Is Love Sustainable? (2022) s01e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

I'm home.
Welcome back. You're back late today.
I had to cover the last class for today.
Have you had dinner?
It's already late. I'll just have yogurt.
I suppose.
But if you're making something I can have some of it now.
No problem, I can add the rest of it to tomorrow morning's soup.
Ah~ I'm so grateful.
You worked hard today, didn't you?
Hayate that's amazing.
You must've made a lot of girls cry.
This is different.
Then answer it.
Oh, are you wondering who it's from?
Night after night. If it was a guy who keeps ignoring my calls,
then I'm not interested.
I'm tired.
Do your best, huh?
I don't want to work hard.
If I work hard and end up like you Then I don't want to work hard.
I'm off.
Where's my phone?
There you go again, always
When you were putting the dishes in the sink, didn't you have your phone on you?
Was I? Oh.
Yeah, when I was putting the milk back in.
Go on, you'll be late.
I'm off!
Okay, I'll see you later.
See you later.
My phone is so cold.
They look surprisingly good together.
Don't they?
You want dinner tonight?
I have an entrepreneurship seminar tonight.
I'll be late.
Entrepreneurship seminar?
I'm studying on how to have my own studio someday.
What kind of people go to this entrepreneurship seminar?
All kinds.
Seita-san was there, that's how I met him.
Sounds like a better place to meet people than a marriage party.
That's why
I don't have time to think about marriage.
Why not?
It's not easy having a studio.
Finding a place, raising money, getting customers
If I was married,
I wouldn't have time to think about my partner's family, would I?
Then why don't you marry someone who can help you?
Men like that, you don't find many of them.
Yes, there are. Men who can do housework and raise children, I think I can do it better than Kyoka.
No doubt about it,
Anyway, the best thing for me right now is to have my own studio.
That's true. Do your best, Kyoka.
I'm not so sure.
Oh, the bus is here.
Good morning.
I think it's a good thing that you talk to your students, Kenshin-sensei.
Try not to use words like, "Work hard," or "You can do it," which can put a lot of pressure on students' minds.
I'm sorry, but that student was losing motivation, so I wanted her to come back for her next lesson.
So instead of saying "You can do it"
Say "Let's do our best, ok?". They're here because they want recognition and praise,
and it's our job to make them feel good by saying the things they want to hear,
and the things that make them feel good. This is first thing in service.
And social networking is also important to attract customers, see how Mikako-sensei does it.
Hey! Look at this.
Yeah, yeah.
A man who can cook well is "so sweet."
This is Hayate's
What? What's that?
I know this bottle from somewhere.
Oh, that's Isn't that Sister's bottle?
You have a sister? No, I mean, in a general sense?
- Yes.
- A moment.
Yes. The three studios in the western part of Tokyo
I want you to manage them, Kyoka-sensei.
Is there a problem?
It's just that we're expanding.
and taking on more students.
I feel like I can't face each and every one of them.
You mean you can't?
No, I'm very thankful.
Can you give me some time to consider?
Okay. Think about it carefully.
It may be hard at first.
But it will be good for you in the future, when your private life gets busy.
Don't you want to think about getting married or having kids?
Well, actually
The pain in my shoulder's already
- Sawada-san.
- Yes?
I like it.
Sawada-san, your
- Skeleton?
- Yes.
This portion is called your acromion.
Thin and smooth.
So elegant.
This part?
Right here.
- Excuse me.
- It's OK.
I'm sorry about the other day.
Oh, no, no, no.
I'm miserable
Maybe I just felt like I could talk to Sawada-san about anything.
I have a bone fetish.
B-bone fetish?
Yes. I've loved the shape of bones since I was little.
I thought they were beautiful.
That's why I went to orthopaedic surgery.
What do you mean, "bone fetish"?
You see? Only you would listen to me even when I talk like this.
I've never met a man like you before.
Men would normally be intimidated by that. I'm so weird.
I'm weird too. "Bone fetish" ss a word that fascinates me.
I've loved words since I was a kid.
I became a lexicographer.
We're similar, aren't we?
- Ah, yes.
- Ahaha
I've been thinking about it a lot. The person I met the other day
I didn't get a single "Kyun" from him.
A "Kyun"?
A "Kyun".
Well then
That's your treatment for today.
Please take care of yourself.
Thank you very much.
I was wondering, from time to time,
would you like to walk with me?
