P.S. to 24HRTV 2013: koete koete…

I meant to write about 24HRTV but life happened so I’m more than a month late. It was also the first time that I watched it almost round the clock, only sleeping when Arashi was not onscreen and nevermind if streaming sucked big time. I even bothered to connect my laptop to HDMI, the better…

zutto zutto… the music of Yamashita Tatsuro

And with these words: “zutto zutto” and a name that I got from the HIDAMARI NO KANOJO special (good thing I could catch the name even if I can’t understand Nihongo to save my life… wakarenai!), I found the singer and one of the songs in the film’s OST: Yamashita Tatsuro. Ain’t Internet great. And…

when Jay Chou met Teresa Teng (+ fave JC concert guests)

Or rather, when the Mandopop king resurrected the Taiwanese songstress for two nights at his concert in Taipei. Jay’s concerts is one of the must-see among Taiwanese artists. He always has some surprise up his sleeve and in this instance, it was the hologram of the deceased singer, beloved among the Chinese (she sang The…

Arashi and a lesson from SMAP

I’ve seen SMAP’s performance of their 50 hits¬† on SMAP x SMAP (to celebrate their 22nd year since their CD debut–thanks for pointing that out @FindAiba), which can be watched here. As I said on Twitter, something has to be said about the group’s agility (at their age) and longevity, all things considered. And as…

movie: GU GU THE CAT

I am not a cat person. I never had cats for a pet though we have a bunch of dogs at home. I’ve always dreamed of owning a Golden Retriever or a Lab but since I live in a condo, that is just impossible. Of late, I’ve been in love with cats and it’s partly…

Arashi 5×14: Milestones

Fourteen years ago today, five young boys in their early teens stood on a boat in Hawaii to introduce themselves to the world. One said they want to create a storm around the world, something that was obviously a play on the name that was chosen for them. In their young, uncertain minds, I’m sure…

Faye Wong & Li Yapeng: how to announce a divorce

How does one announce a divorce when you’re a celebrity with 16.8 million followers on Weibo, the Chinese Twitter? Write a one-liner and end it with a smiley face. All is well. At least that’s what Faye Wong did when she announced that she was separating from her husband of eight years, Li Yapeng.  …