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In my previous post, I think I mentioned about T-ara (or MBK actually) planning to release their last album together as 6 in May before the end of Boram's and Soyeon's contracts. They were also expected to attend their concerts in Taiwan, Macau and Japan together as planned. However, few days before their Taiwan concert on 13 May, MBK reported BoRam and Soyeon failing to attend practices and plannings for their Taiwan concert and remained uncontactable until they showed up in Taiwan the day before the concert. This concert was the last time the 6 members gathered. The Macau concert was eventually postponed according to the ticketing website (but rumor has it that it will be cancelled) and only the remaining 4 members (Qri, Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeon) would attend the Japan concert. Furthermore, the supposed last album with 6 members could not be realised and it would be released in mid-June with the 4 members. I was pretty much enraged about the whole fiasco since I had been looking forward to purchasing their last album with the 6 of them. I think I had overestimated MBK in thinking that things could come to a good end for T-ara. Looks like I was really wrong. There are fans who claim that the remaining 4 members will not extend their contracts aft they end in December and that the 6 of them would eventually join a new company and continue on as a group. However, I am not trustful/ hopeful of that 'theory'. I think T-ara has a pretty good balance overall and they seem to get along fine but I don't think they are that close/ strong to want to continue T-ara. That path would be absolutely tough (given how MBK would probably go to great lengths to prevent that from happening) but it could be the happiest thing for me if that ever happened.:)

Thoughts on T-ara's Disbandment

T-ara, my ultimate KPop group, released news of their disbandment in late March. I have to say, I am pretty taken aback and sad about the news. They would be releasing their last album this month with Soyeon and Boram ending their contracts on 30May, while the remaining members (Qri, Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeon) extending their contracts to December. I think everyone in the KPop fandom knows how much their company is to be blamed for their 'imminent' downfall for the past 5years since their scandal. I had expected MBKentertainment to be a lot more thick skinned in extending their contracts and milking them. But with the success of DIA (thanks to Chaeyeon), I think their CEO is finally letting T-ara go since he is expecting DIA to be his next cashcow. T-ara has released a number of bops, even if they did not manage to win at music shows. To know that the KPop group that brought me into KPop is disbanding, I cannot help but feel dejected. I am most likely to lose interest in keeping up with Korean entertainment news after T-ara officially disbands. For the 5 years of injustice they faced, I feel injustice for them and their management company has to take the main share of the pie for this. Had their management manage them a little better, a little fairer, T-ara probably would remain one of the more prominent female groups in the KPop industry considering the songs that they have released. For now, I can only hope that they will release good songs for their last comeback and win at least once in a music show. It will definitely prove difficult and challenging but they have came in second quite a few times in the past 5 years so it is not entirely impossible.

Plans for the summer holidays

As of today, I am done with the first year of my university life! *throws confetti* It's been almost 6 months since my last journal entry but I am here to celebrate the end of my last examination for this academic year! Here comes almost 3 months long of summer holidays! I hope that I would be able to make full use of this summer holidays to do what I want - bowling, studying, working, baking, fangirling... It really sucks that I had to put fangirling Arashi on hold for the past semester for school. Not that I actually see myself improving by doing that anyway.:/

Since I am still on braces, I have to continue my part-time job to earn money for the monthly installments. I also plan to start bowling again (I think I haven't been doing it for the past year since bowling requires money orz) but perhaps not as frequent for financial considerations woops.:x I have signed up for lessons in university during the summer hols and I am actually looking really forward to it despite how much I dread school. There will be local field trips! But then again, I am worried about meeting new people and making friends. After my first year in university, I find it extremely challenging to make friends since all the people I met in the various modules I took...are all different, LOL. Different in the sense that we all plan to major in different areas. And after a semester of lectures and tutorials, everyone simply part their ways and it is rather unlikely that I will ever meet them in tutorials again. Thats how difficult it is to even attempt to talk to someone or try to make friends knowing that I will not see them again after the semester ends. I plan to do some baking as well, hahahahaha, I have been craving for some homemade matcha cupcakes and matcha pancakes!

