the 2017 Super Summer from Kanto to Kansai to Kyushu ~

arrived in early August, Tokyo was surely hottie hot ~ well, around 30 – 32 degrees Celcius…

then the next day, i off to Osaka (Shin-Osaka) ~ and my accommodation was excellent! just 2 – 3 mins walk from the station and the view is…Shin-Osaka Station!

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I was in Osaka ~ bluntly for watching a butai ๐Ÿ™‚ this butai was my first ever butai in Japan ~ and i watched it alone! well, a friend from Singapore was watching at the same time and day but different seats…so, arrived in Osaka quite a day before the show…i decided to look for the venue – since i am not so familiar with Osaka itself…

with a train map and much help from Google Map…found it!
as actually i was also looking around the venue and tried different paths – as which one is easier for me to come here…since Morinomiya got JR Line and Subway *but a lot of stairs to walk up with Subway ~ sighhh… ~ yet with JR, its quite a walking distance compares to Subway fufufufu…

after somedays in Kansai area – i went back to Tokyo, then i went to NEWS Koyama’s Ramen Shop *grinning hehehehe…

managed to see Koyama’s Mom ~ and i also witnessed that some fans are giving presents – either its for her or for her son ~ *uhmmm which one is likely to occur? fufufufufu…

the next day, my friend and me – we went to Tokyo Disneyland – we were actually just want to go to the Bon Voyage “Disney Mega Store” – for the sake of buying Stella Lou (for me) and Gelatoni (for my friend) – then later on we knew that to buy Duffy and friends merchandises, we need to enter the DisneySea! *sighhh ~ Disney really know how to make money huh? ~ ~ ~ so, after some minutes contemplation…we decided to buy the eeer was it Starlight or Twilight ticket? anyway, the ticket that we bought is to enter either Disneyland or Disneysea after 15:00…

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this is the huge billboards that we saw when we off from the JR Maihama ~ i shrieked out when i saw Stella Lou (the purple bunny) ~ then Gelatoni is the green cat fufufufu ~

then, after bought all those merchandises, we off to the lake to see the evening parade! Disney just never fail to amaze me!!!

the next day ~ on August 12th, we went again to Karuizawa! and i ate double scoops of Choco Mint ice cream again eh…it was gelato! ๐Ÿ™‚ the one that NEWS’s Tegoshi ate during the summer trip to Karuizawa fufufufu…

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since basically i love mint *high five Tegoshi!!!* so, my love for this flavour just never dies! and afterwards, i found this!

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i was “GYAAAAAAAAA!” and then this drink has been my favourite drink in everywhere i go fufufufu *alright enough to fulfill my sugary needs! LOL

after Concert’s day on the 13th…my friend and me flew from Tokyo to KYUSHUUU!!!

some photos from Kyushu ~ where i went to Beppu ~ Yufuin ~ Aso ~ Hita then last Kumamoto…

i tried public onsen for the first time in Beppu, my first time stayed in a fine ryokan in Yufuin, then experience the ranch in Aso, shopped in Edo-like area in Hita and my first time to eat horsemeat sashimi in Kumamoto…all of these are beyond priceless…
i can’t tell everything in bits by bits! yet even it was a hottie hot summer ~ it was amazing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
i know i will not be able to walk thru this all alone…thank you 236!ย โค

sincerely,
ใ‚ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใ‚ˆใ‚Š

my April in the NEWS Neverland

i know i should have start this thing like when i just got back home ~
yet…no reason why…i just doing it now…

my “Neverland” here is the NEWS Live Concert ~ in which their album title is Neverland.

for the readers, who doesn’t know NEWS ~ NEWS stands for North East West South – originally there was 9 members ~ then to 6…and now 4! ~ ๅฐๅฑฑๆ…ถไธ€้ƒŽ (Koyama Keiichiro) ~ ๆ‰‹่ถŠ็ฅไนŸ (Tegoshi Yuya) ~ ๅŠ ่—คใ‚ทใ‚ฒใ‚ขใ‚ญ (Kato Shigeaki) ~ ๅข—็”ฐ่ฒดไน… (Masuda Takahisa).

i wrote their names with colours based on the member’s colours! and my favourite member is โค Keichaaan (Koyama) *well, no one ask ~ but i just want to write it! XD
~ and he is the reason why i am quite into purple now *i used to hate this colour ~ oh well…

so…anyway ~ i went to their Concert in Fukuoka and Sendai *thank you 236! ~ and those shows were my first ever to watch Johnny’s Concert in Arena venue
*i have watched Ayumi Hamasaki in Saitama Super Arena ~ still not Johnny’s XD

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so…2 girls that was over excited to see NEWS for the first time ~ moreover this was our first arenaaa!!!

