February 26, 2007

changes and comments

Much though I love Ya-Ya-yah, I've been devoting too much time to the fandom and I really need more time for myself. I've been neglecting my job and friends, and as a result of late I'm always behind with work and have a ton of unanswered e-mails in my mailbox. ^^U So I've been thinking perhaps making a few changes will help.
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1. I really wish I could update everyday, but since that's not possible, I've set up a subscription box on the navigation bar. If you subscribe you'll be notified by e-mail whenever I update, so you won't have to come and check every now and then. =)
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2. I won't be uploading/reuploading any more old/new Ya-Ya-yah shows. ^^ Until recently I helped the webmaster of the Ya-Ya-yah TV Show Guide to upload them, but since I stopped I've realized that it's only a very small percentage of people who download the shows from my videos section. It's not a surprising thing, really; the Ya-Ya-yah TV show Guide is very easy to navigate and cleverly organized. So to all those of you who used to download the shows here, you'll have to do so at the site above mentioned from now on. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but that way I'll have more time for myself and for uploading other things I want to keep on uploading like high quality live stage performances, high quality show I have, old and new MS performances, old and new SC performances, mp3 rips... Hope you'll understand. =)
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3. This morning I found out that having as I have a paid flickr account I can make the pics in my album available to anyone for download. That means you won't have to sign in anymore to download the scans I upload there. This is good news, isn't it? ^___^ Wish I had learned this earlier. ^^
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That's all the changes I'll be making for now. Thanks so much as always to those of you who follow this blog, and especially to those who leave comments. Love you all. ^^BBB And now, replies to those comments. ;-)
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Theo-chan: I noticed you put 2002 - 2007. Do you really have all those scans? I do have scans as old as 2002, but unfortunately not from every magazine and issue. I also have some which I have no idea which date or magazine they're from. ^^U I'm hoping you guys will help me sort them out. =)
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Sere: i don't know where do you get the patience to upload all this. Me neither. XD No, seriously, my love for Ya-Ya-yah knows no limits. ;-) ps: you visited my blog? i think i'll die of shame XD Why? XD I really liked the entries I read as I said. =)
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Yuki: on one of your previous posts about Shoon doing his own thing on stage, I completely agee! lol but I find it funny how at times he gives it his all and some times he's just so lazy looking lol yet you just have to love him no matter what lol Exactly! XD I think he only gives it his all when it's something he thinks is worthwhile the effort... and that performance with Yamapi certainly was. I mean, he doesn't get to sing with Yamapi-sempai everyday. ;-) And if you pay close attention to him in the X-Dame performance (in which the juniors backdanced for Takki and Tsubasa) you'll notice how focused he was on the choreograohy -no matter how silly it was. XD He was even looking down at some moments, as if refraining from making eye contact with the other juniors so he wouldn't start laughing like it happened to others.
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Mei: hey, Mei! =) Hadn't heard from you in a long time! You're welcome for the pics and the graduation short clip.
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Cherryberry: This live stage was awesome. I agree, Hikaru is really nice guy. He was the one who noticed his fans the most. By noticing I mean that he looked down to his fans and tried to interact with them. But all Ya3 members seemed to enjoy being there, crowded by their fans.HAAWWT! They look too good in those school uniforms. Shoon looks so happy. ♥
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Mai-chan: i'm gonna save all my missing scans in ur album toobut the Organic Chemistry and Biology is now waiting to kill me Focus on your homework. ^_^ The scans won't go anywhere. ;-)
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Geri: There's a clip of Yamapi singing Ai Kotoba wa? O_o I had no idea. I too LOVE how the Ya3 medley sounds with their broken voices. =)
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Hideko: I haven't opened my Myojo yet~ LOL Thanks for the scans~ I know, Chinese fans are quick, aren't they? I love them. ^^BBB
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Liching: Hi! =) Thanks for leaving a comment. ^^B Don't be shy, leave comments whenever you want, and don't worry about your English; it's okay. =) I too hope Shoon will go to university, but it's up to him, of course.
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Alice: Hey! Hadn't heard from you in a while, but it's okay, just leave comments when you feel like it. ;-) I LOVED the Ya-Ya-yah medley from that live stage too. ^^BBB In fact I liked it better than how it sounded when they were kids. =) Psstt~ Notice that Yabu is holding Shoon on his bottom in those photoshoots ;) LOL I did notice. XD We're obsessed, aren't we? ^^B
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Gliza: Yup, their English pronounciation is getting pretty good. ^__^ You're welcome for the scans, videos, and all. And yay, I'm glad you like the new header. =D I saw the photo and immediately thought: Abbey Road. XD I wonder if they did it on purpose, way back then, because it's from 2003.
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Yui: Yes, it's a darn shame Shoon didn't get interviewed on his graduation, like those girls, but then I think it was not just a coincidence that he was sitting on the front row when the camera focused on that girl being handed her diploma. ^_^v So, yeah, at least it's something that we got to see a glimpse of that so very important day in his life. Do you think he'll go to Uni? I hope he does. =) I really really want to do the graduation article translations as well as the nicknames ones... BUT! i dont have the time~ my exams are coming Focus on your studies, Yui-chan. You'll have time fot that when your exams are over. =) In that livestage that they went down to the fangirls. I wondered why Shoon didn't look into the audience Well, in a way I understand, 'cause it must be scary to be surrounded by like dozens of crazy fangirls. XDD Hikaru is the one who seems to deal better with it. Taiyô seemed a bit tense too. Did you notice shoon's complexion got worse recently? Yes, I did. =( Poor Shoonie. Yeah, probably it's because of the stress and all, and well, after all he's at that age when you're under the attack of acne. ^^ in the april myojo... taiyou mentioned borrowing of PE attire~ XD it's either shoon borrowed taiyou's PE attire OR vice versa! I thought that's what he said, but I wasn't sure I had understood correctly. XD That's so cute!! It seems they're really good friends. But nothing is cuter than that article you translated about Taiyô texting Shoon at night to ask him what he needed for highschool. LOL Oh, you're watching HanaKimi too? Doesn't Jian remind you of Shoon in some ways? ^^B I read the japanese BBS (2ch). Where there are lots of mean ppl from whatever i've read. Quite some ppl really hates shoon. And quite a handful of them really thinks shoon is a plain looking guy. A Japanese girl told me about those kind of BBS and how some fangirls were really mean to Shoon. It angered me. >=( What on earth do they have against him? Some people are so stupid! And it seems they're blind too. How can they say he's not good-looking? One of these days I'll devote a whole entry to how good looking Shoon is. XD
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Lily: i just started watching Hana Kimi since i watched the video you uploaded... and i started liking the opening song more and more. ^^so i was wondering if you could make that video an mp3 rip? Yay, I'm very happy I managed to hook another person. ;-) And yeah, sure thing, I have the whole soundtrack as a matter of fact -it's great! Anyway's, here's the opening song for you: 怎麼辦.mp3 (4.81 MB)
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Violet_dream: Ne, ne, don't feel shy and comment as much as you want. =) I don't bite, I promise. ;-) You've recently started watching 'Hana Kimi' too? Isn't it great? I'm totally in love with the characters as well, not just with Jian and ReiXi, but also with SiuYi, the doctor, the classmates... It's such a brilliant drama. =) You're welcome for the pics, videos, and so on. I think the joy of the fandom is sharing what you have and squeeing over it with other fans. XD And I'm very flattered that you enjoy reading my opinions. =) Thanks for commenting. It means a lot to me.
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Shin: Don't you tell me you're watching HanaKimi too? XD Jiro is like the funniest guy on the face of earth, isn't he? XD OMG And yes, it would be so cute if Chun and Ella were a couple in real life. ^^B
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MayMay: Thanks a lot for leaving a comment! =) And yes, HanaKimi is the best drama I've watched in a long time. I'm head over heels for the character of Jian. ^^B Thanks for visiting my blog and being a regular reader. =)

