Ekkusu no Studio phase 4.1.
Happy 44th birthday, dearest Yoshiki ♥!!
The last time i updated my skin was on Yochan's 43rd birthday, and a year had passed. I'm glad that his surgery went fine and i hope he's recovering well. Don't neglect your therapy, Yochan, and hope to see you next year in China ^^
God bless your abundantly!!
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A fan of JRock music and bands. Most favourite band of all time: the legendary band, X Japan.
Loves its leader, drummer, pianist and main composer, Hayashi Yoshiki , usually called Yoshiki.
Loves one of X's guitarists, Matsumoto hideto, or usually called hide, and
one of the best vocalist I've ever heard, Deyama Toshimitsu, or usually called Toshi.
A list of favourite bands and artists/singers:
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet
(members: Kamijo (vo), HIZAKI (gt) , Teru (gt) , Yuki (dr), , Jasmine-You (ba) ,
Tohoshinki or Dong Bang Shin Ki or TVXQ
(members: Xiah Junsu (mid-high), Micky Yoochun (mid-low), Youngwoong-Hero Jaejoong (lead), Choikang-Max Changmin (tenor), U-Know Yunho (bass))
(members: Yoshiki (dr, pi) , Gackt (vo, pi), Sugizo (gt, vi), Miyavi (gt))
(members: Kamijo (vo) , Mayu (gt), Emiru (ba), Machi (dr))
(bands: Lareine, Versailles
(bands: HIZAKI grace project, Versailles )
(bands: Moi dix Mois, Malice Mizer)
(members: Kazuki (gt), Yukito (ba), Yuki (vo), Hiro (dr))
Dir en Grey
L~Arc en Ciel
Janne da Arc
Psycho le Cemu
Rentrer en Soi
Was part of management committee of Endless Dream website and ScreamingKIAI International forum, dedicated to Yoshiki and his music.
Alumni of the following schools:
SD Tarakanita III
Chung Ling Private High School
Kent Ridge Secondary School
St Margaret's Secondary School
Pioneer Junior College
St Andrew's Junior College
Thursday, 1 January 2009
(C.A.D. from lj)
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!!!!
officially my clock is still at 11pm, but i had just watched the Johnny's countdown in Fuji Terebi, and i felt like it's new year already xD it was painstaking, trying to watch fuji terebi when you're all the way in southeast asia -__- and my keyhole TV just decided to go off and refuse to go online on the crucial moments. aaarghhhh was so frustrated!!! but i preserved (in clicking the on/off button) and managed to catch it ^^
the streaming was absolutely horrendous, of course, but i'm satisfied =) after all i could catch glimpses of all NEWS members, in order of most-often seen: yamapi, ryo, tesshi, kei-chan, shige and massu xD ecstatic to be able to see tesshi xD i swear i could see him goofing off with someone on his right once, and laughing in that very-tesshi way =DD i could only catch a glimpse of massu once, and other times he's off the screen, or else my streaming was frozen and i couldn't see him =p i hope someone would share a better quality soon ^^
very happy to be able to see them =) i know yesterday they started their 3-days Tokyo Dome concerts. it was good to read their reports on the papers. thanks to babelfish, more or less i knew how it went. the most common news that came up in those articles were the appearance of NEWS members from a diamond (8 metre in diameter) and it was somewhat directed by takki? and ryo also said something like, "we started the year 2008 in Tokyo Dome and end it in Tokyo Dome too, this concert will round off things nicely. and we can start the new year 2009 in Tokyo Dome too. it's a rare experience and in order to keep continuing, we would like to keep preserving " --> rough translation and understanding =P and also about the new song called "Share" in which all the members contributed in the making =) i'm waiting forward for this new single!! ^^
alright, now for the more personal matters.
new year. new things? new life? unfortunately not many of us would be able to get that chance of new life at new year, yea? we still live our old lives, continuing our work or studies which we've started since last year or more. what changes?
