[STARCAST] Lee Jong Hyun’s Bucket List for a Romantic End of the Year

[STARCAST] Lee Jong Hyun’s Bucket List for a Romantic End of the Year

Hello, I am Lee Jong Hyun from CNBLUE. The of year 2013 is already not far from being over. The ‘End of the year’s mood’ is slowly rising up~ What kind of plans does everyone have for this Christmas and for the end of the year~?

 

For me, I have composed and sung the season song for the first time in this end of the year in December. From long time ago, I always used to think that I wished to compose a carol that warms the heart and my wish came true faster than I thought~ It is a song called ‘Love Falls’ and because I wanted to emphasize the romantic mood of Christmas, I made it as a duet song. With a singer JUNIEL, I also held a special activity for about a week to promote the song as a duet team called ‘Romantic J’. While singing, I thought that I will sing this song in live if I have a girlfriend.

 

Are you saying this is romantic~? Haha. For me, there is another kind of ‘Romantic’ that I am thinking of… How about you guys?

 

I am thinking that I am going to slightly reveal my romantic bucket list to wrap up the year of 2013.  B star naver

1. Decorations that can never be left out to make an end of the year’s mood!

If I have a girlfriend, I want to do Christmas decorations! In the end of the year when thinking of Christmas, I feel that ‘Christmas decoration’ is necessary as it to completes the mood. I still feel that way. Even if it is not a giant Christmas tree, I think decorations that match with places and also every little decoration are things that can add to the mood of Christmas.

I think even Christmas decoration reflects the individuality and vibe that are unique to each person so I often look in detail of what colors and the materials the Christmas tree is decorated with. Does it match me~? Haha. It is classic but no matter what, I think decoration items in Christmas trees are pretty when they have clear colors such as a red apple~ I feel like that colors such as red and gold really give the celebrating atmosphere of the end of the year.

B star naver12. The end of the year card that shows sincerity and a gift that contains my mind

 

When the end of the year season approaches, I usually try to call people whom I am grateful for either by calling them no matter what or by meeting them in person, and when I prepare for this in advance, it is good because I do not have to rush for anything. Although there is still a concert that is scheduled, I am still currently preparing so that I do not miss the right time to show what is on my mind. Even now, I think I am not that good at choosing gifts. It is so hard for me to choose gifts. As I think about things such as ‘Are these the things that people who will receive the gift really like it, are these things that they really need” and so on, my concerns begin to multiply. However, if it could be thought of as my own skill, then it might be able to be considered as a good skill, which is to send cards I wrote myself or send messages together along with a gift. Also, the ribbon wrap that makes the gift cooler! Because I think that pretty gift wraps are as important as the content of the gift in expressing my mind, I always put a ribbon for a highlight, haha. (I am a relatively delicate man, right~?)

B star naver2B star naver33. A fancy dinner with people whom I love

If I have a girlfriend, I hope to eat a memorable dinner in such a place that is filled with a warm Christmas mood inside. I want to prepare the menu of this special meal as something that my girlfriend likes the most and also the most surprising at the same time. I think I am not going to regret it only after I prepare everything thoroughly, so even if I have to search all over the internet, I am going to come up with an incredibly fancy plan no matter what!

Especially, I wish to impress her by preparing a dessert that has a Christmas mood. I do not like foods that are too sweet but just for a memorable romantic dinner, I think it would be good to be filled with ‘Sweets’ once in a while. It seems like that there are lots of women who likes very sweet desserts (that I can never eat)~ If I am having dinner with only guys, I will never ever prepare for these desserts but I am thinking of giving it a try once in a while if I started dating someone, haha.

 

It is only my imagination for now but if I face the real situation, then I am going to become very thorough and careful~ I am jealous of all the people who are couples.
I, Lee Jong Hyun, who sings and plays the guitar in CNBLUE, might be spending the end of the year with music. But, I am trying to make time to have dinner with people whom I love and who are most precious~ Of course, I expect to have a special meal time that is filled with the end of the year mood with the members also.