For the sake of your back pain,
and for us to talk about marriage hunting.
- Y-yes.
- Hahaha
Last time, I mentioned the importance
of interviewing senior entrepreneurs as role models.
But what's even more important and difficult is
the act of collecting your thoughts by way of "Journaling".
Chapter 4
Independence - Entrepreneurship Seminar
Kyoka-san, Journaling is also known as writing meditation, right?
Yes, it's a concept found in yoga.
You write words in a notebook as they come to you.
Okay, we're going to start journaling for three minutes.
Collecting your thoughts (Writing Meditation)
The theme is "What's
important to me"
Ready begin.
THEME: What's important to me
What's important to me.
My studio.
Attracting Customers
The South Islands,
and Hawaii.
Sweet things.
Freedom (from Father)
The next one is the last seminar, isn't it?
If you'd like, why don't we go to a place where we can relax?
In the studio today, I was a little
But wouldn't it be better to go home early?
Because, you know
I'm sure dinner is waiting for you at home.
- Oh, it's nothing.
- Oh, that's right.
We're going to meet a female entrepreneur role model,
the day after tomorrow is fine, right?
Yes. Thank you.
Then, the day after tomorrow.
- Welcome home.
- I'm home.
- Bye, Mommy.
- Good night.
Go to bed early.
You back home early today.
Did you have a fight with your girlfriend?
I told you, I don't have a girlfriend.
But every week, on a certain day of the week.
I'm just going to a seminar.
You're such a coward, really. Are you okay with that?
If the other side doesn't want to be with me, it can't be helped.
"The other side"? What's that?
- The day after tomorrow.
- Yeah
I need you to take care of him until dinner time.
I have to see someone for work.
I don't mind if you want to stay the night.
Good luck! With your "w-o-r-k"!
You'll get old if you keep looking down.
Welcome back. You're back early.
Do you want some dinner?
- Sure.
- Ok.
Oh, it smells so good. What's that?
I added a little Italian dressing.
(Minced fish on bamboo sticks)
small fish, and daikon too?
Then let's use the Chinese plates.
- Is that a "Kyun"?
- Thanks. Ok.
A "Kyun"
Huh? Dad, you're going to eat dinner too, right?
Oh, no. I didn't mean to intrude.
That's great but But as your dad, I
I'm going to the park to practice walking.
Practice walking?
When he's working on his manuscript, he's always like that.
Bon appétit!
No way! Why is this so delicious?
It's nice to have someone cook for me.
Did something happen?
Well, a lot's happened.
You can't talk to me about it.
No, it's not that.
Sigh I'm not sure if I'm ready to strike out on my own.
Did something happen at the seminar?
Not really.
The studio wants me to move up to management.
The president said she'd put me in charge.
Wow, that's great!
Even though it's not my studio,
I might be able to make it my own.
Maybe I should stay at the company. I can have more private time.
Are you finally starting to think about marrying me?
Huh? What are you talking about?
It's just
I'm just afraid of being independent.
That's not good, I'd have to work really hard.
You don't have to work that hard.
If it's okay with you, Kyoka.
I mean You work hard every day.
Hayate, you're so kind.
It's only recently that I've come to think of you that way.
Why? Was it destined to be?
Don't you ever get angry, annoyed, or think, "You need to work harder"?
Of course I do.
I mean, you know
It was different with auntie and uncle.
My parents were fighting a lot.
I figured I shouldn't get mad, too. It'll only make things worse.
It's best not to get involved.
So mature.
Aren't you going to answer it?
Ignoring calls from a girl You'll incur their wrath.
Don't worry. She's not going to let up.
Hey, Kyoka.
I'll have some fried rice after all.
But we didn't save any for you.
No, no, it's a "Kyun".
Oh, you mean "It's Kyun!", right?
My pocket is filled with "Kyun".
Something like that.
"Kyun-kyun" and "Kyun-to"
are adverbs that describe a crush on something adorable.
But "It's kyun!" is used in a different way.
Let's look at it carefully.
Basically, it's a romantic expression.
Oh, like the "Thump, thump" in my chest.
That would be a heart attack.
In shoujo manga, "doki-doki" used to describe the heart fluttering.
Then it became "Tokkun-tokkun"
Now, these days it seems the expression is "tunk-tunk"
- "Tuk-tuk"?
