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Karen
17 December 2011 @ 11:21 pm
I just wish that I could be somewhere which I feel like I belong. Going from place to place makes it seem as though I don't have a place where I'm supposed to call home. Friends, family, everything's so scattered - I feel scattered. I'm probably just being melodramatic. But I don't like this feeling.
 
 
Karen
28 May 2010 @ 12:16 pm
It's true - AU is amazing.

It's like they know how to bring out the Arashi-ness in Arashi. I cannot WAIT till the backwards commercials. Have you all SEEN the news shows for the SHOxJUN AU commercial?! The Sakumoto fangirl in me went bonkers. I started squeeing so loud when I saw. I can't wait to see the final product! Hahaha.


The two of them are so adorable together! Hehe. XD It also seems like they're having a lot of fun while filming. That makes me happy. Heh. It's just you rarely see the ShoXJun pairing, and the rarer it is, the more I want to see it! I think the two of them are so pretty together! Plus they're uber cute. Don't get me wrong. You could put any mishmash of Arashi members together and I'd eat them up. Haha. But these two are just... well I love them together! Can't wait to see the final CM! 

Also, I'm sure that everyone's also seen/heard this:


I was so confused when I first saw it. But it wasn't until my friend pointed out to me how dirty this video sounded! Haha. I'm sure it won't sound as dirty played forward. Heh. It just amuses me. XD

Anyway, reaally needed to make this post... gonna go watch Nino's awkward/nervous laugh on MMA afterwards to make myself feel better since the Suns lost to the Lakers by TWO points... TWO, in the last THREE  seconds of the game. I'm really upset right now. SIGH. I hope they can bounce back and win game 6!!! They REALLY need to. I don't want the Lakers OR Boston to win the finals... except that's probably how it's gonna go. =(

GO SUNS!


Oh and Steve Nash - because it's not Suns without Nash.


Yes - and also Amare Stoudemire!
 
 
Karen
06 May 2010 @ 11:36 am
Okay, so I was watching an episode of Shukudai-kun that I hadn't seen yet (it recently got subbed). The episode was awesome. SAKUMOTO! Hehe. But that's not why I'm posting now, strangely enough. 

At the end they played a song when the credits were rolling. I think I've heard them play it before on other Arashi shows, but this time I actually listened to it. The song they played was called "時の過ぎゆくままに" (Toki no Sugiyuku Mamani), at the time I didn't know the name of the song, but I knew I recognized it from somewhere. And then I did some digging around - because I knew where I'd heard it from. (I know there probably was an easier way to do this, but at the time this was the most straight forward.) I remembered some of the Chinese lyrics, and I remembered that 古巨基 (Leo Ku) had sung it in his song "勁歌金曲" (Medley). From that I got the original Chinese version was sung by 鍾鎮濤 (Kenny Bee - which I didn't know was his English stage name ><", it's like Kenny G, but not... I don't know what to make of that...) and eventually found the title for "時の過ぎゆくままに".

Then I also found out there was an ENGLISH version of the song called "4:55 (Part of the Game)", by the Wynners. When I first heard it, I had NO idea it was "Kenny Bee"'s band (wow, I don't think I can say that name seriously, ever. I know that in Chinese they call him 阿B/Ah B, but Kenny Bee... seriously?). But yeah - anyway. I just found that really cool! I know that Cantopop is (or at least was, I don't know about now) heavily influenced by JPop and Japanese songs in general. And I know a lot of different songs were borrowed. But I like finding out stuff like this, making little connections with things I know to Arashi. Hahahaha. (It actually happened to me another time, when I was watching a DnA episode - but that was less awesome since I knew the Chinese song that borrowed off the Japanese song that was played.)

Well if anyone even cares, here are links to the songs I've mentioned, haha:
Japanese Version: 時の過ぎゆくままに - 澤田研二 (Sawada Kenji)
Cantonese Version: 讓一切隨風 - 鍾鎮濤 (aka. Kenny Bee, hahahaha)
English Version: 4:55 (Part of the Game) - The Wynners
 
 
Current Music: 澤田研二 - 時の過ぎゆくままに
 
 
Karen
07 April 2010 @ 04:16 pm
I WATCHED IT YESTERDAY. IT WAS AMAZING. I HAVE NO WORDS.

