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finally there's some updates in monoral blog. i'm so happy.

i wonder if they're really going to release an album later this year.
and hopefully they'll make a concert at the end of the year.
i wanna see them live. what should i bring from indonesia as a gift for them?
coffee? batik? toys?

and then on to the translations....

ps: to Anis-san, Ali-san, or the management staffs,
please if you think I translate it wrong. just laugh it off.
i know you're all very fluent english speakers.
or if you don't like your blog translated just tell me.
and i will put them down.

Congratulations to MONORAL for the 9 year long of music...!!
I will continue to support you.

ps 2: why hasn't Ali-san posted lately? I miss him and his UFO. TT.TT

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July 28, 2010

9 Year Anniversary!

--- to see the pics head to this entry ---

Good evening.
Everyone who sent congratulations message on monoral 9 years anniversary, thank you! Actually, it's thanks to all of you that in our 10th year and beyond, we are able to continue making music. We believe that a god single will come out, and we're anticipating the tour that starts next month.
Today, with ali, we visited George and Tarou-chan in their radio show! Broadcasting the new song, and using the accoustic guitar in the studio, we were let to perform one song. They have been our friends who gives support to monoral. Big thanks. To everyone who came to play at InterFM, thank you ne~.

much love anis

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July 20, 2010


--- the picture can be seen here (it's anis and ali) ----

monoral, don't get me wrong but, this summer we're back!
everyone, it's been a while~. Sorry that lately I've only been updating my own blog nee~. Is everyone healthy? Today with ali we were givena  chance to do a live broadcast on TV. It's the first time we show, in the TV show origin, the new song in our country. It felt like the tour is soon starting. Everyone, come and play neー! Because the size (of the venue) for Nagoya and Sendai seems to become bigger, everyone please bring your friend.  laugh and tears there's also first time in Kyoto, so the anticipation multiplies. I wanna hury and do the tour. The picture is at today's TV show Origin, the part while we were listening about mother complex and the blooming two of us had our eyes closed. (laughs)
To those who have sent the programs mails, those who came to play at the program, thank you very much ne~.

much love anis
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anis posted his hand pic
and asked if anyone can read it.

this hand has very complicated set of lines.
there are a lot that i cannot read.
but of course, i'm still learning.

anis lives his life to the fullest.
see that line crossing from between his thumb and index finger to his wrist?
it's so deep and strong and vivid.
and he hardly ever regrets what he has done in life.

then... the love line... the upper most of the horizontal lines.
his love life is difficult and complicated.
even if he ends up with someone (aka married or so)
there might be a big possibility
that the one he will be married to is not the one he love the most.
he will stay loving that other person even after years after.

luck is good. but only on his career.
i don't see the money line and the little things of happiness line.
he'll have a lot more with his career in the future.

too bad i can't see how many people he hold dearest in his life.
it should be seen from the side of the palm, but the picture is cropped.

a little ero in the head... i'm not surprised though.

there's a star underneath his ring finger
and i wonder what that means.

it seems like there's double head lines... but i'm not sure.

and is that a scar on his ring finger?
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Changed my mind in just seconds XDDD because Anis posted an entry in the MONORAL blog.
And I miss the two together so much already. ^________________^
and akira was there too...!!

June 24, 2010

Tour Decided!!

[ this picture ]

It's been a while~. Tour is decided!
After about 8 months after monoral one man live, so without fail please come to play. I want to hurry and let you hear the new song. We're in the middle of high-praised recording**. Look forward to it!
Yesterday was RENT press release,  therefore thank you to those who have come to support~. A while ago we as monoral were let to play 2 songs unplugged*. ali was flipping guitar! Akirassu also participated, and in the end everybody was dancing on stage! of course ali and akirassu also participated. It was really a fun day-!
This year, summer are you supporting monoral together?
the picture is our manager's only masterpiece~. (laugh)

much love anis

** i'm lost... did i misunderstand his words again?
* kill me, i'm a bit MTV biased, so unplugged instead of acoustic. =P
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Among all the Japanese blogs that I read, Anis is the only one not supporting for Japan. Hehehehehe. But of course, he was raised in France, so he's rooting for France.

