Ekkusu no Studio phase 4.1.
Happy 44th birthday, dearest Yoshiki ♥!!
The last time i updated my skin was on Yochan's 43rd birthday, and a year had passed. I'm glad that his surgery went fine and i hope he's recovering well. Don't neglect your therapy, Yochan, and hope to see you next year in China ^^
God bless your abundantly!!
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A fan of JRock music and bands. Most favourite band of all time: the legendary band, X Japan.
Loves its leader, drummer, pianist and main composer, Hayashi Yoshiki , usually called Yoshiki.
Loves one of X's guitarists, Matsumoto hideto, or usually called hide, and
one of the best vocalist I've ever heard, Deyama Toshimitsu, or usually called Toshi.
A list of favourite bands and artists/singers:
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet
(members: Kamijo (vo), HIZAKI (gt) , Teru (gt) , Yuki (dr), , Jasmine-You (ba) ,
Tohoshinki or Dong Bang Shin Ki or TVXQ
(members: Xiah Junsu (mid-high), Micky Yoochun (mid-low), Youngwoong-Hero Jaejoong (lead), Choikang-Max Changmin (tenor), U-Know Yunho (bass))
(members: Yoshiki (dr, pi) , Gackt (vo, pi), Sugizo (gt, vi), Miyavi (gt))
(members: Kamijo (vo) , Mayu (gt), Emiru (ba), Machi (dr))
(bands: Lareine, Versailles
(bands: HIZAKI grace project, Versailles )
(bands: Moi dix Mois, Malice Mizer)
(members: Kazuki (gt), Yukito (ba), Yuki (vo), Hiro (dr))
Dir en Grey
L~Arc en Ciel
Janne da Arc
Psycho le Cemu
Rentrer en Soi
Was part of management committee of Endless Dream website and ScreamingKIAI International forum, dedicated to Yoshiki and his music.
Alumni of the following schools:
SD Tarakanita III
Chung Ling Private High School
Kent Ridge Secondary School
St Margaret's Secondary School
Pioneer Junior College
St Andrew's Junior College
Monday, 4 June 2007
today i have offday, and although the means of getting it wasn't something that i'm proud of *coughlastminutecancellationcough* i feel that i needed it, quite desperately, coz the last chinese set dinner left me pretty drained and quite traumatised *if you have an afternoon free, maybe you could sit down and listen to me lament on and on about being ineffective and incompetent and clumsy and whatnots to handle 2 tables in one go, even with the ocassional help from kind souls around me* yesterday i went to the bar like twice and got nothing from willy, coz i didn't order any, i just needed a few seconds off to shed some of the stress, and then back into the ballroom with a
frozen smile on my face. once i was ready to cry, if only there were 2 minutes to spare, which fortunately there wasn't, so i managed to keep on going til the end without breaking down. banzai, hana!
but in spite of being an offday, my body didn't receive enough rest as it should. instead, i was trying to find rest for my mind -_-;; which was why last night, i mean morning, after coming back from work, bathed and everything, i made a cup of coffee, get a bowl of fruits and opened up a new Agatha Christie novel Taken At The Flood, and started reading. it calmed my nerves a lot. next week, bring it on!! i'll be back in full vigour!!
anyway, let me relate what happened today that leads to the title of the update: X FANS ROCKED THE YOUTH PARK!!
today hany's going off. so after reading til around 7-8, i went to sleep for a couple of hours and woke up and send her off to the airport, together with koko too. friday was koko's birthday *HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY KO!!!* *oops, so slow...* which i couldn't spend with him coz i was working (and so was he, actually) so today we went to eat at Sakae Sushi at the airport. harry came with a birthday cake. it was pretty nice of them to let us have a mini celebration inside the restaurant, i guess this is what customers call 'flexibility', huh? cheers for Sakae Sushi! we couldn't finish the whole cake, so we gave like a quarter to the staff, haha =P
hany went off, me, koko and harry took the bus home. slept the whole journey from airport to suntec coz all of us were really quite tired. at suntec, me and koko changed bus, harry went on. when we JUST almost reached the bus stop home, harry sms-ed me.
