Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bambino behind the scenes

zooming in on behind the scenes of newest dorama of Matsujun.

umaso~~ hehehe!!! Kakkoi!!! Have you seen Bambino's first episode yet? well, if you havnt seen it, dont worry because you are not alone!. i also havent seen it yet!!! ahahah

We can make it!! PV

The newest PV of arashi. Theme song of Bambino , Jun's dorama.

i have it on my acc on youtube.. but still i wanna share it on my blog!.. hehehe... OMG! they look so kakkoi!!~~

We can make it!!

Arashi are doing heavy promotional stuff for this single and have/are appearing on a lot of media outlets - magazines, radio shows, music programmes, tv variety shows, entertainment news, etc. Not forgetting about their Dome Concerts, of course! c16 The music video ought to be aired soon... Maybe tomorrow... a20

The Osaka leg had ended successfully and they would be in the Tokyo Dome this Sunday and Monday. Fans who had been to the concerts reported that they have new costumes and new props to play with as they try to reach all the audience in the massive venue. Due to the size of the Dome, it seemed that they had a problem adjusting the sound systems and whatnot. Well, it was their first time, so it might not be absolutely perfect, they did themselves and their concert staff proud. a29 The staff made commendable effort at the concert trying to get everything in sync, so thank you very much! a26

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Matsumoto Jun’s first lead role after 6 years! He is to play the lead in the dorama adapted from the popular manga, Bambi~no!!

It was announced on the 28th that Matsumoto Jun, from the popular band Arashi, would be playing the lead on NTV’s Wednesday 10pm dorama slot. It has been 6 years since he has played the lead in a drama. The dorama version of the popular comic by Sekiya Tetsuji, Matsumoto plays a person who comes to Tokyo with an aim to be a first-rate chef. The dorama will have snippets which cover cooking skills and Italian is spoken as well. He said enthusiastically about this new ground that he is breaking into: ”Like the hero of the story, I will be grappling with such issues and through these experiments, I hope to mature more.”

As opposed to the cool Princely image that he is associated with, Matsujun will show a new facet of his image, an image of a passionate, manly young man.

This dorama is based on the story published in a weekly comic magazine, “Weekly Comic Birittsu”. With a backdrop of an Italian restaurant in Tokyo, the story chronicles the trials and tribulations of the hero of the story, Hanshougo, (a student from Fukuoka who goes to Tokyo to become an Italian chef).

Says the producer, “ the story is just not a simple one about food, it is about the relationships between the people that work there.” The theme is about “Work”, “ We would like to bring across the message about the sense of fulfillment you get from doing a hard day’s work.”, he explained. Matsumoto was chosen as the fitted in perfectly with the main character’s image of being a man who takes a sincere interest in his work.”

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Kiiro Namida

The storyline was about these 5 guys (actually 4, Jun has a small part and didn't appear much) and their really binbo (poor) lifestyle. They were so poor that Kei (captain) had to sell his clothes and Shouichi (aiba) had to sell his guitar to get money to buy food. They helped each other along, like friends would, and somehow I think because these 5 guys have been working so closely together for all these years, the tight bond that is seen between real friends was carried across quite convincingly across to the audience.

My thoughts about each of their performances;

Ninokun - He's a struggling manga artist who seemed like the only one out of the four that was making some money. (minus Jun) He lived in a small one room apartment and the other 3 guys crashed in on him cos they didnt have any where to live. His acting was well, convincing enough for a lead actor, (plus one small kissing part thrown in too) and the parts where he had to deliver emotional lines were carried across quite convincingly enough. If he wanted to, Nino chan can act with his eyes....

Aibakun- He's a struggling singer but not a very successful one. we get to see his guitar playing skills and his pachinko skills. He doesn't get money from his singing, so to survive, he goes to the pachinko parlour to win some money. He has a love interest, played by Kashi Yui chan, and we get to see him in a very short love scene.. (Girl throws herself at him) XD I bet all the girls in the theater were going 'Damm lucky girl, gets to throw herself at him and she gets paid for doing it too!!!! '

Ohnokun - Struggling artist. One day he was painting in the park and this girl and her fluffy dog comes by and he is quite smitten with her. So, he paints her. Somehow among all the guys, I think Captain's role is the closest to his real character. You can really see Captain in this role.

Shokun - Struggling writer but never produced anything. Just a lot of talk and no action. I think among all the guys, Sho's character is the furthest from his real self. He had to portray this unkempt, unshaven, good for nothing writer with a Kansai accent. I think he did it quite well and it was nice to see Banbi in a very un-Banbi like role. XD Plus we get to see his naked butt for about..... 5 seconds!!!! It was a smaller deal than he made it out to be, but there were giggles and gasps around the theater when his 'Han Ketsu' (ie naked butt) appeared. It was a nice, round, smooth, white butt. (and much tighter than Oojima miyuki's XD XD XD XD). 5 seconds aint quite enough to admire that butt but then, 5 sec worth of butt is better than no butt at all..... and for a good part of the movie, he was wearing that white (ah pek (old man)) underwear.... XD
Which i believe he mentioned before in some interview that it was very comfortable......

Junkun - Played this guy with a strange accent and strange hairstyle, I was thinking he wore a wig. He didn't appear very much and when he did, for some reason, he was smiling all the time!!! 意味分からない。 and his pants... he wore it quite high!! I mean the waistline, so a bit ah pek looking... XD

The difference between this screening and the normal movie screening was that there was a special part before the show where the 5 of them did some talk. It was quite funny. (For pple on my friends list, please see the private post after this one. )

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Monday, April 23, 2007

His words mean so much to me!!!....

Aiba's Arashigoto 10000 Words Interview

I. My Important Family

When I was in nursery school, compared to my dad, my paternal grandparents looked after me more often. I think it was like that when I was a baby too, with my grandparents taking care of me more than my mom. Because they had a restaurant to run, they were always really busy.

But I didn't feel lonely at all. My grandma replaced my mom, constantly by my side at every moment. Every day I would be together with my grandma who would come to pick me up from kindergarten, and we would go to a candy store that was in the opposite direction of our home. All I had to say was "Let's go there" and we would go. Arranging what to buy with a set amount of money in mind, I was really happy.

