Posted: July 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Tags: Dorimusu, Dream Morning Musume, hANGRY, hANGRY&ANGRY - ハングリーアングリー, Paris, Travel, Yoshizawa Hitomi - 吉澤 ひとみ, Yossy - よっすぃ, ドリームモーニング娘。, ドリ娘。, ハングリー, よっすぃ, 吉澤 ひとみ
So I wanna write a blog post about my trip to Japan Expo 2011 in Paris but i’m so lazy. I”m stealing Ptoms blog and altering it a bit :p
My plans for this years for Japan Expo were pretty much non existent until Friday morning (i tried to book a flight on thursday for £188 but by the time i found my passport it went up to £433) I kept bugging ptom, cos i’m annoying like that. The cost of flying and the train was just too much for a day trip at such short notice and I wasn’t wasn’t overly keen on getting the coach over, so that left us with one option…. a mental option but we decided to drive… (well ptom drove the whole way and i feel bad, maybe next i’m i’ll drive a bit :p)
So, after work i came home and sorted out the last min preparations. I ended up going to sleep at about 8pm. I woke up at about 11pm and got a text from ptom saying he had left his house. This gave us plenty of time to catch our 3.20am ferry but boy was a wrong!!!! Ptom got stuck in MENTAL traffic, a 1 hour journey turned into 3 hours. So, an hour before we were meant to be getting on the ferry and 15 minutes before we were supposed to be checking in, ptom pulled up outside my flat. The amusing thing was that neither of us were too concerned, I jumped in and we headed off to Dover.
We got to Dover at about 4am and tried to decide what we were going to do about our missed ferry, first we pulled into the euro tunnel to see if we could make up for lost time and grab the next train over, but that was going to set us back £140 (one way), slightly more than the £30 (return) ticket we’d bought for the ferry. So, off we drove to the ferry. We wandered around a bit trying to see if we could find any information points that were open, but all we could find was a slightly drunk man who reaked of booze BUT he was helpful! He pointed us in the right direction and off we went. Pulling up at the check-in area for the ferry I rolled down my window, and asked the man at the kiosk how much it was going to cost us to buy a last min ferry ticket for the next available trip (thinking it would be at about 6am i wasn’t holding up much hope) he looked a little confused and said “Mr Thomas… You already had a ferry booked”. At the point ptom and i looked at each other really confused ourselves. In response to this I was like “Yeah but that was for the 3.20am ferry” to which he replied “No problem sir just go on through and get the next ferry” … I can’t thank P&O Ferries enough for their pyschic members of staff and their helpfullness!!
We got on the 5am ferry and arrived at Calais as 7.30am French time, this left us with 3 hours to get to paris. I can’t believe how empty the roads where but then again who would want to pay €20.40 to get to Paris on a toll road….. oh yes… us :). 2 and a half hours later, we pulled into Japan Expo’s car park and headed towards the entrance! For some really strange reason my phone did not work (even know it worked the last time in Paris) and ptom’s phones battery was in the red, we had no way to communicate with anyone. After queuing for not more than half an hour we finally made it into the expo hall and wait straight to the Dream Morning Musume stall to try winning us some tickets for signing.
This was initially met with some disappointment. We first came across the Dream Morning Musume booth and asked where the raffle was taking place for the signing. We was met by a sad looking face from the woman behind the counter telling us that “all the tickets had been given out at 10” ;_; I almost burst into tears i was so tired and upset.
So, with less spring in our step we headed to the h.NAOTO booth to check out the hANGRY&ANGRY merchandise and to see about the their signing later that day. Here we were told that they weren’t doing a signing on the Saturday… which the schedule on the leaflets handed out showed… 🙁
The stall had some new merchandise and I have to say the new set of photos look AMAZING! There was also a large selection of clothes. The clothes were far too expensive for me, i really wanted a hoody but it was like €81… i mean WTF… in the end i bought the new hANGRY&ANGRY photos.
With us both now on a slight downer we aimlessly wandered around for a bit, until we came across the queues for the signing sessions where we soon found out that the tickets HADN’T already been given out, so in we both rushed. A quick look around showed some recognisable faces, the “tallest Japanese man in the world” and all the other Japanese hANGRY&ANGRY fans that have shown up for all the other appearances were a few people in front, we waved said our hello’s. Mika-chan then came running up and gave me a hug and some Yossy photos, i was so happy. She looked at ptom and said “Yossy fan?” and gave some to him too 🙂
On our first attempt was crap, neither of us won. The Japanese hadn’t either, but had come up with the cunning plan to keep buying tickets to the event until they did, now that’s dedication! (They did this until all 5 of them had tickets and even tried to get KueKun one too but ran out of money) We opted for the more sneaky tactic of licking our tickets and rubbing out the marks that said we’d already queued and jumping back in. By the time we’d got to the front CDevil had turned up and tried to give me his ticket, i thought i would look a bit dodgy having a guys name and me rock up and i was successful and licking off the mark :p so he gave it to ptom. We took our second attempts at getting a ticket. I failed again but as for ptom, he I got lucky and pulled out a yellow ticket with a smiley face!
