Saturday, December 31

Christmas Month!!

A quick peek to very busy December... >.<


Work, Party, Gifts, Food, Park, Cards, Day off, Shopping, Karaoke,Chocolates, Work, Pay Day, Birthdays, Work, Video chat, Movies, Audiobooks, Work, Work.........

Due to my tight schedule I was only able to cook once this month T_T...

Monday, October 10

Cast members for live-action drama “Ranma 1/2″ announced

Takahashi Rumiko’s popular manga series, “Ranma 1/2“, would be getting a special live-action drama adaptation starring actress Aragaki Yui.

The original “Ranma 1/2″ series depicts the story of a young boy named ‘Ranma’, who transforms into a girl after being splashed with cold water. The special drama will be an original story based on Ranma’s fiancee, ‘Tendo Akane’.

Sunday, October 9

Yamashita Tomohisa & Nishikido Ryo withdraw from NEWS

On October 7th, Johnny & Associates Inc. announced that two NEWS members, Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo,  withdrew from the group on the same day.  Yamashita will pursue his solo activities, and Nishikido will focus on his activities in Kanjani∞. Consequently, NEWS will continue their activities with four members: Koyama Keiichiro, Kato Shigeaki, Masuda Takahisa, and Tegoshi Yuya.

Check out the audio for Arashi’s “Meikyu Love Song”

Arashi would release a new single called “Meikyu Love Song“, which will be used as the theme song for Sakurai Sho’s upcoming drama, “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de”.

Friday, October 7

Heartstrings: (My) Drama Review

After teasing us with the ShinxHwa tandem in the hit Kdrama "You're Beautiful", Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa is finally together again in this heartfelt Kdrama "Heartstrings" a.k.a "You've Fallen for Me".

Heartstrings a.k.a You've Fallen for Me

Duluth Weekend Getaway

On our way to Duluth, MN

P & P (Polygons and Pet Insect)

Last week's creative artwork ^_^
Creative Polygons (square, hexagon,heptagon, octagon)

Sunday, September 25

Full Moon wo Sagashite: (My) Anime Review

Taking a break from live action dramas. I found this anime while browsing through YouTube for something to watch. I actually watched all the 52 episodes (approx. 30mins/ep.) in just two days!! Although it seems a bit childish, it reminds me of my childhood memories - dreams and aspirations.

Full Moon O Sagashite (anime)

Friday, September 23

Ninomiya Kazunari CM for ‘Pocky’

30 sec CM

Sakurai Sho’s and Keiko Kitagawa's upcoming drama - Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de

Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
Title: 謎解きはディナーのあとで
Title (romaji): Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
Genre: Mystery
Broadcast network: Fuji TV Broadcast period: 2011-Oct start
Air time: Tuesday 21:00
Theme song: Meikyu Love Song by ARASHI

TGIF! = Apple Pie, Vanilla Ice Cream and 6827's Artwork

それは久しぶりです!

The story behind the pictures will remain untold. ;p
Let our imaginations run wild V(^_^)V
The controversial heart..
The failed flower response..

Thursday, September 15

Deka Wanko: (My) Drama Review

If you are a: Dog-lover, Gothic Lolita Fashionista/Fan, Tegoshi Yuya Fan, Tabe Mikako Fan, likes trivial detective plot or easy to solve cases then this jdorama is for you.
Deka Wanko
Synopsis: (DramaWiki)
"Deka Wanko" is originally a manga by "Gokusen" creator Kozueko Morimoto. The comedic series revolves around a rookie detective named Ichiko Hanamori (played by Tabe), whose exceptional dog-like sense of smell is used to solve difficult cases, in addition to earning her the nickname of "Deka Wanko."

Monday, September 5

Letters from Iwo Jima (English/Japanese Movie)

Letters from Iwo Jima

Before my Netflix free trial ended, I was able to watch this war film with anticipation. I've always been curious about Nino's acting as a husband and Japanese soldier. It seems to me with his looks (which he never seems to age) he couldn't probably fit into the role but I was wrong. His excellent acting skills gave life to his character as well as exceeding my expectations to him as an actor.

