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
Sunday, 22 February 2009
i've heard the reviews of this drama, and nobody had ever rated it less than outstanding. it even won some drama awards, oh-chan winning the best actor award last year. obachan told me a little about the story and that oh-chan is a great actor. furthermore the theme song is one out of my top 3 favourite song of arashi: Truth. this is definitely a must-watch!
if you don't want to read my play-by-play comment (i write my comment as i was watcing so xD) please skip to the last part, the epilogue ^^
WARNING: BIG TIME SPOILER!!!
i'm already impressed within 2 minutes. oh-chan kowai!
believe it or not, i forgot that toma was inside xDD but anyway, i only found out that toma was inside when i was watching a lil clip about ohmiya, when ohchan was interviewed about ninokun as guest actor, and he said, "suki na hito nan desu" and toma snorted into laughter beside him xD and THEN i noticed the presence of this guy beside ohchan, and i observed him and realised that he looked like toma, and he IS toma after i checked xDD oh dear toma, how could your presence be so insignificant??? xD
O.O! wah! they're playing opposite each other?? sugee!!
alamak, that choir.. it's a little girl choir leh! but the voices are so adult choir lo -___- baka
that meichan no shitsuji felt sooooooooo short! but maou felt sooooooooooooo long!!!!! intense sia...
ohchan can become like that last criminal that hercule poirot finished with his own hand at the last case of hercule poirot, committing murders without dirtying his own hand: THE perfect criminal!
!!!! =DDDDDD ninokun!!!!!!!!!!!!!
.....? lha? cuma gitu doank? ninokun arrived just to have one lil bit lovey-dovey scene with ohchan and then leave? lol xD
that yousuke, isn't he one of the delinquents in gokusen 1? together with oguri shun? o.O
oh no.... this is going to be bad.... i think the episode won't have clear-cut ending anymore, and they would start weaving together... oh no, how? it's against my better judgement but i'm continuing with epi 3.... shyt....! okay i promise to myself that i will stop at epi 3, bathe, and come back and start doing my essay whole-heartedly!
haaaa sugoii ^^ i duno why but at that scene of toma bursting into tae-san talking to ohchan, ohchan look so cool and dependable ^^ the way he calmly looked up, like he was kindly listening to tae-san and some intruder came in, but he was still fully confident of his ability. and the way he calmly answer, "let's go," when toma asked tae-san to go to the headquarter, like he was ready to support tae-san from the back, very reassuring indeed =D
have i said how much i LOVE the background music for this drama? it's freakin cool!
i love ohchan, yappari the best actor award winner deshou =D padahal kayaknya dia ga acting banyak2 banget, but his facial expression is awesome!
ohchan...that cold eyes with no hint of warmth or shine in them... i think i know another person who might be able to do this role too: tesshi. he can look both kindly and caring, and i don't think he'll have a hard time pulling off a cold-blooded face =\
mou shikashi, IF, kira had been a killer, i guess he'd be, more or less, in the form of ohchan.
i agree with one of the commentor, i guess if ohchan and toma's roles were reversed, we'd get a really evil lawyer and a really weak and pitiable detective ^^
i dun like that female cop. got this irritating air around her.
omg toma ganteng! his features are really nice! nice almond-shaped eyes, straight nose (though hawk-nosed if seen from the side), shapely lips, nice chin, defined jaws~~
btw the lady who's having affair is really really pretty~
ohchan kawaii~~~~~~~~ demo ohchan kowai....
wah, toma, don't think that you can outdo ohchan ok. if you can catch ohchan in the end, it must be because ohchan made one grave mistake. hyaaaaaaaaa ohchan~~~~~ he looked SO fatherly when sora approached him!
it's remarkable how long Maou feels but meichan felt so short!
omg ohchan, those eyes! >_< phone =" very" style="font-style: italic;"> zettai ni, make mistake and become the downfall of the great mind!
