chochajin
30 September 2010 @ 10:50 pm
[Ikuta Toma]: Movie - Hanamizuki (ハナミズキ)  
Hello~

I finally went to watch "Hanamizuki" (ハナミズキ) today!
With that, I managed to watch all 3 Ikuta Toma movies that came out this year. The other two are Ningen Shikaku and Seaside Motel. For the latter movie I also saw Toma live as he came for a stage greeting.



Although I bought the Hanamizuki photobook a while ago, I didn't have a look at it yet, because I didn't want to know anything about the story - and that was the RIGHT decision!!!!
I didn't have any expectations. Well, that's not entirely true. I thought it'll be a nice and plain love story .. with Toma as bonus.
But ... BOOOM!!! That was probably the best Ikuta Toma movie I've seen so far!!! The best love story I've seen in a long time.
And I usually don't cry in the cinema (last time I cried was when I saw the Hana Yori Dango final movie in the cinema - wedding + final scene).
This movie made me cry (or try hard to hold back my tears) SEVERAL TIMES!!!!

Read more... )

I'm still in a V(○⌒∇⌒○) ルンルンmood!
I NEED TO BUY THE DVD ONCE IT'S OUT!!!!! Toma's really getting better and better!! Can't wait to see "Genji no Monogatari" (*____*)b

As for understanding the movie: Actually I understood 98% and that although they mainly spoke in Hokkaido-ben だべ!
Of course it was not as complicated as Ningen Shikaku, probably Genji Monogatari will be really difficult (x__X)v

Haaaa~
I wanna watch the movie again NOW!!!!! Although it was REALLY long (over 2 hours!)....



I also bought the Beck pamphlet. Might be the next movie I wanna watch :D I really loved the anime back then!~
And the cast looks promising, too! (*_*)b

My fast food yummie dinner XD )

Okay, it's already really late. I'm FINALLY having a look at the Hanamizuki photobook now. I was too afraid of spoilers until now.
More entries are to come by the end of this week.
Thanks for reading!~ ♪ルンルン♪o(^0^o)♪~(o^0^)o ~♪♪~o(^0^o)~♪(o^0^)o~♪ランラン♪ (runrun~mood)
 
 
[mood]: high
[music]: EXILE - You're my sunshine
 
 
chochajin
18 June 2010 @ 05:30 pm
[Japan]: Armies of insects killed my notebook! ;o;  
Hello! Gudn' Taaaa~ch!

It's finally raining, rainy season has officially started and although I hate rain this time I'm actually GLAD that it's finally raining.
Here's why:



That's not sand or anything, but millions of tiny, yuckie insects!!!!!!! I'm not even sure I know exactly what they were, maybe baby mosquitoes, maybe flies .... (>_>)
But what you see on that photo is actually harmless!!! That's only the leftovers the next morning!! They already cleaned most of it up!!
The night before in our school, they were everywhere!! Inside, too, so we had to spray (I hate insect spray as I also get affected by it easily, headache etc. ...), but we really had no other choice!!
They plastered all our windows and what was worse: the entrance door!!!!!! It was like in a horror movie, I kid you not!!!
Some female students waited outside (at night!!!) because they were too disgusted to come in! One of our male teachers went outside with the spray and sprayed the door from the outside for a few minutes.
After a while we had thousands of insect corpses lying around on the floor inside and IN OUR SHOES etc. .... it was soooooooooooooooooooooooooo disgusting!!! (;o;) ....

... I can't say it often enough: I hate summer in Japan!!! *sigh*

More disgusting facts! )


And we're not done yet!!!
I decided to buy a new notebook after all as I just can't figure out how to fix my old one (that is - if it can be fixed at all anyways).
A friend of mine who knows quite a lot about computers in general suggested to look for the following things:
brand: Acer, HP, Fujitsu or Sony
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or i5/i7
Memory: 4GB

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VAIO Eシリーズ VPCEB18FJ for 100.000yen (~1000$ / 900€) (in ugly blue or black for 98.000yen)



more details here )

Anyone owns one of those brands and can tell me if they could recommend it or not (and why/why not??). I think that would help me.
My current Toshiba laptop is my first laptop ever, so I have no experience with any other brand :/

THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!!! (^-^)>


I finally have a credit card again!!!!!! <3333 )



Funny, dorky and yet smexy faces of Toma! That's how we love him (*___*)v

The Seaside Motel - Official Photobook! <3 )

Alright.
Still so many things to do!!
I also wanna watch Germany's next game tonight (Japanese time)!! (*___*)
Yay! Japan's team actually won!! ^-^

That's it.
Read you again soon!
 
