Tuesday, May 22, 2012

JAPANESE SYMPHONY II in the making!!!

So looks like I'm going to be giving up on this one. I want to get a fresh new start on blogging. Different email, totally different style. I'm keeping going to be keeping up and doing follow-ups with my favorite Jrock and Vkei bands and what I've missed. Also, I'll be putting up some indie bands from the US and across country as well. Gonna be a fun one!!! :)

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Friday, January 8, 2010

And so I return to you, my dear multipliers, WITH... a brief history of my time away

Mood: Tired

Song: Oh Star by Paramore

My time away from everyone has been quite relaxing but boring. From November to December, I've been working at Lillian Vernon as what they call a Volt Employee but, it was a seasonal position and was bound to end soon enough.

I met this woman while working there, she was a 40 year old, Vietnamese beauty named Dung Dang. In only a month, we bonded fast and became boyfriend and girlfriend for just that short period of time until the day came when I'd be laid-off. I was gratefully the last one out of those who weren't productive to get booted for the season.

Getting on the computer became a big issue so, that created my hiatus since my idiot stepdad likes to tinker with the internet connection, thinking he knows what he's doing when in fact, he's just messing things up even more. That stupid computer, *yawn* it's so slow and it's old. I'm surprised it still works.

From then on, I've been on my cellphone, inside of Virgin Mobile's network. I treat my cellphone like it's a baby and am never without it. But, while in the network, I've made a family there as well. But, it was no accident for the one person that I was surprisingly destined to meet, a twin, but of asian ethnicity. My little sister, Yui. This was all around the first to second week of December. The funny thing is, we never thought of how much we look alike until after christmas in which, I could say that the both of us finding one another mysteriously was a great enough christmas gift. But then, on the 26th, my world turned and I met someone who shared all of my interests, even as a vampire. Her name? That really isn't for me to give out but, there's a story behind everything from when we met. We were happy to've found eachother but, fell in love a little too fast. Things went awry as she met my sister, who was so untrusting of her and caused us to break away from one another. We then made a promise to never fall in love but, that had already been broken from the start when we'd first met.

We were perfect for each other in all ways possible. Me, being the kind of person to never give up and to fight for love, I mended the scars until my dear love told me that I'd get hurt if we were to fall in love and made a future together. I didn't care to get hurt, as I've been hurt millions of times, even with a shattered heart.

And so we made up, and things went well until she'd gotten sick. It had only been two days since she was away at the doctors, and someone'd given me inside information about my dearest. I had to do something fast so, I told her whats been spoken of while she was away. It caused less pain but, we went from being intimate friends to just friends. I've told her millions of times that I wouldn't ever give up on her for any reason, no matter what is was. So, as the days went by, I checked up on her, made sure she was okay and all the nice wonderful things that I tend to act on.

As the pain healed and patience played its part, she got better. And well, that brings us to two nights ago when she returned to good health. We were so happy to see each other again but, sadly, we rebuild our intimacy. She is barely around anymore but, I still continue to contact her, keeping her up to date and shower her with my charm, my poetry, and songs like I always have been, sharing our affectionate nature.

And now, I return to you, my multiply family. I missed you all soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.

My dearest Keka, Ash, Chan Chan, Hannah, Sara, Jessica, Cass, Arya, Sach chan, and well, just about every last one of you, I miss.

So thats my big story, there is more but, I'll leave it all our for now. Its quite romantic, yes. But, I don't know if I should speak of it... ... ... ... ... ... ... just teasing and kidding. I might tell you the romantic part of the story.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

To you in Grey, my dear...

This here is the title to my report that I haven't started yet, on the ever-so greatest, actually the most awesome, sadistic, sorrowful band of all... yes, you guess it... Dir en Grey.

In short, I will write about how great of an impact Diru has on their listeners and newcomers, basically, I'm writing a full story, I guess you could say. But also, on Tohru, our incrediblly awesome vocalist, and how their music draws us in and affects it has on us, mainly, our emotions and such.

I'm sure you get the picture. I have done this kind of thing, rarely but, I'm a writer after all. This is my cure for the Writers Block I have.

But of course, I dedicate this upcoming report to my MP family. Be wary of my next post with the exact title, translated from their band name, "To you in Grey, my dear..."

Monday, November 30, 2009

D'espairsRay vs Dir en grey

I noticed how both of these bands have made a name for themselves in America. Diru may have existed long before Despa and toured more in the US but after last years Taste Of Chaos Tour '08, Despa has risen high on the music chart for rock pop and metal categories. It took just that tour in my hometown, Norfolk, Virginia for them to become one of the best Jrock bands in the US period alongside the Jpop queen, Utada Hikaru. Despa's music seems to be making more sales as Diru's spot remains empty at the moment. Im just loving REEDEMER and havent stopped listening to the entire CD thanks to HotTopic reminding me that Despa and Diru are still the greatest. I ran across REDEEMER today and with the biggest smile, half the money from last weeks paycheck was spent on it. 20 bucks total plus tax. Diru's Dozing Green hasn't been available for a while but Despa continues to take over the store shelves as I roam the likes of fye, Wherehouse Music, and Hot Topic altogether. Sadly no other Jrock or Vkei looks available.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bad News For All Us Power Ranger Fans

This is from Fox News:
THE plug has been pulled on the once-mighty "Power Rangers."

