Is there anyone here going to watch the con personally? ahaha
And the goods are are up for sale too... :) What are you planning to get?
*It's dangerous outside, please bring Nino-taro with you*
GOOD DAY! ^_^
I was given a chance to meet some arashians yesterday, it was soo fun! We chat and drink coffee and flail and drink coffee some more... ahaha, I'm like a kid getting happy and excited over the most simple things~ ahaha.
5 days from now, are you happy tour will be starting! Isn't that amazing?! But just like the past years, I'll be staying at the homefront, and wait for the dvd six months later~ ahaha
I'm listening to the tracks for more than a week now, and I like it!! So I decided to sub again for a bit (I haven't been able to sub for months now!) Sorry for the crappy editing...
Sakurai Sho- SUNSHINE
Aiba Masaki- Amore
Ohno Satoshi- Bad Boy
*It's dangerous outside, please bring these 5 handsome dorks with you*
(Gif not mine, CTTO)
He got in year 1995, then his youngest sibling was also born in January the same year, so does that mean he auditioned in JE shortly after his otouto was born? :) ahaha. nevermind.
Thanks for being around, even though your parents weren't that supportive of your choice at the beggining... and you were able to meet their expectations of you while doing what you love all at the same time.. :) And I admire you for that. They say that the industry isn't all good, but still you never forget the values and the things you believe in. It shows in you and your works... thanks for inspiring and motivating tons of people *including me* with your raps, songs and things that you do. Thank you, Sakurai-san, you've become a model of mine, you and arashi have showed me that as long as you persevere and never give up, you can achieve your dreams in time. And to always be happy ^_^ You guys always make me happy everyday... ahaha. Andrama ko di ba? ahaha.
( PICSPAAM!!! )
Hey! Happy Johnnyversary Oh-chan, you've been around for 22 years! Sugoii janai? :D
Thank you for being around and bringing us happiness together with your rainbow squad team mates! ^_^
Being a special one-of-a-kind person, you can be cool,
There's so much more that could describe how wonderful you've become throughout the years...
Just stay as beautiful as you are. :)
*okay, not that beautiful*
Mata ne! ^_^
( The water in here seems to disagree with me... )
And yeah about the recent ruckus going on fb... ahaha... I also have some thoughts about it too but both of my accounts were disabled for now. *I pray to Kamisama this is only for a short period of time*
( Naghahasik muli ng lagim si Manong Johnny *char* )
And lastly, the blaming and all the hate and shade being thrown by some fangirls isn't helping...
I think everyone has their point, yes it's correct that it's also he admin's fault for posting vids online so now they have to say goodbye to their beloved pages that they maintained for years, and some of us even had our own accounts at stake. I think most of us are fully aware of that, thank you. We are fully aware of the fact that JE can take down our pages anytime. But you know, the happiness that our idols and the fandom provided us fueled us to continue to post vids even though we know it's illegal. We can see there are fans that are good at making fictions,doing fanart, memes and all that amazing stuff... and there are fans who do their own share of help by buying their merch. We are not as talented as the others moreover, most of us don't have much money to buy their merchs... but just like them we want to contribute something to the fandom... in our case, it's to share our beloved group's vids... share them to the other girls, and maybe somehow share them to the rest of the world, to those who still do not know them. Hopefully, that if we post it here, they might randomly pop out of someone's video list someone who's not a fan might see it and might be moved or enjoy their performance, and would try to get to know more about our idols, wouldn't that be great?
I remember one time, I posted Arashi's "Hope in the Darkness" perf from DIGITALIAN con. The one where they produced music by simply moving their their limbs (they have these contraptions with sensors attached to their arms, once a group of muscles moved, it will trigger a kind of sound.) She said that she's not a fan of jpop at all, but she found their performance so cool... ^_^ I was so happy back then, I felt really proud that our idols can amaze people at what they do even though they're not a fan. ^_^ isn't it amazing?
P.S. dyan sa mga nanggagatong pa dyan, tama na yan, tapon ko sa inyo ung poops kong may amoeba sige kayo... ^_^
Lhab lhab, mwah mwah, tsup tsup!
Our page BLUEStorm was reported for copyright infringement. Yep.
