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!!
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A fan of JRock music and bands. Most favourite band of all time: the legendary band, X Japan.
Loves its leader, drummer, pianist and main composer, Hayashi Yoshiki , usually called Yoshiki.
Loves one of X's guitarists, Matsumoto hideto, or usually called hide, and
one of the best vocalist I've ever heard, Deyama Toshimitsu, or usually called Toshi.
A list of favourite bands and artists/singers:
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet
(members: Kamijo (vo), HIZAKI (gt) , Teru (gt) , Yuki (dr), , Jasmine-You (ba) ,
Tohoshinki or Dong Bang Shin Ki or TVXQ
(members: Xiah Junsu (mid-high), Micky Yoochun (mid-low), Youngwoong-Hero Jaejoong (lead), Choikang-Max Changmin (tenor), U-Know Yunho (bass))
(members: Yoshiki (dr, pi) , Gackt (vo, pi), Sugizo (gt, vi), Miyavi (gt))
(members: Kamijo (vo) , Mayu (gt), Emiru (ba), Machi (dr))
(bands: Lareine, Versailles
(bands: HIZAKI grace project, Versailles )
(bands: Moi dix Mois, Malice Mizer)
(members: Kazuki (gt), Yukito (ba), Yuki (vo), Hiro (dr))
Dir en Grey
L~Arc en Ciel
Janne da Arc
Psycho le Cemu
Rentrer en Soi
Was part of management committee of Endless Dream website and ScreamingKIAI International forum, dedicated to Yoshiki and his music.
Alumni of the following schools:
SD Tarakanita III
Chung Ling Private High School
Kent Ridge Secondary School
St Margaret's Secondary School
Pioneer Junior College
St Andrew's Junior College
Monday, 29 December 2008
we're coming into the last week of 2008. and i still haven't managed to pick up my pencils and do something. but, well, my CPJ is making a progress, though. geographically, that is =P 2 days ago it was still packed inside my luggage. yesterday i took it upstairs. and today i put it on the table in my dad's room. i'm planning to start doing something soon. but seeing that my computer is just beside this particular table...hmmm, i'll need a lot of will and self-discipline to do that something =p
i just finished reading naruto to the latest chapter. hmmm, what can i say? i'd say, bring it on, kishimoto-sensei!! i'm keeping my faith that whatever i'm dreading is NOT true. so, bring it on! i refuse to believe that it's true. i'll wait til it's confirmed, and then weep. but til then, i'll keep my fingers crossed.
aya_takarai just shared with us some NWPD pics from Nagoya and i was opening them when hany was there with me. so, while i almost went "kyaaa" at ryotego pic, she was like, "...........o.O?!" and there were a few of them (3 to be precise), and when i went back to my fave one, she was like, "kenapa mesti pegang2 sih! tambah diliat tambah ga enak!"
o well... for my own enjoyment then xD
Saturday, 27 December 2008
it's weird to say "happy holidays" when 4/5 of my holidays had already passed. but i only truly felt like i'm on holiday when i'm back at home, which was just a couple of days ago. Labels: holiday
nothing much to say, i'll just do a brief update.
1. i've met my very first coughcorruptcough official!!! yey~~~ banzai to me! it was the regular check-up on the airport, and we were about to get out of the security area when the man asked me to go over the small office to check my luggage. inside the luggage that he checked was: my clothes and a 5kg pack of basmati rice (it's for diabetic people).
i noted a tone of disappointment in his voice as he said, "dari india ya?" (from india is it?)
me: "tapi belinya di singapur pak" (but i bought it in singapore)
officer: "ya tapi dari india kan?" (yea but it's from india right?)
my aunt: "itu beras buat orang sakit pak! bapak saya sakit, disuru makan itu sama dokter (that's for sick people, sir, my dad is sick and the doctor prescribed it to him)
me: kan bukan ikan ato ayam pak (but it's not fish or chicken, sir) <--- completely missed that there's "plants products" written as well!
officer: "ya tapi sama aja beras kan hasil tanaman. tu di kertas nya ada ngga tik ngga nomor 12" (but still rice is product of plants right. in the paper did you tick the number 12?)
officer: jadi ditinggal saja ya. (so this one, just leave it here yea?)
my aunt and me: *noting that obviouslywantsmoney tone*
officer: saya lebih suka kalo semuanya itu tertib... (i prefer that everything is according to the rules...)
me: *stared at him with amazed eyes* <---my first time meeting eye-to-eye with this species after all, so, pardon my amazement.
after leaving the airport i was laughing xD oh my goodness, in my amazement i forgot to note down his name! but i don't think he put a name badge anyway, just in case someone like me put it on the net like this, perhaps?
2. the road on the 25th dec was soooooooooooooooo empty! it feels like lebaran! =DDD me and my aunt went around to shop and we could reach everywhere in like 1/10th of the usual time, coz no traffic jam anywhere! we could go to 2 places from 2pm and 6pm and reach my dad's place again before 7, and we shopped!! wew~~ freakin cool! i shopped for my fabric, and later on for some pants ^^ 2 items in my to-do list are done! yey~~
3. i have a vague idea of what to do for my giftee of the secret santa programme, but i'm unsure that it'll sound nice -__- but anyway i'll need koko to send me the file, coz i forgot to back-up my hard disk >_<>
4. i'm reading naruto and, yea man, i'll say what i've said earlier, this story is really much heavier than bleach or one piece... i'm dreading it!!!
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
yay for finally getting a campus account!! ^__^
don't know what prompted the thought into me, but as i sat there waiting for the officer to check my passport, IC, student card, and then saying that they accept it and i can create my account, the feeling was strangely.......... kurosagi-ish! xDDDD i could almost imagine myself as a sagi xD
just imagine, you can easily make an account if you do what kurosaki does (pasting his face on others' official cards) and just generate a letter saying that "this person is a member of our office blah blah blah" and, voila, you get yourself an account o.O i can imagine kurosaki enjoying his acting as different people and creating different identities for himself. it does feel exciting, doesn't it? =D
and when i finally received my chequebook and atm card, i felt that kurosagi-ish triumphant feeling again xD
oh dear, how much pi-chan had penetrated into my daily life...
anyway, flying off soon. wish you all a merry christmas and happy early new year 2009 xD this xmas is time to do some soul searching, as well as really desperate CPJ building. how fast 2008 past!
i'll blog again if i have internet access at home, but in case i don't, my wishes are with you all!
PS: gratz to NEWS!!! firstly for having a song on the CDTV "Top 30 Songs that you want to hear for Xmas" list despite the song being just a song in the newest album. it wasn't even released as a single!! yay for Snow Express!!! =DDD
and secondly for having 4 members on the CDTV Top 20 most wanted boyfriend list!!! other groups have, at most, 3 members (arashi) and some only 2 (KAT-TUN) and some only 1 (Kinki Kids), so i think it's quite cool for NEWS to have 4 =D and for Tegomassu for having the only duet to have BOTH members making it into the list xD double yay for NEWS and Tegomassu!!! =DDDDD
Monday, 22 December 2008
C.A.D. from my lj blog coz i'm lazy, i want to talk about it, and i want to talk about cash studio session 12 <----unrelevant xD
basically the most interesting SCP i've ever watched til now. shige-san managed to make me laugh, wonder about his modesty (bordering mocking), felt sympathy, heart-wrenching sadness, and ended with admiration, all within 25 minutes. i started the show by laughing and (i shamefully admit) looking down at shige as someone who talk too big. but i ended the show with my fists clenched really tight (as i usually do when i watch something emotionally gripping or touching) and now i really do think that he's admirable.
taichi was laughing a tad too loud, but i can see his expression clearly growing from "are you kidding me" kind of look, to "...wow, you're actually not bad" kind of look. i don't know this but i think he really enjoyed talking to shige. and i think shige is a really special guest in the SCP. he talked openly about everything! even his own opinion that he was elite, and proceeded to describe why this was so, everything in a straight matter-of-fact way, and continued on to describe his own downfall too, and how he was much affected by it. is there anyone who had talked like him before? i'd like to know but, currently, i don't think so.
there are several highlights of the show. the first must be hikaru and yabu's vtr. from their interview, i formed my own theory on why shige is bullied and people rarely look at him with respect: people simply feel comfortable around him and started taking advantage of him, which lead to the bullying and lacking of respect xD well, i'll reform this if something else hit me later on but hikaru and yabu made me think that this is the case for shige =p
another one was when he was talking about his Kato Kingdom. shige talked in such an honest way that i could understand how he felt when he realised and felt the presence of the Yamashita Kingdom and Nishikido Kingdom, which was basically un-fightable by his own kato kingdom. it's in a form of metaphor, but this described his transition from the elites to the non-elites, and in this way we could understand much more than just if he state out "i went from the elites to non-elites" directly.
and the biggest highlight, for me, was when he was describing when NEWS's activities were cancelled, when he and kei-chan went for tea and wept together, when they were wondering when would they be able to start their activities again, and especially when he was describing the Johnny's countdown, how he specifically stated one by one that ryo-chan was in Kanjani8, yamapi had released his solo song and tegomassu had been formed, and that left only him and kei-chan in the dressing room, wearing their casual clothes and watching everything from a tv...
