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[boke's comments in brackets like this]
Page 128 Panel 1 [page numbers from tankobon]
Even though I receive a salary
I don't want to do work that's embarrasing
[envelope] Pay Advice
128-3 Here, Natsukawa-san
You must have been waiting for this
Something I don't have to be shy about
Something that tugs the heartstrings
128-4 (But who am I trying to impress?)
129-1 Ah, that's right. Today's payday.
I can't belive you forgot!
129-2 I been waiting and waiting for this!
I can now go on living! [handwritten]
What do you spend it all on?
129-3 Car. DVD. Paying off the golf clubs...
You're too much...
I haven't so much as taken out a loan
129-4 I've got used to the poor life when I was a student
I've got so little desire for things, even I think it's dumb
129-5 It's ok
I'll get it
130-1 You can call it a boring existance
Outside line [handwritten]
Greenhill Sales Department...
130-2 I'm calling from GB systems. Natsukawa-san, please.
Is that you Natsukawa?
131-1 I can't believe you remember my voice
Ah, it is you!
...it's someone from my old job
131-2 Hey, you listening?
They keep pestering me about the work I did there
They hadn't called me in a while...
I let my guard down...
131-3 To tell the truth, I didn't want to answer the phone
What going on?
No surprise there, eh?
Give me a break, already
131-4 Anyway, I thought I'd invite you out drinking for a change
131-5 That's ok, right?
My treat, ok?
132-1 sfx: kara kara
132-3 So just what's gotten into you thah you invite me out?
Oh man! You're wearin' a tie!
You look all respectable and shit!
Gimme a break
Well, I've been dumping work stuff on you, so...
133-1 I thought
I'd pay you back a bit, eh?
133-3 So, sorry.
I know I've been a pain
It must be tough getting used to the new job
Thanks for waiting
What can I say...
But, man, it's been tough without you
Didn't know what's what.
Had no idea how things worked
134-2 That's because...!
134-3 I wasn't able to get my job done
I was only good for taking care of the office stuff
134-4 But you did your job
"Doing it" and "Competent" are two different things!
135-1 No matter if I pushed myself to the limit
There was alway something I couldn't get done!
Even if I didn't sleep, didn't take time to eat or bathe
I never could get the work done
It was inevitable
That I would never be someone indispensable at that company
135-2 So in reality, I ran away from that job
Aren't you thinking too hard?
135-3 There's all sorts of people. Everyone's got a specialty
The are some guys who are fine sitting in front of their computers for hours
But they still can't fill out a form in 5 or 10 minutes.
136-1 Ah, man, we have nothin' but those guys at my company!
They're so booooring!
Add grilled Buri and octopus salad to the tab
Honestly, you have an impact on things
So people come to you with requests...
137-3 So I was of some use after all, eh?
That a bit of relief
137-4 I want to get to the point where
I don't go thinking that things are ok just like that
138-1 I stop wanted to rely on things
I want to be able to think to myself "That's it!"
Where I can say to myself that I am competant
138-2 One more bar!
One with girls!
Gimme a break!
S'ok, right? We don't work tomorrow
138-3 I wonder if thinking that way is naive
139-1 Good morning!
Even though it's noon
Going to take it easy today, huh?
139-3 I really drank last night. Been a while.
How about something to eat?
Ok, just tea then
139-4 Ah... here
I came in late last night and couldn't give it to you
140-1 What is it?
This month's rent
140-2 This much...?
140-3 Natuskawa-san, I can't...
Youko's not pulling any salary
You must be having trouble with your injury
140-4 Even so, it's too...
Was thinking about it all last night
142-1 That maybe
Working, earning money
Really isn't all that it's cracked up to be
142-2 That's not true...
No matter what the job
No matter if you do a slapdash job
Some money, whether a large amount or small, will come in
142-3 That, in and of itself, is something anyone can do...
142-4 Aw, shit! I can't put it into words very well
I think you're explaining very well!
143-1 That's right...
143-2 Maybe there'll always be a smile here
For example, this money
Me or some other person, were to support you
If it was like that...
143-3 Then it would have value from the beginning or something...
144-1 Maybe, the smile I've always been searching for
That things would develop meaning, or...
144-2 sfx: ban
144-3 I'm home!
145-1 Look! Look!
I go-t fif-ty thou-sand yen!
145-2 "Prize money"...?
Youko-san, you mean...
145-3 That's great!
Hm-hmm! Easy money!
So let's go have steak or something! The three of us!
146-4 You're really having a good time
It's been about five years since I've been to a yaki-niku joint [a Korean restaurant where you grill you meal at the table]
146-5 You know, I left my family
And you don't come to a place like this alone
147-1 You didn't come with your old guy?
It's been four years for me too
147-2 Well it's been ten years for me!
We're all such lonely hearts!
147-5 Hey, stop that!
If you put yukke on the bi bim ba
The yukke loses it flavor
147-6 So why is it on the menu?!
And you take the rice and kimchee separately!
You take your preferred amount and set it on top...
Like this [handwritten]
I'm gonna start calling you the yaki-niku nazi
148-2 Your name isn't on this. Or am I imagining things?
That's right! Neither the prize winner or the runner up got their names printed
148-3 But, see, they said they'd give me a small column to write
So said "Gimme money!" I put the screws to them!
148-4 So they gave me 50,000 yen in prize money
Heh heh heh
That's not prize money
That's an advance...
You said it