Friday, December 31

Katsu Curry!! Itadakimasu!

I've been craving for KATSUDON for a week now and its my turn to cook.. so i decided why not make one?

I checked the ingreadients online for making katsudon and some of it is not available here in the US.. I almost give up when i remembered another favorite japanese dish that i like CURRY!! Most of the Jdramas i've watched always have curry on it like in Kaibutsu-kun and Ryusei no Kizuna. Even one of Yamapi's entry in his nikki is all about him eating curry..

Mouth-watering Curry... yummy!! and i still want to eat katsudon but actually i realized that the one i really like was the tonkatsu or pork cutlet in the katsudon.. hahaha finally i made up my mind and decided to just combine the two and the result Katsu Curry!!
Result of "My first Katsu Curry"

Wednesday, December 29

Ninomiya Kazunari finally makes his appearance on “Tensai Shimura Doubutsuen”

The equation is pretty simple for Ninomiya Kazunari fans: Ninomiya + cute puppies = the best Christmas present ever.
Broadcasted on December 25th, the Arashi member swept hearts with his guest appearance on “Tensai Shimura Doubutsuen“, an animal variety show. Ninomiya was the only group member who had yet to appear on the show.
For his segment, he went to go look for some adorable baby animals with the female comedian duo, Harisenbon.
To watch the segment where Nino appeared in the show click here

Source: TokyoHive

Final Fantasy’s “Dissidia 012 [duodecim]” unveils a new trailer!

As a special holiday treat for their fans, Square Enix released a five-minute long trailer of their newest “Final Fantasy” title, ”Dissidia 012 [duodecim]“. This latest edition to the game series is actually a prequel to the 2008 RPG fighting game, “Duodecim Dissidia“.

Mizushima Hiro’s “KAGEROU” reaches a circulation figure of 1 million!

On December 28th, Poplar Publishing announced that Mizushima Hiro’s debut novel, “KAGEROU“, had reached a circulation figure of 1 million! Published under Mizushima’s real name, Saito Tomohiro, it took the book only two weeks to reach that astonishing figure, since the book was officially released on the 15th.

Sunday, December 26

Christmas (Day Off) Weekend

MeRRy ChRisTmAs!!!

♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ 'Tis the season to be jolly.. fa..la..la..la..la..la..la..la..la.. ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪

Yamashita Tomohisa reveals cover jackets for upcoming single & album

NEWS member Yamashita Tomohisa will be releasing both a new single (titled “Hadakanbo“) and his first solo album, “SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD“. The first will be unveiled on January 19th, and the second will be released on the 26th.
 Cover jackets and tracklists for the upcoming releases of Yamapi's new single and first solo album

Wednesday, December 22

12/11/10 - Snow Blizzard?!?!

my car T_T

Clearance KiTTies!!

After work -- > store hopping, christmas shopping, book/manga hunting, big burito eating (burp!), and to end it with giving love and attention to adorable CLEARANCE KITTIES!!! definitely a day to cherish filled with love and cuteness ^_^

Artemis: the two-colored (blue and green) eye kitty ^_^

Christmas Party @ work ^_^

Secret Santa and lots of food!!!!

Jessica: 3-Layer Bar

Saturday, December 18

Nakamura Maiko announces debut album “Answer”

Nakamura Maiko
After being featured as a guest on multiple songs by other artists, nineteen year old Nakamura Maiko will finally be releasing her major label debut album, “Answer,” on January 12th.

Yamashita Tomohisa - Ashita no Joe updates!

Ashita no Joe will be released on 02/11/11
An event for the upcoming movie “Ashita no Joe“, which is a live-action adaptation of the legendary boxing manga, was held on December 17th, and Yamashita Tomohisa (NEWS), who plays the main character, Yabuki Joe, and the director of the movie, Sori Fumihiko, showed up at the event.

Kitagawa Keiko fangirling over Azumi Shinichiro on her blog

Kitagawa Keiko made a new blog entry recently and talked about the shoot for “Pittanko Kankan“, which is a quiz & talk variety show hosted by Hisamoto Masami (comedian) and Azumi Shinichiro (announcer).

