faded_lace: (Shige: ?)
Why does it take so long to put stupid chocolates into stupid bags?? Sheesh. I spent like 2 hours today packing up the chocolates for my JHS so that I can give them out tomorrow... 36 baggies, which is less than half of the total chocolates I have to package up over all. T__T;;;

But at least it's done, and I can do elementary tomorrow, and everything else as it comes, so I'm not too worried about it at this point. The worst of the chocolate-ing this year has passed. T__T;;

In other news (haha, news), I've now listened to Emma more times than any other NEWS song, and the obsession isn't showing signs of stopping OTL. Why did this happen to me?! And that doesn't even include plays on other people's phones and plays of the PV. I read an analysis of the lyrics on a Japanese blog and the fact that there's way more there than first meets the eye only made me love it more, OTL.

Also!! How about that Peach Girl trailer! Inochan's first crossdressing on TV *EVER*! And NEWS announced an album today, too. So I really can't really complain; today has been pretty good XD;

T_T;

Jan. 6th, 2017 11:20 pm
faded_lace: (Marius: onoes)
Well, I meant to post again today, but instead, I came down with a gross bug, so I slept all day. >< I'm heading to Tokyo this weekend (here's to hoping I feel better tomorrow...), and Monday is a national holiday, so that means I'll be back online and back to work on Tuesday.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

blegh.

Nov. 13th, 2016 12:44 pm
faded_lace: (Tetsuya: skeptical)
Well, I felt kind of gross yesterday, but today, I woke up with a 40º C fever. I really hope it's not influenza, but I feel like it's likely, so I'm probably going to end up at the hospital tomorrow. Yuck. I've had a cough since Friday and I can't sleep well from the coughing, so I'm trying to take it easy now.

I'm sorry if I'm not super responsive here; I'm trying to get some rest and get better. Thanks for being understanding. ♥

Magazines!

Nov. 12th, 2016 11:52 pm
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
Today [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou came over and we finally got through the backlog of magazines that I had to be cut! 100% of the non-idol magazines (fashion, movie, TV, etc) magazines that I had bought for JUMP or Inoo are cut now! I'm amazed; it seemed like it was never going to get finished XD; I had built up Inoo magazines... since Karafuto Ojisan?? At first, he didn't have that many magazines, so it didn't really matter if I kept the whole magazine or not, but around early 2015, it really started to pick up, and my house was a magazine disaster. I now have 6 wide binders and 5 letter sized (A4) binders of Inoo magazine pages, 5 wide binders and 6 A4 binders of JUMP or other JUMP members magazine pages, 1 wide binder and 2 A4 binders of NEWS/Shige magazine pages, 2 A4 binders of other Johnny's magazine pages, and 2 wide binders of Inoo and Daiki's "with" corner pages. I'm pretty happy about this!

In other news, I'm trying to sort through and get rid of the majority of my old issues of the 5 regular monthly idol magazines. I'm going to either sell them to Book Off or an idol goods store, but if you have a back issue of Myojo, Popolo, Duet, Winkup, or Potato between September 2012 and September 2016, please let me know! Up until then, I got two or three of the five choices each month, so there's a slightly greater than 50% chance that I'll have it! I'm happy to send it to anyone here for just the cost of shipping, so if you're interested in any almost-free magazines, please do let me know.

I think I'm coming down with something. @__@; I can't stop coughing. Time to drink one last cup of tea and head to bed!
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
Sunday was crazy busy, so I didn't really have time to post, but!! Inochan was so good in the Doctor X special! I was sort of let down by how melodramatic the main plot was and how there wasn't much weight given to Inochan's resolution in terms of the skating tournament, but he was really good and I enjoyed his performance a lot. Also! You can see me! My face was cut off, but I'm right behind him when he's speaking in the end, so… yay? XD;