...i almost cried. it was too sad! and i felt like my heart just received a big hit.
when i started educating myself about NEWS, i knew about this "NewS activities cancelled for the rest of the year" scandal, and i also knew of the duration. at the same time, other part of my brain also registered that yamapi released his solo CD and tegomassu was formed during their hiatus. and another part of my brain also registered the fact that ryo had been a member of both NEWS and K8 ever since the beginning. and, i also have watched the countdown part whereby NEWS announced that they're coming back the year after. a really short clip, blurred, and they all looked stoned.
but! never before have i combined everything up together to realise that, oh my goodness me, everyone is up there on stage because they're still a part of johnny's and they things to promote/do that enabled them to be on the stage. ryo still has K8, pi-chan maybe sang daite senorita, tegomassu perhaps sang miso soup? everyone was on stage.....except kei-chan and shige.
and when he was describing it, i felt really really sad for him. really sad.
i used to think that, well, NEWS was having a bad time but at least they're still doing something else, member per member, and even kei-chan and shige has their schoolwork to do during their hiatus. i used to think like that. but the painful truth was revealed when shige talked.
the ones having a hard time were not only the 2 who were suspended, but also the whole of NEWS, especially the 2 who were not doing anything, shige and kei-chan.
i admit that shige was not anywhere near the top of my favourite NEWS member list. in fact, last time when i was grouping my fave members level per level, he was occupying a whole level by himself (i won't say where). but after this SCP, i could understand much more about him. he is definitely not just all-look-and-nothing-else member. my sis likes ryo, shige and massu (me, the other 3) and i used to
mock argue with her about shige, and, sadly, she couldn't defend him more than just by saying that he's handsome. then later on, when pi-chan started to talk more about shige in his jweb, i asked him (i mean his photo on the web) to influence me to know more about shige so that i like him more and thus can pick him out of that level and put him somewhere else together with the rest
well, i've started to like him more these few months, and i've put him together with some other members in a level. perhaps it was his jweb. as i read "wagahai wa shige de aru", i'm slowly learning more about him and know that he's a deep person who thinks a lot. but it's thanks to this SCP my eyes are really opened about how he really is, how much his experience since his entrance to johnny's jimusho to his debut and to his current state, and how he had grown along the way.
i can't defend him when it comes to singing, but when it comes to mind and personality, he's among the top.
Saturday, 20 December 2008
i hate spoilers to the core of my bone marrow! omg they piss me off like nobody else...except maybe those anime dubbers in animax...
because of my pure hatred towards spoilers, i've learnt the art of asking people the right question that would not spoil anything that they might not have read. for example, if we're talking about, say, Inuyasha. WARNING: INUYASHA SPOILER! (early Inuyasha chapters) instead of asking, "have you read the part when Sesshoumaru's arm was cut off?", which will spoil a really important thing IF the person haven't read it, i would ask, "have you read the part when Inuyasha went to his father's grave?" since Sesshoumaru's arm was cut off during this incident.
i don't even ask that people do the same as i do, but at least GIVE A FUCKING WARNING when you're talking about a spoiler!
after all, why would you see the need to spoil something to other people? even if you've been watching a lot and reading a lot, you don't have to brag about what you know, or even BLOG about your conversation with someone that contains spoilers coz YOU'LL BE FUCKING SPOIL IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE WHO READ YOUR BLOG TOO!!!!!! *blaring with wrath*
curse you to the bottom of the despair well!!! may you never find enjoyment in anything you watch/read again until you realise your sin and REPENT!!!!!!
well for one thing, this particular spoiler actually made me pick up naruto again, after months of break.
after reading the 3 of the, arguably, most popular shounen manga of our generation: One Piece, Bleach and Naruto, i've begun to see the big difference of them.
warning: possible spoilers in the form of summary. if you haven't begun reading any of these, consider that these might inform you beforehand of what to expect.
if i were to be really brief, in One Piece you can have all sorts of capabilities and unreal fights and adventures whereby your body can withstand almost all sorts of hits (if you're described as strong enough), and even wounds to the nastiest degree is not life-threatening. eventually you'll be cured and after everything's heal, your body is back to 100% as it was, no aftermath effect of the wounds and stuff. during fights, too, unless you're knocked out and passed out, you'll still be able to stand up and summon energy from the deepest of hell (i mean from the mangaka's imagination) to turn the tables around and beat your opponent, who's supposedly managed to withstand your (earlier) hits and wounded you so badly in the first place.
for Bleach, all sorts of capabilities are also present, but unlike One Piece whereby the storyline made it impossible to even start to count the number of people who might have abnormal powers, in Bleach the owners of these powers are limited. for example, the captains and vice-capt of the 13 division squad, the arrancars and the vizards. fights are pretty much as violent as One Piece, but they're slightly more real. wounds can be life-threatening, and the more hits you get in a fight, the weaker you get, but usually someone will come and help you in time anyway so that you don't die. but with the 4th squad ability, and Inoue, all wounds are eventually healed and your body will also return to 100% of its normal state with no side-effect at all.
the biggest difference can be seen for Naruto, in which fights are uncompromisingly real, though the capabilities and skills varies as much as One Piece (considering that we don't know how big the Anbu is, and practically every other hidden village has its own powerful army). wounds are definitely life-threatening since every single hit you receive will deal a damage to your body, and depending on the severity of the blow, you may or may not heal perfectly afterwards. treatments might not even possible to treat your injuries if it's too severe. and in the worst case scenario, you might die.
some of my friends said that Naruto is childish (as in the story is about a bunch of kids, not grown-ups like Bleach or One Piece), but the truth is that it has the most (and i can't emphasise the word 'most' enough) sober storyline. the most severe history of Naruto characters must be about Sasuke, whileas in Bleach it's (imo) Rukia's, and in One Piece it's (imo) Nico Robin's. i guess Robin's past can match the horridness of Sasuke's, but because of the kind of lives they decided to live afterwards, the situation that causes the tragedy, and because of the emphasis given to their characters, Sasuke's felt more piercing to the heart than Robin's.
furthermore, for Naruto, the mangaka is not afraid to kill off a character (like J.K. Rowling) if the needs arise to, something that has never happened in One Piece (basically everyone has 9 lives!!) or even Bleach! of course i'm talking about from the start of the story to the present state, not about history (thus i didn't count the vice-capt of 13th squad in, coz he's just in the past). i won't even talk about One Piece whereby even the bad guys don't get killed -___- at least in Bleach you can kill the bad guys (or at least the Hollows). in Naruto, even your heroes can get killed too. that's how sober the storyline is.
but precisely because of this that i kind of dread continuing Naruto, coz people can die!! why can't everyone just suffer from injuries and wake up again the next day perfectly healed like Luffy always do? why must people die??? Naruto's story started with him as a really young boy until now when he's about mid-late teen, and as we read, we grow up with those characters too! i hate reading about a character whom i've known really well and taken a liking to suddenly found himself in a serious fight...... and die. i HATE it!!!!!
