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A bit of an overdued post, but here’s my two cent’s worth of the SCANDAL concert…

It began with a bit of chaos with the queue. Sis, Jie Yu and I arrived at 1.45pm to join the unofficial queue outside the theatre at LASALLE. Yes, it was an unofficial queue thanks to a note right where the entrance to the theatre was that said no queue was to form before 3pm. But hey, Singaporeans are Singaporeans and we will queue when needed no matter what. There was a “chunk” of people in the middle — read: fan club forum, SCANDAL Heaven — but that didn’t bother us too much. There were a few people not in the queue and standing at the side which kind of irked us, but we still kept our cool. After all, we were armed and prepared with boxes of food, mats, and Monopoly Deal.

At about 3pm, a security guard came to tell the us that if we all cooperated and formed a proper queue (sans chunks of humans), he would let us into the theatre at 4pm. What happened next was annoying. People who were not in the queue took the chance to shove themselves into the haphazard “queue” while others who were right at the back took the chance to close the distance between themselves and the entrance. In other words, it was their unspoken cue to cut the queue. We found ourselves pushed right to the back of the queue. No, we were not about to give up the few hours of queuing just to find ourselves pushed out of the first 200 people bracket. (Note: the first 200 people who bought merchandise would get a ticket to the meet and greet session after the concert.) To make things worse, 4pm rolled around and there wasn’t a soul in sight to let us into the theatre. I wanted to talk to someone in the organizing team…like NOW. I must say that the event was poorly organized because there wasn’t any official person in sight. Finally when we managed to get hold of someone (think she was a LASALLE staff), that lady bitch wasn’t even the least bit helpful. She answered like she was annoyed that we even complained about the situation and asked for something to be done to improve the situation. She said she would get hold of someone from the organizing team and get back to us, but lo’ and behold, she didn’t even bother to get back to us. We were left standing like idiots right outside the LASALLE office door.

So alright, what do we do now? Some random dude from the front of the queue came to ask us why we were standing in the middle of their queuing party — probably meaning why were we cutting the queue. That was when Sis said that she’ll let out her inner bitch if she had to. Talked to the dude about the situation and finally we came to an agreement that as long as we don’t cut in front of their party, he didn’t care if we cut the queue. And so that was what we did. You know how they say “if you can’t beat em’, join em’.” Shaz and his two friends came later, saw us, and joined us after asking if they could.

After that whole queuing fiasco, we managed to secure front row seats! (Rejoice! Rejoice!) It wasn’t so much of how I could be much nearer to SCANDAL, but more of not having some random tall person block my view. Hell yea, it was good being in the front row. We were at the left of the theatre which gave us the clearest view of Tomomi. I must say that I was a bit lost with the songs they sang because I haven’t kept up much with their songs. Hey, when you’re a full-time student, you spend most of your time studying to earn those As. And although I would have much preferred to be at the right side of the theatre to be closer to Mami, being on Tomomi’s side wasn’t that bad too because she noticed us and threw her pick to us! Her aim wasn’t great as it fell at the barricaded part, but we managed to get the attention of the photographer to retrieve it for us. Oh! Oh! They sang 「瞬間センチメンタル」! And no, I’m not an FMA lover neither did I get started on SCANDAL because of the anime.

We found out later at the meet and greet session that Tomomi was focusing on Jie Yu most of the time because she said 「見えた! 見えた!」 excitedly when Jie Yu shook her hand. Rina commented 「可愛い。」 when she saw my outfit and Mami said the same too! <3 I only managed to blurt a mere 「マミも可愛い。」 before I was hurriedly “pushed” forward by the security guards. It’s true, Mami is cute because she has long natural straight hair and thick dolly bangs that I long for and can never have.

To end off the entry, this was our biggest present from the concert.

 

This was what I wore to the concert. Same thing I wore for my first J-Net fashion show…

 

And what would an entry be without some videos. The video that got me started on SCANDAL. Although they cannot replace ZONE, they have their own songs to make them a great girlband of their own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtFGnRtr-Iw

My top 3 SCANDAL tunes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkz0K1NIff8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mpDLhppveI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOTQ6Bf33tc

onna ga medatte naze ikenai

Morning Musume is going to release a new single soon and the PV for it is already out. I gotta agree with most that this isn’t one of their best songs. The tune isn’t really catchy. However, their costumes are nice. (Bonus points for being pink.) Don’t quite like the puffy accessory in their hair though.

