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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
Saturday, 14 March 2009
so, after ngaret for days (weeks?), here comes the comment for Liar Game. i have absolutely no idea what this dorama was about, only that obachan kept
shoving it under my nose recommending it to me. i think waaay before this, i've read the profile of toda erika and this was listed under her filmography, but i obviously didn't remember until i started watching.
okay. first thing to comment is: the setting and usage of camera. who agrees that, if you take out all the actors/esses, this dorama doesn't look japanese at all? *raises up hand* look at the type of camera, i mean the quality of the image produced, it's so different from normal japanese dorama! and the setting looks freakin china! rural china, if i may add... what's wrong with this dorama? o.o...
that was actually the second thing i noted in my notepad ^^ the first thing i commented was: OMG that's the guy in Hanayori Dango! xD lol... i remembered him coz i remembered liking him there. even in HYD the way he talk was soothing and "can calm little kids" =p i hated Matsujun in HYD, and Oguri Shun is, of course, the most eye-catching one (all Hanazawa Rui characters are like that). but, while i don't remember the other guy, i remember this one ^^ i couldn't remember his name tho, both in HYD and in real life. at the end of it, i wasn't that interested in him to want to know his name, eh =P
but anyway. i think from episode 3-4 onwards, i developed great liking to him. "great liking" is an understatement though. since i duno his name, i started calling him "hot guy" in my notepad, and i even bugged obachan by unintelligible sms-es about him at random times of the day xDDD i was seriously, seriously into him. and i think there are 2 reasons for it.
firstly, as i've said before, his voice. not as much as his voice but the way he talk. it's like as though he produced his voice barely effortlessly, keeping his voice deep down, almost always ending his sentences in husky tone. yet, he will raise his tone sing-song effortlessly at times, showing a playful, teasing character beneath the laid-back persona. of course there are other actors with low, bass-key voices too, but his voice has a certain colour that attracted me tremendously ^^ and of course, the easy way he would raise his tone even a fraction of a note that sounds like he was playing and having fun, and showing his total confidence in himself: it's his voice that pulls me to him!
secondly, it's his character. Akiyama Shinichi is a brilliant swindler with a mind matching that of Yagami Light. and Liar Game is a game whereby you swindle money out of other players and play mind games to save yourself from debt. foresight, ability to discern anomalies and alertness are indispensable qualities that one must have to surive in this game, thus making this dorama a perfect hybrid of Death Note and Kurosagi. both happens to have excellent story and plot (though i have much to complain about Death Note real action movie, and i've never read Kurosagi the manga) and are some favourites of mine.
i'm always attracted to brainy characters in manga/doramas, coz they are usually cool-witty. they're funny in a subtle way, usually by playing mind games, which adds to the appeal and the mysterious-ness of the character. furthermore, these character are usually able to process information in any kind of situation and take advantage of them, making them appear strong and powerful, even if it's not necessarily physically. thus the reason of me liking Ootori Kyouya of Ouran Koukou Host Club, Yagami Light, L and Near of Death Note, Hiruma Youichi of Eyeshield 21, Kakashi Hatake of Naruto, Urahara Kisuke of Bleach and Sanji of One Piece. just as most of these characters, Akiyama has brilliant mind beyond belief. and the way he process those information and analyse them out in that husky voice of his is enough to make me go *heart* ^^ now i know my definition of hot. basically, hot = akiyama shinichi xD i wrote my comments as i watched the series, and i honestly kept writing "hot guy" this "hot guy" that in my notepad. this is what i wrote in my note for episode 4, regarding the possible reason why i like akiyama:
maybe it's the way he talk (since epi 2, when he talked in the phone to nao, i've felt it. (in fact i've felt it since HYD!)) or maybe it's the way he work out all those ingenious ideas and schemes (much more convincingly than pi-chan too, and i've always been attracted to brainy, witty people), the look in his face, the aura as he's thinking and pondering upon something, or maybe it's the lighting in that scene at 9.40 and the way he's dressed that made it looked like something might have happened at night *coughs*with #15*coughs*, or maybe it's the cute way he tucked his hair behind his ears, or maybe it's the way he handled that super-thin flip-phone in his big hand and how his delicate long fingers covered the bottom part of the flip-phone, or maybe the way he was snapped out of his thinking with a cute, "hmm?" into the phone, or maybe...........maybemaybemaybebaybeeeeeeee anyway i don't really care, i just think that he's totally HAWT!!!!!!!!!! *_*
LOL! i think you can hear the craziness in that paragraph, yea? i was like that like for the whole entire series xD
btw i looked out for his name after i finished devouring the series. hot guy's real name is Matsuda Shota. ...now where have i heard the name before, i wonder... i'm pretty sure that before this i have heard of his name somewhere. i'll update this post when i remember.
