jumper_on: (for dream)
i'm really sad because today was the final episode of arashi no shukudai-kun. EVER.

they were on air for 8 years!!! granted, they kept changing the name and the format of the show. but it was the same show with the same 5 people hosting/doing stupid things and the same production crew. FOR 8 YEARS.

and now it's over. it's depressing.

so to cheer myself up, i opened my sketchbook. and i saw onew's smile. and that was the end of that.

(goodbye ANS. i will miss you forever.)

please to be checking out said picture of onew's smile so you can cheer up too! erm, not that you need cheering up. yeah. DO IT!



click me now! )
jumper_on: (Default)
basically, kpop = drama. sure, the music is slightly/absolutely better than jpop. and the clothes are way awesomer. and don't even get me started about the dancing (aces, man). but sometimes you just can't handle how seriously they take themselves in that country.

then one day you wake up and see this:



and you just wish that all your kpop groups were this uncomplicated. this drama-less. this fun. or that they'd last TEN YEARS TOGETHER in the industry without trying to kill their group/their friendships/their contracts/each other. 

and this is why no matter how shiny and brilliant kpop is, i still keep on coming back to these five. forever.

and also, because nino is such a bitch and i adore him to tiny little snarky bits. until the end of time, basically.
jumper_on: (oh oh only 4 u)
school started and i'm registered for too many classes and i'm stressed most of the time so i won't be able to go on lj much. not that i was updating regularly anyway (oh and there's this photo meme that's pretty old now but i was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] papyong  to do donghae and by [livejournal.com profile] miharudesu  to do GD and by my sister to do sungmin and I really wanna do this but I don't know when I'm gonna have the free time enough to actually sit down and sift through my photo folders which are taking up way more space in my laptop than is considered sane). but here are the things that made me feel good  this week.

arashi's anniversary is making me all warm and fuzzy in my stomach. even if i won't be able to see them live ever this year. even if nino's hair is three kinds of horrible. even if i haven't been keeping myself updated on them much. a chunk of my heart belongs to them and i don't think that will ever change. oh and aiba's winter drama! am so excahted.

eeteuk's arms and angel wing sneakers on sukira.

amber. and victoria song's bendy ways.

super junior h. best subgroup everrrrr.

watching snsd on intimate note.

jaechun's melody and harmony (which i love love love love love). ~*~yoochun~*~ in the mv <3

and this:


lee seunggi in a storefront window <3

the great thing about new york is whenever you feel sad or stressed, you could always swing by 32nd street and bask in the glory of Ktown. and place an advanced order for 13 pairs of super junior socks. :3
jumper_on: (glasses hae)
it's been over a week since school ended and it has taken me this long to catch up with fandom. and WTF?!

1. arashi is having their 10th anniversary concert. i don't know what to do about this.

2. i started watching Love Shuffle and WTF this is one of the wittiest, funniest, most underrated jdramas i have ever seen. also, matsuda shota is so sexy in this i can't even tell you. i liked him as soujirou in hanadan and i swear that episode about him and his first love was my favorite episode in the entire franchise hands down. because he cried! and it was believable! and great! i liked him also in bara no nai hanaya because he played a character that was the complete opposite of soujirou and he pulled it off awesome. i should have known i was in love with him when i saw him on the cover of NYLON JAPAN a couple months back. i was at kinokuniya staring at the magazine like an idiot for about two hours. but in LOVE SHUFFLE, man. just. unf. go watch it now.

3. WTF g dragon was depressed and went to europe with his hair like that. poor kid. apparently he's all better now (right). still, i love him in the My Heaven MV even if he was all sadface throughout.

4. suju's cosmo photoshoot. with the nice clothes and the genius hand placements. and the interview!

so the interviewer was asking them if any of them were envious of the other members' parts in the choreography for sorry, sorry. and so Yesung says he was jealous of Eunhyuk because he gets to do a dance solo. and Eeteuk says Siwon because he looks like a big boss when he does his finger lifting bit. and Sungmin says Hangeng because it looks really powerful how he walks in at the beginning. then the Inteviewer goes: Why doesn't Kyuhyun talk? Weren't you envious of the other members? then Kyu was like "I'm good."

