Thursday, October 2, 2014

2014.10.3.




We walked forward as we gently
 and carefully held onto the warmth of our inseparable hearts.
 We can change the future with our words
 and with my wish that has yet to get an answer.
My ideal self I dreamt of being when I was a child
 is still far from me, but if you’re with me,
 I feel I can become a bit stronger
 and repaint tomorrow with new colors.
Following the hope we called for,
 we overcome the world which has come to a halt
 and one day, because we didn’t give up, our hearts will become one.
 Crying or laughing, let’s welcome the new tomorrow.
 Even if the vow we’ve settled on is painful and strikes me down,
 it’s so I can protect your heart.
Within the flow of time of no memories,
 I’m sure there lies the warmth we search for.
 When we get embraced by it, everything
 and all my feelings will circle around you.
We held hands and ran as we faced the sky
 and held many precious lights in our hearts.
 It becomes the radiance within me
 and clears away of all of my hesitations.
We break free from a complicated labyrinth with no exit.
 The tears you shed woke my heart
 and I realized the world I knew so well still had many beautiful sides.
 New possibilities are born
 from a wish of a moment in time.
Believing in salvation, I made up my mind.
 Standing at the beginning of it all,
 I’ll bring back your smile
 and become a real miracle.

Following the hope we called for,
 we overcome the world which has come to a halt
 and one day, because we didn’t give up, our hearts will become one.
 Crying or laughing, let’s welcome the new tomorrow.
 Even if the vow we’ve settled on is painful and strikes me down,
 it’s so I can protect your heart.
I’ll stay by your side.

Happy Birthday, Madoka Kaname.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Westwood is a true college community": John Kirigaya

"Westwood is a true college community": John Kirigaya

By Chiyo Sakura
The Daily Bruins
August 15, 2073

UCLA Bruins freshman halfback John Kirigaya won the starting position at tailback and is poised to do big things. It isn't the championships that UCLA's sports teams have won that attracted Johnno, as he is know in Mitakihara Town, Canada. And it isn't the Rose Bowl Stadium that was the icing on the cake. Well, it is, but it's not the reason why Johnno is a Bruin.

The answer is under your nose and my nose and everyone else's nose: it's the experience that makes Kirigaya a proud Bruin.

"I like Westwood," he said after practice at Drake Stadium. "Westwood is a true college community. Here on this campus, everybody pushes everyone else to be better and do better to make the university better. You have players who can play and players who can succeed in the classroom.

"I got some really good roommates from the women's volleyball team that I spend time playing video games with and getting a good night's rest with really cute girls is my cup of tea. So I don't get bored; I always get motivated to be super, to be a star. I haven't shown the nation that I can be a great player because everyone knows the work I did at Mitakihara Secondary.

"All the detractors wonder if that's just smoke and mirrors. They wonder if I'm really all that's cracked up to be. I'm ready to show America that I am here, and I am ready to get to work because that's what I came here to do."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

John Kirigaya Picks UCLA

John Kirigaya Picks UCLA

By Touko Fukami
The MiTSS News
February 2, 2073

At Taniguchi Hall at Mitakihara Town Secondary School yesterday, a major press conference took place. There were four hats on a rose table. Halfback/left outside linebacker John Kirigaya was to choose a hat. Four schools had made the shortlist: Stanford, UCLA, USC and Notre Dame. Fans from all four schools flocked to Mitakihara Town to witness this event. The students were surprised that college football fans from the States would descend on their campus, when normally they would be at their jobs.

"I couldn't believe that there were diehard fans making a trip here in the middle of February," said Kirigaya before they even began. "They must have a lot of money riding on my decision, so it looks like there are going to be a lot of disappointed people. I really wished they just watched it on TV to save money, but that the way it goes with these fans. They love the sport and they have a really strong investment in it, so good on them."

The voice on the tannoy, Chester Hong Cheong asked, "Hanato Kirigaya, which school will you choose?" 10 seconds later, Kirigaya picked...UCLA.  The UCLA fans were belated, and some of the USC fans jeered and also delivered some unsavory language and even throw bottles towards Kirigaya. The degenerates that were in attendance were summarily escorted out and arrested for their actions.

"Well, I knew I was going to make a lot of people unhappy with my decision," said Kirigaya, who will choose the number 49 as his jersey number. "But, what's done is done, and I am ready for action in Westwood."

In other news, the Mitakihara Magi have elected to move down to Division I FCS as an independent. The Magi finished 10-3 and won the Sun Bowl under head coach Akiyuki Kaname.

