1 Litre of Tears is an inspiring true life story.
The drama is an adaptation of the diary of a Japanese girl named Aya Kitô, who suffered from spinocerebellar ataxia. She began keeping a diary at the suggestion of her doctor, and continued to write until she could no longer hold a pen. The diary, titled 1 rittoru no namida, was published shortly before her death. Although some of the characters and situations are fictionalized in this television version, the dialogue frequently draws directly from Aya Kitô’s own words. Moreover, each episode concludes with a narrated diary excerpt, framed with photographs from various stages in Kitô’s life, before and after her diagnosis. (from Wikipedia)
I was on MSN last night when my friend asked me, “have you watched 1 litre of tears on youtube?” I told him no; I have not even heard of this video before. He told me to go watch it in youtube and before he went offline, he said again, “must watch it!”
When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did … search for 1 Litre of Tears on youtube? Definitely not. I got to wash up and brush my teeth first 🙂
As soon as I am done with my morning routine, I got down to do some work and remembering about the video my friend mentioned last night. I found the video without much difficulty in youtube and watched a few episodes of it.
Indeed, as what my friend mentioned, it is an inspiring and touching show. I cried in almost every episodes of the show. I managed to get a few phrases from what the person said: "If I were a flower, then now I’d be a bud. I shall treasure the beginning of my youth without any regrets." and I really don’t want to say things such as "I want to go back to how things were before." I recognized how I am right now; and I will continue to live on." – Aya Kitô
So true that for some of us, everyday we take for granted that we are able to walk, to run and to speak at anytime we want to; we instructed our body to act according to our intentions. All these come so naturally that we tend to take it for granted. What if we find out one day that we will slowly lose the ability to walk or to speak at will, what is next? Let us treasure what we have now and be grateful for all the goodnesses in our lives.
Let us be like Aya Kitô who proved her courage and positive attitude towards an uncertain future when suffering such an illness, spinocerebellar ataxia.
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1 Litre of Tears Episode 1
1 Litre of Tears Episode 1 part 1/4
1 Litre of Tears Episode 1 part 2/4
1 Litre of Tears Episode 1 part 3/4
1 Litre of Tears Episode 1 part 4/4
Episodes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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+ ganda po ng one liter of tears sobrng naka2iyak xa and very inspirational ung story nea….
+ khit na gnun ung klagayan nea still hinrap nea ung buhay ng nkangiti…
+ sana maging silbing aral ito sa lahat ng me mga kapnsanan at mga me sakit…
+ i love watching that show..
+ sana panuorin ng lahat ze me aral kang maku2ha….
+ Godbless of her family…
+ tnx din at pinalabas neo ito…
+ keep it up!!!!!
wow…amazing story and very touching soundtrack… i think im gonna mis aya and haruto’s love story!!!
@ Shane and Chelle, glad that both of you like this show. It is indeed very touching and yet inspiring. 🙂
helo, sana mabahagi mo pa ang meaning ng palabas’ kc, indeed im truly touch and change of that show’ thx
It is indeed a touching show.
d ko 2 nasimulan peo nung napanood ko parang pumasok bgla sa utak ko lahat ng mga mahahalagang bagay na d ko napapansin..Barako ako pero d ko mapigilang d maiyak pag napapanood ko 2
@ JM, sorry, hindi ko naintindihan. I only understand a little Tagalog. 🙂
this story is amazing. maraming lesson sa story ang galing umarte nun gumanap na aya grabe bilib talaga ako dun sa gumanap na aya. ang gwapo nun haruto…. hehhee
@ Noel, there are indeed a lot of lessons to learn from the story.
the story really inspires me!
she treasured every minute of her life through serving people, very touching.
@ Anne, indeed, she taught us a good lesson: to treasure our lives.
ahn cute tlga ng story…
@ Marian, I think you are the first to say it is a cute story. 🙂
i’ve cried a lot,,, to because i felt sorry,,, but how i’ve witness a great miracle…. yes she died but she left us with hope, courage and regain positive attitudes in whatever we may encouter along are way,,,, we may fall sown but remember like what aya did,,, physically she is disabled but she still managed to stand up…. thank you aya,,,, your a living inspiration… from ms. phil,,,,
@ Gladys, Aya is indeed an inspiration.
I am currently watching this series right now because I was so curious why my friend cried as she watched the program…As what I am seeing, this is really heartwarming and I am always looking forward for every episode.
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@ Jenny, I didn’t think it was so good until I started with the first episode and I just finished the whole series within a few day. It is truly inspiring.
this is really indeed one of my favorite Japanese drama series.. I am looking for a complete written diary of this.. where can I read the complete diary of aya kito please..
Hi cill, I Googled and found this online. You can take a look at it.