ありがとうございました。

March 26, 2012 in NHK Tokyo Kawaii TV

皆さんへ

Kawaii Of The WorldのNumber 1になれなくて残念ですけど、人生最高の経験でした。NHK東京カワイイTVの皆さん、合宿の出演者たち、あと、東京カワイイTV見て、チージーにコメントや、メッセージしてくれた皆さん、ありがとうございました。

Twitterで皆さんのコメント読みながらまた泣いちゃった、、、 笑

私は15年前からずっと日本のすべてが大好きでした。4年前やっとホームステイのために初めて日本に行けて、感動し過ぎで、空港で涙でした。それからは、もっともっと日本のことが大好きになりました。日本のみんなの優しさ、心の広さ、カワイイとオシャレところ (&美味しい料理、笑)にすごく憧れています。

いままで、いろいろ遊びに行っていました。東京、長野、北海道、関西、名古屋、あと最近の九州。いっぱい感動されました。4月はまた桜みにいきます、、、笑

今の私、何回も日本行けて、東京カワイイTV出演できて、TGC行って好きなモデルさん達近くで見れて、日本の皆さんから応援してもらえて、15年前の私は想像もできなかったことです。

なんだか、真剣に頑張れば、どんだけ遠い夢も絶対叶えるの気がします。

本当にありがとう。日本語でうまく伝えられないかもしれないけどすみません。もっともっと頑張って、大好きな日本で活躍したいと思います。

これからも、よろしくお願いします。

チージー

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This is is probably the longest post you will ever scroll through and it’s mostly in Japanese. If you want to skip this (after skipping the top part of this post) completely and read the other blog post above this that has nice Japanese food pictures i’m grudgingly fine with it wtf.

After the broadcast of Kawaii Of The World episode on NHK Tokyo Kawaii TV, i received many tweet mentions from people in Japan.

And being self-obsessed as usual, i buay-paisehly tried searching for “チージー’ on twitter, which is my screen name in Japanese, and i almost vomitted gummy bear flavored unicorns made of rainbows, wrapped in bacons & dipped in Nutella.

Hundreds and hundreds of nice comments, most of them said they were very touched and teared watching the episode. I was already crying while watching myself and Shiori cry on TV, and then i cried again reading all these comments of people crying wtf. #cryception

I was so so so touched that i decided to reply ALL of them.

So one whole day i sat in front of my computer and just replied and replied and replied unti this happened
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I didn’t even know this could happen -_-

So i waited and then replied again until i have replied ALL the people who talked about me. I think i have typed Japanese on this one day alone more than i ever had my entire life combined wtf. (Ok la i got cheat and copy paste some also).

I am posting the some of the tweets here.

I can’t translate all of them but these screen shots are taken from my Twitter page, and they are all under my Favorite pagein case you want to translate them.

 

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Not only that, i also receive many emails from Japan, and this particular one brought me to tears (again).

It is written by a 12 year old girl from Gifu. I don’t know how to translate it it’s a really long email.
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Sometimes things really happen outside your wildest imagination. This will end up sounding like a speech from ex-con unite night, but all these really make me want to be a better and better person.

Kinder, more forgiving, less selfish, and of course cuter wtf.

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UPDATE:

A very very kind hearted reader from Singapore, Regina said she was very touched by the little girl’s email and she decided to do a full translation (i guess that she’s an interpreter or something. Why she so expert?!) so that more people could share and understand it. What did i do to deserve such wonderful readers?!?!?

Anyway, thanks Regina. Big love.

Here goes.

 

Nice to meet you for the first time, I am Yamada.

I was watching Tokyo Kawaii TV and became one of your readers by chance.

Cheesie san’s way of thinking, and of course, your sense of fashion and make-up skills..
I thus turned into a fan of yours. Even though it turned that you did not win Tokyo Kawaii of the World, I was touched by your courage.

I am 12 years old this year and am living in Gifu. This year, I will become a high school student.

May I tell you my story?
If you are uncomfortable with that idea, please stop reading here now.

From young, I had a weak constitution. I was constantly in and out of hospital and even following my discharges, I had to consume my medication in a relentless cycle.

However, I would always be the first to reach school and was always the top in my class.
Yet, I began to be labelled and jeered at by my classmates.

On that fateful day, it was spring of the second year of elementary school.
I felt terrible whilst having lessons so I politely asked Sensei.
“ I am not feeling too good so may I please head to the sick room?”
Regrettably, my Sensei chose to turn a blind eye to my pleas.

Even though I told myself to be strong and tried to persevere, the pain was too
upsetting for me and I could not tolerate the ravages of pain any longer.
I tried to ask my Sensei once more after 3 hours of enduring the discomfort.

