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13 March 2017 @ 06:06 pm
It's been a while since I've written a blog but I felt like I had to write something about this journey that I've been having that is both painful and awesome. Today, I was reminded of the great blessing the Lord had given me even if I've been struggling because of it for the past year. I was reminded, once again, that he works in miraculous ways and he'd been helping me the entire time I was desperate and weak. He gave me the gift of the chance to teach.



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All girls from my generation probably know the girl with long, pig-tailed, blonde hair sporting a skimpy sailor-like uniform doing cool poses with her equally-coordinated friends at her side. Really, who would have no idea of Sailor Moon?

In my country, around the end of the 20th century until the early 21st century, everyone knows Sailor Moon that many even looked up to her and her friends in terms of the definition of “cool and pretty”. Cosplaying as one of the Sailor Guardians can only be pulled-off by a chosen few but every girl wants to at least try doing the cool poses (if not for the costumes and hairstyles).

In Japan, Sailor Moon’s influence is still strong even if the first episode of the anime version was aired more than 20 years back that you can say its fanbase can be at par of those of Hello Kitty or Doraemon. So it’s not totally unusual for this country to set up an exhibition solely to commemorate the awesomeness of Sailor Moon.

Originally a manga by Naoko Takeuchi, Sailor Moon was turned into an animation series in 1992 and was even given various stage musical adaptations. And from April 16 to July 19 at Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Mori Arts Center Gallery, an special showcase will be running to commemorate the franchise with the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Exhibition. This features more than 20 years of Sailor Moon’s history, memorabilia, music, and more. With that promise, a nostalgic trip from my childhood will surely commence.

Me and a friend went on the first Saturday afternoon since the opening of the exhibit, which is probably a bad idea because of the expected number of visitors that wants to see the exhibit like us. Also, we got ourselves a Tokyo Art Museum + Tokyo City View one-year passport that will let us have unlimited access to specific exhibits in the Mori Museum and the Sky Deck for an entire year. And since the special exhibit then was of Sailor Moon’s, we didn’t get the boring Pass Card but this:





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After the May 1 concert, which will also start their “re-charging period”, I don’t feel like making a blog post will be enough to express aIl the feelings I had about it. But I remembered that I did a concert report of the Nagoya Dome Concert (you can read it here) and I don’t think my review for that concert will be a good reference (or reminder for my sake) of how the 10Ks tour was. Afterall, I had a bad blood for that event and the disparity of that with the Tokyo Dome concerts was astounding. So I decided to do my best to make a blog post of the Tokyo Dome concerts (I’ll focus on the May 1 concert this time) as a reminder to myself of this pleasant experience. And I also hope that the readers can gain something from it.

Note: The technicalities (production aspects) from my previous Nagoya Concert Report can also be applied for the Tokyo Concerts so I will not mention those parts anymore.

Note 2: As always, I am bad at fan reports and this is basically not it. This post is more like an enumeration of what I can remember and what I have felt during that time. So please excuse all my flailing or random burst of feels.


The concert board outside Tokyo Dome




My seat for the April 29 concert. SO. CLOSE.






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Current Music: Kimi no Yume, Boku no Yume by KAT-TUN
 
 
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17 April 2016 @ 03:26 pm







Spring Break means a week of chilling without work. But for a cheapo like me, Spring Break also means it’s one of those seasons when the Seishun 18 Kippu is available for purchase and use! For those who have no idea about this special ticket, this is absolutely for those who wanted to travel around Japan who are broke like me. For 11,820 yen, you can get unlimited JR Train rides for 5 days or 5 people or five routes. But if this sounds like an awesome deal, of course there are cons too. This promo, I can say, is not for everyone. For tourists who have limited time to go around local trains, I don’t think you’d like to spend your precious touring time riding trains. For example, from Tokyo to Osaka is a gruelling 10 hour travel. It was painful (on your butt) but it’s exciting too since you need to transfer trains a lot. Also, this is great for sight-seeing since trains are slow unlike the Shinkansen that everything will just turn into a blur.

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The first leg of KAT-TUN's 10th Anniversary Live Tour "10Ks!" happened in Nagoya Dome last April 03, 2016. As all Hyphens know, aside from the idea that this is a celebration of their 10th year, this will also be their last tour before going on a "charging period". With expectations high (but still trying not to have any) and feelings confused, I decided to travel from Tokyo to Nagoya to watch them for the first live after the tragic happenings in the group.

With that said, as usual, this post will be a mix of my attempt to give a fan report and my personal thoughts on the experience. To those who don't want to be spoiled for the concert (whether you'll watch the other concerts or you're waiting for the DVD, if there will even be any), please do not read this.

And another disclaimer: Sensitive people that can't accept a matter of opinion about KAT-TUN, DO NOT READ THIS.

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Since Kame started doing the special baseball sports casting stint in NTV, I thought that it is a great chance to see him right after it just like how I see fans do it on twitter. And today, I finally got the chance to do that.


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27 November 2015 @ 06:10 pm
I'll do my best to write an acceptable fan report but please don't expect much.




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Sorry... I titled my post as a fan report but I don't think I can give an actual report so this will just be based on my every thought while watching Kame's butai, Aoi Shushi wa Taiyo no Naka ni Aru.



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There is nothing more fierce than this experience. After 8 years of being a fan of Kame and then of KAT-TUN, finally, FINALLY, I was able to prove that, indeed, they are tangible enough to be real. But still the experience was so unreal that I felt like I saw mannequins. T-T



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No emotions included. Just plain enumeration of what I can remember.



My concert reports from KAT-TUN's Quarter Live (May 9 performance) and a bit of my thoughts on it at the end:


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