After 17 years, Disney has stopped producing new episodes of the show that was a pop-culture touchstone of the '90s.

Apparently, the five color-coded superheroes - Green Ranger, Red Ranger, Blue Ranger, etc. - are still selling a lot of toys, but have become pass� as a TV show.

There was no official word from Disney, which owns the show. But the cast and crew were informed that the show has been dropped, according to reports in the local papers in New Zealand, where the series has been produced since 2003.

The show will likely still be on the air for some time - in repeats. But no new ones will be made.

The series, about superheroes who can don and doff their costumes instantaneously to fight the bad guys, was based on a Japanese series.

It began as "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" on Saturday mornings on Fox in 1993 and moved to ABC and Disney's kids cable channels in 2003.

The show, while hardly controversial, did have its detractors.

Some local stations dropped it from their Saturday morning lineups in 2006 when the FCC said the rock-'em-sock-'em series did not comply with government requirements to air a certain number of hours of educational programming each week."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Nega Single

Visual kei band Nega have announced the release of a new single, called Haunted Jealousy, for November 25th.

Haunted Jealousy, which will also include the b-side Ogress, is set to be released in three editions, each featuring different bonus songs. The TYPE-A will be a limited edition and will come with the song Dorie, as well as a DVD including the PV for Haunted Jealousy. The TYPE-B will come with the songs Islamic and Oboro, while the TYPE-C will come with Ganesh and Inu to antan.

People who purchase all three versions of the single via regular stores will also receive a special DVD as a gift, including footage from one of Nega's latest one-man concerts, held at OSAKA MUSE on July 26th. Those who buy the release via UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's official webstore will receive a different DVD, contaning footage from the band's one-man held at Shinjuku RUIDO K4 on September 13th.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Korean movies that never get old or boring...

The Host. I love this movie soooo so much. I've had this movie since it came out on DVD. One of the funniest, yet, the most ridiculous movies ever.

Those of you who haven't seen it should. So, here's a full plot of the movie, and I mean, I'm going to give you a full plot.

The film opens with an American military pathologist commanding a reluctant Korean assistant to violate protocol by dumping over 100 bottles of formaldehyde down the drain, which leads to the Han River. A few years later, two men are standing and fishing in Han River when one discovers a mutant amphibian which is never shown. He releases the palm-sized creature when it bites him. Four more years later, a man commits suicide by jumping off a bridge into Han River, but not before noticing that there's "something dark, underwater."

In the present day, Park Gang-du (Song Kang-ho) is a seemingly slow-witted man (his father claims he had been that way since a hit on the head many years earlier) who runs a snack-bar with his father, Hee-bong (Byeon Hee-bong). Hyun-seo (Ko Ah-seong) is a schoolgirl and Gang-du's daughter. Gang-du's sister, Nam-joo (Bae Doona), is a national medalist archer who has an unfortunate tendency to hesitate, and his brother Nam-il (Park Hae-il) is an alcoholic former activist who has not done much since graduating from university.

Gang-du is delivering a meal to some patrons, and sees a crowd gathering along Han River. He joins them as they stand near the side of the river and point at something under the Wonhyo Bridge. It is the creature, now grown. It drops into the water, and moves towards shore. Gang-du throws a can of beer into the water near it, and the creature grabs for the can. The other people nearby then begin to playfully toss other pieces of food to it, but the creature disappears from view. A few moments later, the creature appears on shore behind them, and begins to attack and devour people. Gang-du and an American man try to fight the creature, and successfully hit it with a street sign. The creature then bites off the American's arm. As Gang-du runs away, he sees Hyun-seo emerge from the snack bar and grabs her hand without stopping. He then stumbles and unwittingly grabs a different girl. A short distance away, he looks back and sees the creature pull Hyun-seo into the river. Gang-du then sees the monster dragging her on the opposite bank before disappearing into the water.

As the family mourns the young girl in a shelter set up for victims of the attack, government representatives in yellow bio-hazard suits arrive and demand to know who has had direct contact with the creature. Gang-du admits that he has, and the family is forced to the hospital, where Gang-du is quarantined. The Korean government announces that the creature is not only a direct danger, but also the host of a deadly, unknown virus that they claim killed the American whose arm had been bitten off. Gang-du receives a phone call from Hyun-seo, who is not dead, but trapped in a sewer. She is cut off as her cellphone battery runs out. Gang-du tries to explain to others, but his explanation sounds more insane than sane to the people at the hospital. Hee-bong believes his son, and uses up his life savings so that they can escape from the hospital and rescue Hyun-seo. They are then able to obtain a truck, two non-yellow hazmat suits, weapons, and a map of the sewer system around the Han River.

