The Stars – 1st, First Impression

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‘Can we have our time now?’ finally it was Tom who broke the silence.

His question makes the two of his friend facing him at the same time. With question look Ringo look at him and John back and forth.

‘Alright, as you wish, shall we hiring by audition?’ said John slowly.

Ringo’s eyes widened and his brow furrowed, ‘what was this all about?’

‘He wants a new bassist.’

Tom did not gives any replay, he just look at Ringo as if he is waiting for another rejection.

‘Bassist,’ Ringo murmured. ‘Ahhh… Jerry, what about Jerry?’ Ringo said almost yelling with excitement.

‘Who?’ John and Tom asked in chorus.

‘Jerry, the guy who had hidden behind you,’ Ringo explained. ‘He’s same grade with me.’

‘That guy? No way!’ Tom shoots quickly.

To his surprise by Tom’s reaction, Ringo asked the reason and Tom simply saying that the boy is the stupid type.

Ringo rolled his eyes by listening Tom’s reaction.

‘Heaven sake, what happen with your reaction? You don’t even know him,’ Ringo laughed.

Tom nodded.

‘Oh please, didn’t you see what he had doing just now? Believe me I can see that he likes fooling around; in fact, he’s deadly stupid.’ Tom said.

‘Hey mate you think too far,’ John gave his opinion to his irritated friend, Tom, and turn to Ringo, ‘how do you know if he plays bass?’

 

The Stars

Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

THE STARS

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The Stars is a story about four art shcool students who pursue their dream in music. Inspired by Korean rock band CNBLUE, The Stars giving a small hint about what might happen to them during their pre-debut in Japan as indie band.

Not to be confuse here, this story is definately not CNBLUE’s documentary although some of them based with what they had told in many interviews.

Overall The Stars is teens story where dream, passion and failure created. As John said to warn his member once their only proper stage about to close down,   ‘the first stone will followed by another, be ready ‘cause our path is still long way to go and we’re not suffering yet.’

Read the whole story here THE STARS

The Stars by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

LEE JONGHYUN THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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Letely

The most drastically changing within CNBLUE lately is because the movement from Yeungdeungpo to Gangnam. In the previous dorm although we have living room but mostly we are spent the time on our own room. Meanwhile in our new dorm we have big large space of living room, I am pretty happy (laugh). Likely there are many good fortune because a good mood by the new dorm.

Journalist

If I am happening to be a reporter, I want to ask such a question: “What is your reason involved in music industry?” my real reason is I want to be somebody who lives by doing his desire passionately as part of my destiny. (He means doing music is his destiny.)

Health

I am not such a couch potato and used to do activities all day along. I can do martial art and used to do stretching as basic training everyday. The problem is even I want to train everyday CEO and some of the people advise me not to do so much train because they afraid I will injured myself. So, recently I just do weight training (to control the weight). Actually this is a secret but I have “king abs” (means six packs, in Chinese character king=王). Other people probably do not notice it but I have a good body to show off (laugh).

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Jung Yonghwa interviewing Lee Jonghyun

Tracksuit for Jonghyun is?

My buddy.

What is the thing you have to throw away right now?

My tracksuit.

Who is CNBLUE’s “fashion terrorist”?

Who is he? Not me!

What kind of super power you want to have.

I want to fly; I want to be a bird.

What is the most serious thing you do recently?

Concert preparation! It’s been a long time not to perform here (in Korea) so I got to prepare it seriously.

If you are happening meet your ideal type, what song you want to listen with her?

John Legend P.D.A

For the ones you love what song you will playing to propose her?

“Ne sarangaa~ saranga~~~” (My Love A Gentleman’s Dignity OST by Lee Jonghyun) *narcissistic Jonghyun*

What do you want to do on the 2013 January 1st?

I want to send messages (a New Year messages) to the people I love.

What do you want to do right now?

I want to going back home.

What do you want to do very firstly once you are in home?

I want to take shower.

What the very first thing you do once you open your eyes? (Wake up from sleep)

I am taking shower.

