Hatsune Miku & Miku-tan

Today’s story is about music again.   My daughter told me that “Miku-tan” sings Hatsune Miku’s songs in English.    Then I listened to her songs.    Actually, she is super cool.  I think she is talented.   Miku-tan is an ordinary American girl.   She has uploaded her singing videos on YouTube and niconico.com,  and has been getting popularity among Japanese vocaloid fans.    A gifted person can appeal to the world by himself in today’s society.   On the other hand,  people might have fun finding out that kind of person he is.   Music has no borders or boundaries.

My Daughter’s Favorite Song

My daughter has been listening to the song ” Takanaru” by Maiko Fujita these days, which is an anime theme song.   I like it too.   Its delicate lyrics and melody are beautiful.   I’d like to introduce her video to you.   The translated lyrics were quoted from j.popasia.

Lyric added by: Gaby
Since when was it that
I’d known your fingers
were this beautiful?
When was it that I noticed these feelings?

Because I couldn’t follow
when I was captivated at such an early instant,
my cowardly heart
broke the brake

Our eyes met by accident
…Just what should we say?
I become unable to move
whenever our eyes meet

The heartbeat resounding highly sounds like it is breaking
I pulled close the arm that I grabbed
I’m unable to restrain it, so please don’t say anything
When I realized that I loved you,
the feeling I felt was pain
It was the beginning of a love that would take my breath away

While bewildered,
I slowly closed my eyes
when I was within your arms
Just what would become of us from now on?

Though I was afraid of hurting you,
though I knew that it would become painful if we were too much in love,
I can no longer hold back
these feelings of mine

The wind was cold
…The seasons changed
Why do I feel like crying?
Please don’t embrace me anymore than this

I love your smile
Your voice that’s so close, the sensation of touching you
Within the autumn twilight, the fallen leaves danced
I can no longer stop my feelings,
this infatuation that rushed out
Is it fine for me to believe in those thoughts I felt from you?

That moment when I knew of the scent
of the first person I loved
became an everlasting instant
that would never disappear

The heartbeat resounding highly sounds like it is breaking
I pulled close the arm that I grabbed
I’m unable to restrain it, so please don’t say anything
When I realized that I loved you,
the feeling I felt was pain
It was the beginning of a love that would take my breath away

Aso Farm Land

When we descended from Aso, it was about lunch time.   My daughter and I went to “Aso Farm Land,” a resort facility.

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We had a  buffet lunch at the restaurant, “Harvest”.  Dishes were made from local ingredients.

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I ate it all up.

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This facility has many shops.  This is a chopstick shop.

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A Vegetable  factory

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I saw mushrooms before they are cut for the first time.

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We took a bath at “Aso Volcano Onsen” in the same facility.  The following pictures are from its website.

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Nobody was there!   10 bathtubs were all ours!   Was it very quiet because it was a weekday in the off-season?   We were hopping in and out outdoor bathtubs.   I had a strange feeling that was a mixture of shyness and release, when I walked around naked under the sun.

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