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Today Oh-chan is 29. My brother is 23. Yep! They share the same birthday. I should send Sean an email or something.

Yay my stockings and socks fit! The leg-warmers on the other hand don't. I'm going to see if I can go trade them for something else. Now that I've found a brand of socks to fit my fat calves, I'm going to invest. I feel so cute in my red argyle stockings today. :D

Today, the kids will be setting up for the festival tomorrow so I don't have class in the afternoon. Yay! I can finish my World Heritage display and maybe escape early. Or maybe I'll bring On Writing Well and type up some more entries for [ profile] kotobayori.

After rereading the book, makes me want to go back and reread what I wrote for [ profile] je_holiday and edit again but, I will resist! But it would be a good exercise to go and analyze my own writing and see what habits I have and try and break them.

No time for breakfast today!
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Savage Love Episode 162 - 24/11/2009

"Hey, Dan Savage. I'm pretty drunk right now, and I wanted to ask--well, me and my friend are two charming, attractive teenage boys. And we both recently realized that we both share a strong affiniation--affini--that word that means something you enjoy--for middle-aged, thirty-ish women. Then we realized, that's they're sexual peak. And we're both about nineteen, twenty. So, my question is, if you're a teenage boy, how do you convince thirty-something women to have sex with you because in my opinion, they'll laugh at my jokes and think I'm kind of cool, but they're definitely not gonna have sex with me. Which is really lame."
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It was just announced today that Arashi will make their first Kohaku appearance this year! And I won't be here to watch it. :( Sad face. I think I might take my computer home with me since I'll be home for a month and that's just too much downloading to catch up on! I was wondering if they would be invited this year, seeing as how they've just boomed over the last couple years and it's their 10th anniversary.

I might have to watch it on Keyhole or something, though I'll probably be in Niagara then for my own new year's celebration so I won't have time. It'll be up for download I'm sure anyway. Though I have to say, last new year's we just stayed in and watched Kohaku and then some Johnny's countdown on TV and ate soba and had some drinks, and it was probably one of the best new year's I've had.

Time to make nengajo!
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You know how sometimes people on your friends list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out. (:

Doing this instead of sleeping... )

I met Yoshinobu today and omg, I fell in love. He's so adorable and well-behaved. Though he did cry a lot, he was not fussy and didn't care that he got passed around from person to person the whole afternoon. I can't wait for Aya to upload her pictures since I am stupid and didn't ask anyone to take pictures of me with my own camera. >_>

And now it's bedtime.
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Okay, so I'm going to try and get this out before I forget it.

I was in my old house in Balmoral Park in Singapore, sleeping or something and all of a sudden there's an explosion. I look out the window and there's rubble everywhere but no one knows where it came from. Go downtown and there's one floor in some building (WTC? I'v never been so I don't know but it was big) but everything else is okay. And then there's some news about terrorists running across some bridge, like across the arch of the bridge, not the road. Then I'm at some cafe on a river (Canal Cafe) and there's a bridge there, with some dude. And then I see some people running up the bridge and thing, Oh it's those guys. I tell the guy I'm with and we figure out it's the terrorists so we jump in the river to avoid them. But then they start shooting at us and I get hit.

And then I can't remember what happened. REALLY RANDOM.

UGKLJDGDFJ DO NOT WANT TO WORK TODAY. I'm leaving as soon as my classes are over and I'm going to take a well-deserved nap.
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Kobayashi Mao and Ichikawa Ebizou (a kabuki/TV actor) have just announced on the news that they are dating with the intent of marriage. I was never in the Sho/Mao camp and that rumor was like 2 years ago, but it would have been cute. Even if her voice does annoy me. It's too cute for a woman of 27.

But he looks like a nice guy (and isn't ancient like I see happening so much these days) in this interview. I wish them the best of luck!
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The JE Fanfiction Feedback & Concrit Meme
Tell me what YOU think of my writing here!

I wasn't so happy with the last meme like this I did, but this one looks to be really mature and well-organized.
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Watching the Making of My Girl and Ohno's explaining where all the parts of Mom's face come from.