Ptom and CDevil were sooooooooooooo nice and gave me the winning ticket, i was so happy, i can’t thank you enough, the only condition was that i had to give CDevil Rika’s autograph… which was absolutely fine with me as i was only after Yossy. I feel soooo bad i couldn’t get anything signed for ptom too.
The signing started, ptom and CDevil had positioned themselves infront of the railing and had a pretty good spot to fanboy over the girls. Kuekan (who we bumped into a bit earlier) as well as all the Japanese fans and myself all got in line ready to get their items signed. And then the girls came out, Yossie in jeans and a tshirt (she looked stunning with her long dyed blond hair) followed by Rika in a pair of really short jean shorts!
Before the signing i asked Mika-Chan to write something for me to give to Yossy and Rika to see if i could get the items personalise and i was so lucky. From Rika i asked he “This is for my friend Edmund, please can you sign it for him” She looked up at me and said “Edmondo” and giggled slightly. Apparently at this point CDevil had a moment of excitement :p
For me Mika-chan wrote the note “Hello, My name is Sarah. This is one of my favourite pictures of you as you look so cool. Please can you sign this To Sarah.” She then wrote “Next month is my birthday, please can you write a birthday message” Yossy looked at me and said “Otanjoubi omedetou (お誕生日おめでとう)” to which i replied “Hontoni Arigatou Gozaimasu” and she smiled.
After the signing ptom and i went for a walk to find some food behind the stages where we happened to stumble across lesbo lane. i swear every single lesbian couple were making out behind that stage it was so funny. We walked back again and managed to bump into Yossie and Rika (we wasn’t attempting to stalk them…. honest ;p) as they headed outside to their car, ptom got a little wave from Rika and i got a little smile from Yossy!!
Next up was the “Dream Morning Musume Conference & projection”. We ended up going to the conference before so we could get the best seats behind the Japanese fans but OMG it was the most boring this ever and over ran like crazy. Yossy and Rika had turned up and we could see them in the background. Every now and again i was this really quick flash or blonde and i thought what the hell was that. After looking hard enough i noticed it was Yossy. She had found a little scooter and was just playing with it behind the screen. it was so cute.
The Dream Morning Musume conference itself was was… a bit… um… disapointing. Don’t get me wrong by the end of it I loved it, but as I sat through it I did wonder WTF was going on. It started with a DVD of Dream Morning Musume performing a couple of songs. I know the title said that it was a projection, but come on! I can watch a DVD at home, the girls came out gave a little talk with the annoying “No Life” woman. We then watched another few songs, luckily this time who ever was in charge of the PC had the common sense to fullscreen it this time!! After this Rika and Yossie came back out and sung a performance of Ai wa Katsu the charity single released by Up Front Works.
This trip was so amazing just to see Yossy and Rika as themselves out of their hANGRY&ANGRY alter egos.
Once the event had finished we had an hour to spare, we said our goodbyes and went to grab some air. We ended up spying on Yossy and Rika for a bit as their mini bus was delayed. We then headed back to Calais at a leisurely pace. It was nice just having a chat and chilling. ptom must have been knackered, i know i was. By the time we got to Calais i swear i was going mental. I was talking about my phobias of eating stringy food and the wording i used was just hilarious. I don’t like eating stringy cheese as i’m scared it’s going to get wrapped around my throat, i mean WTF is that haha.
We got out 11.15pm ferry home and drove back home.
It was truly an amazing day, the mix of the unexpectedness of it and getting to see the girls was great, the more I get to see the Yossie the more I love her!
Posted: June 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Tags: General, hANGRY, hANGRY&ANGRY - ハングリーアングリー, Me, Yoshizawa Hitomi - 吉澤 ひとみ, Yossy - よっすぃ, ハングリー, よっすぃ, 吉澤 ひとみ
Today I went to the doctors to have a follow up appointment, he said i’m not doing too well, i’ve definitely gotten worst than the last time I saw him. One thing the both of us didn’t want to do was get me on Anti Depressants again, but he felt like he didn’t have much of a choice. So yeah, i’m being weened off the Propranolol and put on Citalopram, I really hope they help, i’m not sure what to do anymore.
