CNBLUE MARIE CLAIRE INTERVIEW

Yonghwa and Jonghyun Interview

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Q: How was your Singapore trip?
YH: Overall, I liked Singapore’s clean and stylish feeling. So many foreigners seem to come to visit.
JH: (Singapore) has a fine view and plenty of trees so the whole city feels like a park. The colour of sea is really unique and pretty which is impressive. It is such a trip of resting well and of enjoying enough.

Q: How long has it been since you travelled last time?
YH: It seems like it is the first time after debut. When we visit for an official schedule, somewhat our destinations are exposed a lot so it’s difficult to get around. Not long ago, when we went to London to shoot our album jacket and music video, we had a busy schedule ahead.
JH: We were abroad at all times due to concerts so there was no that much of time to spare. Since it is the time just before the activity begins, I think I have some spare time.

Q: Do you feel a sense of freedom when you’re abroad?
YH: First of all, I feel a sense of freedom since not many people recognise me compared to Korea. In fact, even in Korea, if I walk around naturally, there are not many people to recognise me. It seems like I feel uncomfortable because I keep myself conscious.
JH: There are differences individually though, I don’t mind it. Both in Korea and abroad, in fact, not many people recognise me so I feel comfortable. (Laugh) If four of us go around, it would be 100 % sure for us to be recognised.

Q: How did you spend time on the plane?
YH: I try not to sleep on the plane. These days, since in-flight entertainment system is equipped very well, I don’t know how time passes. On the way here, I watched two Korean movies.
JH: I don’t like to arrive after being asleep as much as I want and awake. Upon arrival, I should sleep in any case. If I sleep only, I feel backache and waste precious time anyhow. So I do this and that such as writing lyric.

Q: Do you want to try something when you go to new place?
YH: This is a little different story though, but it was my dream to have a studio in Jeju Island or in the mountains. I still imagine it. In rainy day or heavy snowy day, I imagine myself that I compose songs in a remote place, which make me feel happy.
JH: I don’t like to be bored. I don’t feel uncomfortable of living and being jam packed together. I don’t want to go where nobody exists.

Q: What do you think of each other as a travel partner?
YH: We rarely travel together but we usually stay together because we live together. So we rather spend our time separately during trip abroad. When broadcast, I should talk and laugh a lot. So I spend time quietly and calmly in this kind of time.
JH: I don’t mind whatsoever that much. But gradually, since we have been spending time separately, I think it is comfortable as it is.

Q: It is said that most idol group members are obsessed with idea that they have to do something during free time. Are CNBLUE members like that?
YH: I was like that way right after debut, but these days, I try to rest and sleep well whenever I have time. Since I’m not the type of person to dose off or sleep during work, I focus on my work and then rest at once when it finishes. I think it is important to sleep and recharge myself.
JH: Mostly I can’t sleep well. I could just fall to sleep after overwork. So constantly I tend to do something.

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Q: When you’re abroad, what kind of food do you enjoy?
YH: I really love eating and eat well anything that others recommend. In resorts or hotels, I make sure to eat breakfast for my life. Didn’t you see me to run down to eat a piece of bread 5 minutes before it ended yesterday? (Laugh) I don’t eat Korean food. Korean food is the most delicious in Korea.
JH: I’m kind of sensitive in eating. When I was young, both parents went out to work so I bought food to eat whatever I wanted to eat as much as I like. So I’m very picky about food. I like strong-tasting food so I pick my favourite food which is palatable. In fact, it is not too much to say that I work in order to eat tasty food.

Q: What was the most memorable thing during this trip?
YH: The chili crabs we ate at Clarke Quay after the photo shoot. I ate so much that it still seems to smell like chilli crabs. For the time being, I don’t want to think about chilli crabs!
JH: I remember it while riding in a car, I enjoyed the sea view scenery. Especially sky view in city was impressive. Now that I approached Marina Bay, I really feel refreshed.

