#TIF2016 Quick Updates and thoughts

Posted: June 11, 2016 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

so #TIF2016 updated their line up again: this time with a whoopin’-over-50 groups added to the performers line up. Although most of them doesnt really interest me, im glad that “3Min” (Passpo/palet sister group) finally made it again– and also, the addition of Rev from DVL ๐Ÿ˜€

There are also some others updates such as “TGU’s Mixi Stage” and also “Idol Club Night” segment featuring CyberJapan dancers! Sweet. So this year TIF2016 we’re going to have a bikini fest? xD

Random Thoughts:

I think that’s a great update. one of the better updates imo, compared to the last few weeks haha. Besides the addition of the “Idol Club Night segment“, finally we have “Kanna Hashomoto” and friends back (a.k.a Rev From DVL) after they missed out last year in TIF2015.

Also, no 48 groups announced yet. As you can see recently the 48G announced the “USJ48” Lives, or an everyday live performance shows at Universal Studio (Osaka) throughout the Summer Time in Japan (July-August period). But if you see the Live dates below, the dates for 5th to 7th August is missing. Reserved For TIF perhaps? Haha. Just a thought xD

Hot Stages = Indoor. Yay or nay?

Another thoughts about the “Hot Stage” inside Zepp Diver. I’ve been thinking about this. It is great that the Hot Stage will be back indoors again (after 2 years under the hot sun), so you can cool down inside under the aircon Haha. Mind you, summer time in Japan is really hot, and in the last 2 years of TIF, the hot stage has been an Outdoor stage.

BUT! in the last 2 years of TIF hot stages, they have a “seating priority” area which makes easier for people to rest (man they even have people walking around selling 150 yen drinks for those thirtsy lol)…so yeah thats a good thing. The Bad thing is…With these seats, there is lesser space for you to move around. The seats restricts you to do many things like rushing forward in front (or moshing) etc, there’s just no space for it. Basically once the
performance starts, you’ll just stuck there. Until the performance ends and people leaving the area, THEN you can finally move in front and hope you can get closer to the stage. Usually with free standing stages with no seats, if you lucky you can just move around and squeeze in front. Anytime. With the last 2 years of TIF hot stage, once you missed out the “reserved seating area” in the hot stage, then its really tough to move/squeeze in front :/ And i mean it.


Hot Stage back then in TIF2013

Also, the security is very strict in TIF2014/15 hot stages because staffs can easily approach you (with the seating system, its much easier for them to manage i guess). Because of this, i feel that the atmosphere is a bit different- and the crowd in the hot stage is not as crazy as those in the Smile Garden. But with this change in TIF2016 (seats
removed + free standing area).. I guess it’s Welcome back to the “Jungle” rules again with moshing and lifting xD

Not that i have problem with that, i’m actually quite ok with lifting as long they never block my view lol. I dont like those people more (in TIF2014/15 hot stages) — those who chop the seats in the Hot Stage and never move at all and occupy all the front rows for the whole time. Haha.

So yeah, maybe this move of Hot stage back to Zepp Diver is a good idea after all, and im quite happy with it. even though because it is indoor – they may have a limit of the number people inside so they may refuse entry if the stage inside is already too full of people(just like Doll Factory stage). So yeah, i guess nothin’ is perfect.

Whats Next?
Now it’s getting closer and closer to the TIF Dates (less than 2 months away) but we’re still missing some Idolstreet groups such as “Cheeky Parade” and “GEM”, god i hope they really sort out the “IdolStreet Shuffle” soon so we can have them on the line up ASAP lol. That’s the only thing left for me now…the rest is already lookin’ pretty good ๐Ÿ˜€

Ok, that’s all from me now. Til the next #TIF2016 postwhore !

Flower “New Single” 2016 Talks~

Posted: June 4, 2016 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

With my recent #TIF2016 blog post done, i want to talk about one of my favorite groups at the moment, which is none other than…. Flower. They recently just released their new single called ” Yasashisa de Afureru you ni”. Yippie !!


More Flower means more Reina, hip hip hurray!!