February 25, 2007

a couple of old SC clips

I'm having a lazy weekend so today's update will be just a small and random one. ^^U I've updated the videos section thanks to Yungboy with a couple of old SC clips from 2005 and 2006, so go check the videos section! ;-)
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On another note again I find myself having to catch up on many things I want to comment on, like the latest SC, of which I also want to upload clips and all. I liked the 1st SC episode of February better, but it was still enjoyable. I resented the fact that Shoon didn't get to do much, but he looked beautiful even when he was just standing quietly behind Yabu and the others in the MC section. It's funny that from many of the magazine photoshoots one would say Shoon is just an average looking guy, but I think that's because he gets a bit grumpy when he has to pose, and also because he's one of those people whose beauty is captured best at random moments, like these:
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Now that I remember... Lily wanted an mp3 rip of the latest live stage, so... here you are: 2007.02.18.mp3 (2.65 MB)
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And finally, because it isn't healthy to obsess on just one thing let me give you another thing to obsess over! XD I highly recommend you to download and watch Hana Kimi, a Taiwanese drama based on a Japanese manga that is hilarious and really cute at the same time. The leading actress, Ella Chen, one of the singers of the girls band S.H.E., is very funny, and the leading actor, one of the singers of the boys band Fahrenheit, is the most adorable guy ever -and so handsome too! They have a great on-screen chemistry, and perhaps it's just the romantic in me, but from photos and videos I've seen they might have something going on off-screen as well. XD He smiles non-stop when he's with her and I think she likes him too. ^^B They'd make such a cute couple! (click on the pics to see them full-size)
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What is the drama about? ReiXi, an American-Chinese girl, falls head over heels for a Chinese athlete named Jian after seeing him on television. Wanting to get to know him, she decides to find out all about him and go to the same school as him. There's just one problem: he goes to an all boys school. That won't stop her, though. ReiXi disguises herself as a boy and goes to the high school Jian attends.
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You can watch it or download it subbed here.
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I don't want to post a subbed clip here because it wouldn't be nice to the girl who's subbing it, but I've uploaded the video clip of the opening song, by S.H.E., in which you can see both Chun and Ella.
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Ne, ne, don't you feel like watching the series now? =D
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Episode 14 aired this weekend. Can't wait to watch it! XD

