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Cos the morning/noon rush is finally over.

Woke up rather late this morning... 10:30am, or almost 11? So I stumbled out of bed and went right to my computer... For some reason I didn't start playing games and stuff on my phone in bed... Maybe cos it was late enough already and I'd laid in bed for long enough.

And the first thing I saw? A link to some news about Are You Happy DVD in Japanese... There was something about Japonism Arena too and I was like, what? They released both at the same time? Crap I don't have enough $$$ left???

Turns out that Japonism came with the LE of AYH DVD. So I ordered the LE in blu-ray... and since I'm broke I'll have to wait for my pay to come before I can order the RE in DVD - since the bonus content is the same in DVD for both versions...

So yeah... Then I scrambled to put together my Nihongo Manabu post. My second post in two days thanks to Arashi news... Haven't done a review for that site in like three weeks >< 

Then after putting a basic post together... It was time to pimp the links on FB and stuff... After that I opted to have some lunch before continuing to add information to the post... Then I made the news post to [community profile] storm_freaks ... Together with the jweb updates... And finally I processed some membership applications for SF - both on LJ and DW. And now... I'm done. Kinda. Still have to add more pre-order links to the NM post. But yeah... What a crazy, hectic morning.


The DVD. It's crazy. The sort of bonus it comes with. The LE is basically like... Buy one concert, get one concert free. Only that it's definitely NOT free because the LE is way more expensive than the RE. And the RE? Comes with documentary of the AYH concert... From the time when they were still conceptualizing the concert right till the very end. I heard they filmed rehearsals and all too. GOSH. Rehearsals! Precious precious footage. Must have it... Yes... Need to wait for my pay to come cos I'm broke. Gosh.... I'm totally forced to buy both versions this time... It'll be the first time I'm buying both editions....

Sigh. Second and last week left of my vacation... 

That's all for now I guess... 
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So... I was supposed to be doing confocal this morning... But thanks to the news of Japonism concert DVD release... I ended up doing *some* lab, then spending my time pre-ordering my LE DVD, and of course, making my NM post.

So click here for more information (and pre-order links)!

I was a little late to order I guess... The CDJapan server was already laggy... And I had to refresh a lot... Loads of errors, timeouts and what not.... I didn't even manage to see my order confirmation page lol! But yeah I got the confirmation email (thank goodness that is not delayed!) and later on it showed up properly on my account info so that's good. Forgot to use up my CDJapan points though. Oh wells... :X

Sad that there's no extra footage and stuff. Nope, of course there's no arena footage either. Way too early for that. JE will probably come out with a separate DVD for arena and rip us of our $$$ next year. *shrugs* Can't wait to finally see the Japonism concert though! Ohno's solo and his umbrella magic... Now that'll be interesting.

Okays. I should head down to the lab for some confocal now. Ciao!

Spammmed!

Jan. 1st, 2016 03:10 am
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Gosh.

Feels like such a busy day online today.

Fans are totally spamming the AFPM whatsapp group. And the SF mods group on LINE is pretty noisy too. And then of course... there's facebook. And then I have [livejournal.com profile] sky_fish7 chatting me up on LINE too, thanks dear! Happy New Year! And people posting new year FB status greetings... and other people sending (ok, and me sending too) new year greetings from all over...

A cut, because I'm long winded as usual. )

That's all for this super long, and very spaced out post. 
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Crazy crazy crazy! It started with a tweet...

I didn't believe it at first because what... 1st Jan? It's way too soon, on a public holiday, and it's not a Wednesday. But JE/Arashi keeps surprising us eh?

Miyagi BLAST DVD (And Bluray) is out!!! And will be released on the 1st of Jan next year! Maybe it'll come with the new year greeting post cards thing or whatever, since the first press edition says it coems with a 'letter set'. We'll see. Already pre-ordered my DVD copy on CDJapan... goodbye money!