"hana! got cosplay at somerset! got naruto!"
to which i slapped my forehead and gaped silly. oh shyt!! this is like the 3rd of june! street festival!! D'Japan Party!!!!!!!!!!!! the event that me and joyce had been talking about for months!!!!!!!!! and i absolutely, utterly, completely forgotten ALL about it!!!!!!! goodness gracious me.....
thinking fast... i called the first people that came to my mind who'd MOST probably be able and want to come with me: obachan and joyce. i called joyce, i got koko to call obachan. joyce didn't pick up phone but nata did. anyway koko was trying to get her and qkho to eat dinner at his birthday treat. obachan was like, "huh? i got church at 6, but if i go now can la." to which i was like, "yes!! i'll see you later at somerset!!"
went home, rummaged wardrobe, nothing appropriate to wear, took the t-shirt i made for ina's class and wore it, picked the vest i made for tang's class but it made me looked so fat (koko said) so i kept it in my bag. koko went to westmall to pick his jeans and i went to meet nata.
youthpark, normal place to have D'Japan Party, was swelteringly hot *bleah*. as i walked there i saw a Reita, apparent from his nose-cover, and he was pretty cool! when i reached, i saw so many people cosplaying, much more than the last D'Japan Party that i went in 2005 i guess, but i was in no mood to start asking people to take picture with me. either i was too tired, or i was just feeling too hot, or the combination of both.
i saw a Misa-misa, which i still thought was cosplayed better by joyce, a seemingly-Mana though i dunno for sure who was she cosplaying as, a really eye-catching Ryuk, a party of Bleach shinigamis consisting of a Yamichika, a captain and another shinigami whom i wasn't paying too much attention to, due to the fact that i was completely distracted by the Renji who was carrying his/her own Zabimaru in Bankai form O.O~ wow!
there were some great looking people whom i dunno who they were cosplaying as, and some girls wearing all cutesy dress and excessive acessories in Harajuku-girls style, but other than that i saw nobody whom i'd be desperate enough to ask for a picture, no Yoshiki, no hide, no eye-catching Mana, no one. a pity, huh? perhaps i should've come yesterday too.
anyway, what's D'Japan Party without some music? there were some band on stage, i wasn't paying attention to the songs until they started on Janne da Arc's Shining Ray, followed by Gackt's Wasurenaikara, after which i started feeling lighter and want to rock. obachan went to church and i lingered around, planning to just stay at the back and waved my hands at the bands from a distance when..........
the MC announced something about a band *i didn't catch the name at that time but i confirmed later on* called Slapshock and the singer was saying, "because our bassist is a big fan of X Japan and we named the band after him..." after which i threw away my drinks and went to the front. guess what?
it's Lola!! and Ricky!! and the rest of the members were like a blur. i'm so sorry coz i was only familiar with those two and everytime they performed i got too high until all details and looks and faces are forgotten. but there was the same guitarist whom if i remember correctly (though i doubt i did) was there when they were Eden of Rebirth in 2005, though i don't remember the other guitarist. but i perfectly knew they have a new keyboardist, and either EoR vocalist had improved a lot since 2005 or they had a new vocalist too. anyway, details weren't important, what's important is THEY ROCK!!!!! BIG TIME!!!!! and the fans too!!!!!!!
i'm sure if Yoshiki was there, he'd be so proud of X fans in singapore being so united.
as i walked to the front, i saw about 3 cosplaying girls also scurried to the front, and though we didn't talk to each other we were being pretty high there at the back, screaming, waving and all. and i made friend with a girl at my right, shu xin, in the middle of the performance ^^
the vocalist was really good with the audience, he was very engaging, not to mention able to sing really well. he asked us to come closer (about 50? or 60 people perhaps?) to which we obediently did, and then they started rocking, and we started screaming!!
they opened with Rusty Nail. i remembered the last D'Japan party when i was feeling too timid to raise my hand and wave (like the stabbing motion) and people around me were also shy and in the end i felt bad about not giving them my best cheer. this time, i didn't care about whta others might think, some crazy girl with village-girl hairstyle and nerdy specs behaving like lunatics perhaps, i was determined to rock and cheer and scream with them and be as high as their performance could make me. and, man, what a performance! it was brilliant!!
