When I told my students at Yamane Jr. High that I'm learning how to play guitar, they challenged me to learn how to sing & play a Japanese song.
So I told them to pick out any song, and I would learn it for them. They chose "Tegami" (which means "Letter") -- a really popular song right now. I've heard it being played in restaurants and stores, so I was already familiar with the tune.
"Tegami" is about a 15-year-old girl who writes a letter to her future self because she has worries she doesn't want to tell anyone else. In the second part of the song, the "future self" replies to the letter saying, "keep on believing" in yourself, and don't be defeated. It's an encouraging, uplifting song, and a good one for me to learn.
I've been listening to "Tegami" a lot lately, and it's been stuck in my head even more than "the peach crush song."
I'm going to keep on practicing and listening to it. :)
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