And because of the new format of facebook, it's not only the page that was banned from posting anything or performing anything on facebook, my very own account is also included. :(
I wan't to save anything that I can, especially the videos, but since I'm sick, I can't stay in front of the computer for too long. I actually just opened a laptop to check if I could do something to fix the problem and to write this here, since I can't post anything in my account for 3 days. T_T
I don't want to involve the personal accounts of the two other girls that were helping me with the page, so as early as now, I'll delete the page completely.
My cousin and I made BLUEStorm together in 2014 because we love CNBLUE and Arashi a lot... (Lol, I actually just forced her into the idea... ahaha) She eventually stopped posting CNBLUE related stuff because schoolworks kept her occupied and busy, but she never left the page. Arigatou~
But kidding aside, as a jpop fan, most especially a Johnny's group fan, I think everyone can relate on to how hard it is to be a new fan, and just when you want to know more about them, you'll realize there's nothing much out there in the open... No vids, no varieties, no concert clips not even MVs.. And if you're not aware of the JE culture and how they run things, you'll wonder why there aren't any PVs anywhere, when even hollywood artists and musicians put their materials to where people can get it conviniently. In my own case, it took me almost 6 months before I realized how things worked around the fandom. I remember there were times I felt really frustrated because even if I tried to search for them in google, I always get the same results over and over again. So when I learned how to use Aegisub, freemake and all the stuffz, I eventually tried to keep on putting subbed perfs, MVs and concert excerpts on the page (even though they're really shabby, sumimasen~) so that the new fans would at least see even just a little of what Arashi is like and so they could also realize why we love them so much despite the fact that being an arashi fan is a little hard. It takes a little effort to get their vids online (and an awful chunk of your precious time, lol), but the happiness and relief they bring to their fans makes it all worth it. <3
Johnny's strictness when it comes to the policies they impose are one of the top reasons why moderators who run communities here in lj are strict when it comes to online public sharing, they're trying to be as discreet as possible because once the JE people found out about these, the lj, the vids and all, it will be more impossible for us to enjoy watching our rainbow princes and we won't be able to flail as much as we can now... there are people being imprisoned in Japan for copyright infringement, for real.
Even at the time we made the page, I was already aware that it would be completely removed someday, but I never thought, it would last for 3 years! That's really long for a page that obviously does copyright infringement *LOL* But still, we were able to put several vids than we expected. ^_^
I have to immediately remove the page now, the page will be completely deleted in 14 days. Bye bye, BLUEStorm.
I guess February has been a very busy month for our rainbow princes, because aside from their usual bangumi tapings and radio shows, they also have new CMs, new dramas (congratulations, Ohno and Jun!) and of course their new single Fukkatsu LOVE!
I don't know what happened, but throughout the past month there were days where there's problem with our water connection, there were days where our wifi won't cooperate, and last 29 our electric meter got confiscated *hooray for leap day, yaay* So if you find something wrong with the dates or infos or I missed something please tell me... ^_^
( Okay, hajimaru yo! :P )
March 1 >> Have you seen Sho's docu yesterday? How was it?
To those who haven't seen the docu yet:
Part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/
*Again, some of the images were not mine, if you found something that is yours, please tell me so I could thank you properly. :)*
Time sure flies fast! At first it felt like January is just starting, but now it's already February! Amazing right?
Can you remember what happened last month? :)
January 1 > Happy New Year! Yaay! Together with the new year came a new arashi con dvd! (Thanks old man Johnny!) Have you watched Arashi Blast in Miyagi? :)
Glorious Miyagi Blast gifs, yeah!
Sho's Life is Hard Dakara Happy.
Shake it, Jun! XD
While everyone's shakin' Ohno be like: I'm just gonna chill here, and hold on to my dear life. *lets out the cutest smile evah*
Hang in there Sho! ahaha!
Watching this is truly a great way of starting the year! :D
> In AnS, it was announced that Oh-chan will be starring in a Rom-Com drama! ^_^
Back then, we still don't have an idea on what kind of a rom-com it will be.... :3
January 8 > News about Becky having an affair with a married vocalist came out.