What is the most irritating stuff for you?

Morning shower.

When is your happiest time?

It is when I am sleeping.

What did you dreamt last night?

I did not dream.

When will you become the most talkative?

It is when meals time.

When do you think Jung Yonghwa looks cool?

What is cool? We meet every time, it is just creepy.

What is the thing who leaved a deep impression to you back when you were in Singapore?

A hotel pool and when eat Chilli Crab. *it must be at Clarke Quay*

What if you become FNC CEO?

I am not the one who suit of become a CEO.

What do you want to say to yourself?

Live passionately.

Tell me how to live passionately?

Enjoy the life itself, love everything in our surrounding.

What is your favourite phrase?

Music.

Lastly, any messages you want to say to Collin?

“Hi, how are you? Next time if there is another chance we got to meet up again.”

(For Jonghyun they are …)

Yonghwa is a reliable elder brother.

Minhyuk is a reliable younger brother.

Jungshin is a conehead younger brother.

CNBLUE is he himself.

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Singer

“I want to be a great guitarist even tough I am getting older. I keep trying to let myself flowing as the world does.” (He means that he is a person who able to adapt and still professional.)

I do music and acting recently, I think if the time I have is too limited. But doing both improved my skill and gives me a lot of possibilities in the future. In music for instance, I really think that I am nothing but I do feel challenged to have this opportunity. Because if I keep on explore my basic skill, both music and acting are actually quite fun. Still I think if my real root is music. Guitarist that leaves me a deep impression is Eric Clapton and just like him, I want to be a great elder guitarist. I try to keep flowing as the time change and importantly to be a good-looking man as well, haha.

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Actor

“If I looking back my life time until now, it feels like I win a lottery, good fortunes come one after another.”

In the past, I used to think “acting is not my field”. Nowadays if I thinking back again, band and acting are two big things who come like lottery in my life, thus far I just doing music and when I made a first leap in acting field as a drama cast, I felt strangeness and completely lost.

Since we have debuted we are four experiences difficulties in reunited audiences. With the time goes by it becomes easier and through acting it comes even better. Actually, through acting, people who do not know CNBLUE begun to acknowledged and start to listen to our music (so then we could promote our band to them), that is a good point.

Right now, we are four doing both music and acting, it is looks good (because we have more self-confidence). Up to this day, I do not know what people think yet, but I hope they will say, “Very good”.

I really want to learn acting from experienced senior actors and crews. As Busan native, I love “Friend” movie, that movie had starred by Jang Donggun senior that is another reason I felt honour to act together with him (Jonghyun referred to A Gentleman’s Dignity he starred with Jang Donggun). The impression during drama filming is fun; I would like to say “pretty good” right from the start-up to the end of the drama.

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* Author’s Notes *

– Blue line is author and translator’s further explanation.

– For complete The FNC Magazine scan, see THE FNC GALLERY CNBLUE PART

 

Source The FNC Magazine

Scan by Parishin

Korean – Bahasa Trans by Raisha @cnblue4ina

Bahasa – English Trans by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

JUNG YONGHWA THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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Journey

 

A place I want to visit the most for holiday is Fiji, Guam. Sometimes ago my family went for holiday and they kept shown me off about how beautiful it is. But why they had gone without me? (laugh)

 

Because I have never been visit Guam, I am so envy. If only there is a chance, I want to go with my whole family. I am rarely spending time with my family so I want family holiday.

 

Youth

 

During my childhood, my elder brother had English and Korean course while I had drawing, clarinet and piano. Even though I learn a little English but my focus on art and sport, I even went for vocal training. These should be my mum did not see “academic interest” in me so she picked those kind of courses for me.

 

History

 

When I was a trainee, the hardest time for me was the moment I have to stay independently and separate from my family. There was a time I thought about giving up. Every time that thought occurs my parents will come from Busan to Seoul to reassurance me. Asked me to thinking back and carefully before made a decision.  When I am playing around with my friends, my parents always said to me not to forget to prepare my future well, those times were over in my twenties. If only I do whatever I want to without thinking properly maybe I become a loser right now.