Thursday, December 16

Arashi’s Aiba Masaki meets Jack Bauer on “Arashi ni Shiyagare”

Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland made an appearance on Arashi’s variety show, “Arashi ni Shiyagare“, which was broadcasted on December 11th.
Aiba Masaki got to meet Mr. Jack Bauer on the “Michi tono Sougu Shiyagare” corner, in which an Arashi member gets to learn a special skill from the guest. Kiefer came on to instruct Aiba on how to achieve a godlike body like his, and told him, ”Today, I came here to try to help you out with that, we can put you through a couple training sessions if you would like.

NTV’s “Best Artist 2010″ performances

 NTV’s “Best Artist 2010″
I missed to watch  NTV’s “Best Artist 2010″ (because of work T_T). It was held on December 15th at Makuhari Messe in Chiba.

Aiba Masaki’s upcoming drama “Bartender” to air a special pre-show!

Arashi’s Aiba Masaki is headlining a new drama based off a popular comic series called, “Bartender“. Although it will start broadcasting on February 4th, it’s been recently revealed that a special pre-show will air on January 14th. The pre-show, which is not a prequel to the drama, merely follows Aiba as he tries to learn more about how to enjoy alcohol from various “Alcohol masters” in the entertainment industry.  One of the “Alcohol masters” will be Shimura Ken, who is personally close to Aiba (they co-starred together in “Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen“); Ken will teach Aiba the mature way of enjoying alcohol.

Mizushima Hiro talks about the backlash of winning the “Poplar Grand Prize” for his book

Mizushima Hiro’s debut novel “KAGEROU” has been netting increasing interest after it was discovered to have won the prestigious “Poplar Publishing Grand Prize for Fiction” award. The book already became a bestseller in terms of pre-sales alone, with over 430,000 copies purchased before it became available. Yet malicious rumors have been floating around that Mizushima’s literary achievements were all based on his previous life as a famous actor.

Wednesday, December 15

Kimi Wa Petto: (My) Drama review!!

Its already been 2 or 3 years since my friend recommended this Jdorama for me to watch.. and I just finished it now hahaha (so many things I want to do and one day isn't enough to do it all!!)


Tuesday, December 14

Aiba Masaki: final guest on “Freeter, Ie wo Kau” and stars on new drama "Bartender"

Arashi’s Aiba Masaki will make a guest appearance on the last episode of “Freeter, Ie wo kau“, scheduled for broadcast December 21st.
Freeter, Ie wo Kau

GANTZ - List of Participating American theaters


Alaska, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Wyoming are the only states that will not have the screenings.

Sunday, December 12

Johnny's Christmas Message 2010

Woke up at 6am, I decided to browse around Johnny's site (since i'll be having a video chat with my family later..might as well keep myself awake ^_^) and found this:

Saturday, December 11

Yamashita Tomohisa reveals details on first solo album

Yamashita Tomohisa has announced that he will be releasing a new single, “Hadankanbo,” on January 19th and will quickly follow it up with his first solo album, “SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD,” on January 26th.

Christmas Wishlist ^_^

My "ultimate" must have gift for christmas wahahahaha although some of them are impossible to get but hey i still want it!! :p

MY X-MAS WISHLIST
  • Heated Blanket/Kotatsu
  • Driver's License
  • Be hired as a Desktop Support Technician!!

3rd Shift Potlucks part 2

Every thursday at work there's always something to look forward to... ^_^
YUMMY!!

Sherise: Pigs in the Blanket and Chips
Emily: Beef stew

Wednesday, December 8

Matsumoto Jun receives “VOCE BEAUTY AWARDS 2010″ for his Fasio CM!