Anyway enough about me, i thought i’d post some pictures and write about them cos i can ^_^
Piccy Number 1 – This is my avatar. I picked this picture because I think Yossy is amazing and i nearly have an outfit like this. Thats what i’m basing my birthday party on and I want people to see how awesome she is too. I need an Angry…. any volunteers??
Piccy Number 2 – Yossy and her Guitar. As I said Yossy is awesome and has amazing style. She is learning the guitar which is something i’ve always wanted to do, i guess this is a reminder for me every time i look at it to pick up my guitar and have a go. I love Yossy’s fondness for hats, they are cool and suit her so well.
I think eventually when i get a chance and some motivation back, i’ll start to make my Yossy scrap book, i’ve got so much to put in it but just never seem to do anything about it. I’ll take some photos of that too ^_^
Darn… i’m going to have to stop writing again, my food has just arrived.. PIZZZZZZA <3
Posted: June 13, 2010 at 11:52 am | Tags: Football, Idol World Cup, Kikkawa Yuu, Ogawa Makoto, Sudou Maasa, Tsuji Nozomi, World Cup, Yoshizawa Hitomi - 吉澤 ひとみ, Yossy - よっすぃ, よっすぃ, 吉澤 ひとみ
So, I decided to take part in CDevil’s Idol World Cup, below is my team…
Idol World Cup
Why I chose my team, well…
- Yossy – I HAD to have Yossy as my striker so that was an easy desision.
- Massa – As for my captain, Sudou Maasa, i’m not sure, she’s cool ^-^ I guess she’s my 2nd fav Berryz girl, coulcn’t pick my fav as she was a mid-tier hehe.
- Mako – I needed to have Ogawa Makoto as Yossy and Mako are awesome and make a great team
- Tsuji – Tsuji was one of the original Gatas Goal Keepers, she’s also awesome :p
- Kikka – Kikkawa Yuu was always my favourite in the 8th Generation auditions so wanted to put her in my team too.
As for the prizes…
-The Idol World Cup winner: Maasa was given Slovenia so i don’t think i’ll be winning that competition any time soon :p
(The Captain that has the country who wins the FIFA World Cup will also win the Idol World Cup.)
-The Golden Boot: Yossy was allocated England so thought i might be in with a small chance there until i watched the England vs. USA match… umm yeah haha, and again Slovenia…. ummm yeah good luck
(The Golden Boot is rewarded to the team that scores the most goals throughout the tournament.)
-The Golden Gloves: Same as above i think… good luck hehe.
(These are rewarded to the team that concedes the least amount of goals throughout the tournament.)
GOOD LUCK to everyone who has entered the Idol World Cup.
Posted: June 13, 2010 at 8:17 am | Tags: General, hANGRY, Me, Momusu - モー娘。, Morning Musume - モーニング娘。, Yoshizawa Hitomi - 吉澤 ひとみ, Yossy - よっすぃ, ハングリー, よっすぃ, 吉澤 ひとみ
Well to be honest, I just don’t know O.o
I want to have this awesome blog with load of information about stuff, but i just don’t know what to write.
Any ideas would be muchly appreciated. I know it’s meant to be about expressing myself and stuff but i want an aim as well.
As you may all know Yoshizawa Hitomi is my idol so i want this blog to be just as much about her activities as well as mine, whether its as Yossy, Hangry, Gata player etc.
(This post is also to test that RSS feed works :p)
Posted: June 9, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Tags: Berlin, hANGRY, hANGRY&ANGRY - ハングリーアングリー, London, Paris, Travel, Yoshizawa Hitomi - 吉澤 ひとみ, Yossy - よっすぃ, ハングリー, よっすぃ, 吉澤 ひとみ
Ok so i thought I’d write a quick review as i haven’t managed to write a complete blog post yet. I will eventually get around to it….. honest :p
Berlin didn’t start so well, cancelled flights, missing mini concert, missing the signing… Definitely NOT the best way to start the holiday. As for the concert, it was AWAZING!!!!!!!! It was so, i don’t know how to put it, just great. Before the concert we all met up and just hung out outside the venue, it was cozy. Everyone chatting, everyone friendly, saw Yossy back stage, she waved… <3
The concert was great, I met Yaz-san, she’s brilliant. The hall was huge, i didn’t stand at the front as it was too crowded but there was a step which let me look over everyone’s head and have eye contact with Yossy. There was a point i was the only one dancing on the step and Yossy saw me and started rocking out with me.
The oppertunity to ask a question was awesome, i got a brilliant response, i even managed to have a conversation with her. It was so well organised, it was brill.
