August 27th, 2012

Chinen: musing

My town is the best town.

I'm sorry for the late and sparse post again. I've been generally pretty busy still with getting set up and the new school year starting. Hopefully, soon, I'll have time to post at least some of the photos I've been taking here, but in the mean time, I've been keeping a blog here! It's basically aimed at people who don't know much/anything about Japan or fandom or anything and is supposed to be fairly generic, so it's not in any way a replacement for my livejournal, but it does contain some of the details of my life in Japan and photos of things I cook and places I go. In essence, if you're interesting in what someone does as an English teacher in a small city in Japan or want to see photos of foods I make things I see in Tokyo and concerts I go to, it might be interesting, but otherwise, less so XD;

But! In other exciting news, you may have recently seen the middle school competition special of VS Arashi. It was pretty awesome for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to a middle school boy confessing his love for Aiba and a bunch of middle school fangirls freaking out and crying out of fannish delight. But the best part about it was the the winning team included two girls from my middle school! Yes, my students are the national Rolling Coin Tower champions. That's just how great my school is. Today at the new semester ceremony, the principal called them onstage after all the athletics teams who had won awards and showed the school their trophy and medals. He asked them to say a few words about Arashi, to which, after much embarrassment and giggles, one of them said "Arashi were really really cool!" and the other added, "They smelled good." I'm... not really sure about that one XD; But at any rate, it was really excellent to see my kids get to meet Arashi on national TV!

[EDIT] The lovely ltgmars has made a livejournal RSS feed of my blog! You can now add it to your flist @ jetsetjoshu!
Marius: sweet

Summary 2012

This past weekend, yomimashou and I headed into Tokyo to see this year's Summary. We saw last year's show as well, where the main group was Hey! Say! JUMP for the second year, but this year, they switched things up a bit. The main group was different depending on the date of the show; ABC-Z, Sexy Zone, Uchi w/Question (a junior group) and the Bakaleya 6 (another Junior group; the 6 juniors who star in Shiritsu Bakaleya Koko) all had shows, though ABC-Z and Sexy Zone were the main groups while the junior shows were added at a later date. We saw one of the Sexy Zone shows, and... it was a really interesting experience to say the least.

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In other news... today is pay day, hooray! Because after a weekend in Tokyo, I need it XD;