Today was an ALT Day event at [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou's school, and it was the first time I've ever been to her school! Her ALT Days were all on days I couldn't be scheduled to go in the past, so I was never chosen, but I finally had a chance go! There was a part of the activity where the students had to ask me who my favorite famous person was, and it was exciting that most of them knew Inochan without prompting, and all of them knew who he was once I gave some context (the guy who likes cats on Shimura Doubutsuen, lol). Most of them wrote his name on their paper as "Inou," but hey, I'll take what I can get. XD;

This week continues to suck, but I'm going to do my best to get to the weekend. T__T; My friends and I are going to Tokyo to celebrate Shige's birthday, so I'm looking forward to that!
faded_lace: (Inoo&Hikaru: upward)
I should be posting a plethora of things that I have backlogged, but I'm still a bit sick and busy coming back to work after the long break, so for now, another short post… but I'm beyond excited, because I was able to get my Maji Sunshine singles a day early! Usually I end up ordering from Amazon because the other sites sell out super fast, often while I'm at work, but for this one I was able to grab them from HMV, so I got them the day early, yaaaaay!

And I was super happy to discover… [SPOILERS] )

In other news, I'm waaaay behind on like every regular program (Itadaki High JUMP, Little Tokyo Life, Hen Lab), but I'm going to try to catch up tomorrow. T__T I feel like I'm behind on pretty much everything in life, but I'm trying to catch up!
faded_lace: (Shige: smile)
Well, yesterday was extremely shitty, but I don't want to dwell on it! So in order to make myself feel better, I'm going to post a Shige appreciation post. Because who doesn't want to appreciate Shige (don't answer that).

This is pretty much just a random assortment of photos that I've been enjoying recently, but I'll throw them here loosely in chronological order because I like order. |D;

♪〜Baby, listen to the happy music〜♪ )

It's my last free weekend before a long string of stuff (Sexy Zone, KAT-TUN, Golden Week, NEWS), but of course I didn't do anything productive today. OTL. Oh well… I'll just sit here and look at Shige. > 3 >
faded_lace: (Hikaru: charming)
One: JUMP announced a new single! Idk what's up with the title or the fact that there's a B-side called "We are Otoko no Ko" ("We are Boys") but you know what? I'm not complaining! XD Yay for a new single. ♥ It's pretty much on the same schedule as last year, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a tour announcement soon!

Two: Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be traveling out of town with parents until April 3rd. I'll be checking on my phone, and comments/PMs reach me by email, but I won't be around much to post or comment.

Three: Today is my last day at work for the school year, which feels weird and bittersweet but also like I'm so glad people I don't like are retiring. Hopefully they don't move my desk while I'm gone; the inside of the drawers are so messy right now >__>

Four: I have to pack when I go home. Yuck.

Five: My friends are going to the Sexy Zone tour this weekend in Nagoya, so I'm interested to see how that goes.

Six: time put ur hand up~ (tomereru ka? orera wo~)

Seven: The sakura have started blooming at my school! I hope that means the ones in Tokyo and Kansai will bloom while my parents are here ♥

Eight: Catch everyone in April!
faded_lace: (Chinen: captivated)
The bad part of today was that I had to teach an observation class in front of parents, which was really nerve-wracking, and on top of my nervousness, the kids were nervous too and raised their hands even less than usual in that particularly quiet class.

The good news is that tomorrow is a national holiday! I'm planning to watch the JUMPing CARnival DVD with friends before Zeus in the evening. I got the DVD yesterday and was able to watch a little bit, but I've been sick and am trying to get to bd early. T__T;; I also hope I can get some cleaning done in my apartment tomorrow… >__>

My cold seems to have gotten slightly (although not hugely) better, so I'm going to try to rest up and recover before going back to work on Friday!
faded_lace: (Juntoshi: captivated)
The good news: I got some more chocolates done today after a lot of adventures in candy cane smashing. I wanted to make white chocolate-peppermint and dark chocolate half and half chocolates, because I have a lot of candy canes that I've been given around Christmas time over the years… and of course, also because mint chocolate is delicious. But… the candy canes were much harder to break than expected. |D;; Those things are sharp! I tried banging them against the ground inside a plastic bag, but it broke the plastic bag and rained candy cane bits all over me OTL So I ended up beating them with the handle of a screwdriver, because I don't have a hammer. Or more accurately, I tried it once to make sure it worked, then [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou beat them with the handle of a screwdriver. Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou.