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so, we arrived in Marine Messe Fukuoka like 90 mins before the Concert started! we queue *well, not really queue ~ since i believe people already queue for the goods is morning time ~ so we were basically just walked in to the goods area and bought their goods! ~
i bought Keichan’s uchiwa, penlight *its a key shapeee ~ the key to the Neverland ~ ~ ~ then photoset then clearfiles…also towel (special for ๆ‹็ฅญใ‚Š Koi Matsuri’s song!) then t-shirt! and…a bag…anything else?
*well, at least those that i could remember hahaha!

after that we walked around and found 2 huuugeee trucks with their pictures!
one is the first picture i posted and the other one is this…

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arghhh!!! ALL OF THEM LOOK SOOO GOODIE GOOD!!!

then we walked and looked around – some girls are cosplaying as EMMA – then some wore Chumu Chumu’s costumes ~ also there were 2 boys *or girls? well anyway…they cosplayed as Tegoshi and Masuda wearing their Quartetto Concert’s opening wardrobe!
it was AWESOME!!!
i can’t stop expressing my “WOW-ness” for everything they have done!

30 mins before the Concert ~ we decided to get in to the arena ~ we were over excited!

then when we got in…we were like “OH MY GOD!!! ITS SO SMALL!!! WE CAN SEE THEM CLEARLY!! OH MY GOD!!! GYAAAAAAA!!!
~ these sentences are repeated some couple of times LOL!
both of us…we a bit got used to Dome Concert…so, picturing and comparing Dome and Arena venue…Arena is so small!

we waited with our doki-doki feeling ~ then exactly at 17:00 ~ the music played! we got up from our chair and started to light up our penlight!
took our uchiwa from the bag! and started screaming!

as NEWS Concert is still on going ~ i don’t want to give spoilers about the Concert *who knows some of you who read this ~ will be going for the Concert! ๐Ÿ™‚

yet…OVERALL! i foooooond this group so much!!!
their Concert is somewhat way romantic and sweet ~ love their MCs that were always discussing what happened!
seeing Keichan cried in front of me while sang “Nyanta” was bringing down my tears too… ~ i started to touched when he looked up and raised his hands for Nyanta before he sang…that was…โคโคโค
Tegoshi with “I’m Coming” that i can’t stop screaming!!! *i also got a wink from him! gyaaaah!!! Tegooo!!!
Shige with his Ayame was gyaaaaaaa!!! *my friend was totally went crazy watching him ~ i have to admit the way he sang Ayame is somehow…sexy!
then Masuda with “Forever Mine” was just…made all audience silent and brought our feelings away with his voice! aaaaaaaaaaa!

then ENCORE ~ ~ ~
yappari! U R not alone is just the BEST!!!
Tegoshi asked us to sing along ~ it was L-O-V-E-L-Y!

one thing that i really really like about NEWS ~ all along the Concert ~ all of them were smiling…except the opening! BUT! after the opening ~ they were smiling…
walking around ~ doing silly things!
its just…SWEET!!!ย โคโคโคโค

after its done ~ both of us were SO LOOKING FORWARD for Sendai show!

some photos from Sendai ~

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this is sooo CUTE!
all of them gathered around to take picture! ~ don’t you love it? seeing all fans wearing their favourite member’s colours also wearing the parka and t-shirt?!!!

lastly ~ ~ ~

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ใ‚ใชใŸใฏไธ€ไบบใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ ~ U R not alone…

the “not yet plan” in Bangkok

after i got back from my “Neverland”…my sister and my parents were randomly said… ~ “lets go to Bangkok!”
…i was like…i just got back and “heee?”

but then ~
who would be able to reject a holiday invitation?
moreover…sponsored by your own parents ~


its beeeeen a while that i havent visit Bangkok
…*well Re ~ your money was and is and will be amazingly very well-spend for another trip and purpose ~
so, basically i was totally clueless…like where i want to go? what would interest me? do i want to buy something? *since some friends said Bangkok is a foodie and shopper’s HEAVEN!

so…here i am now ~ in Bangkok
staying in the area that is famous with its shopping mecca,
it feels that the night never ends!