Arashi member, Matsumoto Jun has received the “Best Beauty CM Award” for his Fasio “Mascaliner” CM!   This award is a new section for the “VOCE BEAUTY AWARDS” which is organized by VOCE (beauty magazine) to choose the best cosmetic products of the year.
On December 7th, Matsumoto appeared at the awarding ceremony stating, “When I first got the offer, I thought I would have to be disguised as a woman.  Although I’m surprised to receive this award, I am also very honored.”  He also stated that the reason why his CM received the award is that it was very fresh idea to appoint a guy for a cosmetic CM.
Source: TokyoHive

Tuesday, December 7

From "A" (Akanishi Jin) to "Y" (Yamashita Tomohisa)

While listening to Yamashita Tomohisa's song "Crush on You" at work, I suddenly realized that some of the jpop songs in my MP3 player were sang in English or mixed English-Japanese / English-Korean like:

Sunday, December 5

FiLLinG PiEcEs!!!

Got so obsessed in playing "Filling Pieces"... i just can't help myself but to solve those puzzles.. i got the game from FRIV which has 250+ games for kids and young minds like me hahaha well im still a kid at heart.. unleashing my childish mind by playing kids game, watching anime hahaha..

i really love playing mind games and RPGs..

below are some snaphots of it..

Friday, December 3

New CMs for Nintendo Wii “DONKEY KONG RETURNS” starring Sakurai Sho & Matsumoto Jun

New CMs for Nintendo Wii game, “DONKEY KONG RETURNS” which Arashi members, Sakurai Sho and Matsumoto Jun star in, has started airing on December 1st!  There are 7 different versions. (“DONKEY KONG RETURNS” will be on sale starting on December 9th)
Source: TokyoHive

Mizushima Hiro’s debut novel, “KAGEROU”, experiences explosive pre-order sales

Mizushima Hiro will be releasing his debut novel, titled “KAGEROU“, which received the prestigious “Poplar Publishing Grand Prize for Fiction” award on December 15th, and it’s been reported that the novel has already received over 400,000 pre-orders. According to a person from the publishing industry, that number is extremely high, especially nowadays when a new writer’s book that receives a rookie award usually gets 4000~5000 copies sold for the first edition.  The person also said that “KAGEROU” is sure to be a bestselling novel.
Mizushima’s agency commented, “Not only us (people from his agency), but Mizushima himself is also very surprised to hear that, and we also appreciate that it will be read by many people.

Source: TokyoHive

NHK receives 759,480 applications for “Kohaku”

On December 2nd, NHK held a press conference and revealed that they received an astounding amount of applications from music fans who wished to attend the “Kohaku Uta Gassen“, which will be held on New Year’s Eve.

Artist lineup announced for year-end “Music Station Super Live”!

The guest list has finally been announced for the yearly music program, “MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE“! “MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE” is a long-standing tradition on the TV Asahi network, and has gained immense popularity as one of the best year-end music shows.
This year, fans can tune in on Christmas Eve to catch all the performances from their favorite musicians. The 33 artists who will participate in the 2010 show are:

Tuesday, November 30

GANTZ Movie to be released in America

Ninomiya Kazunari from Arashi and actor Matsuyama Kenichi made an appearance at the premiere screening for the upcoming movie “GANTZ” at the Tokyo JCB Hall earlier today. The movie is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on January 29, 2011.
During the press conference, there was a special announcement that the movie “GANTZ” will also be released in the United States on January 20, 2011. Altogether, the movie will open in 300 theaters across America. They also announced that “GANTZ” will be released in the United States one week earlier than Japan.
After the announcement was made, Ninomiya commented, “There are so many people in the world who love GANTZ, and GANTZ fans will be happy… its a great thing.”
Matsuyama commented, “I wonder why the movie will be released in America first. I don’t understand why Japan is later, but this will be a great opportunity.”
The second part of “GANTZ” will be released on April 23rd, 2011. Gantz is based on Oku Hiroya’s manga of the same title, which follows the lives of two male students who were involved in a train accident but were brought back to life by GANTZ.
Source: TokyoHive

Monday, November 29

Ohno Satoshi spotted on New York

It has been reported that the leader of the wildly popular group Arashi, Satoshi Ohno, has been spotted in New York! He is reportedly in the Big Apple celebrating his 30th birthday with pop artist Yoshitomo Nara.

Sunday, November 28

Black Friday = ONIGIRIS and GRAND CASINO

So many left-overs from yesterday's thanksgiving and tired of eating turkey.. i decided to make Onigiris (Japanese RiceBalls) for lunch ^_^ yum!!