I'll be updating my post on NM as more info comes out!

Finally...

Apr. 28th, 2015 05:34 pm
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Got to watch the encore of the BLAST concert yesterday. Yes, it's in Disc 2. No wonder I felt something was wrong when watching the concert last time lololol. I was really tired by the time I finished watching the concert so yeah, it didn't occur to me that in the DVD the concert part might spill over to disc 2 because of the storage size differences between bluray and DVD.

The lazy me finally finished translating their ending speeches too. Well, basically I just slacked the whole weekend again. No surprise there. Slacked, slept, and read Fairy Tail. Now finished reading all the currently available chapters of Fairy Tail... and reading Hunter x Hunter next. Lololol.

Anyway, was directed to this very insightful post on tumblr from aibaka. This detective has pointed out the songs from day 1 and day 2 footage. Apparently it was a mixture. I'd never ever spot such details. Esp after starting subbing. All I pay attention to is the talk. I don't even hear the BGM at times. I just concentrate on the talk! Like the news clip about Aiba's new drama. I wasn't paying attention to the BGM at all, I was listening attentively to their talk. After watching the video I was like... 'wait, you mean they played AoKimi? Oh right that's why you asked me to watch that clip in the first place...'

Like the Zero G PV making too. I didn't see the broken tile AT ALL because I was just all focused on listening. Straining my ears to hear their talk and what not... I'm using my ears more than my eyes.

Did a bunch of BLAST today. NCBI BLAST. What a coincidence that I just finished Hawaii BLAST yesterday lolol! Took me a while to remember what blasting was about when she asked me today lol. Only after a while did I realise that, I certainly should not have forgotten because that was what I did all day long for my freaking FYP. tblastn. And the NCBI website was pissing me off today. It just kept going back to the homepage when I was submitting my query. Wtf? I don't remember having that problem before. Last time it was just slow. Really slow. I had to wait over a minute sometimes for the query to be processed. (And that sucks because we were doing hundreds, maybe thousands of queries... pretty much the whole project was on that) At least it didn't keep sending me back to the homepage. Querying was much faster today, provided it actually starts querying and not sending me back to the freaking homepage. Lololol.

Oh wells. At least I finished with my experiments for the day. Well... loads of failures this week. Repeated 3 times yesterday... but it still failed anyway. Lol. At least now I can be sure that it's the reaction and not me. Yeah.

Rights... shall head home... soon? Till next time!

DVD oh DVD

Apr. 16th, 2015 11:13 pm
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So I was checking out the set list post that I made previously...

Cos well... there's a set list on the back of the DVD, but see it doesn't write where the video inserts are.

And I finally realised why the concert video is so freaking weird

Not only were the MC parts removed... the encore greetings and well their ending speech is gone. Thus the feeling that 'where's my encore?', when I was watching. No glamorous heli exit either.

Sigh.

Oh and...

The bad English subs are freaking hardsubbed onto the video. And really big. Gosh. So troublesome. Gahhhhhhh.

Allergy

Apr. 14th, 2015 06:21 pm
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Woots. For once! I finally have some bit of free time today... well it's actually already after working hours so... at least I'm not ending late today! Anyway I'd like to post an update on BLAST DVD.

As I said in my previous post... I came home last night to a big box on my desk! My DVD had arrived! Yatta! Opened the box together with my sis XD Well it was a 'sitting down together and going gaga over the box thing' (for one I wasn't even sitting down). I was darn freaking hot (weather is really hot in sg now) after just returning home, tired and we were trying to figure out how to open the damn box (they taped it really well).

Anyway I did watch disc 1 last night... My lappy asked me to change my dvd drive region to region 2... (I'm from region 3), and I did. 4 more changes left for me... only later did I google and find out that you can bypass the change by using vlc or another player.... dunnoe. Too late. I might have problem playing the Arashi DVD reprints I got from Taiwan/msia next time though... those should be region 3...? Didn't get asked to change regions before this. Pffft. Oh wells. Besides Arashi stuff I don't watch/buy other DVDs. (And even then, not often, I'm trying not to make a habit out of this)

Anyway, I think I have a new allergy...

