阿伏 ：我覺得可以吃很多好吃的東西、作自己喜歡的事情..還有~~~ (阿伏說了好多關於幸福的想像與條件)
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One day, Vol and Cha were walking side by side.
Vol : Cha, what is happiness to you?
Cha : Hmm, what is it to you?
Vol : I think happiness to me is that I can eat a lot of delicious food, do the things that I like and ... (Vol depicted his definition and imagination about happiness.)
Vol : Hey! You haven’t said anything yet.
Cha : To me… Happiness is what we are doing now. As long as you’re here with me.
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When we were kids, it was simple to be happy.
When we grow up, being simple makes us happy.
Sometimes we do not really need additional factors to accessorize our lives.
A gentle hug, and a warm greeting from the person we love as well as sharing laughters and talking about hopes and dreams with our dear friends can also be simple ways to enjoy happiness.
Despite our imperfections, aren’t we capable of creating something greater than perfection when we’re with people we deem significant?
I sincerely hope that all of us have the important ones to keep us company and to make us contented.
(Translate: Patrick; Edit: Andrew W.; Illustration: Kurtis)
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Introduction to characters
Vol sheds rays of sunshine and is very caring, but, on the other hand, vulnerable at times. He tends to be fickle when it comes to interest in things. He is generally optimistic but gets disappointed easily. He is highly emotionally dependent on his relationship with Cha.
Cha is gloomy, calm and rather indifferent. His main focus is Volts’ emotions. Cha is a man of remarkably few words, but a man of action and shows Volts great affection. He puts a lot of effort in making Volts happy and is also highly dependent on Volts.
Bad tends to judge things from a mundane point of view and is a man of mischief. He’s young, handsome, radiant and humorous. You can find every desirable, charismatic trait in him. But all human beings have flaws. He doesn’t seem to understand nor does he seem to relate to others. Just like many others that hurt other people’s feelings without even noticing it.
Brief dialogues from the three of them symbolize our daily lives. Cold words and harsh actions that are harmful to others can be seen every single day. By way of this short dialogue, we’re able to remind ourselves to be faced with these hurtful matters via a more optimistic point of view. In the meantime, we’re able to push ourselves to pay extra attention to people around us.
The characters Volts and Charles in The Tales of Vol, Cha and Bad are actually reflections of my personal image. The two of them symbolize the inner side and the outer appearances of me. We disguise ourselves with an image to put ourselves in a comfort zone. But, in the meantime, we’re also seeking a corner to rest and to get along with our inner self. That’s the image embedded in this tale.