SPOILER NARUTO, DON'T READ IF YOU HAVEN'T AT LEAST REACHED CHAPTER 330! (at least you should've seen the second time the whole village was in mourning for someone, the first being the Sandaime's)
i was really shocked, truly astonished and almost couldn't believe my eyes when Asuma was killed, completely stoned while i kept going forward and clicking next, hoping against hope that in the next page he's not dead, truly......or maybe the next chapter.......or next.........until the fact sunk in my head that he's truly dead, as in dead!...... and then i realised to what extent Kishimoto-sensei would be willing to do to his characters....
i wasn't too apalled when sandaime died, but i was totally horrified when Asuma died. i cried in front of the monitor! and from there, there was a sense of fear when i continued reading. a nagging, gnawing sense of fear that there will be more deaths as they face the higher ranks of Akatsuki. and since my fave characters are in the more active teams, i fear for their lives! and one day, came the third death, and i couldn't stand it anymore! that gnawing fear got the better of me. i stopped reading.
and one day some fucking idiotic spoiler just decided to spoil it for me.
I HATE IT!!!!!! *cries*
i re-started my reading because i just have to see it with my own eyes, coz i couldn't, can't believe it! it can't be true! it just CAN'T be true!!!!
.......why him? *sobs* ....................................................................
Thursday, 18 December 2008
obachan ud tidur, but i finished it before 12am, so it's still the 18th! Labels: karaoke
Happy Birthday to Obachan!
as in, Happy Birthday to Obachan!!!!! xDDDDD
dengerin sampe habis yaaaa!!! ^^
warning: noise pollution hazard!!! xDDD but you know my level of singing wad, so you should've prepared yoursel when you asked for it =DDDDD ufufufufufufu *evil laughter* xD
bener-bener 3 suara lho! suara NEWS, suara gw 1 dan suara gw 2 xDDDDD wah kalo diitung2 lagi malah ada 8 suara!!! kei-chan, ryochan, pi-chan, massu, tesshi and shige also wish obachan happy birthday!! ^^
i chose the most meaningful phrase coz of the lack of time ^^ make sure you listen til finish k!!!!!
only one video. Labels: shokurai
O.O totally totally unexpected!!!! i was quite impressed with his accent "where's your dad, ken?" --> he sounds american-ish there xD but, omg what he did to the mic afterwards is totally unpextected xD!!! i was like *GASP!!!* LOL!!!! sasuga sho-kun xDDDDDDDDDD
first thing first:
may this year, too, you're blessed with happiness and success and all the good things in the world!! ^___^ *hugs!*
on with the title subject. i just want to say that i regret talking about it to obachan on that night. apart from not remembering what kind of look i might have shown her, from this 'description' it sounds so wrong!!! goodness me obachan..... O.O what have you seen on that night? forget it my dear obachan...*hypnotise obachan*...forget......forget it......forget it................
anyway when i talked about the Pacific performance of AnM, i couldn't remember if i told her that massu was the one that's the most outstanding, imo (eventhough it was kei-chan's dance that received the loudest screams from the audience xDD). and it's quite an achievement seeing that he only sang 2 lines (that's only several words) and everytime i remember AnM performance, it's him that i remember.
and so just now i re-watched again the video (i never get tired of AnM pacific performance) and since dear newshfan always translates everything including song lyrics, i got to know the whole meaning of AnM.
well it's not as (borrowing obachan's word) "sexeeeehhhh" as what i originally thought but it's not far from there =P and massu's lines happen to be, erm, quite 'important' xD
so i was reflecting. everyone has got a solo line for AnM, and everyone had the chance to show off and impress us during his solo line. but it was massu that left the most lasting impression on me. (well coming second would be kei-chan xP). could it be that his was the only time when everyone has a pre-arranged dance movements to do? and he looked impressive just because he was right at the centre? but if that is true, then wouldn't pichan's and tesshi's part at the bridge, whereby everyone was crouching and they were the only ones standing, be even more impressive?
or let's just admit that massu's among the better dancer in NEWS. well i believe he is! (and i believe that he's the only one who can still do a backflip xD)
*shrugs* well. let's just wait for NWPD DVD to come out and we'll compare tesshi's solo AnM with massu and keichan's performance, ne =P
after that, it's time to bombard johnny with mails, requesting that Tegomassu sing faster songs with dance movements! i know they are concentrating on their voices, but other duets (Kinki Kids and T&T, obviously) can have dance parts, why can't Tegomassu? oh but before that please release Kata Omoi no Chiisana Koi first! ^___^ love love love that song~~~~~
coming back to AnM, that performance was just right after pichan's Gomenne Juliet, which is a really sexy song. no i mean the song is always accompanied by a sexy performance by pichan. and, it's pacific tour, the 1st tokyo dome concert, and pi had got the priviledge of having the marvellous water fountain system activated solely for his solo. and so i was already in awe....
... and comes Ai no Matador...
...and after that was the Shock Me vs Devil or Angel performance, which is another of my favourite. i think that whole stretch (3 songs) is my favourite moments of the Pacific Tour DVD ^^
Monday, 15 December 2008
yay for cancelling to go to school today and started my pi-drama-thon instead xD i don't know whether to say this in a proud tone or ashamed one, but, well, i finished the whole entire series today. the whole 10 episodes of it. (i watched the first episode yesterday i think) so i've been sitting in front of my comp for about, err, roughly 10 hours? one episode doesn't reach 1 hour, but i also stop in the middle now and then to type in my comment (or just to fangirl by writing long "kyaaaaaa") in notepad. i won't CAD (copy-and-paste) from there coz it's too messy (and too embarrassing) but i'll summarise =D
before i start, note that prior to this i've watched Kurosagi The Movie and also watched this drama's making-of clip from newshfan xD
warning: SPOILER!! big time spoiler!!!!!
epi 1: the 3 main things that left impression in my mind is that 1) kurosaki is stone-cold and his smile is awkward, yappari yamapi is more suitable to play humorous role? 2) tsurara is such a busybody, i scolded her "mendokusai!" many times in this epi. and 3) i really don't like aikawa sho's laughter -______- it's too awkward and forced and unnatural, even when it's supposed to be sarcastic....
epi 2: was both fangirling kei-chan and pi-chan xD the scene at the rooftop, i was wondering how they shoot that coz kei-chan is afraid of heights right O.O!! and i think that yamapi can give lesson to aikawa sho: "how to laugh sarcastically" xD
epi 3: i was stunned when i saw chubaw no ojiisan!!!! xDDD and i was laughing real hard at the scene inside the hotel room, how kurosaki tried to waste some time. and i don't understand this case. those diamonds are not real diamonds? why is the ojiisan considered swindling when he sells diamonds? low or high price is relative what, right?
epi 4: i recognise the shirosagi that appeared in the movie...or was it not him? xD kurosaki was made perplexed by his attitude, pi-chan's expression was priceless! and here i've really fell in love with the BLACK CAT!!! omg fat and furry and meccha kawaii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xDDD tiap kali tu kucing kluar gw pasti ikut meong2 xDDDD and this episode, i don't understand also. in the end kurosaki got the money but he was used? so he didn't win? but he got the money anyway? eeeh? dun understand!
epi 5: the starting of the sub was hilarious. but in the middle, when they started changing the real name to "johnny" la, "kame" la, "koki" la, i got super irritated.... it's the same like angmoh dubbing anime, i hate it! >____<> waddahell la.... the translation softsub was provided in .srt form, and without realising it, after watching, i corrected all the names that i know (johnny and kame) but i can't corrected the rest coz i don't know their real names. and then i realised that i was watching from obachan's harddisk and i didn't save the original! omg suimasen obachan!!
this episode, also, i don't understand -____- but i really like kurosaki's disguise here =D he looked metrosexual, and very sweet xD and he spoke with his voice at the ceiling of his throat. luckily his original voice is quite deep. if it's tesshi, it'll be so
sexy girl xD like shabake ^^ and i was super shocked with the love confession xD
epi 6: this is another episode that i don't understand. i think from here onwards, i've resigned to the fact that i wouldn't understand most of the cases. it's either the subbing is weird until i don't understand, or i have to take business to be able to understand...... -__-
in this epi, the highlight is: kurosaki's hair! xDD like kame in nobuta, this is ala kurosaki xD cute!! and another highlight is me realising that kashina = aikawa sho. from the beginning i don't know that his name in the drama is kashina, and kept addressing him as aikawa sho in my comments =p and, i want that piano+string version of daite senorita that they played when kurosaki was tended by tsurara (and he
sang mentioned a lyric from the song, "mou yameshite kurenai ka" xD)
epi 7: this is my MOST FAVOURITE episode xD coz i was able to understand it, and it's light and funny and, the most important thing, kurosaki was dressed in complete kimono!! xD i typed a very long "lol" and "kawaii" when i saw him in that look, and also when he was eating the taro xD yappari yamapi is never NOT excited about food, ne? this episode isn't like the first one, the gloomy-cool kurosaki. i think from here onwards i could feel the akira coming back into yamapi's acting, kurosaki is no longer stone-cold but a bit more silly =D and
yamazaki katsuragi too, even though he sometimes look like a lecherous old man (esp when he's smiling to tsurara), in this episode he was so cute, talking to the pickles! xDD
but eventhough the starting is light, this one has the heaviest ending, yet.