Flower Talk
Honestly. I really dont know why i got so addicted to them in the first place (and EGirls. but still mainly ; FlowerFlowerFlower), really, considering they mainly only sings “Ballad” or “Slower” songs…I mean, i love idol groups like Passpo that has awesome live atmosphere to it, where you can hear the namecalls, mixes and chants…and to be honest, Flower doesnt really have any of those. LOL ! ๐Ÿ˜€

I mean…I can imagine myself, if i ever watched their one-man-live in the future, i would be standing (or sitting down ?) while staring at Washio Reina for 2 straight hours. I mean, what else can you do? No chanting or mixing right? hahaha. Beats me.


Lookin’ back at You~

Anyways. Flower new single is apparently a cover of “Juju”‘s song with the same title. Yeah i know, nowadays LDH tends to be lazy and just started to do cover of old songs here and there…(examples: “TOMORROW ๏ฝžใ—ใ‚ใ‚ใ›ใฎๆณ•ๅ‰‡๏ฝž“, EG’s “Odoru Ponpokorin” and “Never Ending Story” to name a few) and how i wish they would release original songs instead…but thinking they haven’t released anything new since November last year, i guess i don’t have any choice. 7 months is a quite long wait and honestly i don’t care; and at this rate i’d take any new releases even though it’s just a cover song of Celine Dion “My Heart will Go on”. (yeah im just joking)


Flower Cover of “Yasashisa de Afureru you ni”

For the song itself, i guess it’s “so-so” only. Another typical ballad songs, nothing really that special but i guess it’s kinda great to see Reina singing again (oh yea, did i tell you before that i’m such a Reina fanboi? yeah just sayin’ again) :D. The Video though…i saw the 3 minutes version video they posted on Youtube and it’s really…well…Not that bad, but it’s like 3 minutes video / trailer of movie they promoting ! Yeah i know this song supposed to be an “OST” of the movie, but i really wish they gals will have more screen time other than the Movie scenes/previews.


Me and Reina in the future! Yeah…i wish !!

I’m not really against OST PVs, i mean, they’ve done it before with Flower’s TOMORROW ๏ฝžใ—ใ‚ใ‚ใ›ใฎๆณ•ๅ‰‡๏ฝž PV on youtube… it also has scenes from the movies (Annie The movie) but for some reason i liked that one better than “Yasashisa”. Well. Don’t know, maybe it’s just me…until i found out, that there is actually a version of the PV WITHOUT THE MOVIES SCENE VERSION ! OMG! (Click For Dailymotion link and skip to 5:20 ++) Yeah, i hate Dailymotion too, but given youtube and their very strict copyright notice, it’s only link i found that is working anyways…It’s just loads much slower than youtube haha.


Behind the Scene + Full version of Yasashisha @ Daily Motion

The gals just looks amazing in this PV and i rather have more of their screentime than looking a trailer of some random movies…so i really hope that would be the “Official” version of the PV while the Youtube version is just a version where they use to promote the movies haha.

Reina Solo Debut:

Yeah, ever since the release of their last single “Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way”, Reina has been the only (and one) vocalist for Flower. So there is one thing about the new single… The coupling tracks on the single itself. It comes with 3 other tracks:

02. ็ดซ้™ฝ่Šฑใ‚ซใƒฌใ‚คใƒ‰ใ‚นใ‚ณใƒผใƒ— (Ajisai Kareidosukลpu)
03. ๅคช้™ฝใจๅ‘ๆ—ฅ่‘ต(Taiyou to Himawari version2016)
04. ็ง‹้ขจใฎใ‚ขใƒณใ‚ตใƒผ(Akikaze no Answer version2016)

If you see track number 3 and 4, its actually a “re-release” of their previous singles with “Altered” vocals. The original version have Ichiki Kyoka and Muto Chiharu vocals on it, because it was released before they graduated. After both of them graduated, well…i guess they decided to cut out their vocals from the songs and re-release it with “Washio Reina Solo Version 2016”. hahahaha. ๐Ÿ˜€ (well…because she’s the only vocalist left)…and somemore…Akikaze no Answer is actually one of my favorite Flower songs!!

Not that i have so much big deal about it, since i don’t really like the other 2 ex members anyways, but it really makes me think if re-releasing an old song and replacing the Ex Members vocals is really neccesarry…i mean…leave them alone for god’s sake. They’ve done this before also during the Hanadokei Album also (by removing Muto Chiharu Vocals after she graduated) but Ichiki Kyoka still a member back then so they didnt alter her vocals.