Charira* in Osaka!
[3 images of Anis on a bike]

Today taking a patrol to the south on bike with a Morrocan friend. It's really fun ~. (laughs) Taking patrol in the afternoon is good ne~. Yesterday I was up all night with Akirassu, now Akirassu is still in the dream world. Tomorrow please come to play. Look forward for the preparation of the Omikuji live-!

much love anis

*a pun of chari (bike) and shalila? ^^;;;;

[picture of Anis and Akira and ... I don't know the other 2... Anis' Morrocan friend and...papa?]

To those who came to play in our Omikuji Live, I really thank you~. The set list is considerably different from Tokyo Omikuji ne~. Papa participated in 3 songs, and at midnight Mickey and Emirii participated in one song so it's varied. The theme this time is Hana Yori Dango (dango over flower/people who are more interested in practical things over aesthetical value)! (laugh) Yesterday the weather was good, but today as I went out from the hotel it rained hard. Until next month when I come back to Osaka, therefore please treat me well~. Next is yukata night. And before that Wine night. Look forward to it. (laugh)

much love anis

Nice Matsui

[picture of a smiling lady wiping a window]

Iyaー. Today is pleasant. Exciting ne~! World Cup is fun. Although France's match was a disappointment*, today I feel refreshed. Have a good night rest~.

much love anis

*It's actually written "Because France's match was a disappointment..." but I feel the conjugation seems jumbled.... so I changed it. I'm sorry.
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I wish that my favorite artists are real human and not merchandise to sell by the company.

I'm not talking about Anis or MONORAL. Some of you might understand of what I'm talking about.

and about the translation, forgive me for being lazy to check on the names of the people mentioned here.


Is everyone healthy?
Today the wind is very nice!
lately it's rather condensed, this week I head south earlier to Osaka
not patrolling. World Cup is starting so it seems like there's going to be unnecessary confinement. Sukapaa doesn't seem to cancel his contract. The games in which France play, I always gather in a friend's place, making dinner party and get excited. It will be great if I can do that this year. What do you do at the game in which Japan play? I'm really excited expecting the ball game!

much love anis

* I can't find what this means... I'll edit later when I have the reference.
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2 dozens

[picture of 2 boxes of Menetou-Salon wine*]

Everyone, how are you getting along? Er... finally 2 dozens arrived. Why it's curious that wine disappears so fast? Why? Wonder if until June's Wine Accoustic Live they could wait as stock... sou sou! It has nothing to do with it, but do you know about parumit? In Japan it's not a major thing, ne? It tastes somethinglike a mix of white asparagus, pickles, and bamboo shoots. It's the first time I found a place that sells it in Japan. I often ate it when I was in Morocco, so I kind of miss it. It's good mixed into salad! What about creating Osaka Parumit Omikuji? (laughs) No way. See you~.

much love anis

* anis said that it's his favorite wine ^_____^ wonder if i can find it in Indonesia.
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Yeah!! now I have internet access at home too. not a fast kind one... but i think it's enough to go online and download once in a while. So... let me present you ... anis blog updates.
I want to eat the food he prepares too..!!


Good morning~. Today the weather is good. Omikuji live biori.* I'm starting to cook now. Collecting the ingredients was difficult. Because I couldn't understand the picture, I put the normal tabasco. canned tuna and mayonaise, and tabasco ten times the ammount! Isn;t it great? I thought of making it at the live, but really, on stage is going to be difficult, but because I want to make it, I bring them. I prepared a hugecooler box with cooling agent (cooling pack). It feels like going camping. It seems like it can hold up to three days!
Please enjoy!

