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Johnny’s Countdown 2009-2010

Happy New Year!

For all you Johnny’s fangirls out there, here’s a link to this year’s Johnny’s Countdown performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gA6osCT6ew&feature=related

Start your year off with a nosebleed like me! =)

This year, Arashi is the MC! Aand each of the awesome smexy Jonny’s groups present their debut songs:

kinkikids (硝子の少年) [their voices are still amazing ~]

KAT-TUN (RealFace) [OMG Jin’s tongue click <33]

関ジャニ∞ Kanjani8 (浪花いろは節)[such a fun song!]

NEWS (NEWSニッポン)[I LOVE THEM]

V6 (MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE)

タッキー&翼 Takki & Tsubasa (卒業)

HaySayJUMP (UltraMusicPower)

TOKIO (LOVE YOU ONLY)

嵐 Arashi (A・RA・SHI)[so nostalgic!]

Other songs that I was SO SO SO happy seeing were:

Arashi-Love So Sweet
Shuuji to Akira-Seishun Amigo [THE BEST EVER!!!]
NEWS-weeeek
V6-Ai Nanda [Junichi is still so hot <3]
Takki-Ai Kakumei

And they even did a Johnny’s medley with every group singing!

Also watch out for…

Arashi singing a Kanjani8 song
V6 singing Arashi’s One Love
NEWS singing Kinki kids’ Aisareruyori Aishitai
KAT-TUN singing NEWS’s Kibou

I loved the whole show and every song!

Which part was your favorite? :)

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I just saw Yamapi’s performance on HEY!HEY!HEY! Music Champ 2009.11.16 and I noticed that there are quite a few Kpop-like things to it.

First of all, LOOK AT THE HANDKERCHEIF AROUND HIS WAIST! Yes–it’s Rain’s signiture item for his Rainism performances!

Also, look at Loveless at 1:21 where Yamapi flips open his blazer (yum) just like Rain at 1:41!

Next, Yamapi’s hand movement at 1:16 reminds me of B2ST’s Bad Girl move at 0:36

Ok, now look a few seconds ahead where Yamapi leans sideways and sings “Saigo wa egao de say goodbye” and compare it to Taeyang’s move at 2:22 in Wedding Dress

Here’s the comparison:

Actually, Loveless in general gives me the same feel as Wedding Dress–they both have slow, soft melodies and stiff/clean dance moves. Oh and did I mention they have the same number of backup dancers?

I’m not accusing my dear Yamapi of plaigiarism here, but is it true he’s being influenced by Korean pop? What do you guys think?

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Handmade Crafts

Yay! First post =D

In Japan right now, there’s a huge boom in buying second-hand clothes and making DIY clothing or crafts. It’s referred to as  ‘Recessionista.’

I know that there are many many many English site that exhibit and even have tutorials on DIY projects, but the Japanese make theirs look better than store-bought.

From super kawaii toys…

to romantic hair ties (ie. chou-chou)…

to Hime-kei (Princess-style) butterfly bags. You name it.

These three crafts were all posted on an amazing Japanese site where you can find tutorials on about any craft you can dream of. Even if you can’t read Japanese, you should still check it out as you can get tons of ideas from the photos alone!

There are also girls who rummage through 古着屋 [furugi-ya] or second-hand stores and remake the clothings they found into new, original outfits. There was even an episode of Tokyo Kawaii TV featuring the Recessionistas!

As for me who has never taken a sewing class before, I admire these talented girls with all my heart. But like I have mentioned, as a Nerdypants, and a procrastinating on at that, I have no time to learn how to make these crafts. =(

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