very disheartening and discouraging questions that i keep asking myself. it doesn't help that i read the feng shui book just now and read that my luck this year is not a good one. in fact, rarely i ever read my luck as being "good" *sigh* is this the fate of someone with tiger zodiac? it's always said that the tigers are stubborn and over-confident, and they don't think wisely, in fact they're rather reckless. i always thought that it's not true for me, coz i feel like i'm lacking of confidence, not the other way round. but the more i thought about it, it's also true, in a way that i kept thinking that i'm not good at this and that, and i would usually give in to the pressure and give up, thinking that i could somehow survive without it. that could also be considered over-confident, no?
and throughout this short holiday, i kept thinking of my school work which is not looking good. i've found a wall that i don't know how to overcome. it's the first time in life that i feel that i WANT to graduate as soon as possible. desperately! i just want to get this over and done with. done and over with. whichever you choose. i just want to graduate!!
and yet i realised that once i graduate, that's it for my schooling life. and it's quite sad too, coz i really enjoy my class this year. for once i've had a class which i can connect to, a really fun class filled with really nice friends. even though i'm still kinda watching from the sideline, due to its small size, i feel like i'm closer to the centre of activities too. and, i could be disliking my course, but if the school-related part is removed from them, i really like all of my friends, my class, my teachers, even my school!
but of course, another year means another year of experience gained. i feel like i'm suffering from the peter pan syndromme, but i also realise that we can't be kids forever. another year of mistakes and experience i gained should mean that i should be getting wiser. i hope that i will be getting wiser for this new year.
i also hope that i will be able to more confidently say what i really think out loud to other people, be more confident in telling the teacher what i really think and able to defend my thinking. and i hope that i will be more fillial in my duties as a daughter, be more caring and understanding to my brother and sister, and be more considerate to other people around me.
i hope i can be a better person.
the year 2008 was marked with many events. some of them important and affected my life a lot. some were not so important, but they're still something for me to learn from anyway. from the idols/entertainment frontier: X Japan made a come-back concert in March, about 160,000 fans were able to fulfil their dreams of catching them live again in that 3-day concert in Tokyo Dome. i got to know NEWS in march too, on the 9th of March 2008, to be precise. and from then, without me realising it, i became a johnny jimusho junkie. i've also started livejournal-ing so that i can be more connected with the fandom =D Versailles released their debut album, Noble, in July, and changed their name into Versailles The Philharmonic Quintet for their stuff that are related to the USA.
from personal side, i began to realise the importance of catching up and staying in touch with friends who are dear to me, and i also spent more time out with them if compared to the previous years when my life was all school-school-SCHOOL!!! many friends have also started working and i have to start considering their working days and only schedule leisure activities in weekends. i've also became karaoke-junkie this year when dira brought us to Cash Studio. since the last time i registered my cash studio session, i've karaoke-ed 2 more times, ending this year with a whopping number of 13 Cash Studio sessions xD i picked up my japanese again in july, but now i have, again, lost most of them...*sigh* but i've found a person to practice my japanese with (cum tutor), who is dira ^^ i always sms her in japanese and she, me. that's the best practice method i have after stopping my lesson. and, even though my uncle got sick, i thank god that my family is still safe and sound.
i can foresee some important events that will take place in 2009. one of the most important, and immediate, ones would be moving in to my new place. so far, i've been staying in home-stay-like homes where everything is taken care of for me. after moving into my new place, me and my siblings will be on our own. that should be a new experience for us. and the most, MOST important event this year will be my graduation in mid 2009. when the time comes, i will copy kei-chan's jweb entry and started my entry in his phrase of: "from now, i will be writing as a contributing member of society." =D oh, that means i should get a job first, huh? o well... when i get a job then ^^
last year i have a few new-year-resolution. i kept them as realistic as possible and i've tried keeping up with them for as long as i could, and it was hard. but at least itried hard. this new year, the year 2009 resolution willl be:
1. to be a more confident person, in stating out what i feel and to be able to defend my own opinion, even to the teachers.