Upon hearing this, Sensei glowered and exclaimed, “Isn’t it always like this! If it’s
really that bad, get yourself gone to the hospital!”

After that day, tears frequently lined my face every day..
I lost my voice, and my memories..
I became asthmatic and was warded in the hospital for a long time.

Every day, I wished for death to claim me quickly.

Even so, because I have always liked Oshare (Style literally), I always hoped to one day talk to a person who would grant me the gift of acknowledging this passion within me and who would talk lots and lots about Oshare with me! This was my dream.

Thus, I was surprised by Cheesie’s first appearance in Tokyo Kawaii TV, which I am a regular viewer of.

Because one is cute, one can connect with everyone in the world!
Because one is cute, one can love oneself more and more.
Because one is cute, one can only get cuter!

And so forth.

And this is why I am extremely grateful to Cheesie.
I hope to one day meet Cheesie and talk to you.

Once again, I am really grateful to Cheesie.
Thank you.

Sorry for this abrupt ending!

I will email you again~ ^^

 

Update 2:

Anyway, this little girl just saw this post and she emailed me again. She said she can’t stop tearing now and she said this gave her courage to be a tough lady.

It made me so happy.

43 people cheesed “ありがとうございました。”

  1. i do not understand a thing. But i am incredibly happy for you, Cheesie! :D

  2. Where can we watch the final episode??! And congratulations Cheesie!!

  3. you’re actually the winner that night. look at all these gorgeous japanese tweets. i dont think shiori has more than u LOL. plus you have an extra country (malaysia) of backbone and love and supporters.

    congratulations for making into international! things just got started only cheesie =P

  4. Don’t know how to read la. :(

  5. Wow! I haven’t see THAT much Japanese in a long time.

    Aiyo… I wish I can read Japanese now.

    Nevertheless, I think you’re the winner Cheesie, cause you know, we love you.

    ♡ M.May

  6. i was looking for the translation button…

    you are already a winner :grin:

  7. You did fantastic. I understand and agree with the comments. I got emails from friends asking if that was my friend Cheesie on TV. It was really cool. They were cheering for you too.

  8. this is super duper touching!!!!!!! the emails the translator
    plus the tweets!!!!!!
    big big big love to all!!!!!!
    i’m awed!!!!!

  9. OMG the little girl’s email is so so so touching! Q__Q

    I hope she can grow up and become a cute and wonderful person like you Cheesie! ^^

  10. Cheesie, you’ve done it again! Yamada! Be strong! We are all here to support u! ;-)

  11. ヤマダちゃん!
    Please be strong and go through this obstacle!
    A good life is waiting for you ahead!
    And hope you can meet cheesie soon! (:

  12. I’m touched! =D You are an inspiration!

  13. Aw, you deserved to win! But, no matter. I think the people’s reactions to you are a better prize than winning. You truly deserve everything that is happening to you! It’s amazing how far you’ve come. I admire you so much!

  14. Sooooo cute! Poor girl and what a stupid sensei!!!! They should have been fired for saying something so cruel to a sick child! :( <3

  15. these comments are wrong. if you didn’t win, you’re not the winner.

  16. 山田さん!
    私も慢性疾患を持っているよ。。。 it has been 10 years (my japanese not good enough ;__;)
    私も知っている、人生は難しいけどあきらめてはいけないです。
    お大事に,山田さん!頑張ってね!一緒に頑張りましょ!

    リーピン

    i hope she sees this ;__;
    thankyou cheesie!
    in times like this…. i think she need more support like you :’D

  17. I was really touch by yamada’s story. I know life is hard but don’t lose hope. I wish you’ll have more power and stay happy (^o^)

  18. Hey Cheesie, please translate this :)

    Life is hard, but it’s so worth the fight! Gambatte ne! :D
    x

  19. Wow look at all the comments..
    you did well cheesie!^^

    & To yamada-san:
    stay positive! you know, despite everything, you still gave your best (even topped the class!), i think that’s really great. so even though it is hard, stay strong alright!☆
    頑張ってね!p(*^-^*)q

  20. go go go make the lil girl’s dream come true! *another excuse to visit japan* LOL just saying. :P

  21. Thanks to Cheesie and Regina for the translation.

    Dear Yamada,
    You are so brave. I’m sorry you’re going through so much right now. People can be so cruel. Whether they understand or not, who knows. The fact that you can go through all this and still be in the top of your class is a testament to how truly awesome and wonderful you are. Stay brave and never give up on your dreams. I will pray for you. With love from the U.S. Amy

  22. To Cheesie:

    ZOMG YOU SHINE LIKE A STAR!!! win onot its just a title, you din win the contest but you have won everyone’s heart! how many vain girls *cough* I mean Gyaru… out there (including me =p) dream of walking on TGC stage? appear on Jp TV and all? It’s like an unreachable dream for us cuz not everyone has that big courage like you to stand so straight, fight on your own in a foreign land.