 

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Lee Jonghyun interviewing Jung Yonghwa

 

For me, those shoes are?

 

Those shoes are my property, my treasures.

 

If there are people want to gift shoes as a present, our hyung, Jung Yonghwa would be pretty happy ao he has another nickname “Yongyongie”.

 

Is there any thing who makes you happy recently?

 

It should be working along Minhyuk.

 

Is there any moment you want to come to the past the most?

 

The moment I feel so happy.

 

What do you do if you spend a single day on your own?

 

That day, I will create a playlist and lying down when I listen to it.

 

What thing you have not to do yet on 2012?

 

I have not done sky boarding.

 

What do you want to do on 2013, January 1st ?

 

I want to go home, to Busan.

 

What do you do before you are close your eyes (sleep)?

 

Lits up an aromatic candle.

 

When do you want to speak Satoori (dialect)?

 

I used to speak Satoori.

 

What do you think about the new dorm?

 

It is not a joke.

 

Have you ever involved in criminality things?

 

No, I have never.

 

When do you think you look cool the most on photo?

 

It is when I am on the stage and singing.

 

When do you think Lee Jonghyun is the coolest the most?

 

I have to think first to find the answer, kkk.

 

Please describe Jung Yonghwa in five words.

 

Dae, Dan, Han, Nyeo, Seok (a gentleman)

 

This moment, what did you do so you want to say sorry?

 

I used all Jungshin’s moisture creams.

 

How do you feel when your self-composed song had chosen as title track?

 

Well, here it is!!!

 

Among those songs you have composed, which one you love the most?

 

I love all of them.

 

Which song you wanted Jonghyun to listen?

 

“I am Sorry”

 

What if you become FNC Magazine’s Editor in chief?

 

That is impossible.

 

(Kang Minhyuk suddenly interrupted,)

 

Minhyuk and Jungshin both drown, whose do you choose you save the first?

 

I save my self.

 

(For Yonghwa they are …)

 

Jonghyun is a guitarist.

 

Minhyuk is a poor guy.

 

Jungshin is my slave.

 

CNBLUE is my family.

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Singer

 

“I want to keep playing music even I get older”

 

CNBLUE is groove pop rock band. Of course we are not stick with this kind of style but in 2013, I hope we can proof our colour more than previous years. Despite I, myself who likes many genres so I keen on to make a different colours (many genres of songs), we need a clear style tough (one dominant style so that when people listen to the song they immediately recognize it was CNBLUE’s song even tough the song probably has different style). I think find our true colour is a main CNBLUE’s vision in playing music. For the long-term plan, I want to be vocalist who able to sing a song for a long time. Also, I want to keep perform on the stage along with the other CNBLUE’s members. I keep thinking positive, it gives a big help in my musical industry. With the power of positive thinking, I will show the better CNBLUE’s image.

 

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Actor

 

“I remember it was 2010, January 14th

 

During ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Heartstring’ drama filming I do felt a good atmosphere because both of the drama casts were almost the same age with me. ‘You’re Beautiful’ was quite fun. Hongki and Geunseuk hyung are pretty funny; we are three looked good on set. Even nowadays that drama is still popular overseas. Since it was my first drama, I have no high expectation. It leave me a deep impression, when I watched the drama for the first time its premiere my friends called and said, ‘it’s strange to see you used standard language (did not use Satoori).(laugh)

 

Everyday became pretty interesting because people starting to liking me as “Milk Boy” or “Towel Boy”. My second drama, ‘Heartstring’ boasts his popularity on overseas. Many had asked, ‘didn’t you felt disappointed since in Korea the rating is quite low, but I am satisfied enough when the drama ended and during the drama filming every casts keep thinking positive and push each other, an unforgettable drama. I heard that drama nicknamed “#1 Korean drama in Taiwan. At 2012, I want a free time for myself, some fans asked me, ‘why you didn’t do something?’ but I need some time out after 3 years nonstop working. I never composed song in relax and now I enjoyed the time a lot. During those times I composed about 20 songs. Since I composed for Juniel and AOA and for CNBLUE itself for sure, I am sure I can show the better image. It was exactly what I felt that day, 2010, January 10th.

