So as 2013 draws to a close and we look back upon the year, what were the parts that really stood out and were memorable for us? I’m sure everyone has their own views, and many people will be doing the same and uploading their thoughts for people to read, share and discuss. So I thought, for a change, I would too. I haven’t updated this blog in a long time. 2013 for me encompassed a lot of change in my life, new house (twice) new job, new surroundings. So some things had to take a back seat, and unfortunately blogging was one of them. It’s not that I wasn’t paying attention or being active in my hobbies, just that I wasn’t actively writing about them. So over the next few blog posts I’m going to write for me what were the best moments of 2013, starting with Idols today, and gaming soon after. Continue reading
Hello again. Miss me? Probably not.. moving on..
So I got a job finally, and thus had to move several hundred miles and have been without any internet for about 4 weeks, hence the lack of updates. I managed to rack up and almost 3 digit phone bill in the meantime however, as if to make up for my lack of net access. Continue reading
A couple of months ago, the NMB48 fandom was rocked by the sudden unexpected graduation of one of its front members, Jo Eriko. She sighted among the reasons for her graduation, that she wanted to focus on her school work and pass the high school entrance exams. She also repeated many times via Google+, her blog and in her announcements that she felt she had let people down and couldn’t live up to their expectations. This of course came from the immense pressure placed on her shoulders from the moment the second generation was announced. She was singled out as the front girl from the beginning, and even called “The next Jurina” in reference to SKE48′s wonder-kid; Matsui Jurina. This would turn out not to be true, and that was made painfully obvious when despite being having barely debuted as a research student, she was given a solo song in an AKB48 concert. The combination of nerves, lack of experience and the fact she was never a superstar performer to begin with led to the performance being somewhat subpar, gaining her an anti-following before she even got started. Continue reading
While I still have a write up of my Japanese trip to do, and a few articles outstanding to complete, tonight I don’t have anything planned and so I’m going to gun through the first 5 episodes of Geinin. As odd as it may sound, being in Japan with access to a TV, did not in fact make it any easier to keep up with TV shows. The fact these shows tend to be shown late at night, on various syndicated channels which makes it a pain to actually sit down and watch. Internet 1 Television 0. So I decided that while I watch, I’m going to write down my thoughts about each episode, I usually don’t do TV reviews and probably won’t do many, but just for something different, I’m going to do this. These will be fairly spoiler heavy, so be warned. Continue reading
Sometimes you just get lucky. Today, totally by chance while killing time in Namba, I saw 4 different NMB48 members, including my Oshimen. Continue reading