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So instead of doing anything productive tonight (making gyoza from scratch, writing, beta reading), I translated. There was too much "Omfg, I can't believe I have to do this crap," thinly-if-at-all-vieled sarcasm not to. :D

Maybe I'll translate the cross-talk from the Everything video shoot next. They talk about how it looked like a skate park and these kids at the location were shouting "Ossan, bye-byeee~!" to Ohno the whole time. XD
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Because I was curious.

The Johnny's Family Club for Arashi has approximately 440,000 members. Or at least that's how many memberships have been issued--it's anyone's guess if the person with membership number 00000001 (Johnny-san?) is still active. Like every other institution in Japan, your membership number is your position in the chronology of things, you joined after X people. That's probably why they had to add the two 0's on to the front of the numbers--just in case they got into the millions.

I went to the Globe theatre website and counted the seats on the seating chart. There are 700 seats. So that's 700 people to make a full house. There are 34 performances of Nino's butai. Which means that an audience of 23,800 people will get to see it.

Let's assume that every single number issued for the fanclub belongs to an active member. And let's say the members have even numbers of fans, so that's about 88,000 people per member of Arashi. If all the people designated "Nino fans" in the FC applied for tickets, given that every seat in the house would go to the fanclub, only 27% could win. Out of the entire fanclub, only about 5%.

But the entire house won't be fanclub -- there will be some seats reserved for VIP and special guests. The lottery was also only for the S section, which I assume to be the first floor. This cuts down the number of available seats to 450 (x 34 performances = 15,300 seats), and the chances of scoring a ticket are even slimmer. Out of the entire fanclub, 3.4% of people could have won. The other two sections, the 2nd and 3rd tier, only old 150 and 100 seats respectively so the tickets for those will be snapped up like nothing else when the Playguide goes live.

What odds we face as members of the fanclub... it almost seems easier (or at least more likely) to score tickets in an auction or from a scalper. To those of you gunning for Playguide and what have you, I wish you the best of luck.
aide: (大野 → The Artist)
Many thanks to [ profile] littlealex for reintroducing me to the whimiscal idiocy that is KAT-TUN. I am set for viewing until the "new" Himitsu no Arashi-chan starts at 10. :D

I really like my job sometimes. I ran into one of my favourite students on the way home yesterday. Minami-chan from the Araragi class last year, she graduated and is going to school in Chiba now (I think). She said she wished she could go back to first year and having English class with me again~ ♥ What a sweetheart.

I was looking over some worksheets from the third years (they are learning "It's ~ for (me) to..." right now). The best sentence ever: "It's easy for me to talk with girls." They also played Ashita no Kioku that day at lunch. :D

They played Kumorinochi Kaisei at lunch today! I also had 2 of the Himawari students (the special class at elementary school) in one class. They can't keep up with my speed and I feel bad but the girl (I don't know her name, it was the first time) enjoyed it. She said thank you especially to me after school. I wasn't even going that fast--numbers larger than 20 are still hard for them--but it's tougher for the Himawari kids. I wonder how they'll do later on.

There's going to be a principal's meeting in a few weeks, where a bunch of the neighbouring school principals will come to my school and watch me teach English with Yahagi-sensei (the English co-ordinator for grade 6 this year). We've decided to cut out a bunch of the current lesson because it's stupid and not very involving. I'm glad he shares my sentiments on some of the draw backs of this course.

I sent off the ballot for 見知らぬ乗客 today for [ profile] shourai, [ profile] vintage_belle and myself. I chose the matinee (14:00) on the 23rd of July. My logic is that weekday matinees won't be as busy because people will have to work or be at school still (maybe?)... You only got one choice, but you could say you were willing to take anything else that opened up to increase your chances. Lucky for me, I'm on holidays and have absolutely no plans for summer so I can (theorectially) go to any show. Fingers are crossed; we'll find out in 2 weeks.

It's 6pm. I'm going to make chicken teriyaki for dinner to go with my salad. No carbs... which is going to come back to bite me in an hour or something. Maybe I'll make some miso soup to go with it. I've still got some kimchi nabe left too.