Yes. Allergy.

To bad subs.

Bad subs again? You ask.

Yes. Again. And this time, it's really freaking vomiting blood kind of bad. And it's 'official' subs at that. Goodness. Like. Seriously.

JE hire me please?

I though not very good jweb translations were bad enough... but bad DVD subs! And it's Hawaii BLAST at that! Arashi! Of all their artists! And 15th year anniversary! In Hawaii! How many overseas fans will be watching the DVD and reading the subs and 1) believing the wrong thing, 2) wondering what the hell is going on with the bad English.

So yeah.

Sadly I didn't enjoy the concert much last night.

Not that the concert wasn't good. But just many other things that contributed to me not being able to enjoy myself properly while watching it.

1) I was tired.

2) I've been really busy at work, and I stayed till pretty late (by my standards) at work last night to finish an experiment... and the results showed that I the monster experiment I did last week just failed miserably. And it was at a step that shouldn't have any problems too. Just usual pipetting, which I'm really good at. I can't possibly mess that up. Honest! So yeah... Not in a particularly joyful mood yesterday. Have been too busy to even be excited about BLAST DVD leaks/release so...

(Side note on the experiment: I think it's the protocol not being optimised, and not a mistake on my part. Phew.)

3) I was really, really pissed at the bad subs. Well the subs goes like this... they let you pick with you want to watch with or without subtitles. Of course I picked the with option. And then there's all their song lyrics, the 'aloha' and what not...

Then there are video inserts, if you read the set list, or concert reports you'll know that they showed videos of Arashi going to visit the harbour, to see the boat they debut in... and visit some road they went to 15 years ago. Those parts are English subbed. (Japanese subs are there too.) I guess they subbed it for the actual live concert so that overseas fans can understand. Only that it's badly subbed. All the hallmarks of a bad subbed video! Missing lines, wrong meaning, bad grammar... If it's for the actual concert... ok, it's rushed (but still, I could have done a way better job in a single day)... but for the DVD? Couldn't they at least get someone to vet and edit it? Even the English is off! That's just... arghs seriously!

There's also parts where they asked each member for their thoughts. I guess this was filmed way in advance, the subs were of better quality. Still spotted a few wrongly translated things though. Including a really ridiculous one. Subs say that Aiba said: so we are really putting great fire.

He was talking about the concerts... putting great fire? Huh?! Like what? Suddenly talking about them playing with fire? Or the fire ball effects? o.O

Actually, he said 気合い入れて, and in the context it meant to give it their all. And this is really elementary Japanese too...

No seriously JE? I'm sure good translators in Japan are dime a dozen. Can you hire a good translator? At least for 'important' things like the DVD? If not, just don't include any subs?

Heck, even I can do a way better job than that! And that's really ridiculous!

4) No MC parts. AGAIN. Freaking JE. WHY WHY WHY WHY WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
MCs are seriously my favourite part. WHY NO MC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm crying now cos of that. I don't think it's in disc 2 either?

5) No ending speech either. WTH? They used day 1 footage... where Ohno cried in his ending speech... if you don't want to show the crying parts then... at least cut in the day 2 ending speech for us? T.T Or will this be in the documentary?

6) Day 1 footage. No raining scene. I heard that it's in disc 2 though! That's great. I really hope that it's in disc 2. I wanna see!!!

So yeah... overall I didn't enjoy myself much while watching it yesterday. I think my mood had a lot to do with why I didn't enjoy it last night though. And I've not watched disc 2 so I hope some of the missing parts are in disc 2.

Woots it's so late already hahaha!

Ok! Photos! Then I'm heading HOME!

Photos! Loads of them! )

Rights.

