nunuuu: (embrace the crack)
Well, been feeling a bit better today. My DLSU subjects dilemma is being sorted. Tonight was funny, my sister and I watched The Naked Kitchen. (Du-re is a character lifted from my own fantasies: impulsive, weird, artistic, indifferently skinny, talented, quite the fashion plate, and emotional. I want someone to sing to me in bad French in a parking lot basement too!)

My sister, who was watching me, got so depressed. She was complaining, " How come there's so little music in this film?", " How come it's so quiet?", "How come it's taking so long for just a simple shot!", "He's a passive idiot.", " Man, that's so depressing. Give me my Boys Over Flowers now!" HAHAHAHA. Well, my older sister is not lacking for brains or taste, it's just that she's never been into artsy-type films. (The Naked Kitchen wasn't even indie and was perhaps only slightly artsy, if only for the visual references.) She likes her visual entertainment produced for mass consumption and easy to digest. Not her fault. I mean, hey, I loved Boys Over Flowers too (HyunJoong I love you!!! But not as much as I love Matsujun and HYD), and I'll watch American Idol, etc. But I get more satisfaction from things that are not given to me on a platter, I like having to think. I love random references to obscure emotions, or obscure symbols--be it of an object, a person, an intellectual movement, and others-- of decades past. I love digging for other subtleties that might have escaped my initial's in finding those little touches, that sometimes turn to big realizations that have the power to change your outlook in life, that my appreciation for any art form (film, music, paintings, dance, etc.) stems and escalates from. 

But I digress, I mean, I have petty and objectionable (to snobby film and music afficionados, that is) tastes too. I like some things because I them. Not the way that I like Terry Reid's set of pipes, or Schubert, Mozart, The National, Kurosawa films, Goodfellas and Annie Hall, Lav Diaz's day-long obras, Margiela's aesthetics, Steven Meisel's campaigns, etc... nothing like that. Arashi is one of those things that I like, just because, and I won't ever say sorry for being a fan. I just love them, despite being the excessively popular J-pop boybanders that they are which they became thanks to sick and slick marketing schemes (which really work, all thanks to Johnny Kitagawa. It's either you hate or love his genius.) Liking them doesn't merit me any cool points, it just makes me sound like a crazy nerd. My friends can't get enough of teasing me about my "lapse of taste", and you'll laugh at how they groan whenever an Arashi song comes on when we're drinking or something, because my iPhone is on shuffle and hooked to some speakers.

Before Arashi, I never knew that I had it in me to be such a livid and obsessive fan of a Japanese boyband.  I never had a penchant for anything...Asian. I'm Asian, so I don't mean anything derogatory, but you get what I mean, right? But honestly, Arashi is the boyband to end all boybands. Backstreet Boys ain't got nothing on them, I swear. I mean, I've been a fan for more than two years now, I'm still not sick of them: they're that awesome. We all have our little weird obsessions, and they just happen to be mine :P But really, they are just dorky, genuine, and funny guys who also happen to sing and dance well too, so it's hard to diss them, and NOT love them, when you get to know them. They're such good friends, and it shows.


How can you not love them when they come up with bits of awesome, dork, and funny all the time, like Beatbox Arashi? I love them. I really really really do. And their songs aren't modern classics or whatever, but they have that uplifting and entertaining quality. :D

Which brings me to the point of this blog. My sister was so depressed after watching The Naked Kitchen, that she just wanted to watch random videos to get rid of the heaviness. I volunteered my treasure trove of a flash drive which is filled to the brink of anything and everything Arashi, all their shows, performances, random appearances, etc! So we watched some random videos, a little classic D and G no Arashi eppies, some Arashi no Shukudai Kun, a little VS Arashi, their funny Mecha Ike appearance last January where my sister said Ohno being bullied and thrown unceremoniously to the flour bed thing was so kawawa, read: pitiful. HAHAHA. Remember this?


