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ICON HAS BEEN MY GENERAL FEELINGS AS OF LATE

KAT-TUN and Jin aside...

Surprising that I hadn't posted something for Shige's birthday? XD;
 (Ganbatte trouble_shige !)
I spent much of his birthday tweeting like a mad woman for his Twitter #troubleman trending project and watching Troubleman itself. For the trending project, I was happy to have made it into the top 5 one two accounts. XD; We didn't get far with it but I was happy to see that Shige isn't so unloved. XD; I was also able to finish watching Troubleman series, managing to catch the last episode on tv live streaming. It was a very interesting though somewhat predictable end but I liked it. Though I felt like this whole series could have fit into a full length movie instead of a drama season but it's all good. 8D
I was in a love-hate thing with Be Funky. I didn't dig it at first because really, one of my peeves in some music is the repetition of words or sounds like the Fun-Fun-Funky time or Run-Run-Running high. Sure it helps in the song's catchyness but I'm just really not a fan of it; in fact, it turns me off! XP It's one of the reason I have a hard time liking some K-Pop songs because that affect of repetition annoys the hell out of me. XP

Anyway, for some of the summer, I'm happy to have been able to watch some movies in the theaters! I've come to take advantage of the discount card of our tv cable company that allows us 2 free movie tickets on Thursday in our local theater. XD; Overall, I've been able to see Karate Kid 3, Grown Ups, Toy Story 3, and Despicable Me in the theaters. Today I was supposed to see Inception but ALL the movie showings were sold out. XP;

As for activities, my family and I went to Medieval Times dinner and entertainment show, and then to Jones Beach for fishing~ I first went to Medieval Times when I was in 6th grade for my class' graduation trip where it was super fun then and even about 10 years later I still find it super fun! Our knight died pretty early on in the story though but it was all good remembering the fun. This past week, we went to the beach to go fishing by the beach. It had also been a little more than 10 years since I've been fishing but it's still fun! We weren't greatly prepared for it but even just the act of fishing, no matter how crudely we had, was good enough for me. XD;

AAAAHHHH!!!
I need to mention because... I must, yo!
I'm SUPER happy about NEWS' concerts! I don't care that it's only in two cities for 5 days. I don't care how short it is. I'm just so happy with the thought of NEWS performing on the same stage again. Sure there are lots of aspects of this news that may feel unsatisfying but I don't like complaining at a good thing~

Haha, though I have to admit that the period with this 'lack of news' has compelled me to strive for them even more and did so with material objects. XD;; They're nothing really but they were enough to make me super happy! I received them just a day before Koyama's announcement on KchanNEWS so the more i was all YAY.

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I'll try to write more often. X3;
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    Monster - Arashi
massu rule

HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY MASSU (and 26th to Jin XD;)

HAPPY belated 24th BIRTHDAY MASUDA TAKAHISA!
(I'd give Jin some love too but flying all the way to LA should be enough for now. XD;;)

I remember when Massu turned 20 and I still couldn't help but think, "No way could Massu be 20! He still acts and looks like a kid!"
Massu always carries a 'cute' image and free, welcoming air with his smile. His smile is seriously the brightest thing in the world.
The cuteness is still always with him but lately, I couldn't help but notice and love how really maturely handsome he's been getting (especially in Soukon)!
Massu used to really be wavering on the middle of my ranking list when it came to my favorites in NEWS but he is definitely now my 2nd or 3rd favorite member. (Of course Shige is the 1st; Massu is competing with Ryo for the 2nd spot XD;)
Massu~~~~

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I've been reading Kanjani8's "Honma ni Kanjani8!!" manga, especially due to a certain person's mention of some JE-related manga. Luckily for me, someone with less-than-elementary-level Japanese skills, the manga has the furigana over the kanji, which is really important for me! Kanji is my definite weakness in Japanese; next to grammar. XD; So, I've been trying to loosely translate certain parts for myself. It never goes right.

So, I figured that I should go with something more simple to start with.
When I was in Japan in the summer of 2009, I randomly bought this NEWS episode book called "Peace NEWS" or "Piece NEWS" I'm not sure which! (Judging from the puzzle pieces on the cover it could be 'piece'?) XD;
Haha, I was reading the chapter guide and one of them said "Koyama-kun & Kato-kun's "Dream trip to New York". I was like, "fdsjgshfjgjk MUST BUY." XD;; Thank you so much to one of my Japanese TA's who helped me read what the hell it said. Only because it said New York, my TA excitedly pointed it out to me since it's where I'm from.