That's all for now! Hope you'll get your copy of the DVD/Bluray soon too! (if you ordered that is :P)
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Yes! It's here! I came home last night to see a huge box from CDJapan on my table. My LE DVD BLAST is here! I'll try and post some photos... tmr or something. Just finished watching disc 1... and I'll post my comments on it tmr/later this week too.

Just wanted to say... ITS FREAKING HERE! The first ever thing I ordered from CDJapan! Whoohooo!
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CDJapan servers are dying... from the flood of Arashi fans trying to pre-order Arashi BLAST DVD. Ok. And I was one of the crazy ones. I pre-ordered my first ever Arashi item. And I think... that'll be the only Arashi good I'll buy this year. I've been spending like crazy and that's really no good. Not just on Arashi... but my books, on food... it's like... the pandora's box from being overly controlled last year still has not been closed. It's about time to stop huh? After buying Arashi waku waku goods last year... I still bought Digitalian... and recently I got some magazines and more Japanese storybooks. Gah.

But the pre-ordering. The site loaded slower and slower... I thought the pre-order won't go through! Or that it will run out of stock before I manage to get it. I didn't even see the final confirmation page after payment processing! It was only till I got the email notification that I knew my order went through! Crazy! Second time I'm ordering from CDJapan, but the first time the goods wasn't for myself :P So this is really just the first time!

Anyway, so screencaps from the English Jweb about the release!







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So I did it! Watched VSA, and a few CMs I downloaded previously, as well as the Kenshin 2nd movie promotion... and finally, LOVE DVD, followed by the 1st Kenshin movie.

Let's talk about the Kenshin movie since I've just watched it, and there is less to frail about...

I loved it! So much action! Of course there was some parts that was changed from the anime/manga, but that's to be expected though and the movie was done really really nicely. I love the actors they found/make up used, they really look similar to the manga/anime character! Like the Jin-e guy. And the police officer... not Saitou... but the bespectacled guy who barely had any scenes and is such an unimportant character that he's name is not in the wiki. And well I can't remember this name from the anime/manga already cos its been about a year since i last watched the anime, and even longer since I read the manga... (that and I have a bad memory for names). Ahhh Kyoto fire next... that part is really exciting! Can't wait to watch it in the cinema! But its split into twoooo! Ahhhh! More waiting :( Hmm that guy with the 'evil' kanji on his back... what's his name again? I keep forgetting his name! Ah yes Sanosuke. I don't like that character that much though, he kinda looked a bit too different from the anime. Quite a waste haha. They kinda rushed his introduction too... Well guess they just didn't have time for a longer intro like it is in the anime. That's why Yahiko's intro was cut out too... maa it can't be helped. The movie isn't as long as the anime after all. But yay! I'm now ready to watch the next movie in the cinema! Hahaha! XD

Now on to LOVE DVD. Finally finally watched it... watched the DVD followed by the funky dance instructions too. Now i finally have a better idea what the funky dance is like, though I can't remember it hahaha! But the concert... ahhhh. Love it! The starting... ai wo utau... wished that intro was a little longer though. I was kinda surprise their first proper song was breathless - yes I can't remember their set list. It didn't fit that puffy, feathery outfit at all to me! Well I'm not that fond of them dancing in such puffy outfits anyway. I know it's the cover the other outfit below but still... Its fine if they are just... standing there and you watch them not too closely from afar... but then they started dancing and naturally I'd pay more attention to each of them but... all I can see is how the are 'shrunken' in that huge outfit, they are totally 'neckless'! They do look grand and princely in those puffy feathery stuff, hence the reason they were wearing those in the opening... but meh, I prefer the outfit underneath more! Hahaha! Well I think feathery stuff can work at times, like it did for one love in a particular concert. But breathless? No no no!