She ended up liking Sho!!!!!!!!!!! He apparently doesn't give off that Captain Failboat vibe on first impressions.

It kind of helps that he's an Economics grad of Keio University (which is only kind of the equivalent of an Ivy League uni in Japan), and that he's a newscaster too. "A singer who's a newscaster???" my sister asked. YES, INDEED. HE IS THAT AWESOME. You have never seen a sexier guy explaining the rudiments of the Japanese economy.

And she likes Matsujun too, but that's like, a fucking given. I felt like I proud mama to the boys. I promise you, my sister has long scoffed at my Arashi obsession spanning for a couple of years now; her admitting that she likes a member is like...another tick on the chalkboard in favor of Arashi's current world domination plan, which they are doing, slowly. Wee.

Yes ShoxJun, make my sister a fan!

And when she becomes a fan of Ohno, I will be a true believer! (Not that I already am, it's just for added flair. HONESTLY, Ohno is almost always the last stop to a complete Arashi addiction. If becoming a fan of Matsujun is like trying marijuana, the gateway drug, then liking Ohno is comparable to the point that you're scroungeing in the slums or selling your body just to score a hit of coke or shabu... 
It's over. You're fucking hooked.
You're snorting it up your nose and getting injections and scoring through seedy people with pasty skin and mohawks.

(No, he doesn't have a weird chin, he was just demonstrating how he "disguises" himself from fans when he's in public. Yes...b-by thrusting forward his chin) BAHAHAHAHA! Funnier when you watch it, I swear. I SWEAR.




Umm, it's just that I kind of really, LOVE, him. Not as a crazy fan. (Well, that's debatable.) He's just goddamn entertaining, talented (the art exhibit! the dancing! the singing!) and not to mention cute. I love him. Even if he's pointless, most of the time. Even if he's a stoner. Even if he's just 5'5. (WHO CARES. COCO MARTIN IS 5'5ish AND I THINK HE'S HOT. HAHA) I don't want to say he's my favorite, all these 5 boys are just amazing. But I definitely have a soft spot for him. There's just something about him! And Sho ♥

Once you're hooked on Ohno, there is no going back, I feel it's just prudent to warn you. I'm big enough a fan as it is. For LJ friends who aren't fans, it's kind of hard to explain. It's like being a Trekkie, only at least when you're a Trekkie, other people know what you're obsessing about. Being a fan of an over-aged boyband group is something infinitely harder and trickier to explain.

This post, and my clumsy metaphors, do not do their general awesomeness justice, I would just like to say.

Sakurai Sho + Matsumoto Jun + Aiba Masaki + Ninomiya Kazunari + Ohno Satoshi = ARASHI♥ ♥ ♥  
(I know I hardly mentioned Nino and Aiba, but trust me, they're <3 <3<3 too.)

If you liked them just a little bit thanks to this blog, then do check out this PIMP POST. An old one, but still really funny and true nonetheless, you'll get what the gist of Arashi is about if you click the said nifty PIMP POST. Or you could just youtube them, it's the way to start out on this wonderful fandom! These boys are too funny and amazing to pass up on, you'll thank me in the future. Funny and amazing is a winner combo. If they debuted as comedians, they'd still totally sell because they're funny, more than anything else. Then it just hits you, they're also talented as fuck. And they're such good friends that you want them to just group-hug all the time (with you in the middle, if possible.) Trish, have I ever said my thanks to you? HAHAHAHA :D

I've rambled on quite a bit have I. Need to sleep, I will be ninang at Zozo's baptism tomorrow! Must not have eyebags. Last Saturday night before school starts again waaah! Shittttty. Will go out with friends, get drunk, and just go crazy...for on Monday, it's back to the hellhole. Be seeing you, Lasallians. 
nunuuu: (blurry jun)
I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Jun Matsumoto in Ginza 02/09.

