Wednesday, January 27, 2010
AH, WE'RE QUICKLY GOING FROM HAVING NO NEWS OF TOMA AT ALL,
TO SEEING HIM ON TV SHOWS MORE AND MORE, AND NEW PICS OF HIM TOO, MORE AND MORE....LIKE TOMA SAID, HE'LL BE ALL OVER THE PLACE SOON, SO PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO KEEP UP WITH HIM!!
I'LL CERTAINLY TRY!! GAMBARIMASU!!
SO I'LL HAVE TO POST THIS NOW, BE4 THERE'S NO TIME FOR IT LATER.
i'm sorry for this off-topic post, but i think even if u're not catholic or christian, you'd find this interesting...amazing (and her messages...!! pray more, everyone! kudasai!), actually, Mary's appearances...
so, u know that ningen shikkaku is using the song Ave Maria (Hail Mary) at the website and in the trailer. it sounds beautiful and haunting....and the movie's tagline is The Fallen Angel (again, to me, doesn't really seem right to call him that, though it does sound very cool and really catches your attention. lol.).
Ave Maria means Hail Mary. the song is actually just the Hail Mary prayer in latin. it is a prayer that asks Mary to pray on our behalf, to God.
this is the prayer:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
i guess this is the part that relates to ningen:
"Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death."
thinking of religious songs...i remember i thought it was strange that they used the song Amazing Grace for the school dance competition in hana kimi. though it's a such a well-known song, it's used in non-religious situations, too, but it seems like such an odd choice, using a song that sounds so sad and depressing...why not a romantic song for nakatsu and mizuki to dance to??! maybe it's referring to how even though sano's not a good dad, eventually sano will forgive him...
just in case u are wondering:
"Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn written by English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725–1807) and published in 1779. With a message that forgiveness and redemption is possible regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, "Amazing Grace" is one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world.
by the way, christians are a minority in japan. they are mostly shinto or buddhist. i'm guessing toma is too.
[pic credit: http://floscarmelivitisflorigera.blogspot.com/2009/01/thoughts-on-immaculate-conception-of.html]
Mary, Mother of Jesus (and all of us as well), appeared in akita, in japan in 1973!! and her statue cried real tears (she cried 101 times!) and her hand bled. many people saw this too...and the tears and blood were tested, and the results showed that it was human tears and blood (and sweat, too). Her message to the world, similar to what She said in Fatima, is that everyone needs to repent and pray, or else God will punish us (a rain of fire that will kill sinners and innocents alike)...also, that the devil and demons are trying to make us leave God.
info about the appearance:
She appeared in egypt to thousands of ppl in august 2000/2001!!
[video some1 recorded of Mary, Mother of Jesus, appearing in egypt in 2000/2001!!! seen by thousands of ppl....the 1st time seeing Her, even if just as a bright light.....gave me goosebumps!! amazing...]
info and pics and video clips about Her appearance in egypt in august 2000:
news about the apparitions.
[about her most well-known appearance in 1917 in Fatima, portugal. and the miracles and secrets (messages) that came along with her appearance!!]
[about other places She has appeared and Her messages]
[if u want to learn more about christianity, go here...a lot of interesting facts and explanations...very succinct and nicely written, just like BBC news articles that i often read. =) ]