Hmm... confusion came on pretty early, and I love the dance choreo, it made me like the song more for sure. Intergalatic was just pure love. Love the outfit, love the 'dance'. If you even call standing still like robots dance. Hahaha! But I still loved it anyway! I love the slow motion stepping out part that they only filmed for a very short while, and I especially loved it when the 5 of them were just standing still and those back dancers marched through and pass them. Loved that so much! (yes, sorry for my lack of vocab.) That was just too cool. The rest of the formation marching/dance was very cool too, very nicely thought out.

The next highlight had to be monochrome-paradox-calling for sure. You know, I never particularly liked the song, didn't listen to that song much, and so much so that I couldn't remember the name of the song when watching the perf. I had to ask J for the name and only then I realized that it’s the much fussed about monochrome. Yeah, before that I was wondering, is it really that good? I didn't really like the song THAT much in the album. But gosh. It just killed me! That and the dance segment in between. Ahhhhhhhh! It was crazy good! Love how they linked from J's solo to monochrome, using the same chair. Ohhhhhh the shiny gold and black outfits and the dance moves. Ahhh so full of dance! Feels like they danced the most in that portion of the entire concert. And when they rip off the outer jackets to reveal the sleeveless outfits underneath while doing paradox... ah that was so hot! Love sho and his badass rapper hoodie with gold trimmings. Well everybody except for Nino that is. And seeing the recent AnShi, I can guess why they let him off the hook and gave him an outfit with the mesh net sleeve. He's just waaaay too skinny! Hahaha! The intergalactic outfit was cool in a spacey, futuristic way, but gosh monochrome/paradox was the real kakkoii one! Esp the dance in between ahhhhhhh that was just too cool!

Ohno's solo, he sure danced a lot this time! I only watched it once though, gotta watch it more times maybe... but a lot of details in his dance, yes it certainly did make me like that solo more! Nino's solo was... he looked pretty comical to me haha. Maybe it was the yellow outfit as well. Sho's was... ok... well tbh I'm not that fond of that song in the first place (oh wells, let's just face it, I only love fast tempo, upbeat, catchy songs)... and sadly that solo left the least impression in my mind. They did use that 'last man left dancing' thing again though, in the pre-paradox dance segment. Yeah that part was pretty cool. Oh Nino's falling down thing when he disappeared for his solo was cute XD As was the whole rock tonight song. Jun stroking Ohno's face, Sakuraiba butt slapping. They were just so playful! XD Aiba's solo was sad. He sang it beautifully and it achieved that sadness that he intended to convey. And it fitted him somehow. It didn't feel awkward like I felt with some on his other solos... like janakute? I didn’t really like that so much, after his upbeat magical song, I felt that janakute was like... neither here nor there? Maybe its cos I've been listening to more Aiba solos ever since I did the mixlr broadcast, like hello goodbye and friendship. Idk... but I think he did well for this solo. Despite his usual very cheerful self, he was able to pull off this sad song perfectly. Then again, he's always been the emotional one and the crybaby amongst Arashi. Plus, he wrote this song for his granddad who passed away so it is no wonder why he was so emotional when singing it. Okay, he didn't actually write the song himself, but he said that he was quite involved with the song writing/creation process. The song is supposed to be his letter/message to his granddad after all. I didn't know about that happening during his filming for last hope till much later... and only then did I learn about the meaning of his solo even though i've been listening to it for a while...