Taiyou to Himawari performance in EG’s “Colorful World 2014” Live with All Vocalist Present~

It really makes me think if One day Reina decided to call it a day in the future–or have some kind of scandal which forces her to “graduate“. I wonder if LHD will even bother to re-release the ENTIRE Flower’s music library with a new vocalist….hahaha, That’d be actually hilarious to see xD (i can see it now…”Akikaze no Answer — 2018 version” hahaha) ๐Ÿ˜€ Talk about putting all the eggs in one basket now.

Although i do worry for Reina’s voice since she will be a solo singer now (with 5 other backup dancers behind her) and she will have to sing most of the Flower songs BY HERSELF. gosh, she must be tired singing all those, hope her throat is okay after each performances!! Which reminds me, some of the older Flower songs requires at least 2 vocalist, so i wonder how she manage to do all those in the future lol. I guess it’s a good thing Flower doesn’t have any “One-man-Live” concert scheduled in the near future, so she is “safe” at the moment. While on E-girls concert, they can just pick a song that is easier for Reina to sing, and she probably only have to sing 2-3 Flower songs tops, so that’s no problem at all.

But maybe..just maybe…. it’s about damn time for LDH to add additional vocalist to the Flower line up…just to give Reina a breathing space. Well, i hope so anyways!

…and that’s all i have to say about this single. Haha. Peace out. More #TIF2016 Postwhore next perhaps? xD ๐Ÿ˜€

TIF2016 *Postwhore* updates + Idol Talks

Posted: June 3, 2016 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

Whew. It’s been a while since my last update. Haha…Been busy and been lazy to write a blog post recently. But now that TIF2016 is just around the corner…lets discuss about that first. Haha. Firstly, my upcoming Japan Trip is already set in 2nd – 9th August 2016. I bought a very cheap tix last time around February, and since for this year TIF they announced the date early– i dedicted that i would be visiting it again…for the 5 years in a row now. Haha. ๐Ÿ˜€


This year TIF2016 would be the 5th time for me…with first time being in 2012


General TIF2016 Talks:

As usual, they have announced “some” of the perfomer lists. And by i mean “some”…it means ALOT. Well too many names anyways. Most of them i dont really recognize, and probably wont even able to see haha. Usually nowadays they updated the new performer lists for every 2 weeks — during Friday nights through their livestreaming from niconico. Later then it will be added to their official site. For Example (see picture below)


New line ups added every friday nights (every 2 weeks)

And while the Line Up is quite decent already, there’s still lacking of “Idol Street” groups –well apart from Wasuta that is. (maybe the upcoming Idol Street “Reshuffling” have anything to do with it?) and the lacking of “48” groups announcement…Well, not that i really hope for any 48 groups to come really, but since this year’s festival will be a 3-days event, i suspect they will announce some big names like the “48 groups” to the line up as well lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, TIF recently released a “Map” for this year’s TIF venue. Looks like there is some changes here and there as well.


This year TIF2016 *incomplete?* Map

Firstly, i want to try to compare this to last year’s (TIF2015) stages…Ok. It seems that the Enjoy Studium” stage is gone. As well the “Heat Garage” stage (seems like TIF 2016 Hot stage will be in “heat garage” from last year now), and also the “My Navi” stage is gone too ! So that’s 3 stages gone already. However, they have this new so-called “Ship Stage” which, according to them, can accomodate “alot of people” . Haha. So i guess, compared to last year which they have 8 different stages (not counting the INFO centres and Grand Market of course) — this year there would be 6 stages only. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Of course, lesser stages means lesser “headaches” while going in between stages, but not sure if it’s final though haha.

There’s also this gimmick that if you buy a “special tshirt” you will be able to access some “Special stages” only for those who purchased the tshirt. It hasnt been announced yet where that stage would be. Could be it the new “Ship Stage” ? But for some reason…i really doubted it lol. Also, they have announced that Ebisu Muscat would appears for 6th August and there would be a special venue for it as well (and separate “entrance” fee lol.) So yeah, i think that map is not really 100% finalized yet.


New additional “sexy” stage? But need to pay more lol (around 2000-2500 yen)

And yeah, talking earlier about the “special stage” for those who buy the tshirts, i’ve been curious about this particular “special stage”. Whats so special about it? And which idol groups gonna perform at that particular stages? I really hope they give us more info about this matter in the future.

