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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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!!
TVfXQ - blog entries
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
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Idiots who don't give way to alighting passengers in bus, mrt or lift: be ready to get a whack on ur big tummy when u see me. I'll just walk straight and let my bag do the talking! And hopefully at that time i'm carrying around my 3-inches-thick thesis reading file so that its weight knocks the wind off you! Labels: angry
Oh, and if u curse me i wouldn't hear it anyway, my earphones never leave me.
felt like the blood in my head is going to clot, was so stressed just now. so called obachan, and simply went crazy on her xD whew, that felt good. obachan, arigatou na xDDDD last semester also, while talking to obachan i was laughing and giggling like nobody's business in the sewing room, and CK commented that i was so happy. well perhaps it's because if i call obachan our talk will always be the crazy stuff, the japanese stuff, all the stuff that makes me happy. Labels: school
thanks for being my antidote, obachan xD
week 13. time to start really stressing up. i'm starting my youtube fast now.
Monday, 27 October 2008
there's an interesting paper to be written. directly supervised by the head of department herself. Labels: school
and i'm sitting here unable to write it out.
there's a whole binder full of materials, photocopies of chapters from books and journals to cite from, and i just don't know how to start. i can't even see the faintest structure of the paper in my mind.
there's an interesting paper to be written. and the proposed writer simply lacks in sophistication to write it out.
how saddening is that.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
regarding Mayonaka no Shadow Boy MV Making.
can someone please kidnap him, bundle him and wrap him nicely with loads of colourful soft wrapping paper with loads of ribbons and bows, sprinkle some confetti onto his hair and send him over to my house with a big huge heart-shaped card pasted onto his chest and many heart-shaped balloons floating around his head????
can't get enough of him. i'm afraid of myself who tends to be a broken record when he's within the camera's scope *...so cute! ...so cute!! ...so cute!!!!* O.O
and i'm really getting more fond of little ryuutaro too ^^ i think he'll be charming in the future *cieh, kayak paranormal aja* xD the part when takaki asked him if he likes him was the best. he looked serious it was funny xD
yamachan, ryosuke-kun, (omg this is what you get if you combine YAMApi and RYOchan xDDDD), is still as charming as ever, though there are some shots of him doing utterly pointless things (and he looked almost in trance, it's scary O.O) he has really large hands O.O and looks...big? yuuto is more lanky, chinen is petite, ryosuke is somewhere in between but a bit more bulky than both, though he's far from fat xD
yuuto is being displayed as "mendokusai" (pain in the ass, troublesome, choose the translation as you like) by chinen, arioka and ryuutaro xD poor yuuto.... i really like him in the MV, somehow he looks less skinny than in Dreams Come True (while i totally don't remember him in Your Seed, eeeps...)
yabu is really cute xD he has really nice laughter. yabu and inoo pretending to be something closer than just friends are just funny xD
arioka is cuuute xD *ok, i shall not use the word cute anymore from now onwards!* his features is really like a bunny rabbit xDDDDDD especially his eyes!
hikaru is, well, hikaru. the same ol' hikaru who keeps making people laugh. sometimes he reminds me of junichi in some really strange way! O.O but of course both has totally opposite character xD
inoo is getting more, errm, feminine-ish??? geez, i keep remembering that little skit that he did with kei-chan and shoon (when kei-chan was seducing him, goodness!!) and the image of inoo in my mind is heading towards the wrong direction >O oh btw inoo is also a kei, inoo kei =D
takaki, pull your pants up and start acting like a man! even lil' ryuutaro is acting more manly than you o.o upon further inspection, takaki really reminds me yenche...!!! O.O!!!! i'm gonna show yenche his pic when i'm back in indo xDDD
keito, tsugi mo ganbare!! i think there's a lot more in him that he doesn't show to the camera... i don't think he's bad in dancing or acting, he just doesn't have the idol aura yet, like tesshi when NewS just debuted, blur blur... ganbare yo, keito-kun!
yey, finally subbed by newshfan!! click here to get to her post! ^^ as i said, this PV-making was hogged primarily by the Hey Say Best-ers, and the 7-ers were left posing awkwardly in front of the camera, or being awkwardly silly and pointless when they're in view. but, perhaps it's the age difference?
just a little note, while watching Hey Say JUMP's Mayonaka no Shadow Boy performance in Music Station in 081024 (click here for sub) i think i can compare chinen + yamachan to 2 dancers in NEWS! if yamachan's movements are big and flashy (though they're not exaggerrated), chinen's movement is minimalist but still show his flexibility. in NEWS, i think i'm comparing them with tesshi and ryochan respectively, whose movements i could describe in exactly the same way.
by the way, i'm planning to place a big shopping order from HMV Japan. anyone who wants to 'nitip' a little something, tell me and i can order for you too to save shipping payment. the reason why i'm doing this is because they're revising their point system, and their point system will be similar to cdjapan starting from next january!!
currently the currency stands like this: SGD1 = 62.5 yen, 100 yen = SGD 1.60 (according to www.xe.com/ucc)
let me tell you more about HMV Japan and cdjapan point system. currently, each system stands like this:
every 500yen you spent -> 1 point.
every 50 points you get -> 1,000 yen redemption
every 100 points you get -> 2,500 redemption
which means: to get 1,000 yen redemption, you have to spend: 25,000 yen.
sometimes HMV Japan also gives 2x points for selected items, so we don't have to hit 25,000yen spending to get the 1,000 yen rebate.
every order shipped -> 3% of the price as points.
every 1 point -> 1 yen redemption
i.e. to get 1,000 yen redemption, you have to spend 33,333yen.
cdjapan offers you annual 300yen coupons during your birthday month, and when your order is higher than 10,000 yen, you'll be given extra 30% of your order's points as extra points.
so, 25,000yen order in cdjapan will give you -> 750 + 225 = 975 yen redemption.
it's quite obvious that HMV Japan has better point system right? not to mention that their shipment fee is usually lower than cdjapan too (slightly).
now, under the new scheme, HMV Japan will follow cdjapan's 1 point = 1 yen redemption system BUT we'll only get 1 point for every 100 yen we spend. which means that 25,000 yen purchase will only give you a measly 250 yen redemption!!! currently i have about 11 points in HMV Japan, which, if it carries on to next year, it'll be converted to 55 yen. what the heck??
i'm so sad to know about this new scheme!! i still don't know whether they'll revise this, but if they're keeping it that way, there's really high chance that i'll stop shopping there and turn to yesasia instead. yea they're not that much cheaper, but at least i can save on shipment fee -__-
so, in order to get something out of my dearest 11 points (which, if you do the math, i acquired after spending 5,500 yen (that's SGD 88!) so that it doesn't degenerate into a measly 55 yen, i'm planning to hit the required 50 points so that i can get the 1000 yen redemption. that'll mean 39 more points (19,500 yen purchase, SGD 312!!) and i'm going to target those x2 points items so that i can slash it to half.
SGD 156 is still a big amount, but if you consider that NEWS's new album Color is already 80++ bucks, i think i can hit it within 4 items. furthermore, i just saw new CD by Within Temptation that is 4,000 yen-ish o.o temptation temptation temptation~~~
so, anyone wanna get anything from HMV Japan (so that i can slash down my spending further to hit the 50 points target)??? =P
edit: i just sent them a feedback email regarding the new system o.O sounds so free xD i'll be going to school pretty soon now. must be back before 7 to catch Sekai no Hate Made itteQ xDDD
oh, pi-chan talked about Sendai concert in his nikki. lucky people who caught the first concert NEWS winter PARTY DIAMOND in Sendai, please upload your fancams soon! xDDDDDDDD (wonder why is it not "diamond party", which sounds more correct...?)
Friday, 24 October 2008
before i begin anything: HAPPY BIRTHDAY NING-NING!!! may you have a blessed and successful year ahead! we'll concquer this fashion show and emerge as survivors!!! ^^
as continuation to part III, whereby i was asked to "just pop by the staff pod and show me your mind map when you've done it", i looked for her at around 4.15 just now. the reason why i couldn't find her earlier was because i was concentrating on my (oh goodness freakin tedious) pattern for my first design, and i kept delaying doing it because when i get home i'd be just too tired to do anything other than blog and facebook and sleep.
just now lorenzo came to change the tv table and the laundry-hanger man came too, so i left school after we celebrated ning2's early birthday and ate some cakes (yummy~~ thanks vel for buying the cake) everything's done by about 2, i think. stayed behind after eating lunch to do some 'thinking' for essay. i forgot that we've had sofas, so i took a short nap. the wheather was so freakin nice and windy and cooling just now, and i just love my rocking sofa, i was surprised that i managed to wake up again after falling asleep xDDD
anyway, i was going in circle in my mindmap, i just couldn't do it for this question. but i need to show her and get it approved so that i can spend the weekend writing my essay. when i went to the staff pod, she was inside, but i didn' t know how to call her. so i waited around outside, duno what i was waiting for. the good thing is: she went outside, to talk to a student who, seemingly, was the class rep for level 2 fashion management. the bad thing is: as usual she gives her fullest attention when talking to anyone. so i was waiting for about 20minutes for her to finish talking to the class rep. meanwhile LL had came and gone. i noted that i went into the pod at about 4.52.