"It started about half a year ago probably. I'd go home, and enjoy the time in which I drink alone. Even though there's only one chair in my kitchen, I'd sit in that chair, and drink about 1 to 2 glasses of whiskey on the rocks. I'd sit there and think about tomorrow comfortably or I wouldn't think about anything at all. During that time, I wouldn't put on music either. I like spaces that are permeated in quietness."

Eloquent Jun. *sighs* More of the translated article here thanks to [ profile] zomboid 
jun in lanvin
Jun in Lanvin. According to the article, he favors the fabrics Lanvin uses. (I love the shoes *weeps*)
And the whole slouchiness of the ensemble appeals a lot to me too.
I would wear this outfit in less than a heartbeat

jun in comme des garçons and junya watanabe
I can't explain how happy it makes me to hear that he loves Junya Watanabe.
He called this coat "kawaii".
A boy that says a candy colored coat is cute + A boy who loves Junya Watanabe = precious.
Really, marry me. (I love Ohno & Sho but this is just too much.)
Jun, you are an idol/J-pop superstar after my sartorialist heart.

jun in dsquared
Head to top Dsquared. It's so boyish and endearing on him. Jun says he likes and buys accessories and shoes from Dsquared.
Well, would you expect less from Jun?
(Who coincidentally is one step away from being a flaming homo in his love for fashion and style, methinks. But this does NOT get minus points from me, hell no)

WARNING: Picture not for the faint-hearted. Matsujun lovers who are coincidentally fashion lovers will either hate/love the genius of the next picture: the absurd, mind-blowing genius  of Jun wearing Ann Demeulemeester pajamas, because only a self-possessed and confident Japanese pop star with a humorous and witty sense of style can pull this off with panache, like Jun does.


jun in ann demeulemeester
It's either you hate it, or you love it.
I think it's inspired, and very man-chic. Bordering on gay, perhaps, but if anyone can tip the line between gay and straight fashion, it's Matsujun.
I am in love *weeps*

Talk about amazing.
Talk about inspiring. 
It's funky how men inspire me more these days, in terms of style and fashion. (Yu Masui, Junji, is that you?)

Scans are from Rica, who, incidentally, I also have to thank for 6 months worth of Vogue Nippon. I love you!!


Feb. 12th, 2009 07:14 pm
nunuuu: (ohno impossible is nothing)
"Jun Matsumoto and Yui Aragaki will co-star in a new TBS drama series titled "Smile." Takayuki Takuma ("Hana Yori Dango") is handling the script, though he is using his real name rather than his usual pen name of Mikio Satake.

Matsumoto plays a half-Filipino
whose father has died and mother has disappeared. Despite his misfortune and the issues he deals with, such as race, he lives his life positively with a constant smile."

More information here thanks to [ profile] yuckie_chan

OMIGOD. Matsujun has another drama, and he's playing a half-Filipino!!!
Can't wait for this one, I wonder how he'll characterize himself in this role, I love that he's always evolving in every role he plays. 

In the meantime, I'm about to watch Uta no Oniisan Episode 3, before I tackle mountains of homework.
This episode looks like a winner again.
I just watched the first scene and... it's Ohno smoking.

It's not sexy on Oh-chan, nor is it cool.
It's just, unsettling. And funny.
I don't know if he really doesn't know how to smoke, or he's just trying to fake that he doesn't know how to
Because in the scene, he smokes it like a joint HAHAHA

Well, whatevs.
Smoker, druggie, both, or none of the above, I still adore thee

Boy you're cute.

Since I'm on a Japanese roll again, has anyone seen Vogue Nippon, March 20009? There was this one spread I absolutely loved. The Wild Orchid, photographed by Camilla Arkans.

Somebody ID this gorgeous frock of a dress for me, please!
Not that I can afford it, but more for my peace of mind. I must know

This particular picture is just super gorgeous
I love the orchids in the bathtub and the whole faded look of the picture.

