Arashi’s LOVE is made of pure love, from the album to the live concert


Jung Yonghwa’s fourth drama role takes him on a journey he has not traveled before


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[This is not a review/recap--I suck at them anyway--but still, spoilers ahead.] It took me until the sixth episode to really understand what IT’S OKAY, THAT’S LOVE is all about. What drew me in to this drama in the first place was the Jo In-sung and Gong Hyo-jin team-up. I like them individually and okay, […]

credit: San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo’s Xiao Li Wu turned two years old last week and I’m such a bad, irresponsible adoptive mom (one of his many anyway) that I failed to post about him on his birthday on July 29.     I got into the panda fandom shortly after Xiao Liwu was born and in panda […]


We can all breathe now that an actress was cast as Noda Megumi in Korea’s remake of NODAME CANTABILE, instead of an idol. Though the furor that met all that casting drama made me wonder if there would be anyone acceptable for the oddball role of Nodame if it wasn’t Shim Eun-kyung. Kinanti Hundra, who […]


So Korea’s NODAME CANTABILE finally got its dream Noda Megumi after what seemed to be a complicated courtship that played out like a drama itself. I haven’t watched any of Shim Eun-kyung’s work but I have read glowing reviews about her from my blogger friends who watch more films and dramas than me. And when […]


So today, July 20, is Friendship Day as “mandated” by the Arashi Senseis with their Friendship Bus going around Tokyo.     The theme of this year’s Waku Waku/Arashi School was Friendship and if there’s a good example of what friendship is like, it would be these five bakas. Despite their personality differences, they managed […]


  Forget useless online polls. Forget technology. Forget even money. Forget crazy fans (#fangirlproblems #6). Those are not really the top fangirl problems, especially if you are a JE/Arashi fan. Because if you are, your numero uno problemo is Johnny Kitagawa. Fine, it’s unfair to put all the blame on a frail old man who […]


Next to Arashi and CNBLUE, I fangirl pandas. They’re stress-free than idols and I guess it’s more embarrassing to be dubbed a panda hater than an anti-fan so the panda fandom is virtually free of negativity. Yesterday, Taipei Zoo’s Yuan Zai turned one. When was it when baby dumpling had to be separated from her […]


When news of the Korean remake of NODAME CANTABILE first came out, I was ambivalent towards it. Time has shown that we can never really stop our beloved dramas and films from being remade and we can only hope that the remakes would do justice to the original. There has been a lot of noise on the […]

arashi power of five

A new Arashi fan recently asked me if there are fanwars and shippers in the Arashi fandom, just like in others. The Arashi fandom, as much as it’s a land of rainbow-colored dreams, does have its share of fanwars and antis, and yes, shippers too. And every fandom has its rotten tomatoes but I’d like […]


There are many facets to being a fan and one of them is being a shipper. Not all fans are shippers though. But being a shipper is one of the most fun or most stressful part of a fandom, depending on how you look at it. When it comes to shipping, I thought I’ve seen […]

hs backhug

It used to be a drama that would bring me to an idol but it was CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa that brought me to HEARTSTRINGS. That was six months ago. Today, HEARTSTRINGS marked its third anniversary and while I’m new to the whole CNBLUE and HEARTSTRINGS fandom, I am amazed at the amount of love that […]