Funky dance, it was nice to see the audience all dancing together... pretty amazing really. Everyone in the audience, putting in the time and effort before hand to learn the dance moves... and then cooperating to make the performance a success. The waves part were really nice! Hmm what else...? Ah. The ending song. Ai wo utau with the globe. That was just so grand, so grand. It totally fits the 'grandness' of the song. Loved that song, and loved the concert perf. I was pretty amused to see the flowers all lined up in the center of the stage when they came out for the encore XD That was a nice touch. And they could not have done that if not for the globe. I guess they probably thought 'ok, since we got the globe covering the stage, let's do something on stage since we won't get such a chance otherwise. And POOF, the stage was covered in flowers! Hahaha. Hmm pity they didn't like... personalize their concert tees this time. Oh I love sho's jeans though. With the two big sparkly arashi logo behind. So cute! XD But for the tees... they didn’t really personalize it for last year's arafes either. I wonder why hahaha. Maybe they've outgrown the 'cut your own tee' phase? Or did they decide to ban cutting your own tee after Aiba cut his holes too big hahaha! Somehow I especially loved their concert tee outfits this time. Like after all the fanciful outfits, it felt nice to see arashi just like that, stripped of all the costumes and in just what they could probably be wearing at home... Like... the bare arashi. Somehow I'd never had that feeling before. But i really liked them in the concert tee this time. Well I do love the tee shirt too. Maybe it's precisely because it's not been decorated that's why I feel that way? All five of them wearing the same tee shirt, that you could well be wearing at home. Nothing fanciful. It's like seeing the sugao of arashi. I can't find a proper word for that in English. The dictionary meaning is just 'face with no make up', but it means more than just not putting on cosmetics, its like stripping a person down, pulling away all the masks, and what not. Doesn't really mean 'honesty or frankness' either, its more of a showing their real self rather than being honest. Honest is more like saying the truth. Sugao can just mean showing your real self. Without speaking anything. just showing people the real you. Yeah, somehow I reeally liked that part of the concert a lot. Seeing the real Arashi.

Mamaa... about Japanese... I was watching the kenshin movie I downloaded from torrent, and the file came with English soft subs, so I just left the subs as it is - it auto plays anyway... but alas. Idk who did the subs, but its not the official subs for sure... but it was atorcious. Feels like as much as half of the subs were wrong. And by wrong the meaning was greatly off! Totally off! Not like the conan movie where it was just a little off, this was terrible! I downloaded another subs by someone on LJ originally, I think that would be way better quality. But no matter, I understood pretty much everything without the subs anyway (else I would not know that the subs are wrong!)

Hmm well. So two words.
素顔 (がお, sugao) -
1. Face with no make-up; unpainted face.
2. Honesty; frankness.
As I tried to explain earlier... it can be used in a more... broad? sense to mean showing a person's true/real self. And that's how it is often used when you watch their variety shows. Like seeing the real self of XXX guest on AnShi etc...

阿片 (アヘン, ahen) - Opium
Well this was from Kenshin movie. It's not the first time I came across this word. Well the first would be when I watched Kenshin anime hahaha! XD But yup, if you watch either the movie or anime, you'll hear them say this word like... a million times XD
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Ah it’s a good day/week for arashi fans. Or bad... depending on how you look at it...

Well the undeniably good part is stuff like.... the wonderful AraFest yest and today (and more to come... even next year too!!!?!?!!!)... share house SP with all FIVE at last yayyyyy!

Popcorn album + live tour... omg so much things really...!

The bad part...? Well... its just the pathetic state of my wallet... :X

I've still yet to order any arashi goods/CDs/dvds online so far... it does makes me feel bad to erm... not financially show my support... but I'm broke now T.T Well my sis did buy a whole lot of arashi albums and concert dvds in taiwan though XD

And yes concerts...! Of cos its every fan's dream to go to a live concert (or many many more concertsssss), but ATM its still not possible for me. Well I'm quite content now with reading all the fan reports and stuff tho... XD


Ahhhhhhh and now there's the stupid popcorn that's once again sooo tempting to buy..... but my mum just yelled at me last week for having so little $ left in my debit card account.... but... but... its not like i have a lot of $ to save up! I don't get much weekly pocket $ to began with... ok... I'm a lazy pig and didn’t teach tuition for pocket $ in uni so..... ah well... all my own fault T.T

And now my sis is nagging at me to get an iphone 5 like almost everyday... cos she can't stand how slow my iphone 3gs is.... -.-''' haiz.

