2008年2月24日日曜日

ニコラス・ペタス(Nicholas Pettas)

前回のメールで、いい男が多いデンマーク、それに夢のギリシャの島々を旅行したい!と書いたけれど、自分の深層心理が露呈してたのかもぉ~と我に返ってしまった出来事が。今晩、NHK(海外放送)を見ていたら、栗原はるみのYour Japanese Kitchenという番組が放送されてました。結構、お気に入りで見ているのだけど、その中で、たまに登場する浴衣姿のrugged guyがとーっても気になってました。

In my previous blog posting I said that this year I want to travel to Denmark, where I heard are lot of good-looking guys, and Greek Isles. My wishful thought might have revealed my deep psyche advertently, which surprised myself a bit. Tonight when I was watching NHK World, I came across a program "Your Japanese Kitchen" hosted by Harumi Kurihara. I have watched her show and liked it, in which I occasionally see a rugged guy in "yukata" a traditional Japanese cloths. He's kinda cute and has left an impression on me.

この人↓
This is the guy.



ずっと前は、団子作りに挑戦してたけど、今回はおでんやでつみれ作りに挑戦してた。ニコラスという名前で、K1に出てる格闘家というところまではキャッチしてたのだけど、インターネットで調べてみても、それだけじゃ見つけられなくてちょっと諦め気味。だけど、今晩は、最初から番組を見ることができて、彼のラストネームもばっちりキャッチ!

Before in this show, he was learning how to make 'dango' while this time he was learning how to make oden, especially 'tsumire' a fish ball. Last time, I caught his name Nicholas and that he was a K1 athlete, but knew nothing else. I searched about him on the Internet but wasn't successful in finding any further information about him and I was almost giving up. But tonight I watched the show from the beginning and got his full name!

彼の名前は、Nicholas Pettas。日本語もかなり話せるみたい。テレビ番組は、英語で日本の料理を紹介するのが主旨なので、彼も英語で説明しているのだけど、ちょっと英語に訛りが。どこが出身なんだぁ~って思ってたけど、今日、彼のラストネームを知ったことで、彼の生い立ちも発見しました。

His full name is Nicholas Pettas. He sounds like fluent in Japanese. This TV program, Your Japanese Kitchen, is for introducing Japanese dishes in English, so he mostly speaks in English. I realized he has some accent in his English, though. I wondered where he was originally from. Since I got his last name today, I could find out where he's from.

このプロフィールによると、出身国はデンマークで1973年1月23日生まれ(アメリカ国籍でもあり)。ギリシャのミコノス島で生まれ、父親が他界した直後、3歳でデンマークへ引っ越す。14歳で極真空手をはじめ、18歳で日本で内弟子になったとか。

According to this English website, he's from Denmark. He was born on January 23, 1973 (he is also American nationality). He grew up in Mykonos. Following his father's death, he moved to Denmark at age three. At 14, he started practicing karate, and became 'uchideshi' at age 18. (read more about his bio here.)

今じゃ、日本のマスコミで引っ張りだこで、役者業も始めてるんだってね。今度、日本に帰ったとき、テレビで見られるといいな。

Nowadays, he is very popular in Japanese media and entertainment industry and has started a career as an actor. I hope I can watch him on TV next time when being back in Japan.

彼のオフィシャルサイト色々な彼の写真を見られるけど、ちょっと昔の写真なのか、丸坊主がほとんど・・・。僕は今の長い髪の彼のほうが好きです。このruggedな感じがいいっすよねぇ~。

On his official website you can look at his photos, but they seem to have been taken a while ago and he shaves his hair in them... I prefer him with a bit longer hair like now. His rugged look is so hot.

ニコラスが髪を切ったところの写真

This is a photo when Nicholas had just got his hair cut.

20年前、デンマークで空手道場に初めて入門したときのかわいい写真。やっぱ若い~。

These are photos when Nicholas just became a member of karate dojo in Denmark 20 years ago. He looks so young.

彼はブログを、日本語と英語の両方で書いてるんだね。日本語もちょっと間違えてる辺りがカワイイ。(今日は、僕もブログを英語と日本語の両方に挑戦。やっぱ、英語で日本人ゲイの日々をつづるのも大切かも。)

He keeps his blog both in Japanese and English. His Japanese is not perfect but that's kinda cute. (Today I also wrote my blog post in Japanese and English. I find it kind of important to express my viewpoint as a Japanese gay man in the U.S. in English to reach broader audiences.)

やっぱ、旅行はデンマークとギリシャの島に決まりだ。

I'm right. I should go to Denmark and Greek Isles.


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