much love anis

Anis Kaze Diabolo Tuna Dip

Thank you for coming to play yesterday~. I like the tension in the Omikuji Live. This time I'm thinking of an interesting set list. Yesterday, being told about the treat after the live by everyone was nice. Really, while everyone was eating, I intruded, wanted to know about your opinions. (laughs) Although preparing such big ammount was hard, seeing everyone eating, I'm thinking of cooking again. If there's an ingredient that you can't eat, I'm sorry for those who couldn't do the sampling. Next time please give me menu expectation! In the mean time, here's Anis Kaze Diabolo Tuna Dip Reipe!
Canned tuna
cayenne pepper
hot garam masalla (esupii*)

cut olive, onion, jalapeo and parsley finely,
add to tuna and mayonaise, mix well,add spices to finish.
the ammount of ingredients depends on your feeling at that day.
At All Night, I was 120% drunk.(laugh)
I'm really sorry. It really turned.Next month will be wine night, if everyone got drunk, it would be scarry!
I'm always very moved by everyone's kindness. Thank you.

much love anis


* no idea what he's talking about... anyone has any reference i can check?
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Since AKIHIDE hasn't updated his blog, I finally could sit down while having lunch and translate Anis' blog. >.< I can't believe how much I have missed since the last time I read his blog. Hahahaha... Sorry, Anis-san, you're not my translation priority lately.

But that really doesn't mean that I'm leaving him. I finally get to order MONORAL Petrol reissue because [livejournal.com profile] adrio_nevralka is ordering something too and we can join the shipping fee to cut up the price if there are more people ordering. Thankies to Miku. I can't wait until I get my hand on Petrol... on the joint celebration of Gackt's, Jin's and Akihide's birthday on July 4th, which is also the day I'm going to take JLPT 3 test. (yes, it's like 1.5 months away, but we already plan for another karaoke gathering - to bad doremido went bankrupt TT.TT)

Why am I ranting on this post? o.O .... And again, Anis' Japanese is just so out of this world that I keep on wondering if the mistakes I thought he made is there with intention of making a pun or... is it just me who keeps on misunderstanding his posts... or... maybe he's not that fluent when it comes to writing Japanese?!? I leave words I can't translate as it is. I hate onomatopoeia and katakana... and non-standard Japanese...!! *cries* I think if Anis somehow end up in my translation page, he'd rofl at me for my failures and my misunderstanding.

i hate reposting pictures, so if you wanna see them, simply go to Anis Official Blog and find the respective pictures.

Just keep in mind that this translation is a big fail (in both understaning the Japanese and writing the English)....
Now on to the translation....


Cutlet Sandwich

[2 pics of katsu sandwich]

Well~. Osaka, I really thank you~. Last night's accoustic live was eroero BELT first song, right from the start I did 'Time after Time' that I wanted. At the encore urgently papa called from the guest seating, did 'Sunday Dream', it was fun! Papa also thought that everyone in Osaka was cute too.
Late at night was rather too humored and became warm and fluffy. To everyone who has had came to peak together, thank you! Why did I appear on the encore alone with accoustic guitar? (laughs)
Today papa treated Akirassu, Kazuo-chan, and Tomo-chan special cutlet sandwich, and everyone came to perform at  千里中央. I had egg sandwich. It was totally delicious~. Everyone at BELT is also thankful for that. (laughs)
Until then~

much love anis

more fail attempt under this cut ^____^ )=======================

I wanna see Omikuji live TT.TT
I wanna see Anis' rendition of these songs... I'm totally curious...
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I wanted to post 3 entries today... but somehow I can't do that. So... only post from May 7th for today.
There are several new projects coming in in the real life aka work, and I would most likely be working on it for the next few weeks.

There might be possibilities of me lagging way behind ... I'll try not to get into translation-hiatus mode, because this is one of the most effective way to study Japanese.

I post the picture too, because I've been missing Anis so much. Isn't he cute?

As I thought.

Yappari ame desune~. Ima kara saundochekku desu. Kyou wa sukina wain wo mottekimashita. Chobichobi nominagara ikimasu. Minasan, Yoroshiku ne~. Hihi.
As I thought, it rains ne~. Now we're going to do soundcheck. Today I'm bringing my favorite wine. I'm going while drinking nicely*. Everyone, have fun ne~. Hihi.

much love anis

*chobichobi... I haven't any idea what that means... but it seems like a little tipsying or giggly or ... well... maybe. I need better onomatopoeia references.... any good books or homepage I could see?
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Double post!! Because Anis updated his moblog faster that I update the translation. He seems so excited to be in Osaka. Somehow, he's also Osakan, even if he doesn't seem like it (yeah, Anis spent most of his pre-kindergarten years in England and Marocco and his childhood in Paris, he won't sound like an Osakan).


