sunny summer ~ hot breeze ~ tanned skin and me…

i wish i would write this earlier than now – but, as i expected…
me was totally knackered!(´。`)

the “peak of summer” equals ME…ME…me! ~ ~ ~

with a non-stop journey here and there (well, only within 2 – 3 countries ~ eh wait…4 countries with my own) then with a quite packed schedules…
it was tots fun! yet bittersweet! yet…my heart fulfilled! ❤

my summer began with…Japan 🇯🇵

left for Tokyo in mid June (just a day after Eid Fitr ~ thanked God my parents gave me this “special” permission to go pheeew!)…arrived in one morning day ~ then went to the Concert in the afternoon…
I was quite worried if i could fall asleep ~ yet i know my friend will slap me if i did!
so, basically i survived ~ and i believed i sleep like a fat pig that evening!

had some relax days in Tokyo before we were heading to Amami, Kagoshima – we took Vanilla Air from Tokyo Narita to Amami ~ it was around 2 hours flight…
if you ask…Amami is just nearby Okinawa…so, we were going south (if you still looking at the map ~ ~ ~ these AMAMI TRAVEL and AMAMI MAP would help)

Miss Lou (originally Stella Lou from Tokyo Disneysea) ~ posed in The Scene with the pink heart background as the hotel symbol? (i think so) ~ ~ ~

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she looks really cute right ~ ~ ~ with that boots!!!

so, why this hotel? The Scene is the hotel where my favourite #1 group stayed before for their bonus recording, so my friend and I went there and stayed for a night.

The hotel was really nice ~ just the weather was dull!
when we were there…it was raining and cloudy ~ yet, we did enjoyed The Scene private beach ~ the breakfast was also really nice 。^‿^。

We also crossed the strait to Kakeromajima with ferry (again ~ for the same reason why we went to Amami Island) fufufu ~ ~ ~ (/≧ω\)
My friend contaced someone in the island that could bring us to go around.

The trip continue ~ after Amami…we flew back…but not to Tokyo ~ we flew to Osaka…for our next leg of the Concertsss!

Another friend who lives in Osaka joined us – and it was her first time to watch this group. We were a bit worried – whether that she would like it or not yet we were also curious how will she judge the group itself…
aaand..it turned out…she likes it!!! we were yeaaay!!!
didn’t take long for her to ask for their songs! (´꒳`)

…i’ll continue next post with another summer in London ~ ~ ~

 

xoxo,
A.Ionapuspa

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! ~ 小山慶一郎 (Koyama Keiichiro) ~ 手越祐也 (Tegoshi Yuya) ~ 加藤シゲアキ (Kato Shigeaki) ~ 増田貴久 (Masuda Takahisa).

i wrote their names with colours based on the member’s colours! and my favourite member is 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 恋祭り 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! 🙂

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…❤❤❤
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!!! 

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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あなたは一人じゃない ~ U R not alone…

Kis-My-Ft2 to our Summer’s Stroll ~

…arrived early in Tokyo Haneda on August 3rd 2016, brought along my huge vast red suitcase from the Airport to Tokyo Station to put our suitcases in the locker (since we can’t checked-in) ~ then looked for something to eat as our lunch…later grabbed back our suitcases…walked or hiked, to be exact (welcome to Shibuya, anyway ~)…checked-in and off to Azamino to take my Nike baby red shoes fufufufufu ^^

next daaay…HELLO 7 RAINBOW MEN!!!

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the main thing of this trip ~ Kis-My-Ft2’s I SCREAM Concert at Tokyo Dome and Yafuoku Dome!!!
we managed to grabbed some gintapes ~ and I did grabbed some more in Fukuoka fufufufu… and we were fortunate to be able to get the red and yellow ones!!! 🙂

And…we found this!
Tamamori for Hawaiians Resort and Spa advert in Shibuya Station ~ well, my friend was the one who insisted to went back to Shibuya (from Kanazawa) for this huge lovely advert fufufufufu ^^ ~ while I was checking the Diver magazine! LOL! oh well ~

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also…managed to watched Toma Ikuta’s new movie “Himitsu” along with their Butai Aisatsu Live on screen from Marunouchi Theatre ^^

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between Tokyo and Fukuoka…we had some strolls around Japan ~ from Tokyo Asagaya (celebrating Tanabata ~ thanks to Ran! :)), Kanazawa to Gokayama, Shirakawa-Go, Kurobe Dam and Tsurugi.

