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NICO, NICO, NICO!!!

いやー!本当に久しぶり。なんか忘れた、このブログ、でも今日覚えた。(笑)

ついに新しいニーコDVD見た!めっちゃめっちゃ楽しし懐かしいだ。とても嬉しかった!

Since I was finally able to watch it, I decided to scan the booklet from the PASSENGER ~We are Passionate Messenger~ Tour!
So here it is! Please credit me if you are using it; it's just a nice gesture really. I tried scanning it the best I could.
Hopefully I remember more about coming back here、see you all later & enjoy~!

またね
~ジャーニ~

  http://www.mediafire.com/?em7xeid97s31eia  

みっちゃん

HELLO!!!

皆さん久しぶりだね! Yes, it has surely been a while since I last made an entry here, but I guess I just really wanted to come back and say I AM still ALIVE, just been pretty busy since I came to Japan! Yes, that’s right! I’ve been here for about 3 months and a few days already in counting, and things couldn’t be better…well maybe that’s exaggerating a bit, but seriously though, I am living my dream, living and studying abroad in Japan! It’s great, I really do love it here, and will surely be back after my one year stay here! Like I said, I’ve been busy adjusting to my new life and handling school work and what not, but I truly feel bad for abandoning my lovely livejournal for this amount of time…at least, winter break is finally coming up soon for me, so I will be able to have more time to catch up on loads of stuff, one of them being updating my blog(s), and the other one being catching up on so many 嵐news that i have been missing out on! But yea…I suppose that is it for now, I just wanted to say that I am still around, and well I am kinda procrastinating at the moment from doing homework really so yeah…
またね!
~ジャーに~
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P.S. To bottom post

I just sorta realized that the last time I posted something here was about my birthday last year. So it really has been a while, since my birthday recently just passed. Lol! Wow! Oh well...well one of the reason why I went to the concert was to give myself a birthday present, lol. That sounds kinda sad, but it's true...Well I think that is kinda it for this P.S. note :D

again...

またね

~ジャニ~

みっちゃん

My First Concert Ever: 友&仁 YOU&JIN -- 2010年6月19日 -- First Showing

So I have to admit…I was not completely excited about going to the concert, but it made me more excited to know that it was Jin. It was Johnny’s. It was like being a degree away from Arashi, because Arashi is my true ichiban. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I really love KAT-TUN as a group and still do, but Jin is not one of my favorite members. I guess it has to do with the fact that lately he seems to be more stuck up than usual. I miss the old Jin, back in 2006 and 2007 when he was silly and all. Knowing how he had been recently made me be less excited about going to it, but in the end I have to admit I was surprised and happy I had the opportunity to go, because I know there are many, many fans out there that would’ve loved to have gone, but didn’t have the chance to.

So the day of, it felt like any other Saturday, (since I did go to the first show he had), but it was not till later that I started to feel more excited and more high tensioned. I live in North Hollywood and since my friend Tracy had agreed to accompany me, I went to her house in Hollywood and drove from there. Luckily, we had seen beforehand that the freeway had traffic so we just took the street to get there faster and it only took us like 20 minutes to get there. I was a little worried because on the ticket it said that the event was at 5 and it was already a bit past 5.

As my friend Tracy and I arrived around the Staples Center/Club Nokia, we saw there was a huge ass line that twisted around the building. It worried me a bit because I wondered how long it was going to take us to get in. It sucked too because we spent about 10 minutes just looking for parking, since we didn’t know where to park. At last we found the garage that was directly under where the line was at. As we proceeded to the end of the line it started moving, so it made me happy. I felt a little out of place because everyone there looked/was Asian! And it was only my friend and I that were Hispanic. I ended up seeing some few people there that weren’t Asian though, so that made me feel less out of place.