By the way, i have gotten my (cheapo) “gaijins” tickets from Tokyo Girls Updates — and it’s not really “free” compared to last year, since you need to be TGU Premium member (for around 4$ USD per month) and it does takes them a while for them to process the tickets (luckily they eventually did after a very long wait lol) so in the end i have my 3 day pass/tickets secured already. However, if they update this particular “special stage” with some idol groups i really want to see, i might be forced to buy or spend more money just to access this particular special stage. Haha. So i will be waiting for that news. Hopefully it’ll be worth it though.


From this part onwards it will be me talking about my favorite idol groups, so yeah that should be boring yadda yadda. But if you’re curious about me, then you’re free to continue reading. Remember, you’ve been warned!! xD ๐Ÿ˜€ Wall-of-text ahead:

Idol Groups Talks:

Every year in TIF i have my own groups priorities; as in which groups i should see more, and every year since 2012, it has always been Passpo. This actually makes me question myself if that’s really the case, so i’ve been trying hard to recall and remembering myself which particular groups i like the most — from year to year. Since im quite a “DD” and my taste changes almost like…every year? Haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

I know some guys who *tried* to know every single groups and tries to be familiar with each one of them during TIFs (yea i know, i also tried to do the same during my earlier TIF trips in 2012s and 2013s). But face it; with so many idol groups out there in Japan right now there’s no way you can keep up with them all. I stopped “trying” to see as many groups as possible during TIF nowadays, as i rather stick with some several groups im comforable with. It’s much more easier that way, at least for me anyways. Like i said before, im trying to recall myself which idol groups i like in the past, and i came up with this list. From 2010 to 2016 (now xD) ๐Ÿ˜€ At first i only want to make starting only from the TIF2012 period, but while i’m in it… why the heck not. All the way from the beginning: From 2010’s it is !!

Oh yeah. I tried not to include E-Girls in here (even though i really really into them right now. And Flower) because i think them as a Jpop Group / Girl Band, rather than Idol Group, haha. I’m sooo sorry Washio Reina my love, plz dont hate meeee !!

2010’s:
Believe it or not this is beginning of my idol journey. ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve known Buono since 2009 because of their songs for “Shugo Chara” anime, which suddenly makes me addicted to them. I also went for Rock ‘n Buono! concert back then in Yokohama Blitz, it’s totally awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€

After some researching on idol groups back then, it seems that they’re from “Hello Project” and there’s also other groups as well such as “Berryz Kobo”, “Cute”, “Morning Musume” etc etc. I’m not really into “Morning Musume” back in the days to be honest, (it’s really funny but it’s true, although i still like Rika Ishikawa til now) haha. I’ve heard about AKB48, but only a little. Oh yeah, no TIFs yet for me!

2011’s:
AKB48 suddenly jumped into top of list for sure. Ever since AKB48 came to Singapore in the late 2010’s (im living in Singapore up until 2012 btw before i moved back to Jakarta), and mid 2011’s until mid 2012’s — which resulted to AKB48’s (temporary) Theatre and Shops IN SINGAPORE — it’s all about 48 for me. Every 48 groups visit to Singapore makes me further and further apart from Hello Project haha, and eventually i started to forget about H!P…..(well…literally).. It doesnt help that Buono suddenly stopped releasing singles, and Berryz latest songs has dropped down in qualities…well of course- that might be just an excuse — i’m an DD after all xD ๐Ÿ˜€ So yeah, 2011 as you can say, is my “Golden” period of 48 fandoms. When else you can have your favorite 48 groups coming from Japan all the way for like… every 2 weeks? It’s that awesome, and i’m still glad to be part of it. haha ๐Ÿ˜€ The best part is probably when NMB48, SDN48, and SKE48 came to visit to Singapore. It’s much more exciting than the AKB48 visits (which usually comes with bunch of “undergirls” line ups anyways)

And yea, still no TIF this year for me.

2012’s
This is the first year i felt that i’ve really known Passpo. I’ve heard about their first single “Shoujo Hikou” and the 2nd single “Vivi Natsu” the year before, but in this year (2012) i finnaly decided that they would be my new favorite groups (which lasted all the way until right now lol). Doesnt help that the disbanding of SDN48, plus AKB48 stopped coming to Singapore (and also closure of their Theatre and Shops in Scape Orchard Road) makes me less interested to them. Well — all good things must comes to and end. And so does the “golden era” of 48 Group visits to Singapore. Haha.