Kazuo in OSAKA

[insert picture of Kazuo here]

After this ~. Takoyaki and beer time! Osaka is always lovely. I'm thinking of tomorrow's setlist. But first of all, Kazuo-chan who's taking another serve of raw beer is speaking~.

chu much love anis


Now to Osaka.

[insert a picture of the sea from a hill here]

Good day good weather for driving. Everybody's going to Osaka. It seems like midsummer. So warm~. I wonder, is it going to rain~? (laughs) I hope it won't. Please be friendly towards BELT. So said the leader.

much love anis


Ah, so BELT now does live in Osaka too. ^_____^ I hope they're getting enough attention on them.
Wonder if Anis would put a picture of Akira again.
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I'm always lost in Anis' blogs. Both in the official solo blog and the MONORAL blog, his Japanese is confusing me. There are words that seems wrongly typed or out of place and too weird to comprehend, or maybe this is how non-native speakers try express himself using Japanese? Or maybe he's got this weird sense of humor in his way of writing.

I hope I won't give up translating the way I did.

I'm no native speaker of Japanese nor English, therefore this translation is way, way, way far from good.


[insert picture of the sun here]

To those who came to play to the accoustic live the day before yesterday, thank you.
A lot of highlights happened*. Huraa!** Kazuo-chan who came to play, and participated late at night, thank you. This is the first time I used an effector called loop. You can record sounds that you like on field, and play it repeatedly in its system. If you're piling up for harmony, it becomes erotic. As for Mr. April, Papa came. Papa sang both Goodbye from both our original song and Beatles. Because it was so fun, I didn't realize it's over. Afterwards, regarding RENT press conference, I'm feeling nervous. Everyone was attaching -san on my name when calling, I'm feeling happy. (laugh) I really thank you for always being nice. RENT is a new challenge that I won't face alone, to feel this challenge with everyone is heartening. As concerning the accoustic live, back to origin, it's a place where a lot of music that I love can be played freely. Look forward to it every month. Somehow, I have a hunch that if you can't enjoy doing music freely, then you can't continue. By the way, Papa said that everyone are cute and nice. Hearing him speak that way, I was really glad. Cute♪ Next week BELT in Osaka~.

much love anis

* I don't understand this sentence, but it seems like it.
** I'm only concluding that he meant to say "hurah" or "huria" but since there no hu in kana system, it became fura-. Not sure, though...

I miss MONORAL so much. I miss the musical spice that is Anis.

Little did I know that Anis was guesting in a Korean pop singer Uhm Jung-Hwa. He sang in the song called In This Rain. Why am I always late when it comes to this guy? He guested in Uhm Jung-Hwa's album in 2004 called Self Control. I didn't realize he actually linked to her (old and currently dysfunctional) official homepage in anisweb since way back. I wasn't diligent enough to click over all the links he provided.

So... anyone has that song? Could anyone share? I'm searching through the net, but perhaps I have no skill in looking for Korean songs... no result. Yet..!!

Why are things related to him are so darn hard to find?

*cries and promises herself not to fall for indies singer anymore*
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I'm always late in translating MONORAL blog.
Ever since they went "missing" for their respective solo projects, I lost interest in them.
Not because I don't like them anymore, but because it's frustrating.
Their solo materials are for live only...!!
With Anis playing in BELT (which has no records at all), acoustic lives, and the musical..!!
With Ali playing radio DJ ... and definitely not available outside Japan. TT.TT

I know Ali said that they're currently working on new materials... but...
They're the kind of real artists and not your typical Japanese entertainer...
if they can be considered Japanese at all... ^^;;;


OK... on to the what Anis said about RENT - no day but today -


Is everyone healthy? Is there anyone surprised, I am to appear in a musical called RENT. Just as first sexual experience*, but it's really fun. Off course I'm nervous, there's a lot of expectations. The first time I watched a musical in NY, it was really, really overwhelming. After the show was over, the applause was really loud.
For the rooting messages, I really thank you.

much love anis

* I think he "mistyped" again here? a little off the hook, isn't he?