My miniature Onigiris

HaPPy ThanKsgiVing!!

My first time to celebrate Thanksgiving and to eat turkey! Too much food to fill my stomach... agh! ^_^ All you can eat turkey and more... FooD, DrinKs, FrienDs, Karaoke.... FuN!!


Saturday, November 27

TOKIO & Arashi to hijack the TV for New Year’s Eve

It’s been reported that two variety shows featuring JE groups will be broadcasted in a “relay style” for New Year’s Day. Running for five and a half hours, the two shows have been identified as “THE Ultraman DASH Kiseki no 3-pun kan wo Mokugeki seyo” and “Arashi ni Shiyagare New Year’s Day 2.5 hours special“.

Thursday, November 25

Miura Haruma to star in upcoming movie “Tokyo Kouen” with three gorgeous actresses

Popular actor, Miura Haruma will star in upcoming movie “Tokyo Kouen“, and co-star with three gorgeous actresses, Eikura Nana, Konishi Manami, and Igawa Haruka for the first time.   “Tokyo Kouen” is originally a novel by Shoji Yukiya, and Miura will be playing a college student who has a dream to be a camera man.  While Koji (Miura) is pursuing this dream, he receives a sudden request to “Follow my girlfriend, and take photos of her”.  But because of this odd request, the relationship with Koji and the women around him takes an entertaining turn.

LSS - "Last Song Syndrome"

According to URBAN DICTIONARY

LAST SONG SYNDROME (LSS)

1. To listen to music before going out of the house, and having the last song you hear before leaving stick in your head all through your journey, and beyond. Is usually accompanied by subconscious humming.

Saturday, November 20

My weekend before Thanksgiving

Friday (11/19/10)
My fave villain - Bellatrix
Movie day with my co-workers.. a great way to start the weekend.. watched Harry Potter 7 - Deathly Hallows part 1... can't wait for part 2!!  Bellatrix Lestrange is just so awesome (portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter.. there's no other actress that can replace her she's just so perfect for the role) though i hate her for killing Dobby!! Poor Dobby!! I'm sure gonna miss him!

ending my day with Pizza for supper!! its been decided (since 2 weeks ago) that i'll be in charge for supper every friday but can't think of anything to cook so i just ordered Jumbo Jet Deal from Jet's Pizza...


pizza photos from jetspizza.com

Saturday (11/20/10)

went to go window shopping for a soft comfy recliner couch but was distracted with christmas decors.. cant get enough of it so cute.. you could definitely feel the christmas spirit just around the corner
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Made this snowman a week ago during the first snowfall and now that the sun is up.. Mr. Snowman is melting away...
Mr. Snowman with missing buttons and hat
Don't worry Mr. Snowman will patch you up when the next snowfall come.. for the meantime just hang on there okay ^_^

Thursday, November 18

Yamashita Tomohisa announces solo live tour in Asia + first solo album

Johnny’s Entertainment has announced that NEWS member, Yamashita Tomohisa will be holding his solo live tour which will span across the continent of Asia starting on January 29th to May 10th.
He will make have stops in 5 cities in Japan, and the tour also includes 5 cities outside of Japan in Asia including Hongkong, Taipei, Busan, Seoul, and Bangkok.  For the entire tour, there will be 27 total stages.  It was also announced that he will also be releasing his first solo album right before the tour.
Although he has performed in Taiwan in 2007 as a member of NEWS, this will be his first time holding a solo tour overseas. Yamashita commented, “It will give me a huge responsibility, but it’s also a great chance.  I hope it will make people in other Asian countries get to know more about Japanese idols.”  Yamashita also gave comment to fans, “I will participate in NEWS activities as well, so you don’t have to worry!”