Becky is a great variety host. She's part of a lot of variety shows in Japan, some of them is ItteQ and Tensai Shimura! Doubutsuzen Zoo (Aiba's in there too). If you're not familiar of becky, she reenacted the last scene in HYD together with Jun in Himitsu no Arashi-chan (That ep was soo hilarious!)
Honestly, I just want to punch that Enon guy in the face. He just let Becky face the media and apologize by herself, while that coward went into hiding. Now the bastard's trying to get back together with his wife and Becky lost all her endorsements and projects. She will be taking an indefinite leave. It's still not sure when she'll come back, or worse, she might never come back. :'(
January 10 > the Korean variety show, "RUNNING MAN" did it again! :/
The show was put into the hot seat last year for copying the games from VSA and using it in one of their episodes...
January 11 > Daigo and Keiko Kitagawa got married!
*Ai-ai-ai-ai I love you wo! Yaay! ^_^
When I heard of the news I was a little bit sad, (How about Sho? haha! Jk!) I really liked ShoxKeiko tandem in Nazodi... :'(
But ya know, you can see the two really love each other. And seeing Keiko laugh at Daigo's jokes and gags, no matter how corny it is, it's really love. ^_^
Dat look? Dats love. ahaha. lol!
> Gackt is in da Philippines! XD
Yes, rakenroll to da world! XD
January 12 > #SMAP trending in twitter....
January 13 > Rumors that SMAP will disband broke out!
:'( They say it's because of the dispute among the heads of the jimusho... and it's because of Ijima (SMAP's manager) being forced to leave JE. They say that the 4 members will be leaving the agency and Kimura Takuya will stay.
January 14 > It was announced that Arashi will be releasing a new single "Fukkatsu Love".
> Yokatta, January 14 was also the day when it was announced that SMAP will not disband. :)
January 18 > SMAP in their own show, SMAP x SMAP made a public apology and announced that they will not disband. :)
Even the non-fans were relieved by the news. :)
> MSN trending in Twitter Japan
MATSUMOTO SAKURAI NINOMIYA - the meaning of MSN according to Sho when he was asked in News Zero. XD
The MICROSOFT NETWORK will never be the same again.
January 19 > Okura-san of Kanjani8 will be taking a temporary leave. He will be taking an indefinite temporary leave after he was advised by doctors to take a rest after being diagnosed with intestinal obstruction.
January 20 > Sho was spotted in Disneyland together with Nagase-san. :) It was for AnS incognito trip. Ahaha.
Gents in their 30's wearing some slightly dasai clothes, touring disneyland like a boss while looking ridiculously adorable. ^_^
January 24 > I could still remember it was around 10PM in the evening when the news broke out that Sho could be/ could've been in the Philippines...
KYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! ERHMERHGERD! SHO'S IN THE PHILIPPINES! WERE BREATHING THE SAME AIR NOW!!!!
Sakurai-san will be reporting about Japan's Emperor and Empress' state visit in the Philippines... :)
January 25 > HAPPY 34TH BIRTHDAY SAKURAI SHO!!!! :)
> Like most of the girls who lived here in Philippines, I also want to know whether Sho really went here or not, so I really waited for News Zero... ahaha. Unfortunately he didn't went here, but it's still not that bad since Sho reported about the Philippines. He mentioned words like Manila, Luzon, Philippines and Aquino in his ichimen... :) Otsukare Sho-san!
January 26 > OHNO'S SPRING DRAMA TITLE WAS ANNOUNCED!
"Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi" (The most difficult love in the world)
He will be playing the role of Sameshima Reiji. 34 years old. Single. Rich but not popular. A man who doesn't know about love (has difficult personality). Bowdown in front of his "too late first love".
January 28 > Fukkatsu Love covers and details released! :)
January 29> Fukkatsu LOVE @ Aiba's rekomen. :)
Take a listen! https://www.facebook.com/wemakestorm/
> And also, Jun was spotted shooting a bangumi in Tsukiji Fish Market. :)
Jun why you so pogi?!
January 30 > It's just their regular bangumi, but I enjoyed every minute of this day's AnS. Like who doesn't?! Arashi being their usual awesome bakakoii selves, did a lot of mainstream action scenes their own way. It's supposed to be cool, but it ended up being super hilarious af and badass too! ahaha! And seeing arashi in coats and wearing holster/gun suspenders were a plus, they look so dashing!
