[book] BOTCHAN #2016goals

Arashi’s Ninomiya starred in the drama adaptation of Japanese novel, Botchan, and breathes life to the irreverent, stubborn and upright title role. Nino is Botchan and Botchan is Nino.

[Arashi] Japonism live!

I can’t believe I waited nine years until last year to watch Arashi in concert. It was only my second tour this year and I wish the three hours were longer. Arashi once said that their concerts are the only chance they get to interact directly with fans (they don’t do handshake events anymore, which…

[music] earfun, kiitekudasai [3]

I tend to pick up music whenever I travel and they end up as a “soundtrack” to the trip. It can be a song I heard in a cafe or the mall, and in this Super Japonism Tour, they were songs I watched being performed on TV while I was in Japan. SUN/Hoshino Gen SOS/Sekai…

[blog] through the kindness of fangirls

TOKYO – I’m writing this post from an outdoor cafe near the hotel, braving the somewhat cold morning for the sake of atmosphere. It’s my last day in Tokyo and I hate saying goodbye to Arashiland, wondering when is the next time I can come back. Next year’s tour? Maybe. Hopefully. And if Nino hinting…