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[sticky post] An introduction to "me"

Nov. 3rd, 2013 | 10:52 am
mood: lazy lazy

Hello everybody,

I'm Kate. I'm form Germany and most of the time I'm pretty happy to be here ;)
I'm working as a teacher at a primary school and most of the time I also love this job^^
However, preparing lessons does not really leave too much free time for me...however, if I manage to find some time, I'll spend it with watching Arashi videos or writing fanfictions about those adorable 5 bakas. Sometimes I manage to watch JDramas too...

Regarding my number one in Arashi...I'm mostyl wavering between Aiba and Jun. Right now, Aiba is my favourite, but Jun comes really reeeaaaally close after him, so sometimes they change positions (great...that sounds weird now^^°). However, I love the other three as well, just Nino sometimes gets on my nerves with his bratty and self-content attitude - still, I like him^^

I think this journal will stay pretty empty because I'm more active in my own community.
It's called lost_for_words and it's a place where I release all the fanfictions I have written. As you can imagine they are onyl Arashi focussed. I'd be happy if you could pass by and join.

I'm not opposed on making new friends here at LJ. I just ask you to leave a message or a comment or whatever when you add me to your firend's list (if I don't know you...)

I'm looking forward to make new friends here!

Kate <3

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Mar. 25th, 2016 | 06:05 pm
mood: okay okay

Hey everybody~

I haven't written in ages but that doesn't mean that I am not active anymore.

I still try to follow Arashi and I am still watching lots of Jdrama! I just simply do not post stuff here^^;;

Recently, I found my singing mate sky_fish7 and since december we are working together on some fancovers.
I simply wanted to list them here in case someone wants to listen to it^^
They are all located on sky's soundcloud, but I go there and listen to the covers once in a while too.
Also, I am only singing the normal melody. Sky is the one doing the amazing job with the harmonies ;)

Also, in a crazy moment I cam up with a unit name for us. That's why you can find all the covers under the name of "SkyKitty" ;)

And here we go with the songs. (There are only 4 up to now but there will be more^^)

Arashi - Aozora no Shita Kimi no Tonari (our first collab and Aiba's b'day present)

Arashi - Troublemaker (Sho's b'day present)

Arashi - Bittersweet (Celebration Song for Valentine's Day)

Kanjani8 - Clover (Celebration Song because Spring finally started)

So, which one do you like best? I cannot really decide... I like them all in a way, but I think, Aozora is my fav until now^^

I hope you like them!

Best Wishes,

Kitty <3

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Scene Shirt (self-made)

Mar. 10th, 2014 | 10:29 pm
mood: tired tired

This definitely deserves a post ;)

I always love the design, with the clouds and the wonderful blue sky and the glitter! Yes, that was a great idea!
So, when you cannot buy it, what do you do?
Make it by yourself!

I have no idea how long it took me (long!), but now that it's done it doesn't matter anymore!^^
I went for Nino's design here. Ohno's and Sho's shirt were sleeveless what I didn't want for me and Aiba's shirt was full of holes. Jun's shirt was with so many buttons and things that I thought it's hard to re-make. And Nino's design was so nice and glittery with all the sequins.

Basically, my trip to Japan saved that shirt. I had the picture drawn onto the shirt and the sequins on the frame. However, I was wavering if I should use the big sequins for the clouds too. They were a bit too big for me there...so, I was thinking about using beads. But then, THEN, I discovered the little sequins in a Japanese shop. I was so happy!!!

So, finally, let me present you my masterpiece^^
(I really started with a white shirt here!)
Masterpiece under the cut^^Collapse )

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Triple kitchen - Aiba Masaki

Mar. 7th, 2014 | 02:10 pm
mood: annoyed annoyed

Sooo, I am back from my vacation and school has started again.
To get out of this "I am back from Japan and feel nothing but the urge to fly over there again RIGHT NOW - depression", I am watching lots of Japanese movies that I always wanted to watch. It gives me a slight feeling of still being there...at least for those two hours.
Also, I was lucky enough to find a movie subbed that I always wanted to watch. TRIPLE KITCHEN.
Aiba has a minor supporting role in it and since I am hunting every movie with him (even if it's just a tiny little appearance), I was really happy. Without even knowing what the movie is about, I started watching.
Now I'll write my thoughts and impression about this movie along with some screenshots I made. However, the quality of the movie was not the very best - it's quite old afterall, from 2006. Still, I hope you can see Aiba^^

I put it under the cut because there are quite some pics...Collapse )

If anyone of you ever decides to watch this movie or had already watched it, I would love to hear your thoughts on it!

