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veracia
« on: June 28, 2009 12:52:36 PM »

anyone knows why do you give paper cranes when someone is sick?
anyway, here's a little sweet gift from my friend.
it's pretty simple, but the colour's beautiful.  Cheesy







give someone a paper crane and wish them get well soon!

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009 01:14:09 PM »

i love paper cranes, especially colorful ones  Cheesy
google sadako to find out the meaning, its a pretty inspiring story.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009 01:36:05 PM »

That is such a wonderful get-well-soon wish. Better than a Hallmark card!

When I lived in Japan, I got to see the cranes that Sadako Sasaki folded while she was ill. Some of them are so tiny that she used a needle to crease the folds, and two or three of them could sit on a one yen coin (about the size of a dime).
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009 03:04:51 PM »

When I was in 5th grade we learned how to make paper cranes and there was a story that we read in our textbooks that went along with it. It was about a young Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki who had radiation sickness, lingering effects of the bombs, and she was making cranes because once you make 1000 your supposed to get a wish granted. People began to help her make the cranes but she sadly passed before she could finish them. Her friends and family completed them after her death.

It's a common Asian belief that the completion of 1000 paper cranes will result in a wish granted by a crane, usually the gift is healing from a chronic or life threatening illness.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009 07:04:41 PM »

i see, it's really sweet... thanks alot!! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009 12:11:50 PM »

Colorful and sweet. Your friend should love it!  Smiley
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