The family search the sewers to no avail. They return to their snack stand at the banks of the Han river to rest for the night. They wake to find the creature watching them. Hee-bong fires on the creature, causing it to attack them and overturn the snack stand. As the creature tries to get at them inside, Hee-bong fires a shot that causes the creature to flee. Hee-bong, Gang-du & Nam-il give chase, firing wildly. Hee-bong is eventually killed by the creature, and Gang-du is captured by soldiers; Nam-il and Nam-joo escape but are separated.

In the hospital, Gang-du overhears that there is no virus: the government is merely perpetuating a charade to save face. The American scientist who lets out the secret claims that Gang-du is infected in the brain. A team of doctors perform a frontal lobotomy on Gang-du. Afterwards, a nurse mocks the seemingly brain-damaged and unresponsive Gang-du. He suddenly takes her hostage with a syringe full of his "infected" blood, his "slow-wittedness" apparently cured by the lobotomy, and escapes to find that he is not in a hospital, but the back of a military truck on the Han River shores. He drives to Wonhyo Bridge in an ambulance.

Hyun-seo has been trapped in a deep sewer pit since she was spit out by the creature. The creature periodically drops off victims into the pit, to store for later. Hyun-seo finds all the others dead or dying except for a young street urchin named Se-ju. Nam-il goes to a college friend for help, and traces Hyun-seo's phone call. He is betrayed for reward money, but cleverly escapes. Before losing consciousness under a bridge, he sends a text message with Hyun-seo's location to Nam-joo. Nam-Joo goes to the bridge, but comes across the creature. She is near enough that she has a shot, but just as she has the creature in her sights, she hesitates. The creature runs past her and she is knocked unconscious. Hyun-seo tries to climb out of the sewer by a rope fashioned from her and other victims' clothes, but the creature snatches her and places her back on her feet. The camera cuts to black as the creature pounces on her and Se-ju.

Gang-du discovers the feeding pit only in time to see the creature dashing away with a child's arm dangling from its mouth. He chases it on land as it dives into the river. Nam-il wakes to see a homeless man who has been tending to him, and with the man's help and liquor, he makes several Molotov cocktails and together they take a taxi to the Wonhyo Bridge. Nam-joo also awakes. She sees the creature and Gang-du run past her and follows them. The three siblings are led to the riverbank, where the creature attacks demonstrators protesting the government's use of Agent Yellow - a chemical weapon highly harmful to humans - against the creature (and non-existent virus). Police press back the demonstrators, trying to hold them back. The crowd finally disperses as the creature comes near to the shoreline. All three siblings meet up briefly on top of the bridge, but Gang-Du leaps from the bridge to chase the creature.

Agent Yellow is released and incapacitates the creature temporarily. Pushing through the poisonous fumes, Gang-du pulls out the two seemingly lifeless children from the creature's mouth. Hyun-Seo had grabbed the other child and had avoided being fully swallowed by grabbing onto a large tooth but the three siblings discover she has died. The creature revives and tries to return to the river. Enraged, Gang-du grabs a street sign and begins to battle the creature. Nam-il also begins to throw Molotov cocktails at it that he had prepared previously. The creature, apparently terrified of fire, continues to flee. The homeless man whom Nam-il met appears and douses the creature in gasoline, but Nam-il accidentally drops his last bottle as he attempts to throw. Nam-joo picks up one of the lit fragments with her arrow and shoots it into the creature's eye, causing it to burst into flames, screaming in agony. The creature makes a last attempt to flee towards the protection of the river, but Gang-du finally impales it with a street sign.

As Nam-joo and Nam-il cradle their dead niece, Gang-du manages to revive Se-ju. In the epilogue, we see Gang-du and Se-ju living as a family in the rebuilt and cozy-looking snack bar, sometime in the winter. One night Gang-du believed he saw something move outside. He gets his rifle but then sets it down, believing it was his imagination. A televised US Senate press release - claiming that the Korean "disease crisis" was caused by "misinformation" - is drowned out by their conversation. The child asks him to turn it off, as he finds it boring, and they eat dinner.

I have nearly killed this movie just watching it over and over and over and over and over again.

Everything about this movie makes you wonder WTF!! and just have a good laugh about it. The characters, especially Gang du, the main character, the dumbest of them all. He is just, how can I say. Stupid, but that's what makes him so funny.

I love the dad in this movie, he is the most funniest of them all eventhough he doesn't really do much, especially Nam il... and the sister, Nam joo, the slowest of them all. That makes up the most loser family of all.

Want to talk about a great director, Boon Joon Ho is one of the greatest for a horror/somewhat comedy type of film. I've seen his previous works and yet, with the same cast, and this one is the best ever.

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