that souda deserve to die -_- and that serizawa oniisan is too good for his own good. he'll continue to be trampled over his whole life if he continues to be that good -__-
this time souda will get killed by kasai. pasti.
aiee.... you should've silenced him first, ohchan.....oou you did o.o cool~
aiyoo ohchan, you're GUILTY!!! making a girl wait for you ONE WHOLE DAY is not something that a gentleman will do.....!! shiori is just too crazily in love with you -__-" guilty ohchan!
how would this end..i wonder... maybe ohchan will die... maybe he'll go to jail... but i think he might die protecting shiori or sora, that's what my romantic mind says =P
awww shiori don't cry.... you look too cute crying in that outfit...
oh no oh no oh no oh no oh no oh noooooooo ohchan they found out your identity!!!!!!!! oh no oh no oh no oh no oh no.................
cool, the first murder by poison in the drama.
what i find the coolest in this drama is that ohchan, who staged all these murders, have actually killed NONE, and that's mighty cool!
sou yo sou yo, even thou he staged and engineered those murders, he wasn't the murderer at all! he's not even close at proximity when the murder happened. you're gonna have a tough time tying him up for murder...
whoooooooaaaa, ohchan, i do LOVE your expression!!!! and that music, everything was so GRAND! like, "this is the time when the we meet face to face as our real identity and this time we'll battle for REAL as ourselves" kind of feeling, so COOL! ohchan, i LOVE your acting!!!
bad choice. the truth will really pierce your heart, toma... coz it's your aniki who killed souda.....
O.O for a moment ohchan looked like donnie yen! O.O
that rat-faced megane will get killed for sure...ohchan will finish him off, i hope...
kasai, while protecting mari, is also protecting naoto from the bitter truth that his own brother is a murderer.... the dad will have heart attack man... the younger son was acquited from manslaughter based on the self-justifed act case, but the older brother is downriht guilty for murder.
aaaahh ohchan's words.... he always sound sooo kindly!!!
ohchan....lacks yagami raito's confidence. but then again, he still has some humanity unlike raito...........
both men are about to cry...... this is tough on both of them.........................................
ohchan doesn't look like he wants to kill anymore.... he looked like regretful........................
cool cool cool cool cool cool cool coooooooooool!!!! ohchan no me, KOWAI desu!!!!!
"yoku wakaru"tte uso! but what he said is true la... that's what a parent do to their kids.....
cool it, ohchan...cool it... don't lose your composure....
wah. he still remembers ohchan's name!
cool it ohchan....
finally, after 11 years, he got his apologise, from both father and son... but then, he's already deep into the ravine of sin......
oh no... naoto kun, can you do this to your own brother?
i loooooooove the background music around 39th min! love it! strings plus drums and guitars!
ohchan.... to be able to put in so much humanity inside this so-called cold-blooded murderer................... you deserve that best actor award, you really do.
wheel of fortune...
oh no.... he wants to kill himself?? oh no.......... naoto, it's so hard on you.....!! serizawa otoosan.... i can't imagine how you must have felt....!
that was shattering! the dad's acting is..... this drama, saikou desu!
oh no............. ohchan, now you're at the same position as naoto.... but naoto didn't do it purposely, you DID....
omg naoto....... naoto wa baka!! call ambulance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
have i registered that i LOVE the background music?
oh no oh no oh no...ohchan pls pls pls pls call shiori chan!!! pls!!!!
omg rat-faced megane.... naoto, you did the right thing by bullying him last time >_<>
say. i finished watching this within 3 days (and today alone i devoured 5 episodes) coz i've never watched any drama that is this engaging. this is THE best drama i've ever watched. at first i was skeptical of ohchan's acting, even though he won that best actor award, coz at the beginning of the series, i feel that he didn't do much. but later on... i was in awe. this drama is a definite MUST WATCH! especially especially especially for JE fans, coz of ohchan and toma are inside, and both are leading actors, and both actings are AWESOME!! i LOVE this drama!!!
