The Chronicles of Mitsuwa: Kago Ai Edition

24 11 2009

So, this past Sunday was a landmark in my life. I met the one and only, Kago Ai. Not only that, I shook her hand!! But I’ll leave the thoughts and coverage for another post as it is way too much for what I may want to say.

I spent a good portion of my time there taking random footage for updates and memories. After about 2 hours of cutting and editing (and creative decisions) I produced a condensed 15 minutes (including credits) of the footage I got. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hello! Store USA part 2

22 10 2009

It should be no surprise that I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Nine Smile merchandise would come up during a time that wasn’t surprisingly inconvenient for me. Lol… I seriously wrote “surpris” 3 times in that sentence. At any rate, I camped out for the raid on Hello Store last week. Originally the plan was just to get 1 order. That ended up becoming 2 orders… Surprisingly, I got the second order first before the other one seems to even be near completion. I’m going by the information reflected in my Inbox. Not too long ago, I saw H!S tweeted that they’re bogged down on the high volume of orders. Well, I guess I have a while to go before my other order comes. For the spoils of war, read on!

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Airi wants you to read on, she promises you won’t leave unhappy ^_~

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Airi + Yo-Yo’s = <3

22 04 2009

I was bored and didn’t want to study so…

My friend showed me a picture of Reon Kadena (go look her up) which coincidentally looked a lot like a yo-yo picture I was looking at.

So I got this GREAT idea!

Airicandy in itself was already like an evolution of eyecandy (Lv 25)

Now this… Airicandy relating to yo-yo eyecandy… it’s like a fusion of 2 of my favorite things! For those who don’t know, I’m a fan of yo-yoing and also like to (even though it puts a great dent in my wallet) collect rare and pretty yo-yos. The pictures ahead are of my own personal collection. Don’t know how many other yo-yoing enthusiasts there are out there… but believe me they are pretty!

So without further ado, picspam!

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YoYoJam Speeder
I don’t have caps on it and it has some battlescars, but it used to be one of my mains.

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Airi Speeder
To be honest, the hotpants combined with the top are what really make her co.no.mi.chi outfit resemble my Speeder. But I like these pics ^_^

 

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OneDrop YoYo’s Agent Orange Fade Project
This is a very rare yo-yo. Though I no longer have it, I still have some pictures. It was hard if not impossible to find pictures that would match this.
So a little imagination and appreciation is needed.

 

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Airi Project!
I included the Buono 2 pics because I LOVE her hair.
Who cares if it doesn’t match the pic. Airicandy is good in any flavor ^o^.

 

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YoYoJam Aquairus
The rims are a bit yellow, they were originally white…

 

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Airius!
Whoot! Bye Bye Bye and Sakura Chirari.
I love Sakura Chirari, I listen to the first 30 seconds over and over again just because of Airi ❤

 

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YoYoJam Meteor
One of my favorite yo-yos produced by one of my favorite yo-yoers, Mickey!

 

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Airi meteor
She’s 3x cuter than a regular C-ute member (points if anyone gets the reference)
It was hard to find her in something that matched the magenta of my Meteor…

 

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YoYoFactory Skyline, Eye of the Tiger special edition
This is a rare edition of the Skyline that is in orange, my favorite color!

 

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Airi Skyline
I would love to see a skyline of Airi. I love her Rottara Rottara outfit!

 

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Duncan Freehand Zero
Hand painted and modded by Takeshi

 

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Free Airi Zero?
I love that princess picture. So cute.

 

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YoYoFactory Plastic Grind Machine
Two colors!

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Airi Grind Machine
LOL… I can’t believe I just wrote that… ughhh clean thoughts, clean thoughts…

 

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SPYY Pistolero
This is the beta release for a very special and beautiful yo-yo. Just look at it…

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Airilero?
Geez, these names are starting to get weird…

 

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44:recreation Stargazer
This yo-yo is amazing… outperforms all of my other yo-yos… precious >w<

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Airigazer
Something we all certainly are for making it this far into the post.
Massara Blue Jeans!!!

That was fun… I burnt like an hour preparing this…

Geez… got to go back to studying… ugh.

P.S. Happy Belated Birthday Airi!!!





Elder Club dropped like they’re hot.

21 10 2008

The Elder Club is hot (most of em, imo). But they’re being dropped soon. I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news. And if you are a wota and you like H!P in anyway, then you know already. If not, then I’m glad I was the first to inform you.