Grandpa would take me to watch movies and baseball matches, and we also played a lot of things. He also taught me a lot; "Don't be a bother to other people", "Don't leave rice behind", "Don't borrow money from other people", and so on, plus "Don't be a voucher for other people" type of stuff. I was still young back then, and I didn't understand what they meant, but I nevertheless memorized them well.

Although my grandparents were really great, I still brought them a lot of trouble. Grandma really likes flowers, and grew a lot of flowers on one side of the courtyard. Around the time when the flowers had been pollinated and was about to yield kiwi fruits, I took a stick and knocked them all down. Grandma was very angry, and said "Why did you do that?" as she burst into tears. That was just too horrible, to this day my heart still aches. From that time on, I've come to really care for flowers and plants. When there're flowers around I would be very careful where I step, and when I walk I would be more cautious than ever.

But that really was a great courtyard, with a tree that even little kids could pretty much climb. It was a densely branched tree with lots of leaves, and when you hide in it you can't be seen from outside. It was like a secret headquarters, I really liked it.

When my younger brother was born, the four of us started living together. Because my memory of the time when he was born isn't too clear, I didn't even notice when exactly a baby was introduced into the household. It was when I played with him for the first time ever that I finally realized I've become an older brother. When my brother was almost three months old, I helped him bathe. Even though I actually couldn't really do much at all, I still took it upon myself to help him bathe (laugh).

I fought with my younger brother a lot. He would immediately tell mom every time, and I would get angry at that and fight with him again. We even fought at a golf club once. Isn't that dangerous? But we didn't do it on purpose. I was standing right behind him, and then a dumbbell dropped right on my foot. He didn't do it on purpose either (laugh), but it really did hurt-- Another time when we were playing catch, I hit my brother in the face with the ball. And it was with a ball autographed by Kiyohara (laugh). My brother dropped onto the floor and started bleeding from his nose, which really scared me. The two of us have a lot of accidental stories like these.

My dad is very scary when he gets angry. He was best at back and forth slaps to the face. I've been hit a few times, and it was so powerful that it felt like my body was about to fly out. He uses very heavy Chinese-styled woks to cook everyday, so his wrist strength is very powerful, and even now his muscles are still very strong.

But my dad getting angry isn't so bad, usually it's my mom who's even scarier when she gets mad. My brother was thrown out of the second story window once, and cried like crazy. My much beloved Michael Jordans were thrown out the window once too. I don't remember what she was angry about anymore, but that part I remember very clearly. I was crying as I ran out to retrieve those shoes. (Michael Jordan was one of Aiba's idols. The shoes that were thrown out the window were the first pair of Jordan Model running shoes that he bought when he was a first year in junior high. "But it doesn't fit me anymore. Because it wasn't easy to save up my allowance and birthday money to buy it, I could only keep it carefully in my collection from then on.")

Because of this, the two of us thought from the bottom of our hearts, "We're dead meat if mom and dad gets mad". But every Wednesday when the restaurant is closed, they would take us out to eat, and frequently take us on trips, it was very fun. But I don't know why they've never bought video games for me. When I want to play I would go to the nearby house of an older boy called "Toi-chan". He had a lot of games, and I would play til I was satisfied every time.

I really liked swimming classes when I was in elementary school, in the pool, we can always rest when we want to. The unbelievable thing is, while some of my friends were just moving around casually and some of them were practicing, I would just swim around happily on my own. Because I've been taken swimming lessons since I was three, I really like swimming.

I really did just do sports everyday. From Mondays to Fridays it was basketball, Saturday was baseball, and so I practically never watched television. Because I like Jordan, I would imitate the way he sticks his tongue out while playing basketball. My mouth would unavoidably get dried easily if I ever did that, so it wouldn't be possible to play basketball (laugh).

I also like professional wrestling, and even wanted to become a professional wrestler. My friends and I would refine wrestling techniques with each other, but we were really just simply wrestling with each other (laugh). I also had dad's training machine at home, so the environment for preparation to become a professional wrestler was there too. My brother often used the training machine, and it was after that I finally discovered the gap between us. My brother's body is very solid, super strong, and because he also practices boxing, if I try to fight with him now I will lose for sure. But he's already 19 years old, yet he's still enthusiastic about "The Lion King" DVD (laugh)

Because my dad likes it, our family also has a lot of animals. Ever since I was small our house has been like a mini-zoo, with dogs, a squirrel, a parrot, fish. The squirrel is really cute, I've been taking care of it since elementary school, and its name is Ri. Our newest pet is a tortoise called Gonta.

One day when I got home after work, it gave me a shock to see it all of a sudden. In the house we would let the dogs run around, and they would very slowly approach you bit by bit. That's very interesting too.

I really like animals too, and when I was in kindergarten I kept tadpoles as pets. Because I was really too happy, I would just stare at them and watch them all the time, and feed them ten times in one day. I did that everyday, and then one day the tadpoles suddenly grew legs, I was reaaaaaally shocked. Because back then I still didn't know tadpoles would turn into frogs (laugh).

First love... I don't really remember it clearly anymore. When I was in kindergarten there was a girl called Fujishiro that I used to always play with. But at that time I didn't have any "like" feelings for her, that girl was also taller than me. In elementary school I also had girls that I really liked, and there were teachers that I liked too. I wonder who was really my first love...

II. Becoming a Johnny's Jr.

I joined the basketball club in high school, and I was really crazy about basketball. At that time I watched "Ai Love SMAP" and thought, "I want to play basketball with SMAP". I went and asked one of the girls in my class who knew a lot about Johnny's: "I want to play basketball with SMAP, so what should I do?" She said: "Wouldn't you just have to join Johnny's Jimusho?" and also told me a lot of stuff. Though I say this, she didn't really encourage me. It was more like "You're really going? I don't actually know if you can really play basketball with them". I didn't mind it too much, I only carried the attitude like "If that's so, then if I can't do it I'll just participate in our basketball club's activities."

That's why it gave me a shock when I got a notice for auditions a month later. If I was asked to dance, then I would have to dance. It was then that I realized for the first time that if I wanted to join Johnny's, dancing was a necessity. Because I thought "I'll have to dance. So embarrassing~", I brought a basketball with me at the very beginning, and went there in a fluster (laugh). Then I found out I had to announce my name in front of a video, and I was still holding a hamburger in my hand. When I was asked "What kind of strong points do you have?", I replied, "None." And even with just that, I actually became a Johnny's Jr.