... I'm a little excited about this, because the show starts on my birthday...!! ok, early birthday wish... can I get a ticket there?

for more about RENT! click here or click to this Wikipedia link.

Anis will play Roger Davis.

Roger Davis, A once successful, but now, struggling musician who is HIV positive and an "ex-junkie." He hopes to write one last meaningful song before he dies. He is having a hard time coping with the fact that he, along with many others around him, know that they are going to die. His girlfriend April killed herself after finding out they had HIV. He is roommates with Mark. Tenor
(wikipedia - in case you're too lazy to read the whole wiki link i provided)
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translation from this Anis' blog entry.

[insert ol' Beatles' picture here]


How are everyone?
It's been quite a while. Somehow we managed to do the accoustic live, uzu uzu shiteimasu*. We did a lot of new songs, and the pictures are great. As the live coming to close, I thought that live is great and there's no way I would retire. Thank you for always having fun with us. By the way, Tokyo Omikuji Live is is definite, Osaka Omikuji Live is currently in preparation and steadily advancing. If there's a happening, please come bringin wet tissue. Yesterday was BELT's practice, it seems we had too much laughter. We saw teenage pictures of Kazuo-chan and Akirassu and we were rolling with laughter. Of course I think my old picture is also interesting, but over the sky there's another sky! Certainly, later there will be a day to show you those pictures.

Be good, much love anis

* I'm leaving it as it is. I need a better reference for Japanese onomatopoeia. and darnit ... my japanese course would not start until May 11.

.... i miss MONORAL ... but i don't want them to hurry with their new materials ...
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click here to see the original entry スッチー


To those who participated in Gay Day*, thanx.
Then, for bravely coming out in women's apparel 六名のダンスィ~** good show
(Belt member embrace) everyone, thank you, ne.
It was fun.
This way, next one Osaka live is currently being considered.
I wonder if everyone can play.
Also***, using steel claw we need to shave our leg hair.
Let's rouse Osaka, ne~.
Yesterday, it's been a while feeling a live in Tokyo.
We meet again*** in Omotesandou!
Thank you for always being nice.


* March 3rd is hinamatsuri (celebration for girls), and May 5th is celebration for Boys, thus by logic transvestites and homosexuals claim one in-between (April 4th) as their day.
** i have no idea these words are... six names water outage? mutsunadansui? sometimes i love Akihide's overly structured words to Anis' language.
***  股 actually means crotch or thighs... but since it can be read “mata”, I think Anis actually wanted to say until then or again or also ... this is Anis' weird sense of humor. hahahahaha...

A~ I wanna see Belt live too.... any chance they're touring Fukuoka at the end of this year? TT.TT I guess I can only wish for Monoral lives ...

edit : i just learned that azzasu is an abbreviated term from arigatou gozaimasu. just say it really fast, then it will turn to azzasu. >.< darn and i even searched through my french dictionary to see if he's suddenly going back to his native tongue.
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MONORAL's latest iTune single was released last month, and since we can't buy it in our country, i'm quite satisfied when i finally got a download link from somewhere. yes, i know it's illegal, but i do hope the band (and the management) will forgive me, because i prefer buying CD to digital file. if this were released in CD, then i will definitely buy it, because i love the song.

niken, my fellow in adoring this band, said that this song reminds her of Smashing Pumpkins (and i kinda agree), while i myself thought of MONORAL's Costarica and VAMPS Times Go By. the similarity gives the feeling of familiarity. it's easy to fall in love with this song, with Anis' voice and Ali's bass (which i think becomes more playful and pretty).

we haven't found official lyrics yet. so we (that's niken and i) decided to get our own rendition of the lyrics, just to sing along with. it could be partially wrong. english is not our mother tongue, and our brain sometimes dictates what we want to hear.

input, corrections are welcome. if you find the official lyrics to this song, please guide me there, and i will edit this entry accordingly.

with out further boring chit chat from me, here's our rendition of 70HOURS.


