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 ~

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!*
ๅŒ—ๅฑฑๅฎๅ…‰ โ™ฅ


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 seeย ๅŒ—ๅฑฑๅฎๅ…‰ โ™ฅ! *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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 forย ๅŒ—ๅฑฑๅฎๅ…‰ โ™ฅ …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 ๐Ÿ™‚

…was one of the best night I’ve ever had! yet…the bestest best for my whole life New Year’s Eve!ย โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ ~ see you again soon Kitayama-sanย โ™ฅ

~ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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 theย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ~ ๅŒ—ๅฑฑๅฎๅ…‰ โ™ฅ

Embracing the British Winter

Longing to embrace another winter season would be my best reason why I decided to come back to the UK this year – especially in December.

Nothing can beat the feeling of mine to touch the snowflakes *i wonder if snow will come in the UK*, to feel the winter breeze and especially just to wear coats, boots, mittens and muffler for the most right reason.

Most of my friends would say things like; “why winter?”, “winter is gloomy!”, “not enough sunshine” – up to the point…”i can’t put on my sexy dress in winter!” …
well me? i don’t care…i love the cold *Indonesia is full of sunshine and hot and humid…got enough of it!* – everything looks sparkle and festive!

well hello winter! ๐Ÿ™‚