i can't give comment on the climax scene...it's full of emotion, too sad and painful and... you just have to watch it yourself. both actors are very convincing, and it was amazing!!
ohno who was playing naruse ryou acted in small, but profound, gestures. he acted mostly with his eyes, barely doing big movements but changed his facial expression depending on the feeling that he was portraying. he can look sad and kindly, dependable lawyer who was capable, full of confidence but ultimately down-to-earth persona, and still there's air of sadness around him; or he could look mean and cruel with ice-frost eyes that are devoid of any hint of warmth, cold and calculating gaze that speaks of uncompromising revenge. there were times when he was disturbed out of his vengeful spirit, and his tears was so full of regret that i could see that there's still a very human side in this person who plotted those brutally clever schemes of murders. ohno brought a lot of humanity into naruse, whose bright mind and ruthless plans reminds me a lot of Kira from Death Note. the difference is, kira had thrown aside his heart and humanity when he undertook his role, naruse had not. as much as he was bent on pursuing his enemies and carrying out his revenge, he still could not throw aside the humane side of his heart and his kind nature, which was prompted out when he came in touch with shiori.
toma as serizawa naoto was a courageous soul who braved a horrible past and forced himself to continue living with it. the burden of guilt that he was carrying for 11 years was clearly visible in the form of, first, anger towards amano makoto whose clever schemes killed his close friends, and then deep regret that his dark past actually dragged his innocent friends into terrible situations and deaths. naoto blindly and painfully ran after amano makoto, slowly and painfully confirming that he was the initial target, and that his beloved associates were in this ordeal because of him, and his search for this murderer became even more frantic. and yet, as he learnt more and more about amano makoto, he realised that he didn't only brought sadness to his close friends but also to the associates of his victim. he didn't blame amano makoto for pursuing revenge, believing that if he didn't trigger the incident 11 years ago, amano makoto wouldn't have become what he would become, a ruthless murderer bent on revenge. unlike naruse who could direct his sadness and pain towards murder, and relish when the plan started to unravel, naoto was, since the beginning, shouldering his guilt alone, unable to share with anyone, and the weight just got heavier and more painful as the revenge plan started because more victims fell and he took it all as his fault. naoto is very, very pitiful, and a very sad character to play.
it's quite a pity that toma didn't get the best actor award, and he is not qualified for the supporting actor category because he IS also the lead actor in Maou... such a pity... coz his acting was great too!
if i were to rate it, this will get 9.9/10! excellent drama!!
i've just been here: http://jdramas.multiply.com/journal/item/76 and it amused me to see the list of top 5 best actors: 4 out of 5 of them are JE boys! xD ohno 1st, yamapi 2nd, toma 3rd and domoto tsuyoshi 4th. teppei filled in in 5th position. i duno for which drama tho =o
Maou won over Code Blue for the best drama category by near to 5,000 votes! awesome! but again, it was an awesome drama! =D and ohchan edged out pi-chan in the best actor category too. i dun wonder that toma get so little votes, coz he and ohchan are in the same drama, and they're vying for the same title... perhaps people who love Maou gave all their votes to ohchan, ne? quite sad for toma...
i feel like watching code blue, but again, maou is quite tiring. i want to watch something light for awhile... like mei-chan xDD (rihito-sama~~~~) or at home dad =DDD or, the one that obachan had been
shoving under my nose recommending to me: liar game?
talking about at home dad, i FOUND sbass's CD wallet! yay yay yay~~~~ i knew i kept it in a safe place! it was at the plastic bag at the top of my whatever piles in my room, and everyday i walk past it... but it was burid deep inside together with my other beloved CDs (arashi and nakashima albums) ^^ ...
...but again, i duno where i kept the at home dad DVD..... seems like i misplaced it somewhere.... -____- i'll burn one for you again, bass -_____- sumimasen deshita!
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!