epi 8: in this episode, i became confident that the b*tch that is tsurara's friend also acted in hanayori dango as one of the b*tches, enemies of tsukino there too, coz her face is just too perfect for the role, b*tchy! i haven't checked though, but i dare to bet that she does! and i think pi-chan cried a tad too often in this drama... must be such a heavy role to play, huh, pi-chan?
epi 9: this is the start of the "general chat", which was still very harsh from kurosaki =P and i registered that kurosaki is SO stingy! he has so much money (a whole closet of it!!!) and he eats instant noodles everyday???? and when he eats, he sounds like luffy, asking for meat, meat, meat! xD and when he stood hiding there without his glasses, he looked SO MUCH like xiao zhu, omg... O.O....
other things that i noted were: pi-chan got harrassed!! and tsurara cooking with 4 chopsticks! xD
epi10: i laughed when kurosaki followed the "dug! dug! dug!" sound of tsurara hammering the wall, and winced and flinched when it went down with a loud noise "gedubrak! kompryang!!!" gitu xDDD and in this episode, kurosaki laughed for the first time!! =D usually it's his forced smile only, or business-related grin =p and i also noted that people who watch this drama will know, really really really well, that yamapi has got a mole in his left eyeball at the lower left part near his cornea, coz his eyes got so many zoomd-in close-up shoots ^^
epi 11: well this is the climax. i've watched the climax shooting many months ago and i thought it was a bit awkward. but it was also shown that after that shoot, yamapi was really really down, it looked like he gave his all for that scene and it was not easy for him to switch back and come out of kurosaki's role right after that...
if ouran koukou host club were to be made into live-action drama, only horikita maki can play haruhi, i'm sure of it. and if candy candy were to be made into live-action drama, only that b*tchy girl can play the role of eliza, i'm sure of it too xD they're perfect for those roles xD
the climax was obviously taken on 2 different timing, coz one was raining and the other was very dry. but it was good. yamapi's acting was really good. and the whole effect made it a really moving scene. i was gripping my arm tightly the whole time that when i released it and started typing, it shook.... it was a really nice climax. well done!
and, until the end, i can say, "aikawa sho-san, yappari anata no warau no koe ga daikirai desu!" i really hate his laughter, like goodness-me-stop-laughing-please hate -_____-
overall comment: i like it =) there are things that i'm not satisfied with, like the storyline which i don't understand most of the episodes, and the fact that other sagis can be caught and only kurosaki can't, but generally i like it ^^ the yamapi factor is about....err, 75% maybe? means that the reason why i like it is 75% because of yamapi xD the other 20% is because of horikita maki ^^ and the other 5 % is because kei-chan made an appearance xD LOL! i'm just kidding. not! xD
if for nobuta, i would like to watch it again coz it's cute and funny (and yamaki+kame!!!), for this, i would like to watch again coz i don't understand -____- or maybe i should just start reading the manga to understand...? i think i should try the manga.
tomorrow....doragon zakura ka..... proposal daisakusen ka...... docchi? =DDDDDD
aaaaand we close the year with 11 cash studio sessions within the span of half a year~~ i think they should just give me the VIP membership already for being such a good and loyal customer xD Labels: cash studio
for today's session we have, again, 5 people! me, obachan, haritan (pas banget namanya tan?????), dirachan, and dira's friend rika who's a quarter of indonesian, japanese, chinese and.....something? ahahaha... she didn't sing though!!! what a pity!!!! -__- we don't care about singing nice or not, just having fun wad =)
anyway, today, we were given room 15. it's our first time in that room. at first i've had my misgivings. firstly, there was only 1 book for the japanese songs in the room (the other 3 were english!) while the other rooms have at least 2! and the book was volume 10 whereas some of the books at other rooms were volume 11. so i asked the person if she could get more books for us. after checking she said that the other room was occupied and she couldn't get more books for us. so i resigned and started flipping open this disappointingly-vol-10 book.
first, to check whether it's even more outdated than the other room's vol 10 book (coz the cover page looked different), i went to check NEWS section.
they have MORE SONGS!!! my goodness me, they have longer NEWS songs than i've ever seen in any of the books in other rooms, including the vol 11 books!! at this point i was yelling to obachan that "this is newer!!!!" and dira came in with rika. i told her also that this book was newer than the others!!!!
well apprently NOT ALL sections have newer songs. there are significant improvements in NEWS section because they uploaded the entire single of weeek, taiyou no namida AND the album pacific. the other room's vol 11 only have the whole of TnN single, weeek the song and that's it. no pacific.
so, what did that signify? i think last time i remember registering my frustration that they don't have the songs that i want to sing, ai nante, ai no matador, gomenne juliet, boom boom power.... this machine HAS THEM ALL!!!!! i was super duper excited xDDD
asked the person how come it was so (the diff between the books of the other room and this room) and she told me that the machine in this room was new. "oooooo!!!" =DDDD hahahaha....
so, i had really good fun singing all new NEWS songs ^^ furthermore, yesterday i practiced A LOT on weeek, trying hard to be able to sing the rapping part of yamapi, ryo and massu, and i also asked haritan to listen to the song, just in case he could sing it along with me for the chorus or something. apparently out of those NEWS songs that i gave him, he liked several, and among them were weeek and TnN =DDDD so we sang together!! ^^
weeek was.......horrible.....yappari 1-day training is not enough ne......but after singing it i felt really satisfied xDDDDDDD i had always loved the song. it's the first NEWS PV that i watched, and also the first NEWS song i heard (in music station), and i always think that it's catchy, fun and spirited =) not a wonder that it's listed at Number 4 "songs that people want to sing at year-end" =DDD
another highlight was, well, ai no matador. and, again, in not-so-good way.
i was telling obachan about this song, reminding her of Pacific concert performance of this song (which was my fave performance throughout the whole concert) and that i thought it was very sexy, and obachan didn't remember, but anyway i told her that this song became tesshi's solo song for the current tour and that he sounded SO sexy in it...
....and she laughed at me. laughing so hard! O.O and she said that my expression when i said that was...................well she offered to take pic of me while saying that again =p but, i mean, it's true! the song itself already sound sexy when the whole member sang it (the melody plus what i could make out of the lyrics) and for NWPD this song was modified to become tesshi's solo, and it became even more sexier! and i let her listen to it.
she agreed! but still laughed when i said, again, that he sounded sexy -___- is it so rare of me to talk about someone's sexiness....? well if i think about it, maybe it's true o.O but dun laugh so hard la *cubit obachan* i always talk passionately about my idols all the time wad o.o
so when i really sang Ai no Matador, that sadist obachan of mine asked haritan to record me... that's still okay, but she asked me to act sexy while singing! o.o??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!??! how??????????????????????????????????? that's why my recording (both video at obachan's digicam and audio at my handphone) is filled with "no more pleaseeeee!!!!" during the breaks.... if i were to borrow aiba-chan's (and arashi's) petphrase, it was "hazukashi!!!!!!" freakin embarrassing la! >___<> i don't want to act sexy! i cant! i just want to hear and see sexy tesshi performing AnM xDDDDDDD oops~ intention ketauan....
we sang for 4 hours. dira spent her voice, and she struggled singing her last song xDDD otsukaresama, dirachan! i did too. i think tomorrow i'd have sore-throat...
but it was really satisfying ^_____^ sang loads and loads of new NEWS songs! and those that i did with obachan, we managed to do the harmonising much much better than usual ^____^ we sang chirarizumu (XDDDDD), hoshi wo mezashite, teppen, ai nante, miso soup... i sang weeek and TnN with hari.... i did boom boom power solo coz nobody knew the song well enough... and of course ai no matador ^^ also did a bit of Yui's, like Tokyo, Ready to Love, and the song that attracted me to her, Life. didn't do any arashi today (obachan did love so sweet), i guess i need to listen to more songs to know what i would like to sing (their list is super long....)