Rusty Nail was a great song to be cheering and waving at, and i did, and so were the other girls around me. it was like a warm-up for the fans to start jumping and throw their timidity aside and to just ROCK!! second song, Weekend, wasn't so fun for cheering, though their performance was still brilliant, and i was still waving. keyboardist, great job! i loved the piano solo, though the sound of the keyboard got a bit drowned in the midst of other sounds. by Kurenai, i was screaming and yelling my voice hoarse and sweating like mad xD i love it!! they just got better and better!!
i was quite surprised when they brought out Endless Rain, pleasantly surprised, of course. during D'Japan Party 2005 they brought out the rock songs, but of course X is not X without their beautiful ballads! Endless Rain was fun too, coz most of the people there started waving their hands to the left and right. some faltered after sometime, but i think we at the back were pretty much steady throughout the song (of maybe just me?) and another great thing was: we all sang together with the vocalist!
"endless rain, fall on my heart, kokoro no kizu ni
let me forget, all of the hate all of the sadness..."
we all sang, and i could hear our voice even among the loudness of the music, and it was a fantastic feeling!! singing along to Endless Rain together with other fans was one of those things that i wished i could do, which i didn't believe i could do unless i go to japan when yoshiki organise another X Japan FilmGIG, which sounds pretty impossible so it was more like a dream, and the dream came true just now, thanks to Slapshock!
and, of course, came the climax... the only song throughout the whole entire evening that could unite the spirit of the around-50-people under one shout, one gesture, one jump, one SPIRIT: X!!!!
opening warm-ups. "WE ARE..? (X!!!!!!!) WE ARE....? (X!!!!!!)"
ALL of us, and i meant ALL OF THE 50 OF US (alright, with the exception ONE camerawoman, and perhaps people at my blindspot, meaning: my back) were jumping and shouting X with our X-ed arms up high, ALL throughout the song choruses!!!
"kanjite miro! (us: *jumped up, arms crossed* X!!!!!!)
sakende miro! (us: *jumped up, arms crossed* X!!!!!!)
subete nugisutero! (us: *jumped up, arms crossed* X!!!!!!!)
kanjite miro! (us: *jumped up, arms crossed* X!!!!!!)
sakende miro! (us: *jumped up, arms crossed* X!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
it was a FANTASTIC FEELING!! to be able to enjoy X songs, to be able to be with other fans rocking and shouting X together, it was really amazing!!!! super-shiok!!!!!
X FANS IN SINGAPORE ROCK!!!!! and i mean WE REALLY ROCK!!!!
THREE CHEERS FOR SLAPSHOCK!!!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL JOB, GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
after that i lingered on for sometime, talked with shu xin and went to congratulate Ricky and Lola on their wonderful performance (hey, they remembered me! i was so happy!). one of the later bands sang only 1 song that i knew: Dir en grey's Ain't Afraid to Die, which happened to be my favourite Diru's ballads. so, though i was at the back, i waved at them, and i seemed to be the only one doing so, and they seemed to be a bit surprised coz before that i was like doing nothing to support them *sheepish grin* sorry guys, i don't know how to cheer if i don't know the song. but it was a great performance, Ain't Afraid To Die, i loved it!! great job!
later on we went to eat at heeren's marche which was no longer marche but something else that i didn't remember and i cannot type anymore coz i need to rest for my work tomorrow and i'll have to continue this some other time or check out obachan's blog at http://natael.blogspot.com if she updates anything regarding the dinner with qkho *sorry about advertising your blog again, obachan*
last words: WE ARE X!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BANZAI X FANS IN SINGAPORE!!!!!!!!! BANZAI SLAPSHOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*hana goes off to bed still feeling high*
JaeChunSu - The... (preordered)
JYJ - Thanksgiving Live in Dome DVD (preordered)
Tegomasu - Tegomasu no Ai minialbum
Versailles - Ascendead Master (mini movies in Limited Ed singles type I,II,III)
Yoshiki - Eternal Melody 1
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet - Jubilee (major debut album)
Jejung & Yuchun from Tohoshinki - COLOR~ Melody & Harmony/Shelter Double A single
Tohoshinki - Stand By U single
Dong Bang Shin Gi - Rising Sun album
Tohoshinki - Five in the Black album
Tohoshinki - Heart, Mind, Soul album
Dong Bang Shin Gi - Tri-Angle album
Tegomassu - Tegomassu no Uta album
Tegomassu - Tanabata Matsuri
NEWS - Touch
Tegomass - Miso Soup
Yamashita Tomohisa - Daite Senorita
Hizaki GRACE Project - Ruined Kingdom
Hizaki Grace Project - Dignity of Crest
Within Temptation - Mother Earth or Silent Force
Saint Preux - Concerto Pour Deux Voix
Lord of the Rings Complete Recordings
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Complete Recordings
Raphael (Kazuki) - Forever and Ever
Raphael - Raphael Singles
X - Vanishing Vision Album
X Japan - Dahlia Album
X Japan - Art of Life ~mini album
X Japan - Art of Life ~live
L'Arc en Ciel - Smile
Hyde - 666
Tohoshinki - The Secret Code live in Tokyo Dome
TVXQ - All About TVXQ Season III DVD <--- !