- No, more like
"Tunk, Tunk."
"Tunk, Tunk?"
Ahh, it's been so long since I've experienced such emotions that I can't really express them
What about the marriage agency?
Oh, no, no, no
Well, the marriage agency is not a place to fall in love,
it's a place to get married.
So you're saying Love and Marriage are two different things?
Because even if you know you can't get married.
there might be someone out there who could make my heart flutter.
The one who gives me the "Kyun".
Sorry to keep you waiting.
It's okay. You seem different from usual.
Oh, it looks wierd doesn't it?
Since we're going to talk about business, I thought it would
be better to be presentable, I borrowed this from a friend.
No, it's "Suteki" (fantastic).
Ah, thank you.
It's that way, shall we go?
Adachi-san was my first client when I started as a consultant.
She's the first person I worked with who got married.
She runs a successful personal gym.
- Yes.
- So I checked yesterday.
I'm sorry to say,
The concept of the gym, has changed since then.
Couples gym
It's couples oriented,
- this generated more of a buzz.
- Oh.
- Adachi-san.
- Thank you for today.
- No problem.
- This is
I'm Sawada, thank you for taking time from your busy schedule
It's nice to meet you!
I'm so happy we could meet.
Well then, first of all, this way.
Oh? Whoa, whoa, whoa. May I ask you to come a little closer?
Yes, much better. Make a heart!
- Oh!
- Ah!
Okay, shall we begin? This way, please.
Okay, then, let's lean towards each other.
First, stretch.
Start stretching. Go ahead.
Okay, then.
That's right. Grab each other's hands.
No, hold your hands tightly together.
Both of you breathe together. Here we go.
Pull! Pull!
I'm sorry.
- I can't, I can't, I can't
- It's okay, it's okay, it's okay
- A little more I'll help you.
- Ouch
Yes, and then raise your head.
And lift up the corners of your mouth.
Yes. Pull a bit more.
Okay, now let's move on.
Next, both of you join opposite hands.
Form a heart shape.
(Sound made when someone is being squeezed)
- Seita-san, work hard!
- Yes!
- Are you okay?
- Sorry
And, one
- Whoooo!
- What's wrong, Seita?
It's not going up, work harder, Seita.
And, two
- Hey, what's wrong with Seita?
- Wait a minute.
Ok, we often don't enough about ourselves.
Kyoka, please tell Seita his good points and bad points. Go ahead.
Yes. Lift up your left shoulder.
- Yes.
- Yes.
Don't arch your back and put pressure on your stomach.
- Yes.
- Do your best!
Go for it!
Two more times.
Good, good.
All right
One more time~
Yes, well done~!
You did it~!
Ouch, I'm so tired.
That looks painful.
Here we go.
"Kyun! It's Kyun!"
- What's "Kyun"?
- "Kyun" like this. Here we go. "Kyun!"
Kyun, kyun, kyun, kyun!
Thank you very much.
- Yes, thank you.
- Thank you very much.
How was it?
It was fun.
- It was VERY tiring, though.
- Hahahaha.
You know, I've seen a lot of clients quit the gym halfway through.
But those who come as a couple, they encourage each other to keep going.
It's hard for one person to keep at it alone.
- That's why you switched to a couples gym.
- Yes.
But how did you feel when you were holding hands during the training?
That skin-to-skin contact is more communicative than just talking, right?
Well, if a couple breaks up, I have them come to my personal gym.
And for those who had their hearts broken, I have a "Don't look back and rebuild" course.
And for those who are getting married, I'll lead them to the bridal fitness course.
The course we sell you depends on the story of your life..
Wow, I have a lot to learn.
Sawada, why did you take up yoga?
I was very busy at my old job.
I worked myself too hard.
My juniors started seeing me work so hard,
and started saying "If I'm going to end up like you, I don't want to work hard".
Whoa, that sounds tough.
But when I found yoga, I realized
Just saying "Work harder",
is tough for someone who is already working hard.
That's why
I want to create a personalized yoga studio for my students.
I've always wanted to open a personalized yoga studio.
But now that I've been thinking about it
I'm not sure anymore.
Actually, at the studio I'm working at,
I've been asked to move up to management.
How about you look for business partner?
Find someone who can help you with the business.
Also when a woman starts a business, men are often difficult to deal with.
But I'm sure Higashimura-san will be fine, right?
Uh no That's not what I'm here for.
