Goodbye 2016…Hello 2017
It’s that time again — for me to do a quick recap of year 2016’s “Idolling journey” hahaha 😀 Just in case you didnt know, every year i always do this long-ass post of summary of my idolling journey lol~ And i usually only updated my blog before TIF’s, New Year Post, and if there any particular idol events that caught my eye in my country. LOL.
So yeah…without further ado, let’s get it started 😀
January 2016 to May 2016
As you can see, i have stopped going to JKT48 theatre ever since December 2015 (that’s the last time i actually applied for a theatre show), so i went into a “low key” period for any 48 activities (as my interest towards “48 groups” slowly to fade anyway, so it’s about expected). Although i still buy photopacks and also attended some HS (handshake) events here and there… but i survived so long without stepping inside the JKT48 Theatre lol. Below is a screencap of my JKT48 Membership account from their website.
5th December 2015 is the last time i applied for JKT48 Theatre Shows !!
So, many of the “idolling” memories during the first 5 months of 2016 is just some other local idolling events xD 😀 The first one being set in Bandung (about 3 hours trip from Jakarta). I went for a short trip to Bandung to see some local japanese event. Over there i managed to see some of their local idol groups such as Lumina Scarlet, and Kirari. To my surprise, there is a lot of local cover groups in Bandung, haha. And also. just happened that “4 Durian” (a sub-unit from JKT48) also performed in Bandung that weekend!
In February 2016, Idol Duo Faint Star visited Jakarta once again for some local event in Jakarta (Bijac event at Binus University). They went Jakarta for so many times now, so i didnt do much there except to take pictures lol.
In April 2016 went for Indonesia Motorshow event to take some pictures of Race Queen, and JKT48 happened to be there also. Even though i stopped going for theatre shows, i still do take pictures of them once in a while.
In early May 2016, attended Lumina Scarlet live performance in “Baywalk Mall” Jakarta. This is one of their last show before Lumina Scarlet went for their first overseas performance in Japan !! (yep, quite a milestone for a local “cover/idol” group here :D)
Ennichisai Event – May 2016
Finally it’s the yearly Japanese Event/Festival “Ennichisai” in the middle of May 2016. Compared to previous year, this year Ennichisai is abit so-so only…well, maybe it’s because last year they managed to bring 4 idol groups here (Starmarie, Pinkbabies, Fainstar and Love Android during Ennicisai 2015) but for this year 2016 event…they only bring the latter two (which is Love Android and Faint Star!). And yeah i know, Faint Star keep going back to Jakarta so it’s getting kinda boring. I wish they’d bring a different set of idol groups — but oh well. It’s a free event, what do you expect? 😛 Haha.
LinQ – Live @ Aeon Mall BSD (Fukuoka Fair Event, July 2016
Out of the blue, LinQ suddenly visited Jakarta for a “Fukuoka Fair” Event in Aeon Mall BSD. It’s really out of the blue because the event is kinda “low profile” and not alot of people actually knew about this event.
The main event purpose though, is about promoting “Fukuoka” itself, with some Fukuoka Food showcase and Free tasting with some other things to promote Fukuoka (including a mini “travel fair”) and of course — an Idol Group performance from LinQ, which is based in Fukuoka which fits perfercly ! 😀
For more detailed post about the LinQ Event, you can read my blog post about the event here
Japan Trip – Tokyo Idol Festival 2016 – August 2016
During 2015 and 2016, i only went to Japan once per year — and that is during the TIF period only. Usually i went japan for longer period (around 20 days– which is why the blog name now xD) but i have decided to cut down my spending and only go for a yearly TIF trips.
During the TIF2016 i also finally decided that Babyraids is definitly my favorite Idol Groups for 2016. I had doubts about Passpo ever since they announced the “Passpo Band” thingy — and i am totally correct. Even though i like Passpo so much, their performance is TIF2016 is abit “underwhelming” in my opinion. So, even Passcode topped above them in my books ! 😀 Haha.
Here is my Top 5 Idol Groups in 2016.