 

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*the fnc magazine’s editor note’s*

 

Jung Yonghwa posed on camera naturally. That day he just back from Chile, having very long flight, it was about 30 hours, jetlag and no sleeping yet. Maybe, because it was his first single shoot after quite a long time, rather than shown his tired face, he looked more nervous and excited at the same time. We will show you another Jung Yonghwa’s charm. Although he was a bit nervous with 5:5 hair style, unconventional fashion and meet the staff for the first time but the clumsiness had disappear in just a wink of time, every time we meet he always said, “I’m Jung Yonghwa” (he always introduced himself politely). Judging from what we heard later on, he shown off photo-shoot result to the other members and he had nice sleep that day.

 

At the moment we did a photo-shoot on set we were keeping mumbling ‘wow, he’s really good-looking!’

 

*Author Notes*

– Blue line was further explanation from author and translator.

– For complete The FNC Magazine scan see THE FNC GALLERY CNBLUE PART

 

Source The FNC Magazine

Scan by Parishin

Korean – Bahasa Trans by Raisha @cnblue4ina

Bahasa – English Trans by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

 

FALLING FROM THE SKY

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I’m falling from the sky

As the dream hit my head

Leaving me in ocean of sin

The pieces of hope was scattered for I’m not knowing where it is

I’m all alone in the empty crossroad

I know the rain will falling

Again, maybe to swept away this hesitance

The bell was ringing out loud

Wake me up harshly

There,

a day-dreamer girl

Keep on running in the empty street under the dark cloud

Where the future lies full of shadow

Shr tried to fight the fog

Breaking through the wall

Finding a way to keep her dream

The bell was ringing in the silent night

There’s no star giving the light

It just a spark of hope in her eyes to shine in the darkness

And I know now,

I’m falling from the sky

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1:31 AM

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Audrey mengerjap-ngerjapkan matanya menahan kantuk yang perlahan-lahan menyerangnya, sementara sang adik, Adriana masih asyik dengan tidurnya. Jalan pantura sudah sangat lengang, hanya sekali-sekali cooper putih mungil itu disalip bus atau truk. Terpikir olehnya untuk berhenti dan istirahat dihotel, perjalanan ke Malang masih jauh. Dan karena hanya berdua sang adik yang juga sama-sama cewek, agaknya akan beresiko jika terus memaksakan tetap jalan. Toh, tidak ada waktu yang harus dikejar.

Belum lagi Audrey menjalankan niatnya untuk berbelok ke hotel, matanya tertumbuk pada dua orang anak kecil di lampu merah perempatan jalan di depannya. Mereka sepertinya adik- kakak. Membawa gitar kecil, mereka asyik menghitung uang yang didapatnya, disebelah anak laki-laki yang besar tergeletak buku besar, entah buku apa.

Audrey menanti mereka menghampiri mobilnya—lampu merah menyala cukup lama—tapi dua anak kecil itu tidak juga bergerak. Mungkin karena hanya ada tiga kendaraan yang berhenti, sebuah bus, truk dan mobilnya Audrey. Audrey melihat jam di dashboard-nya, 1:31AM, jam segini mereka belum pulang juga, apa besok tidak sekolah? Diperhatikannya lagi penampilan kedua bocah itu. Dekil, dengan celana pendek, kaus kusam, dan bertelanjang kaki.
Audrey menarik nafas panjang. Sungguh berbeda dengan dirinya.

Lampu hijau menyala. Audrey menginjak pedal gas dengan kepala yang masih tertuju pada kedua bocah itu. Dari kaca spion dia masih bisa melihat keduanya yang—sepertinya—serius berbicara.

Mendadak satu pikiran muncul di kepalanya, Audrey memutar balik mobilnya dan berhenti tidak jauh dari kedua bocah pengamen tadi. Merasa mobil berhenti, Adriana terbangun.