February 23, 2007

the Beatles connection

[EDIT]: Added the links for this performance at the videos section. =)
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Today must be the Beatles' day or something. XD This morning I turned on the radio and they were playing Let It Be, then I came across the scan I've used for the new header, which obviously brings to mind Abbey Road, and Fiona has uploaded to her clubbox the latest Ya3 live stage in which Ya-Ya-yah sing a bit of A Hard Day's Night. ^___^ I'm in the process of uploading this. I'll post the links later. ^^
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Yabu's voice made me cringe a little at first at his solo lines -when will his voice break completely?-, but then, when he sings the "tokimeki wo wasureta..." line in the Ya-Ya-yah medley it sounds just superb. *__* Doesn't this performance make you wish you were there, at the studio -especially when they stepped down to stand among the public? Hikaru is soooo nice, reaching out his hand towards the fangirls! ^^BBB They almost pulled him down, tugging at his hand, though, poor guy. LOL
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To catch up on things I didn't have the time to post about... I guess you all know by now that Shoon has graduated already? =) Yui found a video in Yahoo News Japan, and I managed to download it thanks to a program I have, so if you want to have it click here (.wmv version) or here (.avi version). You can only see him for like 2 seconds, but hey, this is a must-have for any Shoon fan! XD It was his graduation ceremony after all! ;-) Congratulations, Shoon! ^^B
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Also, Myojo's April issue has a photoshoot centred on Shoon's graduation as well. =) So cute! There are congratulations messages from Hikaru, Taiyô, and Yabu, and Yabucchi calls Shoon "Ya-Ya-yah no oniichan", "the eldest brother in Ya-Ya-yah". ^^B How sweet is that? XD
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Right-click on the thumbnails below to download the full-size pics. (credits to Zansanhane - LJH)
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February 22, 2007

huge album update

I haven't yet finished that entry I was going to post yesterday about the changes this blog will soon undergo ^^U , but I've managed to finish something I'd been working on for the last couple of weeks. As you know the album was originally an album I started for the Shoon LJ community I co-mod, so most of the pics there were Shoon solo pics. Well, I've added the 2006 missing pics of all the other members. =) In fact I've uploaded all the 2006 scans I have from all the 2006 issues of Duet, Kindai, Myojo, Potato, and Wink Up. It's a really huge update, so I tried something new that I hope will be helpful to you all. Click here to check this HUGE album update. =)

February 20, 2007

answers to comments

Last week was like the longest week of my whole entire life. -__- So much work and stress and... Anyway, I'm trying to catch up on things, which will take a while, so if you've sent me an e-mail please bear with me. ^^ This entry is just to reply to your latest comments. =) I'll post a longer one tomorrow about the changes this blog will undergo soon. ^^

Mai-chan:

First of all: THANKS so much for your caring messages. ^^BBB Also... about the problem you had with Virtual Dub... you have to select the “direct stream copy” in the “VIDEO” menu before saving the clip. (right-click on the screencap below)
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I think Yama-P is not fat, just really muscled. XD Also most JE guys are skinny, so when one is a little less slim it looks like he’s fat by comparison.
Afraid I don’t have a clip of Shoon singing Daite Señorita at the New Year concert. I wish! ^^ I was hoping somebody might have at least recorded an mp3, as they did with the Daibôken concert, but no such luck. *sigh* And they didn’t even show it in any of the clips of the concert they showed on the Ya3 show. T__T Shame.
OSSan, BAD and so on are less known JE junior units, but I don’t know much about them I’m afraid. Sorry. ^^U My JE knowledge is not that great, really.
And yes, it’s confusing what theyre doing with Yamada and Yuto. They should be together in one unit. In the last SC both Kitty Jr. And Tap Kids were introduced as part of JJE. WTH? ?_?
My timezone is GMT+1, but I update the blog at the most random hours, whenever I have the time. ^^UUU
did u check the rumour of the separating YA3 into two volleyball temporarily debuted group!!
I did read about it. It sounds random to put Shoon and Taiyô with Asaka and others in a group, but after Kitty I wouldn’t be surprised at anything JE comes up with. ^^UUU