before i sleep, a bit of update about yesterday. yesterday i met up again with ex-CLPHS (Chung Ling Private High School), basically my old penang friends, at the thomson prata house and we ate til about 11.30. we only went off after realising that the place was getting more crowded and people were actually waiting for our table xD
from there we went to novena, and did a discussion before deciding to hit orchard to talk more. we ended up in starbucks beside swensen there, and we talked til 2.45 when the staff said that it was past their closing time xD oops, we're being a really annoying bunch of people that day, huh? xD
we were able to talk more easily than yesterday (my first time seeing julianto, who came after i left, and dayang who was van's housemate) so we covered more topics, like the current crisis (ali gave us a lecture on how it came about xDDDDDD) and movies and whatnot, i couldn't remember xD
it was a good thing that van forced me to come to the geylang dimsum dinner/supper without telling me that there were faces that i don't know, coz usually i'd decline =P the next time someone asked me out, i have to remember that interacting with people, new people, can get satisfying too in the end =)
Labels: cash studio
Saturday, 13 December 2008
this evening, i received a call about 7 with the instruction, i mean order, to go to geylang lor 8 for dinner with my old friends. the harsh instruction came from vanity: "i don't care! get your ass over here!" lol... i was late for more than 2 hours, arriving around 9pm, but we talked and talked and talked til 1 xD Labels: history
met up with vanity, wilson and ali. haven't met wilson for several years, the last time i saw him was to lend him my x japan VCDs. and i haven't met ali for YEARS since i left penang!! goodness! xD met 2 new friends too, their schoolmate after i left julianto and van's housemate dayang. the talk was all about the past! past! past! it was the time to reminiscene about penang days xD vanity is truly the centre of all sorts of connections. we gave her a logo: Vanity, Connecting People. ---> stealing Nokia's xDDDDD
tomorrow will eat at thomson's prata house. let's have another long chat ^^
Friday, 12 December 2008
sorry i can;t help it xDDD this is the continuation of the prev vid, so if you haven't watch that, please watch it first xD
sho-kun matching pic game 2ND EDITION!
highlight number 1 is of course nino going all confident, "our advantage here is that we have someone who've drawn half of these" and getting a flustered ohno to answer, "nani kore????" oh my, sho-kun!!!!!! xDDDD i love the way he went all confident, and then went to cover his face with the paper he was holding xDDD *glomps sho-kun*
highlight number 2 is nino's exclamation, "when both pics are riida's it's not exciting" ---> correct, nino! this corner is about laughing at sho-kun's art what xDDD poor sho-kun...
this really gives me an idea for game for parties!!! maybe for tony's christmas party!! i'll be the judge and ask koko and lysia to draw!!!! =DDD
this one, i was exercising my stomach muscles while watching this! this is number 2, if you're interested to watch the continuation, i'm sure you can click on the menu and look it up
this one is not so funny, but this is the first clip whereby i'm starting to favour aiba-kun =D he's so patient to the kids! but i agree with youtube commentors, i think matsujun will suit me more xDD we'll just both avoid them at all cost xDDDDDDDD
i'm sorry, i know i promised to keep all JE posts away from here, but this one i think will put a laugh to everyone so just watch it, yea, minna?
sho just gave up complaining that his was the most unfair "lucky draw" xD i especially love nino who went behind the doggie after his turn and hide xDDD and for riida to be covered and comforted by everyone after his turn xD LOL!
now, the vids after this are like spamming, but they're connected to each other. and while watching i have to press my cheek so that it won't twitch afterwards, it's hilarious!!
Number 6: "ushi?" "panda?" ---> L!0!L!!!! sho-kun, your drawing is about the same level as tegonyan!!!! xDDDD oh well, no, you're still better than him xD LOL!!!!! this game is really funny!
highlight is jun being sure that he got it right and at the same time sure that he's quite wrong, and another highlight is aiba almost falling off his chair when sho-kun siad "correct!" xD
nino was excersising his foresight when he asked ohno whether they should match them or not because of the prize xDDDDDDD clever nino-kun. and poor sho-kun!!! somehow it feels like he's being treated like shige? kena bully and nobody respects him? xDD *hugs sho-kun* xDDD
Thursday, 11 December 2008
after they went with the name Versailles The Philharmonic Quintet, it's becoming harder to separate them from other non-related Versailles stuff on the search engine. sometimes they would give me "Versailles", "Philharmonic", "orchestra", "classial" --> bleh....
anyway, i just listened to this single. was just going to order it from cdjapan, but i was hesitating because i want to buy some other things too and i wanted more time to think about it.
this is the first single from Versailles. well, i don't know which is the main song: Prince, Princess or Silent Knight, coz Prince was included in the re-released version of Noble in the US. considering that, then Pincess should be the main track, no? then again, after listening to them, i feel that i'm most amazed (still) by Silent Knight, which is an instrumental song ala hizaki.
right, let's do this one by one.
Prince, you can easily go to Versailles's Myspace page to listen to it. since i haven't bought the single, i don't know the composer and now i'm trying to guess. it doesn't sound like the most majestic that Versailles can be, so i cross Kamijo off. it also didn't sound like the most aggressive Versailles can be, so i also cross Teru off. that leaves Hizaki. then again, this piece sound so freakin' Lareine-ish at the start and at the end that i just can't cross Kamijo from the list! right, maybe it's collab between the two? haha.... o well, if it's not Kamijo, then it's Hizaki. i think the chances are 60%-40% in that order.
...yet, there is some unusual melody in the middle that i can't connect to neither Kamijo, Hizaki nor Teru's work so far. it's that short melody prior to the guitar solo. the short melody that sound exquisitely, enchantingly, hauntingly calm.... and makes me think of a place in the middle of the woods whereby there's a spot where the sun shone through, and you're like floating like a fairy there.... maybe this is another Revenant Choir piece whereby the whole Versailles wrote and contribute to the song together?
now, Princess. at the beginning, i thought it was Hizaki due to the pipe organ. then came the drums and guitars and i honestly think that it was Teru, coz it was quite ala Teru, hard and aggressive. but then it was expertly brought into a calm mood, which was slowly building up, from there, into a normal-Versailles-pace. and i so crossed Teru off.
when i came to the middle, hooo, how the song sounded more and more like Aristocrat's Symphony in melody, so i guess it's Kamijo's. there's a stretch of time during which i bet i can bring the song into Aristocrat's Symphony even if you randomly stop at different places! xD still with exquisite guitar-playing (one of the reason why i love Versailles so much!) but also sweetly-calling bridge part. yappari, Kamijo desu ne? ^^
i initially thought that Silent Knight would be a bit tricky. it's an instrumental after all. the very first intrumental piece of Versailles. what do you do to your vocalist if you don't include his voice in a song? in the middle there are quite a lot of Teru-ish melody. but i've listened to all of hizaki's solo stuff, and i know what he can do, and this is not something that he can't do. and, at the beginning, it bore some of his trademark melody (i'm sure i can find similar melody somewhere in Curse of Virgo single). so for the time being, i'm putting my bet on Hizaki.
still a bit weird though. they (Versailles) know that Hizaki has a solo project, which includes at least Teru and Jasmine-You. that's 3 members out of 5-membered Versailles. and since Hizaki can no longer rely on Juka to be his vocalist due to his retirement, i foresee his future releases to be instrumental like Curse of Virgo. so, is this Silent Knight song a sign that Hizaki will be intergrating his solo work with Versailles from now on? no more Hizaki Grace Project? yadaaaaa!!!!!! >_____<> i LOVE HGP!!!!!!!!!!! -_______-''''''''''''' Hizaki, don't stop your solo project!!!!!!!!!!
all in all, this is STILL a must-buy single. i just wonder if it's worth it to buy the non-regular version. the regular version will contain all 3 songs (which i will DEFINITELY get), and the non-regular version will contain only Prince and Princess, BUT it'll be in a member-customised CD format. which means, if you buy kamijo version, you'll get kamijo printed on your CD and so on. cdjapan was promoting a poster if we buy both reg and non-reg version, and that time i was making up my mind to get the reg version and Teru's version.
