Anon Reports! My Handshake Experience with Rena
Last November at AKB Café, Akihabara there was an event: ”Jakarta tte doko?”. And that was the first time I ever saw Rena.
My first impression: Cuter than her photos.(In fact some Japanese say “she is cute” after that event) Higher-tone voice than I expected. Concerned with that voice, she looks unconfident.Though she can speak Japanese, she talked less than other JKT members (in Indonesian).
February 2013, I visited JKT48 theater and watched the shows 2 times. At MC she looks more cheerful than she was at that event.
I met her 3 times(2 by hi-touch,1 at the JKT48 Shop booth). At hi-touch she talked to me by Japanese but I don’t remember what. Because hi-touch is high-speed and also I focused on Aki.
At 2nd day after the show, Rena was selling goods at theater. When she watches my face, she talked to me (our conversation all by Japanese)
R:Konbanha.Do you came from Japan?”
A:Ya!! I often add comment to you by Bahasa.
R:!!! I guess…Are you ***san???
A:!!! Ya!! You know?
R:Of course!! I’m so glad to see you!! I always check your comment. Thanks a lot!!
After Aki’s transfer, I often add comment on her Twitter&G+ by Bahasa. I said so to her about that and she suddenly said my name. I really surprised as much as her.
So, I know that she recognizes me at that time. But I guess she already forgotten my face now since it was 6 months ago.
Today is the first HS for Rena as an AKB48 member. Her session is only 1 and also her ticket is not a sold out. So, before that, my Indonesian friend worries that her lane will be near empty…
But fortunately, fall short of his expectations. Her session is only 1, and around her lane are members with 3-4 sessions, so I can’t compare it fairly. But her lane is the longest at that area. And by estimation, it is really good!!
Some Japanese (5-6 people) already visited Jakarta, but they talked with Rena at hi-touch only. I already talked with her at the shopping booth, so I know how much of a good girl Rena is before today. But not only me, other Japanese (they met her for the first time today) also feel she is really a good girl!!
And so here it is, my report for today’s Handshake event with Rena
My conversation. A:me R:Rena H:Rina Hirata(Her lane is back to back with Rena. When her lane is empty, she talks to Rena fans, haha)
I talked with Rena by Japanese(written here by English), and Bahasa Indonesia.
A:Long time no see!!
A:Nama **. Aku bertemu dengan Kamu di Jakarta. Ingat? (My name is **, I met you in Jakarta before, do you still remember me?)
A:At that time you said to always check your Twitter.
R:Ya!! Twitternya!! (Yes!)
R:You speak Indonesian language very well!!
A:Ah…no,no. Though I can speak English.
H: (react and say something to us)
A:I translate your article from Japanese to English.
A:See you soon.
A: I changed my clothes to Rena’s T-shirt and pointed that out)
A:I have many Indonesian friends. One of them send that to me.
A:Some time ago,I post on Twitter that “Rena’s line is full of fans”
R:Really?Thanks a lot!!
A:It’s a secret but me and JKT48 fans prepare something in accordance with your debut in Japan*
R:Waaaaaaa!!!!!!! I do my best so that I can debut soon.
A:See you tomorrow.