[blog] omotenashi Nippon with Arashi

As if Arashi fangirls need more convincing to go to Japan but thank you Japan National Tourism Organization for putting more preshah (pressure) on us. Arashi has been promoting Japan as a tourist destination since 2011, months after the Great East Japan Earthquake. And in an old NHK music program video, Jun did tell a…

[blog] will work for Arashi ticket

The decision has been made: I am going to Nagoya in what may be the fangirl trip of my life. It’s the only city where concert dates for both Arashi and CNBLUE work (thanks to @ShayMujan for pointing out the Nagoya dates!)  and by hook or by crook, I am going to watch Arashi. That’s…

[blog] Can’t Stop from Bangkok to Busan

  It took only five months after I became a fan of CNBLUE for me to see them live in concert. I guess I was just lucky that the city of angels was included in their ongoing Can’t Stop tour and I didn’t have to wait for years to finally watch them perform live. Quite…

[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…

CHEAP FLIGHT: the drama of LCCs in Japan

Ever heard of AirAsia’s “now everybody can fly”? LCCs or low-cost carriers have indeed changed the way people travel and they have arrived in Japan–quite belatedly compared to other parts in the region. This is what CHEAP FLIGHT, an NTV special aired in March, is all about.   CHEAP FLIGHT is about a flight attendant…

TOKYO SKYTREE is the new TOKYO TOWER for J-dramas

Tokyo Tower is beloved by Tokyoites and tourists alike. The first time I went to Tokyo, I spent an entire night just staring at the tower until the lights went out. Crazy I know especially when in the morning, the tower, in its dull red-orange paint, totally looks unappealing. But it is one of Tokyo’s…