several days after i went bonkers squealing "hot guy~~", i sms-ed obachan. it was one of those unintelligible, fangirl-mode-on smses of mine. obachan replied me, "yea i agree la, in that drama he's very cool." to which i replied almost idiotically but honestly, "cool jyanai yo, hot da yo, hot! i'm talking hot and you're talking cool..." lol, oh dear, me....
while i said that i like brainy character, the opposite is also true: i hate idiots. i agree that stories usually revolves around idiots coz they make stupid mistakes which are supposed to create interesting openings for futher developments. but really, i never like any of those stupid characters. for one, i never sympathise for nobita, and for sena, naruto, luffy, i only admire them when they're showing the courageous and loyal side of them, during which they look really cool =) howwwever, if there's a single person who acts idiotically in any manga, rest assured it will be my most-hated character. like kon of bleach, or usopp of one piece. i hate them like sh*t and i think that the manga will not lose anything without them. (on an entirely different and unrelated note, Gintama is an exclusive exception to all these xD)
anyway, as i was saying, i hate stupid characters. which is why toda erika, or kanzaki nao, earned the title of my "most-hated character" in this dorama. honestly? the lead actress? the most important character of this dorama? i hate her to the bottom of hell. to illustrate how much i hate her, i'm gonna quote my notepad again, this time from the last episode. bear in mind that i was writing as i watched, so usually a break line, a new line, or a new paragraph, would mean that it's been some time since the past comment, a new scene, or a new development. here goes:
o.o............nao, i know you're idiotic beyond belief. but i won't believe that you're also partially mean against akiyama just because of your own crooked sense of justice and happiness!
omg it's official that the character that i DETEST in this dorama is the main character herself.
she always wants everyone to be happy and not lose and all.
but when it comes to akiyama, she just wants to control him around her little finger. if not, she's willing to sacrifice her whole team for her own selfish desire! talk about 'too good for your own good', she's not the least GOOD!! baka is such an understatement so i disagree with you, shinichi. this girl is a b*tch!
an apologise is not enough, idiot.
little b*tch trying to play hero. omg i hate her so much.
both great minds are vying for the oscars. i love them!
and little idiot is still little idiot. i hate her more than i can say.
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha of course lo. i'm really speechless beyond belief.
i hate her so much i kinda laughing together with yokoya at her baboon-like stupidity.
you better start reflecting that whenever you start thinking using your puny brain, you'll just make people miserable.
HA! i really laughed out loud at shinichi kun's brilliant ness
and i really do hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate her to the core of my bone. i really can't express how much i hate her. never ever before have i hated anyone as much as i hated her.
hahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahah that silence was so FUNNY! after both of fukunaga and yokoya laughed so loudly, it was my turn to laugh.
i. have. never. ever. watch. anyone. whom. i. hate. more. than. i. hate. her. idiotic. stupidity. and. her. idotic-beyond-belief. crooked. sense. of. happiness.
way to go hot guy. no credit for the-one-whom-i-hate.
i can feel your pain, hot guy.
adoooooi this dorama is the most unbelievably cliche and the most unbelievable out of all unbelievable reality dorama i've ever watched man.
that ends my comment for Liar Game.
see??? everything else is perfect! perfect, i tell you! a hybrid of 2 favourite stories of mine, a droolsome actor and awesome actress to boot, and all ruined just because of a single idiotic-beyond-belief character. honestly, even though the ending is happy for everyone and whatever, the ending kinda sucks and so cliche that i lost whatever respect i perhaps had ever have for the drama earlier on. i agree that it's a good drama worthy to be watched, though, awesome plot and storyline. just that the ending kinda ruin the whole tasteful image of the drama.
actually, after re-reading what i wrote regarding kanzaki nao, i was surprised at myself, at my language and my choice of words to describe her. i was so freakin harsh and frosty o.o i spare no heart for the idiots -____- in fact, the goodness of her heart is nothing if compared to her idiocy. oh my.... no wonder when i took a "heart quiz" last time, i was said to have black heart o.O"""
btw obachan said that it's thrilling, and that her heart beat faster when she watched it. unfortunately for me, i didn't feel a single thrill, nor suspense o.o in fact Death Note the manga is still the only thing that can make me feel great suspense and thrill while reading, making me go doki-doki at the climaxes. maybe that's why it's my all-time most favourite manga. Liar Game....is not so much. the music at times is cool though. not outstanding, but good enough to give a suitable ambience to the scene.
overall, i think i'd rate this dorama 7/10. character-wise, i think 10/10 for akiyama shinichi and 3/10 for kanzaki nao. acting-wise, about 8/10 for both? slightly higher for toda erika who played the idiot character perfectly, she really looked innocent
btw. i've heard news that matsuda shota will be having his first leading role in a drama real soon. from what i could infer from the website, i think it will be detective-related story (excellent!! i'll stalk it immediately xDD) and it's gonna replace Mei-chan no Shitsuji time slot, if i'm not wrong. can't wait to watch another brainy character of shota-kun!
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)
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!