Ohno: In this picture of mom, out of the parts of her face, which one is mine? The eyebrows, the eyes, the nose, the lips? The inkaku?
Camera guy: Uh... the eyes?
Ohno: Boo. The answer is the eyebrows. The mouth is Nino's, the nose is Aiba-chan's, the eyes are Sho-chan's and the inkaku is Matsumoto-san's.

I'm watching and thinking, wtf is inkaku, so I go to my trusty Goo Dictionary and type in いんかく and this is what pops up:

いんかく 陰核

the clitoris.

I'm pretty sure that's not the part Jun contributed to Mom's photo. But hot damn, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

PS. He actually says rinkaku, the outline/profile of her face.

PPS. I love that Sho says something that gets beeped out. Japanese doesn't even have swear words as far as I'm concerned. But you can't say "big dump" on TV (脱糞, dappun). Go figure.

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I know the boys in Arashi are not musicians, with the exception of Nino and Sho perhaps. As far as I know, none of them have pursued an instrument seriously. Nino can play the guitar but I wouldn't say he's serious about it. I'm fairly confident he taught himself, which there's nothing with that, my brother did and actually so did most of the guitarists I know. Doesn't lessen their skills any but when I think of Nino, that's not what comes to mind. Just, "Oh, he can play guitar." And Sho took piano lessons as a kid but probably stopped at grade 5 or 6 (in the conservatory) maybe? I don't even know, I'm just speculating.

I find it harder to be impressed by people on the guitar than on the piano or the violin. Like my friend Ariel on the violin: she used to play in an orchestra and has been studying violin since she was a kid. I wish I had some video of her playing; it's amazing.

Anyway, my point is that they aren't musicians, they're not singers, they're idols. But tonight, it was the first time I saw them as proper singers. It was the first time I ever heard them harmonize and after ten years, they should be able to do that easily, if not after one. And it was good!

Anyway, as bland and unremarkable as My Girl is, it's growing on me.

I switched to Google Chrome; so far so good but I'm going to have to get my paid account back to get rid of these fugly ads, especially if I'm going to have US politicians stare at me as I write my blog entries.

And now they're doing some kind of Q&A special tonight with Arashi and EXILE. I wonder if I'll learn anything interesting.

And Jun's hair is :/. But what's new? Srsly, just slick it back and rock the Showa style. It would be so much better.
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Tatsuya Ichihashi has been finally been caught. They're transporting him back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen as I write this, they are waiting for the train to arrive at Tokyo station in 15 minutes. He's had his face covered with a jacket so we don't know if it's actually him, or what he even looks like. He was picked up in Osaka, waiting to board a ferry for Okinawa.

I should go to bed. I want to stay up and watch the news, but they won't have anything new to report until tomorrow.

I really hope they caught the right guy so Lindsay's family has some peace of mind. And that he admits his crime and gets the sentence he deserves. What is Japan's punishment for murder?
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Today was Johnny's Mail Day at my house.  My anniversary present came: it's smaller than I thought but so cute.  Tickets also came!!  We're on the 3rd baseline and pretty near the back of the dome, but we're halfway up the front block.  It's going to be great!

The guy who killed that Nova teacher 2 years ago is on the news again.  They are saying he's changed his look so many times which is why he hasn't been caught yet.  He's had (or is going to have) surgery so that's making it hard.  I wonder if that's the whole reason.


Some expected and unexpected answers. )

Nino's 100Q / Aiba's 100Q

I've turned off emailing of comments, so my inbox doesn't get spammed. 
++ If you want to translate this into another language, you don't have to ask. Just credit properly and send me a PM with the link when you're done.

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"For me fashion links directly to music," he says. "I even care what color underwear I wear. When I'm tired, people ask if I use vitamins and supplements and stuff, but I just wear red underwear to remind myself 'today I'm going to be hot!'"

Smart man. I need to invest in some great power underwear. The rest of the article is here. I think he is one of the artists I would most like to meet. Not only is m-flo amazing and I love Verbal's raps, but he's not even Japanese. People say that BoA was one of the first Korean artists to open the door in 2002 but people always forget that Verbal and m-flo have been rocking out since before 1999.