why teru? coz most likely this would be the cheapest member-customised stuff that i will spare for members other than kamijo and hizaki. for example, the earlier member-customised-perfume edition that was so expensive, if i were to get it, i would get hizaki or kamijo's version. but since this time it's just 500yen, i don't mind NOT getting hizaki or kamijo =P i'm kinda mean, eh?
but Teru looked really cute on the CD. he was wearing those aristocratic top and a really short white shorts xD kinda reminds me of Toshiya xD sexy legs~ last time it was sexy stomach~ xDDD he'd been having this boyish image for quite some time. i wonder if the Versailles Kingdom now has a young prince besides their Prince (Kamijo), Princess (Hizaki), and Knight (Teru)? i still don't know where to put Jasmine-You, honestly. Mother Queen? xD
i was also contemplating buying ALL member version and selling the rest that i don't want xD but thinking about it again, how would i sell jasmine-you and yuki in singapore whereby versailles' fanbase is not that big to start off? and even if i could find a buyer, what is the percentage that s/he would want a jasmine-you or yuki version and not the other 3 version? so i think it's a bad idea.
oh, i'm getting NewS's first DVD too. not Never Ending Wonderful Story DVD, the even earlier DVD, 8-membered NewS, if i'm not wrong. with uchi's solo concert next year and Kusano's coming back from the US, and ryo's drunken confession that they would come back (die-hard fans knew that a drunk ryo's blurt-out is usually not far from truth), it's just a matter of time when the rumour will be blown out of proportion. no matter what johnny will do then, i just want to be able to convince myself 100% that: yes, i want them both back, please! i've heard of kusano's songs (i'm guessing that they're recent?) and, gosh, he sounds really good!
...Tegomassuno, johnny? *sheepish grin*
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
...obachan is not picking up her phone!!! obachan doko ni imashita ka????????? -_______-
btw, have i said that i joined a karaoke community in LJ called omgkaraokeplz? well, the more i stay there and the more i start listening to their cover songs, the lesser confidence i have. it's like OMGKARAOKEPROPLZ???
of course we don't say whose voice we favour in the community, especially not if it's a collaboration. but currently i have noted several singers whose voice is really quite awesome.... as in, ".....awesome!!!" get it? among them is called starrcandi and eiki, and basically most of everyone who did NEWS's cover song did really really good....
and there are at least 2 mixers whom i want to hire as tutor xD they're awesome mixers! compared to them, my Audicity songs sound really like kindergarten's creation omg really pls.......
i wish i can learn more from them!
gara-gara imeem nya obachan, gw jadi xmas-y banget sekarang xD maybe instead of singing jpop songs, i can infect my karaoke community with xmas songs?
gonna call obachan now xD
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
firstly : i'm glad i've become more active in LJ. because, besides being able to continue my fangirling there without making the readers here irritated (ciehh, how many reader do i have actually? xD), it's also really filled with many people who share many wonderful things! like for example, right now i'm getting Shabake 2nd edition Uso Uso, and i'm about 80% done! =DDD and thank you god for HJSplit xDDD
i just found a community for karaoke lovers like me who often hold collabs and duets and such. and, listening to their collabs, oh goodness, i think i better practice more before trying to sign up to any collabs.... they're good! the one that i've listened to were NEWS's Happy Birthday collabs, and both of them were really good! edit: i'm STILL WAITING FOR OBACHAN TO SING WITH ME! OBACHAAAAAAAANNN~~~~~~~
today i'm planning to go to school and come back to do some more moving, but look at the time and i'm still happily browsing the net (mainly LJ for more goodies xDD)...
obachan, gratz for your new house! and for having eliminated 5 ekor of those disgusting creatures!
oh yea, let me share a story of disgusting creature of my own. this one is disgusting creature number 2 that resembles a mini alligator, get what i mean? yesterday, as we entered our house through the main lift (yes it's fixed!), i saw the baby of disgusting creature number 2 nearby my dining table, and without further ado, i grabbed nearby sandal and whacked it. koko screamed "don't squash it!!!!!" but this is emergency! i'd rather squashing it than letting it go free -___-....
and, yes, the story of me and hany being trapped INSIDE our own house. it happened on the 1st day of moving. we had finished unpacking and stuff and were going to go home. so i summoned the lift. we were on the 19th floor, so it took some time for the lift to go up. when it was reaching and i was getting ready to go out of the door to wear my sandals, some noise were heard, like "bung! dang! gedebung!........." (<--- great sound effect, huh? xDDD) and i saw the floor indicator: it was on the 18th floor. just below us. great. the lift didn't move anymore. i called the security guard from my house interphone. even that phone was cut off immediately. but it was after i finished reporting everything and he said that he was going to....!!! something. that's the part that was cut off xD if we're shooting horror movie, it's really a scary moment. the lift stopped, the phone with the guard cut off, and such... and we don't have the key to the backdoor. which means that: we CAN go out of the house, but we won't be able to lock it again. so we lazed around the sofa, waiting for "rescuer" to come. i keep demanding for food from hany. i called obachan after failing to call koko (he was at tennis!!!). koko in the end called hany and asked me to go home and get the key. geez.....
well, i went home by bus, and when i came back i brought along one more box filled with my CDs (the not-so-important ones) that weighed a mountain. the private lift is still on the 18th floor, and when we were up there we kept hearing words like "please leave as soon as the door opens" being repeated over and over again. so it means that the lift door is opened???? i duno how it goes la, but i was glad that it stopped there on th 18th floor THEN it banged, instead of coming up to 19th floor, having me and hany inside then banged -___- thank you god.
i felt quite satisfied with myself ^^ now 95% of my CDs and magazines have been moved. tomorrow i think i'm going to IKEA to get a bookshelf to put those treasures away. currently they're sitting sweetly in my room xD berjejeran di deket jendela ^^
okay, more moving-out stories later ^^
Monday, 8 December 2008
so, this is the second day that i've started moving out bit by bit. the first one to go is, of course, my CD collection, which is divided into the important ones and the not-so-important ones.
i never realised that i've accumulated SO many CDs. yesterday, as i was packing, i was in awe in how much i've collected, and not even all of them are my faves! of course there are some 'remnants' of my boyband days, a1 and westlife CDs, MTV CD... and i also have some random classical CDs that i bought because they're not so expensive, choir CDs like Angel Voices by St Phillip's choir and Trinity choir (goodness i don't even remember the names). and i have random singers that i like, like charlotte church, enya, clay aiken, aikawa nanase that i found Cash Converter (original CDs at only 5 bucks! but of course with compromised condition xDD)... then there are some that i bought on impulse like H.I.M., bon jovi's.... and also some that i really like, like V6's Very Best 1&2, several Glay's albums, one Globe (which i bought because of Seize the Light by Yochan xDDD), eternal melody, yoshiki symphonic and hide DVD....
then today is second phase. my very important CDs which are still wrapped inside their delivery packaging xDDD yoshiki symphonic and hide's DVD was in the earlier part purely by mistake coz they lost their delivery packaging and i was lazy to separate them off =p so todays are the likes of X Japan Blue Blood and Jealousy (BOTH original and the newer version with backtracks... goodness i need to sell the original version -___-), my X Japan Aoi Yoru Shiroi Yoru complete which came in a huge box which then i filled with other important CDs xD Versailles and Hizaki's CDs, Raphael, Within Temptation, all 3 of Pirates of the Carribean sountracks, my 21st birthday gifts from koko and hany which includes Moi dix Mois, Dir en grey and Malice Mizer CD, and of couse NEWS DVDs and singles and Tegomassu's 2 singles.
since today's CDs are not so much, i also moved my magazine collections. i'm considering selling them off, all the magz that i bought just because they contain a page or two about yochan or versailles.... i need more funding for more CDs bwahahaha xDD uso desu! xD
after this, hany had more or less cleared 80% of her stuff, i think.... i'll need to start moving my books. those books that i bought on second hand shops, which had accumulated quite beyond my expectation xDDD and i'm wondering what i should do with my fabric samples which are growing into mountain and i feel sorry to throw them out... i've spent hours under the sun and rain to get them, i won't just throw them away like that, would i? -___-
btw i love exploring the LJ community. there are a LOT of people in the fandom, and they're never stingy to share their stuff with you. currently i'm getting Uso Uso! can you believe it??? xDDD after getting the raw, it's just a matter of time before someone upload the translation ^^ the most important thing is to get my hand on the raw first.