‘Ada apa Kak? Kok berhenti?’ Tanya Adriana sambil mengeliat dan menggosok-gosok kedua matanya.

‘Nggak ada apa-apa, gue capek mau istirahat bentar, lo tidur aja lagi.’ Jawab Audrey sambil menutup pintu mobil. Dia tidak mengatakan tentang dua bocah pengamen itu, karena Audrey tahu adiknya paling anti dengan “kaum-kaum kumuh”.

‘Hai malem.’ Sapa Audrey begitu sampai di dekat kedua bocah itu.

Kedua anak itu jelas terkejut ada seorang cewek yang mendatangi mereka malam-malam begini. Sang kakak memperhatikan Audrey dari ujung rambut hingga ujung kaki, sementara adiknya berbisik,

‘Bule Mas, tapi kok iso ngomong jowo yo?’ kakaknya tidak menjawab tapi masih menatap tajam kearah Audrey.

Audrey tersenyum mendengar bisikan tadi, meskipun dia tidak mahir berbicara bahasa Jawa tapi dia bisa mengerti ucapan anak kecil tadi, karena keluarga Mama-nya banyak yang tinggal di Malang otomatis mereka seringnya berbicara bahasa Jawa daripada bahasa Indonesia apalagi bahasa Spanyol, hampir tidak pernah. Paling-paling saat Papa-nya ada ditengah-tengah mereka, baru sekali-sekali bahasa Spanyol muncul.

‘Eerm.. aku mau tanya, ada hotel nggak di sekitar sini?’ Tanya Audrey, sambil berjongkok disamping kedua anak itu.

‘Ada Mbak, kalau dari sana agak jauh.’ Jawab sang kakak sambil menunjuk arah datangnya Audrey tadi. ‘Tapi kalau Mbak terus kesana, lebih dekat, tidak sampai perempatan yang disana itu ada beberapa hotel.’

Audrey mengangguk-angguk mendengar penjelasan bocah itu. Diambilnya buku yang tergeletak disamping kaki sang kakak. Ternyata buku modul untuk sekolah terbuka tingkat SMP. Anak ini masih sekolah. Adiknya mungkin masih SD.

‘Ngomong-ngomong, kok sampai jam segini kalian belum pulang sih. Ini udah lewat tengah malam lho.’ Kata Audrey.

‘Uangnya belum cukup, nanti kalau sudah kami akan pulang.’ Jawab si adik cepat dan seketika mendapat tatapan tajam kakaknya.

Kening Audrey berkerut, pikiran pertamanya adalah kedua anak ini dipaksa bekerja untuk seseorang dan harus menyerahkan setoran setiap harinya, kasus-kasus semacam itu kan sedang marak saat ini.

‘Dia butuh uang untuk membayar biaya sekolah. Besok harus membayar.’ Jelas sang kakak dengan nada yang tiba-tiba berubah putus asa.

‘Memang berapa uang sekolahnya?’ Tanya Audrey lagi, lega, dua anak ini bukan anak yang terikat preman.

‘Dua puluh ribu.’ Jawab si adik.

Audrey terhenyak seketika, dua puluh ribu?! Hanya demi dua puluh ribu mereka berkeliaran dijalan sampai lewat tengah malam. Audrey lebih terkejut lagi ketika Adriana tiba-tiba sudah berada dibelakangnya.

‘Nah Ayah dan Ibu kalian? Apa tidak memberi uang?’ Tanya Audrey.

‘Emak dan Bapak mencari uang untuk makan, untuk sekolah kami cari sendiri.’ Jelas si kakak.

‘Memang orang tua kalian tidak cemas kalian belum pulang jam segini?’

Agak aneh kan kalau ada orang tua yang sampai membiarkan anaknya berkeliaran dijalan sampai selarut ini.

‘Mereka juga baru mulai bekerja lagi dipasar.’ Terang si adik.

‘Tengah malam begini?’ Tanya Audrey tidak percaya.