70 hours from here to where you're from
show me your castle
i'll breathe and save the frown
i don't need that much if
maybe we were lost
70 hours for me to carry on
and define my love for you

all we have is all we have
you filled my head with words
and then
cast away from here

all we have is all we have
you'd fill my head with words
and then
cast away from here

70 hours before you place your trust
just 70 hours to wash away your doubt
we don't have the time for sharing all our past
70 hours for me to carry on
so define your love for me

all we have is all we have
you'd fill my head with words
and then
cast away from here

all we have is all we have
you'd tear my head with words
and then
cast away from me

feel the sun with you
everything so wonderful
take me for a ride
everything so wonderful
meet my fate with God
everything so wonderful
let me fall for you
everything so wonderful

oh so wonderful

let's cast away from here

all we have is all we have
you fill my head with words
and then
cast away from here

all we have is all we have
you'd tear my head with words
and then we
cast away from here

all we have is all we have
you fill my head with words
and then
cast away from here

all we have is all we have
you'd tear my head with words
and then we
cast away from here

70 hours from me to where you're from
raatkerani: (monoral)
new feature on MONORAL blog...!! now they feed the news too so i don't have to go back and forth between the official homepage and the blog. yay for anis and ali!! i love them so much...!!

[70 HOURS] to be released on November 25, 2009 ... most probable on iTunes Japan...


昨年リリースした3rd Full Album「Via」から約一年の沈黙を破り、
配信限定Single「70 HOURS」のリリースが決定!!



breaking the 1 year silence after releasing their 3rd full album Via,
they decided to release the limites single [70HOURS] !!
MONORAL's charm can be felt everywhere in this production, be it power, as well as being melodious.

Fans are to expect the release on November 25th.


as of me? i will expect illegal downloads before i can get my hand on their album later....
i only collect their CD's ... perhaps nothing else until i get myself to japan ... one day ...

i also finally got my hands on Yen Town...
the movie by Shunji Iwai where Ali appeared as a bassist ...
haven't watched it yet...
but I have watched 2 Iwai's movies ... and I love them so much.

raatkerani: (monoral)
the one i mentioned yesterday... Anis' bbs translation atempt.

here you go...!! )
raatkerani: (monoral)
i found this at anis' BBS....

次のBeltはfar awayだよん!
新曲も7月からWho We Are→Crashing Inと来て次はMedia Motor Bulletです。


much love anis

And look at the bold line... I'm not dreaming that he's writing about an upcoming single ... errr... created by leader (tomoo yashuda of TOBYAS, Farida's Cafe)?? I haven't properly translate this... tomorrow maybe, I'll post the better translation....

i read somewhere from the net, that Belt actually wants to "release" a song for each month. maybe they're actually talking about this.

i wonder what kind of music Belt plays. i mean, this band has been around for a while now, and no fan records or whatsoever floating on the internet. i'm so dying to go japan to see Belt live (and also Anis' acoustic live with Akira).

Ah, and on personal life : I've got my letter of acceptance in paper, and tomorrow i'm heading to the embassy again.

raatkerani: (monoral)
I've made the translation of the bbs post I told you about yesterday. It's so Anis - Akira friendship ^____^ I love them together and am having a craving of seeing them doing acoustic live together.

And if Anis-san, or MONORAL, or anyone from the management disagrees in my attempt of translating, please don't sue, please don't report, simply leave a message and ask me to delete these entries (as well as those I post at the KIRI-MIST blog). I will submit and delete them for you. ^____^ I'm just a harmless fan trying to keep up with you.

Pour anis

Mar. 17th, 2008 12:32 pm
raatkerani: (monoral)
My French teacher told us to write a poem for the class...

... it's for anis shimada of monoral... the teacher told to write for/about someone that we love/adore, so.. since i have no one real to write to... i just write for Anis, for giving wonderful times with his singing...

i hope if he happened to browse around and bumped into this site, he'd read this poem. ^____^

Thank you so much, Anis-san.


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