>And also on the same episode, the heroine for Ohno's upcoming spring drama came too! :D
It's Haru! ^_^
They look cute! :D
That's everything that I remember from January... ahaha. There are other things like RL, but who cares about that?! ahaha!
So far how's your January? :) Are there other news or updates that I missed? :)
*It's dangerous outside. Here, take some extra adorable arashi hip shake with you*
*Some of the images and gifs are not mine! Credits to their respective owners! ^_^ If you see any image or gif that is yours, please say it to me right away, so I could thank you~ ^_^
The official release of the album is today! (Oct 21)
The tracks are sitting on my phone for days already... because I'm quite busy right at the moment. And I actually want to somehow write about my impressions towards the songs the first time I hear them, so i also try not to hit play for like 3 days... ahaha.
( Track list!!! )
( I will be listening to the rest of the songs apart from the solos for the first time, this is soo exciting! )
Overall, this is one amazing single!
It has all that Japan essence just like what the album title conveys... It also had very fun songs... There are also sexy ones. And those song that simply inspires.. :) It's a mixed bag of everything awesome and nice. The album title says Japonism, but it doesn't only stay on that single theme, they put a great array of diversity... and to think they've done this album under time pressure. It's amazing!
Otsukare-sama Arashi! And to everyone the worked together to assemble this awesome album, Thank you!
This album is simply made out of rainbows, hapiness and LOVE!
*This makes me soo excited for the tour!*
Have you seen the jacket covers and the tracklist of Japonism yet? It's soo cool! And the official PV for "Kokoro no Sora" is now up in the net, but I'm not sure if the whole PV was released in Japan officially or they full PV was shared by very kind fangirls out there ;) As we all know, Kokoro no Sora is a special song that arashi made in collaboration with Hotei-san! Over-all, it's so bad-ass! (In a good way, of course) Kokoro no Sora: https://www.facebook.com/
( Cause first impression still does matter right? )
I'm not sure when is the official release date of the Japonism album, but there are some leaks available in the net. I still can't find a source with all the tracks available, but then a very good friend gave me some links of arashi's respective solos (Thank you very much!)
It's my off today, but I can't go outside because there's a thyphoon, and judging from all that random stuff flying outside (leaves, branches, roof and tarps and such) DON'T EVEN. And we also had some power outage that lasted for 3-5 hours and so it gave me chance to just sit back and listen to music. I only have one day off in a week, and I'm always dead tired after work so I just sleep and hibernate after that. So when I have my off, I really have to make the most out of it, so I'm always on the roll when it comes. And the black out somehow is a blessing in disguise because I really have a good "me time" (Which I haven't done ever since I started working) just sitting there and do nothing but to listen to mu- OH MY GOD, THIS SOLO IS SOO MAJESTIC! *flails*
So I just practically listened to it... Since I cannot understand much Japanese yet, my impression are solely based on how it sounds and what I think about it :P
My impressions after listening it for the first time:
So that's so far what I thought of the solo tracks from Japonism... I hope I can listen to the other tracks soon *excited*
Have you listened to Japonism yet? What were your faves? Among the solos I really liked Nino the most, All solos were amazing, really but I am a bit biased with cheerful and upbreat songs.. :)
Bye! Bye! ^_^
I've been in the Arashi fandom for 2 years now, and this is the very first time I encountered the show. So I watched it as soon as I found it.
At first, I kept on reading it as USO!(lie) Japan, but it turns out it was actually an acronym that stands for..
The show is interesting and scary at the same time... it was a mixed basket of different rumors and urban legends that exists throughout Japan at that time. But most of the stories were creepy. I decided to watch the show at around 11PM yesterday (I don't have an idea that this show could be scary too, you know!). And for a scaredycat person like myself, watching this alone in my room, at night is too much for me to handle... But it has Arashi on it, so I watched it still! :D
Ever since the results of the boards came out, I've been very busy, aside from the regular responsibilities and chores I have at home, I also have to attend trainings. And take care of stuffs. (Like license registration, collecting documents for job hunting, 2x2 and passport size pictures (like every establishment would request a different size with varying color background. So far I have 5 different sets of pictures with different backgrounds) I don't like going to photo studios to get my picture taken. I think cameras have hidden grudge on me, I don't look good pictures. My pictures always looked like it's taken on mugshot day. Haha...
