“Let’s go back to ’99!!!” When Sho said that on MUSIC STATION last night, I wondered where I was on Sept 15, 1999, when Arashi debuted on a cruise ship in Hawaii. Fifteen years later, last week, they returned to their “birthplace” aboard a helicopter–well, technically a plane but you get the drift. Ah, I […]


[This is not a concert review nor a report but a jumble of thoughts] It was short of a miracle that I was able to watch CSPH. Typhoon Mario aside, I wasn’t really planning to watch but a friend took the trouble of giving me patron tickets. I should have been in Ha…waii but somehow […]


I really shouldn’t be touching this sensitive subject and adding my two-cents-worth to the cacophony on “group vs solo” debate but well, I’m a busybody and this is my blog. So.     In My Head As a fangirl of a group, it’s normal to have fears of a possible break-up in the future. We […]


[5x15 tribute series] Celebrities are usually referred to as role models though not all of them deserve to be. But I’d like to think that we do learn from the people we idolize and I hope it’s mostly good and not bad habits. In celebration of Arashi’s 15th year, I did some kind of crowd […]


[5x15 tribute series] Being able to stay strong–in an industry that considers beauty and age as premium and caters to fickle-minded fans–on the 15th year and counting is both an achievement and a blessing. But as Arashi’s history shows, it hasn’t been an easy road and there were instances that may have caused a break-up […]

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Rainy cloudy fine today… as the Arashi song goes. It looked like the usual morning, nothing special. 0905: Arrive at work. Five minutes late today because the girl at my regular tea stall took longer to make my iced red tea. 0910: Check Twitter. Screw the news, work can wait. I need my dose of […]


Of late, have you been reaching for the tub of popcorn or the box of tissue? I guess it depends on whether you’re a pundit or a fangirl.     I’m talking about the scandals that have recently rocked the entertainment world from Taiwan to Korea and Japan. Edison Chen who? That’s so years ago. […]


The soundtrack is best for chilling, preferably while sitting on a lounge chair in the garden of Haesoo’s house.


Macchan, Junnosuke, Junpon… Domyouji, Bambino, Kindaichi. Just the many nicknames and characters of Matsumoto Jun.


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