Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Umi and Keiko were a couple. Both of them were members of the band called the Dancing Chickens. The band was well known for their backup dancers wearing chicken suits doing the chicken dance other than their singing prowess during live performances. Umi who was the lead singer plays the guitar while Keiko plays the cello and backup singer. Umi likes to wear leather pants while Keiko prefers the gothic and emo style kind of wear.

Outside of their singing career, they like to tool around with the vintage camera and take pictures of each other at home. Sometimes they would also wear pyjamas and do pillow fighting when chilling at home. They love being silly with one another.

Just like any other normal couples, they would also have a date night on the set Friday night each week. Usually after dinner, Umi and Keiko would hang around and enjoy each other company in the same park which they often visit. That park has an important meaning to them as it was the place where they first met while performing live as street solo singing amateurs.

On a particular Friday night, while making out in the park, Keiko said, "I just wish that we could remain like this forever". Keiko then excused herself that she needed to go to the loo as she felt something was wrong with her head. Suddenly, she collapsed to the ground. Keiko was then rushed to the hospital right away with Umi accompanying by her side.

With Keiko laying unconcious on the hospital bed, Umi waited anxiously for the dianogsis result to come out. A few moments later, the doctor who was in charge came into the room with an upset look on his face. Umi received the worst possible news that he never expected. Keiko was dying from a terminal disease that she was suffering for a long time and she had little time left. Umi was devastated and his feeling was mixed with some anger as Keiko kept this as a secret from him. Above all, he felt like the saddest man on Earth.

Keiko remained in a coma state until the day she died. Umi sat in the ward room which Keiko stayed in and wonder. Looking around, he saw all the things including flowers and pictures that he brought for her everytime he visited. All those reminded him of all the precious moments that they spent together. Umi felt lost and downright gloomy. He stared at the unoccupied bed and couldn't believe that she's not there anymore.

Suddenly, Umi felt a strong presence. He believed that it was Keiko's. Excited, he stood up and trailed the presence to one area in the room where he felt was strongest. Then it turned to something sinister. A figure appeared and he's face to face with the Death Reaper! The Death Reaper went "WAHAHAHAHA!!!" and he shouted in horror "AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!". He fainted.

Once awoke, Umi realised that it was just a bad dream. "Sigh~", he thought. By channeling all the feelings and emotions, he dedicated the song "U+K" to his memory of Keiko.


Don't say anything.
You're just a little bit frightened now so...
Don't say anything
You're just a little bit in grief so,

In the last act, offer your prayers.

The magic of the moon is... shalle a le rilla
Because we whisper in sugary voices
If just one more wish comes true
I want to join hands with you and laugh

Inside of the dream...
Inside of the memory, we'll definitely meet again...

If you can regain your smile
If your laughing self returns
Sadness will turn into kindness

"As that far off memory was..." with all your desires

The magic of the moon is... shalle a le rilla
If you can forget your tears
If you can touch your kindness
I want to sleep near you

If the magic of the moon vanishes
Because good-byes are visited again
If we can follow our feelings right now
I want to join hands with you and dance

Inside of the light, the place we should return to,
Because I'll meet you again somewhere.

Just kidding, this song was actually by Gackt who dedicated to his close friend Kami who died of subarachnoid hemorrhage. It is a nice song with a sad and beautiful meaning to its lyrics.

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