Ok i should just shut up and go look at some company sites... :X

but meh!!!!! so much exciting stuff to watch on tv + read...! ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! i was on total arashi high yest reading translations of their secret talk and then listening to the talks! And the short news clips today!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! AND OF COURSE ALL THE CONCERT REPORTS!!!!!! I was laughing to myself like a retard while reading the con reports on the train this morning! And i think there's more con reports of yesterday that i've yet to read... AND THERE WILL BE MORE LATER TO READ WAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!! <3 you all! haha... my sis was saying... all those ppl who write fan reports are irritating! Cos they get to go watch the concerts (and many of them go for multiple days!) and then they come and write reports to tease us who don't get a chance to go (she doesn’t mean it seriously of cos)... hahaha

maaaaaaaaaaaaaa.... arashi is really on a roll yes? Waku waku for the 2nd time... then AraFest... then Popcorn! CDs wise there's what? Wild at heart, facedown, your eyes... and of cos the MEGA compilation album UraAraMania, and the studio album popcorn... feels like even more stuff then 5x10! yeah during 5x10 there was like hefty, crazy 6 singles! But this year is kind of like.. having 3 rounds of concerts? Waku, AraFest... then popcorn... goodness...! JE is really good at milking fans of all their savings haha :P

AraFest is...... ahhhhhhhh gosh... just hearing all the stuff they did makes me soooo excited! My sis already swore she'll be buying the album if she goes taiwan on hol next year (i think its still cheaper in taiwan than sg? main thing is, when on holiday our parents will give us like extra $ to spend when we go overseas :P XD )

Stuff like... arashi as backdancers for arashi! Haha i saw old con videos where they actually did that... where like... solos aren't really solos in that the other members were dancing together and even chipped in and sung a bit... and goshhhhhhhhhhhhh arashi, all 5 of them, doing SHAKE IT IS LIKE OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhh I'm just imagining them all thrusting their hips and J n Nino grinding against each other most suggestively... and nino's gimick game muahahaha... and Oh-chan's rain ahhhhh OMG!!!!!!!!! And ohmiya Sk making a comeback is <3!!!!! I hope none of it gets cut out from the DVD T.T AND I WANT TO SEE ALL THE BLOODY HELL MCS DON'TYOU DARE CUT ANY OUT LIKE LAST YEAR'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like seriously! All the random crap they sprout!!!!!!! ITS PRECIOUS AND I WANT TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

hahaha... i've still not seen an ohmiya sk performance... well i did see a fanvid once but the quality was quite bad and i couldn’t tell what the heck they were doing T.T yes i heard they do all sort of crap in that ridiculous crap costume that's all shiny and with huge feathers and i sooo want to see it!!!!!!!!!!! aahhhhhhhhhh.

Ah yes... now we can make it is stuck in my head... cos just now i went out with my sis + her friend... and while having desert some song started playing and i was like... sounds really really familiar, but the lyrics where in chinese and sound totally new to me... so i just dismissed it as a song i've probably hear play a lot outside and went back to the conversation... when my sis stopped and then suddenly asked... do you know this sound... than i realised! Its we can make it! The tune at least... re-written (what do you call it?) and sung in chinese... and its now a love song hahaha... i know that several arashi tunes have been used in chinese songs - once my sis + my fellow arashi fan ex-classmate heard it in one of the shopping centers... but the music was really soft + i didn’t know much arashi songs and that time, so we didn’t figure out which arashi song it was... so yeah... this was the 1st time i've encountered a 'chinese arashi song' since i became an arashi fan proper hahaha

Enough for now. I shall stop here and... go read some fan reports or something :P
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So i was bored... and i decided to see what that weird video on my desktop is about... turns out to be a recording my sis made of the RJ CO (chinese orchestra) playing Kitaro's Matsuri...


