eggchan: (J-Drama//Mizushima Hiro - snapshot)
I've somehow gotten into this habit with my body where I'll wake up 5 minutes before my alarm goes off (sometimes an hour before as well, but then go back to sleep), with this horrible feeling that I've slept through my alarm and it is now 1pm or something.

But that's 98% of the time not the case ;;

I am totally gif'ing the crap out of the Love Rainbow making of when I get the chance heartyeyes (i.e. as soon as possible)

I had a wonderful weekend/labor day vacation. I had basically a week off from work *GASP!* and Lotion and I had planned a lot of fun stuff (and I ate way too much)

Fun weekend in bullet form! In which I took absolutely no pictures 8D )

shirt And here where are with clothes! I got 5 shirts for $30... Which... I think is a really good deal

Pictures of the haul! :D )

pencil Up next! I decided to randomly do some more J-web translations... these ones are the Nino UraArashi, and Jun's birthday J-web message. I'll get right to it, so here you go!

Please DO NOT take this out of my journal without my permission
My notes are in italic
Original Japanese: anj

Nino UraArashi Kokuritsu 8/22 )

Matsujun's 27th Birthday Message )

tv With that out of the way, here's a vlog!



cup QUESTION TO YOU ALL: I was sitting around thinking about this recently... when Anime finally started getting more and more popular, and Anime conventions were starting to get more popular, they invited people who were prominent in the industry or contributed things that were a big influence on the industry itself to be guests and talk about things etc.

I was wondering if there was a Johnny's convention (which would be awesome if there was lol) who do you guys think would be invited? I was just curious and was thinking about it the other day... ;; I think that Becky from [livejournal.com profile] taijiprojectsub would definitely be invited, but.. I dunno who else What do you guys think?

heart1 Okay that's it for the long ass entry. I think I will give internet cookies to anyone who actually read the entire thing
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Jun is faaabulous)
Okay, so [livejournal.com profile] mystical_mayhem and Bethany (I still don't know her LJ I think ) got back from Japan last week, and I had asked if she could pick me up a few things... and if she was going to the Johnny's shop for some Troublemaker shop photos

Well, we had planned to get together on Friday and hang out and stuff... what I was expecting to get was the Pikanchi photobook and some Troublemaker shop photos.

Here's what happened instead:


 Biggest fucking haul ever, seriously.


Yeah. No amount of hearts and sparkles can express how amazing it was. So it turns out that her and Bethany planned a mini surprise birthday party for me. THIS IS SO SWEET. People don't do things like this for me, I really don't deserve it! T_T  They had decorated and got a cake with a picture of Arashi on it and rainbow colors and, and had hats and balloons and everything and aaajl;gh;ahdk. And Nino even decided to stop by for a bit!!! haha... [livejournal.com profile] mystical_mayhem printed out a picture of Nino's face and pasted it on to a cardboard cut out of Taylor Lautner ;; They pick the least muscular one of Arashi and put it on a muscular man -- that was kind of frightening! Too bad Nino was feeling under the weather so his throat hurt and he couldn't talk much, and he didn't move cuz he was "sore from working out" as I was told by [livejournal.com profile] mystical_mayhem.

Anyway, click here if you want more details!! )


This is AMAZING. SO SWEET. I am so sad that I didn't bring my camera! But [livejournal.com profile] mystical_mayhem came to the rescue and took some pictures for me/us  We had ice cream cake, and played some games, talked, chilled... ahh it was great after my long "Spring Break" (aka sitting and working on dreaded Senior Project for 5 days straight )

Ahhh... after that, there was an impromptu fan meeting with us girls. Unfortunately [livejournal.com profile] mystical_mayhem and Bethany couldn't make it to that but I scooted myself over to the dinner spot where me and [livejournal.com profile] katzichan, [livejournal.com profile] lyricalidol, [livejournal.com profile] unlostwanderer, Barb, [livejournal.com profile] hidekodahlia, and [livejournal.com profile] zelflame promptly screamed/laughed/had tons of fun and probably scared all the other patrons at that restaurant.

Then we popped over to get some spontaneous ice cream while we walked around in a square and talked/hummed songs/made random Arashi "in-jokes". I love those.

And then off we went to Karaoke  I managed to yoink one of the 失敗 Nino heads and it had tape on it, so I thought Nino shouldn't miss this party and I stuck the Nino head in the middle of the Karaoke screen which proved to be quite lulzy when his head was perfectly aligned with an antelope's body, or some hula dancers, or tiny baby shirtless children ETC. ETC. ETC.

