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.. ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪

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

  • 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... ^_^

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:

credits to TAGA-DON