Tag Archive: love

Jun 04 2015

Anniversary gifts as promised!

As promised in my previous post, 2nd anniversary!, below are my gifts to the top commenters on my blog. I’ve modified the original drawing slightly by removing Candy’s tears on her face. 🙂 Hope you ladies like it, and I will upload these to my Facebook page for you to download. 😀  

Apr 06 2015

Expressions of love

There are various ways to express love in Japanese. The direct translation of “I love you” is aishite-imasu (愛しています) or aishite-ru (愛してる), but according to How to Say ‘I love you’ in Japanese, Japanese people hardly use this strong expression unlike the westerners, mainly because of cultural differences. In fact, don’t be surprised if some say they have never …

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Mar 02 2015

A magic spell?

It’s been a while since I last colored a favorite scene in the manga version of Candy Candy, and this time I selected the episode in which Candy had just successfully escaped Neil’s trap in a remote place. However, while looking at the manga strip, I couldn’t decide which panel to color. 😉 The particular …

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Nov 15 2014

A memorable embrace

Have any of you watched the movie, The Time Traveler’s Wife? I enjoyed watching it, and it actually brought tears to my eyes at some points. Anyway, (SPOILER ALERT) near the end of the movie, the main heroine was told that her husband had returned, and he was waiting for her. She immediately ran across the …

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Oct 14 2014

A generous present

Remember Judy Abbott and Master Jervie from “Daddy-Long-Legs” by Jean Webster? Judy grew up in an orphanage just like Candy, and it was called John Grier Home. Unlike Pony’s Home though, John Grier Home was in much more miserable conditions, and the lady in charge was cold and stern. Hence, Judy loathed going back to John Grier …

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Sep 21 2014

Favorite Scenes in Candy Candy manga (2)

As I have mentioned in Love grew into romance (Part 2), the classic novel, “Daddy-Long-Legs” by Jean Webster, had inspired the author of Candy Candy, Mizuki. (SPOILER ALERT) I read this book a long while ago, and just recently, I picked it up again and jumped to the end, reading Judy’s letter to her “Daddy” before she discovered his …

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Sep 11 2014

Favorite Scenes in Candy Candy manga (1)

I’ve always wanted to color some of my favorite scenes in the manga version of Candy Candy, and Page 147 of Volume 8 is my number one favorite. When I first read this page, it struck me that perhaps Albert wanted to kiss Candy! (Albert should be wearing a black shirt, but for some reason in …

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Apr 25 2014

Emotional Wall

I talked about Terry building emotional wall around himself in my previous post, but in fact, most of us have some kind of a fortress around our hearts to guard and protect ourselves from getting hurt or being too vulnerable. The same thing applies to Candy and Albert as well. While Candy used to treat Albert as her …

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Mar 20 2014

Everything Has Changed?

Thank you, Nilva, for letting me know about “Everything Has Changed”, a song written by the American recording artist Taylor Swift and the British singer Ed Sheeran. Here is the link to the video (very cute by the way): To Nilva, part of the lyrics matches Albert’s feelings when he first recovered from amnesia: All I …

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Jan 18 2014

Would you marry someone…?

I read this tweet on Twitter few days back (not exact wording but very close): “Would you marry someone whom you have hardly spent any time with?” The first thing that came to my head was the frail relationship between Terry and Candy in Candy Candy. Granted, both of them had dreamt of their future …

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