Heeheehee.

I'm not one to make gifs, but I couldn't help myself. Haha. It's my first one EVAR. Yay! I'll probably post it over at my graphics journal too, but that's for later, when I have my massive, massive update, since I haven't updated in about forever. But yeah, putting the GIF under a cut just in case you don't wanna spoil it, even just for a little bit!

Concert... Spoilers?Collapse )

Also, to Arashi fans on my f-list, have you SEEN the May WinkUp? IT'S GORGEOUS! Especially AIBA! (Though of course, I have a soft spot for Sho. XD)
 
 
Current Location: Concert MODE!
Current Music: Time CON!
 
 
Karen
16 March 2010 @ 04:33 am
I have a 12 page paper due in tomorrow at noon. Ugh.

It's 4.32am. Ugh.

I have 2 pages written. Ugh.

I'm so screwed. Yes. Ugh.

*points to new Sho icon!* YAY! Hahaha.

*scurries away to work on paper*
 
 
Current Mood: ugh.
Current Music: Arashi 嵐 - I Want Somebody
 
 
 
Karen
19 January 2010 @ 05:13 pm
Hehe. It *is* indeed Sho month. And I feel that I should update my graphics site. And I will... eventually (hopefully by the end of this month. I'm so lazy! ><")

But, but, but!!! I'm sure anyone who cares in the slightest have seen the latest AN-AN SCANS. OF SHO. HAHAHA. I had no words after having seen them. I think I just giggled like a little girl. Hahaha. In front of my computer. By myself. Heh. Though I do have to say, in one of the pictures - he looked kind of awkward in that position. The one where he faces the front - with the sleeve of his shirt over his arm (which isn't the cover). It looks like he's about to be violated by a whole horde of fangirls or something. Hahaha.

Anyway - SO excited about this shoot. It makes me wanna have someone from HK to buy me a copy. Heh. XD
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Current Music: Arashi 嵐 - Kazemidori
 
 
Karen
24 December 2009 @ 02:37 am
Okay, yes, this is in reference to a number of things. One of which is me updating again. Since - October. I know there were a lot of things I was gonna do, and say (i.e. post the pictures of Halloween, where my friend and I dressed up as Ohmiya, and other things. Ah you know what? I might as well do it now. Hahahaha!)

Event of October - OHMIYA. XD

Okay. First, I hope my friend doesn't MURDER me for posting this. That's the main thing. Then - I know it's Christmas, and I'm posting HALLOWEEN photos. I know that's a bit weirdo. But I'll just postpone ALL my holidays. Heh. I also know that our costumes weren't to the letter. The socks, the clothes, the feather were either wrong or not there. I get it! Haha. It was so last minute that we were unable to find a lot of things - a lot of things we thought would be easily findable in Toronto! But we did make the Bazooka though! Hehe. The lettering on the side "大宮SK" especially the 宮 was so hard to cut out. (I know they didn't have that written on their bazooka, but we had extra shiny stuff from the SK on our shirts, so we decided to do that. Hehe.

Event of November - OHNO'S BIRTHDAY!
I don't actually remember November that well. Oh, my birthday was at the beginning of that month, and then mid-terms and finals poured through till the beginning of December. So you can imagine why that has been repressed out of my memory. I never did an "Ohno birthday post". That's because the week of his birthday I had lots of work to do. Plus, those only really benefit fans - and I don't have many Arashi fans on my f-list. Also, I'm too lazy to put together a full on pimp-post. So I guess I'll mini it up a little now. Hehe.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FEARLESS (very literally) LEADER!

First a belated birthday gift from his Nino. =) Hehe.