I was able to have sleep every night, but I still really feel tired every morning... and my head aches... :/
This is far from over yet!!!
I still have some trainings to go, I still have to endure going to photo studios since the training center I'll be going to needs pictures with light green background, I still have to help out with the surprise party for one of our friends on the 27th... I still have to look for work!!!
Can't think of anything good and anything worthy to be read to put on my journal... So busy I can't watch arashi shows and doramas. Still can't study katakana yet. Can't resume from where I left off. :(
Too many things to do with so little time!!!
So Happy!!! ^_^
The covers went out just yesterday, and this is so exciting! Others say the cover looks a bit boring, but I really find it very sleek and pretty at the same time...
Like no one would suspect that this is a con dvd of adorkable rainbow pinces! *showers confetti everywhere!*( Setlist here! )
The dvd release would be on June 29... but since I'm binbo, I can't afford a copy for myself...
Until then, I'll be just roaming hopelessly around the net. haha
Oh well. PLAN B!!!! XD
I did this a year ago with the help of my cousin.
I did this when I was still learning the basics of subbing... so it's really shabby.
Sorry about that...
( Screencaps!!!! )
So last June 22, we went job hunting from 7AM to 2AM the next day. That was roughly 20 hours!!! It was tiring, but we don't have time to complain! we have to meet and start job hunting again shortly after 5 hours!!!( We've got 5 hours to save the world!!! Err.. I mean to sleep and get some rest. )
After confirming it, I immediately broke the news to the rest of the squad:
RN na akoooo!!! Thank you Lord!!! The best ka talaga!
Di mo man ako binigyan ng job that day, pero you give me a present
much greater than that...
Maraming salamat po! :D
Job Hunting is Hard, Tabun Happy.
( It's all because were job huntin' baby! )
The whole process ended at 2AM in the morning...
I'm. tired. So tired, I don't even have the energy to reflect on my failed interview.
I don't even have the energy to be bitter on that fat, stout, dark-skinned "kol senner eyjent" girl that laughed at my performance at the final interview.
I still have another set of interview the next day...
JOB HUNTING IS HARD TOTEMO UNHAPPY?
"I want to learn to put karaoke effects on videos!" I said.
Those effects you see on subbed vids that glitters and stuff... the ones that come in different styles...aren't they the cutest? :)
Apart from the vid itself, I also look closely in the effects... ahaha. Weird, aren't I?
Am I the only one who does that?
( You are my soul! soul! )
I thought putting effects would be easy, since I can have the tendency to learn fast, as long as I'm learning something that interests me... and as long as it's not math. Haha!
I already know how to put basic subs, so I thought learning to put effects would be a breeze.
But I was wrong. SO WRONG.
I spent 3 days on looking for references and tutorials in the internet... And all I can say is that I can't understand most of the tutorials I've seen... there's even one that says that you also have to learn some math and coding... When I saw that, I told myself; "Tama na, Let's stop."
I might have failed to learn to put karaoke effects, but I learned how to use aegisub more efficiently.. So my efforts were not vain :)
Have you seen Bad Blood yet?! ^_^
So far, Taylor has been releasing awesome music videos from her "1989" album... and just
recent well, okay not recently, but this is the most latest music video Taylor has released and this is totally different from the videos she released in the past..
Because as we all know, most are about love and such, so you wouldn't expect to see people carrying guns and ammos and throwing knives at teddy bears or riding badass bikes and all that stuff.
This one is my second fave from all 4 of the MVs she released for 1989 ("Shake it off" is my fave! partly because the vids so fun and refreshing, and partly because the title sounds like one of Matsujun's songs) :P
( Ready for some Tay-slay? )
It is said that "bad blood" is a song written by Taylor for Katy Perry, because Katy somehow tried to sabotage Taylor's tour by hiring Tay's dancers into her own tour... Regardless of whether the rumor may be tru
e or not, Taylor made a real cool music video :)
"Bandage don't fix bulletholes...................surgery does." :)