About Shogo Onoe

I am an artist, a seeker and a confessor, obligated to truth and sincerity.

See You on the Friday Night

Three days before my departure for Mexico, Gerardo has sent me a message:

 

Are you a fucking asshole? I did not know that you will be arriving this Friday, man! You should have told me about it before, idiot. Jorge and I are traveling to Guadalajara on this weekend, so nobody will pick you up at the airport. I am sorry, my friend, but do not worry, we will see you on the coming Monday. Please find a hotel to stay at. Sorry for the unexpected inconvenience, my friend. Ha-ha-ha, I am kidding, of course, I will pick you up at the airport, son of bitch! Also, you should know that you will be a Mexican citizen; therefore, you have to learn how things are going on in Mexico and have to learn basic Spanish. Don’t be pussy, idiot, you do not need to attend a school to learn Spanish; you have to learn it by yourself, man, ha-ha-ha….

Son of bitch, again, I have to pick you up at the airport, ha-ha-ha. Don’t worry, I will be there, but be sure to sleep well on the plane because we will have the busy weekend. On Friday night, we will go out with my beautiful roommate, so that you can know about her and vice-versa, she asked me that. And then on the Saturday morning at six, we will go to the bullfighting place to buy some tickets for the Sunday event and perhaps take nap a little bit. You can stay at my apartment to take a rest, but we will go to a shopping mall to look for a mattress or something like that because you cannot sleep with me on the same bed all the time! Are you fucking gay, idiot, ha-ha-ha…?  I just have a single bed.

By the way, you should go to Excess to see your Czech sweetheart, man! She will be so happy if you show your presence. I talked with her two months ago. She told me that she misses you so much and wants to see you again. And she sent you a million kisses, ha-ha-ha. She loves you very much, you lucky bastard! She is so beautiful and funny. We can go there to see her next week, so don’t worry!

I think that is all. See you on the Friday night and bring some Japanese stuff, man. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I want to go to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen with you, so please ask Ramon if I can stay at his apartment as well; otherwise, I will spend more money, and I do not have it. See you very soon, my friend!

Gerardo Balboa.

I Always Pretend Not Be Afraid of Anything

After a brief silence, he carries on, “However, I am constantly feeling bored with taking a lunch break at the same time, eating lunch at the same places, seeing the same colleagues every day. I am unsatisfied with my life, but I can’t change my circumstances because I don’t have enough energy left inside me. I guess I have lost my enthusiasm for life and curiosity for life a long time ago. The worst thing is that I am accustomed to going through the same routine without any uneasy feelings, and I can no longer see the other way of life either. You know, human beings have the ability of adjusting to any kind of circumstances. It is quite the dangerous ability, isn’t it? To be earnest with you, I envy you, for you are free like a bird and seem not to worry about anything. Mr. Onoe, you are a special person, because everyone wants to travel around the world without worrying about anything; everyone wants to take a vacation to enjoy their lives; everyone wants to take a risk to have some great experiences and adventures. However, the problem is that not everyone has the courage to take a huge step like you. Everyone is afraid of losing their jobs and afraid of losing their securities. The truth is that not everyone simply can take a risk, including myself. But you can do it, and I suppose it’s the admirable gift for one to have great courage like you.”

Here Ms. Kato approaches us with the confirmation for my flight, “Here is your itinerary, Mr. Onoe. I think you know of Mexico better than me, so as usual, I have nothing to explain you.”

“Thanks for everything, Mr. Kura. I am so excited about my new odyssey. You said just before I have great courage, but to be candid with you, I am afraid of taking such a great risk, like everyone else. However, my anticipation of a new experience overcomes my weakness. If I start thinking about money, job, security, and such superficial things, I can’t do anything in my life, because pessimistic thoughts make me paralyzed from taking any actions. Therefore, I’ve decided to be worried about such trivial things when I am in Mexico, since it is silly for anyone to think about what hasn’t happened yet. Besides, I guess that sort of thinking is the worst wasting time in one’s life. I trust God, and I always pretend not be afraid of anything. Such is my way, Mr. Kura.”

He is standing up to wish me luck, “Mr. Onoe, I hope everything will be satisfactory for you in Mexico. Also, I believe you can have incredible experiences over there. Thanks for the wonderful chat you always give me. Have a good trip, Mr. Onoe.”

I Don’t Think It Is Called Life

“Life is only one time, Mr. Kura, so I want to enjoy my life at the most and want to be feeling alive all the time. I know if one has a good job, he tends to stay at his job as long as possible because it makes him feel secure and protected. In addition, in Japan if one has a job, it’s almost impossible for him to take a long vacation unless he decides to quit his job. That is why everyone doesn’t take a vacation; everyone works hard throughout a whole year without taking a rest and without a joy of life. I don’t think it is called life. I’m sorry for expressing my opinion boldly, Mr. Kura, but I really think the majority of Japanese don’t have their own lives, and they can’t enjoy their own lives because of their never ending jobs. They just go to work and take day offs on weekend. A week quickly passes without doing anything, like a smoke. They are continuing the same dull routine until their retirements. I presume they always think life is humdrum continuation; however, I like my life so much and have enjoyed my life more than anyone else, although my life has always been upside down like a rollercoaster.”

Here he interrupts me by saying, “I’m sorry, Mr. Onoe. Give me a second.” And then he is calling his colleague, “Ms. Kato, could you look for the flight ticket for Mexico on the November 27. Mr. Onoe specifically wants you to look for a year open ticket, so you can decide when he returns because he is going to change the return date over there anyway.”