2. to be a patient person and reduce my short-tempered-ness. in other words: to be less nasty and moody.
3. to be a thinking person, to think more deeply in whatever situation i'm in. i used to do this a lot when i was younger, i was more intuitive and curious, and i realised that i'm losing touch of it. i feel like the older i got, the lesser i think. in the end i go with the flow, became a yes-man and doesn't analyse things as much as i did previously. now i want to gain it back, to ask questions, to think.
those 3 will be my biggest goal this year. and then, goals that i always renew at the beginning of the year are:
4. to be a better daughter =) and a better sister and a better niece. and, of course, a better friend. all in all, to be a better person!
5. to keep a healthier lifestyle, and help people around me to do the same. i've started this by being more thoughtful about my diet for 2008. this new year 2009 i'll add more from the physical activities area =)
6. to cut down on my johnny jimusho intake. concentrated dosage had been proven to be fatal to my academic studies =p
that last one was new xD but it's necessary to have it coz the year 2009 is my final year. i can't mess up because of my idols who've given me inspiration. pi-chan had graduated last year and tesshi and shige will graduate soon too. i can't lose to them!
and, my goals, hopes and dreams for the year 2009 are:
1. for the economic crisis to be dealt with wisely, so that we don't suffer much. and, especially, for the 1998 riot NOT to be repeated again v_v
2. for my uncle to be cured completely from his lung cancer v_v
3. for my graduation and my brother's!! and to have my honours title! this will be my biggest personal goal that i have to achieve! >_< _fcktemp="1">Japan live concert... T_T
5. for NEWS's new DVD (the NWPD) to be made similar to Never Ending Wonderful Story format, that has a lot of backstage footage and member-cams =D hopefully it'll be longer than the previous 2 DVDs too ^^
6. for NEWS to continue their continuous number-1 streaks in singles and albums =D
7. to continue my japanese lesson until i can take JLPT level 2 xD or at least until i can understand what an average japanese say without much difficulties >_<
8. to continue pursuing my interest, even if it doesn't seem possible or purposeful anymore.... i just like studying... v_v
9. to go to Japan! *_*
10. to sing better =D
edit: while writing this, an hour had passed. i just watched firework display from the back of my house. so many fireworks from many different areas, basically you can turn your view for 180 degrees and you can catch glimpses of at least one from every 20 degree angle =DDD cool! for the past 3 years we were able to catch the firework display from the highway. omg it's always damn packed with cars and it's always followed by massive traffic jam. but it's fun! this year we can't go out coz my dad wants to catch his Niang Jia drama series -_- o well, wouldn't deprive him of one of his biggest entertainment =) besides, my bro isn't here to drive through that hellish traffic jam xD
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 EVERYONE! kotoshi mo yoroshiku onegaishimasu! ^__^
JaeChunSu - The... (preordered)
JYJ - Thanksgiving Live in Dome DVD (preordered)
Tegomasu - Tegomasu no Ai minialbum
Versailles - Ascendead Master (mini movies in Limited Ed singles type I,II,III)
Yoshiki - Eternal Melody 1
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet - Jubilee (major debut album)
Jejung & Yuchun from Tohoshinki - COLOR~ Melody & Harmony/Shelter Double A single
Tohoshinki - Stand By U single
Dong Bang Shin Gi - Rising Sun album
Tohoshinki - Five in the Black album
Tohoshinki - Heart, Mind, Soul album
Dong Bang Shin Gi - Tri-Angle album
Tegomassu - Tegomassu no Uta album
Tegomassu - Tanabata Matsuri
NEWS - Touch
Tegomass - Miso Soup
Yamashita Tomohisa - Daite Senorita
Hizaki GRACE Project - Ruined Kingdom
Hizaki Grace Project - Dignity of Crest
Within Temptation - Mother Earth or Silent Force
Saint Preux - Concerto Pour Deux Voix
Lord of the Rings Complete Recordings
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Complete Recordings
Raphael (Kazuki) - Forever and Ever
Raphael - Raphael Singles
X - Vanishing Vision Album
X Japan - Dahlia Album
X Japan - Art of Life ~mini album
X Japan - Art of Life ~live
L'Arc en Ciel - Smile
Hyde - 666
Tohoshinki - The Secret Code live in Tokyo Dome
TVXQ - All About TVXQ Season III DVD <--- !