My results for the examination would be released at the end of the month so I suppose I am just going to lie around everywhere and not think about it until the day before. I am not very optimistic for my results as compared to the previous semester though. I feel like I screwed up the examinations and it will pull my overall grades down. *deep sighs* :(

The Start of Something New?

My exams finally ended and the long-awaited holidays are here!:DD The past semester has been tough since I was trying to find my place, make friends and fit in to the new school life.:/ Putting aside all the stressful matters, I could not describe how happy and excited I was when my very first yesasia order came last Thursday!xD I purchased Arashi's "Japonism" and "Are You Happy" albums and they came within a week! Its been a really, really, really long time since I last purchased some Arashi goods. Now that its holidays, its time to get back to fangirling Arashi hehehe.

On a side note, my favourite KPop group of all time, T-ara, had a comeback last month with "Tiamo" and I had been religiously waiting and watching all the live performances on youtube. It's not the typical T-ara song genre but its still addictive. It's a pity that they did not manage to win, I was hoping that they do. :( Oh yes, I got into Girls Generation recently! I liked SooYoung since quite some time ago, but "The Boys" was so just addictive when I finally listened to the full song a month ago.

Anyways, I hope my grades will be great for this semester's examinations (I'm really fearful for the bellcurve). In the meantime, let me diverge all my attention to Arashi for a while until January. It's been way too long. *winks*
My favourite member in Super Junior is Kang In - I came to notice SJ only and solely because of him. I was attracted to his on-screen personality (in TV shows from 2005-2009). He appeared to be someone competitive, brave, tough and had a leader aura around him while being someone who cares for his members. He wasn't skinny like most other Korean idols and his eyes mesmerised me the most. In 2011, I chanced upon the Intimate Note episode which featured SJ and from then on, I became an elf. I came to know that he was involved in a fight and subsequentl, a DUI (driving under influence) accident in Sept and Oct 2009, which led to his hiatus and military enlistment in 2010. Everyone knew that SM had him enlisted early to hide from the public and to reflect. I waited for his 2012 comeback and he came back to becoming someone who is now quieter and of low profile. In time to come, he received acting and emcee opportunities and I could see that he was returning to how he was before and I had appreciated and liked it.

When I saw news that he was involved in yet another DUI incident after 7 years, I was shocked and exasperated beyond words. I thought he had learnt his lesson back then in 2009 and had reflected. Just like the previous time, he ran away from the place of incident. Thankfully, no one was injured; he crashed into a streetlight. I was heavily disappointed that he had not learn his lesson and it was clear that he did not even bother to think for his fellow groupmates and his own image. His future with SJ and SM now looks really, really bleak. While I am not going to look up to him anymore, I still hope the best for him and SJ.

Fanfic: 少しでいれば充分だよ

Title: 少しでいれば充分だよ (Sufficient even if its a little)
Author: kanzakishin
Word Count: 232
Pairing: Juntoshi, Yama
Rating: G
Genre: angst
Disclaimer: I don't own Arashi, except for a few of their albums:D
Summary: He doesn't realise he's in love. Awful summary, haha.


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"Even if its a little, please, please, please look at me." Sho has been chanting that sentence over and over again in his heart.

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Satoshi's been with Jun for as long as I've been friends with him. I developed a crush on Satoshi soon after the first time I met him. My heart did tiny jumps everytime I meet him (even when I receive a mail or call from him). Despite knowing that he's attached to Jun, I continued to like him. The crush soon grew into love unknowingly.

I hate it whenever Jun is around us. Nonetheless, I hid my annoyance perfectly well and it was unnoticeable. The three of us even became 'best friends'.

I was deeply in love with Satoshi by the time I finally came to realise my own feelings. No one knew and no one stopped me. An unrequited love that grows stronger day by day.

I thought I needed to confess. This whole thing is suffocating me and I desperately wanted, no, needed to tell Satoshi. But I won't. No matter what. I have to protect his happiness.

I know you wouldn't return my feelings but please, don't lock me out of your life. I think I can survive with you looking at me as a friend. I may just survive, I think.

So do continue to look at me, even if its a little.