Mitakihara Angels Defeat Lord Tweedsmuir, 69-7, Win Subway Bowl

Mitakihara Angels Defeat Lord Tweedsmuir, 69-7, Win Subway Bowl

By Touko Fukami
The MiTSS News
November 26, 2072

Johnny Landry's Mitakihara Angels are once again the best high school football team all of British Columbia. At BC Place in Vancouver, B.C., halfback/left outside linebacker John Kirigaya put on a masterpiece of a performance, carrying the ball 18 times for 401 yards and nine touchdowns to give MiTSS a 69-7 victory over the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers. The Angels conclude the season with a record of 15-0.

The win is Coach Landry's 175th of the season and his seventh BC High School Senior AAA Championship. Coach Landry won titles in '61, '62, '63, '65, '67, and '69 before the '72 championship, ending a three-year drought. Now the major question on everybody's mind is going to be where Kirigaya decides to commit to. He's earned scholarships at all the schools that want to take a chance on him but where will he go?

Kirigaya himself claims to not have the answer, however, an unidentified source has hinted that the University of Southern California, or USC will be hitting the jackpot. If this is the case, Kirigaya joins an elite list of running back to play for the Trojans. Kirigaya's family and Mitakihara Town Secondary School have stressed that the decision will be made official at Taniguchi Hall, the school gymnasium, on February 1, 2073.

Odds placed by 5dimes.com have placed USC as the odds-on favorite for Kirigaya's signature. However, there are a number of other schools in the Pac-12, Big 12, Big Ten, ACC and SEC that have a chance at landing Johnno on their roster next year. A celebration dinner buffet and awards ceremony in honour of the 2072 Mitakihara Angels Football Team will take place on Dec. 25 at Tsukino Centre on the campus of Mitakihara University. Tickets go on sale for $30 and all proceeds will go towards the Angel Wings, the official booster club of MiTSS Athletics.

Mitakihara face Lord Tweedsmuir In Subway Bowl

Mitakihara face Lord Tweedsmuir In Subway Bowl

By Touko Fukami
The MiTSS News
November 23, 2072

Johnny Landry's Mitakihara Angels conclude their season with the Subway Bowl, the B.C. School Sports Provincial AAA Championship against the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, who come into the contest with a record of 11-1. MiTSS is 14-0 and is the top prep team in the province, led by its electrifying halfback/left outside linebacker, John Kirigaya.

Prior to the playoffs, Tweedy suffered defeats in regular season play to the Rick Hansen Hurricanes and the Hugh Boyd Trojans. However, it was discovered by B.C. School Sports that the Hurricanes and Trojans fielded ineligible players in their victories over the Panthers. As a result, Tweedy was awarded 2-0 victories over Hansen and Boyd and they also steamrolled over their player opponents this year, which featured all-star teams from Calgary and Edmonton, as well as Vancouver College.

"Lord Tweedsmuir is a really good team we're facing," said Coach Landry prior to practice at the school's athletic field. "They gave us a test on the road at their house and they want to pull off a shocker that will reverberate around here for a long time. However, our boys are on a mission: they want to win the provincial title. They want to head to Subway after the game and feast on some Veggie Delites on whole wheat, because, you know, this is the Subway Bowl.

"We're not taking Tweedy lightly. We're going to head into BC Place hungry to take back what is ours. We're not going to settle for second this Saturday. Everyone at Madoka is pulling for us to win the provincial title. I promise you, we will prevail, we will survive, and we will do in with style. Johnno is looking forward to making this game his statement game, and the others are looking to push MiTSS to the finish line. This is going to be epic. You don't want to miss this."

Mitakihara Qualify For Subway Bowl In 90-0 Shutout Of New Westminster

Mitakihara Qualify For Subway Bowl In 90-0 Shutout Of New Westminster

By Touko Fukami
The MiTSS News
November 19, 2072

At New Westminster Secondary School in New Westminster, B.C., Johnny Landry's Mitakihara Angels shut out the New Westminster Hyacks, 90-0, in the semifinals of the 2072 BC School Sports Provincial AAA Football Tournament. Halfback/left outside linebacker John Kirigaya returned a punt 30 yards for a touchdown, returned a recovered fumble eight yards for a major and ran for 351 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

"The only issue I had with our performance tonight was our passing game," said Coach Landry after the game. "We only threw the ball, I think, just twice all game and both of them are incompletions. I think our boys needs to realize that we don't have to rely on Johnno to get points, even though he will give us points any way he can. We need to look at other options and have a balanced attack.

"Craig (Ostrander), Thien (Nguyen), Bill (Wilson), Steve (Merka)...those guys need to step in up when we head to BC Place next week. We have all to play for and I don't want to be disappointed when we get on the field. Now the pressure is on. Now there is no turning back. Our boys will be ready. Everyone's excited, but there is one more game to go."

The Subway Bowl will be broadcast on Radio Madoka and CMDO 89.5 FM. MiTSS improve to 14-0 for the year.