Then an overdue birthday hug from Sho! (YAMA LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


And of course, a little birthday dinner w/ Aiba. Since it's practically Aiba's birthday already, Ohno decides that the focus should shift to the soon to be birthday boy, and spoils our Masaki and feeds him loads!


After dinner, a little complimentary birthday.. erm HAIR WASH AND SCALP MASSAGE FROM JUN! (which may be a little questionable, hehe. At least he isn't being tortured by Sho and Aiba (with love of course), like Nino. XD (Haha, I was lacking Juntoshi photos. ><", I wonder why. Heh.)


And that concludes November. Hehe.

NB - I found all these pictures on random picspams. I don't know where some of these photos are from, if you want me to take them down because they're yours or give you credit, please message me or leave a comment and I'll do it! =)

Events of December - FINALLY!
Okay - I got my nails done again, w/ Winter-y decor. Hehe. Light blue sparkles as a base fade, with snowflakes on the top! Okay, I'll upload the photos. I seriously am lazy. This is a MASSIVE post. Hahaha. But yes, nails!


I hope you can see it clearly!


I also went out and bought the December edition of Wink Up, even though Popolo and Myojo has already come out with their February editions. Heh. But yay look!



Hehe. I was really happy about this buy! It had the "best of" photos of Arashi in Wink Up. Plus a spread and a double sided poster! The only thing is that I can't choose between which poster I want to use. I love them both so much. Hehe.

Oh and another thing, when I went to the store down the street from my place yesterday, they were playing Arashi!!! To be specific, they played Niji and Hello, Goodbye when I was there. (And then started playing Mandarin songs after. Heh.) But that was the first time when I'd heard anything by them in Hong Kong, this past summer and Christmas! So I was really excited. I also got a new pair of boots yesterday, and a really cute wintery looking top. Haha.

I also GOT A NEW PHONE!!!


Front and Back!


I KNOW, THAT'S SHO! Hehe. The first thing I did was upload wallpapers (there can be 3 pictures, with 3 screens) on my phone.

OKAY. I think I should go now. It's been a very long post. I hope it works and the pictures don't die, etc. etc.

Oh right but one more thing before I go...

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Hope all your Christmases are awesome (and Arashi filled)! Oh and HAPPY AIBA DAY! =D
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Current Location: Christmas Land!
Current Music: Backstreet Boys - Climing the Walls
 
 
Karen
27 October 2009 @ 03:09 pm
My last entry was August 24th. Hehe. For Amanda's birthday. So yes, it has been about 2 months since I last wrote anything in here. So just to assure everyone that I'm not dead yet. ><"

I've been so busy with school work, and planning out the rest of my life that I really didn't have much time for anything else (except for my escapes into TVLand and the more rainbow-cracked-filled ArashiLand). I have another midterm on Thursday. Just had papers and midterms leading up to this point. I almost missed a paper last week, because I was so out of it, that I didn't even know it was due. I never thought that could happen to anyone, so when the professor said "Hand in your papers if you haven't done so at the beginning of class." I was stunned with the thought "what paper?" Oh well. It worked out somehow. I should start using my rainlendar more effectively.

I swear after I finish my midterm on Thursday, I WILL update my icon journal. I know I've been saying that for a while. But have a few unposted icons, wallpapers, layouts, FO banners, etc. All accumulated from the last time I updated. I also promise, promise, promise to stop slacking off over at onigirifbsubs. And on that note, I need to thank ohsyojdub for doing all the work that I'm supposed to be helping out with over at the comm when I was MIA. Heh. ><"

So Halloween's coming up. Hehe. I'll just leave it at that. Muahaha. Muahaha. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA! XD
 
 
Current Music: Sakurai Sho 櫻井翔 - Yume de ii kara
 
 
Karen
29 July 2009 @ 05:59 am
It's been another while since my last update. XD I'm kind of bad at keeping up with stuff. I keep saying I'm going to update my icon journal but never get around to it because I'm extremely lazy it seems. ><"

There's been quite a bit that's happened since my last update! Haha. Though I can't remember everything. I guess the key things would be:

1. I got the August issue of Popolo, with a cute Arashi pin-up! =D
2. I got my nails done, for the fun of it. Haha.
3. Typhoon postponed our squidding outing.
4. Went squidding the following week, though.
5. Witnessed a partial solar eclipse from my roof! Haha.
6. Saw Jason Kidd and Ron Artest at APM! (Promotional thing for some new sports brand.)