The bad news: I think I'm coming down with something. I feel gross enough but not feverish enough that it's probably not the flu, thankfully, but I still feel really blegh. Hopefully I can sleep it off quickly. T__T;
faded_lace: (Chinen: wtf)
I know this is late, but in case anyone hasn't heard yet, the photo that came out last week of Inoo that claimed to be taken at a cabaret club was actually taken at a karaoke and party venue, a private event venue and bar called "Moment" in Roppongi. So that means…

One: He was not at a cabaret club, or other possibly exploitative business.

Two: He was socializing with private acquaintances with his private life and not doing anything illegal (drugs), disrespectful (rude hand gestures, violent acts), or even against the Johnny's "image" (kissing).

Three: The photo wasn't something he carelessly posed for and then had get leaked, it was clearly taken without his knowledge.

So all in all, in my personal opinion, Inoo did not do anything wrong here, and it was a clear invasion of his privacy.

I'm glad people have mostly calmed down about it, but just to be clear, it wasn't a cabaret club, and he wasn't doing anything inherently disrespectful, so I hope this helps clear up some confusion.
faded_lace: (Marius: onoes)
The snow seriously needs to stop. T___T; This morning it surprisingly snowed despite the fact that the weather said it was supposed to be clear, and I had to walk to school, since biking was out of the question. I don't really have proper shoes for the snow, but luckily, I didn't slip or ruin my shoes, at the very least. What's with all the snow recently? After it was so warm in December, too…

On the bright side, I bought a bunch of boxes and I'm excited to start organizing my closet this weekend. I'm less excited to start Valentine's chocolates because it's a lot of stress to make something ~perfect even though probably, no one would care and they're just going to get eaten anyway, OTL. Oh well… hopefully I can get a good amount done this weekend and then I won't have to worry about it. I'm thinking about attempting peppermint chocolates this year!
faded_lace: (Ohno: happiness)
Yesterday, an Arashi fan friend from work came over to watch stuff! She's interested in NEWS and JUMP outside of Arashi, so she wanted to see Ya-ya-yah, and was also interested in seeing some of the s3art DVD. I think she enjoyed them! We also watched the first episode of Kaitou Yamaneko, and then the Arashi ni Shiyagare with Kame right after, which were both really enjoyable. All in all, it was a lot of fun!

And then today, I finally managed to finish my [livejournal.com profile] je_united exchange fic! It ended up taking forever. @__@ But it's submitted now, so I hope that there's no issue and I'm done now!

It's supposed to snow overnight, but I really hope it doesn't. @__@; I miss Hawaii T__T;
faded_lace: (BEST: ♥)
After a lot of time change and many hours on planes and busses, I made it home from Hawaii. I wish I was still enjoying the warmth there, but here I am. T__T;;

I have a lot to do before heading to Osaka and Tokyo for the New Year, but I'm looking forward to it! As I said before, I'll be mostly away from the 30th to the 3rd, so if you're looking for me, please forgive my slow response!

I hope everyone here is having a wonderful holiday season and has a happy new year! ♥

arena!

Dec. 10th, 2015 09:42 pm
faded_lace: (Fuma: laugh)
Well, I still feel truly gross, but on the bright side…

I HIT FOR ARENA FOR JUMP COUNTDOWN!

