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25 September 2016 @ 02:57 am
So I just realized it's been like a year or more since I last posted on this blog but I thought I'd let everyone (who still uses lj and remembers me) know that I am ALIVE and well. I'm actually studying abroad in Tokyo this school year for ONE WHOLE YEAR. It's kind of crazy to think that coming to Japan was my goal for so long but now here I am. I'm going to see the live viewing of the Tenimyu 3rd Season Hyotei run tomorrow. It's 8th cast's final show. I'm going to try to update my lj more this year while I'm abroad, if for nothing other than myself. Feel free to comment or message me if we're still friends on here. I'd love to chat!
16 May 2015 @ 02:57 am
I DID IT GUYS. I MADE IT THROUGH MY FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE. WOOHOO!!! It feels so weird though to think that I've already completed my freshman year of college. I still can't believe I'm IN college half the time. This is so surreal, but I'm soooo ready for summer. I basically didn't sleep last night because I needed to finish my 15 page final paper. Now I'm DONE though! I'll be taking summer classes, but it's still a relief to be done with the semester (and school year). So stoked~
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want
19 March 2015 @ 12:42 am
Ahhhh I'm so tireeeeed. I don't think I've posted about it here, but I'm in a student-run theatre group at uni, and this season we're putting on the musical Hair! Everyone is so nice and friendly and loving and fun! But tonight we had Build Night. It was 6-10pm, but I ended up staying til 11:30. I'm so exhausted now. But thank god Spring Break begins in two days!!!! I'm so excited!! I'm not really doing anything but that's probably what's so great about it :D I'm going to see the band Echosmith live next Wednesday which'll be fun, but other than that, my plans involve watching toku's, dramas, and anime. Oh and butai ^^ Need to finish Nationals Rikkaimyu and DL14, and some non-Tenimyu ones too. Hope you guys like this new icon XD I doubt I'll get to it, but I want to start Drive (but after I finish ToQger and Gaim *lol I know I'm horrible*). So many things to watch, but if I'm honest I'll probably only get through like 2 or 3 things. I don't know how I used to binge watch whole dramas and toku's in like a day or two. I can't anymore. It's kind of sad. Oh well. Looking forward to relaxing during break. No homework (okay maybe some...), exams, papers, or rehearsal. Once we get back though, tech week aha... And then the show. We have three weekends of shows... So 9 shows in total. April is gonna be a long month but it's probably gonna go by really fast. Then finals and summerrrr~ So yeah, that was my update for today. I'm trying to post more on here so let's hope I keep with it ^^
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: PVRIS - Eyelids
12 March 2015 @ 07:10 pm
Aha hi guys!

I know I said I would try to come on lj more often but... yeah I guess I failed. Again. As usual. I was inspired to post again because Jessie was saying how much she wishes other people still went on lj. I tend to spend most time on twitter, and sometimes on tumblr (mainly for pics to be honest). Hmm life updates?

Second semester of first year of college already halfway through! Spring break starts next weekend! I've been studying ALOT, but it's been fun still. I'm taking Japanese and have been getting a lot better, which is exciting. I'm part of a language exchange partner program with these students from Kyoto, and my current partner Kanna is adorable! She's leaving next week though :( I'm happy because I have gotten a lot of compliments from the Kyoto students regarding my Japanese proficiency. I'm taking Intermediate Japanese this summer (10 unit - 10 week program oof), so I'll be in Advanced next year. I'm planning to study abroad as a 3rd year so hopefully by then my Japanese will be really good. When I go to Japan, I want to visit Jessie in Nagoya, and my uncle/fam in Osaka. There's so much I want to do gah. So I think that's about it for now. I'll try to come on more often, and maybe actually clear my comm/flist just because there's so much that I get confused and don't bother checking it. I hope everyone's doing well! If you're still around, drop a comment!

Best, Kei

P.S. I haven't updated this blog in quite a while so if you read something I posted before 2014, it's probably not accurate or relevant anymore aha problems ^^;; Gotta fix those posts eventually.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Collection - 真愛〜あい〜
14 September 2014 @ 11:46 pm
... Except I kind of am because yesterday Jessie and I talked for THIRTEEN hours and I didn't go to sleep until 5:30AM.

Yesterday, Jessie and I watched Pre5 / Mikazuki's new dvds together (online at least) and then we skyped. We started watching at 4:30, and then started skyping at around 10:30. Soooo crazy how much we talked yesterday. I probably should have slept. Or tried to be productive. Oh well. It was really fun though! Hopefully, we're gonna skype again soon! Maybe not for that long though... But maybe XD

I wish Mikoto and Mutsuki were in KoiSuru and OreWaru. I adore those two~ Oh well. CHaCK-UP were there though!! I heard their full song for the first time! I also heard two new Pre5 songs and two new Mikazuki songs! ^^ I've been listening to 「Thank you for...」 all day ♥︎. I love that song! The more I watch Pre5/Mikazuki, the more I fall in love with them. They're so precious~

It's also NEWS' 11th Anniversary! I know I've been a really bad NEWS fan these past few years, but it's been difficult. It's still a really bittersweet thing for me. But I still love them and they are an irreplaceable existence in my life. I'm so grateful for everything they've given me. They were my first loves. They were my start. I love them so much. Thank you for being my light in the dark.

