Sally, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you so happy. You have a huge smile on your face. Why is that?
I really like how my painting turned out.
It’s excellent. I’d say it’s your best so far.
Do you really think so?
Yes, all the colors are perfectly balanced, and you’ve mastered several techniques.
Well, I’ve been your student for a while now. I guess I’ve learned a lot.
That’s the nicest thing you can say to a teacher, Sally. Thank you.
Masaru, I have a present for you. My grandparents sent it to me from the UK.
Don’t you know what this is?
A bunch of old stones in a grassy field?
It’s a small model of Stonehenge. We learned about it in history class.
Oh, yeah, now I remember. What’s the purpose of Stonehenge anyway? How come they built it?
Well, I asked Professor Peacock the same question. He said nobody really knows.
It’s a mystery?
Ms. Stravinsky, would you mind if I asked you a personal question?
At my age, there are no personal questions, but certainly you can.
Why did you leave Europe?
Ah, that is a good question. In short, I wanted to experience life in America.
Could you say a little more about that?
You see, everything was new in America. I was especially attracted to the new trends in music.
Like jazz and rock?
Yes, I like all kinds of music.
Mr. Smith, I’ve always wanted to ask you something.
Let me guess. My middle name?
No, but you can tell me that later. I wanted your opinion on something.
Sure, go ahead.
Why do people continue to listen to classical music?
Classical music is timeless.
Could you expand on that?
I believe classical music expresses universal human emotions. So it never gets old.
Interesting. What about the Desperate Rats music?
Well, only time will tell.
金曜日の Say It In English!
There have been many ups and downs in my life.
Could you expand on that? The listeners are all curious about how you’ve lived your life.
Especially when you were in the first Ramenator. That was a huge box-office hit all over the world, wasn’t it?
My project? I gave up.
What made you decide to give it up? I know you really loved it. Tell me in detail.
I may be able to come up with something. Let’s go for a drink.