apparently the way i approach my topic is still pretty uninteresting? and when i described her what i wanted to talk about, she had something in her mind but the way i approached it was totally different. i was still trying to formulate my paper according to the direction that LL had told us earlier in the semester, which is an argument, a single argument, that we have to keep referring back to and reinforce at the end of every paragraph so that our essay would be strong.
but, apparently again, ED approach to extended essay is not as strict as just that. argument can be in a lot of ways, it doesn't have to be a yes/no question and we can be arguing about a certain range of ideas. and just now she told me that we don't even have to argue about something, BUT it is true that to write a critical paper, arguing about something would be one of the easier way to do it.
she showed so much faith in my potential essay (potential coz i haven't written it yet, only the materials are ready) and i feel so grateful. the more consultation i have with her, the more my essay evolve in direction that i didn't even consider before, and with each evolution, i feel more and more excited about writing it. i just doubt myself, whether or not i have enough sophistication and writing skill that's enough to tackle this essay beautifully (like what it sounded like it could when ED was giving me some pointers)
BUT since even the teacher had shown faith in me, i must show more faith in myself! come on extended essay, i'll write a thesis paper interesting enough to be read by even non-fashion designers! in fact, i think i'll dedicate this paper to all japan freaks out there xDDDDDD
on a jani jimusho note, finally someone uploaded the making of mayonaka no shadow boy in youtube. yay!! yes, this making is more fun than previous ones. chinen and yamachan didn't appear much in it, though. the camera was hogged by, most of the time, hey say best-ers =P but, oh well, they're fun. and cute ^^ so i don't mind, haha...
tomorrow is the start of NEWS winter tour! i know the name of the tour already! it's called NEWS winter PARTY DIAMOND. erm... the image that came to mind is glittery, celebrity, bling-bling......not cool at all. but, oh well, NEWS had rarely aimed to be cool, ne? unlike KAT TUN. *shrugs* well, perhaps it'll suit them more, with the kind of songs that they have, to have such theme for the tour.
ganbare, NEWS! ^,^ tesshi, don't force your voice!! ^^
note to obachan: gratz on starting japanese lesson!! thanks to you, i skipped those introduction lesson regarding writing and reading and went straight to basic greetings and basic grammar. eniwei tmnnya si koko, cheryl yg lagi di osaka, bilang kalo udah bisa baca mending skip kelas itu, kalo ngga BO-RING xD how were you feeling? xDDD when it's time to start on katakana, then you'll have more fun yea? and, finally after 4 years, obachan won't be saying "it's kana, i don't understand!" anymore, whew~ xDD *runs off*
i'm still unsure whether the theme this time is "party" or "celebrity" o.O there are several different translations to the theme this time, but the point is that yamapi asked the fans to come to the concert dressed up as though they're going to a party, or maybe to dress up like a celebrity? xD Labels: NEWS
anyway. had just (re)watched pacific tour. now, after rewatching it many many times, i know what are the songs that i like more than others (as in, when i re-watched someportions of the DVD, i prioritise these songs): "Devil or Angel vs Shock Me" and "Ai no Matador". basically those 2 xDDDD i've loved Ai no Matador ever since i listened to pacific, so nothing new there, especially since the dance routine for the song is very, err, exciting xD
in regards of Devil or Angel vs Shock Me: i think whoever came up with the idea of combining these 2 songs together is a genius. separately, Devil or Angel is an okay song, and i really quite like Shock Me. but together, they're nothing less than awesome. i LOVE the performance a lot! separating them in groups (the grouping for Ai Nante / Nantoka Narusa, in fact o.O tegoshigeryo vs koyamassupi), having them singing a solo part and answering each other's lines, having solo dancing time and having them 'handing over' the limelights to the next person, and just BAM! combining them together in the end, 2 groups singing 2 different songs at the same time, it was cool! =D
so, after browsing through the 'more important' songs (which also includes Kiss~ Kaerimichi no Love Song, Daite Senorita/Seishun Amigo, Towairo no Koi, Snow Express, and Ai Nante), there are several things that i hope to see improved in this '08-'09 winter tour (and, thus, the winter tour DVD):
- i hope tesshi stop trying so hard to sing loud. he sounds so much better singing soft (best when whispering) into the microphone, and i'm sure that the volume of the mics are more than enough to let the whole arena filled with his voice. if usually the ending of his lines are moulded beautifully in vibrato, in pacific tour he sounded forced, like as if he tried too hard. don't try too hard, tesshi, take it easy and let the mic do the job for you!
- i hope to see more remix songs like "Devil or Angel vs Shock Me"! maybe this time they can do a weeek/nantoka narusa? xDDD remix songs always sounded great! the one collaboration they did with KAT-TUN (for Summary, i think) whereby they sang Shock Me and...something by KAT-TUN, that one also sounded cool =D do more remixes! ^^
- i hope to see LOADS and LOADS and LOADS of backstage footage, especially member-cam!!!! xDDDDD Never Ending Wonderful Story was still the best in delivering member-cam footage (tegopi's "umaiXoicchi" pet phrase was hilarious!) xDDDDD but pacific also scored a lot for the prank they played on shige, i mean the prank ryochan did so that shige had to do the penalty game on the stage xDDDD that was priceless, for shige i mean xDDD
- i hope to see more dance routines!!! and i don't mean easy-go-lucky casual dance routines like Happy Bathday, i mean rigorous, cool routines like Ai no Matador!! I-ZA-NA-I-ZU-KI had previously been assigned pretty cool dance moves too. moreeeee!!!
- i hope to hear less mistakes, please, especially from massu and tesshi O.O!!!!! yamapi is still, imo, the only one in NEWS with the least mistake while singing live, his control is actually great!! ryochan always try his best, eventhough he doesn't sound perfect i can't say that he's making a mistake o.o koyashige just need to have more singing part so that i can start complaining, i mean judging them too xDD in fact, in pacific tour, tesshi's mistakes were the ones that left me cringing >___<> ki wo tsukete kudasai, tesshi, koe ga!!
- i hope to see more Member Ai =D sorry, kei-chan, for borrowing the title of your nikki xD those who has newshfan's pacific tour hardsub, refer to moments at 0:17:49, 1:02:38, 1:09:34 and to disc 2 tegoshi-cam and ryochan's mini-interview xDDDDD oh i wish dira is in JE fandom too, we could have so much fun, dir!!!!!! xDDDD *runs off*
- i hope to see more bloopers ON and OFF-stage! xDDD and i want them as funny as possible xD
- i hope to see more exciting MC part -_- pacific tour MC part is quite... err... dispensable -_-;;;
- and i hope to see exciting people being pulled on stage xD pacific tour's sho and nino was really quite fun =DD who knows they can rope in toma next time?? or junichi?? xDDDD nah, i think junichi won't go up at all, even if his pants are being pulles xDDD even yo-kun didn't come up that time -_- need some people from the same generation, which means = KAME!!!!!! let's hope they can rope in shuji, i mean kame this time round xDDDDD
- and i hope to see more fabulous stage props please. looking at the small clip of KAT TUN concert and NEWS, walew... but yamapi had hinted that they're "trying something new, so other units please don't copy!" =DDDD after the 50,000 litres of water used during their first Tokyo Dome Concert, we shall see what interesting things they come up with for this tour and Tokyo Dome end of year concert ^^
yes~ quite very much excited for this tour. not particularly about the tour (to tell the truth Happy Bathday kind of putting me a step away from NEWS, i just can't bring myself to like the song more than initial), but i'm very excited for the end-of-year concert at Tokyo Dome, the one that put them under the heading "receiving the baton from Kinki Kids after 8 years" ^^ i'm really looking forward to it!
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
this afternoon pearwee came to my school to see some photo exhibition which, i thought, was somehow related to her current project. apparently it was useful, i'm glad i asked her to come ^^ in the end we chatted with the person who was organising the exhibition about loads of things.
honestly? journalism is not a course for the faint-hearted, like me. goodness me, listening to stories from the both of them is like listening to some thriller movies, but the awesome part is that they're real! O.O!! later on we found out that the girl was our senior!! xDDD long live st marg's girls xDDD different principal, so different "generation" =P
another story from the same day, i was sitting with ning2 and somehow we talked about school
me: ning2 which sec school were you from?
ning2: upper serangoon
me: *something clicks but not sure what* upper serangoon, is it the one with deaf students?
ning2: yea, i can do sign language you know
me: *remembers lin* now close down already right?
ning2: ya closed down.
me: i have a friend from there
me: i think your senior. marlin
ning2: *surprised look* marlin sutedja???
me: *even more surprised look* you know her????
ning2: ya, we're in netball together!
how small is singapore??? xDDDDDD lin, do you remember pauline ning? she's been in my class since last semester, and now i'm very close to her in class xDDD
yet jumping to another story. from what i heard from newshfan friends, apparently the album Color continues the formula of pacific, which means yamapi solo, ryochan solo, koyashige duet and 2 trios with tesshi and massu as main singer respectively.
YADAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! when the heck will johnny actually give tesshi and massu a solo???? please don't consider them as tegomassu as a reason for not giving them solo song, they deserve a solo song EACH!!!! >_______<> i like NEWS but i can't stand jani jimusho management.......
yet another story. things that made me grin stupidly for 4 whole minutes. my favourite heisei boys.... click here for translation.
does this sound familiar to you: watching TV late at night whereby the advertisement kept playing the same thing over and over again? apparently it doesn't only apply to indonesian or singaporean tv. i've been watching koichi domoto eating the same instant dessert for about 30 times now, within the past 15 minutes >____<>
!!!!!!!!!! Stand Up!!! ninomiya and yamapi!!!!! i duno about nino, but i know yamapi, so i know that this must be quite a few years back, coz he's still very very YOUNG!!!!!!!!!!
OMG i just saw yamapi kissing a girl.... what the F!!!!!! i bet he's barely 18 then!!! masi kurus2 ceking....
...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OGURI SHUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OGURI SHUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i thought he's takaki yuya, but of course the period of time won't make sense at all..... omg i really don't know his name's kanji, that's why i don't realise that he's inside. obachan you HAVE to download TVAnts and watch this!!!! xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD i mean, Oguri Shun AND yamapi in one drama!!!!!!!!!!!!! xDDDDDDDDD sugoii deshou!!!!
LOL oguri and nino look like idiots xDDDDDDD SO CUTE!!!!!!!! yamapi is still building his muscles, look at his biceps starting to bulge, but he's still kurus2 xD
!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEKKI!!!!!!!!!! THE bekki that's with yuuyan in itteQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sugoi sugoii!!!! xDDDDD
L!O!L!!!!!!!!! 4 guys getting stucked inside ONE toilet, some more it's GIRLS toilet!!!!!!!! L!O!L!! this is FUN XDDDDDDDDD LOL they're silently knocking yamapi's head inside the toilet, freakin funny xDDDDDDDDD yamapi hiding behind nino (remember the height difference????), omg, this is really fun xDDD
*absolutely DON'T understand what the heck they were talking about, btw*
*but still having so much fun*
i thought i picked up yamapi's voice among those who sang the theme song =DD but the rest, i dun recognise....
xD!!! yamapi's been practising akira since this drama, i guess xDDD and shun's been practising his delinquent role in gokusen from here too xDDDD both are so dorky LOL!!
awwww cute nino is being left behind xDDDD
ryusei no kizuna CM!! xDDD alright my entry is really getting blabberish.... is there nakashima mika inside ryusei no kizuna?????????????
ok from what i understood was... in nino's dream, yamapi, shun and the other guy (heck i duno who is he, but he look a but like kame xD) everyone's having bed scene with respective girls, while he himself was "disturbed" xDDD
aieeieiee yamapi's so mean to nino! pi-chan! senpai da yo!!! xDD
*runs off to bathe* xD
^^ innocent-looking yamapi is still the best ^^
i think i got the storyline liao. the 4 of them are students (high school or middle school, i have no idea, but i guess it's high school ne), and nino likes the sensei, and i think the sensei is starting to care about nino too. and after yamapi helped the sensei who was about to faint on the road, he created a misunderstanding with nino-kun.
btw, shun and pi are the same age, right? shun look pretty much older than yamapi. then, the girl (who's 'paired up' with nino) has so much angela aki look in her!! but as far as i know angela aki wasn't well known til about a couple of years ago...?? (and i think that this drama is more than 2 years old...)
o.o the usual cliche story, the girl that likes nino tells nino to go to the sensei that he likes -_- come on, gimme something new...
eh!! stop there!! O.O baaakaaa, kan jadi penasaran >________<> minggi depan nonton lagi xDDDDDDDDDDD haahahaaa.....
Bloody Monday!!! did i see nakashima mika???
omg ENOUGH OF KOICHI DOMOTO EATING HAUSUKAPUSHICHUBLABLABLAHH >____<>
heh heh heh heh.... i forgot that mayonaka no shadow boy single is being released today. which means.................................... i'll be snooping around everywhere to catch the PV making xDDD Labels: hey say
usually i can rely on newshfan to release the sub, but apparently currently she's subbing an episode of shounen club, featuring kat tun and kanjani8 full version, which i'm not interested at, and since it's full version i don't think she'd be able to finish it fast (furthermore i know she doesn't like k8 that much)
so, until i can watch the pv making in its entirety, i will postpone my youtube fast xDDDD
hey say heisei had posted a preview of the pv making, and he said that out of all the pv-making, he considers this one as the best. and, watching the preview that he had created, i agree. even for such a short clip
featuring 2 members that are not in my priority list, i could still see the fun-ness of the clip, whatmore when i could watch the whole thing xD coming second would be the your seed, perhaps? and hey say (eventhough only chinen, yamachan, yuuto, arioka and takaki were there), and last would be dreams come true, which is really quite boring *oops*
have i said how much i really like chinen? i think recently yamachan had been getting
too much of the limelight *oops* but watching the little clip that hey say heisei had made reminded me that my number 1 heisei boy is still chinen! ^^
Labels: hey say
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
right. assessment is around (roughly) a month's time, so it's time to start my youtube fast. eventhough youtube currently makes up less than a third of my time online (mostly it's on One Piece, newshfan and facebook -_-) it's still a start, yea?
i'll need to start pressurising myself to do work. i realised, for a long time now, that i work under pressure. but until now i still haven't mastered the art of artificially inducing pressure to myself so that i start working. i'll need to master that now -_-
just been to tvguide a few minutes ago and i saw a glimpse of ninomiya's kanji, which, after further reading, also contains yamapi's name!! the programme is on TBS at 2am, so i'm gonna standby at 1, ohohoho... japanese time is an hour faster than singapore, that's why.
and i've just been to johnny's page. the release of Shabake 2nd series is confirmed!!!! 29th november on Fuji Terebi!!! by that time my assessment is over, YEY!!!!!!!!!!!! xDDDDDDDDDD banzai!!!!!!!!
i just realised that assessment won't be over when it's yochan's birthday, and still won't be over when it's tesshi's birthday -__- so sad.... but maybe in my crazy-mind-mode, i'll still send him something, like i did for pi-chan xDDDD but maybe i won't make the handphone theme then... should i make it now? hmmm....
ok that's it for now, i guess... gonna spend more time sleeping, honestly, i need my brainpower to do my work properly (after 22 years then i realise this, geez)
Monday, 20 October 2008
wanna guess how many version of these "thank you god for E.D." sections will i write by the end of the semester? xD Labels: school
well, as people who read my blog would know, i spent the weekend handling some furniture deliveries and soaking up on sleep. i woke up this morning and started forcing myself to read the rest of the bibliography that i haven't finished, while building up panic mode just as i always did prior to seeing a teacher regarding a work.
was scheduled to have appointment at 4.20, so i was reading at home until the latest possible time, like 3.45. then i went to school. when i reached there, ning2 was still having her consultation, and she was only the 3-4th in the day. i was supposed to be the second last, which means that, going by E.D.'s pace, i would see her by (according to alice) 8 xDDDDD LOL! but that's how E.D. is, she won't let you go until she's throroughly satisfied that she had helped you to the fullest that she can.
while having absolutely no problem with having to wait (heck, i LOVE her for dedicating so much for us!), it's a fact that i had absolutely no confidence at all with my statement of intent. while this new topic that we came up with was definitely much more interesting than my previous one, i was still unsure if i had come up with an interesting argument. it doesn't helped that i've had 7 weeks of non-progress under L.L., during which i was only told "no, you don't have backup for this, no you can't do this, no you still don't get it, no it's too narrow, no it's too wide now, and no don't email me anymore, let's just meet on monday during the presentation", i was quite mortally afraid to see teachers regarding my essay topic, and so, while waiting for my turn, i was building up on adrenaline and anxiety. more than anything, i was afraid of disappointing her!
alice went pass me a few times and kept on nagging, "ya udah deh ya, kamu jangan stress!" lol.... veli, amot and alice had all been so kind as to sit down with me and tried to brainstorm on my statement of intent, each offering a new perspective of my japanese street style topic. thanks guys =)
when ami's turn came, and E.D. happened to look behind and saw me, and she was like "sorry hana", i was like "no, no, it's okay" omg how to tell her that i feel sorry for her for not eating dinner and spending so much time in one stretch consulting student after student after student??? she shouldn't be sorry, WE should -___- even jonathan felt the stress after having 3 hours full of consultation and was starting to lose it at the end of the 3 hours (and started asking our opinions instead xD), but she had been going on for 5 straight hours! non stop!! omg...
when my turn came, i couldn't even remember what time it was. ning2 and the rest had gone down to have dinner and so were sonali&co. the moment i sat down, E.D. took out the email that i had sent her, and she had printed out, which has all the green markings of her comments and stuff. at the back, the comment was like "OK, good, this is the start of something interesting. let's discuss of how to direct your essay" or something, and she said, "sorry hana, you waited for so long just and" *points to comment* what she meant was that i could've had the comment earlier and perhaps i could start working on the next step, since the statement of intent was okay.
the moment i saw the "OK, good" i was relieved beyond measure. thank goodness!!! and one of the first thing that she asked me was actually "did you like this topic better than the previous one?" to which i said vehemently, "yes!" imagine!!! the first thing that she asked wasn't about my research or my essay layout or whatever, it was whether or not i like this topic better!!! god, if i were to talk to L.L.'s students, i think i'll make them green with envy, honestly!