Source: Tokyo Hive

Miura Haruma & Toda Erika to star in next “Getsu 9″ drama

It’s been announced that the next “Getsu 9” (a prime time drama series time slot on Fuji Television) drama will star Miura Haruma and Toda Erika.   The title of the drama will be “Taisetsunakoto wa subete Kimi ga Oshietekureta”, and both Miura and Toda play teachers.
In the drama, they are an engaged couple, but Miura, as a bright biology teacher, meets a girl who will be his new student (but he doesn’t know that initially), and they get into a “forbidden relationship.”  Toda, as an English teacher, and knowing the betrayal of her fiancée, struggles with the jealousy and cruelty.
This will be the first time that both Miura and Toda will star in a “Getsu 9″ drama, and it will also be the first time they co-star with one another.  The drama is set to begin in January of 2011.
Source: Tokyo Hive

Saturday, November 13

Its my turn to cook...

Every Friday i've got a chance to prove my cooking skills LoL! starting this friday its my turn to cook for supper. the first thing that came to my mind is to cook ADOBO.. good thing it turn out to be delicious (i think ^_^)
Chicken Adobo with Pineapple chunks


So what meal shall i cook for next week?? hmmm..

Friday, November 12

Miura Haruma is a gamer

A press conference for new PSP game, “Monster Hunter Portable 3rd” (Capcom) was held on November 10th, and Miura Haruma, Okada Yoshinori, comedian duo JichoKacho’s Inoue Satoshi, and Tutorial’s Tokui Yoshimi, showed up.

Oguri Shun cheated on Yamada Yu?

Gossip magazine, “FRIDAY“, reported on its November 12th issue that Oguri Shun had cheated on his girlfriend, Yamada Yu.  According to the magazine, the actor was drinking with over 20 of his friends at Izakaya, and was getting quite friendly with a girl (described as “A”) who sat next to him.

Arashi’s latest single “Hatenai Sora” sold 248,828 copies on the release day

Arashi has just released their 6th single of 2010, “Hatenai Sora” on November 10th, and not surprisingly it topped the Oricon daily chart.
Oricon reports that they sold 248,828 copies on it’s debut day, and it exceeded the first day sales of “Troublemaker” which sold around 233,000 copies.  Therefore, “Hatenai Sora” has the best first day sales amongst all 6 singles released by Arashi in 2010.
Below is the Top 5 ranking of Oricon single daily chart.

Gorgeous guests on this week’s Himitsu no Arashi-chan!

On the November 11th episode of “Himitsu no Arashi-chan“, Toda Erika, Oguri Shun, and Kasahara Hideyuki were invited to guest on Arashi’s variety show.
Toda was the guest for “VIP ROOM”, and some interesting details about the star were revealed. Meanwhile, Oguri Shun and Kasahara Hideyuki made their appearances for the “Mannequin Five” corner as Arashi’s opponents. The theme of “Mannequin Five” this week was “Best clothes for a date.”

Source: Tokyo Hive

Thursday, November 11

Big Night!


Just got home from the poker tournament.. i was lucky to be picked from FACEBOOK to play the CHIPPY POKER TOURNAMENT!.. i was in the AUGUST "FACEBOOK" LUCKY DOGS but we waited for 3 months just have the schedule of the play (guess they were too busy huh!! o_0)

lucky to be in it but not lucky enough to win it!! ^_^ at least I was able to made it to the last two tables (there were 4 tables at the start of the play with 30+ players) so how did i lose?

Here is my card
and i lost to this card


and i thought i'm winning until the flop showed another ace leaving my Kings hopeless.. (o_0) and that was it even the river didn't help.. and i lost..

it was a good experience.. looking forward to play it again (hopefully)..

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i was checking on my twitter when i noticed that Mizushima Hiro was just online 4 minutes ago.. GEEZ! i missed it by 4 minutes!! I should have log in to twitter 5mins. early >_< another dismay..

well better luck next time.. hopefully he'll reply to my tweet to him.. (wishing for it!!)

what a long night now time to get to work... weekends coming!! woohoo!! ^_^

Wednesday, November 10

Inoue Mao worried about Takenouchi Yutaka on set

Back in June, we reported about the shoot for upcoming movie “Taiheiyou no Kiseki ~Fox to Yobareta Otoko~(Miracle in Pacific ~The man who was called Fox~)” in Thailand.  Today, a press conference for the movie was held, and cast members Takenouchi Yutaka, Inoue Mao, Yamada Takayuki, and American actor, Sean McGowan, showed up.

