Gi: Hello people, long time no see!
So here we were minding our own business when Sara got a call telling us that there was this interview thing on a magazine (yeah, one of those that comes with the “Expresso” newspaper, Portuguese folk following us), with an article about Japanese “culture”. So what the heck did we have to do with that I asked? That’s when there was this transitory flashback with me and Sara getting space invaded by a journalist and a photographer back in… November. Jeez I’m so bad with dates.
And what do you know, when we get the mag and open it up, the first thing we notice is our not so ugly mugs on the summary page. Our eyes just bulged. Sure we remembered how the interview went -it went great-, but we couldn’t help thinking that our ideas weren’t getting through and in the end we even thought it would never be published. The journalist said she wasn’t certain yet.
Well, seems not anymore! We can’t believe it, there we are in our studio, it looking all grand and pro and us looking like great pros too XD. Ahaha we wished. They kept asking us to “pretend you’re working” and “turn this way” when taking the photos and the questions they asked… oh boy. The most awkward bit was when they were scanning the bookshelves, taking out the artbooks and when they went to look at my cd collection, they spotted Gorillaz “Demon Days” and nodding at each other the journalist and the photographer agreed it was most certainly something an artist would hear. Well, I just sweatdroped really.
Still it’s a big thrill to see us on one of the top reading items here at Portugal and let’s hope we keep it commin’ XD Ahah, let’s work for it.
Sara: Hello again everyone!
And yes, we are still pretty much amazed with this surprise. Since our hopes were going down about the possibility of that interview ever coming out, it was the last thing I was hoping to hear today, I had to think for a while when the voice on the other side of the phone started reading about us, and only then did my brain allowed me to babble some of the words to Gi.
It still bugged us a bit the fact that the title of the article “Olhos em bico” (it’s a portuguese saying that roughly translates to “asian shaped eyes”… sort of… I mean… what shame… >_<… There is no other way we can find to try and explain it better…), it mainly talks about some people here in Portugal that are connected to some characteristic of the Japanese society (music, fashion, etc.), but puts everybody in the same bag: all addicted to Japan and wishing they were born there. Which it’s not, even in some of the other interviewed cases as far as we know. Aside from that it was more than good overall, it’s a highlight we weren’t even expecting, and besides we got to be on the saturday newspaper’s magazine, so we do go “yay!” every time we talk about it ^_^.
Hoping this isn’t the last of it, we keep going! Stay tuned, we keep doing our best <3