As we got closer and closer to go in, we saw various signs that said in Japanese and in English that they didn’t allow cameras inside. I started to get worried because as we reached the upper lever to the actual entrance, there was a bunch of security guards checking people’s purses and having them walk through those devices that beep when you have metal or something on you. I was worried that they were going to find the camera and take it away for good, or worst, throw it away right in front of me! They were being so strict, they didn’t even allow people to bring in any bottled water either. Luckily, the guy who searched my bag just sorta put his hand in the bag and felt around. Since I had various things in there, I guess he didn’t realize that there was a camera in there as well. I had gotten really worried because technically I had like 3 different ways to shoot video if I would have wanted too, since I had my camera, iPod and cell phone, lol! But I had no intentions to record anything anyways; I just wanted to take a picture of the stage for memories.

So after going through the security check-up, we headed through the entrance and the people there told us where to go. Since we had the cheaper seats at the balcony, we ended up having to climb up a bunch of stairs. When we finally reached the top we went in and some usher girls told us where our seats were. I was a bit surprised at how it looked. I was not really expecting what I saw. It looked pretty big and the stage was pretty visible from where we were at. It was not till later that I realized that the whole big area we were at was the whole balcony; what I mean by that is that I had pictured the balcony area to be just where I was seated and above, like maybe like 10 rows or something. Instead it was a really huge area. The bottom, front row looked…how should I say, less appealing maybe. Where we were at, the chairs were pretty comfy and almost looked like theater chairs, but the bottom ones where just regular folding chairs, although the view from there made up for the crappier chairs.
After maybe 20 or 30 minutes after we had arrived there, the show started. First these two guys came out, Juice and Boobie, the MCs. They started talking and started getting the crowd pumped up. Shortly after they introduced a video of Jin where it shows him just kinda walking around L.A. and what not. After the short clip, the two MCs came out and introduced this guy named Joey Tee, I think, who was, I believe 16. He was the first opening act and basically he just danced, but really good! I fairly enjoyed it. I think they said that he was born in Japan but raised here. He was a good pop and locker! After Joey they introduced this guy group, the Striker All-Stars, who were on I think America’s Got Talent or something like that. They were from Florida and they were pretty good too. I think Tracy enjoyed that the most since I had just made her go with me, not knowing what to expect, since she has no idea who Jin was, lol. After the guy group they introduced this guy named Dominic, who supposedly helped Jin write some songs. He sang two of his single songs or something like that. Honestly I wasn’t really paying much attention to him because I just wanted to show to start. The songs were like “ehh”, reminded me of typical “hip-hoppy/r&b” type songs. After he performed, they showed one last clip of Jin, while the people set up the stage. This time the clip was longer and it basically showed Jin doing all the preparations for the concert and picking out his dancers and learning the dance moves himself.

After the clip was over, on the stage appeared all the dancers dressed in these weird gold, circus like outfits. A little bit after they appeared and settled into their spots, Jin appears wearing a white hoodie with sunglasses and his hair tied back in a ponytail. At that point, everyone started going crazy, screaming and all, being fangirls!! Lol! I didn’t scream but it was a little surreal to be actually seeing him in person. They had set up a drum/keyboard/guitar set in the middle of the stage. He then starts off by moving in a robotic way and makes his way to the instrument set. In a robotic voice he then speaks and says something like “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the You&Jin concert…” something like that, and all the girls go crazy. He plays a few beats on the drums and then the music starts for the first song. I don’t really remember all the songs or how they went so I’ll just write briefly about the ones I remember, but here is the list of songs in order:


♪ Christmas Morning♪
♪ Bass Go Boom♪
♪ WONDER (featuring Crystal Kay) ♪
♪ I.N.P. ♪
♪ Adjust the love♪
♪ A Page♪
♪ LOVEJUICE♪
♪ Paparats♪
♪ Hey Girl♪
♪ World Dance (performance) ♪
♪ Yellow Gold♪
♪ my mp3♪
♪ Tipsy Love♪


I don’t remember much about ♪Christmas Morning♪, but I thought it was a bit of a cool opening, but was not a fan of the auto-tune and for the first few songs he did use a lot of it. It was pretty cool how he used all three instruments though for the song.