I want to see more groups like Monkey Majik and Def Tech here in Japan. More (visibly) foreign artists making music in Japanese. There's Jero doin' his Enka and that's great but he's also part Japanese. The only other non-Japanese artist I can think of now, Himeka, was tapped for her appeal to anime fans: not that she can't sing, but I don't really see her getting a big foothold in the Japanese market. And then there's this girl from Britian that I can't even find the words for. If only we could all get famous by posting videos of ourself jumping around our bedrooms. Wouldn't life be grand?
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This is like my dream come true. I had hoped for all 5 of them, but it's only Sho and Nino but still. I'M SO GIDDY. They had to do English Brain Tower for the first round and our boys got all their questions right. Arashi fandom is fairly good at ripping shows that the boys guest on, but if you see NepLeague from Oct 19th, let me know! :DDD

SO HAPPYYY. Nino says that Johnny's x quiz shows = grey zone, which is pretty ture. Unless it's their own show. OFF TO WATCH!melody2


Oct. 16th, 2009 08:38 pm
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This cold is trying to blow up but I'm doing my best to curb it... potions! I ate even though I wasn't hungry and I took a nap so that I can stay up for My Girl. ♥

I've got an email in the mail centre on my phone and the piece of crap is not downloading! I can't get any other mail while it's in there. I don't get why it's not working. :< I have full reception in my house, and I can't imagine anyone sending me something so huge... Hm.

Mariah is on Music Station. Damn! Girl got her boobs done again. Or maybe she's wearing a bra this time. She's put on a big of weight but it looks good! She just needs to stop wearing skin tight stuff. Girl needs to start dressing her age. Bitch is almost 40!

OH MY GOD. Kiss My Foot 2 or whatever they call themselves had the Johnny's costume department VOMIT ALL OVER THEM. (What ever happened to Kiss My Foot 1?) What's with the freaking YMCA indian headdress?! And there's a couple musketeers in there too. On roller skates. Holy christ. It's worse that any KAT-TUN outfit with cutting room floor scraps hot glued all over the place by a blind seamstress. Is this a new debut that I haven't heard of? Not that I could ever get into this group but I haven't heard anything. And I don't think juniors groups go on M.St... though I could be wrong. I think when all the JE groups out there now (Hey! Say! JUMP excluded) retire, I'll be done with Johnny's. But that won't be for years if they all last as long as SMAP.
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So, this is what I spent my entire night two nights doing: compiling all the regular activities done by each group as of right now. I was curious as to how many things Kimutaku actually advertises because I can't go anywhere or watch 5 minutes of TV without seeing his face. So here are all the TV shows, radio programs, commercial campaigns and magazine spots. It's kind of weird cuz I translated some titles but transliterated some others. Whatever. This doesn't include special magazine articles, features, dramas or appearances that are one-time things, only regular work. Otherwise, Arashi would have seriously killed me.

I bet you won't waste nearly as much time reading as I did doing this. )

Here are some of the tallies:
Most TV shows (group): Arashi (3)
Most TV shows (individual): Kokubun Taichi (6) -- I thought it would be Nakai but he only had 5.
Least TV shows (group): Tackey & Tsubasa (0), NEWS (0)
Most CM campaigns (group): NEWS (3)
Most CM campaigns (individual): Kimura Takuya (9)
Least CM campaigns: Kanjani 8 (0), Imai Tsubasa (0)
Most regular magazine features: Arashi (8)
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And faster than ever! The NTT guy came early and it took about twenty minutes for him to install the internet. It's through the phone line so when J:Com comes tomorrow, I can get rid of that ugly plastecine crap covering the hole where the cable internet wire goes outside. But setting up the internet took about an hour. Because the CD they give you isn't compatible with an English operating system. Of course! And it's too much to expect that a huge corporate entity like NTT would have enough foresight to tell me that. So I had to do it manually and anyway, now it works. :D

God, I'm afraid to go back and see what I've missed this past week and a half... I heard about Nino's movie and watched My Girl last night (hearts) but that's about it. I've been watching a lot of news on TV actually! I have gotten into the habit of watching Zoom In in the morning when I'm getting ready for work. I feel more informed about the world than I have in a long time!

