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[sticky post] LJ/DW & About Me

So while I primarily use DW right now, I decided to create another LJ account to crosspost to. So welcome to my LJ Blog.

Things to know about me:

I am a university graduate trying to figure out what to do with my life while fangirling over various idol groups (namely Arashi, NEWS, KAT-TUN, HSJ and Yamapi) and seiyuu units, as well as dramas and anime. I've been an Arashi fan only for the last few months, but I've fallen in love with them as individuals and as a group. My bias is probably MatsuJun, but I love all the members pretty equally.

I've been a fan of anime ever since I started going to university. I'd seen anime as a child, but it was mainly dubbed anime and I had grown out of it as I grew up. After I graduated from high school, I was reintroduced to anime and found myself drawn into the various stories and haven't looked back since. After being exposed to anime, I started looking into the voices behind the characters which led to the discovery of various seiyuu units. I'm a major fan of seiyuus and seiyuu units that debuted under the Kiramune label. Tetsuya Kakihara, Miyu Irino, Nobuhiko Okamoto & Trignal (Ryohei Kimura, Tsubasa Yonaga & Takuya Eguchi) are some of my favourites. I also love watching various anime events, but one of my favourites is the UtaPri Maji Love Live stage events.

I'm open to making new lj friends so feel free to leave a comment if you happen to stumble across my LJ hehehe :)

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Update

It's been ages since I last posted. My cousin and his two kids recently came for a few days which was nice. His kids are all kinds of crazy energetic but they're adorable hehe.

I finally managed to finish 99.9 S2 and I loved it so much. I love Jun as Miyama hehehe. Now I've been watching Black Pean and omg I love Tokai. Nino is so good. Saeki and Nishizaki are so dodgy, I don't want either of them to get the chair or whatever it's called that they're aiming for. I love the combination of Tokai and Nekota as well - they're like two peas in a pod hehe. There's only 3 more episodes left which makes me sad, but I also can't wait to find out what exactly happened between Tokai-otousan and Saeki-sensei.

I was watching HanaHare for a time and while it is good, I happen to be on Team Tenma (I'm sorry, but I love the whole ideal of childhood friends being in love), so it's starting to get really painful because I know that Haruto and Oto are the endgame ship, so I've stopped watching it. Maybe I'll come back to it eventually when the whole series is subbed, but for now I've dropped it. Hirano Sho is really good though. I feel like I also watched HanaHare for the cameos of people from HanaDan *cough* Jun *cough*. I might just watch clips of those people cameoing... I'm hoping they get the entire F4 to cameo together... or have Doumyoji & Makino together... it's unlikely, but a girl can dream hehe.

I watched the VSA ep with King&Prince subbed and omg they're so much fun. I loved the intro talk as well hehehe. On first impression, Nagase Ren is my current favourite. I love their debut single as well hehehe.
I've also been watching AniShi and I've been loving the This is MJ/MJ Club segments - I love how Jun gets to have all his friends on and do whatever he wants to do hehehe. Sho's new segment is really fun, and I love Ohno's fishing segment too hehehe.

After watching some of HanaHare, and since I was pretty much on Team Tenma from the start, I started watching dramas and movies that had Tenma's actor in it... I have a newfound love for Nakagawa Taishi hehehe. I also realised I had previously watched him in the remake of Minami-kun no Koibito on Netflix ages ago hehe. I quite enjoyed Kyou no Kira-kun though hehe.

Omg I'm so excited for Arashi's Untitled Concert DVD to come out next week! One more week! I'm especially excited for Arashi-Kai - it looks like so much fun! My fave idols in a living room watching their own concert and talking hehehe. I also want to see the songs that have multi-angles... next week is going to be so good... Plus the Incredibles 2 is coming out! Such a flashback to my childhood, I can't wait hehe.

Speaking of childhood, I've been loving the Clear Card arc of Cardcaptor Sakura. When I was a child, CCS was one of my favourite anime (although at the time I watched it in English). I eventually rewatched the series and movies in Japanese, which I find much better on the ears hehe. There's only one episode left, which I understand, because it's pretty much up to date with the manga, but I hope they have another season later when there's more manga content. There's no way they can resolve everything in one episode after all. There's still so many unanswered questions.