My parents didn't say anything at all, and even when I mailed my picture in they only told me, "If you want to do it then do it."

When I first started going to classes I was very lost. I didn't know what kind of stuff I should bring with me, and I didn't have anyone to talk to. But the lessons were very interesting. Though I was very awkward if I was quizzed, because it was very interesting, I wanted to keep at it.

The first choreographed dance that I memorized was V6's "Take me Higher". It was really hard to memorize, so I tried my hardest to memorize it. The first television studio I've ever been to was TBS, so even now if I ever go to a room similar to that control booth by chance, I would think about the events that happened at that time.

The summer after a year since joining the jimusho, I was in the stage play "Stand by me". Before that, I had never been in a play before, and I never thought "I want to act in a play". Though there was so many lines to the point where it scared me, I still went and did it without really feeling any pressure. I don't really remember much about the events that happened back then, but because the four of us got along really well with each other, I just remember being really happy. [T/N: He was in the play with the other guys from MAIN, which are Nino, MatsuJun, and Ikuta Toma]

When I was a Jr. no matter if I was in a TV drama [T/N: Bokura no Yuuki - Miman Toshi], or a movie [T/N: Shinjuku Shounen Tanteidan], I was only doing what they wanted me to do. I didn't have any goals, nor did I have anything I wanted to do. When I was in "8 Jikan" [T/N: a show that frequently featured Johnny's Jr., also the show where Aiba was dubbed "Super Idol Aiba-chan" by the host] and other various programs, "I should say something better", "Give a better performance", I never thought about things like these. When I saw myself on TV, I didn't really think anything of it either. Once in a while people would say to me, "I saw you (on TV) ne", but I would still only be a little happy. I never worried about it, and I never thought about questions like how I should continue working like this. I was just happily doing the work of a Jr. without knowing why.

III. Arashi's Debut

I was the last one to know about forming the group "Arashi" and debuting. While I was on my way to go on a TV program, I was told to go somewhere else. I was thinking, "What's going on?", then I saw that there were already four other people there. Once I was there, we very suddenly began to rehearse "A-RA-SHI". Three days after that happened, we went to Hawaii [T/N: 1999 09 15, the day on which Arashi made its debut in Hawaii]. Before then, I almost never talked with Sho-kun and Ohno-kun, and even when I was informed "You're going to debut", I still didn't know what I was supposed to do.

Because I never tried to think about debuting, and I didn't have that kind of confidence (to think that I could debut). I was just really really uneasy, I felt really scared, thinking "what on earth should I do?"

But I quickly understood that "This isn't the time to say such things". For many days in a row, I worked from morning to night with one thing after another, and I didn't even have time to think or feel confused. At that time, even though I didn't know why, I felt really happy doing my job, so my mindset gradually changed to "No matter what, I can't not do it now".

I became more enthusiastic about it, but I still didn't think that a simple handshaking event would turn out so huge, I really didn't expect so many people to gather. Even though I was told that a hundred thousand copies of our CDs were sold, it couldn't have been sold immediately. I also knew that if we really did shake hands one by one with eighty thousand people, it will be too much. But for those fans, I can't not work hard. After the handshaking event the five of us gathered together and chatted, we were very happy. The manager at that time was a very interesting person too, and as the line moved everyone couldn't stop laughing out loud.

But it's completely different when we're talking whilst working, the high tension that we were on just a moment earlier would go off somewhere. At our first concert tour, the five of us used to practice what to speak (during MCs). "Let's try speaking nonstop for 30 minutes"... can we really talk for that long... we absolutely had no confidence. Plus while we were practicing, someone would forget that they were supposed to be practicing speaking, and just casually walk out of the room.... it was really a mess (laugh). That's why when we perform in concerts and actually talk for more than 30 minutes, we really were very happy, "We can talk~".

When we went to New York with Shounentai's Nishikiori-san for a special program, the people at the Jimusho got very angry with us, saying "You guys did't talk at all in front of the camera!" We noticed that too, so we felt very unhappy. But we really didn't know what to say, and we didn't know how to make (the talking) more interesting. When I was asked by people, "Is it because you don't want to talk?", I would desperately reply, "It's not that!" That was my first time as a part of Arashi to rouse someone's anger. Everyone was very disheartened. To have other people get angry at Arashi really made us depressed. Helplessly watching our own downcast, dejected selves.

True, the five of us have very different personalities. Even if our personalities were different, if we just expressed our "natural selves" while talking, the conversation still can't become interesting. How should we express our individual personalities? Even though I understood from the very beginning that I should exaggerate at least a little bit, otherwise there will be no way to express it, although my brain understands, when we do it in reality I still didn't know how to behave. I watched a lot of concert MCs by our senpai, and also watched a lot of comedic talks on TV. I continued to explore and try things out nonstop, and finally got to the stage I'm at right now.

IV. Things Learnt From Working Alone

It was probably around the time when I started doing "A no Arashi" that my own distinguishing characteristics began to emerge. It feels like a chance that had been given to me, and it was there that I was free to express myself. It was also because of that segment that I could finally become the way I am today.

When I first started "Tensai! Shimura Dobutsuen" I was often at a loss as well, almost never able to add to the dialogue. Even though I was thinking inwardly, "Ah, I want to say something", I could never grasp the right moment. It was really depressing-- every time I would be able to only say one or two words, and then the show would be done filming. The staff even said to me, "You should talk some more". I responded with an enthusiastic "Okay okay!", but inside I was thinking, "This kind of thing I'm the most aware of".

When I'm talking within Arashi, I'm very sure of what kind of role I should act out, so it's a big comfort. But to get to that point, you need a period of time. To be on my own and in a completely new place, I have to start from the beginning and find my own place. This kind of trouble and difficulty was only understood after I started working in this show. There are still many things where I need to start learning from the beginning.

But if I don't do that then there will be no meaning anymore. Even in this kind of (difficult) situation, "To be able to do everything appropriately" was the bottom line of continuing this work. That in itself really isn't anything really hard, because the original intention of asking me to join was to make the show more interesting. I was just worried whether or not I have the ability to do that, I think.