I have become a fan of ♪WONDER♪ ever since the Break the Records concert. I really enjoy the beat to it and I really enjoy the Jin/Crystal duo. The song was pretty much performed like the Break the Records concert performance, but this time it was live, so it was much better of course!

After ♪Adjust the love♪ these 4 panels came across the stage, which were basically there to hide Jin while he changed to his next outfit. He basically did as I like to call it “A fake-out-make-out” where there was someone else dressed the same as him, randomly appearing places, giving him time to get dressed. At the end of the whole “fake-out-make-out” he came out wearing a black hoodie with some cargo shorts and his well known hat that he always seems to wear; then, the next song came…

♪A Page♪. This song has become one of my favorite songs from the Love Yourself single and just watching it live was pretty incredible. I think for the most part Jin might have sang live…I’m not completely familiar with how his live voice really sounds like, but it sounded pretty good. I think the fans fairly enjoyed this one a lot too because it was something they were really familiar with.

Then ♪LOVEJUICE♪ came one, and this one I was REALLY not expecting at all. Seriously I was almost like Tracy, and had no idea what was going on, or why I was even there. I was really surprised and even screamed a bit and let out an “OMG” because it was freaken LOVEJUICE!!!!! I was totally into this song and was even singing along. I’m no Jin expert but the moves looked pretty much the same as the ones in the Queen of Pirates performance. It was pretty awesome!

At the end of LOVEJUICE, the dancers had a sorta dance-off while Jin sat with these two girls having a drink when these other girls dressed in trench coats with cameras approach them and take a picture of them. It then quickly goes into the next song: ♪ Paparats♪. To me, it sounded a bit on the rockier side compared to the other ones, so it was different.

Towards the end of ♪Hey Girl♪, which according to some other fan reports that I have read, Ryo and Jin wrote the song together (I thought it was pretty interesting), Jin goes off the stage and appears on the screen and appears to be at a virtual bar. One by one the dancers leave too and join him. The screen goes black and then it shows a live feed of Jin at the actual bar in the floor level having some drinks with the dancers. There are a bunch of fangirls there screaming and he says a few words, sorta like an MC, and then the shows goes to a 15 minute intermission. (The intermission was basically the DJ from the beginning playing music again.)

After the intermission was ♪World Dance♪ where they introduced the dancers and then Jin appeared in this white jumpsuit where he did a show of light kinda, where a bunch of lights were displayed on his suit, along with two others, and different things appeared, like at one instance he was on fire, then he had a heart beating, and so on. He also has buckets near and when they wore them, their faces appeared on them and rotated. I have to admit it was a pretty interesting thing to watch but it looked better on the screen than watching it live, if that makes any sense. After a few more dancing happens, some people appear wearing kimonos and very japanesy-like masks, looking very kabuki like to me, and Jin appears wearing one too. They do a kinda cool show with the masks where he takes off one at a time, because apparently it had many layers. They then pull yet another “fake-out-make-out” where they try and make it seem like Jin’s there but he really is changing yet again for the next song. The whole performance was pretty interesting and new because it showed I suppose, his Japanese side?

The song after the performance was ♪Yellow Gold♪ and I don’t know why, but I really enjoyed this song at the time. I think it was because of the “oooo~” part and the chorus because they were really catchy. Also because it mentions “Tokyo” lol. Idk, but I think it was a good song.

Then came ♪My MP3♪ which I had had a listen to at the site and from what I had heard it was pretty good. I was excited to finally hear it live and it was not disappointing. It was good.

Last song performed was ♪Tipsy Love♪ and from what I’ve read, people REALLY LOVE THIS SONG. I find it good, but I wouldn’t say I LOVE IT, although it was really cute how Jin had the audience join in with singing and waving their hands. He knows the audience goes crazy over things like this! Lol! It was nonetheless pretty catchy as most of his songs were. Towards the end, even I joined in with singing and waving my hands and clapping along!