 
[mood]: nauseated
[music]: Nek - Si sé que te tengo a ti
 
 
chochajin
16 May 2010 @ 11:42 am
[Ikuta Toma]: "The Seaside Motel" - movie premiere + stage greeting  
Hullo~

Finally I have time to post about last Thursday's events as promised (with photos and all!). Thanks for waiting (^-^)/

So, thanks to the awesome [livejournal.com profile] careline18 who brought my attention to this event, I signed up with an online ticket service, took part in a lottery and won!!! 
Read more... )



And then the waiting began. I used the time to have a look at the pamphlet we got at the entrance.

Argh! 8 more minutes! 7! 6! 5! ...... 4:30 .... 4:25 ... GROAR!!!!! )



Three people appeared on stage and the whole cinema was clapping and squeeing. (they came from the left side of the stage btw.!)
Upon seeing Toma I got tears into my eyes and because of the misunderstanding before I tought for a moment that the second dude with long hair is Yamada Takayuki as he has also long hair in the movie and because I like him, too, I thought I'm going to die right now!!
But then the female host introduced them and it turned out to be the director of the movie XD
Both, the director and Aso Kumiko (the female main actress) wore gray/black stuff, so only Toma stood out like WOAH with his bright pinkish jacket! (*_____*)

They all introduced themselves and said hello and thanks and blah! The director, too, talked a lot about the movie, but to be honest, I didn't really listen, because I was LITERALLY staring at Toma the whole time! I didn't dare to take my eyes off him.
I suddenly heard the director say something about sex scenes and Toma (in the same sentence) and that's when he got my full attention XDDDDD
Like I wrote before they (Aso and Toma) were both pretty embarrassed by the bed scene although it was an "individual bed scene" - at first I ddn't know what that meant.
So I thought that maybe in the movie, they'll never do anything together, but only alone in their beds (masturbation?! XD) - but upon watching the movie I understood ... more about that later :D
Btw. I found a Japanese report that mentioned they said the bed scenes were embarrassing on stage in Osaka. If you want to, you can read it here. You can also see Aso-san's outfit there!

Aso-san said that it was "hazukashii" (embarrassing), but that Toma was more like "Alright, I do it!"
Then, Toma suddenly said: "Woah! Wait a minute!" and tried to explain the situation XDDD .... turns out like he thought he has no choice but to do it anyways and then just said: "Ok, let's get done with this!"
Toma then demonstrated in full body language mode how the cameraman crawled above him while lying in bed and making funny sounds XD It was awesome and the whole cinema laughed.

They were also shortly mentioning "Ningen Shikaku" - like Toma being so busy lately and he just finished the roadshow for Ningen Shikaku and is already on tour with his new movie now.
Then, they mentioned that there'd be an inside joke about that (Ningen Shikaku) in this movie as well (how awesome is that??!!)

They were joking around some more until the female host said that it's time for the movie now.
I stared at the clock from time to time and couldn't believe that they stayed for already 20 minutes!!!!!!! I thought they would just briefly say something (like max. 10 min.) and then leave right away. That made me soooooo~ happy!!!!
I WAS IN THE SAME ROOM WITH TOMA FOR OVER 20 MINUTES AND HE WAS ONLY LIKE 50 METERS AWAY!!!! *spazzes*


About the movie's story and some other interesting facts! )


Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it as fellow Toma-fan although it was rather long.
For all non-Toma fans (do they even exist? XD) on my f-list, I apologize that my LJ was so Toma-centered the last few days.
I'll post photos of my trip to Osaka and Iga-Ueno (castle and ninja school!!) soonish!

☆⌒(*^-゜)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゜-^*)⌒☆
 
 
[mood]: busy
[music]: Utada Hikaru - Parody
 
 
chochajin
07 May 2010 @ 02:46 pm
生田斗真に会えます!☆彡  
. . . . . . . . .


HOMG!!!! HOOOOMGGG!!!!!! HHOOOMMGGGGGG!!!!!!
I'm sure you think what's going on with that stupid biatch today?! I'm sorry, all I can say: what a crazy day!!! I hope you can forgive me for spamming your f-list like crazy today, but ....