we talked about my statement of intent, and she asked about a particular thing that i wrote, about japanese tradition of absorbing something and recreating it into something essentially japanese, and whether i can prove that. well i had the article, so i gave it to her. after reading, she was like, "this is excellent! where did you get this??" and even after i told her that it was from the journal from NLB, she still had some of the "but how could you even thought of looking up in here" kind of look.
i was so happy that my research got acknowledged!! so, SO happy!! true, it isn't something quite expected of the topic, but i'm basically interested in anything japanese, so while researching for the topic, i was also reading (randomly, i thought) about other things. i took several Japan Echo journals, and some more media&culture journals that talk about japanese stuff... i guess her approach since the start was super-spot-on: find something that the student like, then the student will do the research happily and (hopefully) produce something interesting. really, what would i do without her, i really dread to imagine!
she thought that i had something interesting in that quote, so she moulded my direction somewhere along those lines. and this time, when she asked me some things, i could answer her more fluently, coz i know what i want to talk about, and i was definitely more sure about this topic than the previous one. able to talk more = able to articulate to her my intention and my interest = she would be able to direct me towards the right path even when i couldn't even see it myself. it all works out!
about the earlier article that she said was excellent, i told her that it doesn't have anything to do with fashion so i wasn't sure if i could use it. and she told me, "no, it doesn't (have anything to do with fashion). you are going to write it!" and suddenly a whole new possibility was opened up to me! my, if i could find enough research on that, it'd be so freakin exciting!!!!! imagine doing a paper about something that i really really like!!!! and for the umpteenth time tonight, i truly felt grateful!
and at the end of our consultation, she asked again, "so are you more excited in this topic?" and again i answered eagerly, "definitely!" yes!! definitely!!! and it's all really thanks to her that i'm able to do this!!
thank you god for E.D.!!!!!!
by the way, when she's done talking with amot, i think it was like 9.20????????? omg.... 7++ hours of pure consultation!!!!!!!!!!!!
i dare anyone to compare her with L.L. goodness.... repeat the previous paragraph >_______<>
after my session and ning2 and the rest came back, i told them about it, and they were also happy for me for my statement of intent ^^ "nana would do anything for us for the next half an hour," veli said, noticing my happiness, which might be true, coz i was just so freakin happy and relieved!!! and i think when i'm happy it showed in my face, coz for the rest of the night ning2 kept asking me, "nana you're happy right?" xD hell yeah!!!
just like i used to dread the time that i need to consult D.S. lecturers about my theme, i also used to dread the time i need to consult the lecturer about my essay. but slowly, as i gain more confidence that what i'm doing is not mere rubbish, i'm starting to feel more excited! ^___^
now it's just the research in that particular area, and i will do a mindmap about my brief layout and show it to her before i start writing my 2,000 words. will do the mindmap and layout by this week, definitely! deepavali weekend will be spent writing 2,000 words. i strive not to do worse than most of my classmates, eventhough my research is (just as rachel had reminded me) 8 weeks behind the rest (coz the topic was changed on week 10!!)
ganbare!! FA-I-TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_________^
this weekend i really soaked up loads of sleep. due to the twitching of my cheek, now i'm very conscious about my sleeping time and will not sacrifice it for unimportant matters v_v Labels: health
but, more sleep = less quality sleep o.O!! other than during holidays, during which i do get plentiful of sleep, i don't usually have dreams. but yesterday i had a really weird dream.
perhaps spurred by the conversation we had in class on friday about our friends getting married and all, i dreamed that i met suf and he told me that he would be getting married in november O.O!! and then he brought me to see his fiancee, but in the meanwhile i've had something on with my parents so i couldn't go with him -__- my dreams never make sense...
btw suf's birthday is coming o.o maybe i'm getting psychic xDDD
talking about birthdays, yang had just had her 21st birthday last friday. eventhough she'd told me about a month in advance, and also asked me to do some stuff, i completely forgot about it until jeecheng sms me asking what time i would come v__v
so, unwilling to find hurried birthday present, i told her that i would make her something for her birthday, and also for pearwee and jeecheng. so, after assessment i would have plentiful to do, still xD but i think it might be a good way to exercise my skill =p
it's raining outside... and i'm stuck to read a stack of photocopies of reference books, which i've put off since saturday >_<> ....wonder how's the preparation for the winter con?
Sunday, 19 October 2008
this is what happens when i'm online too long: i keep discovering news and interesting read and i just have to keep on blogging xD Labels: shige
this time it's the news that Kato Shigeaki will be the next guest for Shounen Club Premium!
first it was yamapi, then tesshi, then kei-chan (i still haven't watched the full episode, sob) and now it's shige!
ever since tesshi's SCP, during which shige said that sometimes tesshi talks to him in superior tone, and although he doesn't mind that tesshi calls him "shige, shige", tesshi and taichi (the host) concluded that he does mind. so from then onwards they call him "shige-san", coz taichi said "let's skip the shige-kun and use shige-san" as in skip 2 level up the honorific level xDD and when kei-chan came, taichi also informed him that "in this show, he's known as shige-san" LOL xD so now i really wonder how he would react to this xDDDDD
and, since shige is not among the more outstanding ones in NEWS, and from wagahai shige de aru (or something, his nikki's name) we also know that he doesn't have very high self esteem on himself as an idol, i wonder what he would talk about, really.
here i am, sitting in front of my comp, TVAnts opened, Nihon Terebi streaming, and i'm watching sekai no hate made itteQ!! =DDDD remember i said that there was one episode in which they collaborated with 24hr-terebi to look for some ancient gold coin in a river, but it was cancelled due to rain and flood warning? this week they're resuming it!! ^_____^ i don't think they're still with 24hr TV then, but nevermind, tesshi looks more stunning with that red tight suit rather than with the yellow t-shirt of 24hr TV xP oh my, he's SO skinny v_v
alright, so i'll be blogging while watching, it'll be like a progressive entry ^^ dun think people would understand what i'm saying tho, hehe
eh! helmet ojisan is there too!!! here goes!! the search for a koban (the ancient japanese coin in question)!! ikou!!!
eh! why suddenly they shift the programme away to turkey, istanbul, in search for onsen that is....something? lol, i can't understand xD but, what about the koban??? and tesshi???? o.O
omg that was so funny! the two middle-aged women are funny!! LOL!!! L!O!L!!!!!! they went to turkey and have a body spa (look at all their fats being beaten and moulded xD) and went for ear-spa (or something, they lit up a cotton bud with flame and tapped it on the ear, eeeek!!) and visited the famous onsen.
eh enough la, go back to tesshi and the koban please!!!
wow!!!! dowsing!!!!!! is it real????? so interesting!!!!!!!!! they visited a dowsing expert in america to help them locate the place whereby the coin would most probably be located at. let's see if the area chosen proved to be fruitful.
tesshi's going OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"rihaasaru" he said ;______________________;
i understand that they're having winter tour, and yamapi had also indicated how they spent these few days practising and rehearsing........ but, for him to leave in the middle of itteQ shooting?????????? SAD LA............................................ *sobs*
eeeeeeehhhhhhhh????????????? bekki and everyone else and even the kids themselves are leaving?????????????????????????????????? how come??????????????????????????????? left the helmet ojisan and one more girl... so sad..... is it because it was getting late?
LOL takki's CM is cute, he's like zoro, but also like a pirate, standing on top of a ship, with cute plastic whales bobbing up and down, and 3 ladies with victorian dresses standing nearby, though i have absolutely no idea what product or service he was promoting xDDDD
awwww tesshi's no longer inside, i don't feel like watching liao -_______- tesshi why must you leave so early for rehearsaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal *sobsobsobs*
OMG L!O!L!!!! they go off somewhere again, this time a girl went to mexico, to participate in the bullfighting. the girl was given a really young calf, who went charging at her the first time it was released from the cage, and within 3 seconds the girl went behind the advertiisng board and calling for "herupu herupu herupu!! (help!)" LOL!!! omg she was trampled over the little bull!! O.O!!!!!!!!!!
i think that the more i watch itteQ, the more i dun understand the way it's done!
aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww they give up???????? the helmet ojisan gave up?????? but they haven't found a koban!!!!!! what about tesshi's oath they they will, definitely, find a koban?????? eeeeehhhhhh why like this o____o
oh well... watched glimpses of tesshi, so i guess it's alright. i don't think newshfan will sub this, coz tesshi barely say or do anything significant. in fact, other than the time when he was asking the festival master "is there any?" (and got told off for doing so) and the time when he hesitatingly told the crew that he, too, needed to go off for rehearsal, i don't remember what else he did xD
until next week, itteQ! ^_^
that reminds me... next week would mark the start of NEWS's winter tour.... will tesshi still be inside itteQ segment? and, he's currently filming Shabake's 2nd edition too, right? my my... must be a busy period for him...
oh by the way, i'm starting to link to fellow JE fandom dwellers (preferably who are tegomass-oriented like me too) and you can find their links under my "gathering" section. the first person thar i linked, of couse, is newshfan, who've been my source of delight for many many months now ^^
the second person is called hello_q, and she was the one who actually pushed me to have this new blogger-mates section, coz what i read in this entry was interesting and it made me think, and i want to keep on reading what she writes =)
really, i'm also among those people who don't compliment massu much on his singing. in fact, most of the time i argue with hany about massu vs tesshi => who's the better singer, and never have i arrived at the conclusion that massu's the better singer. furthermore, since the very first day that i watched Tegomassu on Music Station (and completely not knowing who the heck were they), my conclusion was: "that one has potential to sing better (tesshi), but that one has nicer voice (massu)" O.o and now, after i read hello_q's post, i'm feeling quite sad for him.
it's a common knowledge that tesshi has better singing skill, and, personally for me, his voice also remains in my heart for a long time. (if not, i won't be here right now, smacked in the middle of JE fandom, omg) though i have to admit that sometimes he tries so hard, and sometimes he didn't suceed (remember his solo during Never Ending Wonderful Story Concert? that was painful -_-) and while singing in concert he tends to sing louder, whileas his softer singing voice is much more beautiful. but i'm getting beside the point so...