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Interview Trans credit @CebuNuna via Twitlonger

Photo Scan byParishin

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Blog of the Year

I was nominated Blog of the Year  on 16.12.2012 by one of my favorite writer wordlywind

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I have to thank you to Alex since nominated me, more over lately this blog seems turn to be fansite rather than storage of my writing. I thank you to all my readers, visitors followers who make me keep writing and active in this blog.

The blog of the year award is slightly different as you can collect stars each time you receive the award. There are six stars to collect.

Here are the ‘rules’

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

Here some of the talents that I think deserve to get nomination too;

This is my gratitude for you Alex Worldly Winds

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John Coyote

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River Song

Jason Alan. Writer, Character.

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Nostalgyeah!

That Dude Eddie

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Memoirs of a Dragon

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Flatliner Books

 

WHEN THE SNOW IS FALLING

Snow falling outside the window

White fluffy drops in chilly

In the distance, tiny lamplight twinkle through the bare trees

Starlit night* serenaded to sing along

All of sudden

The warmth was dissapear

Gazing to eyes next to me

It’s lovely but slowly forming with fury

Yet I can see clearly

There’s depression inside

Do you regret being with me?

All I wanna say is sorry

But it just tongue-tied

Stopping dead as if the right confession

Something chilly has entered the room

And all the unforgetable memories just sneak out leaving the pain inside

Snow still falling outside

It was the time you take a leave

What I wanna is hold your hand

Begging for you to stay

It’s nothing

Nothing had happend

I stood frozen

As the shadow fade away

And snow swallowed the rest for I know hardly to make it back

It just when the snow is falling

*starlit night is one of b-side of CNBLUE 4th Japanese single, Robot.
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FOR THE END

Wake up in a sudden

It’s a read dead of the night

When I got to used to with the darkness

The ceiling give unfriendlier looks

It’s seems cold and far away from my reach

I found myself in silence

No other sign of life

Where all the voice gone?

It’s the time when I realize,I’m leaved behind

Trying to go on

Though the darkness never leave

I wish it’s just a dream

One of the bad dream

And I am waiting for the end

Yet none I could found

It was all gone

Untill the very last pieces

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BLUE LIGHT

It comes all in sudden

The shine, it dazzling

Blinding the eyes who determined to keep staring

Instead,

The pride not allowed to doing so

Pretending that it was nothing

Nothing more than the flash of bright blue light

Selfish?

Definately

But is there any idea how to resist the love who spreading unstoppable?

Flowing in the air

Embracing the cold heart

Crashing the wall its built in protection

Finally,

Standing there with one thing

To keep the light shine and the love alive

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ROBOT REVIEW

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This christmas CNBLUE has special present to the boices all around the world. Yes of course, the 4th Japanese major single Robot. Robot? Yes it is, Robot. Sounding weird? Maybe, I am thinking the same way when first time read the announcement and so does my other fellow boices. But by the time went by the feeling of strangeness turn into curiosity that run to the topmost. Moreover when the promotional photos were reveal. Everyone anticipated on how the song will be.

The scream came when Robot teaser released. Oh this is cool, when will the PV is out? That was my first reaction when watched the 0.51 Robot teaser.

Tada… The full PV was out and obviously that is another great music came from the young men who love rock music and have strong passion to create something new.

Robot single consist three new material and one instrumental of the tittle track, Robot who composed by no one else but Jung Yonghwa and Lee Jonghyun.

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Robot

According to the Yonghwa’s interview, Robot is the one of the song that he and Jonghyun can play and sing well.

Robot has Yonghwa’s style, though it more poppy and less groove compare their previous three single. As well as the lyric that tells on how you placed in your own path but have no chance to make any decision on your own.

On Robot rather than about music I more into the lyric that catch my intention for the first time. The lyric make me think many, as Yonghwa’s wrote, those could happen to anyone of us and surely the situation also one common thing for everyone.