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet - Chateau De Versailles DVD
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet - History Of The Other Side DVD
X Japan Returns Complete DVD 30th/31st December 1993
Versailles - Aesthetics HIZAKI version, with perfume Princess Stairs
Versailles - Aesthetics Kamijo version, with perfume Louise
Hizaki Grace Project - Monsho
Raphael - First
Raphael - Last
Raphael - Raphael Clips
Raphael - Pictorial Poem 2
X Japan - Art Of Life - 1993.12.31 Tokyo Dome
X Japan - Dahlia Tour / Dahlia Tour Final
X Japan - Complete Collection II (which, upon acquiring, will cancel the earlier 2 DVDs mentioned)
hide - Film The Psychommunity Reel.1
hide - Film The Psychommunity Reel.2
hide - Seventeen Clips - Perfect Clips Presented By Hide Museum
hide - Ugly Pink Machine File 2
hide - Alivest Perfect Stage 10000 Cuts Hide Hide Hide
CD In Possession
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet - Jubilee (major debut album)
Tohoshinki - Bolero/Kiss The Baby Sky/Wasurenaide Triple A single <--- !the perfect single!
Tohoshinki - Stand By U single
Dong Bang Shin Gi - Mirotic album (Platinum edition)
Tohoshinki - T album
Tohoshinki - The Secret Code album
Versailles - Ascendead Master (Reg + Ltd Ed. DVD Type I, II, III)
NEWS - Koi no ABO single (Reg and Ltd Ed.) <-- i'm selling the regular edition, contact me if you're interested (only for beijing, singapore and jakarta buyers only)
Versailles - Prince & Princess single
NEWS - Color album
Versailles - Noble album
Tegomass - Ai Ai Gasa single
Tegomass - Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song single
NEWS - Summer Time single
NEWS - pacific album
My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
HIM - And Love Said No, The Greatest Hits 1997 - 2004
HIZAKI Grace Project - Curse of Virgo single
Hyde - Faith
Yui - Can't Buy My Love
Versailles - Lyrical Sympathy mini album
Yoshiki - Catacombs Soundtrack
HIZAKI - Maiden Ritual ~experimental edition
HIZAKI - Dance with grace
Raphael - Fumetsuka
Within Temptation - Heart of Everything
X Japan - Blue Blood & Blue Blood Special Edition
X Japan - Jealousy & Jealousy Special Edition
X Japan - The Last Live
X Japan - X Japan on Piano
X Japan - B.O.X (Best of X)
X Japan - X Japan Perfect Best
X Japan - Best Fans Collection
Yoshiki - Eternal Melody II
hide - hide BEST Psychommunity
Malice Mizer - La Meilleur Selection de Malice Mizer "best selection"
Moi dix Mois - Dix Infernal
Gackt - Mars
Dir en grey - Macabre
L'Arc en Ciel - Awake
L'Arc en Ciel - The Best of L'Arc en Ciel 1998-2000
Luna Sea - Never Sold Out
Glay - Speed POP
Glay - Rare Collection vol.1
Glay - Rare Collection vol.2
Glay - Love is Beautiful
Glay - Drive, Complete Best
GLOBE - Level 4
Aikawa Nanase - ID, Best Album
Hamasaki Ayumi - Duty
Every Little Thing - Every Best Single + 3
V6 - seVen
V6 - Very Best I
V6 - Very Best II
My Chemical Romance - Threee Cheers For Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
DVD/VCD in possession
X Japan - X VISUAL SHOCK DVD BOX 1989-1992
TVXQ - All About TVXQ Season II DVD Set <--- ♥&hearts♥
NEWS - Pacific Concert 2007-2008 and First Tokyo Dome Concert
NEWS - Never Ending Wonderful Story
Happy Feet Japanese version - Tegoshi Yuya as Mumble
X Japan - Aoi Yoru Shiroi Yoru Complete Box
Yoshiki - Yoshiki Symphonic 2002 featuring Violet UK
hide - Ugly Pink Machine File 1