Saturday, 6 December 2008
just had a talk with minghui which was quite a rare opportunity. remember when we were moving out of burgundy and we were like, "since you're coming to my house, we will be able to talk more often instead of during tuition times, and i'll have someone to accompany me during my carrefour trips" and stuff. well, apparently none of them came true coz i was such an otaku, i mean i kept to my room practically 99% of the time, including when i'm eating breakfast/lunch/dinner/tea/whatever, and she's so busy with tuition and her kids and we just talked even lesser than when i was still at burgundy....
but now the looming deadline to move out os coming nearer.... i'm just kidding, we're not even sure when to move. but, yea, right now, even when i'm don't see her everyday and we practically talk once every few months, i always feel like help is at bay, practically at bay. but when later when we move to the new place, it'll feel further.... and i'm quite sure i'll feel down about it, coz minghui had been with me since i came to singapore, and she had been like a mother figure to me at my darkest times. sometimes my family could talk objectively and find unsatisfactory things about her (you know when people gossip we just don't know the limits?) but i just won't say anything. i won't use the word "love", but that's about the nearest word that can be used to describe my gratitude and fondness for her. i won't know how i would survive this country if it's not because of her. especially that evil, satanic first year. GOODNESS!
anyway, obachan had given some tips to packing... and i don't think i can adhere to some of them xD especially number 5, coz i'm not planning to move immediately, you see, so i need to move the things that i don't need so much FIRST, and leave the more important things here with me until i'm ready to move out completely. but i'll take you up on the rest, thank you xD
(now waiting for big containers from ming hui, if not i'll start moving bit by bit by my mee goreng boxes xDDDD)
prologue: Labels: manga anime
that time i was browsing through kino at liang court with dira. it wasn't often that i could go to liang court, much less going to the kino there, so i was taking my time and happily browsing the manga section. there were quite a lot of manga magazines, like JUMP, you know, the kind that have several stories inside them? yea, i was noting down the artwork of those that i thought was great. some that i remembered was shinjo mayu's (gorgeous as usual), Vampire Knight and this manga which look so cool that i had to took note the name inside my handphone so that i don't forget the name: Dogs, Bullet and Carnage. it looked completely shounen, and really, really cool.
so today i started reading Dogs. i duno whether it's connected to the Dogs, Carnage and Bullet, but i think it should, coz when i started reading Dogs, Carnage and Bullet, i didn't read any introduction o.o
mmmm, NC16 warning, i think? violence and nudity involved.
the mangaka's name is Miwa Shirou.
i'll have to read Dogs, Carnage and Bullet to be able to comment on this because Dogs is only complete introduction about the main characters. one of the character, the blade girl, actually has the same history like Train Heartnet of Black Cat O.O but she uses blades. well, equally cool, i'd say. the artwork is completely awesome! beautifully drawn knives, pistols, action scenes, totally cool! and there are some weird quirky characters too besides the strange and rather dark settings. i quite enjoyed it =)
Labels: manga anime
... but i duno where to start xDDDDDD nat, gimme some advice! i'm planning to start from my CD collection, but most of them are still in their delivery packaging and i don't want to take them out o___o manz..... Labels: karaoke
and in the meanwhile i'm still obsessed with Audacity.
Tsubomi - ekkusu (take 1)
Friday, 5 December 2008
today went for k-box with ningning and veli ^^ just to make it very brief because hany is breathing down my neck coz she's supposed to monopolise the comp tonight.
yea, to make it very brief, today went to send my uncle and auntie to the airport at around e. it was raining and the queue for taxi is very long in front of lucky plaza. after that we took taxi to the robinson road to claim our sound system when we bought our TV. apparently we were not supposed to drag so long before claiming, but, hey, it's not written anywhere that there was any deadline. so, after much "confirmation", they gave us the sound system. apparently there was no more the same kind that we were promised to, so they were going to give us bigger and better ones, woohoooo xDDD
after that, went down the road (heck i get lost around that area, lau pa sat, don't ask me where or anything!!) and we passed by starbucks which has long queue. we read the board and apparently they were giving out free drinks in charity to the salvation army and we were encouraged to donat. so we queue and we donated some money xDDD
then, went down to cineleisure. koko and lysia has some movie appointment with their friends and i was supposed to meet ning2 and velinyo for kbox. went for the gachapon, it gave me the musician and laboon xDDDD koko didn't even know laboon omg, he's still at episode 14.....
anyway!!! we went for kbox. velinyo confirmed with the person that with the ++++ that they always write, we would be paying about 16bucks each for the ladies nite. ning2 doesn't mind, so we confirmed.
they chose chinese song after chinese songs, and i sat there happily browsing the japanese pages one by one slowly, and they kept pushing me to prioritise my song coz i sang so little, but i was happy browsing there xDDDD
for starter, i sang New World and screamed my lungs out again. but hari wasn't there la, no 'hyde' to accompany me, cannot scream hahahaha xDDD
i was so happy when i found songs that i know here and there. there were quite a few arashi, and i fished out ALL the NEWS songs that they have: cherish, kibou yell and akaku moruyu taiyou. i sang sakura sake too, and i didn't manage to find hero by arashi.
the biggest highlight if the night is: i found daite senorita!!
i browsed the pages by reading the singers. and i read "yamashita. tomohisa. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" daite senorita!!!!! so i chose the song
and when it came, omg i almost fainted with excitement: YAMAPI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT HAS THE REAL FREAKIN MV FOR DAITE SENORITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
velinyo became the victim of my abuse as i went crazy and went bonkers and just screamed and fangirl at every possible moment that i wasn't singing until ning2 asked, quite a few times, whether i'd like to replay the song xDDDDDDD
an the kanji has romaji guide, NOT furigana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
omg, omg OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
REAL YAMAPI IN KBOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
next time it's SO worth to go kbox just to sing daite senorita!!! xDDD i told them, after singing, that i;m content NOT to sing anything anymore after that xDDDDDDD YAMAPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm still super high about it right now xDDD
called obachan and totally went crazy on her while walking towards dhoby ghaut, on nromal ocassion i would be taking the bus in front of the le meredien, but because i was goign crazy on obachan on the phone, i followed ning2 and velinyo walking to dhoby ghaut xDDD
it was a great kbox session!!!! xDDDDDDDDDDD
YAMAPI ON KBOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
well, debriefing was done. so what i need to do now is to come up with plans for the holiday.
my flight is confirmed on the 24th night, and i'll be coming back here on the 4th jan night.
the plan is, as i've said to veli yesterday, to go to school every morning/afternoon, and do my work there until about 4/5pm. then i'll go home, take some stuff to transfer to my new place and swim for awhile, then go home and sleep. hopefully by then i can lose some weight! and usually after swimming i'll be able to sleep well and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed.
sound perfect, doesn't it?
but the hole that i didn't foresee was: i didn't set time for net-browsing and my current additional hobby (online karaoke). only today i realised how easy it is for me to sit in front of the computer for the whole day long and do nothing except watch clips (i have quite a few from newshfan and kept looking for more regarding arashi) an update my LJ (it has become my second home now xD i kept updating it and adding more friends ^___^) and sing karaoke. if somehow i got bored, i would simply pop open onemanga.com and start reading and there you go, one whole day gone.