There is the time when we have to choose between our idealism and what the real thing who happening in our surrounding for the sake of survive. There will be the time we need to compromise. Sometimes we regret with our choice, but this is life that not always run exactly in our wish.

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Another thing is, I think it was Yonghwa’s himself and behalf of CNBLUE member’s reflection which they are still need to compromise in many ways especially for their korean stage. They got to do what company tells and follows the what market wants. Sometimes I sense about Yonghwa’s implicit protest through this lyric.

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CNBLUE’s special christmas present to the boices, yes it is, ring! By the tittle I am sure everyone sense and expecting some christmas sound. And it is! As the tittle, ring, the song has full of bell sound an it somewhat like a carol. With mild and fresh music, ring just as cool as christmas itself. Listening to this song remind me with christmas eve, when family gather with their number, tiny lamplight from all over the bare trees along the street where people walk to and fro, midnight night snowfall and sound of the bell from the distant staple.

Funky, fresh and surprising sound mix with hilarious lyric, at first when I read the lyric text I about to judge that Yonghwa already lose his sense in writing. But then again, Robot is still has his style. So my best explanation is, he wants to show another side of him. That he, Yonghwa is not only as cool and serious as people know through his song. But he is the hilarious person and musician in may ways. As Jonghyun also ever reveal that Yonghwa, though he is the eldest but most of the time he acts as the youngest.

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Actually this style started by Come On, when he wrote Wake Up which was include his favourite band, Bon Jovi and Oasis. Have A Good Night when he reveals how much he love coffee (in fact he wrote about espresso instead of americano that he loves the most). And the newest, is ring, where he include Love Actually movie and pancake in his lyric.

Starlit Night

Jungshin said it was the second version of a.ri.ga.tou and it is. With acoustic sound and mild music, Starlit Night just the another Boices’s song which Jonghyun made as gratitude to the Boice who accompany and support them endlessly.

Clapping hands from the start through the song  acoustic guitar really match with the mood of the song. Even I have silly thought that Jonghyun’s voice was change. His voice pretty beautiful in this song and Yonghwa’s husky voice brings another atmosphere.

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I can’t help but shed tears when I listen to it for the very first time. Moreover when four of them sang in chorus, I feel like a.ri.ga.tou sang in another version. Because lately when they’re doing live, all of the members has its solo part. Jonghyun is always has his way in mastering this kind of the sound.

So in my personal eyes, a.ri.ga.tou is the straight way for them to say thank you and Starlit Night is the sound of their expression of the CNBLUE’s star, do you know who is it? BOICE!

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[FOOTNOTES] CNBLUE Arena Tours 2012 Come On

 

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  • In general the theme of their setlist can split into 4, which were;
    1. Opening, closing and encore by fierce bold rock with Come On, Get Away, Just Please/Tattoo, Hey You, Intuition, Love, Let’s Go Crazy, Voice, With Me, Where You Are, On Time, Time Is Over, In My Head, Love Girl, Love Revolution, Kimio.
    2. Romantic slow rock and ballad brought by Y,Why, Feeling, Eclipse/These Days.
    3. Dance party songs were Have a Good Night, Wake Up and No More.
    4. Fun time boysband, Blue Sky, ad-lib local cuisine song and Teardrops In The Rain.

    Maybe you all take notice, in all of my posts I used ‘show’ instead of ‘concert’. The reason was I do feel that CNBLUE’s live is mix between music and gag performance! They got reliable music performance but never fail to make Boices laugh with their intent or unintended act a.k.a tom and jerry show among guitars in front.