HAHAHAHA. that boy. ♥


also, am i the only one who thinks he would have fit in fabulously with the cast of coffee prince? they should dress him more like this.

5.  DONGHAE. IN THIS. i know it's old but that doesn't make it any less hot. T^T

so anyway, i am in dire need of a layout change. i should go and do that now.

jumper_on: (for dream)
1. ARASHI
crazy moon on utaban
nino and ohno winning awards
quiz show

2. SUPER JUNIOR
dong hae. elle korea. previous post.
kibum finally showing his mug
watching them on Come to Play and Intimate Note. HEESICA wtf hahahahahahahahahahaha.
news about the REPACKAGED ALBUM this is gonna be so awesome
SORRY, SORRY REMIX ON INKIGAYO OMG THEY CHANGED SOME OF THE CHOREOGRAPHY AND THEY ENHANCED AND ADDED LITTLE BITS HERE AND THERE AND I LOVE IT AND I AM SUCH A SUCKER FOR THESE KINDS OF THINGS AND I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF HYUKJAE'S FABULOUS OUTFIT AND WHY IS THAT THE LAST PERFORMANCE OF SORRY, SORRY EVER I THINK I'M GONNA CRY BUT YAY FOR THE NEW SONG NEXT WEEK!!!

3. BIG BANG
watching ancient big bang videos and interviews with my sister this weekend
that LOTTE video with REAL CLOSE UP SHOTS OF TOP LOOKING CUTE WHILE PIMPING THAT LITTLE RED BOX AND FIXING HIS HAIR AND JUST LOOKING MIGHTY FINE IN THAT SUIT AND BEING ALL FIERCE WITH G DRAGON
in other news, G DRAGON has taken over my heart and it's been going on for the past couple of weeks and really it deserves its own post but something like that will take me a lot of time which is something i don't have these days. but yeah. I AM IN LOVE WITH THAT BOY. HORRENDOUS HAIR INCLUDED.

4. NEW FRIENDS! HELLO [livejournal.com profile] gwiboon and [livejournal.com profile] aokiyai !!!

5. actually getting homework done. and me liking what i've done. and one of my teachers calling me clever. teehee. two weeks to go and i'm done with this semester! after that is two glorious whole months of fandom immersion. i'm so excited!!!



jumper_on: (matsuken loves candy)
1. so i wanted to make up to JAPAN for neglecting it for the past few weeks and i went to kinokuniya yesterday. and who do i see on the covers of the music magazines? DBfSK. then i went to the counter to look at all the announcements and free postcards they have lying around and what do i see there? a postcard that says JAPAN AND KOREA UNITED and it's an announcement for like monthly meetings of japanese and korean people for friendship or something. i swear even japan is pimping korea now.

i went to the manga section so i could get away from korea for a couple of seconds and focus. and i'm sooooooo glad i did because that's where i found (and 2 seconds later, bought) this:


there are probably HQ scans of this photobook floating around but i took some pics with my cellphone anyway. because of the cuteness. and because i spent waaay too much on this than is reasonable and i don't care because it's matsuken and i wanted to show this to someone. sorry.
 

 
death note is sooooo three years ago. so why am i suddenly willing to shell out for ancient overpriced merchandise? it's a mystery.

2. in other news, arashi! new single!! yay!!! also, nino is starring in another drama SP. i'm so happy he's not playing another retard. and he's playing inoue mao's husband. how ever are the junxmao fangirls gonna react? bring on the fanfics.

3. my sister visits me every weekend so we could walk around the city and eat at every japanese restaurant we could find. and we read in a magazine that there's this one store that serves really good omurice so we went and looked for it last weekend. the following conversation takes place while i was looking at the subway map trying to figure out the best route to get there:

me: we could take any train on the red line, get off at this stop, then switch to any train on the....
sister: what? any train on the what?
me: the purple line.... I GOTTA INTRODUCE MYSELF.

then we started laughing and people were looking and yeah. that was a good day.

4. speaking of purple line, i always thought that was a funny song. ever since the first time i heard yoochun say "i really wanna touch myself" when ayisse made me listen to it in her car. but because of this remix, my views on this song are slowly changing:


i still think purple line is a funny song but why have i had this video on loop for the past hour? this remix somehow made me pay attention to yoochun's voice and i find that i like the quality of it better than jj's now. it's more manly. and a bit husky. and i like that.