It resembles this spread, Agua Caliente
Styled by Samuel François, and modeled by my current favorite muse, Coco Rocha!
(Who is, coincidentally, just 5 days older than me. Not that it matters. God, I wish that my name was Coco Rocha too. And that I had legs like hers haha)

It was love at first sight when I saw this spread.
Still one of my favorites!

I'm so in love with the pattern of this Paul Smith trench.
I saw this print on a big clutch, and I want it!

Anyway, enough of indulging in my random interests. Haha!
On to UtaOni episode 3!

Vogue Nippon March 2009 scans from [profile] foto_decadent 
nunuuu: (pretty nino and gang)
I woke up today around 5PM. I'm not kidding, my own mom called me an aswang when she saw me today, referring to my nocturnal alertness and consequent day slumber habits.  It wasn't even a vampire or something remotely cool, she called me an aswang. I laughed my heart out. I really do have bad sleeping habits, and the holiday schedule just exacerbates it. I can't even tell what day it is, it's all a blur of alcohol, festivities, gifts, and roadtrips. All that in the span of a week of freedom. This is the way to live.

Last night Lyle swung by and picked me up. We wanted to have an alcohol and party respite for one night this holiday season (because it's all going to be festivities of the eat-and-drink-till-you-drop-variety at least until after New Year), so we just decided to go to Alabang and pick up Claire. Instead of ending up at Ayala Alabang, we ended up at Susanna Heights. We missed the Filinvest Exit, bobo. HAHAHAHA. It was all because we were talking about Juday's rumored facelift, of all fucking things. Thank you Juday. But anyway we made it to Claire's, then we trouped out to Gourmet's at BF to get some yummy soft tacos. After we had our fill, we went back to Ayala Alabang and hung out at the park. Had a field day playing at the swings, monkey bars, etc, I haven't been on a playground in forever! Had fun running around and smoking at the top of the monkey bars hahahaha! Then we spent a couple of hours lying down on the benches at the basketball court, counting stars, and talking about random things. Laidback (not to mention sober, and penniless) night. I love it.

Anyway, Christmas Eve tomorrow! Nonstop food, family, gifts, and merriment until the New Year. Lets get it oooonnn.

P.S.: I love Yuichi Nakamura!!!! I watched this sucky movie, Taiikukan Baby, but he was totally outstanding in it, considering he was the object of the two other boys' affection. It's a movie about love between boys, but I just don't think it was done tastefully enough for any genuine emotion to come through. But Yuichi Nakamura was awesome as Shibahara Jun. Or maybe I'm biased. I think he's gorgeous. I'm watching Dokyuusei next, I want to watch more of his stuff. Any suggestions?

P.P.S.: Joongbo gone on We Got Married ;_; I AM SO SAAAAAD. Their break-up episode was so sad. Hyunjoong was at one point holding Hwangbo's hands, then she lets go after awhile, saying that it's too comfortable, she doesn't want to remember that. 

Ugh I'm never getting hooked again on a reality show, it feels 10x worse when it's a sad part.
So goodbye, WGM.
But I am looking forward to the Korean Hana Yori Dango, Hyunjoong as Rui!!!!!!!!! January 5, can't wait.

Two of, like, my biggest loves ever. Ever.

But I have got to say, I'll still choose Sho over Cristiano. In a heartbeat.
Check out [ profile] ghol88 's post about it here.
I will see you and your four gorgeous friends in Japan next year, I swear!
Arashi concert yay~!

Anyway, that's that. My last post for '08.
See you next year!

MERRY CHRISTMAS~! Eat and party hearty!
nunuuu: (pretty nino and gang)
 Watched this the other night, and I know I keep saying this, but it was such a FUN episode. These boys kill me, really. The game for Aibaland (or should I say Aibarandooo) was straight out of Aiba's rainbow psyche! IT WAS SO FUN. And the boys all got embarrassed. Even Nino, the son of the devil himself. HAHA. 

