How is everyone doing? I hope everyone is doing good during this scary time. On this blog, I would like to pay tribute to one of the funniest as well as the best comedians we’ve ever had in Japan. His name is Ken Shimura who passed away last week because of the Corona virus. He was 70 years old and also performing as a top comedian just before he was infected by the virus. When I was a little kid, I used to watch his TV shows and clearly remember that I couldn’t stop myself from laughing. I still can’t believe that he is gone..
The URL above is one of his performance. It is not with good English subtitles but I hope you can understand this. The concept of this is even funny. A Japanese man tries to teach native speakers English..lol Actually, it also has a little bit of sarcasm because that is how they teach English at school in Japan. No wonder why so many Japanese have problems with learning English.
It has still been big news in japan that he passed away. It’s been a huge loss for us. I would say that he was “ Japanese Charlie Chaplin”. He dedicated his whole life to making people laugh. I really don’t think that we won’t have a comedian like him anymore. He was unique, thus outstanding.
What I would like to say through his death is that anybody could be infected by this scary virus, no matter where they go and what they do. However, we are also able to prevent ourselves from getting infected. Sadly, there are so many restrictions as well as lockdown in the world and also people who don’t want to obey the rules. You can do whatever you want but what you do could ruin somebody’s life. Protecting yourself means protecting people who you also care about. There should be at least one person who is important to you. “ Think twice before you act”. That’s exactly what I would like to say to people out there who are behaving irresponsibly.
We are all in the same boat and what we are hoping right now must be the same. No one wants to hear the sad news anymore, “ how many infected” and “how many died”. Staying home unless you definitely have to go out wouldn’t be as bad as losing somebody who you really care about. Lets hope that this will be over as soon as possible.
RIP to people who lost their lives or lost their loved ones. My heart goes out to them.