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news <3

Da da da dan Let's Fight!

Apparently, this one is taken off from tumblr even though I don't even have one. XD;;

a NEWS meme
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It's that time again for a NEW YORK CITY JE FAN MEET~!
I've been talking back and forth with Shera over the past week or so and finally made a post about it. I'm working the LJ front while she does Facebook. XD

OH! The other night I was hit with like... the crazy idea of upping the level of my crazy fangirlness. I've kind of grown tired of the same old JE karaoke meet-up. I want....
JOHNNY'S ENTERTAINMENT FAN SPORTS FESTIVAL
It sparked from my random desire to play soccer, baseball, anything! And I couldn't help but recall all of JE's sport events and thought it'd be fun to include other fans! I briefly explained some of it in the NYC JE meetup page but i'll do so here too.
I'm thinking like, since real JE boys can't participate, we as the fans can represent a JE idol boy of our choice while we play. Maybe we can create makeshift uniforms for the teams and print the name of the JE boy and maybe a number on the back of a uniform shirt. Two teams would have friendly competition in things like soccer, baseball, basketball, track, etc.
Haha, and since the fans represent a JE boy, it's good for some fangirl fun! It'd be awesome of Aiba or Nino or Kame's representative can be pitcher. Or, a Sho, Hina, Go, Yabu, Tegoshi or whoever play soccer! And we can be rooting for the boys still at the same time. XD;;
I know it sounds crazy but IDC. it sounds like fun to me. XP;;
I really wanna do it in August! I know it'll be but it's what summer is about! Don't just stay inside. Go out and be active and be a JE freak at the same time. XDDDD;
I know I'm crazy.
By the way, I already claim Kato Shigeaki! RAWR.

In other news~~~ I recently bought KAT-TUN's N.M.P album and I really like it! Unfortunately, I'm not to hot on some of the solos but I really liked Maru's. The other songs aside from singles are really good too. On the same day actually, I was in Book-Off and bought KAT-TUN's special Real Face boxset that had the booklet, film, album, and single. It only cost me $20! Just today I received in the mail Kanjani8's Spirits!! concert dvd used from a seller on LJ. It was a good deal too. I'm mildly OCD about getting fresh, clean, new goods straight from the distributor but it's just too expensive. Not only that, I wouldn't want someone's unwanted goods to go to waste and if I were a seller, I would want someone to buy mine if I knew that it was definitely in good condition. Besides, help put some money back in other fans' pockets. XD;;; But what I definitely couldn't pass up was the fact that HMV lowered the price of Kanjani8's Puzzle tour dvd to just under 2000Y!. They were having a %70 off sale and i grabbed it! Shipping was 1200Y but about 3200Y shipped for the new dvd must be good, no? Oh, and between the documentary and dokkiri versions of the Puzzle tour dvd.... you know I gotta go with th DOKKIRI! I can't wait for it to get to me!

As for real life news, my grandmother's sister from Florida is up here in NY for a vacation. However, I kind of don't like how she is NOT sure how long she will be staying. It was hinted about 2 weeks. D: But even her arrival was unexpected. WHY. She's a sweet old lady but I don't understand why she can't stay with her son who lives alone in NY but needs to stay in his 6-family and pet filled home? And she's elderly. OLD. DX Gah, I'm also a little bitter too because last time she stayed here, I had some issues and EVERY TIME and some point in a random night we have to call 911 because of her condition. It's just troublesome and awkward sometimes.

