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21 January 2014 @ 09:51 pm
♪ so spread sunshine all over the place ♪  
I was going to do productive things this evening, but instead I spent more than 3 hours fussing with audio editing programs. >__< So my to-do list remains un-done, alas. Right now, besides the Johnny's 2020 World report, I'm also trying to work on some Valentine's fics for rikikomori and mousapelli's challenge thing. I have a bunch of prompts I ideally want to write but... right now I'm just hoping I can get done one. @___@;

I forgot to mention from last weekend! Somehow, by being fashionable, Japanese-speaking foreigners, we're a rare breed and people in the shops we frequent remember us and want to chat with us. |D; Our friend at Skin Food, a makeup shop with a pretty popular location in Harajuku, has been making conversation with us whenever we visit for almost a year now, and she informed us once that a friend of hers had checked out Tama when he bought something at the shop. However, this time, as soon as we walked in the door, she ran over to us to excitedly inform us that Yamada Ryosuke had bought something the day previous (Friday the 17th) and she had done the sale! She told us that he bought this, which is a skin product, like a face wash. XD It cracks me up and makes me really happy to know that Yamada and I actually do have the same taste in cosmetics. XD;;;

Also, the word on the street is Inoo has gone bleach blonde!! I hope it's true. He said his New Year's resolution was to have an image change, so I can't wait to see it~
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Johnny's World//Put on a Happy Face
Carrie: hsj; yamada ryousukekaleidoruby on January 21st, 2014 09:47 am (UTC)
if i had been in the shop at the same time as him, I would have fainted. Gonna remember to lurk there when I'm there... XDXD

ahhh yeah, it seems liek his hair is actually blonde. I am pretty unhappy with it, because I LOVE his black hair/fair skin, but since I haven't seen i t yet, I am reserving judgement as much as I can. Which isn't much because yeah, no. This had better be for a role and not because he's lost his mind ("YOU'LL ALL REMEMBER ME NOW DAMMIT!"), because... no. Since he's going out of his way to hide it (REALLY? A HOOD AT JOHNNY'S WORLD? EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE ALL MAKING TEGOSHI JOKES?), I kind of can't imagine that he actually wanted to dye his hair that colour... but who knows.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamada: :ofaded_lace on January 21st, 2014 09:56 am (UTC)
I know, I was so sad I missed it! Her comment about him was "he was wearing sunglasses and he was tiny!" |D;;;;

Ahahaha I guess we have to take the things we agree on while we can |D;;; I have high hopes, because everyone in Johnny's should go blonde in my personal opinion. |D;;;; But I hope it's for a role too, because I hope he has more roles!
Carrie: hsj; yamada ryousukekaleidoruby on January 21st, 2014 09:58 am (UTC)
Ahhh, yeah, I would have fainted. It's kind of like how I plan to go to Koyama's mom's ramen shop, and sometimes he's there, or Shige's there, or even Tegoshi goes there... I assume that if I walked in and any one of them were there, I would no longer be there. XD

Haha, I only think blonde works for certain people, and I just... Inoo-chan, my beautiful Snow White, whyyyy. D: The director of Dark System praised him pretty heavily, so maybe he's getting more roles, who knows? Siiiigh. I'm still in meltdown mode over his hair. D: D: D:
ミランダ (大丈夫): Inoo&Hikaru: upwardfaded_lace on January 21st, 2014 10:02 am (UTC)
Ahahaha aww. I'm really jealous, a lot of my friends who live in Tokyo have amazing stories about seeing people on the street, but since I don't live there and only go on busy weekends, I never see anyone. :( But I'd probably hyperventilate and also faint. XD I almost fainted at Snow Dome as it is.

I do agree that he makes a beautiful Snow White, but I want to give the blonde a chance. I think pale people like Tama sometimes look good with blonde hair, and I really liked the blonde wigs for magazines on both Chinen and Yamada. So... yeah XD But I hope he gets a drama or movie either way!
Carrie: hsj; yamada ryousukekaleidoruby on January 26th, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
Awww! :( Maybe one day you'll get lucky and spot someone! I hope you do, though try not to pass out. Here's the thing, if I see any of them, I am going to approach them, I don't care. XD I will do it quietly and without drawing attention to them (hopefully), but I will totally talk to them.

(I say this now haha)

I don't like Tama with lighter hair. XD Well, he looks good either way, but I DEFINITELY prefer the black. I am hearing a lot of rumours that Ryousuke's got a drama lined up, but nothing about Inoo yet. Sigh.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Inoo&Hikaru: upwardfaded_lace on January 26th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
I'll try |D;;; It's really hard not to panic for me when I see them in person. Back when I was in small theatre fandom, it's really easy to do demachi, and since it's so small, they'll sometimes like, talk to you or shake your hand, and once I even got hugged. But I lost the memory of all those times because I was panicking too much. |D;;;

Yes, well XD Blonde hair is definitely one of those things we have to agree to disagree on XD;; But sigh. Inoo needs more love. D:
doctoggydoctoggy on January 21st, 2014 09:56 am (UTC)
Japanese products and cosmetics and things are still a mystery to me and my sucky Japanese skills. I managed to buy make up for work. That was an accomplishment. I am terrified of when I run out of face wash. Which will be this month.

This coming from the person who cant even find the right form at the post office to join the fan clubs. I have to talk to people. Terrifying.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Fuma: hmmfaded_lace on January 21st, 2014 09:59 am (UTC)
Skin Food is a really great place, if you're in the market! Their employees are all really nice and helpful, so if you don't understand something, you can probably ask for it in more simple Japanese. I've never had an employee there not be happy to explain a product to me, and they told me that they usually deal with tourists with no Japanese, so they're happy to talk to anyone who knows Japanese at all. ^^ They also have a wide variety of different types of products there. I'm a bit of a makeup-otaku and am sort of obsessed with the stuff, and I really recommend their products!