I've mentioned this to Shimura-san as well. After that, he began to teach me many, many things.

Afterwards I told the staff, "I want to do VTR shooting." Because I really couldn't seem to say much when I stayed inside in the studio. I thought that if I could go out and do VTR shooting, I'll have the chance to say lots of things, so I kept on requesting.

That's why when they let me go and do VTR shooting, I was really very happy. And while I thought it was a one-time thing, it eventually became a regular segment. Though there are a lot of brutal shootings with lions and tigers and stuff, it's absolutely no problem at all. I get a feeling like it doesn't even matter if I get bitten.

....But to tell you the truth, I never wanted to say these things in the first place. I don't want to let everyone see this kind of behind-the-scenes stuff. What I want most is to have everyone see how well I present myself on TV. What exactly I had been thinking at that time, I don't want everyone to know at all.

V. The Letter for the Other Members

Working alone like this allowed me to understand a lot of things that I hadn't known of before, like the joy of existing as Arashi, or the things that I can do for the sake of Arashi.

But I really like Arashi. It is my life right now, so I would always unknowingly say things like "Arashi's so cool. I love it" (laugh). Like the letter that I wrote to the other members in "24Jikan Terebi".

But writing that letter really gave me a lot of trouble. I used up an entire university-level notebook for it. I didn't actually plan to write an essay in the beginning, I was planning to just write down all the things that I can remember since our debut and list them out one by one. That alone took up one entire book. Then I wrote an essay after, so I used up two notebooks. I will never let anyone see that, because I wrote down a lot of things, and it's very embarrassing. While I was writing I also remembered all kinds of things that I had long since forgotten, and at times I would cry as I write.

I have very profound memories of "Here we go!", we would chat together every day, and pretty much slept for only an hour or so before leaving to start each concert. If we try that now, we absolutely wouldn't be able to do it (laugh). "Sorry, I'm worried that I might get hurt during the concert so please let me sleep", we'll say stuff like that (laugh).

At that time everyone had really come to a dead end. There was a feeling of crisis, yet we didn't know what to do, and we couldn't see the road ahead of us either, so we all felt very uneasy. If it wasn't because of this, it would have been impossible for us to talk all night like that.

In the year or so after our debut, we received attention because we were looked upon as "The New Group of Johnny's Jimusho". And then in the second and third years after, if we fail to send out signals of our own, people will gradually lose interest in us. To put it more seriously, if the group itself has no charisma, even if you send out your own signals, you will not attract the attention of others.

In this aspect the senpai in our jimusho are amazing. Working hard and trying various things bit by bit, yet they are always able to create something new.

As for Arashi, "We want to do something that no one else can from hereafter", this kind of feeling was very intense. So it wasn't the time to say "Amazing" and go admire our senpai, we should be thinking "We absolutely can't lose to them!"

I've reflected on a lot of things as well, and this is also due to the formation of Arashi. I gradually gained something similar to an objective, and I also began to want to work hard for that objective. I have a ton of things that I want to do right now, and also desires. Needing to know what to solve in order to realize my goal, or the places where I'm still lacking, I am able to see these very concretely, and then also specifically know what I should do. Although there hasn't been any obvious changes that people can tell, but I know. Some of these things have already been incorporated into my heart, and become like a protective talisman to guard my existence.

VI. Falling Ill

It was about two years after Arashi's debut that I fell in love with the saxophone. I really was captivated by it at that time, thinking only about sax-related things, and always playing the saxophone. I never thought that the sax would already become that important to me.

That's why the period of time when I fell ill afterwards was the toughest and most unbearable. [T/N: In March of 2002, Aiba got pneumothorax and was admitted to the hospital for surgery.] Actually, ever since I was a child my body has never been really great, and sicknesses aren't really a stranger to me either. I often went to the hospital to get treated when I was small, and practically became friends with the doctors there. But I never stayed overnight in the hospital before, and (when I got pneumothorax) it was the first time I ever stayed the night, so it was very scary.

I originally wanted to do a live sax performance in Arashi's video [T/N: In June of 2002, Arashi released ALL OR NOTHING, in which members chose things they wanted to challenge and 'level up' on; it's also sort of like a half-documentary video], so I practised nonstop. While I was practising that day I thought, "It really hurts for some reason", then even simply walking was painful too. I really had no forewarnings of any kind, and it gave me a severe shock. Then I underwent surgery, and stayed in the hospital for five days.

My parents were very worried, but it was worth it too. I thought about a lot of things during the period of time while I was staying in the hospital. It coincided right with the promotion period for "Nice na Kokoroiki", so I was unable to do the promotion work too. I really thought I would be kicked out of Arashi. That's why during my hospital stay, to be able to participate in a single live performance, I was very very happy. I was still in a lot of pain because I had just undergone surgery, but it was much better than not showing up at all. All the trouble that I've brought to the other members and the surrounding people was the most painful of all.

I listened to songs by Blue Hearts the entire time that I was at the hospital. Their lyrics are all positive, they were really great. If I listen to Blue Hearts now, I would think of my frame of mind at that time, and even think of the atmosphere in the hospital room. My impressions of that time is really too vivid, sometimes I would even be unable to continue listening to the songs.

I had really wanted to play the saxophone ever since high school. I saw Takeda Shinji playing the sax, and then ran off to the music room at school. But the sax was under lock and key, so I couldn't take it out. (Playing the) sax is very cool, and it's also very profound. When you press down with your fingers at the same time, if the way you blow is different, the sound that you produce is different as well. I had a great time practising.

Because of the sickness, I was unable to do my live sax performance, and at that time I really didn't want to accept it. I had already invited musicians to it, and arranged an area for filming, and I had practised like hell for the performance too. I told the staff, "Just once, please let me play", I begged them many many times, but I still couldn't get permission, and could only give up. In the (ALL OR NOTHING) video, only my part was pure interview.

Now that I think about it, those five days were very precious. They allowed me to draw back and look upon Arashi at a distance. Before that, I already knew I really liked this occupation, and I really cherish it, but it was only at that time that I realized, "I actually like it this much". The scar that was left behind from the surgery remains on my chest to this day, and when I see it every day I would think of my frame of mind at that time, and tell myself, "You have to work hard". (To be able to have that kind of experience) really is a great thing, and I'm unable to forget my feelings at that time too.