Oh... it's nights like those that you wish would never end.

On the plus side -- 5x10 DVD party in 2 DAYS! I just need to somehow survive work tomorrow without going apeshit crazy from anticipation. I have been trying oh so hard to not spoil myself with those pretty teasers people are posting up on [livejournal.com profile] arashi_on.
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Round the Group Up)
一ヶ月だけかかったけど、もう日本の生活にほとんど慣れた。私の日本語は全然ペラペラじゃないけど、電車とかコンビニとかレストランにも、もう慣れた。アメリカに戻る時、カルチャーショックを経験するかもしれない。でも、日本へ来てから、本当に親切な人だけに会った。先生方と学生方と日本人、みんな親切だし、よく手伝ってくれるし、それにもし私は質問があったら、いつも親切な説明してくれます。先生方はいつも学生達のために易しいと面白いレッスンを考えてくれる。時々、テストを受けた後で折り紙とか他のクラフツを持ってきてくれる。それに私の日本語はもう少し上手になったと思う。少なくとも、文法が少し上手になった。wで、昔より今長い文を作れる。

先週末はとても忙しかったw金曜日はゲームセンターに行って、ポップン18(ザ・ムービー)とBlazblue(ブレーズブルー)をやった。とても楽しかった^^IIDXもあるけど、本当に上手な人がダブルスをやっていたので私はちょっと恥かしくて、やらないことにした。

土曜日は新しい友達と名古屋に行った。実は学校から友達は私に紹介してくれた。彼女も嵐が大好きだから、すぐに仲良しになった。ジャニーズの店に行って、11枚嵐の写真を買った。グッズはあまりなくて、私は沢山お金を持ってこなかったので、11枚しか買わなかったw。それからカラオケ館に行って、約4時間歌った。嵐とかPERFUMEとかNEWSなどの曲を歌った。帰ってから、寮の友達とバーに行った。寮の友人のご主人は次の日にタイワンに帰るから、ちょっと皆で出かけた。あのバーは凄かった、本当に。本当の日本のバーと思う。バーの人は皆浴衣を着て、畳の部屋で遊んだw。それに凄く丁寧な言葉を使っていた。でも、私たちは多分ちょっとうるさかったと思うwwまあ、、楽しかった。寮の友人と彼女のご主人はあのバーによく行くから、バーの人を知ってると思う

日曜日は買い物をしたけど、この書き込むはもう長く過ぎになって、やめたほうがいいと思う。

英語で書きたくないwwまあ、、このままでいいと思う。またね


Sorry for the neglect :x I don't know why I keep putting off entries and such. I'm just busy studying, and worrying about money.

Well to start off.. we got 5 new people into our dorm this week, so it's definitely become much more lively around the house, which is nice. I had bought a whole bunch of flour, milk, and eggs so that I could make pancakes cuz I was kind of craving them. I didn't really know what to do with the milk, cuz there was so much of it.. so I suggested a pancake party lol.



Pancakkkesssss )


On Thursday I was invited to go to the cafe nearby that has the parfaits, "Cat's Cafe". There was a group of about 10 people going to eat the giant 4,100 yen parfait that that offer there. I agreed to join them, and we walked in the super humidity. When we got there, we sat and immediately ordered the parfait.



Let's see.. it took us 10 minutes to devour it.. )


After we did the parfait, Young and I went to the magazine/music/manga/video game store in the mall. I was planning on getting the newest Potato, and the newest volume of Nodame Cantabile. I went to the magazine section and got the Potato..






The poster :D


I'm wondering if I am over doing it?? rofl


Anyway, I ended up wandering around the music section to see if they got anything in used..


I've given up trying to find the limited edition of this, but they had the regular edition USED. The Arashi section in the used section is always empty. So... I had to ^^;;


I also found this in the used "clearance" section for.. get this.. 260 yen. It's the DVD/CD. I couldn't believe it..


Anyway, they were all out of the most recent Nodame volume. Which makes me sad, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, as it's one of the most popular mangas in Japan.

So then on Friday... I ended up hearing about an arcade with a few fighting games and such that was (sort of) nearby, and wanted to go check it out. There was another group of people going, so I tagged along with them. There's actually 3 arcades (that I know of) around here.. one of them I met them at and it was tiny and totally run down, so we ended up walking to the other side of the city (sort of lol) to the other one that they had been to. It was not huge, but it had a lot of fighting games and some rhythm games. They had Pop'n Music 17 The Movie, which made me happy.



