HelloStoreUSA Flickr Contest

30 05 2010

So not too long ago, HelloStoreUSA (henceforth known as H!S, I’ve seen HSU, but I like H!S more) made their own official group pool for pictures on Flickr. They were to select their favorite picture for official goods in an arrangement (room, etc) and also fan with official goods. I was pretty excited about it and made plans to take pictures. It took a little more than an hour and a half to get two acceptable pictures XD

The very first and worst pictureThe end result which was my second to last attempt

All the pictures seen are the original un-edited, un-cropped pictures. Read on for the grueling process this was.

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Explaining What We Take For Granted

24 05 2010

So the other day, a classmate from my Japanese class wrote on my Wall. Well, you know Facebook. Anyway, in our discussion of J-Pop, I brought up Morning Musume. And she mentioned how they are fairly new. Being the fan I am, I had to contest and tell her that they are most certainly not new and have had years and years of experience, singles, concerts, etc. behind them. She countered with, “i know but i still say they are fairly new because it takes a few years before they get known and with their constant change in members it get’s a bit confusing. … if you change members too much it’s not much of an official group because how unstable it is.” Direct quote right there.

Who knew only two of these girls would still be members today!

From an outsider’s point of view that surely sounds the case. But from an insider’s point of view, that’s like killing the credibility of a group that you like. I don’t feel mad like I do about other comments, but I don’t know how I feel. So I’m expressing whatever I’m feeling in this post.

In hindsight, I went way over my proposed limit of words/paragraphs, but oh well, this always happens. Pictures are dispersed throughout to relax your text-reading eyes!

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15 05 2010

Alas, it has been too long since I last posted. The end of school started getting hectic and I started playing video games more. Mochiron, I still stayed up to date with my idols, albeit, my definition of up-to-date. The fact that I haven’t heard albums that have been out for months and etc is not exactly up to date.

Quick words about things that I’ve wanted to mention. And I want to make it quick unlike most of my other posts which become far too ambitious.

  • Perfume – Where/What are they doing!?
    perfumecoverI was going to say, Perfume has been sitting around doing nothing ever since releasing Triangle and doing their Triangle concert tour. Then the news that their double A-side comes out. And while it’s not like orgasmic magic like some of their other songs are, the new songs are still quite good. Especially, Fushizen na Girl. My god, they look amazing there… especially Nocchi. mmmm Nocchi…
    Someone told me that they are the hosts for Music Station. That would explain a lot. Now Perfume is on top, they own everyone. They’re with Tamori-san was his name? You know, that one guy, who’s ALSO on top of everything in the music world. Needless to say, I haven’t heard anything about Perfume because I’m too low on the idol chain to know XD.
  • Hello! Project – Main groups
    Morning Musume’s new album came out. Not that great like P9D was but I still like some of the songs. Also, JunJun has been getting really popular and getting a lot of exposure lately. Shanghai Expo and all. C-ute have been sitting around in my library waiting to be listened to. Berryz… yep…. still waiting
  • Hello! Project – S/mileage
    Now they a group legit. And sometime very soon they are performing at Japan’s Professional Basketball Final Four game. I honestly have no idea where that came from… but props to UFA if that increases their popularity. I guess they have to start somewhere.
  • Hello! Project – Concerts
    Shuffle Date = Amazing!
    Mobekimasu = Good, but I haven’t finished watching it yet. Darn finals…
    Rock’n Buono 2 = Amazing, Momo getting trolled.
  • Hello! Project – Miscellaneous
    Gaki-san’s new photobook, yes! Takahashi’s new photobook, yes! Maimi! YES! Good time to be loaded, horrible time to be waiting. Also, Hello!Store has once again collected my paycheck.

Those are the main things out of the way. But there’s another big thing, which I might just have to talk about in its own post. Though everyone else has probably said something about it.

So get this, Morning Musume (guests of honor at last year’s Anime Expo) are to be the guests of honor at Paris’s Japan Expo this year. Japan Expo also hosted AKB48 last year.

This year, they have switched places. Coincidence? I think not.

Notice, Perfume is so top… they’re the only people that get a picture in this post, lol.

~Siggy, who is now on summer vacation for two weeks, now he has time to waste~