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Old 20th September 2008, 10:31 AM
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You don't like it? I think it shows that Ayu is willing to diversify.

You never know, perhaps we will see a Chinese lyric pop up in a future song instead of an English one.
I don't mind if she trys to diversifty in her future works but I honestly can't understand her chinese dictation when I was listening to it earlier on

maybe it's just me I don't know
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Old 20th September 2008, 10:47 AM
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i love it! i can understand bits and pieces!

i have a feeling Ayu will sing more chinese songs in the future!
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Old 20th September 2008, 05:18 PM
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I like it, I really do, but I feel like she was singing with no feeling. The song felt dead. Maybe because she can't really connect in Chinese since she doesn't speak it.
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Old 20th September 2008, 05:19 PM
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Strange. Listening to and understanding the Chinese version..

It feels sort of weird because I feel like crying moreso than I do when listening to the Japanese version. WTF?

@ above poster: No feeling? She's singing with the same if not more feeling than she usually does for Who... -weird look-
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Old 20th September 2008, 06:03 PM
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i'll give her +10 for the effort. also a nice touch for her Asian fans. but one listen is enough :X, i'll stick with the original version.
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Old 20th September 2008, 06:06 PM
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i'll give her +10 for the effort. also a nice touch for her Asian fans. but one listen is enough :X, i'll stick with the original version.
my thoughts exactly
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Old 20th September 2008, 06:51 PM
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Well, I found most of the song pretty understandable, though there are some words which are hard to pronounce for novice Chinese speakers, hard to understand.

Even so, I really give her an A+ for her effort, Chinese is honestly not an easy language to speak...

And, I don't think she's singing this "without feeling". Honestly, you could feel that same emotion from the Japanese. Her lower voice here makes her emotions even more vivid... And then when you start hearing, you remember that she's doing all these for her Asian fans... isn't it touching, at the very least?

Kudos to Ayu for making such a breakthrough! Does anyone think she'll be in the Guiness records for being the first Japanese singer to re-record a track in Chinese?

Who... (Chinese version) has been on my i-Tunes for 8 times!
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Old 21st September 2008, 06:30 AM
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She's not the first. I'm sure others have done it in the past.
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Old 21st September 2008, 10:37 AM
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super nice i listened it the whole night ytd , i played it to sleep ^_^
so much feel although her prouncation not v clear , but who cares?
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Old 21st September 2008, 12:29 PM
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no offense, but I can't catch the words though I speak chinese.. but can see the effort she put..
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Old 21st September 2008, 09:17 PM
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I must note that singing the lyrics that were written to the Who.. instrumental is REALLY hard. Especially correctly in Chinese. wtf.
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Erm...I don't know if I agree with Ayu's Chinese sounding fluent...but it's not terrible by any means. She did sound a little awkward in some parts, but she still did a pretty good job IMO.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 03:21 AM
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It's not as good as the original, but Ayu put in a good effort. So props for that!
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Old 9th October 2008, 12:46 AM
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I appreciate her effort..although honestly I have to say the accent is really thick...can't understand her 90% of the time
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Old 9th October 2008, 01:55 AM
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I say she made v.good effort but yeah XD can't hear what she's singing much XD~~ hehehe

it looks liek they made this change quite last min :?~~ so in such short time, eh, it's good attempt la~
but yeah, I think she should practice a little more XD~
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Old 9th October 2008, 05:34 AM
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I thought the singing was beautiful. I couldn't even tell it was Ayu at first.
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Old 9th October 2008, 05:41 AM
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It was bad seriously, no offence. It makes my hair stands. I know it's not her native language but if she wants to do it, she could do even better.
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Old 9th October 2008, 06:02 AM
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Man this song takes me back to when ayu's songs were expertly composed...

anyway...I don't speak Chinese, so to me it sounds like she's speaking really funny Japanese with words I don't know

her vocals are...ew...but I know very few people who can sing Who... well so, and her voice has changed so...I'll let it go. I do wish she would raise her recording standards though...lately they've been lax imo...

This version actually makes me laugh a lot...I'm sorry Ayu...
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Old 9th October 2008, 06:10 AM
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I'm glad she gave it a try, but it's certainly a long way from sounding like proficient Chinese, IMO, and I'm not all that well-versed in Mandarin in the least. From a vocal standpoint, though, I think her 10th Anniversary Version and Mandarin Version are both superb la.
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Old 9th October 2008, 01:10 PM
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hmmm...by now, i had played the chinese version at least 40 times and i still love it.....
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