  • Another highlight for these tours were tattoo, ad-libs song and DANCE. Even though it was only sticker tattoo but both Yonghwa and Jonghyun were put it on their body the most. The ad-libs local cuisine song getting longer live after live also, dancing time. I was wondering maybe someday four of them will try dancing and singing like idol boysband since during these lives they were danced a lot especially Yonghwa.
  • Their songs, all of them really cool when played live and Boices could see how much they grown, musically and interaction with audiences. Especially at Saitama whose the biggest venue for this tour. They know well how to create unity with audiences and think the most talkative man was Jonghyun.
  • Boices also cool, they didn’t forget Minhyuk, even though he always stay behind but during ‘boysband time’ it was him who seemingly gain the most applause in all venues! The one of my reason I love their live rather than listening theirs via iPod is because I can clearly heard Jungshin and Minhyuk’s. Jungshin had more solo part.
  • Acctually it was Jonghyun who said will play piano when sing These Days but then it was always Yonghwa who did it and started from Niigata, the boys had played Feeling and These Days in jazzy with piano sound played by Yonghwa. It remind me when I attended Coldplay’s live, the vocalist also played piano in some songs. Could Yonghwa inspired by them? Since he also reportedly attended Coldplay live in Korea??
  • Before they about to sing dancing songs, in all shows Jonghyun always mention about London live with almost the same words!Minimalist stage set up seems perfect for the boys. The stage has runaway and center stage who divided Boices into Jonghyun and Jungshin’s side. They used to run through it especially Jungshin who even went down to the audiences floor
  • There was polar opposite between Yonghwa and Jonghyun. Yonghwa, even the first song not finish he already swam with sweat while Jonghyun seemed not at all though in the last song! So strange.
  • After undies exposed incident at Niigata, Yonghwa seemed to concern to happen again by covering his back with his hand or frequently pulled his t-shirt down whenever he got chance to.
  • One thing I notice during Arena Tour maybe it is true that most of boice are girl but honestly they have all range of age and gender. I have no experience yet in Korea but in Japan, especially at Saitama I had met boices from various countries, that was one of the special thing about CNBLUE, boices come through all around the world just to have some fun time with the boys.
  • I just realize how much happy virus Jungshin had brought during the show. Together with Yonghwa, he never fail to live up the venue (didn’t mean that Jonghyun and Minhyuk didn’t playing their part). Jungshin had shown many faces and quite serious while playing and singing but whenever he got chance that changed dramatically. Seriously both Jungshin and Yonghwa looked like comedian sometimes while Minhyuk and Jonghyun tried their best to follow the other two shoes.
  • For the ad-libs song, Jonghyun almost never sang, seemingly Yonghwa ordered him on guitar playing only while Jungshin had most voice and dance after Yonghwa compared to Minhyuk who often looked embarrassed or even confuse before sing.
  • Not only those perfection they had shown off. They are just ordinary young men who made mistake sometimes. Yonghwa losing time to get back to his place (I think he better use head mic so he can running all over the stage with ease). Jungshin forgot the rap lyric, Minhyuk missed his beat or even the perfect man, Jonghyun also made several mistakes in his guitar playing. But so what?! Those are acceptable and boices could understand that. From my point of view, maybe it is all because their excitement were up to the topmost level. I just glad that Yonghwa’s voice was stable right from the start of the tour up to the very end while Jonghyun a bit struggle in the penultimate. Though it was Yonghwa whose I affraid will losing his voice because he was screaming a lot.

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Very last, I want to thank to my friend who willing to accompaniy me during the shows and help me to make this FA. Also to YOU, thanks for everything actually can’t thank you enough, I enjoyed   a lot of the show. I hope there another chance for me to attend those incredible show!!!!

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SAITAMA, FINALE

 

arena tour galleryLast day! The real conclusion for the 9 shows who visited 6 major cities across Japan.

Saitama Super Arena was quite something with ten thousands boices all over the world gather together just for one thing, have fun with CNBLUE Boys!

On the last day show it begun earlier than the previous shows and not as usual and maybe for filming stuff, the boys appeared with leather jacket over their T-shirt only Jonghyun who wore sleeveless T-shirt straight away.

With only first three songs, Come On, Get Away and Just Please the Arena already heat up. It can be pretty understandably since it was the real conclusion, very last show back then it started a October 2nd.

