arashi A.RA.SHI

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Friends Only

Its not that i have something to hide but more of the make sure no random person starts commenting my posts without my permission.
I don’t have much of rules when it comes to who is allowed to become friends with me. But i do request one thing:

That is: that whoever wishes to must first tell me a few things..

Number one: Name/Nick name (Either is cool with me)
Number two: Country of Origin
Number three: Age

Number Four: Hobbies/Interest

Apart from this rules, as long as you tell me i will add you back. (Of course it depends on whether i want too, but i wont be harsh) I i dont add you back, it means i have a good reason to not add you back

If you have the same interest as me which are, Japanese  or Korean Pop, Dancing, Singing,and more, feel free to tell me that too :D

As for those who i have already am friends with, dont worry i wont remove you :D this is just for new people...

One more thing to add on, for those who are already my friends on LJ, please feel free to introduce yourself, i only know a bunch of you so i would like to get to know my other friends too.

The past is what we always tend to look back on,
but remember the future is what we look to, to move forward.

- Charlee DeSa -


[156] Here's to a new chapter

It has been awhile since I last updated;

I will not go into much detail over all. But by the grace of God; I have manage to get into the Master program that I applied for at the beginning of the year.

Initially I really did no think I would get it. Mainly because I didn't believe I was qualified enough - it had been some time since I last studied, plus I was not like a high fly student with amazing grades and amazing academic record.
Yet, I somehow manage to crawl my way into the 25pax max program.

It was clear that it was really with the grace of God that I manage to get in.
Though, there are times I get anxious and worry am I truly good enough to make it. I am trusting this path that has been laid out before me. I believe that God did open this door and because this door has been open for me I will walk through it.

I trust in Him for the future outcomes as well, and will work the best to my ability to learn and do well in this only year long program,

It has been a hidden dream of mind to studying something related to museums and curatorship, so to get the opporuntity to do so in this brand new course is something I am truly excited for.

Luckily, the course only is over 3 days and though some last till 7:30pm at night, I feel that i have good enough time to really study and do my best. This course has a professional vs an academic track, naturally because I do want to make this a career I will opt for the professional track. I hope with the internship and all, I would be able to gain a place or at least enough to find a career in this sector.

Here's to 14th August when I start!

"The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts."
Albert Einstein
arashi A.RA.SHI

[155] let's conquer

2017 has been a fantastic year for Wanna One, and perhaps also all the main contestants from P101 Season 2. Some have made their solo or temporary group debut and that in itself is rather amazing to me.

The award season has come and is going to keep coming as the year is really drawing itself to a close. We recently had the MAMA Awards 2017 and Melon Music Award 2017, soon we would also be getting Golden Disc Awards and the various broadcasting stations' Entertainment and Drama Award ceremony (minus KBS Entertainment award)

One group that is really making themselves on top is Wanna One. They have had a fantastic year with debuting; their debut album being a million seller as well as winning awards that was completely unexpected.

I am truly happy for them that they are receiving that kind of love and attention from those around them. These boys have truly worked hard in getting such amazing results and I am proud of them.

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The other group of course that has not only conquered 2017 but has kept on conquering for 5 years is Arashi!!
I was so happy that this year each of the members had a good amount of solo work; with dramas, awards, variety shows. Their singles, album and tour have been super well recieved.

They have come out on top again this year to be the number 1 highest earning artist of 2017, with over 1 billion in sales. That is just huge, and this is their 5 year consertive year of winning this. I am truly just amazed at their popularity. They have really worked so hard every year with having singles, having a tour yearly.

I am truly excited to see their activities in 2018 as we get one step closer to their 20th anniversary year!!

Sadly or not I cannot post any Arashi videos since most of them will get taken down because of copyright. But at least I can post a picture ^^

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. 
~Albert Camus~
arashi A.RA.SHI

[154] gone too soon

It has been about a week since the news broke out about SHINee's lead singer; Jonghyun committing suicide in his apartment.