After the concert was brilliant too, went to a pizza place the food was brill and after everyone had left, ptom, Chris and I went out of a quick drink with all the other mad people there :p
London wasn’t as good, i didn’t like the venue, pillars in the middle of the room and i was at the back so didn’t get to see much. I also had a small panic attack so managed to miss most of the concert but Yaz-san was amazing, looking out for me. Helped get my mind off things, she also asked me to help about a bit in Paris. Had to leave quite early after the concert so didn’t get to hang out much. Got to hang out with loads of people which was awesome.
Paris was also a bit odd, spent the WHOLE day queuing, was cool again chatting with people, but it was nothing like Berlin. I got to go down to the concert hall before it started to help Yaz-san, i managed to see Yossy, she came out of the bathroom singing Wall Flower, so cute. I got to see Rika too.. i swear she asked who i was hehe:p
The concert was ok, i was to the side of the stage so didn’t get to ssee much, but when Yossy looked over she looked at me and danced with me, she did do it quite abit. I stood on the side dancing with Yaz-san hahahaha. The question asking was not well organised at all :s
All in all i had an amazing time, it was brilliant. I want to say thanks to hANGRY&ANGRY for coming to Europe, you are amazing, Yaz-san for getting them over here, ptom for giving me the oppertunity to ask questions, Chris, Rachel, theKuekun, alm0nd, kimmeh, CDevil, Hexi, Morningtime, Choco, Defrost, Kirsten, JPHiP, all the Japanese crew and anyone else i have missed out ^_^
THANK YOU SO MUCH for an awesome week
Posted: May 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Tags: Berlin, hANGRY, hANGRY&ANGRY - ハングリーアングリー, Travel, Yoshizawa Hitomi - 吉澤 ひとみ, Yossy - よっすぃ, ハングリー, よっすぃ, 吉澤 ひとみ
So Berlin… today wasn’t brilliant, cancelled planes, delayed planes.. all this meant I missed the signing in Alex Mart. I did manage to catch the end where everyone was going up and getting things signed but all i could do was look from the sideline.
I meet up with ptom, theKueken, Alm0nd, kimmu, chiko and other. We hung out outside the building hoping Yossy and Rika would appear but they didn’t. After that Chris and I decided to check into our hotel. It wasn’t brilliant I must say, very run down but it was close to the concert venue so I guess it’s all OK.
Chris and I went back to town to meet people but we couldn’t find anyone so just hung out in the centre and had a few beers and KFC. After that we just went back to the hotel and rested.
I guess the first day in Berlin wasn’t brilliant, i just hope things pick up tomorrow.
Posted: May 2, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Tags: Berlin, hANGRY, hANGRY&ANGRY - ハングリーアングリー, Travel, Yoshizawa Hitomi - 吉澤 ひとみ, Yossy - よっすぃ, ハングリー, よっすぃ, 吉澤 ひとみ
Flight Tickets – Booked / 22nd – 24th May 2010
Concert Tickets – Bought and recieved
Concert Start Time : ?? can’t remember at the mo
Money – Nothing yet.. I need Euros
Hotel – Hotel Colubia: Booked for 2 nights, Payment: on arrival, Location: mystery
Packing – None
Itinerary – go to the concert lol
Places to visit –
Any others Please comment.
Posted: April 28, 2007 at 10:45 am | Tags: Graduation, Japan, Momusu - モー娘。, Morning Musume - モーニング娘。, Travel, Yoshizawa Hitomi - 吉澤 ひとみ, Yossy - よっすぃ, よっすぃ, 吉澤 ひとみ
Full Blog go to:
Aqua’s Travel Blog
So it’s all decided, Kira and I are going to Japan weeeeee ^_^
6 days of pure funs, Watch this spot for all the funs we will have.
In January 2007, Yossie announced her plans to graduate from Morning Musume. This gave me the perfect opportunity to go to Japan and to attend Yossie’s graduation concert at Saitama Super Arena on May 6, 2007 IN JAPAN. The only reason i’m actually getting to go is because of Kira-Chan….
Thank you so much <3
So we leave on Wednesday 2nd May and arrive at Narita at 9:15am on Thursday 3rd. We are staying in a lovely little ryokan called Taito Ryokan
We have tonnes of plans for the week and i’ll definatly write all about it here ^_^
As it’s Yossie’s Graduation i’m going to buy TONNES and TONNES of things so i hope i have enough monies.
First thing i must purchase are White Glowstickes as these are Yossie’s Graduation colours.
Oh i thought i might add a Saitama Super Arena seating plan as i had so much trouble finding one. This one is curtosy of my new friends at Japanlandinvasion.blogspot.
I think thats all i’m going to write today 🙂
I’ll prob update tomorrow with some random stuff… I like random stuff.