December 19th, 2013
|10:09 pm - Japanese Translation|
What did Stephen Colbert and Keanu Reeves say in Japanese on Wednesday night's The Colbert Report?
|04:15 pm - Daichi Miura - PVs and Performances from "The Entertainer"|
Daichi Miura released his 4th album "The Entertainer" on November 20th. Below are PVs and live performances of songs from the album.
I'm on Fire [PV]
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This is slightly older news but it wasn't posted here and the album is actually the BOMB. Especially the upbeat songs. This man is a dance and singing machine, his choreo videos are awesome.
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|03:53 pm - Lower Veduga. Shattered temple|
Нижняя Ведуга - село в Семилукском районе (Воронежская область). Храм, что действовал здесь когда-то, построен в 1807 году и во имя иконы Божией Матери "Всех скорбящих Радость". В советское время церковь превратилась в клуб, ее перестроили, еще позже надстраивали вторым этажом, хотя надстройку не закончили. Сейчас здание в аварийном состоянии и заброшено (где-то попадалась информация о том, что продается).
Удивительно, что при всех перестройках-надстройках, которые пережило храмовое здание, внутри сохранились своды и остатки фрески.
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|07:05 pm - The white team wins 'AKB48 Kohaku'|
On December 17 at Tokyo Dome City Hall, AKB48 group's annual event "Dai 3-kai AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen" was held, and the white team won the singing battle.
"AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen" was first held back in December 2011, and this year, a total of 129 members from the AKB48 group attended the event.
Yokoyama Yui served as the captain for the white team, while Watanabe Mayu was the captain for the red team.
For the opening, WORLD ORDER made an appearance, and they danced to AKB48's "UZA" as the exhibition performance.
The event showed many rare collaborations, such as staff member Kitagawa Kenji and Kojima Haruna's performance of "Futari wa Dekiteru", and Watanabe Mayu's performance of Nogizaka46's song "Kimi no Na wa Kibou" with a secret guest Ikuta Erina (of Nogizaka46). Also, AKB48 group's general director Takahashi Minami collaborated with OJS48, a unit consisting of "Ojisan (old man)" who were all former police officers, and they performed OJS48's song "Shinkokyu" together.
There was also a surprise announcement that AKB48 group would hold their first live concert at the National Olympic Stadium for 2 days on March 29 and 30. The 29th will be AKB48's sole live concert, and the AKB48 whole groups will appear on the 30th's concert.
Takahashi Minami commented with teary eyes, "Honestly, we've always wanted to hold it there. I am truly happy!"
Check out photos from the AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen below.
This concert will be broadcast on TV next month ^-^
|11:32 pm - 2ch Thread: Razor Ramon Hard Gay on the Cover of a Gay Magazine |
What's former popular comedian and entertainer Hard Gay up to nowadays? It seems he's taken the "Hard Gay" persona to a whole new level....
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In Japanese, we have this expression;
Chabu dai wo hikkuri kaesu.
means getting very angry.
The phrase "chabudai wo hikkuri kaesui" literally means to flip a chabudai over. Chabudai is a small round dining table (see below)
and this chabudai usually is used in a small room on tatami mat floor. So those who use chabudai as dinner table more likely a poor family. For instance, one example, that I want you to visualize is as follows;
A father of a poor family suddenly gets into a rage while the whole family member are eating dinner. The eldest son would say something inappropriate, then the father falls into a rage and he turns over the chabudai, the dinner table. Japan used to be very poor before, so chabudai was a dinner table which had been used by most of the people.
It is a good phrase because it represents a Japanese old custom as a part of Confucianism. The father is the most powerful one in the family and he gets angry even for a tiny little thing because he is already very tired working whole day, and the son is usually very rebellious and he has also built up the stress.
Do you have some equivalent expression in you country? Something along the casual daily scene that explains your original culture well.
Current Mood: productive
|12:55 pm - Music Station Super Live participants|
TV Asahi's year-end music special MUSIC STATION Super Live 2013 (12/27 19:00~23:10) announced its 32 participants this year, where the highlight will be the one night reunion special of GLAY×EXILE. GLAY×EXILE released the single SCREAM in 2005 (highest chart position of 1st, total sales of 550,000). They performed together last September at TV Asahi's Dream Festival, but this will be their only performance on TV. This will also be EXILE's HIRO's final appearance on Music Station.
Other artists who will be making their first appearance on Super Live are wolf band MAN WITH A MISSION, L'arc~en~Ciel's hyde and Oblivion Dust guitarist K.A.Z.'s rock unit VAMPS, E-Girls, miwa, 3rd Gen. J Soul Brothers, and Golden Bomber.