Kichi:

I'm glad you like the new header and well, I don’t really know if Miyata and Shoon are friends, but I think they are both calm people, so they should get on well. That pic of them I posted is actually the only reason why Miyata is mentioned as one of Shoon’s friends in BnS. XD;;;
I’m so happy I’m not the only one who was pissed off by the fact they changed the line-up for Te wo tsunaide yukô. T___T Isn’t it bad enough for us Yamabu fans that there are hardly any Yabu+Shoon pics that they also had to separate them in that performance? *flails arms and cries dramatically* Yes, how baka can Goseki get, not helping to pull when they played tug-o-war? XDDD

Fatalblue:

I hated PE when I was in school, but I wouldn’t mind either having Shoon as PE teacher. LOL And yes, I think Taiyô could very well start a modeling career. =) It’s indeed a wonder that Taiyô managed to stay on the bike for a few seconds. XD That part was hilarious, wasn’t it? And yes, Shoon’s dancing in Kiss de tsutaete was his best performance yet together with his performance of Underworld, long ago. =)

Nicole:

Here in Spain it’s really hard to find anything JE related too. For example I’d have to order the magazines online from Japan or elsewhere, and they are not cheap, plus it’s 5 magazines per month, so I’m REALLY GRATEFUL to the generous people who scan them and share them. I imagine they are interested in several JE groups, so for them it must be worth the money they cost, but I’m only interested in Ya-Ya-yah, so it would be a waste to buy a magazine for the sake of 4 pages. Hopefully there will be more Reon pics in April’s issues. ^^B

Gliza:
I’m glad you liked the entry I wrote for Yabu’s b-day. And it would be awesome if he read it! XD I sometimes amuse myself imagining the guys (Ya-Ya-yah, I mean) actually check this blog and that Shoon and Yabu have read BnS. LOL In fact as I’ve said on other occassions, I’m sure Shoon’s English is not that bad. ;-)

Cherryberry:

Of course you’re allowed to comment. ^__^ I’m really slow at replying comments as you can see, but that’s another question. XD I hadn’t noticed Nikaido was in that clip! Isn’t it amazing though to watch old clips and recognize the faces? =) And yes, Yabu looks really great with long-sleeves t-shirts. *__*

Maya:

Yabu!!! *squeels* and he just crinkles his jacket without folding it xD LOL I hadn’t noticed that, but it IS kind of cool, ha, ha. Glad you like the new layout. ;-)
Starry:

I really wonder why does JE make the guys wear such hideous outfits sometimes. The other day I was watching a video clip of Fahrenheit, a Chinese group made up of 4 guys, and they wore casual clothes. I think some of the JE outfits are great, like Ya-Ya-yah’s firemen ones, but some others... it’s just not fair for the guys. -__-U

KeifuXueda:

Well, Shoon’s team lost at the tug-o-war game, but it wasn’t so much his fault as Goseki’s. XD Shouting out orders and not helping the others to pull! XDDD IT WAS SO *BLEH* when I saw Hikaru holding Shoon's hand up! It WAS!! XP I’m sorry, I love Hikaru, I really do, but there’s no tension whatsoever between him and Shoon. Stupid JE. *sulks* T__T And yes, Yama-P+Yama-Q= LOVE. ^^BBB I love Yama-P for choosing Shoon for that performance. ^^BBB

Sere:

I would paralized too if Yabu passed by next to me. XD Now you mention Shoon’s twirling made you think of flowers... it made me think of Spring and fairies. ^^? Ah, yeah, poor Prince Yabu, falling from his mini-trycicle in the middle of the ride. Not a very princely attitude, ne? XDDD By the way, I visited your blog the other day and the entries you’ve posted so far are really good. =) Keep up the good work!
I really hope they won’t call Shoon YamaQ from now on. @__@ It’s funny, but I prefer his real name, and I don’t want him to be Yama-P II but himself.

