w-inds. - ハナムケ (w-inds. - Hanamuke -- w-inds. - Parting Gift) A goodbye song. ~~~ My final post for this blog! Spring break for the exchange students was March 19th-23rd. The Japanese students at Kansai Gaidai were either still on break--they ended their semester in January before we came back, and returned in April. Anyway, … Continue reading The (incredibly belated) Spring Break Post
AKB48 - ポニーテールとシュシュ (AKB48 - Poniiteeru to shushu ~ AKB48 - Ponytails and Hair Ties) A summer song by one of the most famous music groups in Japan. ~~~ ...yes, it is I. I was ridiculously busy for the last month of my stay in Japan, and then when I got home, first I was … Continue reading Triumphant Return
宇多田ヒカル - traveling (Utada Hikaru) --- Yes... It's me. I had big plans to update a long time ago, but that clearly didn't happen; I assure you, though, that this isn't a result of my laziness, but rather a consequence of my ridiculous workload and ever-present weekend activities. It's finally slowed down a bit, but … Continue reading Winter Break, Part the Second.
Infinite - She's Back ...because I'm back! XD --- Yes... It's me. I had big plans to update a long time ago, but that clearly didn't happen; I assure you, though, that this isn't a result of my laziness, but rather a consequence of my ridiculous workload and ever-present weekend activities. It's finally slowed down … Continue reading Winter Break, Part the First
hey there! Kis-My-Ft2 - We never give up ! The newest single from one of my favorite groups. It's wintry and conveniently subbed. XD -- It's been... a long time. Don't blame me, though--blame finals. XD I'm finally mostly settled into my apartment; I'm only missing having a proper desk and a dresser. ): I … Continue reading Reflections
hello! 柚希礼音 - 夜空に眠るまで (Yuzuki Reon - Yozora ni nemuru made -- Yuzuki Reon - Until we sleep in the night sky) The video is unrelated to the content of the entry. XD But this lovely lady is one of the current top stars in Takarazuka (from the previous entry), and one of my favorite … Continue reading semester-in-review!
hi! Today I am going to talk about the Takarazuka Revue! It's an all-female musical company comprised of five different troupes (Flower, Moon, Snow, Star, and Cosmos), and it was founded nearly a hundred years ago by the owner of the Hankyuu Railway as a means for enticing people to ride his train to end … Continue reading 清く正しく美しく
hullo! 少女時代 - MR. TAXI (Shoujo Jidai - MR. TAXI -- Girls' Generation - MR. TAXI) ~~~~~ It's time for the long awaited public transportation post! I ended up giving up and uploading the videos separately, haha. Sooo the bus drivers in Japan are either (a) really nasaly, (b) speak in a voice that is … Continue reading “Why is it always Kyobashi?”
hi! HOME MADE 家族 - THANK YOU!! (HOME MADE Kazoku -- Home Made Family) 何時も支えて呉れる人達に itsumo sasaetekureru hitotachi ni i've put what i feel every day into this rhapsody 日頃の思いを込めた RHAPSODY higoro no omoi wo kometa rhapsody for those people who are always supporting me APPRECIATION の気持を届け appreciation no kimochi wo todoke let it carry … Continue reading 空を見上げれば 星達がほら、瞬いてる
hey guys! 秋川雅史 - 千の風になって (Akikawa Masafumi - Sen no kaze ni natte -- Become a Thousand Winds) so... I learned this song several years and found how he was singing from his nose and the back of his throat to be, um, amusing, I suppose. XD And because he performed this on all of … Continue reading 超ベリージャパニーズ