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Old 30th January 2010, 08:03 PM
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[Translation] TEAMAyu blog: 30th January [A World is One Fanbook]

Heyo everyone!! Sorry for the long wait!! ^^

This entry's super touching!! I think it might make many people cry...

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30th January, 2010 11:44pm

Boo. I've been writing an account for this entry since the morning 2 days ago, but have yet to finish it up...

So before I go for recording, I'll work hard and finish writing this!!!

From the morning of 2 days ago. I'll be glad if you can read this with a tripping feeling ☆ (what kind of feeling is that, laugh). And so...

First, please look at this.



This, is an ornament that is placed right in the middle of the entrance to the room in which I'm staying. And, everyday, when I come back from work, those flowers which are placed around it change.

Because of this, everytime I come here, I'll wonder "What flower will it be today~♪". So it's always very pleasant and expectant, whenever I open my room door and walk to this spot.

But~♡ From yesterday night onwards, the things which are placed here have been changed to 2 big books, both of which mean so many things!!!!!!!



♡♡♡



Because this entrance is joined to all the other rooms, I always have to pass by this spot ♡

That's why, I always stop by to hold, and to read ♡

So, this. Everyone must be wondering "what is this really???"...

Well, it's a wonderful wonderful surprise present I received from everyone who had been waiting and waiting for me outside the hotel, when I came back from PV filming yesterday morning.

Being the time it was, the staff were all dead tired, and I myself was almost fainting from exhaustion. We were thinking "Surely, at this time, there will be nobody left".

"Eh?! There are people in front of the hotel??? Is it a coincidence????? But at this time?" All these things ran through my mind, and there, right in front of my eyes. As always, everyone's smiling faces.

At that weird hour, in spite of the cold, everyone was as cheerful as always ☆



I cried...

But, really, even if they were smiling now, they must have been waiting, encouraging each other, supporting each other, determined to continue waiting for this time to come...

And there must have been some who had to leave because of time constraints, and they might have been crying on their way back...

Thinking of these things, I started crying again.

Even so, because everyone was showing me their best smiles, I smiled too.

But, really, everyone's hands and faces were blue. Must be the cold...

And so, because I couldn't say anything, I just held everyone's hands tight, one by one.

After awhile, for some reason, everyone got into a nice line. And then, a girl from Norway started to speak to me really politely.

She said, "We wish for you to know that you have fans from all over the world, and for that, we have made this book for you."

"Through the web, we've gathered many many messages here from all over the world."

"And these 2 books are the results of our effort."

A book, with the words [A WORLD is ONE] on the cover.

Written on the first page: To select the best cover, many alternatives were submitted as well.



Then, on the next page, there was this message.



Sob~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.....

Inside, one after another, one after another, page by page, these were created for me.



After receiving the book and feeling its weight in my hands, my eyes started to burn.

Because I was still wearing that fairly strange make-up from the PV filming, I was wearing sunglasses. So, I was safe, and I persevered and prevented my tears from overflowing.



This cover that was picked, was made by a guy who lives in New York!!!!!!!



Stan-chan, who was talking to the fans together with me, was also so overwhelmed with emotion that he couldn't speak. And this was what happened, which warmed me all the way to the bottom of my heart ☆

Really, really, this is just too wonderful...

Flipping through the pages, crying at every message. All the words appear blurred.

And really, all these letters and photos from TA all over the world, all packed together-----------------

And from there, are so many countries which I myself have not been to.

From now on, no matter how many times, I will reread these again and again.

All these messages and letters from everyone shows me that everyone is there.

When I meet with happy times, or when I meet with sad times, I will always remember these words which everyone has given me.

This book too, from today onwards, will become my friend* ♡

* ayu uses the word 仲間 (nakama) here, which doesn't really translate well into English. Aside from friend, 仲間 can translate as comrade/companion, generally someone/something which is precious. (people who watch the anime One Piece will get a better picture of this word lol! ^^)

Everyone, thank you.



♡WE ARE ONE

A WORLD IS ONE♡

With that, today is another day, I'll work hard~.

And the last photo, is the guardian spirit of my room, which I've brought from Japan.