Honestly, when the news came out, I was in shock. I know that death is something that happens often, and suicide well it is a method that is often taken. But I never did would expect a young kpop star to take his own life.

What really struck me hard was that he was suffering from depression when he took his own life. I know that as a Christian I cannot accept the fact that he took his own life; however I recognise that he must have somehow felt that there was no way out of whatever he was going through. Depression is a mental problem; it is like being caught in an endless cycle of sadness, hopelessness and pain. What I was most sadden by was that; did he have no one that he could have turned to during this period of pain. What caused him to eventually take that last fatal step of ending his own life.

People would question and said he should have fought harder to live. But when you are caught in that pit of darkness; it is difficult. I am not excusing his action, but I do realise that when you are in such an entertainment industry taking about your problems or telling the world about it; is difficult.

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arashi A.RA.SHI

[153] All I wanna do~ Wanna One

WOW what a treat! Double entry!
Well as I said in the previous post, that I have VERY recently discovered or more like recently been loving a new group.
A very new group


This is a group (that is actually a temporary group) - they were created from a survival program called "Produce 101". This is actually season 2, where season 1 consisted of only female trainees; season 2 is the opposite of that. This group will only be carrying out promotions and group activties for only 2 years. After which they will disband and return to their various agencies - to debut, or what not. Which is really sad for me because I actually have come to love the group dynamics of all the members.

Out of all the 11 members, I have come to truly just love two in particularly (: So here and let me introduce you to them (: - Well hold up!
For now, I will introduce to you my absolute favorite!


@credits to those who took the picture. (Pictures are not mine)

This beautiful boy (who is 4 years younger than me -_-"), is my favourite! I truly truly am just amazed how he can be so sexy YET cute at the same time! It is rather ridiculous!

Okay, I will not fangirl right now! Check them out ^^

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. 
~Norm Papernick~

[152] Born to Beat - BTOB

Hello folks!
I apologise for not being the most active person there is.
So I am taking some time out (: to inform you of one of my latest loves :D
It is indeed very rare for me to become rather heavily involved with idol groups - ever since DB5K broke my heart with their split, it never quite got back into it.

Over time, I have fallen in love with only one group since, and now I am adding that 1+1=2 groups in total.

BTOB has been the group that has help me recover my love for kpop.

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This group has it all, everything from amazing talent, to extreme funniest and just wonderful love between each member. All of the members (very much like DB5K) are equally talent in their own right.

I won't bombared this post with loads of things - but this is just something I would like to share!
Please give them love and attention, it would be completely worth it.

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. 
~Joseph Addison~

[151] I can see your voice

It has been awhile people~ I know I have been away for quite some time, and I apologise. Just in the past few months, a lot of things in my life has change, there have been certain serious decisions that I have to make hence, blogging has of course dipped in terms of my priotites! But I am back! Sort of (haha!) I will try to update more as life goes on ^^

Recently I have been doing a "I Can See Your Voice" marathon.
I have got to say, I love the concept of this program. A lot of times we do judge people base on their appearance, what they wear, how they look like.

This show does break that stereotype that all good looking people CAN sing, and those who are not CANNOT. The other thing is also the fact that it allows people such as people who are tone-deaf the opportunity to appear on the show. It gives people who are fearful a chance to be courage and sing in front of many.

I am currently in love with two people who appeared on the show. One is an actor, who every guy in the audience wanted him to be TONE DEAF. Another is an amazing young guitarist, just completely awestruck by his skills.

So check it out!

arashi A.RA.SHI

[143] light & darkness

The human mind is truly frightening and scary.
At times I can see the demons in my head to clearly. Like they smirk at me .

At times I wonder whether those thoughts are truly mine, or from the devil.
Humans are capable of practically everything on tis earth. Am I capable of such dark thoughts?

Running seay isn't the solution, but do I have the strength to face up to my demons.
What if when I stare at the mirror all I would see is myself smirking back at me?

Lord you see me, my dark and light. Help me. This isn't who you have made me to become.
Change me from the inside out and renew me again with Your Holy Fire and Holy Spirit.