The much fated “TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2012” Trip though, totally changed my mind. Even though at first, my sole purpose of this trip is to see PASSPO…It totally opened me into a whole-new world of idol fandoms, and a World of underground idols. Before this its only 48-48-48-48-helloproject-48 for me, but after my 1st ever trip to TIF2012…there’s no going back for what’s about to come lol. Which brings me? To 2013’s

2013’s
After the TIF2012 trip, i keep on going back to Japan for Tokyo Idol Festival which brings me for more exposure for many many many different kind of Idol Groups. But still, Passpo is my favorite group for the 2nd year in a row (yay), and it followed by me going for their One Man Live in Shinjuku Blaze (yay again ! Read more about it here) which at the same time, my oshi (Annya) also celebrated her birthday show. Totally Awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ And also, you’ll be surprised to see that Idol College is actually my 2nd of the list for this year. Yes. I’m really into Idol College back then — much to the point that i keep chasing for their events…and even their Kenkyusei’s / Trainees back then (Eru and Shioka is my fav trainees back then :D) At that moment they just released their single “Yozora” which i really like very much.

The thing about Idol College though. Back then nobody really knows about them (i think right now they are much more mainstream already) — it’s really hard to find someone with the same taste with me back then. Not to mention, my Idol college oshi (Non-chan) graduated later in February 2014, and also Idol college went on a short “hiatus” — about 1 whole year without any single releases. Which totally dropped my interest in 2014 the following year. But seeing what they did nowadays…well they sure have come a long way now. They are more active and has much more fans compared to back then, i actually kinda feels happy for them (well sort of…) Now bring Non chan back please! (just kidding).

As you can see, in 2013 also is my first encounter with Dorothy Little Happy. But i already talk about Dorothy Little Happy separately on my previous blog posts, so you can refer to it for more of that haha. Also, Cheeky Parade in number 4 spot (oooh yea my favorite chikipa song is “Mugendai Shoujo A” — back then one of the few idol songs which you can hear the “Gachikoi mix” xD), and Palet (Passpo sister group) is on the number 5 spot for me.

By this time i have cutted down my interest in japanese 48 groups (as you can see – no more 48 groups is in my top 5)

2014’s
This is the only year i felt that Passpo would be finally stepping down from the number 1 list of my favorite idol groups. Yes. It is that close. My addiction to “Dorothy Little Happy” is really crazy that year. The fact that Dorothy Little Happy performance in Hot stage and Smile Garden being my favorite for #TIF2014 moments just says it all i guess. I remember i went all the way to Morioka Prefecture (near Sendai) with a shinkansen (!!) just to see their Live because it’s the only one i can attend at the time. Haha. It doesnt help that Dorothy Little Happy actually came over to Jakarta for a live (!!!!) — something that Passpo never done before. Well, again, for more info about my DLH addiction, you can refer to my previous blog post lol. It ended with a much dissapointment though, with their breaks up the following year, which is why this year (2014) is the last year (sadly) for DLH fandom for me.

Cheeky Parade, Palet and finally, Babyraids, is on my 3rd, 4th and 5th of the list. Yeah, Babyraids suddenly appears out of nowhere and i suddenly just “clicked” into them. I really like their music (which is quite similiar to Passpo in some way) and they’re just that awesome. I only regretted that i didnt see them that much in 2014.

2015’s
Passpo still number 1, and Babyraids is creepin’ up to the 2nd of the list (thanks to the DLH breaks up of course). By this year, it’s really hard for me to find a song by babyraids that i didnt like — which is totally explains why they’re 2nd in the list for me ๐Ÿ˜€ Same thing goes with passpo. Well, i guess you can tell which group is your favorite if you can enjoy most of their songs, haha.

This year also the last year Palet is in my top 5, because Sakimo (my Palet oshi) soon graduated afterwards, which also made me (kinda) lost interest for a while. Since then, Palet has totally changed as a 6 member groups — which the 3 of them got replaced with totally new members (one of them “Mayu”, is in ANOTHER platinum passport group — 3Min — so she got a dual role there, lol).

Im starting to really like GEM also this following year, which explains why their in number 5 this year. Cheeky Parade still strong in number 4 also, since i always like their energetic performances. For some reason, in “Idol Street” line ups, i couldnt get myself to really like their sister group (Supergirls) at all. Lol. Weird huh?

