength of the team. It does not matter if you have a number of talented members. Thinking that the strongest can carry the rest to the finish line undermines the team. Every single person on the boat, or whatever that boat represents in real life, has to work on continual improvement for the team. And the stars who wish to shine can only do so if they push and support others to become stronger.

JDrama Wisdom #2

Screengrab from Fugoh Keiji Ep3
Screengrab from Fugoh Keiji Ep3

富豪刑事 (Fugoh Keiji a.k.a. The Millionaire Detective)


Deal with it.

JDrama wisdom


Mamoru Hoshino’s Father: Do you understand, Mamoru? A woman is a being who can talk about inconsequential things forever to her husband who came back home after work. If your wife begins talking about meaningless things, then, count the stations of the Yamanote line in your head. And when you get to terminal stations, alternatingly say, “I see” and “Indeed” in a pleasant manner. If you keep doing this, by the time you return to Tokyo station, your wife should have completed her story. ~ 独身貴族(Dokushin Kizoku)

~ ^_^ ~

I enjoyed watching this drama. I initially thought that what his father said was sexist. But I sort of get where he’s coming from. After all, meaningless chatter is something that a lot of people have to suffer through, regardless of the gender of the person(s) they’re talking to.

And I love how the story played out. Lots of relatable moments with Mamoru-san (ably and endearingly played by Tsuyoshi Kusanagi). The “Yamanote line” and “personal space” got me.

Cheesy in some parts, but realistic and romantic enough to make me fall in love with the idea of love again.

“The Geese Bath”: Flight of the Wild Goose

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“It is said that during autumn nights, a wild goose will cross the seas from far up north with a branch on its beak. During that long journey, with no islands to rest its wings on, it drops the branch on the sea and stands on it to get rid of fatigue in order to keep flying again. Once it reaches the shore, it drops the unneeded branch, and keeps flying south. Once springs comes, it goes back to the shore, picks up it’s branch, and goes back to the north countries.

…For you, who’s about to fly into a greater world.
…it’s important to rest your wings sometimes just like “The Geese Bath” Rakugo piece.” ~ Iryu Sousa, Ep. 6

I came across the story of “The Geese Bath” while watching Iryu Sousa. It’s said to be a rakugo piece that tells a tale of a wild goose’s journey south in search of a warm place to wait out the passing of long and harsh winter months.

Geese flying in V formation has always been awe-inspiring for several reasons. It’s even one of the popular analogies used in different leadership courses as a prime example of synergy. But it’s the first time I heard of “The Geese Bath”. I don’t know if a wild goose would really carry a branch during its entire flight, drop it on the water, and perch on it whenever it gets too tired to fly. But it doesn’t seem far fetch given the wisdom of geese.

There are things that can take their toll on even the most enduring and persevering souls. It won’t hurt to hold on to something that can be used to stand on when running (or flying) close to empty. Because recharging is a must especially when venturing out to a better place somewhere beyond a vast and unfamiliar ocean.

The wild goose had it all figured out. It reached the south tired, but alive to enjoy the warmth. Because it flew out determined to reach its journey’s end.