Friday, September 24, 2010

sunflower.

Here I have a couple weeks of Japanese homework to finish up and a prose+poem thingy to settle by tomorrow morning, 8AM to be precise. Books and papers still left untouched on my bedside.

But today. I just have  to talk about today.

The day started off with quite a profound bang!
Truth is, even before i reach for my toothbrush every morning,
the very first thing i touch as soon as i get out of the bed is my laptop.
judge me all you want hahaha i am irrevocably and unconditionally addicted to the internet!



btw Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood is pretty good, so beautifully written. 
somehow i felt as if i was seeing it through Ohno's eyes. (*・_・)
nyaa i want to watch the movie, Kennichi Matsuyama!  

Glancing through my facebook homepage with half-open its-way-to-early-to-legally-be-awake eyes,
a picture caught my eye. a tiny blurred picture. for some unfathomable reason, my heart swelled.
it was a chilly morning, but that probably wasn't the reason i suddenly got goosebumps all over.
this is rather embarassing actually; it's just that i havent seen that person in a long, long while! (*゚.゚)

That's ONE thing.
The other thing, remember a certain 2000-words creative fiction i had to write a while ago?
I stayed up the whole night rushing to finish it and it wasn't my best under-last-minute-pressure work.
in fact i was horribly embarassed by the quality of my work; it was just way too rushed!
remind me to never ever rush a short story ever again. 

10-pages assignment, sure why not. 6-pages assignment, bring it on.
but not a short story. not ever. like, seriously hahahaha! 

it was so bad it bothered me all throughout the holidays, i even imagined a dramatic speech explaining why it was so bad 
and swore i'd burn it as soon as i got it back. 
God forbid should anyone ever read such an atrocious piece of writing!



so i had an appointment with him this afternoon, the self-proclaimed cyborg lecturer.

i was so nervous and all prepared for the worst when suddenly, suddenly,
instead of a scorn on my attempt at writing, he said he was somewhat impressed!
mind, it's not a deserving-of-a-pulitzer kind of impressed impressed, 
but it was suprisingly potentially good. it was unexpected, it wasn't bad.

then and there i dieded. i was speecheless, stunned almost. (´・ω・`)
a wave of warm relief washed over me. it was very, very nice of him. 

Here's also something that was quite fun for me yesterday! ARASHI was mentioned in The Star paper! Excited much! Ironically it was an article on the Korean Wave in Malaysia, mentioning in passing the Jpop Phenomenon that happened more than ten years ago. Basically, trendsetters with a fan base in Malaysia: Utada, Ayumi, SMAP and ARASHI!



We were having dinner at Roti Bakar when i saw it.
Didn't anyone notice how calm i was hahahaha! on the outside at least!
inside, inside i was practically  hyperventilating with excitement! (*≧▽≦)

Speaking of ARASHI...
(did you expect this coming or what)

our Nino have been very very busy lately, what with two new movies coming out (GANTZ and Ohoku!) and now, a new drama!! factor in the weekly tv variety shows shooting (two shows, mind), weekly radio show, the fact that they're on tour right now and not to mention the various guest appearances here & there to promote his movies/drama/tour, damn im suprised he's not overworked to death! oh did i mention his new commercial for HITACHI and Wii? ε-(´・`) フー


 see, even Nino (plus Ohno) is shocked! (^_-)☆

and then i was checking for regular ARASHI updates as usual and discovered this.
a list of magazine's he's going to be featured in in these couple days/weeks/months!

TV Guide                Susumeru Pia               SPUR
TV Pia (cover)        TV Station (cover)       GINGER
CANCAM                VIVI                               RAY
Hanako                   VOCE

as ARASHI:     MYOJO         Hanako
                      POPOLO       SODA.


omg vivi, cancam and ray! these are not even idol mags, more like girly fashion mags! ok off to beg for food, hungry max!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

blue sands

yesterday,  i came back tired.
i tried going to sleep.
i had to wake up at seven am.
i couldnt sleep.
my head was aching, throbbing.
but i couldnt sleep. 
i tossed and turned.
i couldnt find peace.
i still couldnt sleep.
it was as if something inside me was broken;
and i could never fix it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

空高く ☆彡

birthday post? later, after i got/uploaded all the pictures kays. wait for it. 

meanwhile, having been in kl/klang for the past couple of day, i havent had the chance to go online! 
as soon as i did today, damn i was flooded with a truckload of information/news/updates! ヾ(^∇^)
they said numerous times already that ARASHI have been taking over Japan lately.
I took it as a careless exaggeration, never once expecting that THESE things would happen!   

#1: Lфve Rainbow - New Single!




released just weeks after the new album!  
ok i confess, i had expected this. just didnt thought it'd be out so soon! 
the official PV is out too, along with the Making Of!! 

which means:

ohmiya moments ♥ 
because they're silly twelve-year olds like that.
"wait for me till im done or i wont go!"   whines nino.


caught-off-guard-by-sho's-sudden-incredible-good-looks moments.
teeshirt. arms. jawbone. damn. need i say more? (*´ο`*)=3  
taking care of poor little sick ohno. motherly much? 

 and random juntoshi moments. not that i particularly care.
jun sure loves his Leader though teehee
"are you texting?" "  no, im looking up fishing information" 
 call me easily influenced whatever but i think i want a fully white flipphone now wtf.
and is it just me or are all the members of ARASHI fawning over their Leader all the time?  

#2: Japan Airlines launches ARASHI Jet. 

Seriously i kid you not. 
 

what more, the images of these five gorgeous boys are plastered on the airplane itself!
they will also be selling copies of their new album (special JAL editions) on board, 
though at a cost of about 10000Yen if im not mistaken. daylight robbery, i say. 


 zoom in.
TV, radio, cinema, magazines and bilboards i understand. 
but freakin airplanes?! the power of ARASHI, indeed. ( ゚▽゚)
this will go on till January 2011; sadly only for domestic travels.

#3: HITACHI launches new site!
predictably, arashi-related. 
 did i tell you how cute the tv ads are? major cute.
cant wait for nino and jun's version to be released!
because Leader assigned their roles. (ノ´∀`*)ノ

 pamphlets. i can has five hundred of them, pretty please?
i even managed to sneak in some of these ARASHI ads in my recent presentation.
what, it's advertising class after all. (^_-) 

#4: ARASHI textbooks all over schools in Japan.

this is the most shocking of all, not even the JAL news could beat this!
 
of course, these Nippon no Arashi  educational textbooks are NOT about them, but more to teach every school-going kid in japan about the beauty and culture of japan itself.  They are strictly not for sale and ARASHI members actually play the role of tour navigators.
Basically, the members spent some time with the locals (like helping with farming etc) and their activities are then reported in these books, higlighting the locals themselves and this encouraging the young to explore japan. Two copies have been sent to every school in Japan, and the governement played a part in this project as well! Now i sit here wishing i go to school in Japan hahahaha somebody quickly upload pictures of the content, hurry! 八(^□^*)

ok i was going to talk about the whole MIYAVI collaborating with Good Charlotte news but then ah since there's so many ARASHI news already, i shall keep this post strictly ARASHI-only then. (*^▽^)