It's my first time hitting for arena, so I'm really excited! I've been in the arena with [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou, who somehow hits for arena like all the time, as well as with secondhand tickets, but this is the first time they've had my name on them! I'm really excited about it, even if it isn't that big of a deal in the long run, and even if I have no idea if the seats are going to b any good or if it's just going to be me and my friends in a sea of people struggling to see. XD It's the little things!

sick again

Dec. 9th, 2015 10:07 pm
faded_lace: (Jinchan: srsly?)
On top of everything else, I think I'm coming down with something T___T;;; My throat really hurts, and I just started feeling totally like crap starting around 10 am today. I'm hoping I can get some rest and avoid the worst of it, but as of right now, I feel pretty crappy.

On the bright side, JUMP tickets are supposed to have shipped already, so I'm hoping mine come in tomorrow! I usually have horrible luck, but here's to hoping for good seats this time!
faded_lace: (Chinen: wtf)
Why is it that I've been doing winged liquid eyeliner for about 5 years now and I still can't get it right?? I feel like I get the wings to look almost perfectly even maybe 5% of the time, mostly even about 30% of the time, pretty meh but acceptable maybe 50%, and so bad that I have to redo them 15% of the time. Before I started liquid liner, I used pencil liner and a chiseled brush which I basically used to smudge the wing into the shape I wanted, so I had more room for error, but with liquid liner, I just suck.

Does anyone else on my flist use liquid liner? Do you consider yourself an ace of wings? Please tell my your secrets? XD;

My usual method is to do a wing on the eye I feel less good about my ability to control the shape first, and then aim to match the other eye to it, but because I have different angles on my different eyes (I'm right-handed, and I can't do eyeliner with my left hand, so therefore no matter what I do, I can't get the same angle), it almost never works out. What's more, when I draw them, I almost never feel like I have any control over the angle, and half the time they point up, while the other half the time, they point more out to the side.

TL;DR liquid eyeliner wings are a total bitch T__T; And I really suck at them.
faded_lace: (Marius: onoes)
This weekend is going to suck >_< Tomorrow, I have to get up early to go get my hair done and then get ready and go to a wedding. I'm looking forward to it-- I want to go to a Japanese wedding, I'm looking forward to getting all dressed up, and I'm sure it will be a really fun and interesting experience, but I really am afraid of making a mistake, and making a fool of myself, and also sitting alone in a corner for the whole time because I suck at making conversation even in my native language. And then the next day I have to take a test, which no one likes.

Something I never want to say again: Is it Monday yet?
faded_lace: (Jinchan: srsly?)
Good things:
♫ I updated my friends only banner! I really love the Hanako shoot and I'm happy I was able to use one of the beautiful photos of Inochan from it. ♥
♫ Tomorrow is Gunma Day, which means no classes for the kids and lots of free time.

Bad things:
♫ I still have to go in to work…
♫ I still feel pretty gross…
♫ I have to go to a conference on Thursday…

…Well, at least the good doesn't totally overwhelm the bad?
faded_lace: (Yamada: nervous)
Yesterday was the day most people in Japan get their single, a day early. Today is the actual release date. This morning, I got an email that says my single should arrive tomorrow. FML. I don't know why Amazon always ships so stupidly late, but I guess it's my own fault for not ordering until everything was sold out of 7-net. I missed out on the special clearfile on 7-net, too. I'm the worst fan.

On top of that, I got asked out to dinner by some other teachers, which is happening this Friday evening… so I'm going to miss JUMP on Music Station (even if I can record it, I know). And Wednesday is my regular skype date to watch things with friends, so that means I won't be able to watch JUMP on Shounen Club Premium either of the times it airs. Boo.

Also, I rewatched the Live With Me digest (Disc 2 from the s3art DVD) last night, and I have so many regrets. At the time, I was so preoccupied with the shit that was going down with Sexy Zone and Juniors that didn't appreciate anything from that concert when I was actually there, and, in fact, spent the whole time feeling anxious and nervous. What is my life, what are my choices.

My first world problems are so difficult. Whine whine whine. On the bright side, the week is halfway over!

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