And wow, 100th episode. These guys are amazing, they've reached the 100 show mark without doing anything significant on the show. They're all just inherently entertaining by themselves :))

I didn't watch it with any subs, but all their facial expressions was worth it. And I got what the game was about. I don't know if Aiba is crazy, or hella creative. 

Ohno all red and embarrassed, aww!

nunuuu: (pretty nino and gang)
It's Tuesday! You know what that means. ANS night -  Arashi no Shukudai Kun Episode 98 [20080825]. They tried out different dishes mixed with habanero pepper, and you know what that means: CHAOS, and DoS outbursts from Matsujun. HAHA. The poor boys can't stand spicy food, after all.

Aiba, got milk?

Laughtrip, there was even an "oasis" prepared for them, where they could cool down and have some milk to counter the spiciness :)) I have no idea at all who the guest was, haha. Would've been better to watch it subs, but who wants to wait, yes?

SPICY FOOD = Arashi down and out.  )
nunuuu: (jun umai)
The term is about to end, and so is my misery! All I have left is STATLIT finals, and an essay for News Writing. If I could get my article published in The Phil. Daily Inquirer's Young Blood, it's instant an 4.0! (That goes for everyone) Which is exactly what the doctor ordered, because I have too many absences to count. XD

Anyway, Tuesday night is my Arashi no Shukudai Kun night! Happy pills. YAY. Episode 97 = One of the most nosebleed episodes ever (AND I'VE WATCHED A TRILLION, OKAY. So I'm not kidding.)

Yes Nino, strip hiiiim!

nunuuu: (embrace the crack)
My 8pm class tomorrow is cancelled! Meaning, my next class would be News Writing, which is still at 4:30pm. Decided to catch up on an Arashi tv show, I haven't watched one in a long time. Caught Arashi no Shukudai-kun Episode #95 (let's keep going boys!). They didn't have any guests on. For the whole episode they just spazzed around, cooked, hypnotized Sho, made Sho do a backflip, antagonized Aiba, did card tricks, made nori tissue paper (as in they interlocked nori sheets together, like tissue paper, and put it in a tissue paper box. Then they took turns pulling out the nori sheets out of the tissue box, ala tissue paper! And they were all like, "Amazing!" WTF). AMAZING IS THE WORD... It amazes me how something that sounds so dumb when I describe it in text seem even dumber, and funnier, on screen. What will I do without Japanese post primetime programming, huh? Wahahaha I'm so hooked.

The sports idiot after a pseudo backflip.

nunuuu: (Default)
I skipped Human Art class today to go drinking with Trish and Kim. (It's really amazing how easy it is to blow off a class.) Crossed Taft. Settled comfortably at Plato. Sulit. Got bangenge with cheap alcohol at 2 in the afternoon and talked about the most stupid girly things. It sure beats listening to a long-winded lecture about Rococo architecture (aided by the oh-so advance technology that is the OHP.) Hecka beats.

A life without any boy(s)/boytoy(s) to speak of? How do I deign survival? HAHA. Well. It's new. But I've got to say, singlehood is not as terrible as it seemed to me just a few months ago. ME TIME. Absolute. I have ALL the time in the world to pursue the things I've always been interested in, but never had the time to pursue before because I always had someone to text, someone to attend to, someone to go on dates with, someone to do errands with, someone's family to get close to, someone to perpetually talk to, someone to generally think abot every waking moment. BOY. But subtract that from my life and what I have now is 1440 minutes free, every single day, mine to spend how I want to. So as you would think, that pretty much opens up a lot of possibilities. That said, I'm swearing off boys. For the moment (gotcha.) I'm just.....tired. Who knew just one boy could make me feel like a used-up 80 year old who wouldn't mind dying any moment? Pakshet. So screw that. I mean, god, he makes me feel so bitter, bitter bitterer then bitterest! I am BITTER off without him wahahaha. Shit I'm so not over him but what the heck! I am so blatantly screaming single. And at this time in my life, I think it's actually a good place to be, rather than being in some bitter limbo.

