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28 January 2020 @ 05:00 am
Hi there, I'm kind of new to livejournal.
Not so long time ago I created a livejournal, but due to my lazy nature I decided to delete it, 'cause I was sure I wouldn't have uploaded it.
This journal was born from the need of having a place 'real life friends free', in which I could speak about my interests without being judged.

I've got the disgrace of having  'Asian music/dorama/fashion hater' friends and parents who're desperate about my passion for Japanese culture and language.
Meaning...I have absolutely no one with whom to talk about those topics and it's driving me crazy, because, seriously, I feel like a part of me can't come out.X°D

Anyway, who am I?

I'm an Italian girl who studies foreign languages at the university in her hometown(namely French and English).
In October one of my dreams came true and I spent 3 months in Japan (Tokyo) to attend a short term language course in order to improve my almost inexistent Japanese skills.
Two years of studies and these are the results.Just great!XDDD
I got addicted to Japan (and South Korea) thanks to a documentary (sometimes Italian TV broadcasts useful shows, at least) and I enrolled in a Japanese language school soon after, for the happiness of my parents who haven't  recovered from the shock yet.

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Current Mood: amusedamused
27 March 2010 @ 02:37 pm
Just...How late I am?XD
I'm so slow that I've discovered only now that Akanishi is apparently going to LA, for 6 months.
(shit!I should have been there for a three months language course starting June, before Tokyo made its way through my heart.ARGH!XD)
Oh, Jin!How come I was expecting a piece of news like this?
I so felt it.
I just knew it, he was going back there in 2010.
I hope he attends another English course too.'Cause, seriously, he can do so much better than that.
Saying 'fuck', 'shit', 'bitch' in every single sentence is not that cool, and hearing those words in almost all of the songs starts to be boring after a while.Blame the Linguist inner me on that.XD
If he wants to be REALLY successful(meaning: he wants a LOT of people to listen to his songs and not only retarded American wannabes or 'blind' fangirls)he must get rid of that habit and work harder on the lyrics, which I highly hope will be checked by a good proof reader.His friends(or club buddies, or whatever you call them)are sure qualified, being native speakers and such...but they aren't PROFESSIONALS.

What can I say?KAT-TUN sure have a manager who's abusing weed.
The timing is just...Ugh!
I still have difficulties in understanding HOW the split can be a form of advertisement for the WHOLE group, and HOW an English singing solo artist can be an open door for the whole JAPANESE SINGING group he's part of.O_o
In the USA.In LA.XD
I am sorry to say this, but from a westerner point of view ASIAN POP ARTISTS don't stand a chance to have much success in the West.Unless they sing in English, bring something NEW(e.g: I wouldn't like a Justin Timberlake copy, when I have the original one who does an awesome job, yet) and maintain in a way their Japanese(or Korean, Chinese, Thai...)touch.Otherwise they'll be stuck to their original western fandom, which is - and will be for a long time - a niche.Language barrier isn't something you should underestimate.
Okay, I guess I lack the marketing knowledge to see objectively through this commercial move.

I won't say a thing about the people who started bashing Kamenashi because of Jin going solo.It's simply ridiculous to think that Kame is THE reason/cause for his band mate to go away.What would he gain from this?Really.He has his own career, which is quite too much hectic if you ask me.But if he keeps on having jobs(isn't it from last October that he is constantly working?That makes 2 years of work NON-STOP), even with Jin around, evidently he has enough popularity to survive in that world.

Despite all of those fans who vehemently affirm that Jin will be back in KAT-TUN, in October, I can't help but to think that it won't be the case.
IF he won't be successful in the States, he will pursue a solo career.I'm 95% sure of it.
He would have been included in the Asian tour, if it wasn't so.
And that 6 months Visa sounds more like a 'passport' to the USA.I wouldn't be surprised if he stayed in the States.
As many out there stated, Johnny is a business man.
He's not stupid, he can do very well his job and he owns probably 80% of the entertainment world in Japan.But he's not God.
If an artist doesn't want to work with him anymore, he can't force him and I don't think that a person like Jin, so interested in abroad activities, would be scared by eventual threats not to work in the Japanese entertainment anymore.

Well...Good luck to all of them.
I'll wait for scandalous pictures of Jin passionately ravishing some chick's lips.XD
Yes!That is my forbidden fantasy and I won't be happy until someone will grant this wish.XD
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Owl city - Fireflies
And then, here it comes 勇気.I'd put it at the same level as 鼓動 in my top list.I like everything in this song.
The lyrics are so deep it was almost impossible, for me, to translate them.My favourites are in the intro.In spite of the angst, the first stanza is pure love.
As for the instrumental side, there's a part in which they mix piano-drums-guitar.Simply perfect.
I love the encouraging feeling delivered, and the strenght in Jin's voice when he sings ganbare yo, ganbare yo, with that bit of huskiness in the end, is lovely.

Romaji - YuukiCollapse )
English - BraveryCollapse )

Sankyuu is just LOL.Because of the ringing bells, at first I thought it was a Christmas song!XD
I'm not too fond of it, I don't dislike it but I don't like it either.
It's a happy song, instrumentally speaking(lyrics are another story).At last!I'll add.Too much angst isn't good for my health.

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English - Thank youCollapse )

The song I've liked the least is without any doubt Olympos, as I still have an hard time in trying to understand its meaning.:P
I don't like the lyrics nor the music.It's kind of a mess, to be honest, and it seems monotone.It's annoying.

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Last but not least BANDAGE.Brilliant.I think it's the perfect introduction for the movie.I've liked it since the first listening, and it has a special meaning to me,
since it has been the very first song I've sung in a karaoke.In Tokyo.
In addition, it has been the responsible of my almost death while crossing the infamous Shibuya kousaten(aka Shibuya crossing).XD Damn big screen!
This track has all the elements that make me love a song:
- Good lyrics
- Well composed music
- Nice vocals
- Awesome riffs
Plus, it's rock(ish)!And as I said, I can't resist it when it comes to rock music.
It's simply pure love, and it has been well completed by a PV that  despite being randomly random has its own sense(which I still fail to catch, though XD )and its own cuteness.

Wow!This is the longest post ever!
It took me three days to put this thing up, 'cause this crappy livejournal kept on canceling ALL and I kept on forgetting to save the post somewhere else.LOL
See ya! <3

P.s: in the first stanza of the song Olympos, there's a weird line > Ginsberg shy, go to Pittsburgh.That is, probably,  a reference to Allen Ginsberg comes to Pittsburgh by D.Newman. Not sure, though, so take this piece of info with a grain of salt.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Helpless night ~ Crystal Kay feat. Akanishi Jin