    You brought everyone’s dream to life!! Thank you so much *tears*
    And I feel super proud of you! waseh~!! the 1st gyaru who representing Msia for ‘KAWAII OF THE WORLD’ such huge competition in JP!! ahahahaha XD

    To yamada-san:

    hahaha yes Cheesie san is a very brave woman, kind and SUPA FRIENDLY too~!! ;-)
    She will make your dream come true so STAY STRONG AND LIVE LONG ^^ be as brave as Cheesie san hehehe
    Please wait patiently…Someday your dream will surely come true!

  23. That’s really sweet – all the comments and emails! I know this phrase is boring but let me join the fun to say WE ARE PROUD OF YOU CHEESIEEEEEEEE!!! :razz:

  24. Yamada Chan,
    Life is short, and being sick can make it shorter.
    May your spirit be strong, regardless of your health.
    May you stay cute all your life
    May you experience the love from family, friends and the world like you wish.
    Start with the hospital, where a lot of people need kindness and compassion just like you :)

    - Warabe desu

  25. Cheesie~ U’re awesome in Japan, now famous irl! :grin: :lol: :lol:

    anyway I wanna let 山田さん know that there are lots of things in life that we can’t control like what other people wanna say to us, be it from friends or even teachers. Most importantly we have to trust ourselves, be strong and stay 元気~

    自分を信じなさい。 がんばってよ! :lol:

  26. Hello Yamada-san!

    I’m a 16 year old girl from Singapore. When I was in primary school, around 11, I was bullied by my seniors. They used to follow me around after school, pouring water on me and cursed me all the time. There was no reason why it started since I don’t know them and have no common friends. It was really bad and the teachers couldn’t be bothered to do anything. My so called “friends” didn’t try to help me and in fact, were more interested in their own business. I was really devastated, but I hung on because I knew I couldn’t disappoint my parents. Soon, they graduated and it all stop. Life was much better after that.

    I found friends, true friends. My grades improved, and my relationship with my peers had also became better. And from the bullying, I learned a lot. The present may seem really tough, but don’t give up! Because we do not know what awaits us in the future. Things may just turn out to be much better! Imagine if I had given up at that point of time..

    Yamada san, please persevere on and never give up because you’ll see the light one day. You don’t gain anything by being sad. However, if you remain happy, you’ll help yourself and the people around you who cares about you. Don’t dwell on the sad memories that your peers brought you! Remember, they only did so because they wanted to see you sad, so that they could feel better about themselves. If you can, show them that you are good and well, and their words don’t affect you at all. If you show your stronger side, there’ll be people who will appreciate you for who you are. The people who jeered will know that they could do nothing and it will stop eventually.

    Lastly, I hope after reading this message, you’ll feel happier. May you get well soon!

    Yvonne

    • Ai yah
      As a bully let me tell you that the victim can win everytime
      If it ever happens again just ask the person
      “why did you do that? what makes so so unhappy”
      Nothing hurts a bully more than love ntill they understansd love
      A hug can hurt more than a punch

  27. Wtf X ur such a bitter person

  28. Gosh the email was so touching! Congratz on the wonderful experience :)

  29. :grin: この記事に、わたしのツイートがのっててビックリしました。
    (karen_0526は、わたしです)
    わたしは日本人です。そして、チージーのファンです。
    いつか、夢を叶えてチージーに会いたいです。
    チージーにもっと日本のいいところをつたえたいです。
    そしてチージーにマレーシアのいいところを教えてもらいたいです。
    それまでに、外国語をいくつかおぼえます。
    オシャレもがんばります。
    チージーに「オシャレ」「カワイイ」といわれたいです。
    それがわたしの夢です。
    絶対叶えます

    • ありがとう、コメント。
      いつかマレーシアに遊びにきてくださいね!!
      うみ綺麗だし、食べ物はおいしいです。
      いつか会えるといいな!!ほんとにありがとう、いっぱい応援してくれて。
      チージーもKarenの夢を叶えてあげたいです。

  30. Thank you so so much for all your comments, especially those who gave Yamada san encouragement. I will compile and send it to her. I’m very sure she will be very very happy to see how many people care about her <3

  31. Wow that was a very touching letter ;-;
    Im glad that you encouraged her and showed her that there is hope. You are amazing!! ^^

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