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to be honest…wasn’t that much of strolling around this time ~ yet…
ME IS TOTALLY HAPPY WITH THE I SCREAM CONCERTS ITSELF! hehehehe 🙂
as what he said in his KisuLog, “it was the best SUMMER!”

last…is our stupid picture from Kurobe Dam *we didn’t know where to face…and even didn’t know where is the position of the camera! LOL!!!

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xoxo,
A. Ionapuspa

…its been a year now since August 19, 2015 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore ♥♥♥

my 2015 ~ 2016 in Tokyo Dome

it starts with Arashi on December 23rd, 2015 ~ then KinKi Kids on December 31st, 2015…

then…

JOHNNY’S COUNTDOWN 2015 – 2016!

i watched JCD Live ~ yet i took some screenshots from the TV…just because of someone’s cuteness!*
北山宏光 ♥


the story goes…
and why i just update the story now? some days after the JCD…i was totally speechless – between believing and not believing that i just WATCHED the bloody Johnny’s Countdown!!!

so, i began my December 31st 2015 with KinKi Kids’ Concert from 17:30 ~ 20:00 – hopefully i’m not mistaken – either Koichi or Tsuyoshi said that they need time to prepare the stage for the Countdown Concert…
…we were rushed to get out as soon as the KK’s Con done…when i was outside the Dome – i realised that i was just 1 person in around 100,000 people O_o it was a total WOW!!!

then…i spared myself some times to eat onigiris and drank warm tea *it was down to 2 degrees Celcius*…then at 22:20 with my “doki-doki” heart…i walked in again in to Tokyo Dome…

on the ticket…it says that the Concert will began at 23:00 ~ yet the live streaming on TV will begin at 23:45…so, “what’s gonna happen during the 45 minutes?” was muttering in my brain…but then…i think ~ oh well just wait!!! the most important thing is i want to see 北山宏光 ♥! *alright …i’m getting crazy again ~

so…i’m was waiting patiently! *not that patient actually…but just patiently* ~ taking out my Kisumai’s penlight along with my Kisumai red wristband and Mitsu’s uchiwa ~

23:00!!! a music played! its Johnny’s West! *aaaaaak!!!* i grabbed my binocular and look for Akito LOL!! *he’s my favourite one in J-West!* ~ then…in random order *since I can’t really remember…its A.B.C – Z then Nakayama Yuma then Sexy Zone -> i didn’t really listen to them thou ~ …i was actually chat on Line with my friend in Jakarta ~ she’s Kisumai’s Tamamori die-hard fan! ~ theeen…one of the Sexy Zone said…”tsugi waaa… Kisumai Futotsu!!!” ~ …i…literally threw my mobile and stood up…

“Kono jidai no champion…………..” …i screamed “aaaaaaak! MIKKUUUUUUN!” ~ they sang Everybody Go on rollers then continue with Busaiku’s Tana Kara Botamochi then… Kiss Damashii ~
…in Kiss Damashii…i can’t helped it! i got sore throat afterwards! during the 2nd chorus, it was Mitsu’s turn *well, originally Tamamori’s* ~ when he was gonna say “Kissu Damashiii…” the music stopped! the camera…as the big screen was close-up to his face…then he gave the kiss with that lips!!! AAAAAAAAK!!! *can’t helped it!*

…after Kiss Damashii ~ then the staff were busy preparing for the Live! Arashi came up…and we were told to get excited and scream when Arashi do the opening ~ *kinda being settled* ~ but…oh well…

Live begins…as you can see it on TV!!! 🙂

ps…
either its an unmei or what…during the JCD, i was surrounded by Kisumai’s fans…but the unique thing was that we are 7 of us – and we were all light up different colours!!
i lighted-up red *obviously ~ always for 北山宏光 ♥ …the girl in front of my lighted up yellow *for Tamamori* then next to her lighted-up pink *for Fujigaya* then next to her was green *for Nikaido*, purple *for Miyata*, blue *for Senga* and orange *for Yokoo* …it was funny when 7 of us realised the nijiiro we have made 🙂

…was one of the best night I’ve ever had! yet…the bestest best for my whole life New Year’s Eve! ♥♥♥ ~ see you again soon Kitayama-san ♥

~ A.Ionapuspa

 

my very first Arashi Concert ~ “Japonism”

So…there I was ~ in Tokyo Dome…

Since I watched Arashi “The Digitalian” DVD – I was quite determine to watch the next Arashi Concert ~ so, when they announce this Japonism Concert and it will be held in late December (in Tokyo), I was ecstatic! …so, i know i’ll be watching Arashi and KinKi Kids ~ and hopefully…Johnny’s Countdown (JCD)!
…for this JCD, a friend is helping me to get the ticket (hopefully the price is not beyond my budget though!)