- What?
- Yes.
Really? I've never missed a hunch like that.
She's an interesting person, isn't she?
I guess, to be a successful entrepreneur,
it takes someone who is powerful like her, doesn't it?
Are you really giving up on your studio?
Yoga is important to me, but
Please do your best.
You shouldn't give up trying.
Why are you telling me that?
I'm sorry.
I couldn't find the right words.
But you said it was your dream, to strike out on your own.
Yes, it's my dream.
I'm even saving up for it.
I went to different studios. I'm trying to figure out how to attract students.
I went to seminars too.
But then
Then why are you wavering?
If I get into management
I'll have more private time.
And then
Private time?
Is that more important than your dreams?
Well, that's
You want to go independent. You don't want to get married.
That's what you said.
That's why Kyoka, you
you should do a better job of collecting your thoughts.
Kyoka, you don't know what you're letting go of.
- I know.
- No, you don't.
If you work hard, you can get what you want the most.
Why are you giving up?
Why are you doing this?
have never gotten what I wanted the most.
College, a job, a club tournament
I never got what I wanted the most.
I got transferred to a marriage service, a job I don't like.
But working hard
to take care of the family first, ahead of your own needs.
That's what it means to be an adult.
Somehow, I managed.
You talked about her dreams, your goals.
And you say you're not going to get married, Kyoka-san.
But somehow
Work harder!
You need to go for it!
If you don't work hard now
Who do you think is to blame for all of your troubles?
You have no idea about how I feel.
Thank you for today.
That's some good drinking.
Kyoka-san, I haven't seen you like that in a while.
Since you started yoga, you've always worn casual wear.
Thank you for this.
And your business cards. I found it in your pocket.
When did you become Chief?
Eh? Riho, you're now the boss?
Riho Oishi
Sales Division 2, Chief Sales Manager
It's true.
That's what I said. Let's celebrate.
- Aren't you the first in your batch to get promoted?
- I don't want to celebrate.
It's really hard to get promoted.
Isn't it great for a woman to get promoted at a car company?
What I want is not a managerial title.
I want a husband with a managerial title.
I don't want a career.
That lack of ambition is what your boss likes about you.
Riho, if you get married, are you quitting your job?
Hmm I'll save my job until I have a child.
When I look at my seniors who have kids
They're exhausted from balancing work and family.
Totally! Waking up at 5:00 a.m.
Making lunchboxes for the family.
And they still have to put on make up.
Like the "working-class" women in the magazines. There's no way I could do that.
Kyoka is the opposite, right?
Your independence comes first, you don't want to get married and keep your private life.
Hmm I'm not so sure right now.
By any chance, the single father has something to do with it?
- Excuse me, one more beer.
- Sure.
- Me too.
- And me too.
Ah, a partner with a kid
You could say it's not easy to balance work and a child, right?
Yeah. Even if you have a role model in your work,
for women, there are no such role models, right?
Firstly, Suzu, you should got out of that messed up relationship. Is Kazuma camping solo again today?
When the two most important things are in front of you
I wonder what I should do.
What's Important To Me: Nijiro, Working hard for the family, Time, Compatibility, Money, Health, Rest, Curry
I don't recognize the number.
Oh, I see.
It's quite late, Kyoka's not home yet?
Well then, I'm going to take a bath.
Missed Call: Mother
Do you want a drink, Kyoka?
I've been out drinking, no thanks.
I'm going to Kyoka's yoga lesson again on Wednesday.
It's for beginners.
Uncle Would you like a beer?
Yeah, sure.
Are you going to answer the phone?
I'm sure she'll give up eventually.
Oh, if I tell her that Kyoka and I are dating, she might give up right away.
It's your mom, isn't it? All thes calls.
I'm sorry. When it rang earlier,
I saw the missed call log.
I don't mind at all if you saw it.
Ever since I left in high school, I haven't seen her at all.
When I came back to Japan I saw her once, and she hasn't stopped bothering me.
She's probably worried about you.
You should let her know you're at our house.
- If you want, I can tell your mom
- Oh, no, that's okay.
I'll just send her a LINE message some time later.
I want to be distant enough to give updates just once in a while.
That way I'll be nicer.
If I get close to her, I'm sure I'll say something I shouldn't have and end up fighting.
That's annoying.
But while fights between parents and children
are annoying, I love it because it's funny.