I ended up spending 300 yen trying to figure out the menu, cuz it was really strange. In the end, I figured it out.. )


On Saturday, I went to meet a friend that [livejournal.com profile] aichijet introduced me to. She also likes Arashi, and so we chatted and.. went to the Johnny's shop :x Oh boy.. I know where it is now, so... >_>;;



I restrained myself, I swear. )


After the Johnny's shop, we ended up going to a karaoke place and singing for like 4 hours.. It was about 900 yen for unlimited time and 1 drink, which wasn't bad. I'm sure if we went later, it would have been even worse. But it was so nice to karaoke with someone who knows Arashi--let alone Japanese songs in general.

After I came home, it was one of the dorm mate's husband's last day in Japan, so we went to their favorite restaurant/bar to celebrate. It was really cool.. you get your own little tatami room with a table, and then they had really delicious looking pizza's that I'll have to get eventually.

We learned some really silly Taiwanese games, including one called "Seaweed", so for the sake of things we called it "Nori" since everyone knew how to say that lol. What you do is play rock, paper, scissors until someone wins. Then the person who wins has to pick "high", "medium", "low", or "out to the sides", and say "NORI NORI NORI NORI". If the person who lost does the same move as the person who won, he or she loses. XD If you don't, you go back and forth trying to get the other person to do the same move as you. It's basically to see people make fools of themselves. xD



Tadaaaa. XD It was super fun, and we made the waiter play the game with us as well haha.. he was really funny.

Anyway, on Sunday I went to the Aeon mall with [livejournal.com profile] chop_sockey, Young, and Tsumin. It's Raechel's last week in Japan, so she wanted to go shopping for some omiyage and such. I wanted to get a macha frappe to try.


It was nummy :D


There's also a Mister Donut in the mall, and I kept hearing all these amazing things about it.. they were having a sale for everything for 100 yen, so I decided to go for it.


But I got too much and I could hardly finish it haha. (The donut holes were 100 yen for the whole thing)


After we shopped around with Raechel for a while, I had planned to go to a movie with a few people. So me and 3 other people went to see Gokusen :D It was expensive, so I don't think I'll get to see another movie while I'm here, but seeing a Japanese movie in theaters was on my list of things I wanted to do in Japan. It was a cute, but predictable movie. Kame of course was in it, but for some reason I didn't realize that Miura Haruma was one of the main characters, which made me happy! Oguri Shun, Narimiya Hiroki, and Hayami Mokomichi also made guest appearances :D No Matsujun, but I was expecting that.. still was a little disappointed that he didn't surprise me by being in it for like 3 seconds at least XD;

Anyway, like I said it was cute, but I think a very good choice for someone learning Japanese. Not a whole lot of weird terminology that I needed to know to get the plot of the movie.

I also watched Buzzer Beat on Monday, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be :o so I'll be watching it again next week. Of course Arashi no Shukudai-kun was watched.. Arashi in baby outfits is hilarious. XD

And now this post is going to be finished because it is long enough already haha.

So... please look forward to the next extremely long post xD;;
eggchan: (J-Pop//Namie Amuro is beautiful)
I shouldn't put off writing in this because then it turns into this gigantic post of doom. ^_^;; I applaud anyone who reads the whole thing.. seriously.

Anyway.. since the concert, on Sunday I went out with a friend (who likes Arashi, but had her last day today :(( ) to a mall nearby. It wasn't the large one, but another one. This one has a movie theater in it though, so I may end up going to see Gokusen, or.. I don't know yet! :x I'd like to definitely see Crows Zero 2 when it comes out. Maybe Harry Potter?

Anyway, we walked around, did some shopping, eating, and purikura-ing. That is now a verb :) There is an AU store in there, and they had a (near) life size standee of Arashi. T__T



More pics under the cut :D )


Yeah.. hehe.. so we ended up being dorks and taking our pictures in front of it. She took the side of Sho, I took the Ohmiya side XD We did some shopping/looking around at a store that has just about everything. Magazines, books, manga, games, music, electronics, etc. It was really quite awesome. I of course, got a(nother) magazine. >_>;



And it came with...


:DDDD


I swear my room is going to be full of posters by the time I get back x_x; Anyway, after that we ended up going to a parfait place because we received a coupon from a store employee in the mall earlier that day. If you purchase something for 500 yen or more, you get a free drink. Le gasp. Well, I was excited because I heard they had good parfaits there, and I had eaten a light lunch to save room for some yummy Japanese parfaits.


