I kept watching “Biri Gyaru” or otherwise known as “Flying Colors” while flying on Korean Airlines on 9/26/2015, 9/27/2015, and 9/30/2015. I have to admit that this movie made me cry each time I watched it. The movie is based off of a novel that is based off of a true story about an underachieving high school student named Sayaka Kudo who lives the “gyaru” style of dressing with short mini-skirts and dyed blonde hair. Sayaka is no airhead, though, and when a cram school instructor recognizes her true intelligence, he inspires her to buckle down and study hard to turn her academic life around so that Sayaka can pass the entrance exam to Keio University after she graduates high school.
This movie was emotionally moving for me because many of us have strived for our dreams by working hard against overwhelming odds, doubts by others, and even attacks fueled by jealousy. We’ve achieved some of our dreams while failing others, but even with the failures, often times we came very close to getting what we wanted, and the secondary goals were quite fulfilling, and almost always, new opportunities were revealed while on the journey, thus opening the way for new dreams to be born.
If any of you know the song that was played in the last scene of the movie that has the lyrics “brand new day” in it, please let me know. Thank you!