Jonghyun had played his guitar amazingly, didn’t mean tha he played bad in the previous shows, but for the night live he seemed devote his life only for the show. And of course the other members had their own way to express their wildness, passion and determination in music.

Right after Just Please ended Yonghwa took off his jacket and during Intuition intro he followed Minhyuk’s drum beat and shook his hip. Meanwhile Jonghyun shouted,

“Let’s get more exciting till the end!”

For the Love intro Yonghwa lead the boices on the right side by saying ‘Love, Love, Love’ and the left side, ‘Clap, Clap, Clap.’

“Finally we’re here at Saitama.” Said Jonghyun.

Yonghwa firstly greeted all the boices by saying, ‘konnichiwa’ which mean hello and another member altogether continued on with ‘CNBLUE desu’ or we’re CNBLUE.

“Today’s live started a bit earlier than yesterday. Tomorrow is working day, everyone take a rest from work!” Joked Yonghwa and he went on saying,

“Please listen to our ballad numbers.”

Ballad session was quite breathtaking, Yonghwa’s sweet husky marry with Jonghyun’s beautiful soft voice combine low beat, sent the atmosphere to the perfect stage.

Yonghwa played Feeling’s intro a bit longer and with his head sign, Minhyuk had started drumming followed by guitar, bass’s sound and clapping hands from boice.

“We went to UK recently and it was really fun. We had charge our rock spirit there but now it’s time to dance,” said Jonghyun and continued on asked Yonghwa.

“Show us your dance please.”

Yonghwa replied Jonghyun’s order by did some step dance and said,

“I’m good at dancing.”

Dancing songs were quite fun to sing along.

“Guys sing along with us please,” asked Jonghyun during Wake Up interval.

Jonghyun started sang ‘wake up, wake up’ and boice choir at once. But he didn’t satisfy and pushed to Yonghwa.

“Yonghwa, you do it.”

Yonghwa did it differently from the lowest to the highest tone. Appearantly they are not only improved in musical ability but also in way the filling up every interval or heat up the venue.

Surprise and unexpectedly for the finale the sang about Konbini or Convinience Store rather than specific dishes like usual.

At that time, right before they sang ad-libs song, Minhyuk looked up at the up stairs seats asked,

“Don’t you guys even feeling scared? (for being up stair and need to look down to watch them at the stage)”

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The boys also replayed Tebasaki and Kosihikari song. Tebasaki song had replayed by Jonghyun’s vocal and Yonghwa approached Jonghyun’s face while did rap percussion. Osaka’s Takoyaki song also not forgetting to talk about. Once Takoyaki was mentioned, Minhyuk stood up and pointed Jungshin out,
“You’re takoyaki’s twin! Tako Jungshin.”

Yonghwa said that yesterday they were sung about gyudon but apparently that Tokyo has everything, so they are confusing to pick up one.

“The best thing is convenient store.” Suggested Jungshin.

Yonghwa also reveal if ad-libs song was such a pressure to him and Minhyuk replied quickly,

“Once you start singing we’re much in pressure too.”

Konbini Song

Tokyo dewa tabemono ga ippai
Oh ippai
Kyou wa nani wo tabeyou ka
Oh yappari gyudon?
Oh yappari ramen?
No, no, no kyou wa hisashiburi ni Italian
No boku wa gyudon ga suki
Kyou no saigo no scedule konbini okay
Ippai desune, ippai desune
Nan demo aru, nan demo aru
Pirukuru oh, pirukuru oh
Oh no kyou wa cocoa?
Oh pirukuru

~Minhyuk~
Ore ramen ga daisuki
Ichiran, ippoudou mo zenbu daisuki
Ramen daisuki
Ramen tsukemen boku ikemen!

~Yonghwa~
Love chunyu,
Ocha shinai?
Preassure demo saigo desukara?

