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Sunday, November 21, 2010

ARASHI Photos Spamming..~~

Arashi storms to crossover appeal

If you think boy bands are a source of fascination for teenage girls only, think again. Popular boy band Arashi is broadening its fan base, using its boy-next-door image to capture the hearts of older men.

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Impressed: Writer Yoshikazu Takeuchi discusses the charm of popular boy band Arashi during a talk show in Tokyo on Jan. 21, with a cake bearing an image of band member Sho Sakurai projected behind him. KYODO PHOTO

The five members of Arashi, which debuted in 1999, had a busy year in 2009, scoring a number of successes in the wake of the group's 10th anniversary. Arashi means "a storm."

Their songs regularly featured in the Oricon sales charts for singles, albums and music DVDs. The band also made its first appearance on "Kohaku Uta Gassen" ("Red and White Song Battle"), the famous music show that NHK televises every New Year's Eve.

One of several male idol groups created by the giant entertainment agency Johnny & Associates, Arashi is easily one of the best-selling acts in the country, with six regular weekly programs and nine commercials featuring the group or one or more of its members. The five members are Satoshi Ohno, 29, Sho Sakurai, 28, Masaki Aiba, 27, Kazunari Ninomiya, 26, and Jun Matsumoto, 26.

NTV is using one of their new tunes as a theme song for the Vancouver Olympics, and Sakurai, who is a newscaster on NTV's "News Zero" program, was tapped to be a commentator for NTV's live coverage of the Winter Games.

Arashi's popularity, according to the boy band's legions of fans, young and old alike, stems from the "closeness" of its members.

Yoshikazu Takeuchi, a 54-year-old writer, recalled being impressed by a DVD four years ago of one of the band's concerts and how he became fascinated by the closeness of its members, as exhibited when they appear on TV.

Before he knew it, he was a certified Arashi fan and started joining fan events. On Jan. 21, Takeuchi was among around 60 fans at a talk show in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, featuring the boy band.

Takeuchi, who has started his own blog devoted to Arashi, said: "With Japanese society tired from the economic slump, people are probably looking for something to soothe them. The band behaves well but they're not goody-two-shoes."

Sharing Takeuchi's sentiments, a 50-year-old woman from Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, who went to the talk show with her 23-year-old daughter, said it was fun watching the members act like close friends on a school trip, adding she likes how they don't try to outdo each other.

"They act like they are a family," Kumiko Arayama, 61, said at another talk show in Osaka Prefecture.

A 53-year-old woman said, "I used to hate Johnny's celebrities for some reason, but I've become less prejudiced after seeing the good qualities of Arashi."

The number of parents accompanying their children to Arashi concerts has been increasing over the years, with a housewife in her 40s from Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, saying, "I can bring children here without any worries, as we can enjoy ourselves at the concert, just like going to Disneyland."

By the time Arashi closed the curtain on their 10th anniversary concert tour on Jan. 17, they had drawn 760,000 fans.

Industry pundits say Arashi's popularity is fast catching up or even eclipsing that of the longtime successful boy band SMAP, which is also part of the Johnny & Associates stable, a nest for molding male pop idols.

"Other idols, starting with SMAP, tend to show off, but Arashi, even if they fail, just take things in their stride and laugh it off, and this makes the fans think they are just being themselves," said Mika Naito, a 39-year-old writer and critic who professes to be a longtime fan of the Johnny stable.

original source : The Japan Time

Friday, November 19, 2010

Random things..~~

hey there..~

it has been a long time since i last update my blog..i guess...
i'm kinda busy with my final examination..even now,i still got 2 more papers to go..
but, seems like i'm not in mood of studying right now,so lets just write down what i feel i wanna write..haha..
so boring ne..~~ (^^)

there's some personal problem I've face lately...
but i think that maybe come to an end soon..
i hope so..~'s too normal i guess..
all of us have their own problem..
own way to solve it..
or,maybe not.. be true...
i feel sorry for him..erm...
i'm sorry ok..
my bad...being too emotional..~
haha...but,i just can't help it...
hope we can settle this problem as soon as the examination ends..
i'll be waiting..

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Why people fall in love?

It is a mystery why we fall in love. It is a mystery how it
happens. It is a mystery when it comes. It is a mystery why
some love grows and it is a mystery why some love fails.