Even if I become addicted to the saxophone, I also need to know when enough's enough. This doesn't mean I have to go and hate it, but to stop with a "rou~!" [T/N: I think he's imitating the sound that you make with a saxophone, but I'm not sure...], because it would be bad if you (get too addicted and) give others trouble. I think that's what would really count as having grown up.

VII. Regarding our Five-Year Anniversary

Arashi welcomed its fifth year last year, and even though there was a lot of talk about our thoughts and feelings, in my eyes I don't think it's the time to look back yet. Contrarily, because there's a very real possibility that we would lose our drive if we start retracing our past, I am very worried about this. Presence is a very important thing. If I had accumulated years of experience and skill, then even if I don't have much of a presence I would probably be able to continue on, but at this point in time I don't possess these things yet.

At any rate, I can't not give it my best in everything I do right now. Engaging myself in all kinds of different work, taking in all kinds of different experiences. Someday I will possess "If you talk about this it would definitely be Aiba", that kind of thing. But what exactly "this" is, I don't know yet.

But, this is good. Because if I do know, then I would feel like I just have to do that and everything will be fine. It isn't easy to have an environment where I could experience all kinds of different jobs, so this kind of mindset is wrong.

What kind of ten-year anniversary would we welcome, what kind of style would we develop into, it all hinges on our efforts in the present. We took part in "24Jikan Terebi" last year, and to Arashi that was a type of new beginning. In the days to come, Arashi still needs to demonstrate to even more people the extent of our strength.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007


we just had our exam on Business Law!!.. i just wish i'd pass that exam!!... 2 more exams to go on monday!! YOSH!!~~ GAMBATE~~



Name: ♥~Aiza aka Akaisuki
Age:♥~18 yrs old
Birthday:♥~December 24, 1988
Occupation:♥~College Student
Zodiac Sign:♥~Capricorn
♥~Elder Brother
Pets:♥~6 dogs
Food:♥~anything as long as it doesnt include pork
Hobbies:♥~Food trip
♥~movie marathon
♥~music trip
♥~Surfing the net
♥~DL ARASHI stuffs

Thursday, April 19, 2007

are u enjoying summer??~~lucky you!!!

SAN, NI, ICHI!!!! wwwwuuuhhhhuuu!!! hahahaha
kanojo wa atashi no ja nai!.. hehehehe just want to post it!. i wish i was this kawaii!!!

atashi no nihongo namawae wa AKIMOTO KUMIKO desu!!! heheheh kawaii ne?!

summer class...3 subjects...PHILO SENSEI WA SUKI NAI!!!!!!! tyring...4 more weeks to go!... arrgggg!!! minna, mate ne?... keep in touch ne?....

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

その後、Sony Music Records と契約。


2006年の1st AL『FROM ME TO YOU』、
そして今年3月にリリースした2nd AL
『CAN'T BUY MY LOVE』ともに異例のロングヒット中。

ヒットナンバー『Rolling star』『How crazy』『My Generation』

秋には、初のLIVE DVD『Thank you My teens』のリリースに加え、

Birthday 1987.3.26
Horoscope ARIES
Birth Place 福岡
Height 155cm
Blood Type AB
Favorite Place 新宮の海
Taste 映画鑑賞、読書、

credit to:

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Background changed

maybe you've noticed that my background changed.. hehehe thank you to JUMAE!... she's the one who told me where can i get some backgrounds!

Jumae, domou! >_<

Friday, April 13, 2007


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

i haven't seen him for how many weeks...i dreamt about him last night!... i saw him this morning!...i don't know, i cant understand my feelings when i saw him...i just don't know, i cant explain it!...i'm confused!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007


summer classes just started!.. minna~~ gome, if i cant update or chat to you for this whole summer class.. i must concentrate on my studies! gome ne?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

ARASHI'S answers to 50 questions about LOVE

Myojo - March 2007: Key:

O- Satoshi Ohno
S- Sho Sakurai
N- Kazunari Ninomiya
A- Masaki Aiba
J- Jun Matsumoto

1. When was your first love?
O- Fifth year of junior school (about 10 years old)
S- If you mean really falling in love with someone, probably 1st year of high school.
N- When I was born? I can't remember.
A- 7 or 8
J- I think I was in nursery school.

2. What was she like?
O- She was my classmate, a really pretty girl but she left the school. The whole class was friends with her and I may have gone out with her with friends.
S- A girl from Hungary called Gabriella.
N- I can't remember.
A- Bright and fast runner and cute.
J- I had so many girls I liked. (laughs) I had people in the same year and I liked my teachers too. My teacher only used to call me by my first name. I really liked her.

3. When did you first confess your love to someone?
O- 15 or 16.
S- 5th year of junior school. On our class trip in the night we had like a confession night and I just kinda confessed along with the flow of things.
N- I think high school.
A- In high school, the girl was in the same basketball team as me.
J- Probably in nursery.

4. How did you confess?
O- I confessed using a poke bell (pocket bell - its basically a really, really, really old mobile phone. You can only send messages). And the reply was on the poke bell too. Such memories!
S- I was straight and said "I like you."
N- I think it was in a play.
A- In high school, it was me my friend, a girl my friend likes and a girl I liked and we went out together and then split into two and confessed.
J- I think I used to tell my teacher I liked her.

5. Has anyone ever confessed to you?
O- In junior/high school.
S- Yep.
N- I can't remember.
A- Last year of junior school.
J- Of course I have!! Who do you think I am!

6. How did they confess to you?
O- I think I was given chocolates on Valentine's Day which was their confession.
S- 5th year of junior school, I was given chocolates from a girl in the year above.
N- I don't really have any interest in love lives so I don't really remember.
A- I was so happy, I was called out by my friend and he said xxx wants to talk to you and then she confessed to me.
J- Told straight or told on the phone.