Tuesday, November 9

Mizushima Hiro’s first novel “KAGEROU” to be published in the middle of December

Mizushima Hiro’s first novel (under his real name, Saito Tomohiro) “KAGEROU” received the “Poplar Publishing Grand Prize for Fiction.”
On November 9th, he announced that the novel will be published in the middle of December.
Hiro announced that on his Twitter.  He has over 130,000 followers and is quite popular! (and for the record i'm also one of his followers hehehe ^_^)

Source: Tokyo Hive, Mizushima Hiro's Twitter

Sunday, November 7

My Ride...

2002 Nissan Altima
After 5 hours of car hunting and 2 hours of waiting for the paper works, <finally!> i was able to buy a car

Aiba Masaki cheers for a lazy sloth!

In this week’s episode of “Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen,” which was broadcasted on November 6th, Aiba Masaki visited Nasu Kogen in Tochigi to cheer on a lazy sloth named, “Jaja-chan” (They say that a wild sloth is actually quite active when they get food).  A fancier of the sloth wanted Jaja-chan to be more active, so he asked Aiba for help.

Saturday, November 6

Kitagawa Keiko to star in upcoming drama on TBS

It’s been announced that popular actress Kitagawa Keiko will be starring in upcoming drama, “LADY ~ Saigo no Profiling~ (temporary title)”, which will start in January 2011!

2NE1 delays their debut Japanese release

The girl group sensation from Korea, 2NE1, amped up their Japanese fans with their plans to enter the Japanese music market. After announcing that they were signing under Avex Entertainment, fans waited patiently for further updates.
Unfortunately, Avex recently posted a notice on 2NE1’s official homepage, and said the following:

Mizushima Hiro & Ayaka open official Twitters!

Married couple, Mizushima Hiro and Ayaka both started their official Twitters!  They said they opened it to communicate with fans, and as they stated so, they answer fans’ tweets very politely, and frankly.

Shukan Bunshun reports JE boys’ sex scandal

Weekly gossip magazine, Shukan Bunshun reported on its latest issue about various Johnny Entertainment boys’ and a sex scandal which was revealed by porno actress Makinoda Aya, whom committed suicide last month.
According to Shukan Bunshun, Aya spoke of her relationship with the JE boys to the magazine including some private photos that she took with some JE boys over 10 years ago.  She told the magazine that she was dating Nagase Tomoya (TOKIO) after she debuted as a “L☆IS” member in 1996. She stated that she was close with some of the JE boys acting as a big sister to people such as Shibutani Subaru (Kanjani 8), Nishikido Ryo (Kanjani 8), and Imai Tsubasa (Tackey & Tsubasa) .

Matsumoto Jun whips out his “Mascaliner” for new CM


Source: Tokyo Hive
Matsumoto Jun would be featured in a CM for cosmetics brand ”Fasio“’s new item, “Mascaliner” - a hybrid between mascara and eyeliner.

Check out the CM and the making for “Mascaliner” here

Arashi releases “Hatenai Sora” PV!

Full PV has finally been revealed!! To checked it out click here

Source: Tokyo Hive

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awesomness~~

Friday, November 5

Arashi dukes it out with foreign talents on “VS Arashi”

On the November 4th episode of Arashi’s variety show, “VS Arashi“, the group competed against an international team which consisted of six foreign talents: David Specter, Yoon Son Ha, Bobby Ologun, Rola Chen, Dante Carver, and Chad Mullane.  To help the Arashi team, Funakoshi Eiichiro joined up with the group.

Sunday, October 31

Halloween Week part 3 - Costume Parties!

spent my weekends attending two halloween costume parties!! (nakakapagod din pala pag puro na lang PARTY!! hahaha) FUN!!

me in my halloween costume a.k.a Angel of Darkness (w/o wings)

Thursday, October 28

Halloween Week part 2 - Carving Pumpkins ^_^

Carving pumpkins is so much FUN!! except for the part where you need to remove the insides of the pumpkin.. too much work >_< but the result of all that hardwork paid off!! isn't it cute?? ^_^

credits to TAGA-DON