I watched the Fantasy on Ice ice shows !! Omg Yuzu is so graceful and adorable at the same time... and he jumped again! Go Yuzu! :)

Anyway, that's all for now.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

It's 2018! 2017 went by so quickly! 2017 Had a lot of ups and downs around the world, but if there's one thing I remember from the last year, it was me falling into the JE fandom. 2017 is the year where I fell in love with Arashi, NEWS & KAT-TUN.

I spent Christmas with my relatives this year, which was a lot of fun. We haven't had a big Christmas party for a while. My cousins were adorable, especially my 1yo cousin and my nephew. One of my cousins from my other side came to stay with us for a few days as well.

I livestreamed Kouhaku and Johnny's Countdown last night. Super happy that the white team won! And then JCD... KAT-TUN IS COMING BACK! SO EXCITED HEHEHE. I had a feeling that KT was the big announcement that was hinted at, and I was super happy that my prediction was correct. And they debuted a new song for Kame's drama! It was super late here when it was airing in Japan, so I was pretty much fangirling at around 2am. Since Arashi (minus Nino) was coming from NHK after Kouhaku, I was hoping to see them wearing Nino jackets. When they arrived, well I didn't get Nino jackets, but their costumes made them look like princes and halfway into their performance... EVERYONE HAD NINO MASKS. It was so good, and there was a cute photo of Nino on the display screen. I can't believe they got all the people on stage with them to wear Nino cutout masks as well hehehe.

I currently have two movies I want to watch - The Greatest Showman, and Coco. I couple months back I heard Zac Efron & Zendaya's duet "Rewrite the Stars" and I loved it. I hadn't really been paying too much attention to movie releases/upcoming movies, so I looked up the Greatest Showman, and now I really want to see it. I think I'm seeing it sometime this weekend.

The Winter Olympics is this year! I'm praying for Yuzuru Hanyu to be completely recovered and at the top of his game by the time Worlds and the Olympics come around. He had to pull out of NHK Trophy after an injury and he's been out of competitions ever since... I'm glad that he's still part of the JP team for the Olympics though, since he had to skip Nationals as well. Get better soon, Yuzu! Ganbare!

Well this post has been completely all over the place (my DW has issues sometimes and doesn't let me make posts on some of my computers - I'm using the Quick Update feature to even type this up), but HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Various Fangirling

 So its the last week of October, Arashi's album came out last week, and it's been on repeat ever since.  I love their new album.  Like, I REALLY love their new album.  It's so good!  I wasn't sure what to expect, with it being called Untitled, and a few spoiler tweets on twitter, but having listened to the album now I really love it.  I love every song hehehe.  It's really hard to pick favourites with this album, but I feel like Green Light, Yoru no Kage, and Song for You are my absolute faves, but the rest of the songs aren't too far behind.  It's too hard to rank them XD

I've also recently gotten into KAT-TUN (I know, even though they're currently on their charging period), and I really like them.  Not as much as I like Arashi of course, but Arashi, KAT-TUN and NEWS are probably my fave Johnnys groups.  While MatsuJun will always be my #1 bias, I have secondary biases from each group hehehe (in their original form).  I've recently been loving Kame - he's so cute!  I've been watching old Cartoon KAT-TUN episodes and they're all such dorks.

There's been so much going on for Arashi recently.  Oh!  I watched the VSA ep with MatsuJun and Narratage and I adored it.  Quiz Matsumoto Jun was one of the best segments I've seen, and I seriously hope they do this again for future episodes with a member on the guest team.  The Bet de Arashi episode was also really fun - I've been missing that hehehe.  Their performance on Music Station was also really good - I have to say, I love Ohno's back roll on MatsuJun hehehe.  I'm looking forward to the next AniShi episode because This is MJ with Ikuta Toma!  Gimme that revenge match ehehehe.  Of course I still want MJ to win, but it's always fun when another Johnnys battles against him XD.

I started watching SakiBoku!  I'm loving it so far hehehe.  I like the new Arashi song used for it as well and can't wait for the single to be released.  I'm also thinking of watching Koyama's drama, but it really depends if someone ends up picking it up.  I might watch it anyway, just for Koyama and to fangirl with my friend lol.  We'll see.

