[blog] happiness is…

Today is International Happiness Day. Such serendipity when I started my day with a tweet quoting Arashi’s happiness guru, Aiba Masaki: “Smile because good things may happen.” Or at least he said something along those lines. When I tweeted it, I didn’t know then today’s significance though it does bother me that the world needs…

[blog] these are a few of my favorite things

(With apologies to Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and The Sound of Music.)   A weekend spent in bed without interruption Well-written fan fiction that feeds my addiction Dramas that leave me with only nice feelings These are a few of my favorite things     Tokyo, Taipei, London and Barcelona Travel, airplanes, iPod and…

are you ready for an Arashi matsuri???

First, a little quibbling: Why do they call the latest concert of Arashi as “Arashi-fes” instead of “Arashi-fest”? I hope it’s just a translation mistake because when you shorten festival (matsuri) in English, it is “FEST” and not “FES”. It looks baka (stupid) to say “Arashi-fes”. I mean, do you say… “film FES”??? Perhaps it’s…

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…

Tokyo’s pink revolution

This story says there is a pink revolution taking place on Tokyo’s streets shortly after designer brands have unleashed their latest collection in Milan and Paris. No surprise though because Tokyoites have always been fashion-forward, setting trends in the region. Designers are saying that they want to break the general gloomy environment in the world by…