Geri:

You, missy, are to blame for my recent Hana Kimi obsession! XD I read about it on your LJ and I’m addicted to it now. Thanks so much for discovering that series to me. I love it!! Jian is the cutest guy ever!! ^^BBB
And don’t worry about making long comments. I love them. ;-)
I did read your post about that Shokura and it was uncanny how we agreed on so many things! XD my Yamabu and Hikaiyo-biased brain was leading me to believe that Taiyo looked kind of sad in the beginning of the song, and also that Shoon was kind of sad also Me too!!! XD LOL We’re obsessed, ha, ha. Shoon was so awesome in the Kiss de tsutate performance I’ve watched it like a million times!! ^^BBB If you watch it and compare his dancing with the other guys... well, he’s just THE BEST. =D
I’m glad you like the new layout. On of these days I’ll make a gallery with all the past layouts. =)

Yui:

Shoon and Yabu making the Valentine’s Day cake together in that photoshoot was the best! ^^BBB And Yabu looked so happy! XD
Yes, Miyata seems a hard working guy indeed, and him and Shoon have a similar character (they’re both calm, unassuming guys, so they probably get on well). I wonder if he’s in Shoon’s class. By the way, I felt so happy when you posted that clip from his graduation ceremony!! ^^BBB Love ya!! How lucky is it that we got to see him in such a significant day of his life? Okay, it was just a couple of seconds, but still... ^^BBB Probably Yabu and Hikaru will get interviewed when they graduate, though. Life is unfair. =(
Thanks also to Kins, Rin3, Alei, and Fuji for your comments. ^___^

February 12, 2007

2007.01.28 Ya3 show

At last!! T___T I was getting so Ya-Ya-yah deprived! ^^ Sorry I've been missing in action. I've been busy with work and will be till Wednesday or Thursday. -__- Anyway, I uploaded Ya3's show from 2007.01.28, and also added a couple of SC clips courtesy of Yungboy (thanks as always! ^^B) Take care everyone. Will reply to your comments in the next entry. ^^

February 06, 2007

Kocchan, YamaQ, Hachibee, Sun

[EDIT] Mai-chan, you were right about the Yama-Q! XD I was reading the text that accompanies the photos and it's the boys who give each other those nicknames on spot. XD
(loose translation because my Japanese is just so-so XD)
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Hikaru: Shoon... Sho... Shock... Shocker!?
Yabu: Shoon is not much of a shocker, is he? (not sure of this sentence)
Hikaru: Imagine being called "Shocker! Shocker!" in a concert. (laughs)
Shoon: I don't like that much (he says "sore bimyoo da naa", in which "bimyoo" is a polite way of stating your dislike of something).
Yabu: Then it could be YamaP 2!
Hikaru: Moo mae furi mo naku 2 goo dake de mo ii ka. (don't know how to translate this ^^U)
Yabu: Then Yama-Q. Q comes after P (in the alphabet).
Shoon: Hm... I've heard someone say that before. Who was it?
Taiyô: On the Satomi Hakkenden set.
Shoon: Ah, that's it! How did you know that, Taiyô?
Yabu: Taiyô, sono dorama no AD yatteta? (warau) (no idea what AD is ^^U)
Hikaru: Yabu's nickname could be... since your name is Kôta... Kocchan.
Shoon: That sounds good. Decided. And Taiyô's could be... SUN!?
Hikaru: Taiyô dake ni "san" janakute "sun". (warau) (I think he means they wouldn't call him "san" (even though that's how "sun" is pronounced in English) because it would be like the suffix -san, so they'll call him "sun" (pronounced like "soon") ???) Okay, that one is an easy way to call him. "Sun" it is!
Yabu: And Hikaru's nickname... Since your surname is Yaotome... it could be... Hachibee? (Hachi is another posible pronounciation of Hikaru's "Ya" syllable in his surname, but I don't get why he calls him "Hachibe". It is a real name, isn't it? Does it mean something? The kanji for "Hachibee" are the same as for "Shinbee" (the name of Shoon's character in Satomi Hakkenden))
Hikaru: Ii ka mo! Ore, ima pin to kita! (don't know what that means ^^U)
Taiyô: YamaQ, Kocchan, Hachibee, Sun.
Hikaru: Yay!! It's decided: from the next event (concert?) everyone will call us by those nicknames.
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Zansanhane has scanned and posted at LJH the Ya-Ya-yah pages of the March issues of Duet, Potato, and Wink Up and I've uploaded them to my Flickr album to share them with you all. =)
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They have really great photoshoots and there are some interesting things in them too. ^__^
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It seems the Ya3 show team prepared a joint surprise on set for Shoon's and Taiyô's birthdays! =D How cool is that? ^^BBB I wonder if they did something for Yabu's birthday as well. Isn't it a shame we don't get to see these moments in the show? =/ (click to see full size)
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And yesterday I was complaining about the "Sergeant Pepper" outfits... these are much, much worse. ^^UUU Poor guys. =(
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Some Yamabucchi moments, yay!!. ^^BBBBB Aren't they adorable together? They're decorating a heart-shaped cake and Yabu looks so happy. XD
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Taiyô and Hikaru are really cute too. ^^BBB And Taîyô looks so handsome in the second pic, ne?
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Duet's photoshoot is the cutest thing too. Pity the background is white and these pics are so tiny. =( I love how Shoon is laughing happily in the first one, and... LOL at Yabu in the second one. XD
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This one is sweet too, except I wish Shoon were lying on his left side. ;__; Oh, and... "Kocchan", "YamaQ", "Hachibe" and "Sun"? XDDDDD Are these their new nicknames? Why "YamaQ" and "Hachibe"??? O__o (click on the pic to see it in a bigger size.
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Anyways, previews of the magazines below. =) Click on them to go the album sets. [username: shoonbday; pasword: happybday]
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Duet March 2007:
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Potato March 2007:
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And Wink Up March 2007: (this one also has a photoshoot of Yabu and Hikaru with Yûto, Yamada, Fujigaya and Kitayama. ?___?)
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February 05, 2007