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Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru (Aiba)

Feb. 3rd, 2014 | 10:22 pm
mood: anxious anxious

I've always wanted to watch it. However, I only had the raw and never found subs, but this weekend, I was able to find some.
So, in between all the studying for school law, I watched the drama as a reward for remembering another 15 tasks of a headmaster^^ (honestly, school law is a very VERY dry topic!)
Aaaanyway, this drama kept me alive over the last three days and I do not regret watching it.
It's quite an old drama (from 2003 if I'm right), so we have Baby Aiba in this here. (just because of Aibaby it's worth watching)
Click to read my thoughts (and to see the heavy picspam of Aiba-sensei)Collapse )

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Sewing Project Nr. 2 (ongoing)

Jan. 26th, 2014 | 10:20 pm
mood: creative creative

Soo...I've continued sewing^^
My mum is going crazy with me cause I keep asking her how to do things, but she always helps me. Without her help I wouldn't have made it that far.
Click of you're interested^^Collapse )

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My first self-made pillow

Jan. 6th, 2014 | 05:21 pm
mood: tired tired

Yes, this deserves an entry in my journal.
There are different reasons.

1. I'm quite an idiot when it comes to needle and thread. Whatever I touched, it ended up in a mess^^° This time, however, I really managed to get something done. Something that doesn't look like an accident. That's why I am proud!

2. I ALWAYS wanted to have it. Ever since I saw it lying on the sofa in HnA for the first time, I wanted it. I loved it and I thought it was a really nice idea from whoever to put it on that sofa.

3. Basically this just shows that Arashi makes me way too creative. Way to creative in that way that I actually don't even have time to do something like this LOL But I did it anyway and I don't regret it (maybe just my body who is in serious lack of sleep!)^^

Now let me present you the masterpiece :D


That's on my parent's sofa, but I transferred it to my bed now ;)
I didn't manage to find other fabric, but I think the light version looks pretty nice too!

And as a reference what I am actually talking about:

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You see that pillow behind Nino?! THAT'S IT!^^
Unfortunately there is no way to sew me the Nino too. I think he would make himself quite good in my bed too LOL

So, now I end this post although I am still way too proud about myself ;)
Let's see what this new year brings for me and my sewing machine^^

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Ryusei no Kizuna - Nino

Dec. 27th, 2013 | 09:58 pm
mood: happy happy

So, this time I went for a Nino drama.

If I was ever forced to name the Arashi member I like the least, it would be Nino. He can be cute and I really like the area around his nose and mouth, but I somehow get annoyed by his bratty remarks and that it's never his fault but the other's or the microphone's or whatever...

Nevertheless, I adore his ability as an actor. I feel that when he is acting, he's a slightly different person. He's a bit less annoying and a bit more cute^^

I wanted to watch since drama since ages. I like Toda Erika and Nishikido Ryo, so this was a must-watch for me. I have no idea why it took me that long to finally start “Ryusei” but some weeks ago I really felt like giving it a try.

Just my random thoughts about the dramaCollapse )

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Last Hope - Aiba Masaki

Dec. 1st, 2013 | 10:35 pm
mood: blah blah

Finally I have the time to write about this drama. It left a deep impression on me and I really need to write down my thougts about it.
As this review will contain spoilers, I'll put the part with the spoilers under the cut, so only read it if you watched it already or if you don't care to read how it ends, but I do not recommend you to do that because it'll make the drama less enjoyable to you if you know how it ends.


I only finished this drama about two weeks ago.
Aiba is my ichiban in Arashi, but I never felt the urge to watch the drama. The reason is probably that I wasn't very happy with his last two dramas. Aiba isn't the best actor among the Arashi members, we all know that, but he is cute when he's acting and it makes me happy to watch him. However, the plot of Bartender and also Mikeneko was, sorry, terrible. Bartender was pretty boring although it had an amazing cast and in Mikeneko all I did was pittying Aiba for the terrible role he had to play. Honestly, all the other characters were cool, but Aiba's character was just pitiful (at least that's what I think).
However, I watched the NEP League with the Last Hope Team for some reason and then I suddenly felt the urge to watch the drama and after finishing the first episode, I knew I wouldn't regret it.