You can analyze this mystery and look for reasons and
causes, but you will never do anymore that take the life out
of the experience. Just as life itself is more than the sum of
the bones and muscles and electrical impulses in the body,
love is more than the sum of the interests and attractions
and commonalities that two people share. And just as life
itself is a gift that comes and goes in its own time, so too, the
coming of love must be taken as an unfathomable gift that
cannot be questioned in its ways.

Sometimes, hopefully at least once in your life - the gift of
love will come to you in full flower. Take hold of it and
celebrate it in all inexpressible beauty. This is the dream we
all share. More often, it will come and take hold of you,
celebrate you for a brief moment, then move on.

When this happen to young people, they too often try to
grasp the love and hold it to them, refusing to see that it is a
gift that just as freely, moves away. When they fall out of
love, or the person they love feels the spirit of love leaving,
they try desperately to reclaim the love that is lost rather
than accepting the gift for what it was, then moving on.

They want answers where there are no answers. They
want to know what is wrong in them that makes the other
person no longer love them, or try to get their love to change,
thinking that if some small things were different, love would
bloom again. They blame their circumstances and say that if
they go far away and start a new life, their love will grow.

They try anything to give meaning to what has happened. But
there is no meaning beyond the love itself, and until they
accept its own mysterious ways, they live in a sea of misery.

You need to know this about love, and accept it. You need to
treat what it brings you with kindness. If you find yourself in
love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with
yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn't
choose to rest in the other person's heart.

If you find yourself someone in love with you but you don't
love him back, feel honoured that love came and called at your
door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot return. Do not
take advantage; do not cause pain. How you deal with love
is how you deal with yourself. All our hearts feel the same
pains and joys, even if our lives and ways are different.

If you fall in love with another, and he falls in love with you,
and then love chooses to leave, do not try to reclaim it nor to
assess blame. Let it go. There is a reason and there is a
meaning. You will know in time.

Remember that you don't choose love. Love chooses you. All
you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it
comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing,
then reach out and give it away. Give it back to the person
who brought it alive in you. Give it to others who deem it
poor in spirit. Give it to the world around you in any way you can.

There is where many lovers go wrong. Having been so long
without love, they understand love only as a need. They see
their hearts as empty places that will be filled by love, and
they begin to look at love as something that flows to them
rather than from them.

The first blush of new love is filled to overflowing, but as
their love cools, they revert to seeing their love as a need.
They cease to be someone who generates love and instead
become someone who seeks love. They forget that the
secret of love is that it is a gift, and that it can be made to
grow only by giving it away.

Remember this and keep it to your heart. Love has its time, its
own season, its own reason for coming and going. You
cannot bribe it or coerce it, or reason it into staying. You can
only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it
comes to you. But if it chooses to leave from your heart or
from the heart of your lover, there is nothing you can do and
there is nothing you should do. Love always has been and
always will be a mystery.


If you keep your heart open, it will come again...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jangan kecewakan orang yang mencintai kamu .....

1] Orang yang mencintai kamu tidak pernah mampu memberikan alasan kenapa dia mencintai kamu. Yang dia tahu di hati dan matanya hanya ada kamu satu-satunya.

2] Orang yang mencintai kamu selalu menerima kamu apa adanya, di hati dan matanya kamu selalu yang tercantik walaupun mungkin kamu merasa berat badan kamu sudah bertambah.

3] Orang yang mencintai kamu selalu ingin tahu tentang apa saja yang kamu lalui sepanjang hari ini, dia ingin tahu kegiatan kamu.

4] Orang yang mencintai kamu akan mengirimkan SMS seperti 'Selamat Pagi', 'Selamat Hari Minggu', 'Selamat Tidur', 'Take Care', dan lain-lain lagi, walaupun kamu tidak membalas SMS-nya, kerana dengan kiriman SMS itulah dia menyatakan cintanya, menyatakan dalam cara yang berbeza, bukan "aku CINTA padamu", tapi berselindung ayat selain kata cinta itu.

5] Jika kamu menyambut hari tahun dan kamu tidak mengundangnya ke majlis yang kamu adakan, setidak-tidaknya dia akan menelefon untuk mengucapkan selamat atau mengirim SMS.

6] Orang yang mencintai kamu akan selalu mengingat setiap kejadian yang dia lalui bersama kamu, bahkan mungkin kejadian yang kamu sendiri sudah melupakannya, kerana saat itu ialah sesuatu yang berharga untuknya.Dan saat itu, matanya pasti berkaca. kerana saat bersamamu itu tidak bisa berulang selalu.