Even if it's annoying, just try har
try harder
Ok, I'm going to sleep first.
Good night.
Hello, I'm here to pick up Tsukasa.
Tskasa, your mom is here to pick you up.
Okay. Tsukasa, it's time to go home
- See you, Hayate-sensei.
- See you, Tsukasa.
- Thank you.
- Bye bye.
Good evening.
Okay, today, let's start by relaxing your body.
Please lie flat on your back.
As you breathe slowly,
I want you to relax.
Close your eyes.
Neck, shoulders, hands, feet.
Everything dharana
Yes, your eyebrows look tense.
And don't clench your teeth.
Everyone, try hard to break those unconscious habits.
It's more difficult to relax than to work hard.
And also make a smile.
Hold back your tears.
Suppress your anger.
Your face will be put under a lot of pressure.
And relax the muscles you use to protect your heart.
Just feel yourself.
Deep down inside,
are you smiling?
Are you crying?
Are you angry?
It's hard to know yourself.
What will you tell to others how you really feel?
Sometimes we should let other people tell us how they really feel.
When I think of him,
why does my heart fill with warmth?
When I think of that person,
why do I feel sad?
Did you feel yourself?
Don't try so hard to relax.
The words "try harder",
are not often used in yoga.
Okay, now, sit up.
Lift your arms from the center of your back.
Gather your palms together above your head
And then lower your hands to your chest.
do your best
Please do your best.
Do your best.
go for it!
Go for it!
I also want to say
doing your best
is also being kind.
Getting angry
Accepting yourself as you are,
can sometimes be painful.
Do your best,
and admit to yourself who you are.
And when you get tired of trying so hard
Come here and join me.
Dharana, we can have a moment of relaxation.
Now, slowly bend forward with your stomach and legs facing each other.
I need a towel
- Here.
- Oh, thank you.
Uh sorry, I've been busy at work.
I just,
didn't want to talk to you, mom.
Well, I'm going to go to bed.
- Okay.
- Good night.
Good night.
You're drooling.
Eh? Sorry, I fell asleep.
As expected, you must be exhausted.
Thank you.
I talked.
Good job.
Shall we do "Dharana" together?
So, I put in a condition that the person had to be an animal lover.
But I couldn't find anyone who fit the bill.
But I did find one cool guy.
That sounds tough.
- Am I walking too fast?
- Oh, no, no
I'm sorry. I didn't mean to drag you out with me.
No, it's my pleasure and it's good for my back.
I feel like you know me better than I know myself.
- I was hoping to get your advice.
- You're too kind
Oh, look, a turtle. A turtle!
A turtle's shoulder blade is inside the rib cage. Did you know that?
Is it a stitch?
No, it's probably, what do you call those
I'm afraid today is the last day of this seminar.
But between the first day you came here and now
I wonder if your awareness has changed at all.
Think about what you want to achieve.
Surprisingly few people get what they want.
Even fewer people try to actually get it.
Everyone, please make your wishes come true.
Today is the last day.
The last day.
It's raining.
I'll take you home.
Thank you.
The rain, has stopped hasn't it?
It's not raining anymore.
Thank you for taking me all the way here. Thank you.
No, it's the last day after all.
Aout the other day, I'm truly sorry.
No, I'm the one who should apologize.
I've decided to give up starting my own business.
I thought about it a lot.
But the income isn't stable.
And I can't put Nijiro through all this.
As I wrote in my notebook,
all the things that important to me.
He was one of those things.
I see.
That's why I've been thinking about what you said the other day, Kyoka-san.
I'm so sorry.
Getting more private time, that's very important, isn't it?
to go independent after all.
Thanks to you, Seita, I snapped out of it.
You know, the phrase "Go for it!",
it's not that there's anything wrong with it.
it's who you say it to that matters.
You've been rooting for me.
I was happy.
I'm the kind of person who wants to work hard. I realized that.
Thank you.
Not at all.
Seita-san, I'm so glad I met you.
Me too.
Do your best.
I will.
See you later.
To attract customers,
Instagram is important to attract customers.
I'm not good at it, but I'll give it a try.
But if I run out of ideas
I'll try Curry? Or a marriage hunting service?
Haha, or a couples gym.
If you don't mind Seita, I can use these ideas for business.
I don't know about the couples gym
Ahh I guess that would make us rivals, huh?
But yoga
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