Monthly Archives: July 2008

I am a dork…

I’ve had this account on Ameba (a Japanese blog site) for some time now. I registered so I could comment on some celeb blogs, of which there are A TON OF! A slew of my idol faves are there: Haneda Erika and Miyamae Maki from CoCo, Matsuno Arimi fr… Continue reading

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Early SMAP memories

I was composing a comment to zdorama’s rememberance of an old single by SMAP. A little while later, I had more of a rememberance of my own encounters with SMAP and J-pop in general, a decade-plus ago… In the mid-90s I was becoming aware of SMAP … Continue reading

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Shawshank

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Tim Robbins, Morgan FreemanDir. Frank DarabontI’ve been wanting to watch this one for quite some time and finally caught an extended period of time this weekend. What a marvelous piece of acting and dialogue. Of cre… Continue reading

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J-pop karaoke songs (updated)

Added a bunch of songs to the old list. Now I’m REALLY trying to figure out every mainstream (i.e. non-tokusatsu) song I’ve belted out in Nihongo. Another update to come as soon as I can think of more songs. Fukuyama Masaharu: Melody, Hello, Sakur… Continue reading

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Grumpy old blogger

Will Carroll says it all about grumpy old farts who don’t/can’t adapt to modern ways. Continue reading

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New J-drama message board

groink’s new dorama website is now open for business: http://www.doramasuki.comCome one, come all. Especially since the KIKU board has rotted away… Continue reading

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Classic Musume rumors

I used to comb Japanese websites for any and all information about my Musume gals and pass it on, like M&Ms, on any and all message boards I could register for. There was an Musume-themed e-groups site that was later taken over by Yahoo (I hooked … Continue reading

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