CNBLUE to make their major label debut in October

CNBLUE has announced that they will make their major label debut with the single “In My Head” this fall! In order to build up experience, the Korean band travelled to Japan in 2009, where band culture is strongly rooted. For approximately half a year, CNBLUE held a series of street lives and live house performance before they released their indie debut mini-album “Now or Never“. After putting out six subsequent CD releases, CNBLUE held a successful Zepp tour in January 2011. Their major label debut single “In My Head” will be released on October 19th in two different versions: a limited (CD+DVD) version and a regular CD-only version. The limited edition comes with a DVD containing both the PV and ‘off-shot movie’ for the title track, in addition to a 52-page photo booklet.
Source: TokyoHive

Matsuyama Kenichi & Koyuki announce they’re expecting their first child

It’s just been revealed that Matsuyama Kenichi and Koyuki, who recently got married in April, are expecting their first child! The couple made their announcement to the media through a fax sent by their agency. Koyuki, who is five months pregnant, wrote, “I am starting to feel the joy and responsibility of taking care of this new, tiny life within me. I hope to take care of myself and prepare myself for that day with the help of my husband, Matsuyama Kenichi“. Matsuyama also wrote, “Today, I’d like to inform you that my wife is pregnant. We will be the first people that our new baby will see. I don’t know how we will appear to our child, but as a father, a man, an actor, and a person, I’d like to continue growing and live a fun life with my wife and child.”
Source: TokyoHive

Saturday, August 27

5 States In 5 Days (FL, GA, NJ, NY, and OH) ^_^

Day 1: MN -> Atlanta, Georgia -> West Palm Beach, Florida

First lesson learned in first day of the trip: Never hesitate to check-in your luggage.

Plane view on my way to Atlanta, Georgia then to West Palm Beach, Florida

View from the hotel in Pompano Beach, Florida

Saturday, August 6

Bartender: (My) Drama Review

Bartender (バーテンダー)
Synopsis: (DramaWiki)
Upon return from Paris, Sasakura Ryu spends some time wandering amiss, but after some time he decides to start anew by becoming a bartender. On a daily basis as a bartender, he helps solve the various problems burdening his customers, including work and love and family troubles, one cocktail at a time.

Friday, August 5

“Kaibutsu-kun” & "Freeter" drama to get drama special this fall!


It’s been reported that Nihon TV’s “Kaibutsu-kun” will be making a comeback this fall through a special drama!

Friday, July 22

Compilation of JPOP's artists: Official Website, Blog, and Twitter Accounts

**Newly added:
> melody. (Miyavi's wife) official twitter account. :3

** still a working progress... welcoming updates and additional info that you might want to add in the list... just comment it and i'll be happy to update this list... thanks.. ^_^

WEBSITE:
Alice Nine
Kuroki Meisa
Versailles

BLOG:
Keiko Kitagawa
Kuroki Meisa
Nishino Kana
HALCALI

Kaibutsu-kun Movie in 3D Official Trailer ^_^

Trailer 1

Tuesday, July 12

Arashi’s video message to be shown in over 133 countries!

On July 11th, a press conference took place for “Message from Japan“, a video message produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Japan Tourism Agency, starring the popular Johnny’s group Arashi.

In order to help with the slump in tourism after March’s Tohoku Earthquake, Arashi introduced places from all over Japan to show the world the charm of these various areas. The film will started broadcasting on the big screen in New York City’s Times Square, and will be shown in over 133 countries and regions around the world.

Monday, July 4

Romantic Island: (Korean Movie)

Another recommended romantic comedy movie from my "supplier" XD.
Filmed in the Philippines (Manila and Boracay) and Korea.

My Sweet and Sour Chicken

Saturday, July 2

Shopping around without spending - WINDOW SHOPPING!

Trying on a really expensive beach hat.. and surrounded by designer bags and shoes.. if only i can afford to buy them all!! XD

Friday, July 1

Starting my July 1st weekend with sweetness

I've been planning to make this pudding weeks ago ever since I've watched the cooking video in YouTube by cookingwithdog.

Thursday, June 30

Arashi International Fandom Survey (by LittleCely)


First of all, special thanks to  for allowing me to post this wonderful Fandom Survey that she made for her class. Just sharing it to us (your subsribers) definitely makes me happy and feels so special being an Arashi Fan!