SC 2007.02.04

Just before I forget, I've updated the mp3 rips sections with some files uploaded by P (thanks a mil!! ^^BBB) and some ripped by myself from this SC, and also the videos section. You'll notice I've replaced the links for 3 of the SC performances uploaded by Yungboy. She noticed some people might have had problems viewing those because of some codecs, so she's kindly re-encoded them (thanks a lot!! ^^BBB). Apart from that, I'm adding download links for the clips I'm posting on this entry. =) I haven't finished uploading all of them, so check back in a while for those that are not yet up, please. ^^
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Okay, on to yesterday's SC. It was absolutely fantastic. ^___^ Not a lot of Ya3 performances, but there was Ya3 presence in almost every segment - even Taiyô in the Jr. no mirakuru daisakusen.
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The producers were ABC (about time too, poor guys), and the theme was "Bôken", "adventure". The show started with every group performing a bit from a song. Ya-Ya-yah's song was Ikujinashi, and their entrance was not very spectacular -sorry, guys, not your fault ^^UUU -, especially in comparison to their former performances of this song, in which Shoon always came from one side running and did a piroutte.
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And, um, somebody please tell JE to ditch the "Sergeant Pepper" outfits once and for all. T___T I'm fond of Shoon's for the reasons I explained in previous entries, but honestly they are getting old and Shoon's and Taiyô's are not cool at all, really. They looked cute with them when they were younger, but now they look, er... clownish uncool.
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Also... Hikaru-kun, Taiyô-kun... rolling up your sleeves like that is a no-no (besides in Hikaru's case it must be even uncomfortable because the fabric looks stiff). Rolled-up sleeves were fashionable in the 1980s (Miami Vice, anyone? XD), but were in the 21st century now. ^^U So please, JE, put away those outfits... but DON'T YOU DARE let other juniors use them. They are part of Ya-Ya-yah's history, so don't you dare. XD
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Okay, enough outfit rant XD ... Ikujinashi:
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After the opening of the show all the juniors sang a medley called the "Bôken medley", in which Shoon and Taiyô sang Sayaendo with ABC's Tsuka-chan. ^^B I felt proud of Shoonie for being paired with Tsuka-chan to do the acrobatics for the entrance because Tsuka-chan is the best acrobat in JE. =) Taiyô was great, and I really liked the dancing, kind of playful. ^__^ (Mai-chan, in reply to your comment: I don't think Shoon looked tired or serious in this part of the show. ?__? He seemed a bit lazy and skipped some steps, but oh, well, Shoon seems to like doing his own thing on stage. XD I kinda like it. ;-) ).
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Hikaru sang Fly High with the rest of Kitty, and Yabu sang Summary with other juniors. Yui told me she was a bit worried that the public did not seem excited at all when he came down the stairs, but it looks like they didn't even notice Yabu at first because he was coming from the back and in silence too. I mean, probably if he had come down the stairs singing they would have noticed him and squealed, but he was so serious! XD
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Then Ya-Ya-yah performed again Te wo tsunaide yukô, and the Yamabu fan in me was totally pissed off because they made Shoon stand next to Hikaru. No Yamabu handholding. T____T Esther will be happy, though. It seems somebody finally noticed Hikaru looked too small next to Taiyô. *grumbles* Either way it was my least favourite performance of this song and not just because of that, but because of the outfits... the "Sergeant Pepper" outfits again! Noooo! It totally ruined the performance. T___T There was one thing I did like about the performance, though: Shoon playing air-guitar at the beginning. X3 Cute.
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Then we had another Jr. no mirakuru daisakusen segment (yay!) in which the theme was Bôken no ô, "the adventure king". There were two teams, made up of 4 juniors, and in one we had Taiyô and Yabu, and in the other Shoon. ^___^ First they did rope pulling, and poor Shoon kept slipping XD -ne, Shoon, where was your strength gone to?- but there was a really cute and funny moment before that. Both teams gathered in a circle, and for some reason Shoon ducked beneath the other guys and danced ballerina style in the middle! ^^BBBBB
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It reminded me of that time, back in 2003, when he danced in a similar way -only he was in hyper!Shoon mode that day. XD Ah, how is it even possible that some people dislike Shoon? He's the cutest, sweetest, most adorable thing on the face of Earth. He can be all serious and cool, and suddenly surprise you when you expect it less. Some other guys are cam-whores or try to be funny all the time, but Shoon is just his laid-back self most of the time yet is funny and childlike when he chooses to be. X333
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After that came another competition in which they had to ride mini-tricycles, and poor Taiyô being so tall was in such trouble! XD It was the funniest, cutest thing too. ^^BBB
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And then... then came the best surprise of all (at least for me). Yamapi, who was the special guest in the show, performed a song called Kiss de tsutaete he and Kôki had composed, and for which, or that's what I've heard, he selected a few juniors to sing along with him. Among the lucky ones were Yabu and Shoon. ^_______^ Why he chose Shoon and not Hikaru is a mystery to me -not that I'm complaining, of course. ;-) I mean, Hikaru would have been the obvious choice, ne? Great voice, he was part of Kitty GYM... But he chose Shoon and that made my day. ^___^ Perhaps my obse-Shoon makes me biased, but I think Shoon was the one whose voice blended best with Yamapi's. There's something about Shoon's voice. It's not the best voice in JE not in Ya3, but still there's something nice and special about it. It's soft, and velvety, and teenager-like, and it also has a very slight feminine shade that makes it blend in a nice way with other voices, like Hikaru's, and in this case Yamapi's.
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I really liked this song and I think Shoon outdid himself, not just with the singing, but also with the dancing, and he looked so very beautiful! It's simply amazing how he can look masculine and sexy, yet also feminine and delicate at the same time. In fact, watching this performance I finally came up with the adjective I'd been looking for so long to describe Shoon: exquisite. He is.
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The outfit helped too. ;-) I love those new outfits they wore first at the New Year concert. I've baptised them as the "firemen outfits" XD , but I think they're great, Shoon's and Taiyô's in particular.
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The show ended with the performance by all the juniors of a song called Wanna.
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February 04, 2007