7. Tell us about a memorable Valentine's Day you have had.
O- I'm not really into Valentine's Day OH! The year before last my mum gave me a chocolate in the shape of a gorilla I ate it right in front of her.
S- Well the chocolates I got in junior school, were in the shape of footballs and I used to love playing football and was so happy I kept them in my school drawer but before I knew it they had melted.
N- Everyone around me used to get worked up, but I had no interest.
A- In high school, all the girls brought `guilt chocolates' (chocolates you give out to guys who you have to give to... e.g. work colleagues, classmates). But one girl came to my house and gave me one and she was like cause everyone got one but I knew my one was special.
J- I've got less and less as I have got older. Since I graduated I have hardly got any.

8. Have you ever given a present on White Day?
O- No, Never. When is White Day again?? March the ? Before I know it, it has passed... (laugh)
S- My parents usually bought a return gift for me, but I thought I should buy something myself for them (girl mentioned above), so I got her a mug from the football team that I used to support. As if she would want that.
N- Nope... I never gave a return present so the other person would just give up. Rude right?
A- Yep. I was given loads of chocolate so my mum got me chocolates to give to girls who I thought gave me chocolates.
J- Of course I have. I used to go out and buy marshmallows.

9. Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you ever experienced it?
O- All the time! I look at people and think... Oh, they are nice. I think liking someone at first sight can lead to love.
S- I haven't.
N- Definitely, definitely yes!! I have!! I always see people I like the look of, but it usually ends with just that moment.
A- Yes, I think so. In my case, I have never experienced meeting someone and thinking straight away I like them.
J- I have never experienced love at first sight although I sometimes look at people and think they are cute.

10. When you got a girlfriend would you tell your family and friends?
O- I wouldn't say or do anything.
S- If I was asked I would say, but I wouldn't say it specially.
N- No, I don't.
A- When the relationship was steady.
J- If it was the right timing I would say.

11. If you liked someone would you tell them straight away?
O- YES! Cause I like them. I wouldn't worry over it. I would tell the person I like them straight away. (laughs)
S- No... I would wait until the very last moment to confess.
N- It would depend on the person.
A- I'm not that great at it. I'm really not good when I am alone with someone I like.
J- No, I wouldn't.

12. What is the longest that you have liked someone but the feeling was only one way (i.e. they didn't like him back)?
O- I think about 2 years.
S- I still haven't confessed to Gabriella so about 10 or so years.
N- As if I would remember.
A- I don't know.
J- About two years... Those two years were tough.

13. Have you ever been broken hearted?
O- Yes.
S- Yes.
N- I have.
A- Yes.
J- I have... Yes, I have.

14. What do you do, how do you become when you are broken hearted?
O- Go for a drink and forget about it.
S- Huh? I don't know... I've forgotten.
N- It depends, whether it was one way or two way love. And if we were going out then there would be memories too right?
A- I'd be like, that’s life! Move on.
J- It depends on the time and place. I can't really say.

15. What type of women do you like?
O- Someone who has the same pace as me.
S- I don't really split people into types, as long as our conversations match.
N- I don't have a type.
A- Someone who has the same opinions/morals as me.
J- I don't have.

16. What sort of types don't you like?
O- Fussy, liars.
S- I don't.
N- I don't think I would like to be around someone I don't like stupid people. I don't think I like those sorts of people.
A- Someone who says bad things about someone.
J- I have less than I used to. Although there are people who I just don't get along with. Before, I used to meet people and go in with a negative view and my acceptance of people was very small.

17. What is the maximum age gap for a potential partner?
O- None.
S- I don't think it really matters. When I was in high school I saw people who were one or two years older to be really mature and I really liked them.
N- However old. It doesn't matter to me. I think it is just other people who have a problem with it. I don't.
A- I don't really care.
J- I have never dated someone because of their age so I don't know.

18. What female action do you think is cute?
O- I think it’s cute when they look a little childish ne?
S- Someone who will serve out food, although I am the type of person who shares out food too, but I would want someone who could do it before me and then I would be like, Oo... You got in there before me!?
N- I think everything is cute! People with a cute smile are nice.
A- I think it’s cute when someone is being reserved.
J- When they put their hair behind their ears.

19. What action would put you off someone?
O- I wouldn't like someone who from the start set rules and decisions.
S- I don't really have any but I wouldn't like someone who wouldn't take off their shoes before sitting on a seat etc.
N- I don't have a particular one just because they are a girl. Although just people in general, there are habits I don't like.
A- Someone who is too clingy.
J- Depends on the time and place.

20. What romantic film do you like?
O- Notting Hill.
S- Hachimitsu to Clover.
N- Boku wa imouto wo suki ni naru (he got the title wrong! I'm sure Jun was mad with him lol!) although I haven't seen it yet.
A- LOVE STORY. It's a Korean movie that I went to see with my brother and his girlfriend I was the one crying the most.
J- Recently LOVE ACTUALLY. If it was a manga, then Hana Yori Dango.

21. What's your favourite love song?
S- LALALA LOVE SONG, love song = Naomi Campbell right!
N- A RA SHI by Arashi! It's a love song in many different ways right?
A- LOVE SO SWEET by Arashi
J- TASHIKA NA KOTO by Oda Kazumata.

22. If you were being confessed to, what situation and what words would be good?
O- Someone who said 'I LOVE YOU' just straight, through a poke bell. I wanna remember that feeling. But I've never been confessed to face to face so I would like to know what that is like too.
S- Bridge in Yokohama. I went there the other day and it was so beautiful. Although I don't think I want to go again. I don't really mind where. I would rather it face to face rather than on the phone though.
N- A situation that the other person feels comfortable and as long as it came across to me that the other person liked me. So whatever really.
A- It's nice to be told straight or the long way round.
J- Any. Although I would prefer if it wasn't before work as I would get really nervous and wouldn't be able to work properly.

23. When you get a girlfriend would you want to see her everyday?
O- No, not at all. Although if it was someone who was really similar to me then I would want to be with them all the time. It would be good that, even when we are together, we can relax and chill out.
S- No. I think there is a limit. Also, I'm so busy seeing all my friends.
N- Depends on the person.
A- It would be good if we could have good amounts of space. It's important to have your own time too.
J- I have loads of things I want to do, so no.

24. Would you want to text and call everyday?
O- I don't mind. But if I received a text then I would definitely reply.
S- There is a limit.
N- Depends on the person.
A- If messages came I would reply.
J- No, I wouldn't. If my partner was to send me messages, then I wouldn't not like it but I don't think I would.