Tuesday, June 28

Happy 1 year Anniversary to Me on my American Living


Flowers from my ever supporting cousin
Vase from Tita Vickie
Flower Arrangement by ME ^_^

I've always love doing flower arrangements!!

Its Official!! I'm a Maddi Jane fan!!

I first heard her sing from a FB post of one of my friends and from there on I was amazed by her captivating voice.

Who is Maddi Jane?
(Wikipedia)
Maddi Jane is a twelve-year-old singer known for her cover performances on YouTube. She is a recording artist who posts original songs and covers songs. She has, so far, covered Fly Leaf, Adele, Jessie J, Shontelle and more. She mainly sings rock and pop. She lives and sings in Chicago, IL. As of June 3, 2011, she was ranked fourth on Billboard's "Uncharted" list of artists. She appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 12, 2010. She sang Breakeven by The Script.

Friday, June 24

The Dental Appointment part 1

It has been 2 years since my last visit to the dentist XD Its been a looooong time! What made me decide to visit a dentist now?? Aside from the fact that I know I need to have a cleaning and check-up, its because I'm having a hard time chewing my food due to a gap/hole in my teeth (at the upper right corner) and the random bleeding and inconsistent toothache is just killing me.

Unlike in the Philippines, Here in the US you need to set an appointment with the dentist through the receptionist if you want to be treated. It may take at least a week depending on the dentist availability and yours as well. Dental treatments here in the US are quite expensive that's why you need to have dental insurance to cover for you. Good thing, I got one from work. ^_^

Aimi Eguchi, latest member of AKB48 proven to be CG!!


It would be freakin' awesome if there's really someone out there that looks like Aimi Eguchi ne~

One of the Worst Break Ups?!?!

TODAY - Driving on my way home from work while listening to the radio to keep myself company, I was randomly changing the radio frequency until I find something that will interest me. I was actually thinking of a good music to listen to that will keep me singing until I reach home yet unexpectedly I preferred to listen into a conversation between the 3 radio commentators and their listener. I guess I was already fed up by listening to music the whole night at work. Their topic was intriguing and maybe a little interesting for me. ('coz if its not then I wont be bothered to listen to it ;p)

Tuesday, June 14

Being Independent Life Lesson no. 2

"TRUST NO ONE BUT YOURSELF."


"Have faith in your instincts. Remember looks can be DECEIVING!!"

Will Yamashita Tomohisa leave NEWS to go solo?

Tabloid blog Cyzo Woman published an editorial this week with supposed evidence that idol Yamashita Tomohisa might be leaving his group NEWS to officially become a solo artist.

On June 3rd, tabloid magazine Friday posted a photo of Yamashita and founder and head of Johnny’s Jimusho, Johnny Kitagawa, after a nice dinner on the town. After the photo was released, this comment was taken from “a reporter who knows a lot about Johnny’s Jimusho”:

“The third man in the photo, who had dinner with Yamashita and Mr. Johnny, was Warner Music Asia Pacific’s Lachie Rutherford… He’s the one who supposedly helped Akanishi Jin get a global contract with the company, and attended the press conference in December [announcing Akanishi's solo activities].”

Thursday, June 9

Being Independent Life Lesson no. 1

"Don't use SMALL tools in making BIG projects."
"Don't make yourself suffer. Be Strategic. Be Innovative. Ask for Help."

Friday, June 3

NICE GUYS MV by nigahiga and kevjumba (MUST WATCH!!!)

I'm so lovin' the new videos uploaded in YouTube by  and nigahiga. Just can't stop singing it!! It's invading my brain!!!!

Thumbs up for the two of you and for everybody involved in making this freakin' awesome music video..

Though it makes me wonder if   and nigahiga got the idea from WongFuProductions' Just a Nice Guy short film? just a thought!! ;p

Version 1

(SuPeR DeLayEd nEwS) Cast For Ouran High School Host Club Announced


 Okay, I know I said "As soon as possible" but last week was kinda busy (and hazy) with memorial holiday and all... but at least I kept my promise... that's all that matters... ;p

Mizushima Hiro's ninja CM for Mobage



Source: TokyoHive

Friday, May 27

SuShi-Onigiri Day ^_^

My Sushi--Onigiri Masterpiece
Thanks to this YouTube video I'm now enjoying my lunch today--sushi and onigiri. ^_^ Actually, I was in the mood in making Onigiris (Japanese Rice Balls) after watching one of the Arashi - Utaban episode wherein ARASHI was challenge to make a bento. and then while making my little research about Onigiris I stumbled upon this cooking video about making sushi.