And aww D: Have you found them? They might be hidden, but usually postal workers are really happy to guide you to them if you ask for them. D:
doctoggydoctoggy on January 21st, 2014 10:07 am (UTC)
My experiences at the Shiseido counter in Shibuya was laughable. But I managed to get powder. And I managed to get a membership point card for living in Tokyo after I could actually write my name in katakana.

I have been using Naive. For reasons. But its almost impossible to find. So I am in the market. But I dont know if I know enough to communicate anything about my skin. ^^* Moving to Japan with no useful real world Japanese skills might have been a poor life choice, but I regret nothing. As a scientist I never really did any make up (other than eye), but being a working professional in Japan its been a work in progress, and something that I do wear here.

They are hidden. >.< I can find some blue forms, with some similar kanji to the pic on the Johnnys site, but not the same kanji. But I have to mail a bunch of post cards home, and I will ask where the for is then. the post office people near me are stupidly nice. :) its great. They try, and I try, and we communicate. Usually.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Tama: we never give upfaded_lace on January 21st, 2014 10:14 am (UTC)
Ah, I see. Well, Skin Food is a tiny shop that basically specializes in skin products and have great customer service in my experience, so if you ever find yourself in Harajuku, I'd recommend it. ^^ Even if you use simple words that generally describe your skin, like kawaita for dry or aburappoi for oily, they staff will likely know what you mean despite the words not being specific skin terms. ^^; Anyway, best of luck! I'm really sorry that I can't help more, but I'd be happy to answer any questions if I can.

Yikes, that sucks. I think they're by the ATM for me, because you use the ATM to pay them. But I'm glad your post office people are nice! I've heard that they tend to be, in Japan.
doctoggydoctoggy on January 21st, 2014 10:20 am (UTC)
My issue, not really an issue, is that I have pretty normal skin. Not dry, not oily, not really acne prone. But I am getting old enough that I want some sort of good product. Even it its just a face wash to use when I shower. Which is next to impossible to explain. Since 99% of the time, when I am not at work, I dont wear makeup. Which i think shocked the poor Shiseido lady when she was talking to me about the finishing powder with no color vs the tinter foundations. Since I had no makeup on at that moment minus the eye shadow. She was nice enough to finish off my face with it after I said I would buy it. But yeah. I just usually go to the pharmacy, stare at things, read what I can, and then buy something. And see what happens. :) Yay scientists. Or something. Its allllll an experiment.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on January 21st, 2014 10:25 am (UTC)
Aww, well, that seems like it would be pretty simple, actually. You can probably just say your skin is futsuu and you have no real problems, but you want a shitsu ga takaki face product just to keep your skin healthy? But I guess it's best to go into it with that sort of attitude! I'm sure something will with out. ^^ Good luck!
S: Hikanoo :oyomimashou on January 21st, 2014 10:18 am (UTC)
Still not over Yamada at skin food XDD I'm so jealous of our friend for seeing him... but it's basically perfect that now we know what skin products he uses XDD

And I can't wait until we get to see Inoo's new hair!! I'm also curious what Yamada's looks like, since supposedly he dyed his again too XD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Inoo&Hikaru: upwardfaded_lace on January 21st, 2014 10:23 am (UTC)
I knooow. Also, he's chicchai. |D;;;

I know. Inoo, yay, Yamada... hopefully that means his normal light brown? I really think it looked best when he kept it the same. XD;;
S: Yamada: pet Yamada <3yomimashou on January 21st, 2014 10:25 am (UTC)
Yesss XD He's so short |D

Yeah, I agree XD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamachii: cuddlesfaded_lace on January 21st, 2014 10:27 am (UTC)
It's adorable. |D; He and Chinen are a tiny couple.
S: Yamachii: it's loveyomimashou on January 21st, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
They aaaare ♥
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamachii: cuddlesfaded_lace on January 22nd, 2014 10:03 am (UTC)
It's adorable. ♥
cakezpleasecakezplease on January 21st, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
Omg That's so exciting!! I always hear stories about these and it makes so happy! >W< It's awesome you use the same products he does! Maybe one day you will bump into him in that store!! :D I hope you do!

I want to see Inoo's hair but his black hair image is too strong, so I'm kind of worried. XD I'm sure he'll look good...hopefully.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamada: :ofaded_lace on January 22nd, 2014 10:05 am (UTC)
I know, right? I was so jealous that the girl who works there got to sell it to him personally. Hopefully one day I can bump into him there... XD;; Thanks!

Yeah, he has had it black for a long time. Still, when Hikaru first went blonde it looked really good, so I have hope for Inoo.
britkit27: zomgYAYbritkit27 on January 22nd, 2014 05:31 am (UTC)
Yamada at Skin Food...still the best |D Also that that was like the first thing out of her after "Hello" XDDDD She knows us well...

Woah, blonde Inoo?? That's definitely an image change... XD I can't even imagine it. Hope there are pictures soon!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Inoo&Hikaru: upwardfaded_lace on January 22nd, 2014 10:09 am (UTC)
I know, right. XD Also yeah, we have such a reputation... |D;;;

Yeah, apparently all of JUMP but Chinen (who was in Osaka for a movie filming T__T;;) went to Johnny's World and Inoo was blonde! I hope there are pictures soon, too. I really want to see it!
britkit27: bookwormbritkit27 on January 23rd, 2014 07:24 am (UTC)
|D There are worse ones. And it means we hear about stuff like this...

omggggg....why wasn't that our show?? Poor Chinen bb. It's cute the others all went together though.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 07:37 am (UTC)
True! XD;;

I know, right. Whyyy. And yeah, poor Chinen. XD;;