Seriously, soooo good :x

Pictureesss )


We then ventured out to get some purikura. That was our original main goal I think. XD This one was a little different than the one we did before. They all seem to be different but have the same stickers/decoration stuff.. but the way they take pictures is all different. Either way I want to do the one where you can look like you're in a UFO or something. XDD



I think we overdid the sparkles.. seriously XD )


I also attempted to get these cute little bears, but failed absolutely miserably XD;


Eventually we headed our separate ways. It was fun and I hope to do lots more purikura with lots of people :D

Anyway, Monday and Tuesday were fairly uneventful. Went to class, did homework, watched AnS finally on TV :) Tuesday I watched the final episode of Atashinchi no Danshi. Ugh, what a let down, seriously -_-; I mean, I guess it was a cute, happy ending, but... I was definitely expecting more. Oh well, I'll have to look up and see what's on the agenda for next season.

On Wednesday our school had a mini 七夕祭り (Tanabata Festival). It's a little early, as Tanabata is held on the 7th of July, but I think they wanted to make sure that we could go to the real celebrations on the actual day. (I need to buy a yukata!! crap!) We had a little tree brought in and people made their wishes and tied them up on the tree. We also made designs and decorations with paper and put them up on the tree, and sang the traditional song as well.


たくさん友達になりますように ♥ 嵐のコンサートに行きますように ^^

...continue... )


Afterward I hung out with my Arashi friend who is leaving today (sadface) and we went to the cafe that's next door to our school called "きつつき". Neither of us had been, and I said well.. we're right next to the school, why not check it out? She got an iced coffee and I ended up getting a cream soda.. which I guess is blue here? XDD With ice cream in it. It was good, but.. XD very blue.



So when I returned home, Ojii-chan had come up and was talking with one of the other girls here. I guess he wanted to make me "real Japanese home cooking", but since finding out that I was a vegetarian, scoured his recipe knowledge base (his brain I think haha) for Japanese traditional cooking that didn't have meat in it. Ahhh so sweet. x_x; So.. we went and helped shell some Gingko nuts for what he was making. I had never seen or eaten them before... but, we did that and he chatted to us.

Long story about the food etc )

And that brings us to now. So, I am just going to end with my goodies from the THSK tour, and a few random photos.



More stuffs :D )


Pumpkin Croquettes. Omg so good. :x And yes, it is true that Japanese pumpkins taste much different (better) than American ones.


Some delicious egg custard bakery good. Yummy!!
eggchan: (K-Pop//DBSK - Junsu)
Alright, here goes..

My first con report ever :O (I guess my Hollywood Bowl post was kind of a con report?)

Before the concert.. )

The con begins... )

Afterward, we all filed out and as we walked out the staff gave us little cards that said that you could go online with your cell phone and get a Thank You message from DBSK, but.. alas, I can't do that lol oh well. The giant crowd of us walked to the station. I was hoping that everyone would be going back into Nagoya (I'm in the opposite direction), so the train wouldn't be so packed. I was right!! The train to Nagoya was so full, from the other side of the station I watched as people were shoved into the train so that the doors could shut. People were pressed up against the glass, like in cartoons XDD where they get smashed against a window or a piece of glass. It was pretty funny, and I am so glad I wasn't on that train. XD

The ride home was alright. At first there were no seats, so I stood and almost fell asleep ala salary man style, holding onto the hand rails...rings, whatever they're called. By the end of the night, I was so tired and hungry, when I got home I made my leftovers and pretty much passed out. XD

But wow. 3 1/2 hours of DBSK.. my first concert.. and in Japan.. first time on the train. It's definitely something I will never forget.

But I really wish it wasn't prohibited to take pictures at things like this -_-

But in the end... seeing DBSK again was quite the experience, and I truly feel so lucky that I was able to go.
eggchan: (DBSK - DUH)

Arashi


DBSK


This entry is for anyone who has read/been reading my entries lately and thought to themselves, what in the world happened to Sarah and why the dramatic change?

It's also my way of showing the world (or my friend list world) why I love these two groups as much as I do. I've had this entry stuck in my head for a while.. kind of sitting there going, "You know, you should write about this.. a lot of your friends who aren't into this fandom are probably wondering what the hell happened."

Obviously this won't appeal to everyone, but seriously, if anything on here gives you even the slightest bit of curiosity, I would be happy to introduce you a little. :)

So... here it is. >_> The longest LJ post I've ever made. If you (you who don't know about this fandom) actually read this, thank you.

I've had this LiveJournal for a very long time. )

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