On another note, my sister is returning to the US in ten days! She's been in Berlin for an entire year, and before that, she was living on the East Coast. It'll be nice to have her back. She's looking for a job in the US (perhaps NYC), but for the meantime, she'll be home. Wish her the best of luck! She deserves it!

I guess that's all for now! Will try updating more often! I missed LJ :)

ケイ // STRONZA (^_-)

P.S. Everyone should admire my gorgeous new icon~
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: 三日月 - Thank you for...
13 September 2014 @ 11:58 am
Once again, it's been a while, but I'm back! I really missed LJ. It's been so long... I guess I should update everyone on what I've been up to. I'm officially a university student now! I am currently a freshman at UC Berkeley (close to San Francisco if you don't know where that is). I really love it here. I've made a bunch of new friends and the classes are interesting. I'm taking Japanese, and it's going well. Overall, I'm really happy with my decision to come here. I was nervous before but I really feel like I fit in here, and it's beautiful. On another note, I made friends a little while back with another Tenimyu/ikemen fan, and she's my favorite person ever now. She introduced me to Present5 and now my life is officially ruined. She lives in Japan! It feels like we've known each other for a really long time but it's been like a month! She's a bit older than me, so her friend said I was the Koseki Yuta to her Wada Takuma >.< Best comparison ever!! Oh yeah, it's NEWS anniversary time again! That's part of the reason I'm back. My friend too! It's really nice to be back, but I had to update some stuff haha. I will try to update more again. I doubt many people are still around but if you see this talk to me! Hope everyone is doing well! Love! ♥︎
Current Location: Berkeley, CA
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: NEWS - フルスイング
27 June 2014 @ 08:42 am
I miss LJ quite a bit, but I feel like I have nothing to post here. And it's not like back in the day where I still felt like I talked to people here, now there's no one I really still am friends with on LJ. When I feel like talking about my day, I go on twitter. When I want to fangirl or whatever, I use tumblr. The only thing I use LJ for still is communities, but otherwise, I feel like my LJ had no purpose. It's a pity because I used to love it here so much.

I have no real reason for writing this, but I'm currently in Europe and I was feeling nostalgic. If any of my old friends here are still around, hope you guys are doing well!
Current Location: Berlin
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: 山下智久 - カラフル
02 January 2014 @ 04:27 pm
Hi guys! I know it's been a really long time since I posted. I've been so busy the past year. I'm in my last year of high school, so besides classes, I was dealing with college apps and other things. I hope everyone has been doing well though. My New Years Resoultion is to become more active now, though! So yup! Happy New Year everyone!
Current Mood: refreshedrefreshed
07 April 2013 @ 05:51 pm
I've decided I shouldn't be allowed to watch old Johnny's Countdowns. I spent the past few days watching some of them and every time I see Pi with NEWS or Ryuu-chan with HSJ or Jin with KAT-TUN, I start crying. I shouldn't be crying this much but it hurts you know. It still hurts so much. It's like I had forgotten how painful it is to remember this. Seeing them there just brings me to tears because I see them smiling and it just breaks my heart. I guess even after all this time, I can't let go. I mean, even now, I still remember how heartbreaking it was when Ucchan and Notti left NEWS. At least when I watch Countdown, I can see Ucchan singing. But it really hurts to see Jin, Pi, and Ryuu and how they used to be there with their groups. Pi was in the last one, but I don't even know if Ryuu will ever come back. I'm still praying with all my heart. I miss him so much <3 Like how is it that I'm crying while watching these guys since a song like Love So Sweet. I should be happy but I'm in tears.
Current Mood: sadsad
20 October 2012 @ 11:03 pm
So basically, it's been three months since I last posted. I don't have really any excuse, but I feel really bad. I've been so busy lately, which is part of it, but another is that I just haven't been in the mood for Asian music, and I haven't kept up with new releases all that much. Also, I've been using twitter alot, which is funny because I always used to think it was stupid. But hey, if you wanna follow me, I'm @nothingsover . Things to know about me lately: I just recently bought a bass and am starting to learn, my favorite band are Anberlin so don't be surprised to see me obsessing over them on twitter, I am a junior (11th grade) and am taking super hard classes at school, and um yeah. Anyways, one of the primary reasons I am here today is because I have recently gotten back into JE. It's not as if I ever stopped being madly in love with them, it's just that I wasn't really keeping up with stuff. Which brings me to the question I want to ask: Does anyone know if there is an active JE sub index? Because one of the reasons I kind of took a hiatus from JE is that there were no usable active JE sub indexes. I remember that great one that was colorcoded and updated daily. It was the best. So if anyone knows of one, can you please tell me? So that's about it. I'll try to post more often, and I miss you all <3