Arashi for JAL

A Japanese friend (non-Arashi fan) sent me a virtual gift one time when she returned to Tokyo from a trip in South America. A photo of Arashi’s JAL advertisement welcoming people at Narita. I have mentioned before that Arashi makes fun PVs… but their commercials are also something else. This one’s the latest from JAL:…

MatsuJun the boxer

Thanks to Weibo (credit as tagged), I see a lot of photos from Matsumoto Jun’s butai (stage play) with the strange title of Ah Wild Field. Did something get lost in translation? Or should there be an exclamation mark (with all due respect Jay Chou) at the end of the title = Ah Wild Field!…

before Double J and RM… there was Double R

I am now looking for a copy of Original Scent of Summer, the 2003 drama where Roy Qiu-why-you-so-hot and Rainie Yang fell in love. They were young and immature so eventually, they parted ways. But that drama is testament that there was once a Double R before Double J came… and before RM came to…

Wang Lee Hom: Only idols dance?

I like Wang Lee Hom better as an actor than as a singer. I find his “chink” music still too Western and it does not really register with me the way that a Jay Chou song, at first listen, will stick. But both of them are talented and work hard at their craft, and I…

only in Japan: take a break, have a strange KitKat

I bought these packs of KitKat during a recent trip to Manila in orange and mint flavors. I know they’re not even close to the strange flavors that Japan comes up with. According to this Wikipedia entry, there are 101 flavors available in Japan, with a few of them available in other countries, like boring…

drama: Butler Sho & Heiress Keiko

I don’t really watch individual dramas of Arashi members except my ichiban MatsuJun. I watched the last part of Riida’s Kaibutsu-kun because Matsujun was a guest and I’m quite curious about Sho-kun’s Quiz Show but I never got around to watching it. So Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato De is the first non-Matsujun Arashi drama…

sorry paps, prepare for another taunting from Mr J

Dear 狗, This photo does not count. According to Jay Chou’s challenge to you guys, it should be him and Hannah Quinlivan doing face time with your cameras. Not his back saying hello to your lens. Life for Jay right now may be so crazy with you following him everywhere. Not that he’s not used…