2016?
Well…this year has not ended yet. My priorities might “change” again after my TIF2016 trip haha. Palet is definitely gone from my top 5 after Sakimo’s graduation. Babyraids, GEM, and Cheeky Parade are still there as usual. But as you can see here, there’s a new addition in Number 5 spot– which is Passcode.

Passcode is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea- with their “cute-but-metal” music style and Yuna’s in-famous “Screamo” parts (lol) is definitely one of my faves…They dont have the best kind of fans though — (probably same categories as BiS/BiSH/PoP fans) since they always do crazy stuffs and moshing/pushing/fightings between them. I’m also quite surprised the first time ive seen their fans last year, haha. It’s fun, but it’s dangerous at the same time lol. So you must keep your distance for sure.

I dont know yet what TIF2016 would bring for me, but i expect some “changes” after my TIF2016 Trip for sure haha. That always happens every year with TIF moments, and also “TIF Regrets” xD ๐Ÿ˜€


Phew… that’s quite a long post of my “idol journey” post !! It’s been a while since i did a wall-of-text post like this, and for those who managed to read all the way through of my useless history – thanks for wasting your time to read this! Congrats you just wasted some precious times of your life (to read mine) xD ๐Ÿ˜€ Hahaha.

Well, it just suddenly came into mind that i should make a “year-by-year priorities” / as well as my idol groups ranking. Since (like i said before in my previous blog posts), i wrote this blog pretty much like a “public diary”. Once in a while now & then i would actually Re-read back my own blog post and see what nonsense i wrote up until now haha.

That’s probably it for the time being though. Expect for more TIF2016 nonsense soon, and just like the Tower Records x TIF2016 collabo banner says…”No TIF…No Life”. Till next time….Keep Urya Oi~

*im such a TIF Fanboy i know!*

END OF POST

TIF2015 Highlights (v3) Update

Posted: March 16, 2016 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

Well. 2 months ago i’ve reuploaded the “TIF2015” Highlights videos i made to youtube because it got deleted, guess what…it got deleted once again lol…This time for copyright claim by Fuji TV. Damn it !!

I realized this a few weeks back already, but back then im just too lazy to reuploaded those videos again…until a few days ago that is — i’ve decided to re-upload them to different video Host…well it’s not youtube (and i bet none of you have ever heard it before) but it’s just an alternative, and i probably wont bother to reupload these “TIF moments” videos to youtube again ๐Ÿ˜› Either way, it’ll just gets deleted in the end.

Anyways, here are some alternative links for my previous TIF Moments i’ve made (if anybody cares…haha).
TIF2015 Moments

TIF2014 Moments

TIF2013 Moments

TIF2011 Moments (yeah i havent made TIF2012 moments yet, so straight to 2011 it is~)

Anyways, with TIF2016 just around the corner, expect me to update the blog again with more TIF2016 postwhore ~~~ !! ๐Ÿ˜€ So yeahhhh — Watch this space ๐Ÿ˜›

TIF2015 Highlights & Stuffs (V2) Updated

Posted: January 12, 2016 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!, Misc

So, i made a post back then about TIF2015 Highlights/ Moments video, but apparently the videos got deleleted by youtube….:( Not only that — but both of my TIF 2014, TIF2013 videos got deleleted also… (But my TIF2011 Video survived somehow – maybe cuz it was uploaded on another account lol.)

I think the videos got deleted because of “48” related contents, so i decided to make a new version without those and replaced them with other Idol Groups. Haha. Check it out~


TIF2015 Moments Version 2

Updates in Version 2.0:
– Removed HKT48 and SKE48 Performance
– Updated the Moso Calibration and Dempagumi Parts
– Added X21, Lovely Doll, and Mai Kotone
– Removed Hachiketai from Passpo amd Shizukaze & Kizuna performance (so i can keep the videos below 10 mins)

Im also planning to reupload the TIF2014 and TIF2013 videos that got deleted also (either the original version — or the new version just like this one) or best — i think i’ll make another compilation videos containing all the best TIF moments from 2012-2015? Hmmm….we’ll see once i have some spare time lol~. ๐Ÿ˜›

I think i have to decide also if i need to upload them into other video hosting site, because youtube recently keeps deleting my accounts and it’s getting on my nerves!! But the problem is that, most other video hosting site is not as good as youtube (dailymotion, etc….imo they sucks :/) but we’ll see how it goes lol.

