Friday, November 21, 2014

Recap: Nodame Cantabile in Europe Part 2

Chiaki recognizes Oliver, Elise's henchman, as his abductor and shoves him off. Oliver tries to convince Chiaki to come quietly, then makes a grab for him, prompting a little girl to bring her mother's attention to the "hugging" men. Oliver throws Chiaki over his shoulder and runs off.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Batzy & Panda's Art Challenge #3

Panda's Entry:

Hint: He was an underground rapper in his teenage years, had to lose weight to be in the boy band he's currently a part of, and is a mama's boy.

Batzy's Entry:

Hint: None. lol.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2PM Go Crazy In New Jersey

I had the chance to check out 2PM's Go Crazy Tour in New Jersey's Prudential Center on Friday the 14th of November. Unfortunately, I do not have an awesome camera, which has prevented me from writing about a lot of the things I attended this year. It did not stop me from taking pics with a camera I borrowed. Excuse the quality, but I am determined to get my own camera soon. I hope to attend more concerts soon and take some awesome pic in the future.

The boys opened with 2 songs that I was dying to see, Heartbeat and Without You. After those two performances, my brain went into fangirl mode and I lost track of following the tracklist. Next time I will try to be more professional, but I make no promises.

Taecyeon and Chansung did a duo track. Jun. K and Wooyoung performed Superman which was pretty awesome and full of energy. Junho and Nichkhun performed Love is true together. The members also performed Wooyoung's Sexy Lady together. Other songs included Go Crazy, ADTOY, Come back when you hear this song, I'll be back, Hands Up, 10 out of 10, Game Over, etc.

The interaction with the crowd was pretty good as the members that did not speak english well attempted to after being pestered by the english speaking members to do so, which I found adorable.

Dances were on point.Vocals were amazing. Visuals (as in the lightshows and transitions) were good despite a few hiccups. At some point shirts were ripped off, and hips thrusted. I approved. Good job guys. Their hardwork, efforts and repeated notions of their appreciation for their fans and shock of the support they received for the event just bumped them up a notch on my list.

Yea, Junho is my bias.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Recap:// Nodame Cantabile in Europe Part 1

It's spring and everyone is celebrating graduation. Tamaki points out that since they will all be together in R.S-Oke, it's not really goodbye. Mine congratulates Nodame on passing her exam to enter the Conservatory in Paris. She declines the invitation to drink with the others because although she doesn't have to be in Europe until the fall, Chiaki asked her to come with him that week. Masumi is overcome with jealousy.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Recap: Nodame Cantabile Episode 11

It's Nodame's first visit home in two years. The Noda family is happy to have everyone together. They wonder what her plans are after graduation. Nodame's brother points out that she will have to teach. The family has spent so much money paying for her tuition to an expensive music academy, that if it doesn't result in her getting a job, it will turn into a bad debt. Mrs. Noda remarks that piano is all Nodame has. Her father agrees; she could never have gotten into a regular college. At least graduating from a music academy will make her seem refined and she might be able to get married.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Recap:// Nodame Cantabile Episode 10

Nodame finishes performing a slapdash rendition of Etude and the audience is confused when she doesn't start her second piece. Nodame sits dazed until she spots Chiaki in the audience. She remembers Kaori's advice to think of the happiness of being in love. She begins to play L'isle Joyeuse beautifully, which doesn't please Yuuta who has been watching her with disdain.

Saturday, November 1, 2014