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

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 🙂 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! 🙂 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!!! 🙂
i know i will not be able to walk thru this all alone…thank you 236! ❤

sincerely,
あちゃんより

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 ♥♥♥

the trails in Nara ~


AT LAST!!!
I went to Saidaiji ~ where 堂本剛 Domoto Tsuyoshi‘s sakura trees are located 🙂 *since its quite a must for a KinKi Kids fan like me* ~ then, I went to Kasuga Taisha (honestly, I’m a bit crazy about the Shinto …so, during the trip – mostly I visited Shinto shrines than the Buddha temples…)

then…I went to Nara Centennial Hall ~ where he held his TU Concert last year *me still dreaming to watch his solo live ~ i made one of my dream with watching him and Koichi in New Year* ~ yet Tsuyoshi’s solo is more tempting…at least, for me 🙂

Nara,
a small city with nice atmosphere ~ awesome transportation…even it seems you actually could just walk to discover Nara…
maybe just me…but, I would love to go back again to Nara ♥

…BONUS ~ Eni wo Yuite (by: 堂本剛 Domoto Tsuyoshi)
*password: Domoto Tsuyoshi’s date of birth (format: yearmonthdate – 8 digits)
please see Nara from his point of view ~ as he has been appointed as Nara Tourism Ambassador. 

a visit to Johnny’s Family Club

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…so…on January 7th 2016, before I went back home on January 8th…I went to Johnny’s Family Club in Shibuya. With only a map that is provided on Johnny’s Net along with my well-knowledge about Shibuya area…I decided to walk from the flat.

after 15 minutes…i smiled! found it! but…it seems quite – no queue, no people waiting outside – i check the website again, to make sure the open hours…after i confirmed for the 3rd times…i decided to go down *oh…the JFC is located on Floor B1 – so, we need to go down stairs*

oh well…its quite crowd – yet i still can pictures without any disturbance! 🙂

The first thing I looked for was Kitayama Hiromitsu’s Christmas and New Year’s greeting! hence…KinKi Kids was being put up front…so, i took their pictures *along with Koichi’s wheel on the display* 🙂

Looking for Kis-My-Ft2’s greetings was quite amusing! there are many greetings and they didn’t put it in order ~ so, you could find KinKi Kids’ among the Jr’s then Arashi side-by-side with Tokio…until…a group of 7 (seven) colours pictures captured my eyes – looking for the red one…and yeaaay! Mitsu’s!!! then Tama and keep going on…

Honestly! I kinda wish to take home the Kisumai’s Saigo mo Yappari Kimi’s poster! – since it’s completed with their autographs! *can’t stop looking at that piece!*

Some advise…I feel lucky because I didn’t come in early morning – since many people said it’s quite a queue until noon…so, perhaps coming there an hour before closing time would be a good idea…

~ i’m sooo happy with Japan’s journey this time! starts from Arashi’s Japonism then KinKi Kids’ 2015-2016 then Johnny’s Countdown Concert *where I could see Mitsu again …this time along with other Kisumai members*…then again KinKi Kids on Koichi’s Birthday 🙂

…hopefully to go back again soon! *this time…with a friend to watch Kis-My-Ft2 and *hopefully KinKi Kids 20th Anniversary* Con! 🙂

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

 

Taps and Tips of Travelling…

Travelling is a part of my life as a hobby as well as a duty. Yet, I do realised that life must be balance. Thats why in every single time I go on for business trip – I always do fun travelling afterwards.

Been back and forward to the UK, Japan and Singapore – I got used to these 3 countries – from the way people socialised, language barrier and most important thing is…how to survived! 

UK and Japan are my total bittersweet – since Singapore is just nearby to my home country, Indonesia – so the culture shock is not be a dominant matter. 

Thus, from all those bittersweet memories and many lessons learned – I do endlessly shaping myself for who I am now and who I will be later on…

Being the youngest in the family means I always being recognised as the spoilt one – then at some point, I know I need to break that kind of impression. At that time – I was 15 years old, my first encounter that I had in my mind was to travel on my own. I need to let other people see that I’m capable to be own my on – that I can be independent at some point. 

And I made it! People starts to look at me as me – not as the youngest and spoilt one in the family.

Now…the taps and tips 🙂

~ Be social! Remember that you are not in your home country – its not them who shall adapt with you but it is you who must adapt to the country you visit.

~ Respect! Always say thank you, sorry and please!

~ Learn a bit of the language. If you go to Japan, at least you much know what is “hello”, “thank you”, “sorry” and “excuse me” in Japanese. People will appreciate you more than you know.

~ Beware! Perhaps in your native country, you can do anything as you wish – yet when you abroad, you should be more aware to your surroundings.

~ Be independent! Especially to solo traveller…remind yourself that you have no one to depend on. You are expected to be able to help yourself.

~ Be prepared! From travel itinerary, maps, transportation options, application on smartphone to medicine and appropriate clothing.

Last yet not least…you should be open at heart and mind 🙂
At least people will know when you are trying your best – as well as do not feel hesitate to ask for other’s help even as simple as asking directions.

Travelling makes you richer in terms of experiences – it is something that money can’t buy – money does buy flight tickets, hotel vouchers and entrance tickets – yet, experiences and memories are priceless.

Takizawa Kabuki in Singapore!

I’ve been waiting for this!
Finally TAKIZAWA KABUKI goes international – and the first country to visit is Singapore! – even I still need to travel by plane to Singapore but I know it will be worth!

It also says that he will bring snow machine from Japan to create the real snow in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands! I believe it will be awesome and unforgettable…

…I CAN’T WAIT!
see you Takizawa-san on August 19th and 20th 2015!

For more information, click Takizawa Kabuki in Singapore

Takizawa Kabuki