Amethyst-san and Crystal-san.
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for the translation Misa-chan!!
I've just finished my own translation in Indonesian words, but I think your translation is best!! Love it!!

*cried out loud*
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:12 PM
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This really almost had me cry at points, I'm so happy we were able to make ayu happy^^
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:13 PM
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Oh. My. God. I am crying right now!!! I can't even begin to express how insanely happy I am that Ayu loves the book!!!!!! Gosh, it's just so...AAAAHHH!!!! I am so happy that I made a page, because even though I didn't get to see her in London, I was able to contribute to the book that she seems to love so much...That makes me happier than anything
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:17 PM
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:22 PM
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:22 PM
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oh god, i can't believe i'm crying while i'm reading this.
My letter is there!! ayu have it in her hands !! it's really incredible!

wow ayu.. you are just AWESOME
thanks for the translation!! your arer awesome too!!
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:31 PM
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Oh. My. God. I am crying right now!!! I can't even begin to express how insanely happy I am that Ayu loves the book!!!!!! Gosh, it's just so...AAAAHHH!!!! I am so happy that I made a page, because even though I didn't get to see her in London, I was able to contribute to the book that she seems to love so much...That makes me happier than anything
This. Exaclty this.

It is so wonderful, I love this entry.
This book is the best project ever. Guys, AHS is just great. Thank you all!
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:45 PM
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awww~~~ tear--I'm glad she is touched by our book...
this is indeed the best project we have done this year....
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:47 PM
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WOW!!! :O That is SOOO cool! <333 I am really~ glad that I contributed to this project!
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:50 PM
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Thanks for the translation Misa-chan.
I'm really excited (and crying x__D)
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Old 30th January 2010, 08:51 PM
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From now on, no matter how many times, I will reread these again and again.

All these messages and letters from everyone shows me that everyone is there.

When I meet with happy times, or when I meet with sad times, I will always remember these words which everyone has given me.
This totally gets me, ugh... omg. I totally got her thought process behind the book in another thread, haha.

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I don't think Ayu's that kind of person, but it's likely that she will have some messages that will impact her (visually) more than others. (my friend's AT07 vector/vexel image for instance might've caught her eye more as opposed to an all white background letter done in MS Word) But Ayu seems more like someone who will appreciate the message/thought behind it no matter how dolled up (or not) it is.

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Old 30th January 2010, 08:53 PM
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But, really, even if they were smiling now, they must have been waiting, encouraging each other, supporting each other, determined to continue waiting for this time to come...
Oh my gosh, this part really got to me It was so true, each night we were so determined to wait for her - Wednesday night / Thursday morning was tough, but there was strength in numbers and when Ayu arrived, it made it all worthwhile! She's an absolute gem and when I heard about the book, I thought it was such a lovely gesture!

Thank you so much for this translation! This was such a heart-warming read!
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This only happens once in a lifetime, i cannot describe how am i feeling right now, it's an acomplished dream!! Thank you Misa chan!
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Old 30th January 2010, 09:01 PM
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glad that she loves it. this is like a dream comes true, really. A damn good one.
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Old 30th January 2010, 09:10 PM
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Thank you for the translation!!

I'm glad that our letters are companions of ayu from now on. =D

She's so cute. ^^

Love you ayu <3
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Old 30th January 2010, 09:11 PM
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AMAZING! ♡♡♡ Great job! ♡
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Old 30th January 2010, 09:12 PM
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I'm so happy, almost tearing up myself! I hope this will cheer Ayu up in tough times. Like her music does for us!! Great, it's just great to be a part of it!!! I'm happy!!! Everyone who took part: THANK YOU! And to Ayu...

I you Ayu. Forever.
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Old 30th January 2010, 09:16 PM
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OMG, I'm booking marking this. It's so wonderful. It's probably one of the longest entries she's ever written. XD I am so happy that she got it and has read it! All our hard efforts weren't in vain, and this is such an important meaning and thing for every Ayu fan. We're all filled with emotions around the world. It's so wonderful.

On a different note, I bet all the TA members in Japan are like, "WTF? That's great, but that's so weird." And what are those crystals for?
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