[pandatherapy] happy birthday darling dumpling!!!

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…

[blog] NOOOO!!! DAME! DAME! DAME!!!

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…

[blog] of Arashi, ichibans and the 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…