Overall, I must say I was not really disappointed because I went to the concert not really expecting a whole lot because I really had NO IDEA what I was in for. It was really enjoyable and it was REALLY nice to see Jin being almost like the old Jin. I was impressed because he did not seemed as “stuck-up” as he had been looking like recently with all the recent KAT-TUN activities. I think he really enjoyed doing his own thing and it really showed because the whole show was enjoyable and I’m sure a lot of his “truer” fans felt that way as well.

[at the end of the show as ppl were leaving]

またね~

^-^

~ ジャニ ~

みっちゃん

かわいい! with a little ドキドキの感じ!

~I surely have not written in quite a while...well, since I was in spring break!! Now im getting close to finishing this semester and the year! And i suppose it has been an...enjoyable one. Well, since the last time i wrote, i celebrated my 19th birthday with my bestest friends Shawnie and Cindy. It was great, what can i say! They got me great gifts too! They got me some purple flats, plug-in thingys for your room with Japanese Cherry Blossom smell~, and of course, they got me my very own 嵐 CALENDAR!! It was a great surprise! They thought that I would have figured out that they were going to be giving me that, but i really had no clue, so it was a great surprise!! Oh yeah, they also got me some CRUNKY chocolate which i adore! After they gave me my presents we went to Universal City Walk and ate at this Italian restaurant and had some delicious food there! Overall, i really had a great time with them! I hope next year it will be enjoyable too! although, im not sure if Shawnie will be here because she wants to go to Japan over the summer, so we'll see.

~Onto 今月:
Like i said before, i am nearing the end of this semester in school and it was, good. For starters, the classes im taking this semester are: Japanese 3rd semester (intermediate), intro to spanish literature (lots of reading in spanish), spanish composition (lots of writing in spanish), digital media survey (art class on using photoshop and what not), and intro to language (looking at different languages and what not). All the classes im taking are pretty good, but i just cant wait till they end because i want to start my new classes already! For next semester, im going to take: japanese 4th semester, spanish civilization, asian religion and traditions, biomedical ethics, and cross cultural training mid-semester, which is a class you have to take in order to study abroad, which by the way, I WILL BE DOING NEXT FALL IN JAPAN!! THAT'S RIGHT, IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN, SUNRISE 日本(nippon) lol! If hopefully i can get all my paperwork done on time and all is well, i will be in japan for THE WHOLE YEAR!! I get sooooooooooo giddy, and anxious, and happy, and nervous, all at the same time, thinking about it!! It will be a dream come true! I really cannot wait! Im so excited, i cant seem to come up with anymore words to describe it!! But i just have to be patient...i just HAVE TO BE PATIENT! So for now i have to enjoy myself and wait! またね!


~Random ending thoughts:

*can't wait for thanksgiving...wasnt going to go home, but now i am, so im excited to go home...

*currently trying to see if i can go through my whole entire media and listen to song that i have never played before...

*i want more potato wedges...

*i wonder where my roommate is...it's almost 3:00...hmm...

*I am getting more and more obsessed with Inoo Kei from HSJ! He is SOOOO CUTE!!!! OMG!! ADORABLE! AND im ONLY older than him by A DAY!!! im June 21, hes June 22, same year!!! WOOO!!

*I am also getting more and more in love with Nino, my 二番(niban)! I mean, Aiba/Jun have always been my 一番(ichiban) but Nino has been too adorable lately, don't know what it is, but he's too cute!

*I really want to get to see more of one of my guy friend's roommate, because i think he's the cutest little thing ever! Sometimes, just the thought of him makes me ドキドキ!

*今日は宿題を忘れてしまった。(Today, I forgot to do homework) (or so I hope i that's what i typed...)


And just because I am loving Inoo Kei and Nino lately...(かわいい!)