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet - Chateau De Versailles DVD
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet - History Of The Other Side DVD
X Japan Returns Complete DVD 30th/31st December 1993
Versailles - Aesthetics HIZAKI version, with perfume Princess Stairs
Versailles - Aesthetics Kamijo version, with perfume Louise
Hizaki Grace Project - Monsho
Raphael - First
Raphael - Last
Raphael - Raphael Clips
Raphael - Pictorial Poem 2
X Japan - Art Of Life - 1993.12.31 Tokyo Dome
X Japan - Dahlia Tour / Dahlia Tour Final
X Japan - Complete Collection II (which, upon acquiring, will cancel the earlier 2 DVDs mentioned)
hide - Film The Psychommunity Reel.1
hide - Film The Psychommunity Reel.2
hide - Seventeen Clips - Perfect Clips Presented By Hide Museum
hide - Ugly Pink Machine File 2
hide - Alivest Perfect Stage 10000 Cuts Hide Hide Hide
CD In Possession
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet - Jubilee (major debut album)
Tohoshinki - Bolero/Kiss The Baby Sky/Wasurenaide Triple A single <--- !the perfect single!
Tohoshinki - Stand By U single
Dong Bang Shin Gi - Mirotic album (Platinum edition)
Tohoshinki - T album
Tohoshinki - The Secret Code album
Versailles - Ascendead Master (Reg + Ltd Ed. DVD Type I, II, III)
NEWS - Koi no ABO single (Reg and Ltd Ed.) <-- i'm selling the regular edition, contact me if you're interested (only for beijing, singapore and jakarta buyers only)
Versailles - Prince & Princess single
NEWS - Color album
Versailles - Noble album
Tegomass - Ai Ai Gasa single
Tegomass - Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song single
NEWS - Summer Time single
NEWS - pacific album
My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
HIM - And Love Said No, The Greatest Hits 1997 - 2004
HIZAKI Grace Project - Curse of Virgo single
Hyde - Faith
Yui - Can't Buy My Love
Versailles - Lyrical Sympathy mini album
Yoshiki - Catacombs Soundtrack
HIZAKI - Maiden Ritual ~experimental edition
HIZAKI - Dance with grace
Raphael - Fumetsuka
Within Temptation - Heart of Everything
X Japan - Blue Blood & Blue Blood Special Edition
X Japan - Jealousy & Jealousy Special Edition
X Japan - The Last Live
X Japan - X Japan on Piano
X Japan - B.O.X (Best of X)
X Japan - X Japan Perfect Best
X Japan - Best Fans Collection
Yoshiki - Eternal Melody II
hide - hide BEST Psychommunity
Malice Mizer - La Meilleur Selection de Malice Mizer "best selection"
Moi dix Mois - Dix Infernal
Gackt - Mars
Dir en grey - Macabre
L'Arc en Ciel - Awake
L'Arc en Ciel - The Best of L'Arc en Ciel 1998-2000
Luna Sea - Never Sold Out
Glay - Speed POP
Glay - Rare Collection vol.1
Glay - Rare Collection vol.2
Glay - Love is Beautiful
Glay - Drive, Complete Best
GLOBE - Level 4
Aikawa Nanase - ID, Best Album
Hamasaki Ayumi - Duty
Every Little Thing - Every Best Single + 3
V6 - seVen
V6 - Very Best I
V6 - Very Best II
My Chemical Romance - Threee Cheers For Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
DVD/VCD in possession
X Japan - X VISUAL SHOCK DVD BOX 1989-1992
TVXQ - All About TVXQ Season II DVD Set <--- ♥&hearts♥
NEWS - Pacific Concert 2007-2008 and First Tokyo Dome Concert
NEWS - Never Ending Wonderful Story
Happy Feet Japanese version - Tegoshi Yuya as Mumble
X Japan - Aoi Yoru Shiroi Yoru Complete Box
Yoshiki - Yoshiki Symphonic 2002 featuring Violet UK
hide - Ugly Pink Machine File 1
X - Hamettsu ni Mukatte 'On The Verge of Destruction' Concert
X Japan - The Last Live
X - X Clip 1
Phase 3.2 (2008)
Phase 3.1 (2008)
Phase 2.0 and 2.1 (2007)
Phase 1.2 (2006)
Phase 1.1 (2006)
Phase 1.0 (2006)
featuring: Yoshiki about: Yochan underwent a surgery to correct his spine, a problem that had persisted since 1995, when he finally started to feel numbness in his fingers. the surgery went fine, thank goodness. hopefully he will recover completely and it doesn't affect his piano playing. as for drums...don't forget your neck braces everytime you drums, yochan!