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Notes: Its been a long, long time since I last wrote anything. This short drabble isn't beta-ed so pardon any language errors, haha. Comments are greatly appreciated!:)

Doubts

For the past two years, I realised that I am slowly drifting away from being an Arashi fan. I had my own expectation of what it means to be a fan of Arashi - to be aware of their new single/album releases, new dramas/movies, etc. I may not necessarily have the means to buy and continuously expand my collection of their released singles and albums but  I thought that at the minimal level, I should at least be aware of their recent updates. However, during my 2 years of studying at another college, I am surely drifting away. Were academic stress and increased workload the main reasons for my drift? Or were they just simply excuses as I found myself getting more and more into K-Pop? During my time at this college, I met a friend (I believe our meeting was fate, considering how random and unexpected it was) who was also a huge fan of Arashi. We sat next to each other during Economics lectures and we would talk about Arashi updates, though I was the one who was unaware of the updates most of the times and was just listening to her as she spoke.

After I finally graduated from the college and have a lot more free time on my hands, I simply did not go back to fangirling Arashi full mode on like how I used to. I felt guilty about this, that I neglected Arashi even though I was free (not that I'm that important, anyway). Due to my neglect, I became even lazier at updating this journal as well. Livejournal is a social media platform that allows me to get to know and befriend more Arashi fans from around the world as I joined these Arashi fan communities.

Therefore, I would like to apologise for not updating this journal.

After writing an apology, I start to wonder myself - what actions am I to take after aplogising for my inactivity on such a wonderful platform? I actually had the inspiration to continue cutting and translating Chinese articles of Arashi, something that I had not do for years and start contributing back to the fandom. I am perfectly aware that I do not have many viewers viewing my journal here but I am grateful for knowing that at least my journal is up and running again for anyone who needs help with reading Arashi articles. I'm gonna start a open request thingy here, on my journal, and I am offering to translate Chinese articles of Arashi to English for fans who are unable to understand Chinese. Since I have already mentioned that I do not have much viewers on this journal, nevertheless, I am opening this up to any of you fans who happen to need my help. Cheers!

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T-ARA - Sugar Free (Colour-Coded Lyrics)

T-ara is finally back with Sugar Free and I can say that its fantastic! However, I preferred the Big Room Version to the Original Version though.:/ I think most people aren't sure whether it was SoYeon or EunJung wh sang the last line of each chorus. I feel that the first chorus was by SoYeon, second by EunJung and the third and last one by the both of them though.

T-ARA - SUGAR FREE

BoRam QRi SoYeon EunJung HyoMin JiYeon


Yeogiro wa naegero wa
Yeogiro yeogiro yeogiro wa
Eodireul bwa naegero wa
Sugar Free Sugar Free Sugar Free Sugar Free


Eotteoke dodaeche ireoke byeonhaneungeonji machi
Dalkomhan gibuni ijen byeolloneyo
Wollae geureongeongayo
Geudaeneun nuneul gamatda tteotda

Ajikdo nan hetgallineyo Sugar Free

Ige sasireun marieyo
Geureonge mwo anirayo

Geunyang geuriwoyo
Yejeone naege haetdeon dalkomham
Da ijen eomnabwayo
Damgyeoitjil anhayo
Ne maltu pyojeongkkaji hana hana hana hana da

Neon Sugar Free Ije neon Sugar Free
Naegeman Sugar Free Modeunge Sugar Free
Neoneun galsurok wae ireoke gaseumeul apeuge haeyo

Ireoke apeugeman hae dalkomhameul irheobeorin

Neon Sugar Free Ije neon Sugar Free
Naegeman Sugar Free Modeunge Sugar Free

Neoneun han sungane nareul ansseureopge mandeureobeorin
Nal mandeureobeoryeosseo
Mwonga ppajyeobeorin Sugar Free


Mwongayo dodaeche ireonge ige mwongayo gyeolguk
Sijageun gabyeopge kkeuteneun mugeopge
Jeomjeom mugeowojyeoyo nae momi ige matna sipeoseo
Ajikdo nan hetgallineyo Sugar Free

Soljikhi jigeum mwolhaeyo daeche ireon gibuneyo
Geunyang geureoneyo
Jigeumdo naege haneun dalkomham
Da ijen eomnabwayo
Neukkyeojijil anhayo
Ne maltu pyojeongkkaji hana hana hana hana da

I hate the sugar free!