Sang kakak mengangguk. ‘Kalau tidak cepat-cepat, tidak bisa mendapat uang. Kami butuh makan dan dia masih sekolah.’

Mendadak Adriana berbalik menuju mobil tanpa berkata-kata.

Kedua anak itu memperhatikan Adriana dengan seksama dan penuh tanya.

‘Oh, dia adikku, namanya Adri, Adriana. Maaf ya kelakuannya memang sombong.’ Kata Audrey menjawab pandangan penuh Tanya kedua anak itu.

‘Kalau nama kakak siapa?’ Tanya si adik.

‘Audrey. Kalau kalian?’

‘Aku Dwi, nah mas-ku namanya Eka.’ Jawab si adik.

Adriana kembali dengan dua kantong KFC dan satu tas plastik yang Audrey tahu berisi buah-buahan. Tanpa berkata-kata Adri duduk dan meletakkan bungkusan yang dibawanya ditangah-tengah mereka. Diambilnya sebungkus nasi dan sepotong ayam.

‘Nih, ada sedikit makanan, kalian makan aja. Gila gue laper banget. Disini anginnya kenceng ya?’ cerocos Adri sambil merapatkan jaketnya.

Eka dan Dwi saling pandang, bertatapan aneh. Audrey hanya terbengong-bengong. Apa tidak salah dengan Adri, jangankan sampai makan di trotoar, biasanya berjalan kaki saja tidak mau!

‘Kenapa? Pada nggak mau makan? Jangan salahin gue ya ntar kalo abis.’ Kata Adri menyadari tatapan aneh mereka.

Audrey tersenyum, ‘Kalian makan saja, buruan, nanti dihabisin si Adri, dia rakus soalnya.’

Adri tidak bergeming, tapi terus mengunyah. Kedua anak itu kembali saling bertatapan dan tersenyum mendengar kat-kata Audrey. Audrey mengerti apa yang dipikirkan keduanya.

‘Tenang aja, kami bukan penculik kok, emang kami berdua bertampang penjahat ya?’ candanya.

‘Kami mau ke rumah nenek di Malang.’

Meski awalnya ragu-ragu kedua anak itupun ikut makan. Lahap sekali mereka. Audrey bertanya dalam hati, kapan terakhir kalinya mereka makan makanan enak tanpa harus berfikir ada uang atau tidak untuk besok.

Ditatapnya tubuh lusuh itu lekat-lekat, anak sekecil ini sudah dtuntut untuk mandiri, dia menengok dirinya sendiri, mendadak perasaan malu menyelusup hatinya. Sampai detik ini dia masih mengandalkan orang tua, meskipun dia sudah bekerja.

Dialihkan pandangannya ke Adri yang tertawa-tawa bersama Eka dan Dwi. Ternyata adiknya itu bisa juga bercanda dengan orang yang baru dikenalnya. Padahal sebelumnya Adri sangat anti dengan “kaum gembel” jangankan mendekat, melihat saja tidak sudi. Tapi malam ini Adri bukan hanya berdekatan tapi juga makan bersama mereka, di trotoar pula! Sungguh suatu keajaiban.

‘Kakak berdua bule tapi kok bisa bahasa Indonesia?’ Tanya Dwi tiba-tiba.

‘Ya iyalah bisa. Gue sama kakak lahir dan gede di Jakarta. Papa orang Spanyol dan Mama orang Malang, gitu.’ Jawab Adri.

Dwi hanya manggut-manggut. ‘Terus, Mbak Adri sudah pernah ke Spanyol?’

Adri mengangguk seraya mengupas jeruk. ‘Gue pernah beberapa tahun tinggal disana, tapi balik lagi ke Jakarta. Disana nggak enak, nggak ada yang ngurus, hehe…’

Tanpa sengaja Audrey melihat jam tangan Adri. Jam satu lewat.

‘ Eh, udah jam satu lewat nih, kalian pulang gih, udah larut malem. Rumah kalian dimana?

Kakak anter pulang.’ Ajak Audrey.

Keduanya terkejut, seperti menyadari sesuatu.

