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chigusairo: (hagu-chan)
Takarazuka 'siennes+Xmas=So Cute )
chigusairo: (candy)
I'm getting dangerously close to ordering a Takarazuka DVD that I certainly can't afford. I most certainly cannot afford it.

(OMG...why oh why are they coming out with Haruno Sumire collections with like 3 complete shows on it that ONLY costs 18,000円?! Hankyuu is full of crafty ones.)

Okay, temptation abated. At least for tonight.
chigusairo: (pimp suit)
I should be writing a paper.....except no. I'm incredibly distracted because my recording of the original "Phantom" arrived in the mail today since I really wanted to hear it. And then I started listening to the Takarazuka version again. And then this happened for the last ten minutes because I couldn't find it anywhere:

Lyrics for 'Omoi mo yoranu kimi )

Right...I have no desire to translate this. >.><.< Just wanted the lyrics down somewhere (to sing along, of course). I think I like the English version ("Who Could Have Ever Dreamed of You")a little better...oh, Philippe and your silly pick-up lines and silly French accent. Jerk.

EDIT: (The next morning)...rough translation added. *headdesk* I needed something to do before going to class. Right, killer Wednesday START.

EDIT 2: (The next night) And just for giggles:
'Who Could Have Ever Dreamed Up You' Original English Lyrics' )
chigusairo: (pimp suit)
So...I'm breaking LJ silence to sigh:

Haruno Sumire is retiring next December.

And that's about all I have to say of note.
chigusairo: (Default)
A kind soul on Takawiki posted more lyrics from Datenshi no Namida~~ specifically the song in which Sebastian gave me Chomei chills. If we cut out the "love" and left the bubbles. XD;

"That love is so empty
That love is so powerless
So beautiful, but so fleeting
Just like a bubble
I love you so much, but it doesn’t reach you"
chigusairo: (hagu-chan)
I was just complaining yesterday, but "NAKED CITY" came today~!

(I've just realized I do not have a Yumiko icon...this must be remedied ASAP.)

EDIT: Oh noes. Because the library is closing early for spring break I won't be able to watch it until after break. Damn my lack of VCR-ness. T-T

And...apparently I've run out of work-study hours. Here's hoping Sengiku-sensei can afford to keep me on...even though I'd probably stay on without pay anyway.

...I wonder if this means I can reduce my hours. *_*
chigusairo: (Default)
I'm sorry this post...makes no sense and overuses "<3"?

I <3 Paura and everyone. (*laughs at quotage*)
Takarazuka DVD, Phantom=awesome.
I have to admit, was different from what I expected, but that's probably because I haven't read the book?
Osa <3 <3 <3 <3 (
Yumiko <3 <3 (I like Ayabuki Mao. I really can't explain why because she had this not-so-great part in Palermo when I first saw her, but she stuck with me. And then I watched Elisabeth. I'm really glad she ditched the moustache at the end. XD)

And this is completely not related to anything that happened tonight, but I NEED TAKARAZUKA'S VERSION OF SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. *_* ...well, maybe there's some other things I want before that because I have no idea if it's any good. The idea of an otokoyaku playing Lina Lemount is just amusing. ( And I feel like I really need to expand my horizons outside of hanagumi. Watching Phantom tonight was the third show I've seen out of five total. And I guess the soundtrack I have of "Enter the Revue" counts toward my hanagumi count, too. Suddenly I want to listen to it. And I just realized that the booklet has Osa in a red dress.

EDIT: I thought so! Young!Phantom was played by Nono Sumika! My host sister went to school with her! And she also played the younger version (her first "role") of Sumire Haruno's character in "Palermo." So, I guess that's her role for now: baby!Osa, although she actually a musumeyaku. No wonder I was like...wait, this is kinda similar because in Palermo the main character's mother dies, too. So, yeah...Nono Sumika...obviously good at childhood trauma and SCREAMING. o.o;

...and for some reason I feel like someone tonight across the room was talking about Kenshin's seiyuu. And I was thinking to myself, "Suzukaze Mayo! She's from Takarazuka! Yay, connections!" although I'm not sure if the speakers' were making this connection.

LOL. I found her blog. Every single entry has a cloud picture from that day and a few sentences. While I'm kinda disappointed, it's amusing that she spends time on this. =p
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I procrastinate. I found a Word file on my computer that should have been posted to my LJ last November. I never did post it, even though I wanted to because it contains my first Takarazuka experience. Or at least what I could manage to squeal out while I was still excited and hyper. So, it's long (very), inarticulate, and strange. I have a lot more to say now and perhaps better. But, I want it to be a part of my journal. So just ignore it if need be. With no editing even though the last part is bitchy, here we go.

Nov. 2005:Takarazuka & Arashiyama (Misora Hibari Museum) or how I spent too much money in one weekend )
chigusairo: (Default)
Well, I just got done with my big presentation for Reading and Writing Japanese. It wasn't a complete disaster, which makes me feel a little good about the result. I read off my cheat sheet too much, though. Lots of correcting myself. But, overall it went well so I'm proud. *beams*

For this class, everyone has to pick a novel to read from a prescribed list, the class reads a selection from the work, and then someone makes a presentation and leads a discussion about the selection. My presentation was about a short story from Yoshimoto Banana's 「体は全部知っている」and although I like Banana as a rule, I didn't much care for this particular short story one way or the other. So, I spent the majority of the time on the author. The pile of books in my room about Banana for my research paper certainly helped. XD; And now I need to go home and work on said research paper. I still need to get the titles of manga I'm going to use to the professor. I've just had a hard time deciding which titles will work best with Kitchen and N.P. I've finally accumulated some titles that I think might work....I really won't know until I begin really reading them straight through. What have a gotten myself in to?!

Oh! Oh! Possibly, I'm going to Takarazuka this month! I wanted to go in February (most likely alone), but it just so happened that yesterday my host mom's friend wondered if I was at all interested in Takarazuka and wanted to take me. XD I haven't met the friend yet, but she's a big fan of Takarazuka and goes every month.It'll be so much more fun to go with someone who is a long-time fan rather than by myself since I want to know more about it. My host mom and Mizuho decided to try to go, too. We still need to get tickets though...but there's always December (weekend before scary finals)@_@

My parents are coming to Japan from December 24th to January 2nd. At this point, they have airline tickets, but haven't gotten the hotels figured out yet. They want to travel around so we roughly planned to go to Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kobe, and possibly Nara. My parents aren't seasoned travelers or anything (neither am I) so I think taking things a little slower isn't a bad thing. In fact, this will be their first time out of the United States...I'm a little worried, but I'm probably not giving them enough credit. Still, anticipation abounds. My parents are going to have dinner with my host family. It's going to be weird and I hope it goes well. My host mom's really worried about her English. I'm a little stressed about figuring out an itinerary for my parents because they are relying on me.You may ask why we aren't going to Tokyo.The answer is cruel and simple: I don't want to go to Tokyo if I can help it. Although...come to think of it it would be neat to meet Kazuko-san in Yokohama again. But, I'd feel kinda bad since I haven't really kept in touch after she was so wonderful to me.

Tomorrow I'm going with a friend from class to Kyoto to do various sightseeing things.

I think I'll go home and have a catnap now.Then get cracking on reading those manga...I need to reread Kitchen as well.


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