I was drawn in by Aiba's character from the spot. First of all, I think Aiba is made to wear that lab coat, it suits him so so good!!! Also, his hair is great, I think I like it that much because it's really straight and really dark. It gives his face a mystical touch.

(Just look at him, isn't he beautiful???)

But it's not just Aiba's (amazing) physical appearance that made me fall in love with him again, it's also the character he portrays. Somehow a bit of Aiba's own personality was included into the role.
He plays Hatano Takumi, a general practitioner, who was sent to the hospital by his father in order to gain more experience. The hospital just opened a center for translational medicine and that's where Aiba's character is going to work. His colleagues are all the best dotcors from their field and their mission is to rescue patients that were sent away from other hospitals. Basically, they are their "Last Hope".
Hatano Takumi is someone who is not simply looking at the patient's illness, but also on the emotions of the patient, of the people that accompany the patient and the surrounding influences that might affect the patient. He truly tries to help wherever he can and this includes figuring out the patient's feelings and helping him going through the process of the cure, not just on the medical level but also on the emotional side.
This kinda makes me think about Aiba's very own personality, because I see him like that too. Aiba is always trying to help his friends and other people around him to feel better. He tries to make them happy with his actions, but even more he helps them with his kind words and attitude.
Still, Hatano Takumi had also some weird habits that totally reminded me of Aiba-chan. No matter where he was or what he was doing, it was absolutely necessary for Hatano Takumi to eat his 3pm snack. Also, he was doing weird excercises before he went to see a problematic patient. He explained to his colleagues that those movements were said to relax and to make the brain open for new ideas.
Last, but not least, Aiba showed us many wonderful expressions in this drama. I could see him laugh a lot. His smile is something I could not live without, it makes me happy whenever I see it. But you don't even need to see his beautiful smile to knwo that he is laughing.

It's enough to take a look at his eyes and you immediately feel the happiness that he is radiating.
However, he also showed us a very serious side of his. There were scenes when his face showed us exactly that he was more than desperate to find out about his past and the more he figured out, the more he was hurt.

But I think that his serious side and also his tears were very beautiful.

Despite Aiba's very impressive character, the story was amazing and really thrilling.
I have to admit that I have no idea about medicine, so I cannot comment on all the operations and things they did or discussed. I saw people writing that somethings were far away from the reality, but that's probably why they always write "This drama is fiction" at the end of each episode^^ I didn't mind and I also didn't care about the correctness of those medical things because it was not important to me if it's possible to do it in reality or not.
However, this drama wasn't only about operations and how to save the patients. The past of the characters was revealed step by step each episode and around the fifth episode I realized that everything was linked in some way.
I also had a very bad feeling about Aiba's past and I am proud to say that I figured out what happened to him after the 10th episode (yes, out of 11, but still, usually I am pretty bad in realizing such things^^°). Still, I was shocked to realize that I was right after the drama ended because I had hoped it wasn't true. I could not understand how somebody could do this to its very own child.

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All in all, I think this was Aiba's best role so far. He played the character of Hatano Takumi very convincing and I enjoyed watching every single minute of it. I wished the drama would have lasted longer so that I could watch more of amazing Aiba in a lab coat.
Now my wish for him to get a new drama is stronger than ever and I am praying that he will get a new chance soon!

Everybody who didn't gave the drama a try yet, maybe because of the same reasons as I did, I really REALLY suggest you to do it. You won#t regret it, believe me^^

(a last screencap because he is just too pretty)

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Arashi's drama and movies (my list)

Nov. 18th, 2013 | 06:46 pm
mood: happy happy

I decided to make a list of all the dramas and movies I watched with the Arashi members.
Basically this is for me to keep track of what I watched and what I have to watch. I know there is "mydramalist" and I am using it properly, but there are lots of other dramas on my list too without any Arashi member.
Still, I set myself the aim to watch all of their dramas/movies, so I think this list here will help me to keep track...
my list of Arashi dramas and moviesCollapse )

There are still lots of movies/dramas left, especially old ones from their beginining or Jr. time...
And I am looking forward to all the new ones that will come!

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