1. Babyraids Japan
4. Cheeky Parade
As for the Japan Trip Highlights, i’m not gonna go much into details, you can just can scroll down my blog post for that since it’s too damn long xD
Festive @ GJUI Event (August 2016
“FES☆TIVE” came to Indonesia for the “Gelar Jepang Universitas Indonesia” event in Indonesia, Jakarta(or also known as “GJUI“). I didnt know much about them — but any idol groups that visits Indonesia is welcomed in my book. Although i did some research and some of their songs just didnt catch my ears…one of the member (Hinarin) is quite cute though !! xD 😀
For more detail post about the Festive Live in Jakarta, you can Read My Blog Post Here
Silent Siren Live In Jakarta – September 2016
Silent Siren went to Jakarta for the 3rd time in a space of 2 years time. Early Last year, i didnt know much about them (yep, i’m a late fan i know), and i just knew them ever since they started doing collaboration with “Passpo” during Last year “Tokyo Idol Festival 2015” at the Heat Garage Stage.
During this year Live in Jakarta, they used the same venue again (same as last year). Although for the meet and greet after the concert, you can take a group picture with them as long you spend/bought about 500k Rupiah (around 4000 yen) in Goods….nice !! 😀 😀
For more detail post about the Silent Siren Live in Jakarta, you can Read My Blog Post Here
Anime Festival Asia Indonesia – September 2016
Anime Festival Asia Indonesa (or also known as “AFA ID”) is a bit of a let down for me. Although they did bring Tomomi Itano (ex AKB48) here, she didn’t do anything except for a talk show that lasted aroudn 15 mins long…she didnt even perform at all lol. There’s no idol groups from Japan as well — all they have is a local idol groups “Shoujo Complex”. Haha. So yeah, nothing much to say about this year AFA ID 2016.
Various Local Idol Events October – November 2016
In the 1st of October 2016, i atended some local idol groups event at Lippo Mall Puri called Puri Bukansai 2016 to see Lumina Scarlet once again. They didnt perform in Jakarta that often, so i almost always see them when they come around to Jakarta to perform here, haha 😀 They also came to Jakarta again at the 30th of October 2016 to perform in Mall Alam Sutra.
In early November 2016 then i went for Indo Motorbike Show to take some pix of JKT48 (it’s been a while since i took pix of JKT48 !)
So yeah, nothing much towards the end of the year for me lol. Here’s some pix instead 😛
Japan Film Festival Jakarta – 26th November 2016
Japan Film Festival 2016 held in Jakarta at FX Sudrman Mall on the 24th-26th of November 2016. They held many Japanese movies here for screening (watched “Chihayafuru Part 1 and 2”, “Creepy”, and “Tsukiji Wonderland” here), and they also bring a Japanese duo idol group “Yanakiku for a mini live performance.
I didnt know much about Yanakiku and their style of music is not really fit to my taste, so i can’t write so much about them here lol…. Here’ s some pictures of them instead haha.
Late November – December 2016
There is some other local idol events i attended towards the end of 2016 as well (such as some event in Karawang and Mangga Dua Square) but i doubt anyone knows much about these cover groups (except for Lumina Scarlet). But i think Yanakiku was the last Idol Group from Japan who came to Jakarta anyway.
I also went to Bandung again in the middle of December 2016 because JKT48 has a Live and Handshake event there. Went there with my friends but only for walk around in bandung. Nothing much to say about the concert and the handshake event… i guess im already losing interest in the 48 fandom anyways 😛
So yeah…that’s about if for Year 2016 for me. 😀
2017 Resolution ??
Every year my new year resolution is to stop idolling ever since 2013/2014 — but it always failed. And here i am again writing my blog post — while they already announced the dates for Tokyo Idol Festival 2017 next year in August 2017!!! In the end it’s becoming a “never ending circle” for me lol
Will i be there in Odaiba next year for the TIF2017 ? That’s a good question…but i’m not sure. I’m getting too old now, so maybe i should consider about it. But who knows what will happen in the future , so yeah, till next time…here’s the TIF2017 Logo for you. xD
See ya next year and thanks for always reading my crap as usual ! 😀
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