...so for me, tesshi's the combination of both voice categories. and i think that it's unfortunate that massu has to be in the same group as tesshi, coz if he's left alone, i don't doubt that he'll shine through and over most of everyone else (i don't think there are that many good singers in JE, honestly, and massu's a really good singer) and will be complimented for his singing, not only his voice. but, as hello_q had said, it's not too late to realise it now ^^
another thing that i want to comment about hello_q's post, TEGOYAMAPI vs NISHIKATOMASS. i thought that she was leaving behing poor kei-chan, but actually kei-chan is inside! so we can have it like TEGoshi+kOYAma+yaMAPI xD you know what? my fave 3 NEWS members in one group! xDDDDD the hyper, prankster group (but yamapi's mellowing down a LOT lately) versus the... err, lesser hyper group? xD
okay, sorry for laughing without telling WHY i'm laughing....
basically, i was watching Ya-Ya-Yah 2003.08.24, Comedy Contest, of course subbed by newshfan as usual.
i'm not watching the show in its entirety, coz it's quite painful to watch people trying to "melawak" when actually they're not-even-barely funny, yea? i only watched snippets of some parts, but those snippets are enough to make me giggle uncontrollably
for one, in this show the hey say jump-ers are SO CUTE!! especially look at inoo, omg, inoo!!! and yabu was also still very cute!! in this show, just as many other ya-ya-yah show, only kei-chan, shige and kusano were in there. i mean out of NewS. and KAT-TUN were already doing their first 3-arena concert. sigh, just a few months before NewS's debut, and tesshi was still nowhere in sight...
anyway, the highlight of the show was, for me, an impressive performance by shoon that even included kei-chan and inoo (and one more guy) in it, and eventhough it's impressive, i agree with the judges that it's not funny xDDDDDDDDDD but the main thing is that i love the way all those JE boys make fool out of themselves and still generating screams after screams from the audience xDDD kei-chan, in particular, were so serious in his acting (that dictated him to forcefully seduce inoo!!) that i had to cover my ears --> geli!! xDD
after a reflection, i realised that most of these funny shows were dated back in 2002-2005, during which hey say jumpers and the younger 4 of NewS (shige, kusano, tesshi, massu) + kei-chan often stay together to do random variety stuff... but after that, 2006 onwards, no more. sad hor ;____;
omg look at what i'm doing instead of going to school to do my pattern!!
and outside is so happily raining~~~ dang!
alright. i guess i'll stay at home today. and will stay away from the comp til 7pm tonight, at which i'll be streaming itteQ from keyhole tv xDDDD yesterday's post was my mistake, itteQ is actually aired weekly on sundays, not saturdays =P heehee...
regarding this post, i agree!!! ryo looks much younger than yamapi!!!! even in my earlier post, about the triathlon, i already see that yamapi looked older than actually-older ryochan!
omg ryochan is MEGA-ADORABLEEEEEEEE xDDDDDDDDDDDDD "nande?" <----- his voice still hadn't broken? CUUUUUUUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEE xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD the one beside yamapi is tsubasa...right? o.O
"kore kara dou su(ru) no?"
"eh? kore dou shiyou?"
ah heck, i'll put the video up here too xD
Saturday, 18 October 2008
so, yesterday i learnt how to use the website http://www.tvguide.or.jp/ to browse through the TV programmes from several channels at once. i still can't figure out several things, like for example why isn't there any sekai no hate made itteQ scheduled on anywhere when i though that it's broadcasted every saturday...
... but the main thing is: when i came back home at 8.20pm just now, i went to open keyhole TV and this website straight away, and on the first page, i saw this title: sukurappu tiicha --> scrap teacher, which is the drama that my fave heisei boys are acting in!! AND it just happened that i just watched the latest hey say jump performance of mayonaka no shadow boy at music station, and the boys were saying some interesting things about the drama.
SO, i searched nihon terebi straight away, and the first person that i saw was: YUUTO!!!!!!!!! *squeals* xDDDDDDD
from what i understand from the music station interview, it seemed like the 4 of them were playing super middle-schooler with superb brains. from what i understand from the drama (i dun understand japanese and this is RAW, as in UN-subbed, so...) i thought that it's similar to Gachi Baka...
yuuto seemed to be at different "gang" than chinen+yamachan+daiki, and it seemed like there's a tension between them.
the first things that came to my mind were:
1. yuuto is REALLY tall!!! he's just as tall as the person playing teacher, whom
2. ... i thought looked like one of the personnel of kanjani8 xD
3. and, yamachan is REALLY good looking, and not to mention he can really summon such a convincing cynical+sarcastic+mean look! and still looking perfectly handsome while at it xD and his character is so... act cool xDDDD not like tesshi's act-moody-cool and not very convincing, yamachan is more mean-cool, and he's very real xD
4. and, OMG, chinen is really cuuuuuteeee xDDDD nearing the end he tied up his hair like kame did in nobuta, and off he went somersaulting past his enemies, walking up the wall and defeated all his enemies prettily xDDDDD *glomps chinen*
btw, shingo plays a really cute CM of meiji chocolate xD omg i even enjoy watching the commercials!! just like LR had said, japanese commercials are so pretty!!
just compare them to singapore ones which are like bleahhhh
btw again, chinen's voice is breaking! well at least starting to =p i wish someone would sub this drama!! or is it one already in veoh? hmmm, i never actually checked xD
Friday, 17 October 2008
going to veoh at 12.45am and started watching Kurosagi episode 1
luckily i only watched the 5min preview.
i'm hungry for more appearance-changing yamapi as kurosaki!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT'S WEEK 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with my toiles patterns undone and my essay topic UNRESOLVED!!!!!!!!!!
BAD TIME to start watching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
..... IT'S KUROSAGI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >_____________________<>
hana in dilemma
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
i've not blogged about this before (to my surprise) but a few weeks back, NEWS performed during the 15th anniversary of CDTV and they performed Happy Bathday. knowing the date of the live performance beforehand, i combed the www to find a programme that would let me watch TVK (the channel that broadcast the performance) live on the internet. Labels: yuuyaan
many ventured towards programmes like sopcast, TVU, TVAnts, those that my brother use to watch football, and most of them wouldn't actually capture TVK. TVU is quite alright, it allows me to watch tvk in quite a smooth stream, but there isn't any other channels like tv tokyo, nihon terebi, asahi tv, blahblahblah....
but after a while, i discovered this programme called Keyhole TV. it basically would capture the major japanese tv channels for you and stream it online. it's not smooth, even with my cable connection (TVU is much superior in terms of smooth-ness of streaming), but at least it's there, you see? so now i have this programme on my desktop and every morning or night when i came back from school i would open it and browse through nihon terebi (TV Japan), TV Tokyo, Fuji Terebi, TVK, and TV Asahi.
wanting to know when to expect things, quite a few days ago i started searching for japanese TV guide online, those that would let me know the time and date for some important programmes that i would love to catch live, like music station, hey!hey!hey and music fair.
aaand in my venture in fuji terebi website, i found out THIS!!
O.O!!!! Shabake's 2nd edition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can you believe it???? when i was reading (i pasted it onto wordlingo, there are far too many kanjis for me to even TRY reading it), i realised that: NO! they're not only talking about the old Shabake, they're talking about making a NEW 2nd edition Shabake!!! and the date of the posting of the news was barely 5 days ago, on 10.10!!!
"last year on november 24th, shabake was aired on premium slot." blahblablah... it talks about the second edition of shabake which would be titled "Uso Uso" ("Lie Lie")
YUUYAAN IS ACTING IN SHABAKE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*dances around* Takaki is still in it too, btw.
i don't know when they will release it, but at the very least yuuyaan is not left without an acting part this year!!!! =DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD so HAPPY for him!!!! (and for me! coz i will be able to see more acting from him xDDD)
yuuyaan, ganbare!!!!!! will be waiting for you!!!! (and hopefully there are subbing teams somewhere that would translate it FAST enough)
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
this morning, when LR came into class he told us that "veli said that she's reached her melting point already, how many of you are feeling like her?" and continue to tell us to take a break once in a while (but still emphasising that we shouldn't do it for too long) and that when we came back we might be able to see the result, instead of forcing ourselves to keep doing and doing and in the end duno what we were doing. Labels: school
i thought that it was so nice of him to say =) unlike most of other teachers whom i started off liking and later on grow to not-to-like-so-much, LR started off as a teacher whom i really really scared of, and this year he just keep growing on me =) having nice teachers at school make a whole lot of difference to students like us who spent more time in school than at home =)
on my body foam, i pinned the picture that he gave me on last friday. it serves as a motivation and a reminder that there is a teacher who has a faith on my ability (eventhough i can't see it myself) and thus i need to continue working hard.