5. speaking of yoochun, i think i love him now. i've always liked jaejoong because my sister showed me the balloons video a long time ago (yes) and then recently changmin because i thought he was extra hot in the mirotic video. but this week yoochun somehow ninja-ed his way onto the top. and i think it happened when they were guests on ontama and they were asked to sing lines from songs that started with each syllable of the words secret code (shi-ku-re-tsu-to ko-do in japanese). jj was serious about it and sang really good lines from songs but whenever they hit tough spots, yoochun takes over and wins my heart. for the syllable KU, yoochun goes "ku-gun, ku-gun" like the sound you hear when the shark stalks swimming humans in the jaws movies. then when they get to the syllable TO, yoochun starts singing "tonyo tonyo tonyo sakana no ko" you know like the studio ghibli film except that was PONYO. so yeah that's the reason why i love yoochun now. oh and because he has tattoos.

6. speaking of tattoos, jaejoong's are hot as well. and in grammatically correct english too. unlike a certain suju member i know who had "actions are more PRECTION than words" tattooed on his back. yes kangin, i'm talking about you. you would have been better off tattooing "korean number 1 handsome guy" on yourself. at least even if it's not true, all those words exist in the english language. prection. honestly.

7. speaking of korean handsome guys, let's talk about dong hae for a sec and how his charisma has gotten him parts in other artists' music videos: BoA's Key of Heart and SNSD's Kissing You. i love how in korea musicians often collaborate with other musicians in songs and videos even if they're not from the same management (wonderboys and wonderbang lol) and i rarely ever see that happen in japan and dong hae why are you so cute flirting with all nine members of SNSD and getting killed in a motorcycle accident on the way to BoA's gig??? sigh i love video whores. and collabs. which brings me to number 8 and i swear i've been postponing talking about them because of the sheer monumentality of the task but here i go anyway:

8. BIG BANG BABY.

hmmm.. i think i'm gonna postpone after all. my brain turns to mush when i think about big bang. more specifically, TOP. oh god, i think i'm gonna go change my underwear now. i'll talk about this burning hotness of a man next week. in the meantime, i leave you with this. because masamixes.com is GENIUS.

jumper_on: (for dream)
look at my frabjous desktop wallpaper of hot.

 



edited from the image posted by [info]chiaralovesnino  who got it from [info]waku_waku. thanks guys. :D
jumper_on: (emo boy eita)
last night, my dreams of watching arashi with my sister (who is more of a korean pop culture fan and hence wasn't really a fan of arashi until i convinced her to come with me on this trip and now she's almost as big a fangirl as i am) on september 5 in tokyo have been shattered. curse you travelocity.com for suddenly doubling the price for airfare!!! bottomline: we didn't save up enough money. and we are really depressed because we've been planning for this trip for two months. our mom (who ridicules our love for arashi and everything japanese, our mom who rolls her eyes when she hears an arashi song from the computer or even when she hears anything resembling the japanese language on tv, our mom who is completely and utterly against us going to japan) even drove us to barnes and noble yesterday to buy a tokyo train/street map. we even learned a couple of useful phrases from a wonderful wonderful book called "MAKING OUT IN JAPANESE" for use just in case we hook up with a couple of idols during our stay there. we even researched about how to get to aiba's restaurant in chiba and we already know what were gonna order and what message we were gonna write on the "TO MASAKI-CHAN" guestbook.  two months of intensive planning and research down the drain. because we're poor. *forlorn*

so we decided to cheer ourselves up by listing down all the (lame) pros of not going to japan in september.

1. we could save up for next year's 10th anniversary concert. that way, we'd have more money to spend on concert goods and clothes and food and hotels and we could even save up for front row seats  for the concert. also we could extend our stay to two weeks instead of the 5-day trip we planned for september.

2. the concert on september is gonna be held outdoors. and aiba said in music station that he was worried about the night damp and the holes in the stage. we don't wanna  watch aiba slipping around on stage and falling into holes when we watch the concert. plus my sister wanted to watch matsujun moonwalk on the ceiling of tokyo dome or whatever the hell matsujun comes up with next that requires the use of some suspension cables and a ceiling. we don't wanna get wet in case it rains. we wanna watch fight song performed by arashi while bouncing around on bungee cords attached to the dome. we wanna watch arashi under a ceiling. period. so we are gonna wait for next year's concert.