I have pictures of some of these things! Heh. Strangely enough though, no pictures of the squidding, got too into it, and didn't end up taking out my camera. Haha. XD Also, no Popolo pictures. Too lazy to actually upload and stuff. There was nothing interesting about the typhoon really. (There was hardly any wind or rain in our area. ><") Didn't get great pictures of Artest and Kidd, either, because we got there kind of late. Haha. So okay - only two things have pictures. Haha. ><" Maybe three if you count the Kidd + Artest stuff (though those pictures didn't turn out so well, we should've taken the picture when Ron Artest was actually waving at us, but we took out our camera too slowly. Haha. We yelled his name and he acknowledged us and everything, though!) Regardless, everything was quite interesting! Heh. 

Anyway, here's some stuff =D

Nails!:

^ wanted it to be kind of summery. Haha. Greens and yellows and ladybugs! =D

And this was so awesome:

^ we didn't have any professional equipment or anything, and didn't want to burn our retinas, so we used a stack of old film between our eyes/camera and the sun. =) It was quite awesome. Heh. By the time we got the camera out and stuff, so much of the sun was already uncovered. Haha. 

But yeah - had quite an interesting week... two weeks? Yeah. Oh - my brother also got to see Kobe Bryant too, when he came to Hong Kong. I wanted to go, but couldn't since my brother's part of Hong Kong's Nike Basketball League, and well... I'm not. So he got to go. I like this whole thing with NBA players coming to Hong Kong and all. Haha. =D Makes me happy. They really are tall. Ron Artest was so much fun. Haha. Goofed around with fans and all. Jason Kidd was more solemn. Haha. My brother also got to see (and play ball with) Jason Kopono when he came to HK. =D Last summer, I think. Ah. Very awesome stuff. Heh.

Anyway, I'm off to contemplate about updating my icon journal... something that might not happen for a while. Haha. ><" Wish me luck? Haha.
 
 
Current Music: Arashi 嵐 - Fuyu no Nioi
 
 
Karen
06 July 2009 @ 10:32 am
You know how I was ranting about not being able to find Deathglare!Sho? Well, I found it. And bought it. Wahahaha. I'm so happy! My brother also went to some random store, and bought me some other Sho pictures. =D Ooooh, also, for YesAsia, because we're in zone 1 or whatever, we have free express shipping too (which I didn't know about, since I normally don't buy things online). However, I bought All The Best! - Arashi! Their 10th anniversary singles collection! It should get here within 2 days of it coming out. I love Hong Kong! Hehe. (And I got in and preordered it on the 2nd wave, so it wasn't as expensive as it is now. The first wave at YesAsia was USD48 something. Then my batch was USD51 something, and then after that it was USD59.59. Don't know if it went up any higher after that. So Yar!)

But anyway, yes, July Duet!!!!:
 

Okay, he's not so deathglare-ish on the cover, and is quite smiley, meh. Oh well, it's the inside spread, it really is. Haha. XD


I know, I know, my camera hates me, but I just wanted to include at least ONE deathglare!Sho picture, since I've been raving about it. Heh. XD

Now I get to go and worry about course registration for my last year of university. I'm so pissed off, everything I want to take is either not offered, or clashes with something else I want to take. It's so frustrating. AND on top of which, the course registration site is not working because too many people are accessing it. And the ONE TIME it worked, I forgot I had the window open, so of course, I get signed out. I'm not a very happy camper. 

*looks at Sho*

Okay, a little better now. XD I'm hopeless. Hehe. Sigh, and I'll be updating my icon journal soon, but not that soon, because I'm a lazy bum. =D

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Current Music: Arashi 嵐 - Silver Ring