Monday, 13 October 2008
was watching the newest itteQ festival in Thailand, subbed by newshfan, and it prompted this thoughts into me. Labels: yuuyaan
i think tegoshi is one of the more fortunate members of NEWS. on top of his activities in NEWS, he's got tegomass as an extra project, and, though recently he doesn't appear much in dramas, he's a regular cast in a TV programme: Sekai no Hate Made ItteQ.
the thing is, he's an idol. a johnny's idol. people know that johnnys have a certain image attached to them, most of the time is cool and popular among girls. tesshi, being tesshi, hates to lose. add that to his identity as a johnnys, made him a really-striving-for-perfectness kind of guy.
for those who've never watched Sekai no Hatte Made ItteQ, let me give you a brief story about it and about tesshi's role in it.
itteQ is basically a TV programme in which they send members of the cast to different parts of the world to do something. there are quite a number of people in the cast, about 9 i think?, usually when in the studio they'd sit in rows and talk about the recent trip made to somewhere. sometimes they go for an investigation with a little kid (tesshi went to guyana once to find the tallest waterfall in the world, and to nazca once to re-create the ancient line drawing of nazca people), sometimes they participate with the 24-hour terebi for a certain mission (the last mission, trying to find ancient golden coins in a river, was cancelled due to rain and flood warning), and sometimes they go to participate in a festival somewhere in the world (the last one they went to was to the "plop in the pond" festival in austria)
the most prominent members of the show is the Helmet Ojisan (for goodness sake i never remember his name, but he always wears a helmet whenever it was his turn to take part in the trip), a festival master (and i don't know his name either XDDD but that's what he called him) and tesshi. okay i'm just guessing for the last one, coz i always see tesshi with the other 2 whenever he's out joining a festival xDD
well, the festival master and the helmet ojisan are both older than tesshi (obviously, since tesshi is still 21 years old -_-) and, being the seniors, they have all the luxury in the world to go and bully poor yuuyaan in any chance that they have. it doesn't help that, like shige said, yuuyaan DOES have a tendency to talk in a superior tone (!!!) and, like kei-chan always say, he's "harmlessly self-centered" xDDDD he's become a centre of ridicule, of bullying. always and always he'll say something wrong and always and always the other two will "attack" him, and tesshi will just give his huge awkward laugh and obediently say "hai, hai" xDDDDDDD
now, for the previous "plop in the pond" winter festival in austria, there was a point of time when they were asked to demonstrate their abilities on ski. the festival master fell aft several metres, the helment ojisan was slow and safe, and in his video they put a little comment of "dull" (LOL!) and for tesshi, get this: they zoom-ed in to his features in some cool shots (like him putting on his headscarf and all), and it doesn't help that he was so good at snowboarding too!! such a clear and blatant favouritism towards him ticked the helmet ojisan and the festival master off, and they complained XDDDDD
just some weeks ago (!!!!!) they went for their second festival, this time a summer "cultivator festival" in thailand. again, they were asked to demonstrate their skills with the ploughing machine, and the festival master and helmet ojisan failed, and again tesshi managed to (re)gained balance to his ploughing machine and off he went showing off his ability. and AGAIN, he was given a cool soundtrack (this time it's NEWS' Summer Time!!) and, also, the itteQ studio, clearly keeping to the previous template of showing favouritism to tesshi, inserted a footage of him running about the beach and having fun (and splashing water on himself and making the girls at the studio go "KYAAAA!!") and looking and behaving very much like an idol!!!
L!O!L!!!! i just couldn't help it, geli banget nontonnya, it's so freakin FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
in terms of character, tesshi's not among my fave 3 in NEWS, and everytime i watch itteQ i always shake my head whenever he started sounding superior, and i always have a grimace whenever he gets (rightly) told off and ridiculed and bullied by the festival master and the helmet ojisan, but it doesn't change the fact that he's such a positive person and he just laughs anything off, even when it wasn't comfortable, and he's such a cutie xD
BUT! in this episode, the usually-able-to-take-all-sorts-of-complains-bullying-and-criticism yuuyan actually turned his head to the side and gave an *almost* whiny "aaaahh!" (away from the microphone btw, so his voice sounded soft) and covered his face in embarrassment L!O!L!!!!!! SO rare to see him in such exasperated state (because usually he's so full of himself) xDDDD
tesshi, to hate or not to hate him, that's the question.
watching newshfan's Osama no Brunch featuring Nishikido Ryo and Toda Erika from the coming drama Ryusei no Kizuna.
yamapi has had interview together with erika before, and he didn't look nervous, at all, and somehow i understand obachan's lamentation that he's grown "cold" and not spontaneous like last time anymore. but just watching ryo-chan for this whole interview is enough to make me giggle throughout, he's so adorable!! and his left hand is almost always up, shielding himself away from erika =D and erika would be like so amused beside him (but of course ryochan couldn't see her, he just refused to look at her!) there's absolutely no question about his nervous-ness. why, erika and ninomiya, who were interviewed at two different time and place, both agree that ryo-chan is shy and that the most often sentence that came out of his mouth is "hai, sou (de)su ne" xDD (the second most often is "sumimasen" LOL)
the highlight of the show is, for me, around 15th-16th minutes, ryochan asking erika "boku no koto kirai desu ka" coz he claimed that erika always ask something to ninomiya but won't extend the question to him, while at the same time fully admitting that even if erika ask him something, there's a chance that he won't asnwer, LOL! and erika was giggling at his side...
and when erika asked him "eeh, you really think like that?" and ryochan really looked at her for a split second before putting his hand up, shielding his face and saying "don't look at me!" L!O!L!!!!! L!O!L!!!!!!!!! and erika complained that even if she asked something, ryochan won't answer and he won't even look at her, and showing the perfect evidence at that very moment: ryochan's hand was still up, shielding his face from erika!!! LOLLLLLL ryochaaaaaannn xDDDDDDDDD
it's so amusing!!! seems like ryochan is really really really weak against erika, i don't know why xDDD i wonder if there's anything, any promotional appearances in tv shows, for Last Friends, was he that shy towards the lead actress???
Saturday, 11 October 2008
and, as usual, watch it before youtube takes it down.
a note, or two, about the pv/song/the boys: i'm liking yuuto's voice =D and arioka too ^^ chinen didn't get too much solo lines in here, and i think his voice is changing? o.O or it hasn't? i'm anxiously waiting for chinen's voice to break xDDDD weirdly enough, i'm also waiting for ryuutaro to grow up and to start building his charisma o.O he's not outstanding, and at first i wasn't even interested in him, but lately i've been taking more notice of him. somehow i felt like he could be big in the future. let's just see, yea? ^^
the song is alright. i think i like it better than Dreams Come True or Your Seed even. there's a hint of mysterious-ness in the song, and it was conveyed clearly in the PV. and they have more exclusive solo lines (for those who were fortunate enough to have it, that is...) unlike Your Seed in which everyone seemed to sing at the same time, except for Chinen who were given a special solo background line, and Dreams Come True in which they were singing at least 2-by-2 with exception of yabu, hikaru and chinen who were given solos (chinen always sings solo background....)
HSJ seems to be growing their image darker, and darker...and darker....! starting with Hey! Say! which was still the cutest song (with white costumes and short pants and bermudas!) UMP which is jumpy, cathy and happy (with white costume! some members still have shorts and 3/4 pants), then Dreams Come True which was less jumpy but still happy nevertheless (all in their winter clothes, casual and relaxed), and Your Seed that started the transition towards the darker realm (black costumes, but chinen still had the 3/4 pants), and now Mayonaka no Shadow Boy which is the darkest of them yet (black costume and no longer any 3/4 pants for anyone, all mafia-ishly grown up black outfits)...
anyway. got to know about this new song (PV and single) from newshfan friends' page. i thought that the frequency of HSJ's singles release is really quite wow~ O.O how many have they released since their debut last year? starting with Ultra Music Power (nov), Dreams Come True(may), Your Seed(jul), Mayonaka no Shadow Boy(oct). but after thinking about it, actually only 4 hor xD same like NEWS la.
the thing that struck me was that: the poster of this new pv in newshfan friends' page commented that "the boys had grown up", and while i was watching it, hany came in and watched a little bit too, and she mentioned the very same thing! as for me, i really don't see much difference!! i mean, it was only a mere 3 months ago that Your Seed was released, and within 3 months there isn't (shouldn't!) be too much a difference in their appearance.