back…to this Japonism!
Because I didn’t bring my Sakurai Sho’s uchiwa – so, i decided to buy Ninomiya Kazunari’s one 🙂

Everything goes smoothly ~ door, aisle and seat numbers are easy to find – as my friend and me didn’t need any assistance to find our “high floor” seats! LOL! but…since this is my first time ever in Tokyo Dome ~ so, i’m happy about it 😀

The concert started at 18:00 *not even a minute late!* ~ I started to scream when the lights dimmed…*this lady officially feels like a 16 years old inside during this concert!*
…honestly, I’m not a person who can write everything in details – but some of the spotlight that I really like about this Arashi’s concert is the PENLIGHT! ~ just 10 minutes before the concert started, the staff were busy telling us to tap out penlight to the sticker on our seat ~ so i tapped mine without really understand what is the purpose ~ but then when the concert starts…I was mermerised to see how they arrange our penlights! it was AWE-SOME!

Arashi’s members MC’ed for 15 – 20 mins (not really sure – but it’s less than 30 mins, for sure!) ~ they were talking about New Year ~ …then, when its Sakurai Sho’s turn…when he paused for a moment ~ i screamed out “SHOOO-CHAAAAAN!!”
…crazy me ~ people are looking at me ~ but i was like…whatever ~ since its now or never!
after Sakurai Sho…its Ninomiya’s turn…just as I want to scream again ~ I heard some girls screamed out “NINOOO…” ~ and i was like “damn! damn! i just made a trending!” …oh well, at least me is the first to call out and its Sho ~

…their last song A.Ra.Shi…love Ohno’s voice at the end! i was stunned for a while! his voice has this high pitch but so well-controlled! ~

then…just as soon as the song ends…my friend and me ~ we rushed to the station! I don’t want to squeezing inside the train! and…thankfully, we got in to the train well and safe and not really crowded! 🙂

overall…the concert was great! but it doesn’t make me having the desire to watch it again and again…i screamed and had a great fun singing Arashi’s songs…but it doesn’t makes me touched?! *i don’t know what would be the perfect word for this”…
for me…i just want to see Sakurai Sho and Ninomiya Kazunari over and over again! *my bias* ~ that’s it!

yet! again…this is my first ever JE Concert! so…i’m looking forward for my year end with KinKi Kids and as well as i’m very very much looking forward for summer (or after summer) as a promise has been made between a friend of mine and me to watch Kis-My-Ft2!
…after the Takizawa Kabuki ~ 北山宏光 ♥

from #Tokyo to #Saitama to #Kanagawa #Japan

on how i view Japan…

from Shibuya to Saitama

my “forever” bestie!

we’ve been friends since we are in kindergarten – as she now lives here, so i couldn’t see her as many times as before…this shall be my 1st reason why i love Japan or being here…*smile of happiness ~

with Nichi and Nio

Arvenichi & Arvenio

these two boys are so adorable…i’ll miss them so munchies when i got back.

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Choco Melon Pan

love this type of bread so munchies! bought it in 7-eleven for only 98 Yen or about £0.70! also…its tasty!

KitKat Green Tea

Kit Kat ~ Green Tea

Japan would be the only place that you can get this Kit Kat ~ even they have Kit Kat with Wasabi flavour

Ginza Mitsukoshi

Mitsukoshi at Ginza

not only loving the Mitsukoshi, but all over Ginza ~ well, this is the shopping madness in me…

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Nakamise at Asakusa Sensoji

look at those cute lil’snacks! only in Japan that they do have Doraemon shape for cakes!

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Nakamise at Asakusa Sensoji

the sandals or Geta for men and women when they are wearing kimono or hakama ~

Sensoji

Sensoji Asakusa Kannon (Temple)

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Asakusa Station (Ginza Line)

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What will the paper tells you? Fortune or Un-? ~

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Food Show at Tokyu Plaza, Shibuya

one word! FABULOUS and DELICIOUS! *two words then… :))

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Tokyo Station

Narita Express

Narita Express Train

NEX or Narita Express will take you from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station in an hour!


last one…but not least…

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Ayumi Hamasaki ~ Live in Concert at Saitama Super Arena

she has been my idol for 10 years…for those 10 years, i’ve been longing and dreaming to be able to watch her live in concert as she may never be coming down to south or south east Asia…so, being able to see her in Saitama Super Arena was perfect!

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