I well me managed to visit some temples in Bangkok also we went to the Grand Palace. Temples are alright ~ quite crowded with visitors – but still alright – but Grand Palace was overly PACKED!!!
Bangkok’s temperature is more or less like Jakarta – so its really hot with 33 degrees! and was getting a lil’shower when we visited Grand Palace.

Our tour guide – named Nancy said that Thailand is famous with their gold – thats why these main architectures are polished in gold *then my eyes got bling bling!
then some parts of the Grand Palace got influence from European style *for some seconds ~ it felt like i’m somewhere in Paris!

then ~ talking about Thailand…never forget their CUISINEEE!!!

looks delicious?? THEY WERE!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

from Tom Yam Soup to Pad Thai to Durian Sticky Rice! yummy!!!

xxx ~
A.Ionapuspa

Happy Birthday Kei-chan ๐Ÿ’œ

Dear Kei-chan,

happy birthday to you…happy 33rd birthday to the NEWS’s leader ~

keep yourself composed and stand up with pride Kei-chan! ๐Ÿ™‚
never forget to smile and laugh ~ be positive and be the “Brightest”
stay in your own “Neverland”!
with everyone who care for you will always be right behind you ~
which means ” U R not alone”

NEWS Neverland Sendai 2017

i am lucky enough to see NEWS Neverland Concert in Sendai this year!
*thank you 236!ย ๐Ÿ’š

xoxo,
A.Ionapuspa

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this entry posted on April 30th 2017 at 22:00 – as in Tokyo already May 1st 2017 at 00:00ย ๐Ÿ’œ

my first of New Zealand

yappooo…

so, for this Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017, i was booked to go for family trip ~ my Dad said we need to book the ticket as soon as possible, or else…someone *means me* will getaway and got herself to be found in Tokyo ๐Ÿ˜€
*you are a true Dad of mine*

then ~ ~ ~ exactly on December 25th – i flew to Auckland from Jakarta via Singapore. I supposed to have around an hour layover time – then flight drama occurred – the flight was delayed for 30 mins HAHAHAHA!! *a sarcastic laugh*.
Because of the delay, obviously my layover time was cut shorter into 35 mins ~ more drama? Flight from Jakarta arrived at Terminal 2 – and my flight to Auckland departed on Terminal 3. I raaan with all my might with my big red backpack and a sling bag!
Further drama? when i got into Terminal 3 Gate 10 – i found out that my flight to Auckland was being delayed for 30 mins LOL! happy? tired? whatever ~

Arrived in Auckland – all went smoothly from Immigration to Custom to XRay Scan – as i did declared i brought my personal medication and some dairy products (which is Cadbury cocoa powder)…I was quite scared at the beginning – since i know that New Zealand is quite strict about natural products that comes in to their country. Then, its alright ๐Ÿ™‚

While i was waiting for my sister to arrive from Sydney (like 30 mins later) – i used my time to look around…and the airport is as not what as i expected – i would expect a modern posh airport – this one is rather…plain ~ #eh

The accommodation that we lived in was a huge 3 levels house with 5 bedrooms – i chose the room on the 2nd floor that is near to the toilet and wifi spot LOL!
Overall, i love the house – its really huge, comfortable and CLEAN! (the most important thing)…BUT! the house is far from nowhere! i didn’t find any bus stop within 10 – 15 mins walk – no train station as well ~ so the only way was with car – which means i can’t go on my own! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ …being stranded like that…me no likey ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

so, some views of New Zealand (that i took with my iPhone)…

 

for people who love nature and adventure – i believe New Zealand will be the answer ever for you! the clean air – the drinkable water on Lake Taupo (my sister said this) along with the greeneries! Makes New Zealand naturally perfect!

A friend of mine ย ~ she lives in Auckland…she complained that Auckland (well, New Zealand) doesn’t own Uniqlo – even Zara just came in last year…
nevertheless, their local products are really nice *and quite expensive – considering i didn’t buy anything there apart from food and honey ๐Ÿ˜€

well, by the time i typed this thing…i’m back home already ~ was quite sick on my last days in Wellington…i’m alright with cold and winter ~ yet don’t blow me away with wind… *physically and mentally lost to wind LOL!

xoxo,
A.Ionapuspa ~