B star naver4B star naver54. The memorable song is necessary! 
In times that wrap up the year, song can never be left out, right~?
In this end of the year, I am thinking of introducing two songs that I am going to endlessly replay. I have chosen the songs that touch the sentiment. I am thinking that these are the songs that people who are solos like me will especially be able to empathize together.

The first song is the song ‘The Blower’s Daughter’, which is a famous soundtrack of the movie ‘Closer’, by Damien Rice. Damien Rice, the sing-a-song writer who is from Dublin, Ireland, is one of my favorite musicians. I think I have to say that I was shocked the moment I listened to the song while watching the movie ‘Closer’… Until now, I still cannot forget the moment when it has touched my heart in a powerful way. I recommend this song as it softens the sentiment while wrapping up the year quietly.

The second song has sad lyrics but I think it is good to listen to it for many, many times during this season. It is the most famous song of Christmas seasons ‘Last Christmas’. There are a lot of carols and Christmas songs on my mind but the best song in my mind I think is always this song. When it is the end of the year, I am happy but when I think about how this year have gone by too fast, there is always a little bit of loneliness left in my mind and I think it is the song that slightly consoles such a feeling.

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The weather recently have got colder and because of the snow, it really feels like ‘Winter’ and maybe, this Christmas might be a White Christmas! I hope everyone have a romantic and happy end of the year with family, lovers and friends whom you guys love.

 

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Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @ cnboice /bpb decoded

Celebrating CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun 25th Birthday, “Burning Melody Short Story Competition”

Celebrating CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun 25th Birthday, “Burning Melody Short Story Competition”

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Projet pour le 25e anniversaire de Lee JongHyun. Lisez-le en français.

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Still have no clue what to write? Read my story here

HIRING TRANSLATORS

Dear my lovely readers,

 

I made this post because I need your help. I am looking for voluntary translator since I often have difficulties when I meet Japanese or Korean article.

So, the qualifications are:

  • Be able to translate Korean or Japanese or Chinese into English or Bahasa.
  • And if you are Boice, you are most welcome and become my first priority.
  • If you are not into the site, that is no matter because mainly I am looking for translator.
  • Another point if you are active on twitter.

Is there any one of you willing to help me?

Show your interest by leaving me a comment(s) or reach me on twitter @lanhudiee.

I am waiting for our team work.

 

Best Regards,

Tara Lee

The Stars – 2nd Something Inside

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John sighs and straight his back up, ‘alright, I think we got to talk about a new member. I do feel that we missing something, four is better than three.’

Silence.

‘No idea?’ John asked since Tom and Ringo fell silent.

Ringo open his eyes lazily and saying, ‘I have no other person than Jerry and Tom rejected it. So?’

Tom shrugged, ‘He’s the last choice then.’

‘Anyway what’s wrong with him? You don’t even know him, you make nonsense judgment.’ Ringo pouted.

John looks at Ringo for agreement, aside of everything he, too, has no idea why Tom hates Jerry.

‘He frightened me.’

Both John and Ringo look at Tom in disbelief. The man who afraid of nothing and loves using his fist rather than words threatened by first year junior? It must be a joke.

‘Come on, look at his appearance, long hair, pierces and anyway, how tall is he?’

Both John and Ringo burst into laughter. Did they hear right?

‘And I don’t like somebody who likes playing around; I can see that he never be serious.’ Tom continues spitting out his impression towards Jerry.

‘Sorry mate,’ John coughing, ‘I think you think too much, and yes, how tall is he?’ John asked to Ringo.

‘I don’t know, 6.3 maybe, anyway Tom, as you said, he likes playing around, didn’t you think it’s good. We’re not only needing someone who playing bass but also someone who wanna wasting time.’ Ringo explained sending both John and Tom into puzzle.

‘You got to wake up,’ Ringo indicated to Tom, ‘we don’t have many choices, you know, most of our classmates belong to the talent agencies already.’ Ringo concluded.

 

Read the whole chapter here

The Stars

Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

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

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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Poem and posted by tara lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

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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Written and Posted by tara lee@blue plum blossoms decoded

[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

 

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