But I didn't get any more writing done this week. I can't say I'm not surprised. I don't do any work if I'm not under pressure. I watched all of House season 2 instead. And played more Chocobo. I finally got to the boss of the water dungeon but I died the first time and I didn't have enough energy to go back and try a second time.

I booked my flight home for Christmas. As expected, York won't make any exceptions for anyone. But I'm oddly looking forward to it. Not the fact that I get to see my family because I could really care less. Well, I'm excited to see my parents but I'm really rather dreading seeing my grandma and aunt's family. They only seem to give a crap about what I'm doing when I visit. But I'll be able to pack up a bunch of stuff and cart it home so I can save on shipping things later.

No other plans today, but I should do a load of laundry. After the J:Com guy comes tomorrow, I'm heading to Baba and Andrew and I will do the rest of the shopping and start cooking for Thanksgiving on Monday!

Now, the question of the day is: to renew or not to renew my paid LJ account? Can I handle only having 15 icons again?
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Time for bed and my internet will probably be cut off by the time I get home from work tomorrow if not before. Talk to you all in 10 days! Hopefully I'll have something fun to talk about by then. I'll be checking my email at work but if you need to get a hold of me, you can email me at my phone email:

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Take leftover chicken, rice and kimchi. Fry it all up, season with some ketchup. Fry up an egg and tada! Kimchi omuraisu. I still have some cheddar so I threw some of that in as well. So delicious. I think even Andrew could eat this, it's hardly spicy at all.

I'm watching the final episode of Rescue and man, I just can't get into. I can't even remember what the hell was going on. So I got thinking about the dramas that are wrapping up soon and

Dramas I'm really looking forward to (like a virgin on prom night):
-- My Girl with Aiba Masaki & Yuuka (Oct 9 start; 11:15pm Fri, Asahi)
-- Tokyo DOGS with Oguri Shun & Mizushima Hiro (Oct start; 9:00pm Mon, Fuji) [Though I don't know why Hiro isn't the cop from America since he can, you know, actually speak English.]
-- Samurai Seventeen with Miura Haruma (Oct start; 9:00pm Sat, NTV)
-- Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara with Ninomiya Kazunari & Inoue Mao (Sept 24; 9:00pm, TBS)
-- Reijigo no Kyaku with Ohno Satoshi and others (Oct 23 start; 1:05am, Fuji)

And Shige's in a drama SP? With Aibu Saki, no less. Girl sure gets around. Chichi yo, Anata wa Erakatta will be on TBS at some point this fall. I also saw somewhere that they're doing Bloody Monday 2 (in Jan?). !!! I hope that Hiroki reprises his role as J.

Now that this season is wrapping up, last season's dramas should be finished being subbed. I've heard great things about Mr. Brain (and I have never actually seen a Kimutaku drama :X) and I wanted to watch Atashinchi no Danshi for Yamada Yusuke and Horikitty. Anyone have any others to recommend?
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Here's the cross-talk from the FC bulletin this month. I'm going to do last month's one next.

Family Club Bulletin #45: Late Summer Issue

The ARS Times: volume.02
Today’s Arashi Free Talk about…

Read more... )

PS: Yuckie-chan has scanned this so if you want to see what it looks like, look for it on her community (if you're a member).
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I had hoped it was an email from the concert dept saying the hotlines were live... it was this instead:

It's Matsumoto Jun:D

This is a thank you mail because
our best album "All the BEST! 1999-2009"
has reached over a million in salessparkles

Thanks to everyone's support, it's a first since our debut!
The first, you guys!!
We've reached a millionpeacenosign

Thank you so much:D

From now on, we're going to work together
with our staff to vigorously make music
that many people can listen to and enjoydash

sparklesThank yousparkles

So cute! But it looks so ghetto with shitty Docomo emojis.:<

Who's eating bran cereal with yogurt for dinner? I am. Although it's more like... brany-yogurt-mush now.

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