I am way too amused by these.
Apparently at a recent Halloween VAMPS gig were all in costumes. KAZ paid homage to Gackt's Jesus, HYDE was a dead version of Olivia Newton John and Gackt was Kenshin cosplaying Gackt.
All I can say is L O L~!
Snagged from Oricon Style
I have been inspired once again by my two favorite sites:ETSY and MMMG. This time it is stationary. Upon re-arranging my room for the upcoming winter season, I found my old art portfolios. Inside them contained many drawings, sketches and ofcourse, paper. I always had quite a bit of paper and over the years, I have recycled QUITE a bit of that blank white stuff. The paper I am talking about ar the fancy metalic, pearl or embossed variations sold at say Pearl Arts & Craft or somewhere similar. When I saw them again, I had such an urge to create SOMETHING. I never rweally know WHAT but it was just... SOMETHING! So, here I am oggling ETSY and MMMG for ideas.
On a more sombering note, I have a wake and funeral to go to over the next few days. My Uncle-in-law died of Lung Cancer on Monday. I know my Aunt is strong and has been dealing with the HIGH posiblity of his death since MARCH, but I felt a bit sad for her... that was until I saw her today. She is totally fine. I am guessign she already greived and prayed about this. I knew she has been crying alone at home for months so yeah... My GRANDMOTHER ont he other hand.. she looks so depressed. My heart aches for my poor granny. We will see how this week will end I suppose.
I hate canceling on people or bailing out on events due to home obligations. In less than two weeks I have had to do so three times already. Thankfully, I had not pre-purchased tickets or what have you. I am also a bit glad not to spend any more money getting to and traversing around NYC.
However, if I have to stay home for some stupid reason On Monday, I will surely flip out!
After work on Satruday I met up with my long time online friend V1ntage aka Lindsey, in NYC. Her school was in town for a couple of days so we met up in Soho to do some shopping. After departing from her company I went to several pool halls in The Village and then Union Square with Jean, Courtney, Joe and Rich. Adi then calls to let us know she was having a party near Koreatown and we were invited. So after departing from the menfolk, we headed over. Too little too late sadly. Five min after "Ladies get in free" time soured those plans, so it was off to Koreatown we went for some MORE booze and karaoke. The place was packed with Metalheads that sang Pantera, Pop Queens who sang Brittney, Hanson and other pop music gems... but sadly in minidresses and skirts FAR too short for them. Bits were seen and people were notified.. many many times.
I stayed until close to 4am before heading to Penn Station to sleep before the 5am train...heading BACK to work. Yes, Nikki stupidly stayed out all night with little sleep only to have work at 7am. I was tired but not irritable, surprisingly. A 30 min nap a 10am helped. But as soon as I left at 3:30 pm I wanted to sleep so badly. I had to cancel plans with Lindsey yesterday due to family obligations at home. I probably could have gone out after 7pm yesterday but my body protested that bed rock and pillow jam would be the ONLY places I could go last night. I awoke today FULLY recovered and well rested. Some minor cooking duties and hopefully the return of my mother before 3pm should have me back in NYC before 6pm this evening.
So today, I log on to myspace. I see a bulletin from MusicJapan about the Dr. HAKUEI articles they have. So I read them and lol at the answers. Not that they are funny or anything but the fact that he is responding.. THEN I notice the videos keep changing from article to article.. so I play it.. it is a VIDEO RESPONSE to the articles. So yeah. I'm hooked on them now.
And it does not help that his is in costume some of the time. :D
I am sick so I will keep this as short as possible. Missed the meet and greet at Kinokuniya but went to the concert. Had a BLAST! The vibe was a happy one. So may people dancing and singing. It makes sense why SUGIZO joined up with Juno Reactor, they seem to have th same message of peace, harmony and global community he holds so dear. Went to the after party but had to leave RIGHT when the band came in. I was kicking my self mentally for a moment but there was nothing I could do. I HAD to go home. Times like that make me wish I live din NYC. I KNOW it would have been fun times and good conversation, but I HAD to go home. Had this show been on a Saturday, sure I would have stayed. The place would have closed at 4am and I would be ok to go home.. but since the first place was closing at 2am.. I did not want to risk being stuck in the train station until 5am.
I will post photos and such some other day. I want to go back to sleep right now.
DILEMMA~! That is all I keep thinking about when I think of this concert. The persons I REALLY want to go with me probably will not because a) they HATE SUGIZO or B) they never heard of him. This proves to be quite a problem. Two other persons are going to be working the show. One as a photographer and another.. let us just say it is "HIGH PROFILE" enough to be excited over. :) So they are also out. One friend had mentioned how her boyfriend might want to come.. but I don't really know her.. and much less do I really know HIM. The last person lives WAY out of state and will be unable to get home after the show so THEY are out also.
UGH! WHY are things like this so hard? I win two tickets to a show that will most likely be great only to not have anyone interested able to go WITH me.
so.. UM... I registered for the JAME concert tickets for Sugizo/Juno Reactor show in NYC.. and I uh.. WON.
Talk about random. I DID NOT expect it to win and I applied for it on a lark.So here is the e-mail
So says their official page, ReS is disbanding. Color me shocked. More info on Shattered Tranquility
September: Gym week in NYC, Mitsuwa meetup, Concert/meetup
October: House party, Halloween Parade
November: NYC concert, PA concert (?), TO concert(??), Louisiana Thanksgiving(???), Visit Eggvip (????)
December: NYC concert, Chirstmas in Trinidad(?), New Year's Eve House Party
I have never been so shocked and
I think it can work for him if it is only the sides.. but I was shocked and upset when I initially saw it.
