movie: I Wish

From Hirokazu Koreeda, the director of Nobody Knows, comes I Wish. I Wish is lighter in treatment, even funny. If Nobody Knows dealt with abandonment and how children are forced to survive on their own, I Wish deals with how two brothers cope with the divorce of their parents. The older one goes to live…

in Wan Wan’s eyes, I look like this…

I had the chance to interview famous Taiwanese blogger/book author Wan Wan (Hu Jia-wei) today on her new book that chronicles her travels to six European countries. We talked about the book, her previous books, her next project and her experience filming You Are The Apple of My Eye. She was fun and cool. And…

it’s time for Arashi’s Mannequin 5

Yes, it’s that time of the year when one of the boys will end up looking baka, his batsu to have his poster paraded on a truck around Shibuya or placed on a billboard in a strategic location to add to the embarrassment. Last time, it was Matsujun. Who could it be this time? I’m…

Tokyo Tower in Arashi colors

Updated: A time lapse on the lighting of Tokyo Tower on March 16 in Arashi colors. Here some some¬† gorgeous photos by professionals of the “Arashification” of Tokyo Tower. (Credit as tagged) I just came from Tokyo, and a day after I left, Tokyo Tower lights up in Arashi colors. FML. I was in Tokyo…

WILD!!! At! Heart!

Arashi’s first live performance of their new single, Wild At Heart, is so genki it sent my heart doki-doki and I promptly forgot what I was doing before I watched it. The boys look like Energizer bunnies with their moves and there are a lot of new routines in this number I haven’t seen in…

the dating habits of stars

There were loud whispers on Twitterverse over the weekend: Van Ness Wu and Arissa Cheo have broken up. The two have unfollowed each other on Twitter and late last month, Arissa was retweeting emotional love quotes. Around that time, just before he had a presscon (making his entrance via a speedboat no less) for his…

Arashi official fan club members pass 1.5 million

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Another Arashi post. Just read on tumblr that membership of their official fan club has passed the 1.5 million mark. In May last year, it breached 1 million; it took just less than a year to gain another 500,000. And counting. All good. As an Arashi fan girl, I’m proud of the…