CAN NOT GO ON LIKE THIS!!! but how to pull myself out of this dangerous circle, i do not know....
but i know that i'll go to schol tomorrow. everyone's gonna be there tomorrow, i think =)
so i think i'll sleep in early tonight after visiting my uncle/auntie.
have i said that my neurologist just reduced my medicine dosage by half and he's planning to wean me away from it? i've started to get dreams in my sleep again. dreams during sleep = no good. sigh...
edit: by the way, i've been obsessed with online karaoke and recording my own voice for the past few weeks xD
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
happy birthday, hide-sama! if i have any inssence here i would light them up for you, but too bad i don't. but i'm sure yochan and toshi-kun are somewhere remembering you too =) miss you dearly...
today's debriefing. my days of hating someone is over and time to start afresh with a new oil and gear for the december holiday! i will change oil and gear for the new semester again xDDD LR talked to me just now, kindly, about things that i should do. i'm just gonna hard and hopefully i can climb up next semester v_v
still having fun with audacity and goldwave *_* i've been abusing Yui's songs, goodness!! xDDDD i didn't know that she starred in the movie Taiyou no Uta or something, and that Goodbye Days was one of the song from that movie. just now i watched the PV in youtube and i almost cried!! this song is so sad!!!!!
anyway i can only sing that song in cash studio, with full volume. i tried singing 3 times with held-up volume and they didn't turn out good -__- and furthermore i'm still searching for the original karaoke version of the song and i can't find it anywhere!! dang!!! if anyone has it, please kindly lend me!!!! i want to sing this song!!! v__v
Monday, 1 December 2008
tomorrow's debriefing day.
yesterday i called vanity to wish her happy belated birthday because her birthday fell on the inauspicious day of assessment day.
instead of me wishing her well-being and happiness and blahblahblah, it was her who gave me an eye-opener talk of th true nature of the administrative structure of lasalle is and what i should do to get good grades. i still got a little emotional when i talked to her about that day and how it went. maybe all those screaming during cash studio weren't nearly enough to clear all my frustration away.
in the end it was her who was cheering me up. thanks van, it meant a lot to me. i felt much better afterwards.
tomorrow's debriefing day. what hell can come in a couple of hours? *shrugs* perhaps a lot. but i couldn't care less. shouldn't, at any rate.
i'm already thinking about the plan to move to a new place, my return trip home and what i might do while back at home, and stuff.
and also about doing CPJ =)
for the time being, i'm not gonna care about whoever creature(s) that's going to deliver bad news tomorrow. i'm just gonna do my work according to the feedback that my selective brain had painfully processed for these few days and try to be happy about it.
like van said, "you can't satisfy everyone."
and it's just another half a year. when the time gets tough, i'll just sing this song i've written for myself impromptu just now.
sing to the tune of Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman's "Come What May"
like i've never been backstabbed before
want to cherish all of my friends
everyday i love them more and more
but listen to the others and you'll hear them say,
"your concept is still way off from here!"
"there's still some time, (but is it enough?)"
those eyes of them
pierced my heart like a knife
come what hell... come what hell...
i will sustain, until my graduation day~~~
disclaimer: i don't own the song and the lyrics are simply for personal use.
yes! our cute, spoiled, little brat ero-jii tegonyan is going to have a role in another movie together with -get this- Horikita Maki and Matsuyama Kennichi in a Japanese but American-directed movie!!! if you don't remember, let me refresh your mind. Horikita Maki is the girl in Nobuta wo Produce, Hana Kimi and Kusosagi, while Matsuyama Kennichi is the L in Death Note!
thank you stereocode who alerted me to pinkujisatsu's post about this. there is also an official news from sponichi annex.
this movie has been in the talk for quite some time in the LJ community for being a Japanese movie which is directed by an angmoh, i mean Caucasian, while taking place in Japan. the setting is in an international school in Japan and from what i heard, tesshi and horikita maki would have english lines, i'm not sure if kennichi would have, too, or not.
oh dear this is so exciting!! so exciting!!! =DDD for one, joyce would definitely not mind to be dragged to the cinema with me when it opens (it's matsuyama kennichi!! it's L!!!!!) so i would definitely catch it if it comes to singapore (come! come! you HAVE TO come to Singapore!!!!). for another, it's english!!!! yamapi had been in english-crazy mode for quite some time and now tesshi would be, more or less, forced to take up some english. oh man this is going to be FUN!!! futhermore, English would be beneficial for future itteQ shooting for tesshi =DDDDDD
lol, from what pinkujisatsu translated, it seemed that the director of the movie, Hans Canosa, was interested in tesshi after watching My Boss! My Hero! and thought that tesshi would fit the role perfectly ..........xDDDDDDD omg i can still imagine tesshi there!!! the cute, still chubby and innocent-looking tesshi with big round eyes and plump cheeks and always have innocently surprised look on his face.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i remembered distinctly comparing a picture of him with horikita maki!!! i'd never, ever, in my wildest dream, thought that they would be playing in the same movie together! as best friend!!!!
i don't think he would be able to repeat the same look now, his face had changed, his jaws had formed and his eyes are very tired now -_- BUT tesshi is still tesshi, deshou ne? from what i saw at Shabake 2nd series yesterday, tesshi is still fully capable of summoning that wide-eyed surprised look and he can still look sweetly innocent (despite being nicknamed ero-jii xDDD) so i'm very VERY interested in this!!
fun! FUN!! FUUNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so exciting!!!! if only the My Boss! My Hero! tesshi is still around.... him playing maki's best friend would be hilarious!! it'll be like non-identical twins instead! xDDDD *hysterical laughter*
this would be his SECOND movie! albeit he's not the main character like he was in Shissou, but i think he'd learn a lot from this collaboration =DDDDDD people around his age, maki and kennichi, both (i think) have more dramas and movies stored in their bags than tesshi. watch, tesshi, watch!!! watch (non-johnnys) pro actors and actresses act and learn from them and be an even better actor to match your idol yamapi! xDDDDDDD
yuuyaan ganbare!!!!! ^_______^ *mightily, MIGHTILY excited!!*
currently, my history of cash studio session is like this: Labels: cash studio
1. dira(1), nata(2), tony(3)
2. nata, hany(4)
3. dira, mai(5), wan xing(6)
4. dira, nata, harry(7)
5. dira, harry, erica(8)
6. nata, harry, hany
7. nata, harry, tessie(9)
8. dira, yunzheng-san (10), yamanaka-san (11), watanabe-san (12)
9. dira, nata, harry
10. dira, nata, harry, tony.
banzai minna-san, we've reached 10 cash studio sessions within less than half a year!!!! LOL! we're a crazy bunch!
today's session was, by far, the MOST satisfying and the most stress-relieving one out of all other sessions. it's true that i came to the studio with "i-duno-what-song-to-sing-dammit" mindset because i'v exhausted pretty much all the songs that i want to sing, and there's still no new addition to the database of cash studio (and i heard that there won't be any til MAY! O!M!G!!!!) and so i would either have to start singing songs that i actually don't really feel like singing or i'll have to sing the songs that i've already sung again and again and again....
i opted for the later xD and let me tell you that with The Brilliant Green's "Ash Like Snow", Tommy Heavenly 6's "Pray", Nakashima Mika's "Glamorous Sky" and L'Arc en Ciel's "New World", i've completely released all the frustration and anger and depression that i had kept inside me since the assessment presentation day. completely relieved my frustration. i SCREAMED MY HEART OUT!!! literally, literally YELLED MY LUNGS OUT!!!! and, boy, it felt amazing!! awesome!!!! screaming is really one of the greatest therapy for frustration and depression! the brilliant green minna-san, tommy heavenly 6-san, nakashima-san and laruku minna-san, hontou ni arigatou gozaimashita!!!!!!!!!
that was the order which i sung the song, Ash Like Snow, followed by Pray, followed by Glamorous Sky, followed by New World (though with some more songs in between, but those are the major screamer). by the time i finished singing Pray, my voice was hoarse and spent. but i still have glamorous sky in the list. so, again, i yelled my lungs out. this time, even more than i did during Pray. and dira commented that she had never heard me scream when i sang. hey, i did so during Pray! xDDD and the song right after glamorous sky was laruku's new world!! LOL! i accompanied harry and we both yelled and screamed our hearts out again! xDD
that was really the BEST cash studio session!
now to find more song which i can also use to scream XDDDDDDD
i also sang some songs which doesn't require screaming. i sang Arashi's Hero (but refused to accompany obachan during We Can Make It ;p ) , and Yui's Tomorrow's Way (i LOVE that song!!!) and Goodbye Days. i'm going to learn more Yui's songs =DD love her songs! and perhaps i should learn more female singers' songs. theirs are easier to be screamed at xDDDD
oh yes!!! i also sang Forever Love just now!!! but, disappointingly, the key had been tuned down A LOT, so that i don't have to scream. i know that the original key is not that low. toshi's voice is much higher than that and i was expecting to scream again while singing (i was in the mood for more screamin, you see).
Labels: cash studio
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
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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)