My dad loves classical music, and he bought loads of CDs and played them often when i was young... so thanks to the constant listening i quite like many of the pieces too... I'd recognise the piece, but obviously i didn’t know the name... like i didn’t know that characteristic tune was Kitaro's Matsuri till my sis played it for me the other day... and according to my sis, my dad has a Gold edition version CD with that track too (no surprise, I'm sure i had it loads of times before when i was young...) so i went searching for it. Unfortunately, i didn’t find it... guess it's in my parent's room... which i don't want to search now since my dad is sleeping...


EDIT: ok... i went in anyway (thankfully i ddint wake my dad) and found it! Yes, i've seen the disk tons of times before alright... actually was wondering if this was the one and it was... the weird eye like thing at the front. Never knew it was by kitaro though... i was always more facinated with pictures rather than words....


EDIT EDIT: gg.com. Empty case with no CD. AGAIN. NOW WHERE DID THE CD GO TO??? T.T Did pa bring it to the car? Or?!@!!@#!#!#@ T.T


Anyways… here's the CD cover… wow… the copyright at the back says 1990… really old eh? I wonder if the cover still looks like this now?


IMG 1978


However among the messy piles of cd covers, papers, and disks... i found arashi's AAA disk 1!!!!!! -.-'''


That Disk went missing BEFORE i got to watch it... i asked my sis to pass me the concert dvd after she's done with it and lo and behold... one disk was missing when i opened the box!!!! That was like... last year... no wait... last last year! Gosh... that DVD has been missing for over a year! I'd already given up hopes of finding it... so yay, now i've got a concert to watch! Have not watched that concert yet, although i found it online. Its like, i've got the DVD, of course i should watch the nice HD version right? But wait, that stupid disk went missing -.-'''


Woots, after a long time... i finally can watch the concert! <3


 


Here's my finally complete Arashi Around Asia+ in Dome DVD...


IMG 1977

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Ah that was fast... the videos are made private already :( sad... but its to be expected sooner or later... either that or it'll get taken down...

Nino's solo wasn’t his best performance imo... sakurai was funny... all i remember was the feathery fans circling about him :P ohno's dance was as sleek as ever... MJ's solo showed off his nice, well-trained body... and aiba... i liked his solo the least so far, but i like his performance the best! His cute dance with the chair and the song... its like there's no other way the dance could have gone and it fitted together just perfectly. All along i never quite got the mood of the song, never quite understood how it'll match with aiba's hyperactiveness... but after watching him dance, it suddenly so clear and so easy... loved it <3

hmm... in terms of which performance i'd like to watch again most...:
1st place goes to aiba and his chair XD
2nd place: i wont ever get sick of ohno's dancing. he didn’t move much while singing this time round... i think he's getting old :(
3rd place: MJ and his successive unbuttoning of the shirt... *drools*
4th place: sakurai and the fans. (as in the thing, not the people)
5th place: sorry... nino's in last... i just don't see why i should spend 5+mins staring at an almost unmoving person strumming the guitar... well for 1 you can't expect too much from the recordings of fancams, 2 i generally don't like slow songs, 3 he didn’t sing very well imo? like the studio recording was better :(
somehow it just lacked that soulful, magical feel to it like how i was drawn to download his performance of kako before i even finish listening to the song. ok... i watched the HQ dvd version of that, so that makes a lot of difference too :P

but in the end... arashi is still arashi and i love them <3 can't wait for the dvd to come out... and gosh...! i hope that sho's bday celebration will make it into the dvd... please...!

Once again i gotta thank Masakibaby1224 for sharing the fanvids!
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Saw the links to fanvid of beautiful world performances being posted on youtube...! Not sure how long they will stay up so watch them asap XD Thanks to Masakibaby1224 for sharing these!!! <3 you!

Opening Greetings


Nino's Solo


Aiba's Solo


Sakurai's Solo


Matsumoto's Solo


Ohno's Solo


Energy Song

Thanks to Masakibaby1224 for sharing this!

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