Audrey tahu, masalah uang itu.‘Kalian nggak usah cemas dengan uang, nanti kakak kasih.Rumah kalian jauh nggak dari sini. Mobil bisa lewat?’Tanya Audrey.

Eka mengangguk. ‘Rumah kami dibawah jembatan itu.’

Eka menunjuk sebuah jembatan yang tak jauh dari mereka duduk.Malam itu ada sebuah keajaiban. Di salah satu perempatan lampu merah di kota Kudus, tiga sosok tubuh berjalan di kegelapan menuju sebuah rumah kecil terbuat dari bambu di bawah sebuah jembatan. Dibelakangnya sebuah mini cooper putih mengikuti mereka perlahan.

Malam itu juga dua orang sangat senang karena untuk pertama kalinya mereka merasakan nikmatnya berbagi. Sedangkan bagi dua orang anak itu, mereka serasa mendapat keajaiban bertemu dengan orang mau membantu mereka dengan tulus. Rasa lelah dan kantuk yang semula begitu mengganggu kini menguap begitu saja.

‘Ini nomor telepon kakak, telepon aja kalau ada apa-apa, ya.’ Kata Audrey sambil menuliskan nomor hp-nya di buku Eka.

‘Jangan sampai hilang ya.’ Pesannya lagi.

Setengah satu malam di perempatan kota Kudus, semoga tidak ada lagi anak-anak seperti Eka dan Dwi yang harus berjuang hanya untuk mendapatkan sedikit pendidikan.

 

*This is another short story I found, I’ll trans it into english later :)*

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[REVISE] Blue B and the Firelies Tale

The more Blue B walking around in her journey, the more she finds precious experiences. On this day, she meets with generous elder woman who tell her very precious tale.

There was once a kind yet blind little girl living alone at the beautiful riverbank. Plenty of people come everyday to enjoy the view and relieve their bad feeling. It was always that blind little girl who listen to them patiently and gave them a wide bright smile when the visitor about to home. That was give them deep impression and for the girl, the visitor are bless gift to her. Because of them, she never feels alone and listening to them is like crossing to the bridge from her dark surrounding to the bright beautiful world.
Meanwhile, the riverbank’s beauty will be nothing when night comes. People even unable to see their own hands due to the blackness. That is the time for the little girl feeling lonely the most. Every night she prays for the morning to come early, so she will have another friend to talk to.

It was one dead of the night, she visited by Pixy Queen who deliver unwillingful message. The Pixy Queen said that she was about to die. But she will rewarded by heaven for her longing to listen to the people who come to her by receiving three wills in order and one day extra to make her wills reality.
Even though the Little Girl was very upset but she tried to be tough and smile when revealing her wills.
Firstly, she wants to see by her own eyes the place she live at for her lifetime.
Secondly, she wants to meet and talk to the visitors who come by for the last time and saying goodbye properly.
The third one she has not figure out yet so she only asked for the two first.

What a precious gift that the Little Girl finally see the beauty of her home place.
She smiled and said to herself that no wonder many visitors come every day and what they told were so true.

It’s very beautiful indeed.
However, when she told the visitor that she was about to leaving the place, it saddened them, but she made a promise.

‘I will come back here as a light. If you come here at night and see the light, that is me. So you can tell me everything as usual, I will listen and help you to relieve the pain.’

The promise is actually came from nowhere she could think and just for reassuring the visitors but Pixy Queen took it as the last gift for the Little Girl.

After that day, visitor no longer see the girl around, instead of tiny light who flying around when the night comes. That was her unconditional last wills, she wants to be a light for that place then the visitor can visit everytime even in the night.
Nowdays, if the surrounding still pure with greenery and river also clear, you can find these tiny light by singing

“fireflies, fireflies, come here this water is sweet that water is bitter, fireflies, fireflies, come here.” *

 

*As told by the elder woman own shop at Kyoto, Japan

 

Posted by @blue plum blossoms decoded

 


[1] This story told by the elder woman own a shop at Kyoto, Japan.