I love all of these posts! Thank you everyone, for sharing!
@Poppy wrote:From dailydarrennews:Cute video of Darren and a fan speaking Japanese, complete with a bow from Darren at the end.October 7, 2016 | xLilikoiluv, can you translate (if you can hear). I don't speak Japanese (my mom barely could speak Japanese).
Darren is the sweetest with fans, isn't he? I so admire the way he takes the time to make a connection, however brief, with people he meets. Such a class act and wonderful human being. 8)
What a cute meeting between Darren and the fan from Japan!
Here's what I can hear:
Darren (in English): Hi there! Hi.
Girl (in English): Um, I'm from Japan...
Darren: Ah, do you understand Japanese?
Girl: Yes, I undestand.
Darren: I understand a little bit.
Girl: Ah! Thank you very much!
*I guess she's excited to hear him speak Japanese and thanks him for doing so?*
Darren: Thank you very much!
The Girl explains to Darren, in English, that she saw Hedwig in NYC last year.
Darren (in English) Oh, wonderful! Thank you for coming back.
Darren: Isn't the weather nice? *October in San Francisco is considered "Indian Summer" weather where it's a bit warmer and drier than usual. October is supposedly one of the best times to visit the city, so I think that's what he's commenting about.*
I can't hear what the girl replies well, but . . .
Darren: That's true, isn't it/ I agree.
The girl says something else, but I can't make it out completely. I hear "sugoi" which means wonderful or impressive. I'm not sure if she's still talking about the weather or about meeting Darren. ha!
Darren: See you next time/Until we meet again.
They shake hands, bow, and thank each other again.
Darren (in English): Cool.
He asks her what her name is (Harumi), and introduces himself. I find it so endearing when he introduces himself to fans.
Darren (in English): Thank you so much. We'll see you next time!
Girl: Ya, tomorrow.
Darren (in English): Tomorrow! Oh cool!
Darren: See you next time/until we meet again. (laughs)
I hope that made sense.
Edited to Add: Ooops. Sorry, I typed out and lost my first translation, and then while I was relistening to the video and retyping the conversation out, the amazing Poppy posted the wonderful gif set that explains what was said so much better than my attempt. *cringes*
Ah well, it gives me an opportunity to respond to what Poppy and Jeremy had said earlier about meeting Darren. I too have never felt the need to meet Darren. I've always wanted to enjoy seeing him perform live though...for like forever!
Lin, Jeremy, and everyone else in Europe, I know how you feel about the lack of opportunities to see Darren perform. My response when Darren announces yet another lovely endeavor, is usually something like, "the hardships of living in the middle of the Pacific Ocean." lol. BUT, Darren has done some lovely things, in Europe, and I'm sure great things are in store for his European fans! Le't's hope that a European tour...that you can easily attend!...will happen next year
when he releases his fabulous new album
!!! I am crossing my fingers, toes, eyeballs, and whatever else I can think of for you guys!
When it does happen, we will celebrate in forums for real!!!