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 G'day all ~
Welcome to Ria's LiveJournal.
 
This journal is all about my rambling on different things. Even though I like all sort of stuff, lately my journal has been filled with my rants about the awesomeness of the Arashi boys. If I bored you, I am sorry.  If you want to know more about me, see my profile. 

Everything in this LJ is public, except for the personal posts, which I have f-locked. 
 
Yoroshiku ne!!
 
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The words that set you free

I found this chart from arashitonews just then and was allowed to repost it here. I think it is a great little chart and the words here gives me comfort so I want to share with you too. 

HANDY LITTLE CHART - GOD HAS A POSITIVE ANSWER:

You SayGod SaysBible verses
You say: 'It's impossible'God says: 'All things are possible'Luke 18:27
You say: 'I'm too tired'God says: 'I will give you rest'Matthew 11:28-30
You say: 'Nobody really loves me'God says: 'I love you'John 3:16 & John 3:34
You say: 'I can't go on'God says: My grace is sufficientII Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15
You say: 'I can't figure things out'God says: 'I will direct your steps'Proverbs 3:5-6 
You say: 'I can't do it'God says:'You can do all things'Philippians 4:13
You say: 'I'm not able'God says: 'I am able'II Corinthians 9:8
You say: 'It's not worth it' God says: 'It is worth it Roman 8:28
You say: 'I can't forgive my self' God says: 'I Forgive you'I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1
You say: 'I can't manage'God says: 'I will supply all your needs' Philippians 4:19
You say: 'I'm afraid' God says: 'I have not given you a spirit of fear' II Timothy 1:7
You say: 'I'm always worried and frustrated' God says: 'Cast all your cares on ME'I Peter 5:7
You say: 'I'm not smart enough'God says: 'I give you wisdom' I Corinthians 1:30 
You say: 'I feel all alone' God says: 'I will never leave you or forsake you'Hebrews 13:5 

God bless you!!

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Love at first sight

No, it is not describing me. I just came across this poem and thought it was cute and wanted to keep a record of it.

A poem by Wislawa Szymborska

Both are convinced
that a sudden surge of emotion bound them together.
Beautiful is such a certainty,but uncertainty is more beautiful.

Because they didn't know each other earlier, they suppose that
nothing was happening between them.
What of the streets, stairways and corridors
where they could have passed each other long ago?

I'd like to ask them
whether they remember-- perhaps in a revolving door
ever being face to face?
an "excuse me" in a crowd
or a voice "wrong number" in the receiver.
But I know their answer: no, they don't remember.

They'd be greatly astonished
to learn that for a long time
chance had been playing with them.

Not yet wholly ready
to transform into fate for them
it approached them, then backed off,
stood in their way
and, suppressing a giggle,
jumped to the side.

There were signs, signals:
but what of it if they were illegible.
Perhaps three years ago,
or last Tuesday
did a certain leaflet fly
from shoulder to shoulder?
There was something lost and picked up.
Who knows but what it was a ball
in the bushes of childhood.

There were doorknobs and bells
on which earlier
touch piled on touch.
Bags beside each other in the luggage room.
Perhaps they had the same dream on a certain night
suddenly erased after waking.

Every beginning
is but a continuation,
and the book of events
is never more than half open.

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Japan! Japan! Japan!

I have been in Japan for 6 days already. I am now in the last city of our trip, in Osaka. This is a great city. It gives me a feeling of joy, laughter and fun when compared to the sophistication of Tokyo. I will try to be joyful and excited while in Osaka as well. Haha!
Most of all, I can believe I'm on the same country, on the same piece of land, as the lovely Arashi yet. Their faces are on ads everywhere in Japan!!


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Hiatus from fandom

 It looks like I will be going on hiatus from the Arashi fandom (nay, probably even the J-Drama, J-Pop fandom) for a while. My life is so full on at the moment, I don't think I will have time for anything else. I will still be looking forward to travelling to Japan next month so maybe I am sure I will hear updates about the amazing Arashi boys when I am there. All the best, everyone!!