The Grand Prix Series in Figure Skating has started!  Although I pretty much only follow Yuzuru Hanyu hehehe.  Even though he only got second in the 1st competition, I have no doubt he'll be awesome by the GPF !  And he landed his 4Lz!  I wonder if he's going to keep it for the Olympics... I also want to see him land his 4A next season hehehe :P

So, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns recently came out in my country, and I have been playing it non-stop for about a week.  I've pretty much marathoned it to the point that my character has gotten married and completed the first two farming tips... I'm going to back off for a bit lol.  Hopefully not for as long as I did with the first Story of Seasons, since I've completely forgotten what I was doing for that.  I have most of the animals, but I want to unlock the Brown Alpaca and the Llama... and maybe get more pets at some point.  I also want to raise the byproduct level of some of my animals so I can get material for new clothes...  Plus I want to get all the expansions for the house hehehe.  I'll get around to those eventually.  Although I feel like it might be on hold for longer than I plan it to be, since Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon is coming out soon and I'll probably shift my focus to that lol. Oh well, as long as I remember what I was doing in game, it should be fine !

Sep. 25th, 2017

It's the last week of September!

I've been fangirling for the last few weeks or so.  Arashi released the tracklist and album covers for their new album and I am loving the units hehehe.  Also the preview for Mikan!  Super excited for the album XD.  I do not regret only preordering the regular edition hehehe.  While the booklet would have been nice, I'm happy enough with what I will get XD.  One of these days I'm going to find some decent individual pictures of Arashi for my phone wallpaper (but that depends if I want to switch out Yuzuru hehehe).

Code Blue ended, but a movie was announced !!  I am so excited for it, I love Code Blue... and of course I'm always hoping for more Shiraishi/Aizawa moments.  Now to wait for Sho's drama series hehehe.

One of my fave seiyuu units also announced a new album this December, which I can't wait for.  My only issue is it comes out on the 24th, but I'm getting it sent to a parcel locker since by the time it arrives I should be back at work.

There's a lot of promotional appearances for MatsuJun's new movie, so I'm waiting for him to guest on ItteQ, his movie team appearance on VSA, as well as appearances by both MatsuJun & Sho on TSD.  The previews for ItteQ and VSA look like so much fun hehehe

I've got quite a few anime series lined up for this season, but I'm probably most excited for Shokugeki S3, Code Realize & TsukiPro.  Plus all the leftovers from the current season.

The skating season has started once again!  I always love following Yuzu's competitions - he did so well for his SP!  He's not in top condition atm though, so there's still room for improvement for his FP and I can't wait !  Hoping his knee gets better soon :)

September Update

It's September already!  Wow this year has flown by...

I've been watching a lot of dramas lately.  I love Yamapi, and have a newfound love of Nishikido Ryo, so I've been watching a lot of their dramas recently, both new and old.  Code Blue is still my favourite of the bunch, and I can't believe the season is about to end.  I'm glad the last two episodes are extended, but I would really like a SP to go with it hehehe.  I also want my Shiraishi/Aizawa ship to sail! They're so cute together, and I just love their interactions.  I'm looking forward to Sho-chan's drama next month though!

I also have to see what anime is airing next season - I know I will have a few to watch, but I need to consult the anime chart so I can add them to my calendar.

Arashi's new album release has finally been announced!  It comes out next month on the 18th, and I'm super excited for it!  The album title and lead song title seriously crack me up, and I would love to know who came up with them, as well as the concept for the tour.  I pre-ordered the Regular Edition only, since it had more songs.  While I would have liked the Limited Edition for the DVD, I can't justify buying the bundle since I need the $$ lol.

My nephew's 100th day celebration is also next month!  There seems to be a lot happening this October hehehe

I hate being sick.

