[movie] The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The sequel to the successful The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is definitely not second best. It’s the best.

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[movie] PIKANCHI 2.5: life is hard and happy… maybe?

[Spoilers ahead.] As soon as the first scene came on, with the jerky camera zoom-in, it felt nostalgic right away. And minutes into the film when the opening credits rolled in with Pikanchi Double, it was definitely walking down memory lane. I’m talking about PIKANCHI… LIFE IS HARD TABUN HAPPY, the third installment in Arashi’s…

[Arashi] Jun’s La Familia

Sometimes it takes one random song in my iPod to take me down memory lane and today, it was La Familia, a song Matsujun composed for their Iza Now Tour in 2004, when Arashi was five years old. Arashi is a typical “boy group” (I’d prefer male group since they’re not exactly boys anymore but…

[news] PIKANCHI 2.5

Mention PIKANCHI and every Arashi fan would know what you’re referring to. The names Haru, Chu, Shun, Takuma and Bon are relevant just as Riida, Sho, Aiba, Nino and Jun are. The PIKANCHI films are part of Arashi 101 and while it does not make anyone less of a fan if they haven’t watched them,…

[drama] ROCK N’ ROAD… #justmusic

No doubt that I am engrossed in this drama because I’ve spent an entire Sunday afternoon marathoning (and I’m not done yet–blame it on social media and other distractions) and I am blogging about it again. ROCK N’ ROAD really speaks to me as a fan of musicians who are passionate about their music. It…

CAN’T STOP… looping

CNBlue’s new mini album, CAN’T STOP, is technically my “first” album since I became their fan. I’m still such a newbie in every sense of the word and if we are to count the length, we’re talking here of barely three months. I’m still in the process of getting more familiar with their discography though…