although i admit that there's something different in this PV that i noticed: with this 4th official single (let's consider Hey! Say! 7's single as like NewS's News Nippon, something to start them off, but not considered as official debut) yamachan had, more or less, established himself as the centre focal point of HSJ, just as yamapi was at the earlier NewS's PVs. o.O just look at the end of the PV, while the others were shown warily going somewhere in hurry with the arrival of something (are they someones or somethings??), yamachan were still sitting in the room (alone, no less, whileas ryuutaro is sharing a room with keito, takaki with yabu, and inoo with hikaru), singing another solo line, and still have time to give a sinister smile up right to the last moments O.o
note to mothers: if you're planning to enter your son into JE, name him anything with a 'yama' in it xDDDD
Friday, 10 October 2008
the very next day of the previous entry's story, i still haven't finished my reading and sorting out my thoughts, but i did some writing, a small mindmap that she suggested me doing, so i looked her up at about 5.3pm and she was having a meeting or something i think. she gave me the sign of"stop", quite literally meaning that "no, i can't see you right now" but in the end she went to the door and talked to me. i just told her that i haven't done my reading and stuff, and after briefly scanning my mindmaps she reminded me to plan my research and to go see her again on the next day, and friday.
so yesterday, after doing my mindmap and research plan and stuff, went to see her again together with my classmates who were seeking for their feedback form from LL. itu orang ngilangin ning2 puny feedback form dan stlah ngobrak-abrik mejanya sendiri skitar 5 menit, dia langsung duduk aja gitu, nulis feedback form yg baru, yg isinya cuma 1 sentence yg kaga make sense IN RED INK!!! kebayang ga si betapa ga sopan dan ga profesional nya itu orang??
eniwei supervisor gw ga bisa ketemu gw, dan sebenernya gw pikir dia agak ga sopan juga in conveying it. dia duduk ngebelakangin pintu, dan dia cuma geleng2 kepala. seenggaknya noleh gitu, bilang langsung ke kita bahwa dia ga bisa ngliat kita, kan lebi sopan deshou? tp yagh, she's a super busy woman, dan mungkin kemaren bener meeting penting, so i duno... so i went back to class and decided to go off to NLB to look start reading before finding her again at 5.30
was super ambitious and took a lot of journals to read at the NLB, besides the super important reading of Dick Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style. in the end only went back to school at around 6.30 -__- met veli who wanted to see susie, but we saw neither teachers in the pod... luckily adiran popped out, and i asked him. he said he last saw her in g503, so i went there. true enough, she was there with alice o.o
waited until they were finished and quickly asked if she has a few minutes for me... i felt really bad doing it coz she was (just like tuesday) clearly exhausted and i could see it in her eye that actually no, she doesn't have time for me. but she asked me to come down to the pod with alice too.
after alice left she was reading through what i've written, the one which i was so proud of ("i did my reading and thinking for E.D.!" i said to my classmates) but apparently all i did was thinking in the direction that we've talked about on tues. it's still not interesting enough. it seems like i'm wasting her time, coz all the things she asked me, i couldn't find good enough answers for them, and i showed less-than-enthusiastic reaction to the theme, though i already thought that if we're talking about passion, then that's my passion. i'm a passion-less person. i'm happy with the world as it is. i'm apathetic. and lethargic. and none of those qualities would actually help to make a thesis...
told her that i should do more thinking, but she didn't shoo me out. instead, to my horror, she started reading my CPJ since the beginning! all those things that i wrote for LL, the scraps of thoughts which would then formulated into a better paragraph to show to LL, all the proposals of questions and topics which i showed LL and got rejected even before i started doing my research coz she said "no, you don't have backing for it" (haloo, i haven't started my research!! how would i have backing for those???), ALL my thinking processes, she speed-read through them!! omg, i felt worse by the minute, honestly. you don't just go to a teacher and ask for help at the end of a long and tiring day and made her read your pile of scrap thoughts and rubbish!
she showed some interest in some of my earlier topics, but i told her that "i was told that i couldn't find the backing for it, so i couldn't do it" and she nodded. perhaps i should have told her that i haven't even started researching into it, coz i was still proposing the possibility of me doing it and was rejected straight away. but, no, i don't want to sound like some whiny, slow student who complain about a teacher to the head of department. she's had enough to think about and i wanted to finish that session quickly coz alice told me that actually she was the only one whom she was willing to see, having rejected amot and ami earlier on, so i felt like i'm pushing myself to her, and i felt terrible!
after much talking to me, and asking around the stuff that i like, and me telling her that "no, not doing music is perfectly alright. i don't want to constrain myself in music field only. i don't mind looking into bigger things, really", and asking about my studio project (and showing a light of interest on her face, but i told her that i'm even less passionate about anythin technology x fashion than the current music one) and going round and round, what was i saying since just now? o.O oh yea, after doing all that, something just popped out of me and she wrote it down, japanese street style.
now, i admit that i'm a super slow person, but until waay after my session with her, i have absolutely forgotten the only field that i'm passionate about: anything japanese. i even wrote it at the description of my blogger profile page!!!! omg am i slow or what??? and that area is much closer to fashion than my stupid music theme!!!! omg, i can't stop cursing myself for wasting so much time trying to make someting out of a thing that i like, all the while forgetting that there's something that i like even more!! and closer to fashion at the same time!!!! oh gosh, someone buy me a chicken ginseng potion or something to help me rejuvenate my slow brain!!!!
minutes after our discovery at the "japanese street fashion" phrase, at about 8.30 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) we finally concluded our talk. by the time LR had already left, and PL too, and i was so sorry to her. but she said, "no. i'm pleased that we thought up of this topic, and that we thought up of this book (Trickle Down Bubble Up theory)." most of the bibliography that i've done won't be very useful, but she actually apologised when she put a big cross on one of them, "i just thought of making your life easier" omg, don't say sorry!!! it's absolutely fine with me if you want to put crosses across my CPJ (coz, really, how much scraps i have built up inside is quite amazing -____-""") but don't say sorry. you're helping me, and i'm just imposing myself on your time, and the more you're sorry, the even-more sorry-er i am!!! what the heck was that language???? xDD
anyway, on my way to class i actually prayed, thanking god for letting me have her as a supervisor, and asking him to bless her everyday.
i've decided to devote saturday and sunday to read at the NLB so that i can produce a solid enough statement of intent by monday AND perhaps i can submit my outline then too, so that i'm not too far behind the rest. the last thing that i want to do right now is to disappoint her.
moving onto another story, yesterday we got our feedback form from LR regarding the CPJ, portfolio and also PL's stuff. despite my feedback form being not so good, and me feeling rather scared coz on Tues i didn't see him to show him my market research, he just strolled to my place and start commenting about my stuff, but all in an encouraging way. it's as if he's subconsciously sending message that "i have faith in you, you can do it" and i'm so-ever-grateful for that! especially after peeping into other classmates feedback forms, those who are in the As range, goodness me i was so stresses... but i kept in mind that he actually didn't see me as potential failure (actually he said that the the beginning of the semester to the whole class) and he showed it in his actions, so instead of wallowing in distress (like i would usually do last time) i'm trying to pick up my spirit and just to improve.
omg i'm late for PL's class! >__<> cya later~
oh btw NEWS's new album is announced: COLOR, release on 19th Nov, and it'll include Towairo no Koi that i really liked ^____^ yey~
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
oh btw E.D. stands for a certain supervisor of mine who have guided me... ok let's start from the very beginning of the story. Labels: school
once upon a time, i was doing a thesis module for the first time in my life. having been told that the thesis paper doesn't have to relate closely to design studio work and having been emphasised that whatever we write should be interesting enough to last us the whole year, i chose the topic regarding to music and fashion. i spent weeks after that reading, researching, and trying to formulate an argument to become the basis of my paper. but, other than "you need to have concrete evidence" (which i wouldn't have at the start of my planning anyway since i've not done deep-enough research) and "it's too narrow" (which i tried to broaden and then told that-->) "it's too broad now" and "you need to research deeper blahblahblah" that looks like an automated message from the computer that many of my friends also have (but they only contain a portion of mine, which means that mine is the master phrase and theirs are just cut-and-paste from mine???), i've not been getting much help from a certain lecturer.
been stucked for 6 weeks, i sought for desperate help from my classmates, who are all so kindly helpful in many ways, helping me to create a topic, discussing things with me, assuring me that it would be alright, i'm so grateful for them all. even the simple act of being concerned is enough to make me feel slightly better, though i was still stuck in a place.
came the group discussion of topic on week 7. i had never been so nervous after english oral exam in sec 4 and project work presentation in J2! presented my topic. apparently it wasn't as bad as i thought o.o a part of my statement of intent was problematic, but the other part was alright. so i could go on with my topic, thank goodness. on that sweet, sweet day, i was also told that i would be getting a new supervisor, alongside with 8 other people, most of whom (i noticed!) were those who were stuck with their topic, just like mine. those who were okay with their topic remains under the previous lecturer.
let's skip the b*tching sessions that we've had for days and nights about a certain someone due to our frustration.
came week 8. 3 of my friends managed to secure an appointment with our new supervisor, one hour per person, no less! i wasn't so lucky coz i sent her my email last minute and she didn't have enough time for me. but, it's alright, i would go on with my current topic and strive on. according to the testament from the two who've talked to her, she managed to clear our doubts within a single hour whereas we were floating here and there and dunno where for 7 weeks!
envious of their progress but happy for them nevertheless, i dived into the week 9 for presentation with a cloud of uncertainty still fogging my mind. apparently i was asked to redo the statement of intent again, alongside with 4 other people (would you guess, 4 of us were under the new supervisor, the troubled-kids). and i have absolutely no freakin idea what went wrong and how i could improve it and whatnots because i've not received any feedback forms (and so are the rest of my classmates btw, but they were not asked to redo their stuff!)
with my parents here, i couldn't just go off to spend luxury hours in the NLB researching for my stuff, and yet i need to come up with something by this wednesday! desperate, stressed out and frustrated, i emailed my supervisor again, requesting an appointment before i resubmit my statement of intent again.
yesterday, amot, who was also asked to redo his statement of intent again, went to seek our supervisor, and i tagged along with him. i've already done as much reading as i could and re-written my statement of intent. our new supervisor, being the head of department, is a super busy person. and she could only promise half an hour for amot. amot said, "nevermind la, me 15 minutes you 15 minutes," thank you mot!