Well, a few days ago (thanks to the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] careline18 ) I found out that Ikuta Toma will come to a greet and meet kind of thing before his new movie will be shown The Seaside Motel (シーサイドモーテル ) in Osaka.
There was a lottery in order to get tickets for it and I thought ... at least I should try, right?? Tokyo is impossible, but Osaka I can afford somehow .... I applied and then ... forgot about it.
So many other things are going on right now, e.g. the JLPT thingie, got rejected by a bank so now I don't have a (Japanese) credit card and things at work as well ...

When I was about to wash my hair right now I got an e-mail telling me that I WON A FUCKING TICKET!!!!!!!!!




シーサイドモーテル/舞台挨拶付き有料試写会
上映開始前、舞台挨拶予定。登壇者(予定):生田斗真/麻生久美子

(I'm a little bit worried about the 予定 because to me that sounds that it is PLANNED but not 100% sure???!!! AAAHH!! I would die if I go there, spend so much money and then Toma's not coming! ;o; ... because I'm not interested in Aso Kumiko at all! I don't even know her!)

I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyways, Thursday, May 13th, I will head to Osaka and watch Toma's new movie but before that will see him IN PERSON (probably) during the greeting!!!! *fails*
IS THIS REALLY TRUE???!!!!

I've never met any Johnnys boy yet - mainly because I live so far away from Osaka/Tokyo.
It will cost me ~240$ (round trip) to go to Osaka!!! That's crazy!! Just to watch a movie??? The ticket itself is only 2000yen btw. (~20$). Going to Tokyo would be twice as much btw.
Ahem. I need your help, so please read on and see if you can help me x__X *serves green tea and cookies and lures you with photos of Toma* )

EDIT: I have a bad feeling about that. I just checked how to get the tickets. You have to use a machine in the convenient store and use your credit card. As you know, I don't have a Japanese credit card right now. When I registered on the pia site they accepted my German credit card, but I'm pretty sure the convenient store machines WON'T!!! And I won't be able to get my hands on a new one in time -___-; .... (and there's no other option to pay either!)
EDIT2: I only can get the ticket in convenient stores, via mail is not possible in the case of my ticket. I'm not sure if there's any other way than paying with credit card (FamilyMart explanation with pics / Sankusu)
EDIT3: My seat is in the very last corner, probably 200km away from the screen and Toma!!! ... (;o;)

Okay, I promise that was the last entry for today! XD ~~~~~~~>
 
 
[music]: Initial D - LONELY LOVE
[mood]: high
 
 
chochajin
11 March 2010 @ 06:09 am
[Japan]: Ningen Shikaku, DSLR obsession HELP and snow?!?!  
Hello

it's been a while since my last post. Actually there's a reason for it, bascially only ONE, but I'll explain that later. Indecisive me might also need YOUR help!
But first things first. I'm sorry that it took me so long and I should have posted this RIGHT AFTER I came out of the cinema *hits herself*

Yepp, I FINALLY went to watch "Ningen Shikaku (人間失格)" starring Ikuta Toma (生田斗真)
My No.1 Japanese actor and Johnny (*_*)v



Of course I couldn't resist and bought the movie pamphlet as well (and as you can see I also already grabbed the "Liar Game" one, too XDDD).

So, how was the movie?
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Enough about movies, but what kept me from posting? Actually I'm super tired right now, I feel like a zombie and it's my fault! I'm completely OBSESSED and I really hope by posting that, I can get rid of my obsession and finally DECIDE!!!
I'm talking about SLR. As I already mentioned in one of my previous entries I was thinking about getting a SLR. Why? I think it's time. I've been in Japan for 2 years now, only using a normal compact digicam. Although you always praise my photos, they could be so much better, sharper, more colorful etc. Especially when you have awesome motives such as castles, shrines, temples or CHERRY BLOSSOMS, right? I hope that's the right thing to do.
Well, the problem is not whether to get one or not, but WHICH ONE!!! After reading tons of tests, reviews, forums and watched thousands of youtube videos about the latest first-time user DSLR I was able to narrow it down to these 4

Please, please help me decide!!! x__X )

Side note: Pentax color variations (small selection out of the 100!):



Snow, and I mean a lot of snow!! And that in JAPAN and in MARCH!!! Where's spring???!! Where are the cherry blossoms?! ;o; ... XD )

☆~~ヾ・ェ・)o尸~ マタネ~
 
 
[mood]: indecisive
[music]: namie love enhanced : 04 - love2000