25. Promises with friends or promises with girlfriends. Which is more important?
O- Friends.
S- WOW... That's a hard one! You've raised my tension! Umm... I'll play around with my time and try and keep both.
N- Whoever made the promises first.
A- I would keep both. Or take her to my friends.
J- It depends who made the promises first.

26. Love or be loved?
O- Whichever.
S- Both.
N- Whichever.
A- Whichever. The best would be if both our feelings were at a good balance. But it might be better if my feelings to take care of the other person was greater.
J- Whichever.

27. Fawn or be fawned over?
O- Whichever
S- Be fawned over.
N- Whichever.
A- It depends on the time and place.
J- Both.

28. Do you think you are the type who is quite restraining?
O- No
S- No, I don't.
N- I wouldn't.
A- I wouldn't and I wouldn't want my partner to either.
J- I wouldn't be too restraining, but I wouldn't not be restraining.

29. What would you do if you had a fever and were ill on the day of a date?
O- I would say sorry and apologize.
S- Drink medicine.
N- I would cancel.
A- I would rest. If the partner didn't ask then it's obvious they aren't thinking about you.
J- Uhhh I might go... or not. I would try and go and then say sorry and go home. If I couldn't stand up, then I wouldn't go.

30. What would you do if a girl came late to a date?
O- Maybe go home. No, I would wait 30 minutes. Although I would probably wait longer, cause while you are waiting you could just walk around the town.
S- How annoying! Probably go and waste time... Like in a CD shop. I can spend about 2 hours in a CD shop.
N- I would try and wait for as long as it took. If I had my games console I would stay until the batteries ran out.
A- I've never had to wait for someone.
J- I would make them buy me a coffee.

31. What film would you watch on your date?
O- Kiiroi namida!
S- Anything... Although I would prefer not a romantic movie. If I was to go and see one I would go alone.
N- Whatever my partner would want to see.
A- I like action movie, but if I said, 'Let's go see Jackie Chan,' I have a feeling the other person would be like, 'Go on your own!'
J- Right now, Letters from Iwo Jima As I want to see it!

32. What music would you listen to on a drive with your girlfriend?
O- Okinawa music.
S- Love so sweet by Arashi!
N- Whatever my partner wanted to listen to.
A- My radio recommend show.
J- Daite senorita by Yamapi!

33. What meal would you want your girlfriend to make you ?
O- NABE (it's kinda like stew, like meat and veg etc in a big bowl thing like sukiyaki if you know what that is). A really spicy hot one.
S- If they were making for me anything... I think anything would be nice.
N- Whatever my partner would want to make.
A- Something warm.
J- Whatever.

34. What meal would you make your girlfriend?
O- Potato gyoza (watch kodomo no bangohan lol!!!!)
S- Fried aubergines with soy sauce and mayonnaise. (again bangohan! Ep 1)
N- I wouldn't make anything. I don't think making food for someone is a sign of love. I wouldn't want someone to ask me, 'Will you make something.' If they told me what they wanted to eat then I would try my best.
A- Recently I have started to be able to cook from cookery books. Before I was like... How much is a pinch of salt and what color is golden brown. So now I can cook what I want. I am the son from a Chinese restaurant. So please make all requests Chinese food.
J- Pasta. With pepperoni.

35. Would you still go out with your friends who are girls even if you had a girlfriend?
O- Yes
S- I would go! Go! Cause friends are friends.
N- I would go.
A- I would go
J- I think I would.

36. Is it okay for your girlfriend to go out with guy friends?
O- Yep.
S- OK. Cause friends are friends.
N- It's completely okay.
A- Yes, why not.
J- NO, SHE CANT!!! No, I'm joking. Yes, it's okay.

37. What action your girlfriend do would make you happy?
O- Just leave me alone. (Laugh) That would make no sense.
S- Nori tsukkomi (omg this is so hard to's like a term they use in comedy. I can't explain..)
N- As long as it wasn't something bad then whatever.
A- Little kind gestures.
J- If her heart was in it then anything.

38. What wouldn't you like your girlfriend to do?
O- To be restrained and stalking.
S- Nothing.
N- I don't really have anything. I think you would have to like everything of someone to go out with them.
A- Being told, 'I like Bae Yong Jun'?? (you know the Korean star who is really famous in Japan)
J- If I was lenient, then nothing. (And then Aiba-chan came along and sat next to Jun and interviewer asked how about a date with Aiba-chan. And Aiba-chan said, 'We would have so much fun!') No, I would hate that!! Definitely not!

39. What would you do if you started to like someone else who isn't your girlfriend?
O- Break up with the girlfriend and go out with the other person I like.
S- That would be bad... Probably I would have to break up.
N- I wouldn't do anything. That's why I'm not so serious when it comes to love.
A- This is such a bad position. But I don't think it can be helped as we are only human.
J- It would depend then.

40. What would you do if you liked a friend's girlfriend?
O-I wouldn't.
S- Definitely not! Cause it's a friend's girlfriend!
N- I wouldn’t in the first place.
A- I wouldn't tell anyone and forget it. Although I don't think I would in the first place.
J- I wouldn't.

41. What would you do if the person you liked got married?
O- Give up.
S- I would have to give up.
N- I would give up.
A- I would give up.
J- Well, it's free to fall in love with whoever.

42. Do you think that friendship is possible between male and female?
O- Yes.
S- Yes.
N- Yes.
A- Yes.
J- I think yes.

43. Can you be friends with your ex?
O- In my case, yes.
S- Yes.
N- I think so.
A- Yes. After a while.
J- Why not?

44. Do you have any desire to get married soon?
O- No!
S- No.
N- I don't.
A- Not really.
J- Yes, I do.

45. Is there a difference between marriage material and girlfriend material?
O- I think there is a difference. But I won't get married.
S- It would be nice if they were the same.
N- It would depend on the person.
A- I think it's the same. Saying that, imagine by miracle I had an arranged marriage.
J- I have never married, so I don't know.

46. If you were to get married, how old?
O- If I was to get married. Maybe 50. I might want to start something new.
S- When the timing is right.
N- Not really thinking.
A- When I was younger, I thought about 20, but now I think 30.
J- Whenever I feel like it.