I shall start with the first F, Family. My Auntie from Louisiana called me and basically said (for the umpteenth time now) that she was SERIOUS about moving out. I rattled off some locations and she wants to live near my resent job. I told her that there are a few towns near there she can choose from. I am a bit happier that she is POSSIBLY serious about moving this time. I know it will be good to see her for Thanksgiving also.
The second F is for Fanplusfriend. They always have items to tempt me and drain my wallet. These tend to be skirts particularly, but this time I saw a CORSET that I MUST have once it becomes available. The designs from the competition came out AMAZINGLY good this time around so there seems to be hope for that site after all. Now if only the sold LEATHER and not pleather corsets.The last F is for friends. I cleaned up my friends lists on those p2p sites (myspace, facebook, livejournal, etcetera). Planning some activities after the two New York concerts too.
Speaking of New York, I still can't believe that 9/11 was only 7 years ago today at around 9 or 10am. A LOT of things have changed since then. I am not talking about this country either. That of course is a given. I have changed a great deal from then to now. All I can do is sit back in awe of time,really. That and hope not to make the same mistakes as I had in the past. I MAY go into Manhattan but I think the security for Obama and McCain will be SO INSANE that I will have to arrive EXTRA early or EXTRA LATE to take care of my business there... but I may run into Mr. So and So... I think I will take the risk.
The name says it all. Since I am much of a foodie, this page really amuses the heck out of me.
I got most of the tickets to shows I want to go to in November and December... but I am debating on if I should go to Toronto. Yes for a concert, but also to give my aunt the invitations she commissioned me to design for her.
Don't get me wrong, I like Dir en grey, but I usually go to shows with people I know or know people I know will be there. I don't know as many Canadians as I used to. I doubt the ones I DID know even LISTEN to Dir en grey... but I will text Angela to see if she is going. I am pretty sure she is but having at least ONE familiar face near by is enough for me.
My aunt in Louisiana is OK. Apparently she was in Arkansas and called my aunt in Toronto, Canada. I don't get what is going on between my aunt down there and my dad... but I hope it gets settled by Thanksgiving. IF she has a house still, we will be venturing back down there like we did MANY many many years ago. I guess it is about six or so? I really can't recall. But I really hope that I we go so I can get the week off of work and MAYBE visit EggVip since she is not too far away.
My sales are going quire well. A little bit slow when it comes to the books and clothing, but the jewelry and yaoi stuff are FINALLY selling. I am so happy too. I guess I can put the Uke and Seme shirts up finally now that there are people interested in buying them.
I watched the RNC yesterday evening. It saddened me a great deal to see many Born again Christians being swayed by the BULLSHIT. It is a known fact that McCain does not readily talk about his religious views on abortion or same sex issues. This is the reason why he chose Palin. She sures up all of his inadequacies in those areas making the Republicans some sort of coveted demi-god to the religiously blinded folk across the country.
I am born again. However, my views on abortion and same sex issues do not run along the same vein of most born again Christians. While the nuances of this topic can be discussed until both sides are blue in the face, the more important issue at hand is fixing our economy and keeping our citizens safe. Abortion issues will come later, as they ALWAYS have.
It really sickened me to hear a former friend say she was voting for Bush for a second term only because he was Christian and against abortion. If our God is a god of love and peace, how in the HELL could he condone war and not missionary work instead? Yes, after 9.11.01 I as upset and scared for my father and for my country. But not scared enough to want to fight a war. ESPECIALLY not a war that continued on for this long. Ugh. nd the whole Palin issue with her 17 year old daughter. That girl had NO CHOICE int he matter. It would have been political RUIN if she had had an abortion OR did not marry the father of the child. Now all of the conservative Christians are saying "We are all sinners." and all of that nonsense. I swear to you if any shit came out about Obama or Biden's families all hell would break loose. They basically pardoned Palin's lack of proper parenting by simply chalking it up to an error in judgment on her daughter's behalf. It really disgusted me how they played the religious card AGAIN. If they win, I swear to God, I am moving to Canada... or ANYWHERE THAT IS NOT THIS COUNTRY.
Glass skin is a rather nice sounding song. I am so glad Kyo has decided to sing SING in it. Real update, uh whenever.
First off, my picnic Sunday was a success! I think I shall try and do it annually!
I attended a local lolita meetup held by an acquaintance from my old college's anime club. I did NOT dress up due to it being hot AND having a doctor's appointment earlier in the morning. It was small. Literally 3 people aside from myself. We talked, took photos and ate/drank. It was really nice and the girls kept getting compliments and questions. The public seemed intrigued in a GOOD way basically. Photos will be up on facebook this evening.
As for this weekend, My cousin and some friends are going to be in NYC.
Friday: Clothing Swap
Saturday: Central Park Picnic w/ sis, Sangrias!, Party in Brooklyn
I listened to Genkisei and wow. Just wow.
Genkisei = VICL-36404
I think it blew Tozasareta Rakuen out of the water. The covered songs (Gakuseimachi Kissaten and Isezakicho Blues are AMAZING too. I knew that if ANY band could cover retro-rock or enka it would be Merry.. and then maybe MUCC. But that's it. No one else can do it as well as them.
Also, I am really liking 12012 newest single Taiyo.
I must say I was a bit worried about 12012 after their show at Anime Next. the songs they put out after that were weak as hell.
Lastly, rumors have been buzzing around that my OTHER favorite band may be back in December! I sure fucking hope so. They really need to come back and play in good old NYC.
News link about Lee Eon's death via motorcycle accident
Oh man. His passing really hit a lot of my friends on lj
He will be missed by many.
Yep. This layout is a total cop out.. but I love this interface so much. I PROMISE that the next one will be more professional/streamlined so I decided to simply change two things about this one and keep it up for a few months or so. Once again, I scrapped another site idea.. this website thing is becoming such a huge monster of a problem. I guess I am too picky. Anyways, I had better get back to work.