MS PF 2003.06.06

Today we'll go back in time, to a Music Station episode of 2003 in which Ya-Ya-yah (no Hoshino nor Akama around this time, even though they were still on the TV show) performed Stompin' (I love that song =)), Just Wanna Lovin' You (Japlish pwns XD) and Stand by Me. It brings back memories because some people who are no longer in the jimushô appear here, like Jimmy Mackey and Matsumoto Kohei, you can also see the 6 members K.K.Kitty, even ABC with Tôshin Yoshikazu (I think Tôshin is doing theatre, but I miss seeing him on SC =( ). The last minutes of the performance are totally insane, with the fans surrounding them and jumping up and down. Scary! XD
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I've uploaded this clip to MediaFire and the link can be found at the videos section together with other recent additions: uploaded a better quality version of 2007.01.21 (click on the screencaps below to compare with the screensize and quality of the former version), 2 SC performances courtesy of Yungboy (2004.07.11 I Believe In Myself+Words of Love+Axel and 2006.05.07 Jewel Star), and 3 reuploads requested by Maya: 2003.08.24 comedy contest 2, 2004.11.28, and 2004.12.05. The last two are .avi files and worth downloading if you have an .mpeg version because the quality is great (click on the thumbnails below to see the real screensize and quality).
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Yabu was so pretty in this episode when he took off his jacket. *__*
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2007.01.21 former version 2007.01.21 new version
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Of all the haircuts Shoon has had the one in the second screencap is definitely my least favourite. XD It looked just weird.
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2004.11.28 2004.12.05
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PS: As Yungboy kindly pointed out to me, the date of the HQ PF of the latest live stage I uploaded was not 2007.01.14 but 2007.01.21. ^^ Gomen ne.