3. we prefer straight-haired aiba (like in the truth pv) to curly aiba. and if we were gonna watch on september, aiba would still be in his curly phase so we are gonna wait for next year's concert.

 4. the chances of them performing the song A.Ra.Shi is higher next year because it will be their tenth anniversary and surely their debut song would be included on the song list. so we're gonna wait for next year's concert.

5. we could learn more useful phrases from "Making Out in Japanese" for use  just in case we hook up with a couple of idols during our stay there.  

we couldn't think of any more reasons. all of the ones we gave are pretty lame anyway. we were just trying to cheer ourselves up. and it wasn't really working. and we knew it. so we decided to just cry our pathetic selves to sleep.

before i turned in for the night, i watched arashi's music lover performance of the song "Oh Yeah" which, until Truth came out, was my favorite arashi song ever. and i remembered how this morning when my sister and i were watching the real-time performance on keyhole, we were waving our hands in the air like the fangirls in the audience and we were saying how in a couple of weeks we would be doing this in an actual arashi concert. and it broke my heart that we weren't going. and i didn't even have the energy to finish the song. i just turned off the computer and sobbed.

i am so sad. :'(
jumper_on: (for dream)
ASLJKFHAGSLKDFJALSDKFJASDKFJALSDKJFALSKDJF

TRUTH PERF.

ON UTABAN.

i'm not even gonna describe how UTTERLY HOT aiba and nino were. just. must watch again.

also, they all took turns being rude to nakai. FUN.

***

plus REMIOROMEN was there too and the moment they sat down, KONAYUKI was played and the members were made to introduce themselves not as members of remioromen but as the musicians who made konayuki (bassist of konayuki, drummer of konayuki, etc.). this is the most hilarious utaban episode ever. XD

***

EDIT:

ASDKLFJAS:DJFAS:DJKFALSDKJADS

ZOMG. IT'S OUT.

i just downloaded the TRUTH PV.

i've died and gone to heaven. because if heaven isn't a place where five absolutely gorgeous and impeccably-dressed boys are performing choreography that should be banned for the happy damage it causes the psyche while an orchestra of angels provides musical accompaniment, i don't know what is.

first the utaban perf and now the PV. this is the best day of my life.

truth

Jul. 9th, 2008 01:52 am
jumper_on: (for dream)
so everyone agrees that TRUTH is the most perfect genius song ever written for a drama in the history of dramas having songs written for them right? i thought it was so perfect, you don't have to do anything to it to make it sound any better.

then the full version comes out, and my love for the song just grew exponentially. i mean the pre-chorus was already pretty amazing in the short version. it was just so clever how the lines and the melodies were overlapping and chasing each other and intertwining. kind of like a metaphor for how ohno's and toma's characters are in the drama. but man that second pre-chorus in the longer version is nothing short of an aural orgasm. the way the percussions just faded out and it was all just voices and piano and strings and some subtle industrial elements? gaaaah it's fucking awesome.

(sorry. this post has turned into what a typical conversation with my bandmates would sound like. only i would never talk to them about TRUTH cause they are stupid boys who don't know jack squat about arashi.)

frankly, i've never raved over an arashi song this much. i mean their songs never fail to get me off my ass and dance (hello step and go, carnival night, eyes with delight, itsuka no summer, kitto daijoubu, i could go on and on and on..) but this is the first time an arashi song has moved me to dissect the technical shit. so i was thinking: good job guys. this is the single most technically-complicated piece of musical genius you've ever recorded. and nothing can ever make me love this song more.

but then i see this on youtube.

and let me just tell you. the only thing that beats a perfect genius song is some genius japanese kid who plays it PERFECTLY on a fucking piano and posts it on youtube the day after she first hears it on tv.

why am i not this good, God? i am so jealous and i feel like a crap musician. haha.

you should check out all of her videos. i think she has piano versions of one love, sirius, and himitsu on her youtube site and they're all fucking perfect. ugh.
jumper_on: (for dream)
OMG. MAOU.

i gotta say i had my doubts about this drama. i thought it was gonna be cheesy. but it's really really good. i didn't expect to like it this much.

