Refreshing Summer

15 07 2011

I actually just finished summer classes last week.           I wonder what these girls are like in school, for real.

School’s out! Summer has come, which can only mean one thing. Heat, absolute heat. It’s a hallmark of summer. I will come out and say that I am a person paranoid of extreme temperatures and significant changes in temperature. In fact, I highly dislike summer. I have a multitude of reasons why.


It’s hot, it’s too hot.

Fans are useful

And then when it rains, it hails instead or knocks out all your electronics because it’s a thunderstorm instead. Also there are too many tourists. I live in a city with 12 casinos! Just imagine the amount of tourists. What’s more, I live in a city next to the beach. Now I know what you’re thinking. “Why Siggy, why don’t you just go to the beach and have a nice day?”

I would always go to the beach if this were the case.

“Why, I mean you can do all sorts of fun stuff at the beach like:

Wouldn't it be great to learn how to surf?              I would surf with Takahashi anytime...

Lounging around, sun-tanning,
Sun-tanning Sun-tanning the back
This would make me want to go to the beach... yep
Playing with balls.    God this is so hot.

Well I hear what you’re saying. But I have to admit, I’ve been to the beach several times and there’s nothing like this there. What’s more I don’t like how the sand gets all over you. Now I won’t show you what my beach is actually like because I’m ashamed of it, so we’ll just say bye to the beach.

“Well Siggy, what about the water? You could go swimming in a pool, there’s no sand there!”

Swim Nakky!

Why aren't the workers at my local pool like Airi?

I could but I happen to also be hydrophobic. I’m afraid of large bodies of water and I can’t swim. What a terrible fate to live on an island and be unable to swim. Alas, such is my fate. Makes one wonder how I’ll be able to one day live the trip to Japan. But I’ll wait for when the time comes in regards to that.

International Wota Summer Refreshment Program

Honestly, I don’t like the beach probably because I’m so used to it after living two blocks away from it for years. But I love my idols associated with the above. Who doesn’t? I mean, Airi and Takahashi  and ugh so good. As I had mentioned before I was interested in doing the Intlwota Summer Refreshment Program and here is my post sponsored by Intlwota. Read on for long long passages of text outlining the conspiracy about idols and summer.

Just kidding, read on for a fun summery article on something that I’ve noticed. Which really means it’s a conspiracy.

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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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2009 Year End Hello! Project Rankings

27 12 2009

As a mark for me I’d like to remember this year as this year is one of the more important years in Hello! Project history. As far as I can remember I may have lightly sprinkled a ranking before, but I have never really solidified my rankings. And I would like to see year by year, through major developments and small subtle influences, how my rankings differ. Since becoming a fan of Hello! Project, many things have changed, many people have come and gone, and my likes and dislikes have varied.

Hello! Project after Elder Club had graduated in February

As for the year 2009, the collective group known as “Wonderful Hearts” was made the real core of Hello! Project with the mass graduation of Elder Club. As we see above, the core consists of Morning Musume (9), Berryz Koubou (7),    C-ute (7) and Mano Erina. That’s a grand total of 24 girls. Quite amazing to think that the core of Hello! Project is actually now 21 girls...

This year Berryz Koubou is the only group that hasn’t seen any change in members. C-ute was silently dropped to 6 girls soon after FOREVER LOVE. Kanna was later officially announced as resigned. Erika graduated in October. Finally, Koharu graduated earlier this month dropping Morning Musume down to 8 girls. This makes for a grand total of 21 girls in Hello! Project (excluding Eggs).

So here we are read more for my rankings for Hello! Project as of December 2009.

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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!


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

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Hello! STORE!!! USA

10 10 2009

I wish I could say I knew it was coming, but I certainly didn’t. I was quite surprised at the announcement of Hello! Store USA a while back. But I was determined to check it out and buy something to support my favorite girls. So about a week ago, was the midnight opening (PST) of Hello! Store USA. And I waited for it… to 3am in EST…

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30 08 2009

This past Wednesday I was over at my friend’s place for a mini-vacation. While I was there I got the opportunity to go to the Mitsuwa Japanese marketplace in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Now you may be thinking this sounds suspiciously like something I’d write in a real blog. Well, it certainly does, but there’s one part of the trip that pertains to my hobbies/entertainment interests. Read the rest of this entry »

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 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^.


Aquarius S7301031

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


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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 ❤


Meteor S7301024

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…


Skyline, Eyes of the Tiger Skyline, Eyes of the Tiger-1

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!


Freehand Zero Freehand Zero-1

Duncan Freehand Zero
Hand painted and modded by Takeshi


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


Plastic Grind Machine S7301098

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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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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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!!!