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2009年3月12日

こんにちわ!
So...currently i am on my spring break...wasn't really much of a break...well no i guess it was, i did sleep a lot...felt good! I didn't do a lot but at the same time i did. i successfully transferred files from my laptop onto my desktop. it was a lot and my poor ol' desktop can't handle more stuff. it is currently at like 7 GB or so. i am too addicted to downloading and storing Arashi/KAT-TUN/Tohoshinki/ Namie related videos and such, but i can't help it. I love watching those things over and over again. I am pretty excited for tomorrow Friday though. So far my plans include going to visit my high school in the morning-ish/noon-ish with my friend Cindy-Homegirl. Then after I am re-thinking of whether i should go with my best friend's mom to go pick her up at her college or not. Then I plan on hanging out with her the rest of the evening just doing the usual, which will include watching the KAT-TUN Queen of Pirates DVD that we have yet to watch together and watching this new DVD i got which will be a surprise for her! Then Saturday is another day i am looking forward to! Hopefully by 3-4-ish Cindy, Shawnie, and I will be going out with my closest friend from college, Mary. The plan is to go out to Kabukis which is a Japanese restaurant and since Mary and I have been craving sushi, we will finally have some real one!! Then on Sunday, it will be leaving back to school time...which i don't mind because i like being in school in my own room over there, but i will miss waking up late, going to sleep late, and having nothing to do! but then again, the summer is soon to come, so i will resume on that when that time comes! Till later days, because i dunno when i will randomly have time to come back here and write again, また ね!

And JUST because I am in a very Tohoshinki Mood...

みっちゃん

A MESSAGE FROM JUN!

I see that this hasn't been posted up yet, but for those who haven't seen this yet here it is:
P.S. It's really cute of him!



Dear all,

Prior to leaving USC, Jun Matsumoto requested that we send out a message from him to all of you. I recently received his e-mail and wanted to deliver the message.

Best,

Alex Ago
Special Events Coordinator
School of Cinematic Arts
University of Southern California


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To Those Who Attended the Special Screening of “The Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess” at the University of Southern California:

I would like to express how grateful I was to see that so many of you had participated in the special screening of our movie at the distinguished University of Southern California. Your warm welcome greatly moved me.

The discussion session I had with all of you after the screening became a valuable experience. I wished to talk to more of you, but with limited time, I could not answer to all the raised hands and that is something I still regret, even now. The messages I received were all enormous encouragement to me and along with your smiles I will cherish them for the rest of my life.

I am looking forward to returning to Los Angeles after much practice and learning. I hope to join you once again for a wonderful session under the beautiful California sun.

Sincerely,
Jun Matsumoto
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SCANS : HIDDEN FORTRESS: THE LAST PRINCESS

Here are the scans for the pamphlet given at the Premier.



*The file was too big so i had to split it.*

http://www.mediafire.com/?bjzlxnbmyp9
http://www.mediafire.com/?dmxdldezozm
http://www.mediafire.com/?pbymy0fd0dj

 Here's the site to download HJSplit
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/desktop_software/other_tools/hjsplit.cf
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HIDDEN FORTRESS: THE LAST PRINCESS premier @ USC!

I'm sorry this is soo long but...

WORDS CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW BEAUTIFUL JUN LOOKED! LIKE OMG!! I CAN'T SAY THAT ENOUGH! omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg!!! I must say, waiting in line for freaken 3 and a 1/2 hours or so was TOTALLY WORTH IT! I remember that when we got there, there was already a line! So my best friend, her mom, and I started waiting in the line. When the line finally started movie, we of course got all excited! Then as we were approaching the door our tensions where getting higher and higher! At the entrance they took our cellphones and cameras away because they didn't want anyone bootlegging the movie I guess, but all we wanted to do was take some JUN PICTURES!! Anyways, at the entrance, they gave us some pamphlets and stuff which was really cool! Once inside, as soon as everyone had settled down, the curtain parted but a screen was behind there. I seriously thought they were going to be behind there sitting at a table kind of like the whole COOL&SOUL situation from the TAIPEI concert, but noooo! Instead the guy who did the voice for C-3PO, Anthony Daniels, of Star Wars, came out and talked a bit and introduce the director Shinji Higuchi, and then, JUN MATSUMOTO! Everyone screamed and clapped for him!