Also, my mom, dad, and 2 brothers had originally planned to go to Florida to vacation and visit Disney World and Universal during the week of 4th of July. BUT because our aunt gave us this surprise visit and we don't know when she's leaving, my dad was forced to postpone. However, maybe it was for the better because he might reschedule it to late August which means my sister and I would be able to join! We wouldn't be able to originally because the both of us have summer classes but they finish within July. I WANT TO GO~

This summer hasn't turned out to be so bad after all~~~ SO FAR. XD;
yokochoo

Johnny's Ranking meme

I just keep stealing things from shigefan1992 . XD

Doing the rankings, I definitely did NOT choose the middle option because that just messes it up for me. Also, it was hard for me because I was judging on how the boys looked in the picture provided! I'm sure that if it was just the name, it might have come out different. X3;;

 
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Today was a good day~

Even though I did very little productive things today (all I did physically was wash my car and EAT), I feel like the day was still able to offer me a lot. XD;

I had to read back at all my Twitter posts so I know what order to go in. XD

First of all, the news about Nino's incident with just slightly injuring a woman who was on her bike last night in Japan drifted a little  to the time when I woke up later. It kind of surprised me to see that J&A banned Arashi member (for those with licenses, sorry Riida) from driving. XD; I was kind of waiting for that to happen but I didn't think that it'd happy. Somehow, it made me happy to see that one of the main reactions to the incident from the fans was begging Johnny's to give the boys a rest. <3

It wasn't long until I got into the hype of adding a twibbon, or twitter ribbon, on my display picture. It was fun seeing my twitlist burst with fandom pride. Now my Shige display pic is crowded. XD;

From there on, it just felt like my twitlist was carrying my mood in the positive direction throughout the rest of the day. XD;

GLEE gave us some full previews of the upcoming album for the finale! Journey to Regionals. I first heard Faithfully from the preview clip and I was already getting sad that I'd have to wait forever AGAIN for more of this series. The Bohemian Rhapsody which i assume has to be Vocal Adrenaline was interesting but the new version of Don't Stop Believin' which now included the rest of the cast left a stronger impression on me. I think I liked it more because i was able to hear the others' voices of New Directions~ But for the final episode of the season, I'm really looking forward to the scene where Somewhere Over the Rainbow is played. Damnit, GLEE.

It amused me greatly how quickly the rumor of Arashi having a new album quickly moved to being confirmed (since some had doubts of the album because of Nino's accident?) AND Arashi is giving a late summer to winter tour too! The tour isn't hitting too many places but they're like all domes! Damn, these boys really do need a rest! But the new album Boku no Miteiru Fukei.... I can't wait. The title of the album is a little different from what I'm used to them but it's all good. Maybe there's some new change! I have been waiting for some new stuff! The singles are cool and all but, album songs, I feel, leave stronger and longer impressions on fans (unless a B-side single song is amazing). I thought about ordering it either at Kinokuniya or HMV but I got caught in the wave of urgency and  ordered from YesAsia. XD;

Arashi's To Be Free new single song is so wonderful like I can't explain. I've put this song along side my favorites with the likes of 5x10. There's just something so calming yet energizing about the same and the lyrics are absolutely uplifting too.

This summer, I am most definitely buying Arashi's Boku no Miteiru Fukei. I am also really going to buy KAT-TUN's No More Pain. I say I'm a KAT-TUN fan but I haven't bought one album at all! And, ya know what, I really feel like KAT-TUN comes out with music that truly caters to my original taste in music before the kirakira of JE's jpop got to me. I also thought about Hey!Say!JUMP's album but I'm just not feeling for it, sorry. Also, I've kind of stopped collecting Kanjani8's singles after they released Puzzle album so I'm not getting the new upcoming single unless it comes with something super awesome. It's just gotten super expensive and I genuinely wasn't feeling the singles like KyuJouShow or Gift. X3;

Is this the part where I should start complaining about the lack of NEWS activity? Haha, well I won't. NEWS will have their turn soon enough. Besides, DareKiss is coming out with the DVD/BluRay releases AND Tegomass got more shows added to their tour! Ryo's doing his movie and soon enough he'll work on his new drama, right? And, I'm guessing that YamaPi will be out there also promoting for his AshitaJoe movie I think. We'll see~~~

The Wonder Girls ft 2PM concert s happening so soon! I still need to find something to wear! The whole day on Sunday gets me kind of worried though mostly because of the predicted thunderstorms on that day. Putting my fear of thunder aside, I would be sad if I couldn't have the JE Meet Up because of the weather. Also, rain would put a downer on the Filipino Independence parade that's supposed to happen too, and as well as the concert. If people had to stand outside, that wouldn't be cool.