6.15 pm we went down to the staff room. she was still having meeting. waited outside for quite some time. after the meeting was done, she brought us up to G503 and talked to us, personally, about our feedback, our topic. i felt really quite bad, coz she was clearly exhausted, having just finished one whole day of duno what and a meeting and followed closely by our appointment, and she hasn't had her dinner yet too! she talked to amot for one whole hour, thinking with him and guiding his topic coz amot was quite behind in his topic, having just changed it several days before our presentation on week 9.
within 1 hour, she had put amot in a direction. not clear, coz in the end amot is the one who has to make the decision and do the thinking, but at least it's a direction!! and by that time i felt almost too sorry to impose upon her time for so long, i had half a mind to say to her that i'll just see her tomorrow, but i was quite desperate, and the stress daly stress was starting to become a strain for me, not to mention making my friends worried. so can you imagine me feeling even worse when she said, "sorry that you have to wait for so long" to me after her session with amot? it's ME who's feeling sorry for bothering, not you!!
anyway, i timed my consultation with her. she told me the feedback of my presentation and at first was quite bewildered that i had to rewrite it, coz apparently i passed my presentation (just on the dot, though) but later on she remembered my problems and why i was asked to redo it. even while telling me my problems, she was making it clear that it was common to do those things wrong and told me that "we felt that it could be pushed further"
after weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks and (how many weeks are there already?) WEEKS of being told that "no concrete evidence" and "it's too narrow" and *please refer to paragraph 2 above*, having a supervisor who could actually see the possibility in my topic telling me that it's quite at the right path but i just need to make an interesting topic out of it is like hearing the sound of the angels. she also emphasised to me the need of "concrete evidence" and taught me on how to structure my paragraph so that i can show that concrete evidence! she was very supportive the whole way, telling me that whatever i was writing was clearly somewhere and it's not wrong, and at the same time she was honest about my quality of work, telling me that the topic is not actually very interesting.
finally i'm no longer swimming in muddy murky water in a circle, unable to find my bearing. i'm still swimming in muddy murky water, but i can see that now i'm swimming in a certain direction! the end of the direction is up to me to create, coz the job of supervisor is just to guide us anyway, not showing us how to do it and spoonfeeding us. but the guide was given to me! and i'm more than grateful for that.
after an hour with her, one whole precious hour, during which she actually received a message and had clearly forgotten about something important, and our new textile lecturer went up to the classroom (clearly she had an appointment with my supervisor too), we concluded our discussion. i was so so so so grateful to her! and i felt so so so so so bad!! it was more than 9 o'clock by that time, can you imagine???
when i went up to class, veli and the others asked me "how was it," and the first thing that i told them was, "i'm going to pray to god everyday, asking him to bless emma everyday!"
*oops i mentioned her name* xDD
nothing much had changed since the 3 hours before when i went down to look for her, i still had to change my statement of intent (the new one that i gave her was also problematic), i still have to broaden my thinking and reshape my argument, BUT one huge thing that had changed is: I have a direction AND i was clearly told that what i'm currently doing is a right START, which means that whatever research that i've done in this area was NOT wrong! they need to be refined (a lot!) and i need to come up with a new interesting argument, but at least it's something concrete that i can put my feet on and move forward from, you see? i'm no longer in the phase of "okay i'm asked to redo, but redo which part? where have i gone wrong? is it the whole topic that is wrong? shall i start on a new topic? like fashion and technology perhaps? isn't there any way i could stick to my current topic? why was i asked to redo? where have i gone wrong?" circle!
after 9 weeks of just being retold over and over again that i need "concrete evidence" and *please refer to paragraph 2* and nothing much more, this new direction is like a blessing to me. FINALLY the thesis module is gearing up to catch up to the excitement of my design studio work. i'm going to be the one who must start working, but i'm grateful for the kickstart!
Saturday, 4 October 2008
in cold storage, i was going to pick up a bottle of kaya for my mom, and there were 2 ladies beside me who quickly made a way for me. then, not knowing which one would be better, i took my time observing and reading the bottle while contemplating.
then one of the ladies asked me...something in english which i couldn't really understand. it was like "kaya...xxx (duno what she said)" and i gave her the puzzled look, and shook my head...
then, i think i confirmed to her word "kaya" with a "hai", and then she asked me again, "docchi ga ii?", pointing to two bottles of kaya (one is hainanese and one is coconut)
to which i *quite happily, coz i finally knew what she was asking and at the very least i know how to answer her* said "wakaranai, sumimasen" =D
and then she asked again, "tabeta koto ga arimasuka?" and me *again, happily, coz hey i've never spoken to any japanese in japanese yet, ok* said, "ah, arimasen, sumimasen" and the second lady was like "arigatou" ^^
finally, put my *barely there yet* japanese knowledge for good use for the first time =DDD so happy ^^ eventhough all i told her was that "i duno" and "i never tried before" which are really useless information actually xDD and i wasn't even sure if my grammar was right o.O omg i'm losing my japanese skill again!! sensei, mail wo kakimasen deshita kara, sumimasen!! >___<>
oh, just a brief summary of my day today. went to NLB at 10.30 and spend my time reading and photocopying there til 12.45. after that went to orchard to meet veli to do our market research. saw a LOT of interesting things from various high-end shops, but took no pics at all! shoot, man... but we couldn't help it. at one of the most interesting shop, poise or something, the lady attendant was literally breathing down our neck, standing less than 2 metres away from us as we browse through the *really interesting!* garments! -___- so disappointing...
after that went to kino to browse through some magz. this magz called "Show Details" is something that i will definitely recommend to my school librarian, coz it's a really really good book that shows many details of the fashion show in high definition pictures!! it was nothing less than awesome!!! and the pricetag is awesome too, at 110 bucks a book! manz.... our school HAS TO have it!
from kino went to Central to meet my family. actually it was impromptu idea by me, coz koko said he doesn't know where to bring mama and papa, and i remembered dira telling me about this bon odori thing, and obachan was asking me about it too, so from the back of my mind i chose this place to bring my parents.
there, coincidentally, met hari! xD haha... i didn't see him and he didn't see me eventhough we were standing about 2 metres apart only. brought my parents around central. watched the japanese idol performance from inside the building and saw sbass and hari outside. the first person sang Ai Ai Gasa!!!!!!! sorry hari, me and obachan had never sung that song before, it was the song that i'm still waiting for cash studio to have! obachan and the other bandung clique members came, and tony too! took their pic from my place up there, and obachan took our pic from down there xDD later dun forget to swap, eh, obachan!
after that we were wandering about, duno what to do or where to go, then obachan called me saying that there was a candidate who sang Seishun Amigo! ran outside and talked with the bandung clique for a while. got a brownie and a bagellen from hari and nata, LOL, dateng2 cuma minta makan doank kayaknya gw xDD
at night went to eat at Waraku. yumm, really nice food! and really long waiting time too xDD we got the window table right at the back, it was a great spot! xDD
tomorrow planning to go to sentosa. gotta store up some energy tonight.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
finally, for the very first time after entering lasalle, i was able to get a couple of hours of sleep on the night of portfolio submission day!!! banzaii!!!! it's an achievement for me xDDD well, mostly thanks to hany who helped me cutting out my fabric and pasting them on my tech drawing pages xD i was able to finish colouring all 10 garments of mine within 3-4 hours, which is a great achievement for myself too ^^
was still so sleepy today, even after my 2-hour sleep. was half-dreaming the whole day today, even when i was out with my parents. i could be opening my eyes, seemingly listening to the conversation when i was actually sleeping with my eyes opened xD
btw, a few days ago LR was showing some pics from his trip to japan during project week. there were some really nice stuff in his photo collection, in fact i think all of them were really interesting. but the highlight of the presentation, for me, is the Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Ponyo of the CLiff) video xDDD does anyone know about this new studio Ghibli creation?
i happened to know this because a few weeks back newshfan translated a clip whereby the lil girl who sang the song said that she likes hey say jump's yamada, and she was so cute when the interviewer told her that yamada is watching it right now, "uso!" she said spontaneously xDD anyway, apparently the movie and the song is a huge hit in japan right now, and the song is super duper catchy, and the way LR kept breaking into the song so randomly during the presentation just cracked me up xDDD now i'm looking for ponyo song to put as my ringtone xDDDD!!!
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
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)
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!
Phase 3.1 (2008)
Phase 2.0 and 2.1 (2007)
Phase 1.2 (2006)
Phase 1.1 (2006)
Phase 1.0 (2006)