*He looked so perfect, he almost looked like a doll! His outfit looked great on him, especially his pants which were quite tight fitting, or so it looked like it! Made him look extra skinny! His hair! His Hair! HIS HAIR! It was so nicely done! It looked like a cloud! I thank whoever did it for him OR even if he did it himself, WHAT A GREAT JOB THEY DID! AHH! HE JUST LOOKED GREAT, AMAZING LIKE A GOD ALMOST! Let me tell you, HE LOOKS SOOOOOOO GOOD IN PERSON, i just imagine how the other members of ARASHI might look! WOW!*

Once up on the stage, the director gave a little speech in english and then JUN DID TOO, in english too! It was so CUTE!!! AFTER THAT, he went to the back and the movie began! Oh one last thing I forgot to mention earlier was that my best friend and I believe they were using a DECOY to try and fool us because I swear, and she does too, that there was this guy there that was dressed similarly as JUN and he might have even looked like him at a glance!

Anyways back to the story... The movie was actually pretty good! I thought i was only going to like it because of JUN but i really liked it overall! After the movie of course, the three guests there came back out for a Q&A. For the most part the questions asked were pretty interesting, I mean maybe some of the fangirls there wanted to hear more about JUN and ARASHI or what not but the purpose of this whole event was for the movie! It was a bit confusing at times because the translators had some difficulties, but one thing that i remember clearly was when one of the questions asked JUN if he related in any way to the character in the story and then he said he didn't because he wouldn't be able to say lines like the character in the movie did. Then in the cutest way ever, IN ENGLISH TOO, he said  "I'M SHY" Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! I died right there! At  that point there was a lot of  "AWWWWS" and *giggles*!!

The Q&A continued for a bit and then the audience go to ask the guests some questions. Then they were all like "Well thank you for coming" and just like that it was OVER! As JUN headed to the door, people were handing him flowers and all these things, it was so cute watching him take them all in his hands!

As he headed out, so did everyone else. There was a little reception thingy after the movie and most people went, but my friend I decided to stick around the theater there a bit longer because we had a hunch that JUN was still in there somewhere. We figured that the people there had gotten him out of there TOO quickly and found that suspicious! AND we were RIGHT! A few seconds after Anthony Daniels came out and was giving his autograph, we saw JUN coming out! Everyone there, [which was not many because most of those people where at the reception] headed to the door and started busting out with their cameras! My friend's mom took some pictures for us while we tried our best to get close to him. When he started heading to somewhere else, a safer place i guess, all of us there we chasing after him! I literally was so close to him that if i wanted to i would have been able to reach his jacket at least! HE LOOKED SO GOOD WALKING TOO!!

After we reached the place where he was having another interview, we saw this suspicious Escalade pulling in. My friend, he mom, and I then decided to stay close but there because JUN was bound to come out sooner or later to leave. Then, my friend's mom asked the driver if he was the one driving JUN and he told us he was allowed to reveal that information! OF COURSE THAT GAVE IT AWAY! So we waited there for a bit with these two other girls. Then we started seeing people coming to the car to drop off stuff and one of the things we saw was all the bouquets of flowers JUN had previously gotten, so we knew that was the car! A few minutes later we noticed the car was leaving and we all ran after it, sooner than later we saw JUN trying to get to car. Once in it, as he was leaving, he stuck his hand out and waved! KAWAII!!

This was such a great day! I will never forget it! I just wish to someday meet all of ARASHI! THAT would COMPLETE ME!! I do feel bad for the people who didn't go, but that's how we feel too when JUN is doing all kinds of stuff elsewhere! I'm just really happy now! AHH!

**Oh yeah here are a few pictures of the event, i just hope i don't get in trouble because they're really strict about all these picture-taking situations!

P.S. I also have scans of the booklet they gave out if anyone is interested & PLEASE DON'T POST THESE PICTURES ANYWHERE ELSE OR GIVE CREDIT OR LET ME KNOW FIRST! PLEASE!!!



THE CAR!
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k232/janegus/0804270034_.jpg

HIS HAIR!

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k232/janegus/0804270029_.jpg

HIM SMILING!
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k232/janegus/0804270030_.jpg

THE BEST PICTURE I GOT!
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k232/janegus/0804270028_.jpg