I love my conbini. The wife is such a happy person. She made sure I realized I was buying mirin (I ran out) and then was kind of shocked that I was cooking... I guess I get dinner from there more often than I realize (or would like to admit). I'm going to make a teriyaki chicken sandwich for dinner. OH YES.
aide: (大野 → Pouty)
So this week has been fucking shitty overall.  On Wednesday, Yao, the Chinese boy at school had 3,000 stolen from his wallet.  He thinks that it was Kobayashi, his helper/friend but of course denied it when asked.  But it was rather suspicious that Kobayashi started feeling sick and then went home early.  Luckily I had Chinese langague support installed on my computer so Yao could type and then translate to Japanese.  It wasn't perfect but better than me floundering in two languages I can't speak fluently.  I don't think the money was ever found.

Yesterday I had no classes because grade 6 are in Nikko.  I went to Toyoshiki and worked on my Japanese-singing-in-English thing for English club (and found so much good stuff!) and then to Ni-shou for 5th period.  Which ended up being 6th period but whatever because they had some kind of practice.  Naito-sensei had to leave early so I would be by myself.  Alright, that's fine.  I pretty much teach alone anyway.  But the fucking class were 15 minutes late and then took at least 5 minutes to put all their stuff away and no one had their book or nametags and they chatted the whole time.  And then when I gave them their work to do, which was pretty much just homework since they didn't even have time to write their names, I was one copy short.  So I went to the teacher's room to run off a copy and when I came back, one boy is lying on the floor at the back of the room clutching his stomach.  I thought maybe he was sick or something but I think another kid punched him.  I flagged down a teacher walking in the hall for help and ran for the nurse since I thought it was serious but I guess not.  And then the vice-principal was supposed to come and do the end-of-day aisatsu but he disappeared.  I didn't know what they were supposed to do (which ended up just being "Sayonara" and then they are free to go).  Ugh. 

I just get the feeling that no one takes me seriously.  I didn't yell at them like I usually would, but maybe I should have. 

This morning I wake up to a dozen crows outside my apartment.  They are flying all over the place and fighting in the street.  Where the hell did they come from?  They are huge.

I think I might try to get tickets to Nino's play this summer.  Anyone interested?  How many tickets should I try for?  Of course this has to happen when I am on a super tight budget.  If I don't score, I'll get my money back anyway.  It's right when I'm off work for summer!  I wonder what show time/date would be the least busy. 

Not again.

Apr. 6th, 2009 11:44 pm
aide: (大野 → Bow down to the King)
Just went to check the Shukudai-kun site to see what time broadcast is tonight and they posted this message. Again:


"Any mail saying they are a project from "Shukudai-kun" were sent as a prank, there is no such project being run by this show.  As this has inconvenienced many poeple, please do not send this mail to other people."

Around the same time last year there was an email floating around that was supposedly from Jun and they were doing an experiment on Shukudai-kun about how many times an email would go around the world or something.  I guess someone started another one.  It amazes me how freaking guilable people can be sometimes. 

Door to Door was good.  Heart-warming in the end but I cried lots as I thought I would.  Nino did a really great job on this; he should be proud of it.  I wonder what his next challenge will be.  I'm still rooting for a more adult, romantic role.  But I doubt that won't ever happen.

On a completely yet not so totally unrelated note: I am one degree of seperation from Shingo Mama.  My new friend Anna teaches him English at ECC.  She tells him he needs to shave because he'd look better but he says he won't because he's lazy. XD  I'm also one degree away from Tanimura Nana; she's friends with Blake (or at least wants to sleep with him--which isn't going to happen anytime soon).  Oh, small world.  When am I going to meet my celebrity?

I think I am getting seasonal allergies.  I'm sneezy and my eyes are itchy.  Of course I can't find my eye drops when I want them. :/

JUN GOT TANNED.  HE LOOKS SO GOOD.  And could maybe pass as a halfy.  Although, according to the synops, his char's dad was Filipino and his mom was Japanese... so why does his character have a Japanese last name?  Sho did something to his hair and he got thinner.  And paler?  If that is even possible.  Maybe he just looks super white cuz he's sitting beside Ohno.  Who's obviously been fishing lately. XD

aide: (大野 → Pouty)
It's only been 8 minutes of Door to Door and I feel like crying already. I don't know if it's because of the content or just because it's Nino. It's already hard to watch. Haha. I almost feel like I'm cheating him by watching it without subtitles because I won't (already don't) understand everything being said. I'll watch it again later, when it's subbed, since it will probably been another month or something, I bet. I'll need a refresher by then anyway.

I needed a break from Korean Hanadan. I'm on episode 9 now and it's dragging on so slow. Either the Japanese version cut a whole lot from the manga, or the Koreans have gone off on a completely seperate story line. That's what makes me want to read the manga--to see what Kamio Yoko originally wrote and intended.

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