OHNO OH MY GOD. you've always been my least favorite arashi member but. i think i love you. naruse! so much tragic! it's just really really good acting. gaaaaah. and nino was there for like two seconds. what? therefore, he's gotta be in the next few episodes too. i hope. haha.

AND TRUTH! i can't even begin to describe how much i adore this song. okay i can. this is the first time i heard this song and already it has surpassed one love (which was taking its sweet time climbing my personal "new song love" chart). it's kinda dark but not too dark for arashi. the pre-chorus is just so clever. does anyone know if this song can be downloaded anywhere? it's just a really really good song. and i NEED it.

gaaaah. GAAAAAAAH!!!

okay i'll go have breakfast now.
jumper_on: (emo boy eita)
1. i just saw tonight's himitsu no arashi-chan on TVU. bwahahaha it was so funny. even if i didn't understand half of what they were saying. nino's "hai~ CUT!" was precious. gaaah. i love nino.

2. then i accidentally caught the last half of the LAST FRIENDS SP when i changed the channel from TBS to Fuji Terebi. i didn't even know it was showing today. gaaaah. i love eita. oh and they showed ads for CODE BLUE cause it's gonna take over LF's time slot. gaaaah. i love yamapi.

3. family drama, laziness. paranoia. running away from real life. self-awareness. this week so far has been lousy.

4. got this meme from [profile] goldengutgirl   


EDIT:

5. go read nino's latest game nikki entry. he talks about how tegoshi is so kawaii and how massu is ...... a really nice guy. hahahahaha. i couldn't stop laughing at this one. it's filled with tegomassu love. who would've thunk it?

Nino loves Tegomassu...♥ cause he puts a heart after their name

 
jumper_on: (omfg i wish i was aiba's fingers)
dear fellow filipinos, today we celebrate our independence day. and so to show my ONE LOVE for my country, i went and watched the ONE LOVE PV . whut.

and i'm sorry. i've been watching it over and over since i got up an hour ago and it just.. i don't know. the song itself is okay, but the video is.. hmmm i'm just gonna say how i feel. cause it's bad to keep things bottled up so.

1.  MATSUJUN

congratulations to him. his voice wasn't that bad. it wasn't like fingernails on a chalkboard at all. so yay!! i'm so happy for him! however, his smiling kinda scared me at some points. there were bits where he looked like he was annoyed, but being the professional that he is, he just smiled a smile that said "i'm gonna get you after this shoot, you incompetent imbecile. just you wait." however, i so love him for those precious aibajun moments in the middle. that part single-handedly saved this video for me.

2. SHO

sho seemed like he didn't know what to do with his hands. i mean off the top of my head i could think of a couple of places where he could've put his hands and it wouldn't have looked awkward at all. but japan probably isn't ready for that yet. however, sho was happy. did you get how HAPPY he was? poor guy, his face must have hurt after all that smiling.

3. OHNO

if this video were a contest, ohno would have won best in show. no weird faces or funny hand gestures. i loved him in this video because he looked so genuine. good job good job.

4. AIBA

2nd place to ohno (only because ohno has the better voice) i love this boy. he just looked perfect. and on top of a wedding cake too. mmmmm..

5. NINO

i don't even know where to start. nino looked positively BORED in this video. he looked straight at the camera only twice. the first time was for a couple of seconds (first chorus) and the second time was just a split second (2nd chorus). i understand though. i wouldn't be able to look people straight in the eye too if i were made to wear THOSE SHORTS. with THOSE UGLY BROWN SHOES. i mean the whole ensemble was just.. ugh. but don't worry nino. i still love you more than any of your better-dressed band mates.

come on stylists. don't you know by now that only aiba can pull off wearing shorts? mmmmm.. aiba in shorts...

overall, this video didn't have as much of an impact on me as the HAPPINESS PV did. where they looked like they were just having the best fun. or even the STEP AND GO PV. those colors!!! it was just a really good shoot. even if nino was wearing that horrendous cape thing.

i absolutely love the middle of it though. aibajun. mmmmm...

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