Tonight's dinner totally sealed it for me too. XD; My dad cooked Irish corned beef with potatoes and lettuce... my FAVE. I've also been really hungry lately of which I have to blame on the pill antibiotics I've been taking which not only has been causing me nausea but I think it's eating everything I put into my stomach. XP

Anyway, yeah. Today was a good day.

To be free~
  • Current Music
    To Be Free - Arashi
Arashi bus

Arashi's Monster featured on NYC's Z100 morning show's Top of the Charts


Arashi's mention starts on the 3:25 minute mark.

Edited:

American Top of the Charts
Top 40 - Country - Dance/Club - R&B - Rock - Christian - Tropical Latin

World Top Charts
JAPAN - RUSSIA - BELGIUM - FRANCE - FINLAND

I wasn't able to catch the live broadcast on the radio but my sister texted me about it! I recorded the show from this morning on the website's recording of it. I couldn't find the webpage where they would list the songs as well as providing links and videos. Hopefully someone else can find it or maybe they didn't upload it yet!

Z100's Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
massu rule

RAWR I ARE ALIVE!

I'm not dead. I know my activity on LiveJournal says otherwise. XD;
I've just been on Twitter more but that doesn't mean that I don't check LJ often!
I'm kind of glad I don't have that option thing where I'm notified when someone de-friends me. I like the blissfulness of that ignorance when it comes to it. But, I'm really glad that many of ya kept me anyway. I do read your entries you know.

I've been super active on Twitter though! I know I've friended some new people too! If you happen to have one, feel free to add me! I'm @alkoi.

I finished my 3rd year of college a couple of weeks ago and I've just let the freedom of time take me. I have felt restless though but that'll be cured since I'm taking a summer class from my university's Manhattan school. Most of my time has generally been taken over not only by Twitter but also a roleplay I joined a while back, random home chores like driving siblings/parents around, Law&Order: SVU, Glee, and just being so darn lazy. I need a job. XD;

I do feel like I have a lot to do during this summer though.

This weekend is not only my youngest brother's 13th birthday (I think o.o), but also Japan Day in Central Park and the Wonder Girls featuring 2PM all on the same day! Also, I do plan on holding a Johnny's Entertainment Fan Meet-Up during Japan Day no less. That day is also the Filipino Independence Day parade down um... 5th Avenue I think, but , I haven't gone to that in years. I am mildly worried yet excited for the WG/2PM concert though. XD; Instead of preparing for it, like with the music and whatnot, I like to be pleasantly surprised~ I hope. XD But, I am excited to experience it.

Next week, on Friday, my sister, father, and I are leaving for Los Angeles for yes... Jin Akanishi's solo live! XD; I originally wanted to see Jin's first show AND then his last show but my dad convince my sister and I that going to Universal Studios would be a better option. I had also forgotten that June 20th is Father's Day and I don't want my dad to feel left out. X3; I love my daddy... he does so much for us. X3;;; Then, we return to NY on Monday night. It's a short trip. Yes.

The rest of my summer, I predict, will be spent concentrating on my class until July 12th. My family with the exception of me and my sister, thus meaning my dad, mom, and two younger brothers are going to Florida for a vacation for a week around the Fourth of July. Lots of people doing lots of things!

Just this past week or so I finally got a cute haircut from Chinatown, wedding shower of a good family friend, reunification with childhood friends, happyfuntiems in fandom, and just general good fun with friends.

I'm having a lot of fun taking pictures again. I really haven't used my 35mm properly since high school. X3; Film and develop/processing is damn expensive though. DX

This photo I took below is of my dog, Junno, and his legs and the coffee table's leg.
I call it "Three-legged Race" 8D;
  • Current Music
    Hard to Say I Love You - WEAVER
kei times square

Too many mistakes make me sad

Doesn't this disgust you? o___o



So like, I wanted to enter a photography contest in my university so a prepared and tweaked some pictures to try to submits. It's an Asian themed contest so I thought I'd use much of my Japan and like a few US and Philippines pics. But, I fail to read properly and I got the contest topic wrong. Haha, no need to go into details... but whatevs. These were what i was playing with.

Are descriptions necessary? It's 3AM. D:


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Some of probably seen most of them before but what the hell~ it's been over a month since I've wrote an entry. After I watch K8 Countdown, Arashi 5x10, and catch up on other fandom... I'll have more to talk about. X3;;;
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