February 02, 2007

comments, pics, & downloads

I've added some new pics to the New Year concert set (folder) of the album and replaced the Moonlightboy.com ones with bigger, unwatermarked ones I snagged from LJH (credits to MOTOMIMOST, who scanned them) -see below, starting from the last 2 ones in the 3rd row. As you'll see, some of the new ones are Kitty (plus Yûto) pics, but Hikaru is in them, so that's why I uploaded those too. There's a 2 pages interview with Kitty from the New Year concert booklet as well, which some months ago would have worried me. Now I think they interview the four Kitty members just as representatives of their respective groups. Probably JE thought it would have been too telling if it had been a Ya-Ya-yah interview instead, but who is not convinced by now that it will be Ya-Ya-yah who will debut in Spring? ;-) Anyway, if you want to download those new pics click here [username: shoonbday; password: happybday]
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I've also updated the videos section. I uploaded a HQ version of the 2007.01.14 ST PF Te wo tsunaide YuKô + Itoshii no Playgirl Fiona uploaded to her clubbox, and reuploaded, as requested by Maya, HQ Onigokko Revolutions from 2005.03.06. They're both worth downloading, because the quality is great. Click on the thumbnails below to see the real screen-size and quality of these two video files.
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onigokko 2007.01.14 ST PF
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And now replies to your comments. =)
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Allyson:
Glad you liked the b-day entry. ^___^ Ha, ha, okay, I'll try and write more entries about Yabucchi. ;-)
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Anonymous:
You asked me if there are any Shoon pics among those I uploaded for Yabu's b-day. I'm afraid not, sorry. ^^
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Anonymous:
Yabu's sister name is Kokoro and rumour has it Jin wants her to be his girlfriend? Hmm... I don't know, I've heard Yabu's sister is younger than him, and that would make her much, much younger than Jin. ^^
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Anonymous:
in the SC where Yabu sang Arashi no Carnival and Hikaru sang Gentles... during Itoshii no Playgirl, did you notice when Shoon looked at Hikaru and Hikaru looked at Shoon and how Yabu reacted? You mean this performance from SC 2007.01.07, right?
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I hadn't noticed it! XD Hmmm... Nah, I think Yabu didn't notice that exchange look between them, either and probably it was just that Shoon's and Hikaru's eyes met by chance when they turned their heads at the same time. =p
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Esther:
hey! ^___^ So nice to have you drop by! =) Glad you liked Yabucchi's b-day entry. ^^B I find it so funny that you call Fahly "Fannucchi" by the way. It's really cute. XD
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Fahlyu:
the open shirt one killed me. XD (until I saw the other one with his ribs showing ;__;) Hm, I know what you mean. ^^U But I think it's good sign that he doesn't mind showing his bare chest. I mean that it shows he doesn't have a complex. I've known some skinny people who felt awkward for being so thin. Either way I think he's not such a extreme case as he used to be?
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Fuji:
First time commenting here. Hope that's alright That's more than alright. ^____^ Thanks for leaving a comment. =] Glad you liked the b-day entry I wrote for Yabu and also that you find my blog helpful. You guys make it worth the effort.
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Geri:
Yay, glad you liked Yabucchi's b-day header. ^___^ And I feel so flattered that you recognized the BnS quotation. ^^BBB I'm also very happy that you liked the b-day entry. ^__^ And yes, Bakanishi did really call him Kôta in the Universal Studios episode. =) You can't see him say it, though, only hear him. I'll try and edit that bit and upload it to Dailymotion. ^^
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j0j0:
Thanks for the URL. I'll go visit. ^___^
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keifuXueda:
You're welcome for the pictures and uploads. ^___^ I'm happy you liked the header, and yes, I think Yabu can definitely be called "sexy" now. =)
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Kins:
That's nice, that the people at your workplace are warm and friendly. I work at home, so I don't have to cope with nasty work colleagues either, ha, ha. Take care you too. PS: In case you didn't see it, Yui left a comment in this entry asking if you're Singaporean like her because she works in Takashimaya too. If you want to give her an answer, this is her blog. =)
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Mai-chan:
Yes, I guess Japanese boys grow slowly, ha, ha -with the exception of boys like Taiyô and Reon. XD
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Mimimoodymoon:
Irea-chan!! You`re such an evil creature!!! Now I NEED to go and take a HUGE and DEEP look in the ya-ya-yah album... (*dying because Yabu is sooooo sexy*)
Ha, ha. Yeah, I know. XD I love being evil, though. =p Huggles, Mimi.
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Rin_3:
You're welcome for the pix. ^__^ Isn't Yabu handsomer by the day?
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Sere:
Thanks!, I'm very flattered you liked Yabu's b-day entry so much. *blushes* Thank you so much for your kind words about the blog as well and for commenting. ^^B
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Yui:
I saw the cake you bought for Yabu, and I have to say the same thing is happening to me as well: I'm liking him more and more to the point that of late sometimes I think I like him as much as Shoon. But yeah, let's blame Yamabu for it. XD Yes, thank you, I'm feeling better now. =) And yeah, I think Miyata and Shoon are friends -probably because of this paparazzi pic of them outside school (credits to YEYE, LJH):
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It's funny because when I first saw that pic I didn't know much about KMF2, and thought it might be Shoon's brother, since he was not wearing the school uniform. XD Either way Miyata seems a nice guy, ne? =)