 My dad was ever so kind to give me his flu last week, so I've spent the last week or so recovering.  On top of that, my mum turned on the heater while I was sleeping all day last week which seriously dried out my face.  So on top of recovering, I also had to spend the week fixing my face back to normal.  One week and a half later, and I am finally satisfied with the condition of my face.  I still have dry patches and some redness on my cheeks, but the overall state of my face is so much better than what it was last week.  I swear it was like sandpaper... zzzzz

I ended up ordering more stuff from W2Beauty over the weekend... I'm also probably going to need to order from GLOSkinBody to replenish one of my products... and maybe Franki&Seoul to get another cream, but those two can wait a bit because their shipping is super fast.  I needed to replenish some of my hydrating products - my Mizon Hyaluronic Acid is running low and I only have another bottle before I'm out... so I'm replacing it with the CELLNCO Hyaluronic Acid Ampoule once they run out.  I also got the CELLNCO Milk Sleeping Ampoule.  I'm all about the hydration, since my skin is dry-sensitive.  I also invested in sheet masks because I love sheet masks.

A friend of mine got me a mini eyeshadow palette, mini mascara and mini lip paint for my birthday from Tarte.  I actually really like the eyeshadow palette - they're all colours that I like to use hehehe.  I actually kind of want the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette, but I'm not in any rush to get it.  The colours are really pretty though.  They have a bunch of matte shadows that I'm interested in hehehe.

I kind of went a bit nuts over Mecca Max and bought a bunch of their products... They're just so affordable compared to other makeup brands.  I considered getting the illuminating primer, but I remembered I actually got the Mecca Cosmetica Lit from Within Primer as a bday present from Mecca, which is pretty similar to the illuminating primer.  I tried it on the back of my hand, and I really like it, so I'm going to try it out the next time I wear make up.  I've got so many new products to try though... Thinking I'll test out my new mini eyeshadow palette, face trio, lit from within primer, liquid liner and mascara.

Last week's Code Blue was really good... looking forward to tonight's episode.  I still want my Shiraishi x Aizawa ship to sail hehehe.  They're just so cute together.  Too bad my Hiyama ship sunk... Oh well XD.

Dramas

 I've been watching Yamapi dramas lately.  Mainly Code Blue.  I have to say, I actually really like this drama.  But I can't help but see something between Aizawa and Shiraishi, but that's probably just my shipper heart dreaming lol.  But I don't really care whether there is or isn't something hinted between the two, since the drama isn't a romance drama.  I love all the interactions between all the characters.  I like how Aizawa is giving a sort of Kuroda vibe as the teacher for the new interns.  I'm looking forward to tonight's episode hehehe :)

Updates

The Arashi vs HSJ VSA episode aired yesterday!  I watched it and it was such a fun episode hehehe.  I love it when Arashi goes against other Johnnys.  They also had a special segment called Trapeze Jump which was quite entertaining to watch.  All the Arashi members failed except MatsuJun since he didn't do it.  I wish I could have seen him do it though...  It would have been interesting.  Poor Sakurai though...  They had Shotgun Disk at the beginning as well, although it was tweaked slightly to have more members playing at one time.  Watching this ep while scrolling through my twitter feed was fun since I could get a few short translations here and there.

Now I just have to wait for the VSA ep where Yamapi is the plus one guest... plus another ep that airs in August hehehe XD.

I should probably catch up on all of my anime this weekend... my favourite manga has finally come to an end as well.  But I'm glad we get the final anime series for it next year!  I'm also thinking about going back to Netflix and seeing if there is anything new that I want to watch hehehe :)

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Ramblings

 Arashi's new single "Tsunagu" came out last week!  It's so good!  I loved the various Tsunagu performances on Music Station, AniShi an of course Music Day!  I really like the coupling songs as well, and the MV is awesome hehehe.

I watched clips from Music Day on the weekend.  Mainly the Arashi segments as well as the Johnny's Shuffle Medleys.  I was surprised to see Aiba and MatsuJun performing with Koichi from Kinki Kids but I suppose it makes sense since Tsuyoshi had to withdraw.  They were so good though XD.  The Star Catch in Believe was fun as well.

I have to say I adore the AniShi segment though.  I loved how Aiba joined MatsuJun for "This is MJ" and they had to play glass harps.  It was so pretty though!  Ohno and Nino's segment was fun as well hehehe.

I also watched Ohno's parts when he guested on Sakurai's show.  I loved him talking about the other members and the Janken battle for Arashi's leader.

Now I'm looking forward to the July 13 VSA SP.  I want to see Kinki Kids and Oguri Shun on Baba Arashi hehehe.  Gimme a MatsuJun and Oguri Shun face off that I saw in the promos XD

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