But on occasion I'm reminded of this fact.
That was the case tonight when I saw a message from a Korean fan on the band's message board. This person had written earlier that he or she would go to Lucy's mini-live and CD autographing event at a Yokohama record shop that happened on Sunday. Tonight, the person wrote that he/she was now back in Korea, and thanked the band for the show and for signing his/her copy of Echo Park, the band's new album.
Both messages were generated using translation software, so there were strange parts, non-sensical Chinese characters here and there, but overall, the messages were understandable, and I was touched by the latest message, because I knew where he/she was coming from. Here's what it said:
This is Korea.
I still can't write Japanese.
I don't know if the translation machine will convey correctly what I say,
I felt happiness being able to listen to your music.
Thank you very much for greeting me in a friendly way.
I really like you, so my heart beat hard and my hands shook.
I'm happy your music exists.
Please continue with your music, don't quit.
Thank you very much.