Number in ( ) indicates the number of appearances on Super Live
aiko (15), Arashi (15), Ikimonogakari (8), E-Girls (1), AKB48 (5), EXILE (10), KAT-TUN (9), Kanjani8 (7), Kis-My-Ft2 (3), KinKi Kids (13), Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (2), GLAY (9), GLAY×EXILE (1), Kobukuro (8), Golden Bomber (1), Kazuyoshi Saito (3) 3rd gen. J Soul Brothers (1), JUJU (5), SMAP (18), SEKAI NO OWARI (2) TOKIO (20), Kana Nishino (5), Ayumi Hamasaki (13), Perfume (6), VAMPS (1), Hey!Say!JUMP (7), Porno Graffitti (14), Atsuko Maeda (2), MAN WITH A MISSION (1), miwa (1), Momoiro Clover Z (2), Yuzu (5).
* Participants are subject to change without prior notice.
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|08:13 am - Japanese Internet Slang “www” Added to Dictionary|
The Japanese ‘net slang for laughter has made it into the Sanseido Japanese Dictionary.. and it’s causing a stir.
The ubiquitous “w” short for “warai” which means “laugh” in Japanese has been used on Japanese forums and bulletin boards for ages and has recently been christened an official word. Similar to LOL in the west the amount of W’s in a message denote just how funny a netizen finds a particular subject with www being only mildly funny but wwwwww being really funny.
The latest entry to the Seventh Edition to the Senseido Japanese Dictionary reads:
December 18th, 2013
"I don't know if he could call on, or send a text message to, her cell phone". Is the phrase OK?
|07:18 am - JASMINE - Countdown PV|
The single comes out on 12/25. Still missing her sound from "Gold" but this is miles better than anything on Complexxx.
|07:34 am - After School - Shh PV|
The PV is basic but I love the 90's house vibe of the song.
|11:03 pm - AKB48 announced new concerts|
2014/03/29 AKB48 Solo Concert in National Stadium
2014/03/30 AKB48 Group Cocnert in National Stadium
2014/04/04 SKE48 Solo Concert in SSA
2014/04/05 HKT48 Solo Concert in SSA
2014/04/05 NMB48 Solo Concert in SSA
BTW AKB is the FIRST FEMALE GROUP who will do a concert at the National Stadium and the 5th artists other artists are Dreams Come True, SMAP, Arashi, and L'Arc-en-Ciel'
|08:35 pm - Oricon president: "Arashi have this image that each one of their fans genuinely buys their releases"|
Oricon's president Kou Koike:
"There are a lot of methods now, like adding tickets to CDs or handshake passes but Arashi is taking on the conventional and empirical method. They have this image that each one of their fans genuinely buys their releases. With that in mind, I want you to understand how amazing this record is."
|07:11 pm - Kazuya Kamenashi's Koi suru Fortune Cookie|
lol I want to see the whole Johnny's boys dance on Koitune or Hebirote that would be epic BTW whoever said that Johnny's didn't care/didn't like AKB lol even Sho is doing the Ongiri dance. Why don't they just collaborate on a certain single. I believe some Johnny's are watching AKB videos or fan of AKB too. Haters gonna hate
|02:17 pm - Misono Retires From Entertainment in 2014|
29-year-old singer misono announced on the NTV program Konya Kurabete Mimashita on Tuesday that she will be retiring from the entertainment industry next year. She said that she had planned from the start to work in the industry until she was 30. She remarked that she "wanted to be number one," but could not accomplish this in entertainment. She added that she now "wants to work at a hostess club," an area where she might be able to become "number one."
The singer performed theme songs for multiple game, anime, and live-action projects, including Tales of the Tempest, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode and Love*Com the Movie.
|08:04 am - First look at live action Rurouni Kenshin's Shishio|
More live action Rurouni Kenshin news has rolled in, this time revealing Tatsuya Fujiwara's version of the fan favorite villain, Makoto Shishio. Much to my personal surprise, the production team clearly didn't stray too far from the source material in terms of designing the character for the real world.
If anything, his skin actually looks more messed up than his manga incarnation. Hopefully we'll be getting a bigger, full body image of Shishio sometime in the future. In the meantime, I continue to be impressed by how Keishi Otomo and his team have been adapting this franchise.
December 17th, 2013
Hey. Do you know what's hard to say?
Well, *I* find it hard to say. Maybe it's my Canadian accent. eh?
Current Mood: observant