Neon Sugar Free Ije neon Sugar Free
Naegeman Sugar Free Modeunge Sugar Free
Neoneun galsurok wae ireoke gaseumeul apeuge haeyo

Ireoke apeugeman hae dalkomhameul irheobeorin

Neon Sugar Free Ije neon Sugar Free
Naegeman Sugar Free Modeunge Sugar Free

Neoneun han sungane nareul ansseureopge mandeureobeorin
Nal mandeureobeoryeosseo
Mwonga ppajyeobeorin Sugar Free

Eodilbwa yeogilbwa
Yeogi yeogi yeogi yeogi
Eodilga illuwa yeogi yeogi yeogi yeogi

Isseobwa chyeodabwa
Meolli meolli meolli meolli
Dorawa naegewa
Sugar Free Sugar Free Sugar Free
Sugar Free Sugar Free Sugar Free
Sugar Free Sugar Free Sugar Free


Neon Sugar Free Ije neon Sugar Free
Naegeman Sugar Free Modeunge Sugar Free
Neoneun galsurok wae ireoke gaseumeul apeuge haeyo

Ireoke apeugeman hae dalkomhameul irheobeorin

Neon Sugar Free Ije neon Sugar Free
Naegeman Sugar Free Modeunge Sugar Free

Neoneun han sungane nareul ansseureopge mandeureobeorin
Nal mandeureobeoryeosseo
[SoYeon/EunJung] Mwonga ppajyeobeorin Sugar Free

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  • Fri, 15:23: TAT Why wasn't I informed abt the live screening of Arashi's concert until today... And heck, 29/06 is just a day before MYCT!><
  • Fri, 15:26: If Arashi ever comes to Singapore for a concert, I think the tickets will be sold out within a minute. O.o Damn, I want my tickets...

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[PIC + INFO] Two new members of SPEED have revealed! --- Who are they?
[NEWS] SPEED RECRUITS 2 NEW MEMBERS, “GREAT CONCEPT TO BE REVEALED”
SPEED to add two new members to their group
I know the news was like in last year but...
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Well, I've liked SPEED ever since 2010 when Co-Ed School debuted. I've been through the period when it all started with one of the most fatal scandal/rumour of one of its male members which eventually contributed to Co-Ed School's downfall.

To be honest, I do not approve of CCM's decision to add SangWon and TaeMin to SPEED, considering what had happened to T-ara when HwaYoung and AReum were added to T-ara. And heck, the CEO initially even wanted to add in Dani as the 9th member of T-ara when she was only 14 years old at that time. And how did he discover Dani? On the streets. -_- Dani has some talents for rapping, that which I have to admit but it is not good enough to let her join T-ara without more experience as a trainee. Moreover, consider the age gap between T-ara's oldest (BoRam), who's born in 1986 and Dani, who's born in 1998. It is just plain ridiculous to add in members with such great age gap.

I think SPEED will be great and do well as a 7-member boyband. In addition, with SPEED doing more of mature concepts currently and ever since its debut, I think it will be unsuitable for SangWon (since he's like only 17 years old). Although SPEED is the only male group in CCM currently, I understand the CEO's decision to bring in more fans (DEEPS) and support. However, I hope the so-called project members will instead get to debut in another CCM-produced-boyband soon.

Biography

kanzakishin
kanzakishin

自給紹介!:DD

Heyhey~!:)

My name: Shin
Am: Arashian and QUEEN
Residing In: Singapore
Currently in school studying
Favourite Food: Japanese Cuisine (TakoYaki, Okonomiyaki, Curry, Chawanmushi), Chocolate
Favourite Singers/Bands:
1. Arashi
2. T-ara
3. SPEED
4. Morning Musume (Niigaki Risa + Kamei Eri <3)
5. Girls Generation (SooYoung <3)
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Arashi 嵐

Ohno Satoshi
Sakurai Sho
Aiba Masaki
Ninomiya Kazunari
Matsumoto Jun
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T-ARA 티아라 ティアラ

Jeon BoRam
Lee Q-Ri
Park SoYeon
Ham EunJung
Park HyoMin
Park JiYeon
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