X - Hamettsu ni Mukatte 'On The Verge of Destruction' Concert
X Japan - The Last Live
X - X Clip 1
Phase 3.2 (2008)
Phase 3.1 (2008)
Phase 2.0 and 2.1 (2007)
Phase 1.2 (2006)
Phase 1.1 (2006)
Phase 1.0 (2006)
featuring: Yoshiki about: Yochan underwent a surgery to correct his spine, a problem that had persisted since 1995, when he finally started to feel numbness in his fingers. the surgery went fine, thank goodness. hopefully he will recover completely and it doesn't affect his piano playing. as for drums...don't forget your neck braces everytime you drums, yochan!
etc: read below xD i've made too many layouts featuring Yoshiki i don't wish to repeat myself =P
Background: formed in 2007 by founding member Kamijo (ex Lareine) and Hizaki (ex Sulfuric Acid), they released their debut single Revenant Choir which tells a story about a clan. Just as like Kamijo's past works, Versailles tells a story through their symphonic metal music and extravagantly elaborate costumes inspired from antique European era.
Members: Kamijo (vocals), Hizaki (guitar), Teru (guitar), Jasmine-You (bass), Yuki (drums)
etc: Versailles beautiful music managed to win my heart totally. saddened by the loss of Jasmine-YOU in 2009, but i hope the 4 of them will still make great music from now onwards. rest in peace, Jasmine-YOU, and watch out for the guys from up there...
Background: Formed in 2007, performed first during Anime Expo at the States in May.
Members: Yoshiki (drums, piano, guitar), Gackt (vocal, piano), Sugizo (guitar, violin), Miyavi (guitar, shamisen)
etc: ekkusu phase 2.0 was lost because i didn't save it in photobucket (because it refused to upload it properly). and so, from now i'll start my skin from phase .1 instead of .0
Featuring: Hiruma Youichi
Model's background: manga character (Eyeshield 21)
More about the model: quarterback of Deimon Devilbats, The Commander From Hell; the backbone and the brain behind Deimon High School's American Football Club, The Deimon Devilbats.
Icons: various facial expressions of Hiruma, the maniacal, elven-faced leader of Devilbats ^^
Etc: Eyeshield 21 is a sports manga about American Football and it's one of my current favourite. My rating for them is:
intellectual level: 9/10
Featuring: Hayashi Yoshiki
Model's background: leader, drummer, pianist, main composer of legendary band X Japan (1982-1997); leader, drummer, pianist, guitarist, composer of band Violet UK, debut coming soon.
More about the model: Yoshiki in the early X Japan era in early 90's when he still has long curly locks.
Etc: YOSHIKI IS MY HERO AND IDOL!
Featuring: Hayashi Yoshiki
Model's background: leader, drummer, pianist, main composer of legendary band X Japan (1982-1997); leader, drummer, pianist, guitarist, composer of band Violet UK, debut coming soon. Born in Tateyama, Chiba (Japan) in 20th November 1965 and currently living in Los Angeles, California (USA). Head company of Extasy Records, Extasy Japan and Extasy Records International (now defunct). http://myspace.com/yoshiki
More about the model: the faint background picture of Yoshiki was taken in the recent years when he's already cut his hair short and started the habit of wearing sunglasses.
Icons: pictures taken from Yoshiki's house in LA: his front door, piano in the middle room, dining room and swimming pool.
Etc: I can write essays on Yoshiki, but let's just keep it simple and straightforward: YOSHIKI IS MY HERO AND IDOL!