I finally found the book that i’ve been searching for months. Deep inside the Japanese section of the Kinokuniya Bookstore at Takashimaya, I found the translated version of Aya’s Diary.
Some of you may be familiar with the hit J-Dorama, One Liter of Tears, which accounts the life of a young girl, Aya Kito who suffered from spinocerabellar ataxia, a degenerative disease of the nervous system, and how she struggles daily to live her life to fullest to the very end till she passed away. A very heartwarming, yet heartbreaking story, as she accounts how her family cope with her disease and seeing them supporting her brightest daughter till the very end.
Aya Kito also wrote a diary accounting her personal life. Her diary was published by her mother and now i had the opportunity to read it in my own native language. Truly, anyone who have watched the drama series, would agree with me how blessed we are where our health is concerned. Looking back, it really made us realize the fragility of life and that some people can really find hope and comfort even in the grimmest of circumstances. Her positive outlook in life despite her condition would probably be why the majority who watched the series felt deeply touched by her courage.
To those who are a true fan of the series, its highly recommended to get a copy of this book at Kinokuniya.