I am surviving because the littlest things make me happy. Like the details. Somehow I've forgotten that details exist ever since the deluge of boy tragedies... but I'm not a hopeless case. Let's just say I'm rediscovering some little pleasures that I've taken for granted these past years. SUCH AS

1) getting addicted to a TV series: Wow, the miracles of DVD. I could spend a whole weekend cooped up in my room watching a series! Gotta love that. I've been getting off on Grey's Anatomy and Heroes, McDreamy and Peter Petrelli! But I'm so digging Koreanovelas. And Japaneseovelas (okay I just knew that I couldn't force that). But yeah. I LOVE IT! Princess Hours. Hana Yori Dango. Hana Kimi. The extent of my "digging it" goes as far that I have a crush on a boy who wears polka-dotted shirts (that's the Korean guy), and another who sports a perm like its the most macho thing ever (the Japanese guy.) OKAY I ADMIT IT. I am so in love with Joo Ji Hoon and Jun Matsumoto! Puta shameless na to. Hahahahaha Trish its your fault for lending me all these Asian dvds crap you're making me a convert

One of the sweetest moments in the history of movies and dramas, evarrrrrrrr. I'm still kilig thinking about it!

THE BEST EFFING SCENE. Domyouji and his aviators being bitchy by the hotdog stand. If I were Makino, I wouldn't mind how RUDE the man is, if he's looking that fine, I'd jump him in an instant. Jun, I love you and your ridiculous perm and your bitch fits!

2) playing tennis: I MISSED IT SO GODDAMN MUCH. Coach Bobot is still a tyrant after all these years. And tennis is still as tiring. But I love it! I love the jock high, even though not an inch of me is a proper jock. Eww. I just love the powertrip...playing makes me feel so strong. Like I could punch out anyone, that's the feeling when I whack the fuzz out of the tennis ball. I love the feeling.

3) Mary Grace's ensaymadas: This comprises 3/4 of my happiness! I SWEAR! You have to it taste to believe. It's always been my favorite! Had it with my mom earlier at Serendra, along with the perfect cup of steaming Tsoknut Tsokolate. Fucking orgasm.

4) indulging my artsy "Comm-Arts" side: Enough said. But I shall expound. I recently got a new Canon digital SLR camera and I can NOT get my hands off it. Taking excellent photographs is so therapeutic. Uploading it into my laptop then seeing how pretty the pic really is in its million-pixelled glory is such a high. Then watching bazillion old films! I can spend every day watching films until I grow a beard. Just this week I watched Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Citizen Kane. You can't deny the power of the classics, babeh. And starting this Friday, omigod. CINEMALAYA at the CCP. Locally-produced indie films. And I ask you, WHO NEEDS BOYS??

5) going on "dates": I miss boy friends. Like friends na boy. (Dumb blonde moment forgive me.) Being single means I can hang out with my boy friends any time kahit gaano katagal and no one would rap on me for it! Love that. Sometimes having a boyfriend sucks, then you begin to crave for just boy friends. Burping, bastos stories, testosterone, their emo moments that they try to hide, checking out other girls, beer sessions... I miss it! I love spending time with boy friends and no one gets jealous. Yeeeah.

What else. But yeah, lots of little things that I appreciate.

I guess I'm still bitter (BITTER! BITTER! I hear Kriz screaming into my ear haha). But so what. I'm enjoying being single. Bahala na yung lalakeng yun. HAHA. Jun Matsumoto nalang. And I'm dead serious.

I heart you, Domyouji a.k.a. Matsumoto a.k.a MATSUJUN! I'm sorry that I thought you were gay at the start of Hana Yori Dango. :)) I ended up eating my words. I loved your acting! And you are so hot and pretty and cute, and definitely not gay! Unlike other people. UNLIKE MY EX. AHAHAHAHAHA. BITTER.

Okay. I'll stop embarrassing myself right......NOW.


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