7] Orang yang mencintai kamu selalu mengingati setiap kata-kata yang kamu ucapkan, bahkan mungkin kata-kata yang kamu sendiri lupa pernah mengungkapkannya. kerana dia menyematkan kata-kata mu di hatinya, berapa banyak kata-kata penuh harapan yang kau tuturkan padanya, dan akhirnya kau musnahkan? pasti kau lupa, tetapi bukan orang yang mencintai kamu.

8] Orang yang mencintai kamu akan belajar menggemari lagu-lagu kegemaran kamu, bahkan mungkin meminjam CD milik kamu, kerana dia ingin tahu apa kegemaran kamu - kesukaan kamu kesukaannya juga, walaupun sukar meminati kesukaan kamu, tapi akhirnya da berjaya.

9] Kalau kali terakhir kalian bertemu kamu mungkin sedang selesema, atau batuk-batuk, dia akan sentiasa mengirim SMS atau menelefon untuk bertanya keadaan kamu - kerana dia bimbangkan tentang kamu, peduli tentang kamu.

10] Jika kamu mengatakan akan menghadapi ujian, dia akan tanyakan bila ujian itu berlangsung, dan saat harinya tiba dia akan mengirimkan SMS 'good luck' untuk memberi semangat kepada kamu.

11] Orang yang mencintai kamu akan memberikan suatu barang miliknya yang mungkin buat kamu itu ialah sesuatu yang biasa, tetapi baginya barang itu sangat istimewa.

12] Orang yang mencintai kamu akan terdiam sesaat, ketika sedang bercakap di telefon dengan kamu, sehingga kamu menjadi bingung. Sebenarnya saat itu dia merasa sangat gugup kerana kamu telah menggegarkan dunianya.

13] Orang yang mencintai kamu selalu ingin berada dekat dengan kamu dan ingin menghabiskan hari-harinya hanya dengan kamu.

14] Jika suatu saat kamu harus pindah ke daerah lain, dia akan sentiasa memberikan nasihat agar kamu waspada dengan persekitaran yang boleh membawa pengaruh buruk kepada kamu. dan jauh dihatinya dia benar-benar takut kehilangan kamu, pernah dengar 'jauh di mata, jauh di hati?'

15] Orang yang mencintai kamu bertindak lebih seperti saudara daripada seperti seorang kekasih.

16] Orang yang mencintai kamu sering melakukan hal-hal yang SENGAL seperti menelefon kamu 100 kali dalam masa sehari. Atau mengejutkan kamu di tengah malam dengan mengirim SMS. Sebenarnya ketika itu dia sedang memikirkan kamu.

17] Orang yang mencintai kamu kadang-kadang merindukan kamu dan melakukan hal-hal yang membuat kamu pening kepala. Namun ketika kamu mengatakan tindakannya itu membuat kamu terganggu dia akan minta maaf dan tak akan melakukannya lagi.

18] Jika kamu memintanya untuk mengajarimu sesuatu maka ia akan dgn sabar walaupun kamu mungkin orang yang terbodoh di dunia!. bahkan dia begitu gembira kerana dapat membantu kamu. dia tidak pernah mengelak dari menunaikan permintaan kamu walau sesukar mana permintaan mu.

19.Kalau kamu melihat handphone-nya maka nama kamu akan menghiasi sebahagian besar INBOX-nya. Dia masih menyimpan SMS-SMS dari kamu walaupun ia kamu kirim berbulan-bulan atau bertahun-tahun yang lalu. Dia juga menyimpan surat-surat kamu di tempat khas dan segala pemberian kamu menjadi benda-benda berharga buatnya.

20] Jika suatu saat kamu merindukannya dan ingin memberinya kesempatan dia akan ada menunggu kamu kerana sebenarnya dia tak pernah mencari orang lain. Dia sentiasa menunggu kamu.

21] Orang yang begitu mencintaimu, tidak pernah memaksa kamu memberinya sebab dan alasan, walaupun hatinya meronta ingin mengetahui, kerana dia tidak mahu kamu terbeban dengan karenahnya. saat kau pinta dia berlalu, dia pergi tanpa menyalahkan kamu, kerana dia benar-benar mengerti apa itu cinta.

* Pernah adakah orang yang berbuat seperti di atas kepada kamu? Jika ada, jangan pernah mensia-siakan orang tersebut ... kamu akan menyesal melakukannya.