~Jungshin~
Konbini kita
Kyou wa yappari pirukuru
Cocoa mo
You!!! Yappari dance 1-i wa boku desune

~Minhyuk~
Ramen, tsukemen, oniisan wa tsukemen!

~Yonghwa~
No! Boku wa ikemen desune!!
Ore no koto suki deso?

 

Convenience Song English Trans

There ara many kind of foods in Tokyo
Oh ippai
Still gyudon?
Still ramen?
No, no, no today is after long time no see (with Italian food)
No! I like gyudon
I’m okay though after this live have a convinience store’s scedule (was it mean that they want to go shopping after the show? I don’t really understand with the sentence.)
There are many things, pretty many
There is everything, everything
Pirukuru, oh pirukuru
Oh no, cocoa for today?
Oh pirukuru

~Minhyuk~
I love ramen
Ichiran, ippudou I love everything
I love ramen
Ramen tsukamen boku ikemen (Japanese gag, I don’t know what does it really mean.)

~Yonghwa~
Love chunyu (also Japanese gag)
Do you want to have a cup of tea with me?
(Do you feel any) pressure?
But it’s the last one

~Jungshin~
I came to the convenience store
Today is pirukuru, still
Cocoa also
That all!
I’m still no.1 dancer,

~Minhyuk~
Ramen tsukemen, oniisan is tsukemen

~Yonghwa~
No, I’m a cool guy!
You’ve fallen for me?

When Yonghwa approached Minhyuk to suggest singing, Minhyuk seemed confused and smiled strangely. But then he even left his chair and dance as if he is a rapper who surprise Yonghwa.

Yonghwa also asked Jungshin whether he was in pressured and Jungshin answer it by short singing part and danced on his own ways. Later he even claim that he was the number one dancer.

Meanwhile, Minhyuk and Yonghwa exchanging both You’re Beautiful and You’ve Fallen For Me’s tittle to be their song lyric.

Teardrops in The Rain was the conclusion for the acoustic fun time, as Jonghyun said,

“We’re might not do this again next time.”

Brought the show to an end was bold rock with their fierce songs. Great duo vocals (Jonghyun’s voice seemed recover and he sang quite well) and guitars, accompanied by low sound of bass and drum beat that never fail to amaze the audiences.

As usual Jonghyun took selca during Kimio, he even called Minhyuk to come down n joined Yonghwa and Jungshin.

Right after Kimio was ended the boys gather together n discuss something.

And Jonghyun said, “you guys are all awesome.”

“We’ve prepared yesterday, but…” Added Yonghwa hesitantly.
“Okay, let’s do it.” Jonghyun cut across Yonghwa’s hesitation.

Unfortunately the staff already clear up the instruments. While Jonghyun waiting for his guitar, Yonghwa played his guitar randomly. Double encore started by You’ve Fallen For Me with great cheer from boice. The very last song was a.ri.ga.to.u, they are mentioned all the places they’ve performed. And each of the member has their own part to sing.

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*Now the whole tours really ended and hopefully all of my summaries can help another boices to have fun.Actually I decide not to write this show up, since I didn’t attend the show. But my friends nagging at me, so I post this. Though, on the January 23rd next year the DVD will drop at the store.*

Rough translation and Summaries by Hana and Yuki

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ON THE DAY

On the day when the rain is falling

What did you think by its sound?

By the look of your surrounding?

It was the day we met

How could I forget that smile?

The gaze led me into the beautiful dream

And the hands who help to open one page after another

This memories to you

How do I erase it?

Though the page I open no longer the same

And I held my own hand

But the gaze is still next to me

Form in a vivid picture as if it real

The day when the rain is falling

I always remember you

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WHITE FESTIVE

Snow are falling

White flakes caps in the bare trees

Raining in white fluffy sparkling crystal

Starry tiny lamplight over the night sky

People walking under,

chatting in shiver,

but glowing in their eyes

At home,

The fire is crackling

Deliver a cozy little warmth

For a family seeing their numbers

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