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Boku no Miteiru Fuukei is here!!

Super excited!! Arrived at work and the package is here!! I can't wait to open it and listen to the songs. However, I have to wait till I get home so that I can take some pictures first. Ahh!! I want to go home now!! Haha.

I really like the album cover. I like it almost as much as Dream A Live (limited edition) album cover - that was super pink and romantic. This one is a little more funky and cute. Hehe. Maybe I'm just bias towards colourful things :-P

Well, I will update this entry soon with pictures. Have to get back to work. X-/

The scenary that I am admiring......Collapse )

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Anticipation of the new album

Two more days, Arashi's new album, "Boku no Miteiru Fūkei" will be released!! Yay!! HMV Japan just sent me an email saying that my copy has been dispatched so hopefully I will get it soon. I wonder whether I will received the limited edition...I think I ordered the limited edition but it was "subjected to availability". *Cross fingers* Hopefully it will be limited edition.

Arashi just announced that a new single will be coming out in 8 Sept with Natsu Niji's theme song (MatsuJun's drama), "Love Rainbow". The title of the other song in the single was not given so it did not seem that it would be "Dear Snow" from Nino's movie, Ooku. Why didn't they put the two songs onto the same single, I am not sure. Maybe Johnny wants to capitalize on another single. Maybe they want to break their records of released single per year, and try to get top five sales number. Who knows?

However with so many singles, I probably won't be buying them all. I will probably save up and get their next album with these new songs next year.

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Summer Jdrama 2010

 I can't believe 3 months have gone past already and the next season of dramas is starting again. I have been so busy so I still haven't finished last season's commitment yet....arrghh >.<

Anyway, I am not going to commit to much this time either. Just two again.

1) Natsu no koi wa nijiro ni kagayaku (translated as "Summer romance shines in rainbow colour")
This is a drama by Matsumoto Jun so I will do my best to support him as an Arashi fan-girl. It is also a highly anticipated drama since the show is set for 9pm on Mondays on Fuji TV - a popular time slot. I hope this drama will do well. I am looking forward to it. 

2) Hotaru no Hikari 2
I know I got sick of watching it half way through season 1 and abandoned it, but somehow, I want to know what happens with Hotaru-san in this next adventure of hers. She probably won't change much in behaviour so how will she find love? Hmm...

EDIT: Hotaru is SO cute!! I have finished episode 4 already, and it was simply hilarious. So far, I highly recommend this drama. Matsujun's drama is also good. The plot is a bit simple but it is a romantic story. I would have liked if they expanded his struggle in becoming a successful actor a little bit more coz I think there is potential here to develop this point into a fuller story.

Maybe watching summer drama will make me warmer. It's been so cold in Adelaide!! 

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 Great news!! It seems like Arashi is going to release another single. 
( see the news posted on arashi_on - http://community.livejournal.com/arashi_on/3057390.html )

They have only just released a new single "To be Free" yesterday and now they announced another to be coming. This new one is not normal single, but the theme song for a drama in the most sought-after time slot, Monday 9pm, from Fuji TV. Congratulations boys!! Maybe Arashi is trying to break their record of number of single releases per year.

I am thinking just how lucky I didn't buy Arashi's last few singles on impulse. :-P I would have been quite broke. X-/ Indeed, patience is a virtue. Hehe.

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"Boku no Miteiru Fukei" preordered!! Yay!!

Accidentally got into into HMV Japan site just then (was originally going to HMV HK) and saw that Arashi's upcoming album, Boku no Miteiru Fukei, has been restocked. Without fully knowing whether it was a first press edition (it wasn't clearly stated on the site), I took a pun and pre-ordered it. I thought that if was just a normal edition, I can just cancel the order and get the Taiwanese / Korean edition later. Or get another copy.... :-P

Reading the comments from other Arashi fans on arashi_on though, it seemed to indicate that this second round order on HMV is for the first pressed edition. Hopefully so!! It would be a real lucky score for me!! Really excited and looking forward to it!!!

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