etc: read below xD i've made too many layouts featuring Yoshiki i don't wish to repeat myself =P
Background: formed in 2007 by founding member Kamijo (ex Lareine) and Hizaki (ex Sulfuric Acid), they released their debut single Revenant Choir which tells a story about a clan. Just as like Kamijo's past works, Versailles tells a story through their symphonic metal music and extravagantly elaborate costumes inspired from antique European era.
Members: Kamijo (vocals), Hizaki (guitar), Teru (guitar), Jasmine-You (bass), Yuki (drums)
etc: Versailles beautiful music managed to win my heart totally. saddened by the loss of Jasmine-YOU in 2009, but i hope the 4 of them will still make great music from now onwards. rest in peace, Jasmine-YOU, and watch out for the guys from up there...
Background: Formed in 2007, performed first during Anime Expo at the States in May.
Members: Yoshiki (drums, piano, guitar), Gackt (vocal, piano), Sugizo (guitar, violin), Miyavi (guitar, shamisen)
etc: ekkusu phase 2.0 was lost because i didn't save it in photobucket (because it refused to upload it properly). and so, from now i'll start my skin from phase .1 instead of .0
Featuring: Hiruma Youichi
Model's background: manga character (Eyeshield 21)
More about the model: quarterback of Deimon Devilbats, The Commander From Hell; the backbone and the brain behind Deimon High School's American Football Club, The Deimon Devilbats.
Icons: various facial expressions of Hiruma, the maniacal, elven-faced leader of Devilbats ^^
Etc: Eyeshield 21 is a sports manga about American Football and it's one of my current favourite. My rating for them is:
intellectual level: 9/10
Featuring: Hayashi Yoshiki
Model's background: leader, drummer, pianist, main composer of legendary band X Japan (1982-1997); leader, drummer, pianist, guitarist, composer of band Violet UK, debut coming soon.
More about the model: Yoshiki in the early X Japan era in early 90's when he still has long curly locks.
Etc: YOSHIKI IS MY HERO AND IDOL!
Featuring: Hayashi Yoshiki
Model's background: leader, drummer, pianist, main composer of legendary band X Japan (1982-1997); leader, drummer, pianist, guitarist, composer of band Violet UK, debut coming soon. Born in Tateyama, Chiba (Japan) in 20th November 1965 and currently living in Los Angeles, California (USA). Head company of Extasy Records, Extasy Japan and Extasy Records International (now defunct). http://myspace.com/yoshiki
More about the model: the faint background picture of Yoshiki was taken in the recent years when he's already cut his hair short and started the habit of wearing sunglasses.
Icons: pictures taken from Yoshiki's house in LA: his front door, piano in the middle room, dining room and swimming pool.
Etc: I can write essays on Yoshiki, but let's just keep it simple and straightforward: YOSHIKI IS MY HERO AND IDOL!