Sunday, May 22

Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season: (My) Anime Review

yeah! finally done watching all the eps in one day.. hahahaha...


The 2nd season is all about Kazehaya's and Sunako's feelings for each other continuing what happens next at the end of season 1... in this season the story focused more on our favorite loveteam's love story.

Saturday, May 21

What's Up?!?!?!

oh i so missed my blog.. i've been so BUSY T_T with almost everything.. mainly with work... i've got so much to tell hahaha so let's get this started..

First of all i would like to thank my first follower ever: emma_emo thanks for following!!! hopefully you'll be able to read this.. ^_^

Saturday, May 7

My search for my very own Heavenly forest (part 2)

the continuation of the search ^_^

so captivating... just can't stop staring at it

Saturday, April 23

Koizora (Movie)

Sky of Love (Movie): Miura Haruma as Hiro and Yui Aragaki as Mika
Reliving the moments of Sakurai Hiro and Tahara Mika (again! ^_^) in this 2-hr. film.  Even though I finished watching the drama first before the movie, i still can't get enough of it.. (actually, the movie came out first before the drama) but i've got to admit that i like the drama more than the movie simply because it felt more complete plus i think Seto Koji fits the role Hiro than Miura Haruma (no offense Miura Haruma's fans!! and for the record i'm one of you too!!)

Wednesday, April 20

Food for Holy Week... no meat allowed... ;p

Pansit na Pasta XD
....failed pasta soup turned into a pansit... hahahaha

Saturday, April 16

Fun Date with my Cousin and Nephew ^_^

Bonding moments at Rosedale Center.. shopping, italian food and modelling... XD

5 hours of walking around + approx. 2 hrs drive back and forth = tired body and a wonderful SATURDAY!!

Wednesday, April 13

After 10 days....

I was about to go to work so early in the morning around 2:40am. when suddenly i was surprised when i opened the door...

My Search for my very own Heavenly Forest (part 1)

more like HEAVENLY PARK XD

long and winding road?? nah... its the jogger's road

Heavenly Forest (Japanese Movie)

Heavenly Forest (2006) starring Aoi Miyazaki and Hiroshi Tamaki
Japanese Title: Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru (ただ、君を愛してる)
Translation: Just Loving You
English Title: Heavenly Forest

Is this even human?!?!


Josef Wadecki performs a front flip off of the springboard, followed by a whipback (a no-handed back handspring), back handspring, triple twist, whipback, back handspring, triple

Saturday, April 9

Propose Kyoudai: (My) Drama Review

Lately, I've been watching a lot of proposals XDD starting with Arashi's Ideal proposal... whats up with that?!?! 0_o lolz.. anyways i'm loving it... its been a while since i did my drama marathons... this time its just a little bit sweeter.. and more romantic? don't you think? ;p

While browsing along the d-addicts torrent site, I found this interesting drama about proposals.. special thanks to HEIWA Fansubs for subbing this drama.

Propose Kyoudai

Synopsis: (DramaWiki)
This drama is a love comedy that follows 4 very different types of guys who grew up in a very normal household, a first child, a middle child, a youngest child, and an only chid. This drama portrays the transformation of the guys as they meet someone and begin to realize their own weaknesses and their strengths, and are able to find true happiness. -- Fuji TV

Friday, April 8

Arashi's Ideal Proposals ^_^

From Himitsu no Arashi clip comes Arashi's Ideal proposals...

I dont know the name of their partners to whom their proposing so lets just refer them as "Fat Lady" and "Thin Lady".. i apologize for the rudeness unless somebody gives me the name for those ladies let's just stick with it for now.. ok?!?! ^_^

The translations may vary... depends on the translators ;p

Ninomiya Kazunari's Ideal Proposal

Situation according to Nino: "A place with beautiful scenes like in Yokohama."

credits to TAGA-DON