He is looking back at me again. “Sorry, Mr. Onoe, now she is looking for your ticket,” he apologizes and expresses his feelings, “I’ve been immersed in your talking, so I forgot to do my duty. Mr. Onoe, I really think you are an extraordinary person. I’ve always thought so. Every time you come here to buy a ticket, I enjoy talking with you enormously because you always make enliven me with your fantastic experiences. I am forty-five years old now. I think I went to Australia twenty years ago if I remember it correctly. It was the most crucial experience in all my life. I really want to take a vacation to be feeling free again, but I can’t do it, because I am afraid that as soon as I take a long vacation like you, they’ll give my position to another person. I don’t want to take a risk to lose my job – that’s the truth. For that reason, I’ve decided to see the world again after my retirement.”

The Date Is Already Decided

A week has elapsed since the vital decision. I am becoming happy as a child again and feeling so alive with anticipation of starting a new life and with the enthusiasm of the incipient adventure. “Today must be the day to buy the flight ticket,” I think joyfully. As soon as I take a shower and gulp a cup of coffee, I hit the street without checking my e-mail inbox because I cannot control my excitement. There is a clear sky without any clouds, and the sunshine is above me as my guardian angel. It seems to me that the bright sun is shining exclusively on me as if the entire universe encouraged me to buy the flight ticket today.

As soon as I enter H.I.S., Mr. Kura recognizes me and offers me a chair to sit down. He greets me with a bright smile spreading on his face, “Mr. Onoe, it’s a pleasure to see you again. Thank you so much for buying flight tickets from us all the time. I remember you bought several flight tickets for China from us. You went there with your Mexican friends, am I right? How was the trip? Did they enjoy it?”

“Yes, it was the one of the best trips in my entire adventures, and they think so, too. They enjoyed exceedingly. Also, I indeed went to Mexico to see them last March, but I didn’t buy the flight ticket here since I couldn’t find a convenient schedule.”

“You went to Mexico again! You are very lucky to have such wonderful friends over there. You’ve been there five or six times already, I guess. Anyway, which country are you going to conquer this time, Mr. Onoe?”

I reply with a joyful smile, “I’m going to Mexico again. I want you to look for the cheapest ticket for me. The date is already decided. I want you to look for it on the November 27.”

He is visibly surprised and asks me curiously, “Mr. Onoe, how long do you intend to stay there on this time? What are you going to do there? Are you taking a vacation again?”

“No, Mr. Kura, this time is not a vacation. I’m going to live in Mexico for a while. My Mexican friends have offered me to come to Mexico to stay with them. I can stay at their houses for gratis as long as I need. Furthermore, they are looking for a job for me over there right now. Frankly, I am not sure if I can find a job over there, but I’ve pondered it over and over, and I’ve finally reached the conclusion: take a risk.”

Start a New Life

Gerardo always signs his name “Gerardo Kent” or “Gerardo Balboa”, because he thinks that he is as innocent as them, as pure as them, and as strong as them. I really do not know how such illusions have come into his head, but this is his affair, so I promised myself that I would be mum about it as long as he is not crazy enough to begin waking up at four every morning to start jogging like Rocky Balboa. And on top of it all, he is younger brother of my good friend Jorgito! Consequently, I can expect anything from a small Mexican prick like him as well.

A couple of days later Crazy Ramon sent me a convivial welcome message:

 

Hey Biatch…!!!

What a fucking surprise, man! Let me apologize for the delay to answer you back because I was out of town. Man, you know, you are my fucking Japanese soul mate, and you can stay at my house all the fucking time you need while you can finish writing your book. Do not forget, bitch, MY APARTMENT IS YOURS. You have to start a new life, man. You have to improve your health and have to stay away from Japan for a while. Also, you have to be striving harder for your dreams come true: Being a writer and living in Vancouver. The good thing is that it will be cheaper and easier for you to go to Vancouver from here. Moreover, I have just sent your resume to some hotels and tourist agencies here in Playa Del Carmen. As soon as I get some information from them, I will let you know. Of course, as God is my witness, it is my duty as a fucking best friend to help you to find a job here or help you whatever shit you need, man.

By the way, we are going to travel to Guadalajara on the December 22 to spend Christmas there, so it will be fucking awesome if you can spend the Christmas with us there. You know, my family likes you very much, and it will be a fucking honor for us to have you on the Christmas in Guadalajara. We are going to return to Playa Del Carmen on the December 28 again, so it will be fantastic if you come with us.

Let me explain to you what the fucking Riviera Maya is, ha-ha-ha. Riviera Maya is composed of more than 350 km of beaches, and all along the Riviera Maya, there are a lot of cities, such as Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, etc. This bunch of cities is called the Riviera Maya.

I think that Jorge is right. It will be easier for you to find a job in Playa Del Carmen, because here are a lot of tourists who speak English and other languages more than in Mexico City, where people only speak Spanish. In conclusion, here are more job opportunities for people who speak English and other languages than Mexico City. I think that you will probably take a month or two months to find a job here. Please do not be in despair. It will take you for a while to find a job because of the season, such as Christmas, New Year, and all these kinds of shits, you know. My brother, please tell me now that you are going to prepare for the anticipation of A BIG JUICY HAIRY BLONDE CUNT for you when you arrive. She is my welcome gift for you, ha-ha-ha! Biatch, you will soon become a BIG BROWN MEXICAN DICK, and you will soon say good-bye to YOUR MILKY JAPANESE DICK, ha-ha-ha! Hope to hear from you soon with big hugs.

Caribbean Cunt Master,

Ramon