47. What situation, word would you propose marriage with?
O- 'Do you want to try marriage?', when I'm around 50. As long as we both understand each other, age isn't an issue.
S- I would want a formal situation. But I don't have a plan.
N- I don't really want to get married yet, so I haven't planned that far in advance.
A- Words I think that could be remembered forever.
J- I don't know until it happens.

48. How many children do you want?
O- If I were to have any, 2. I had an older sister so maybe just a boy.
S- 2 or 3. It's fun to have brothers and sisters that are not close in age.
N- Hmmm... I haven't thought about it.
A- 2 or 3. I can play catch ball if I have boys, and girls would be cute. I personally think 2 is a good number as you can have sibling fights and you can also play together. Right now we are doing a program with kids and I sometimes wonder what my child's face would look like.
J- 2. I think because my family has 2 children.

49. Do ever think about names for your children?
O- No, no, no!
S- Sometimes. I did want the letter �� (Sho) to be in my children's names, but in the children's case I thought it might be a bit of a pain.
N- Of course not!
A- No. When you think about lettering it's too hard.
J- No.

50. What would you do if your daughter got a boyfriend?
O- I'd be so worried and be like.. 'Oh my God!'
S- I think I'd be happy, we could drink together!
N- Well, with the rate I'm going now? I can't even imagine it... in Letters from Iwo Jima, my character was married and my wife was pregnant with my baby and all around me was criticism.
A- I think it would be good. It's better to be popular. When she gets married, I want to make the speech!
J- I would accept it crying.


A Love Peom

I love everything about You

I love the complete honesty of your nature

I love the magic of your presence

I love appreciation of beauty

I love your youthful outlook of life

I love the sensitivity of your heart

I love the spiritual goodness of your soul

I love the sweetness of your existence

I love you

♥~credit to: Me, Myself & I

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Belated Tanjoubi Omedeto ~ ♥ CHUCHAY!!!

April 09, 2007. It was the day that Trishia Carla Pili or mostly known as CHUCHAY celebrated her 18th birthday!!! *welcome to the group*

We celebrated it at the Japanese Tunnel here on Davao City. The Place was great, they also have swimming pool there. It was me, kat, olga, celine, and mitchie who dared to jump on to the pool.

From its name Japanese Tunnel, there really was a tunnel. Unfortunately we were not able to go and see what was inside the tunnel. *it was 7 pm already*.

It was night that most of the things i've done and places that went through was my first time. It was first time to go there, it was my first time to sleep over w/ my friends on their house. Honestly, for me it was not just a house it's a mansion.

That night we have done alot of great things that surely i can't forget. Being with my friends was just so sugoi! *arrgg!! kimochii!!*

To my good friends *if ever you're reading this* DOMOU ARIGATOU!!!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Words of thought

>>What do you think? is this true? *i think i is!*

the most difficult thing to accept

TRUST-- the hardest thing to build

SUCCESS-- the sweetest fruit to bear

KNOWLEDGE-- the most treasured wealth

HONOR-- the best profit to gain

CONSCIENCE-- one's best enemy

EXPERIENCE-- most brilliant mentor

POLITICS-- worst game to play

MISUNDERSTANDING-- prime source of conflict

PEACE-- greatest dream of most

GOD-- greatest source of peace

YOU-- God's greatest creation

(credit to me, myself, and I) *>_<*

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Ang Cute ng Ina Mo

♠Just watched the new comedy movie

← our expression was more then this one!!... it was a major laugh

ahahaha!!! we just finished watching "ang cute ng ina mo"!... wow that was funny to the max! while watching the movie we really cant stop laughing!... I was with my oniisan and my cousin *hhhmmm was it a date?* nah! just bored staying home doing nothing... it was great watching the movie w/ my oniisan and my 75 pesos was worth it!... yey!

And OH before i forget!! ♠GOOD NEWS!!~~ well, *its a good for me though!* wwwweeee!!! i have my new mp4 player! ahahaha!! congrats to me ne?.. hehehe and the good thing was i bought it at the *not very* cheap price for its look and its capacity of storing songs (2 gig) sugoi ne?... hehehe

I bought beacuse of two great reason:

←this image is really not MY mp4 but they do look the same >_<

♥1 st reason it was my fault why 1st mp4 broke (it fell beacuse of ME) *blugsh*!!~~ and i was like!!! *wwwaaaa my LIFE* -->> yes minna, i feel like i'm not me whenever i cant listen to my fave musics!

♥2nd reason was the money i was saving was not yet enough for the "thing" that i should buy!... so i decided to buy a new mp4.

»oh yeah the color is black*again*¿

→♠yosh!!~~ yokatta neÜ?!♠←

atarashi no uta

<<-- Nino's thumbsup!! :P

YOKATTA!!! tanoshii ne?!!

i just downloaded their new single!! we can make it and di-li-li

credit to tenjostyle of LJ

Goong Actor

A Famous Korean Singer & Actor, singing a cute Japanese song!!!

I love this song! i just dont understand it! LMAO >_<

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Arashi's Little Biography


Name Aiba Masaki

Nickname Aiba-Chan or Super-idol
Birthday 24 December 1982
Zodiac Capricorn

Bloodtype AB
Birthplace Chiba

Height 174

Sibling a younger brother

Pets 3 dogs named Atomu, Uran and Hime

High Sch Maruhaki Sougou High School

Matsumoto Jun
Nickname Matsujun
Birthday 30 August 1983

Zodiac Virgo

Bloodtype A
Birthplace Tokyo
Height 170 cm
Pets a

Name Ninomiya Kazunari

Nickname Nino
Birthday 17 June 1983
Zodiac Gemini
Bloodtype A
Birthplace Tokyo
Height 168 cm
Pet a dog named Haru

Name Ohno Satoshi

Nickname Ohno-kun

Birthday 26 November 1980

Zodiac Sagittarius
Bloodtype A
Birthplace Tokyo

Height 168 cm

Pet he wants a Pakking dog at the moment!

Name Sakurai Sho

Nickname Sakusho or Sho-kun
Birthday 25 January 1982
Zodiac Aquarius

Bloodtype A
Birthplace Tokyo

Height 169 cm

Pet a Golden Retriever

University Keio University

first post

nothing important.. just want to post this...