That entire group of girls right there will be graduating March 31st of the year 2009. Wow, that’s lot… about 25 girls (I did a quick count, I apologize if I’m off) are going to be “graduated”. From what I understand they’ll still be a part of UFA, maybe. Either that or they’ll continue their lives as stars in some way and others will just go back to a normal life (though that in itself will take time). Here’s my perspective on the big move as a whole.

Old Morning Musume members:

  • Nakazawa… the leader of all H!P, the commander in chief who wields 50+ girls at her disposal!!! Though I know she hasn’t really done much of anything in the past couple of years. It’s a really big shock to me. When I first saw Morning Musume on Hello! Morning, she was there. I remember Nakazawa Yuko as Morning Musume. It does sadden me to see her go.
  • Yaguchi Mari… my I love her too. She seems to be pretty set as a TV personality for now so she’s got something to do. Yasuda Kei is also acting in some things so she’s pretty set. Abe Natsumi, the face of Morning Musume no more… for many years now and maybe now she can be the face of herself or the face of some other group/record label. She really hasn’t been doing much lately anyway.
  • Oddly enough I don’t see Mikitty up there^… But she hasn’t been doing much lately either (I believe she’s doing a Grease musical right now?). Love her voice, so let’s see if she’ll continue singing.
  • Yossie and Ishikawa are doing Hangry and Angry (which I need to look into soon) and I guess it’s a one-shot deal if they’re going to be graduating in like half a year. H!P is really famous for all these one-shot groups. Yossie has got her own tv show though, so I think she’ll still stick around and do stuff. And Ishikawa, well she has a lot of fans so I don’t see her stopping for anything.
  • Iida and Tsuji are busy being mothers. Maybe they will come back and do something but for now I’d count them out of it.
  • Ogawa was pretty much already gone. I never really identified with her anyway. Konno, awww I liked Konno. Now she can go and completely focus on her studies I guess.

And the others:

  • Melon Kinenbi… hahahaha they…. yea….I don’t really listen to them. So I can’t say much. I will admit I have a softspot for Megumi’s glasses. So I hope to see her wearing her glasses someday again. ^_^
  • Inaba Atsuko does about as much as Ayaka has in the past years before Ayaka even stopped doing stuff.
  • Maeda Yuki doesn’t do much either, she may just become an obscure enka singer.
  • ex-Biyuuden… I was amused to hear the idea that Yui should become a gravure idol from another blog. But that sure would make a lot of sense, I have to admit. Erika can keep singing… somewhere.
  • Matsuura Aya, I definitely want to see her continuing entertainment. I really like Ayaya. She’s cool.
  • Ongaku Gatas: I can see Satoda Mai graduating. But just like everyone else, I’d be confused about the eggs graduating too. They haven’t been given that much time but I guess it’s time for Tsunku to axe the eggs.

I wonder why the sudden move to graduate everyone. I guess it makes sense since half of (if not 3/4) the Elder Club is sitting around doing nothing. I’m sure it’s a ploy to squeeze some sales. Or maybe it has something to do with the economy? (Hah, I hope not).

The one thing that really irks me is… This means Takahashi will now be receiving the black uniform that Nakazawa once donned. Takahashi, the star of the 5th generation of Morning Musume is now… not only the leader of Morning Musume, the flagship group of Hello! Project, but now she’s the commander in chief of all of Hello! Project. Hah, that means my love, Gaki-san is vice. Hopefully this is a good move. I hope this will give some more quality to the big three groups of H!P (Berryz, C-ute, and Morning Musume). Admittedly, I only recently started getting into the H!P kids. And hell, they’re really not kids anymore, in a matter of a couple more years they may as well just be Morning Musume’s sisters.

On another sidenote, this HAS to mean Takahashi has to be the face of Hello! Project now. She’s gotten so much special treatment for this moment. She’s either going solo sometime soon or she’s going to be stuck in Morning Musume. Not that I mind. I like her so no problem with me.

But I will miss the old days and the fact that those old days are going away now. But not all change is bad right? I hope so.

Congratulations to all and I hope their life after H!P is successful and prosperous!

~Siggy, who felt compelled to write this post after joining wotachat~





A dark stormy night…

6 02 2008

It’s a dark stormy night…
Well… more like just a dark night with random people outside yelling.

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