Who’s missing? Koharu. I’m celebrating this one. I’m sorry, I cannot stand her. Her voice sticks out like a sore thumb. She’s fine as a solo artiste, but I think she just ruins it when she was in Morning Musume. Even Sayu, having the weakest voice blends in even if all she gets to do is just that little sigh thing. If you’re wondering where Koharu went, she quit. She has moved on in her career and would like to go down the modeling path.

mihimaru GT

The first time I listened to a mihimaru GT song was “I Should Be So Lucky”. A remake of Kylie Minogue’s song. 1) I was curious to hear the remake. 2) I have heard people talking of mihimaru GT, but have never listened to their songs. By the way, the song was kinda cute.

The second time I come across another one of their songs was when I went blog hopping and got to Celestine’s sister’s blog. Her sister put “いつまでも響くこのMelody” on her blog. Now, I’m kinda hooked on the song.

Recently, I downloaded a new mihimaru GT pv. I really love the new song. It sounds like one of those meaningful songs.

Enjoy all 3 songs now…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x809Q4NMvXg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do_t09_qtog

pepper keibu

I have to say this coz I just can’t stand it anymore…

I just can’t tahan Koharu. Her dancing is like so forced. Maybe for certain energetic songs that kind of dancing would be ok, but not for a remake of an old song. No doubt the song is kinda lively, but hello, you are dancing to a 经典歌曲, I would expect the dancing to be more fluid. Look at Takahashi Ai’s dancing. She does it perfect.

The song I am talking about is Pink Lady’sペッパー警部“.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O014_X7WNOQ

remix version

For the past few days, I’ve been listening to Ayu’s remix albums. Now, I can safely say Eurobeat is the best. At least it’s easy on the ears. After listening to 3 Ayu-ro-mix albums, it has my stamp of approval to be played in deary’s car. On the other hand, I started listening to the new Ayu-mix albums (Gold & Silver), 3 songs and off to the bin it goes. What a huge contrast ehz.

one hell of a week

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*sings* ジン! ジン! ジンギスカン! Hey brother, ho brother, nice brother, go brother!

I hate it when I have to study and that Berryz工房 song is stuck in my head. It has been like that since I woke up from my nap. I was actually dreaming the song for gawd knows what reason. 

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The song is actually a remake of a 1970’s german song.

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I’m having one hell of a week. I just handed in 3 assignments today. Let me complete my mid-term tomorrow and then I can catch my breath. Uh…I still have tons of reading to do, but at least it’ll be a little more relax.

My happiness was shortlived. Mushroom broth was on the menu for today. Had it for lunch and took a chance for dinner. Crapz. They didn’t have it for dinner. They should have mushroom broth on the menu EVERYDAY.

I hate it when I wanna be there for deary, but I can’t coz I have homework and studies to see to. 🙁

tears of the sun

I see NewS has reached their second phase of their singing career. The phase where they get more grown up/serious songs. I’ve watched the pv for “太陽のナミダ”. Nothing much to say except that the setting looks good. At least, it doesn’t look like some cheap budget pv. I know this is weird of me not to gush over Massu, but he was all serious in the pv. I think I like smily, bounce around Massu better. The moody feeling seems to suit Shige and Ryo though. Oh, and the dance is a little weird. Maybe I need to watch a the pv a few more times to find it ok. *shrugs*

The ending was kinda hilarious though. P giving a grin, saying thank you in kansai-ben, and doing his trademark cups-over-eyes thing. This is the third time he’s doing that. :laugh:

Alright…just watch the pv.

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Talking about P, did you see the recent pictures of P in Anan magazine? OMG…what is the 老头 thinking? I don’t care if he allowed Matsujun to do something similar before. Matsujun is like senpai rank already.  Fans are like much older. But P? OMG…P was butt naked with an equally naked ang moh chick. Fans are so going to clobber the ang moh girl to death if they knew who she is.

Oh yea, I was busy downloading songs and stuff last night. I think The Brilliant Green’s new song “Ash Like Snow” sounds great! The song is used for the anime “Mobile Suit Gundam 00“. There’s something about Tommy – she looks so cute although she’s past 30. She has this childlike feeling around her.

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Ok, last video… ºC-ute’s “LALALA 幸せの歌”. I don’t really fancy the new song. I think Tsunku should just stop adding his stupid voice in the songs. Totally spoilt the song. It’s also quite obvious who’s the favourite girl this time – Maimi. Maimai has grown! She’s no longer ちび of the group. 🙂

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