Now and then, the GazettE members wrote small columns in the jrock magazine SHOXX, called “Red Motel” and these can be found in the FiLE Editions. The texts are originally in Japanese, but I found some translations for you.
The funny thing about Red Motel, is that the topic was determined by the previous GazettE member, so it could be about absolutely anything!
Red Motel #2
Uruha – My treasures
Hello! Gazetto’s new corner, Red Motel entry #2 will be written by me, Uruha! The topic for every entry will be decided by the previous entry writer! Ruki did the last entry and the topic he gave me was [Konyanyachiwa from the land of anal]… I’m currently feeling WTF-ish.. Seriously, this is an impossible topic to discuss about. Maan, this is one scary corner! But for me, the [Land of anal]… of course, to me means… the gates for useless material and gasses, right!? In other words, its sort of like- discarding something, right? The fondest memory I have about throwing stuff away was when I graduated highschool.
After I graduated, I threw away the desk in my room! Maybe some of you have done it too- before you throw the desk out, you clean it up first. That’s when you find things that brings back so much memories. When I cleaned up my desk, I found loots of nostalgic stuffs! Like my old magazines, my first purikura pictures (loads of them), my elementary school notes, my pager and PHS phone that I never used, my old nintendo games cartridges, a Zoid’s head, a Yokohama F. Malinos’s sticker, J. League goods,photos of my band when I was in high school, photos of my band when I was in middle school (Reita’s in these pictures too!), my umbilical cord stump, Dragon Quest 3 guidebook, empty New Years money envelopes, the certificate I got for my art project (Let me boast a bit), my school textbooks filled with scribbles here and there, and lots more… I kept on discovering all of these useless things, but it’s only worthless to other people, but not to me. And at that moment, at the particular moment, I was so filled with emotion, all I could think of was “Ah, these are my treasures.”
Only when I wanted to throw it away, did I realise that my desk was my most important treasure box! Throwing my desk away made me feel a bit sad, but from that moment on, I thought that it’s time to say hello to new memories. I will be starting a new journey in life. Well then, I’ve shared enough of my life’s knowledge for now…
Ah, next up is Aoi-don, right? Aoi-don, I give you the topic [Alright, make a wish! You only have 3 wishes! What will it be?]
Translation source: Gentle lie