EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
GIVE-IN, ME ATTEND O-P-E-R-A. MUSIC BORING, BUT MY LOVER (<) HE-rt LOVE THAT, (>) ME LOVE HIM-rt, STUCK. ME TRY (1) READ ABOUT THAT, (2) STUDY MUSIC, (3) TRY UNDERSTAND STORY, OVER-MY-HEAD. IF THEY-lf SING ENGLISH, HELP-me NONE. EVERYONE SEEM ENJOY, NOT ME HOLD-ON.
THANK GOD HE-rt CAN'T READ-my-MIND. WHY? INSIDE-SELF, ME DISGUSTED. GIVE-IN, ME #GO SKI. SKY YUCK, BUT MY LOVER (<) HE-rt LOVE THAT, (>) ME LOVE HIM-rt, STUCK. ME RENT (<) BOOTS, (>) (2h)F-CL'pole' USE-SKI-POLES. OUTSIDE, TEETH-CHATTER. HILL (2h)B-CL'straight down', FUNNY~NONE. EVERY ONE SEEM ENJOY, NOT ME HOLD-ON.
THANK GOD HE-rt CAN'T READ-my-MIND. WHY? INSIDE-SELF, ME DISGUSTED. rt-ASK-ME, (role play to lf) ENJOY YOU? (role play to rt) ENJOY (nod head and smile insincerely). BACK-OF-MIND GIVE-ME-A-BREAK. EXPERIENCE MORE-AND-MORE, MEAN MATURE. MY LOVER HE-rt PUFF-CIGAR, ME PATIENT. HE-rt FORCE-me EAT SUSHI. GROSS, BUT MY LOVER (<) HE-rt LOVE THAT, (>) ME LOVE HIM-rt, STUCK. C,V-CL-'poke at sushi' MIME'fish faces looks up at me'. ME SUSPECT SUSHI WANT FIND OCEAN C,V-CL'sushi jumps off seaweed and jumps into ocean', RELIEVED. SUSHI GROSS, BUT HE-rt FORCE-me, ME GIVE-IN.
THANK GOD HE-rt CAN'T READ-my-MIND. SUPPOSE YOU"all" NOTICE ME (1) C,V-CL'eat sushi with chopsticks', (2) MUSIC LISTEN-BORED, (3) SKI HILL ME B,V-CL'look over steep incline', PITY-me NO-NO. WHY ME DO INDEX-LIST-OF-3 WHY? ME LOVE HIM-rt. BEFORE ME MEET HIM-rt, LIFE DONE-TO-DEATH. RISK, ME AVOID. NOW+ ME TAKE-OPPORTUNITY"each". SUSHI, GROSS; SKIING, YUCK; MUSIC, BORING. MAYBE MUCH-LATER ME USED-TO-IT. FUTURE HE-rt ASK-me (role play to lf) MORE SHUSHI? ME ANSWER, (role play to rt) SURE, WHY NOT. MAYBE MUCH-LATER ME USED-TO-IT. WE'LL-SEE.
Notes: GIVE-IN - [B], FO > NDS, is held against the chest, there is a pause, and then hand is brought to neutral space, PO up, FO > NDS.
ATTEND - (2h), PO away, FO up, fingers are kept stiff and the hands stay in place while the handshape oscillates between (2h) and (2h)[1^].
OVER-MY-HEAD - (2h)[S] flick out their index fingers. like UNDERSTAND, but both hands travel over shoulders.
HOLD-ON - (1h) or (2h)[B] puts palms out with FTs up with a slight movement forward after the palms are presented. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - hold.
READ-my-MIND - (2h)[S] flick their index fingers out several times as if a signal is being sent from one peron's mind to the other. DH FO > signer's forehead, and NDH FO is in the opposite direction.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
#GO - [G], PO > signer, FO up, held at eye level, moves away while closing to a [bO^].
YUCK - Thumb of , PO > NDS, FO up, touches DS of chin and moves forward suddenly like VOMIT but the head and shoulder do not move forward.
BOOTS - (2h)[B], PO taps at elbow joint from above.
(2h)F-CL'pole' USE-SKI-POLES - (2h)[F] touch and separate like the shape of an upright pole that both hands move as if they are pushing the signer forward on ski poles.
TEETH-CHATTER - (2h)[V:], DHPO down, NDHPO up, are held one above the other and the hands move alt. from side to side like chattering teeth.
(2h)B-CL'straight down' - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs ><, DH is held directly below NDH and moves down like the sheer drop of the snowy cliff.
FUNNY~NONE - [H] touches FT to nose and descends while closing to an [O], PO up, FO away.
BACK-OF-MIND - FT of [X] taps back of head.
GIVE-ME-A-BREAK - [S], PO > NDS, FO up, taps chin once and then chest twice.
MORE-AND-MORE - like repeating the sign MORE but the NDH stays in place.
PUFF-CIGAR - [R^] holds knuckles against DS of mouth which acts as if it were puffing on the cigar which moves slightly.
SUSHI - DH [H], PO down, FOs > NDS, pats the palm of [B^], PO up, several times.
GROSS - (2h)[open 8], POs ><, FOs away, repeatedlt approach and separate from one another.
C,V-CL-'poke at sushi' - [C], PO up, FO away, behaves like a food bowl and the DH [V] acts like chopsticks unethusiatically playing with the sushi.
MIME'fish faces looks up at me' - Look up and to the right (since you were previously looking down and to the left when you were poking at the sushi), put the FTs of (2h)[B] against the sides of the head like fins and move them back and forth while maintaining contact with pursed lips like a fish.
C,U-CL'sushi jumps off seaweed and jumps into ocean' - [U] curls up, jumps off [C], and swims away.
C,V-CL'eat sushi with chopsticks' - [C], PO up, FO away, behaves like a food bowl and the DH [V] acts like chopsticks being used to feed a person.
LISTEN-BORED - Put your head against your hand as if listening while bored.
B,V-CL'look over steep incline' - DH [V] looks over [B], PO down, FO > DS.
NO-NO - , PO away, FO up, is shaken side to side.
INDEX-LIST-OF-3 - DH  points to thumb, index finger and middle finger of , PO > signer, FO > DS.
DONE-TO-DEATH - , PO down, FO > NDS, is slid under chin and closes to an [S].
TAKE-OPPORTUNITY"each" - [5:], PO > signer, FO > DS, is slid down palm of [B], PO up, FO away and closes to an [S] while DH moves > DS.
MUCH-LATER - [L], PO away, FO up, moves fara awy while pronating to PO down.
USED-TO-IT - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, hands descend while closing to (2h)[S].
WE'LL-SEE - [V], PO away, FO up, is tapped against the DS cheek.