PS: its only 8 months away from TIF2016 !!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Watch out for more TIF Post-whore once its nearer to the dates lol~

E-Girls “Dance with me now” Video reaction + Flower Talks

Posted: January 4, 2016 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

E-Girls “Dance with me now” Video reaction + Flower Talks

Well. i dont usually do “video reaction” posts, but the new E-Girls PV “Dance with me now” is really good ๐Ÿ˜€ (Well, for me anyways) and i got addicted to it, and been looping to it ever since. (Even though its not the full version yet…they always cut the song in youtube before the actual video ends lol, to prevent piracy i guess).



Even though its really good, i got some “minor” complaints about the videos. ๐Ÿ˜€ Heh.

The “Bad”

1. Where the hell is (Washio) Reina

Well yea, im Reina “fanboi”, and im actually quite surprised this particular pv doesnt have much screentime of Reina !! I mean, even that “male” backdancer (dont know the name) i think got more screentime than her !


Who is this dude anyway?

Yeah of course there is some screentime, but its only for some close up shots haha.


Hurray, there is Reina after all !!

My guess is that she can’t dance quite well during some fast paced songs like this. Even her “Live” performance during CDTV on new years eve…she was standing on the very last row for the very last part of the dance segment. lol


poor reina

come on’ reina, i wanna see your dance also !! ๐Ÿ˜€

2. The dance in front of the car

well i dont like to b1tch over simple little things, but imo this scene really looks out of place to me. why there is a car inside a club? why do they have to dance in front of it ? Is it for promotional purpose? whatever. Hahaha.


Whose cars is it anyways?

3. the “wall” dance in the beginning

I think the wall dance in the beginning is a bit weird. During my 1st impression watching the video i think that scene didnt really impress me…but well, its still better than the “car” dance. Haha. They should’ve given more screentime for Reina instead xD !(on another point, Sayaka looks great tho).


I (kinda) want to be the wall.


Anyways the good!!

1. The dance scene in this video is awesome. Well, i know E-girls is popular for their dance moves, but the dance scene for the chorus (starts right from 1:07 mark when the moon and everything else turns purple) is very good, and that is definitely my favorite scenes from the PV. Oh man !!!


Great Dance Scenes ! Good job gals !! xD

2. Happiness gals looks very good in this.
I mentioned before in my previous post before that im more into Flower than Happiness these days, but i must say, the gals of Happiness is great in this. I think Karen, Ruri, yurino, sayaka etc looks very awesome, and they definitely did much better for such type of songs compared to their Flower members counterpart.


Karen *wink*

3. Erie is back as the DJ !
Well…enough said. She is back xD


DJ Erie~

4. Catchy song
I think this is a good step-up from their last single “dance dance dance”, even though that one definitely have more “art” feels to it, while this one is just your regular dance/clubbin’ song. But i think it’s gonna do great for them (i hope!) . And well i dont really count their christmas song single (Merry Xmas), in fact i kinda skipped that altogher lol.

Anyways, i hope to see more live performance of “Dance with me Now” in the future. Music Japan performance would be nice ๐Ÿ˜€

PS / Random:
Why did harumi looks so happy after she popped out that bootle? haha


Harumi growin’ up~



Random Egirls Talk

Moving on from the “Dance With Me Now” videos, i found this table from a particular facebook page the other day.


2015 Sales chart for Female Groups

It’s kinda interesting that E-Girls stand just below 48 groups and right above Morning Musume 15. And Flower is just right below it. I think the sales chart is abit weird though, i don’t recall Flower selling that much singles, unless they also count the album sales as well (the hanadokei album sales for Flower).

I think it also shows the dominance of 48 groups over the other female groups/idols in japan. But i do wonder sometimes how would 48 groups would do in terms of sales, without the help of their “handshake events”…it would be interesting to see.



Flower – “Hanadokei” Talks

Yesss its finally out !! ๐Ÿ˜€ The “Hanadokei” Flower Live performance ! ๐Ÿ˜€ But before we start any further, i actually got a mixed feelings about this.


Flower – “Hanadokei Live 2015”
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The “BAD”

Firstly, they dont release the live in a proper release! Instead, they decided to release it as a “bonus DVD” for the Flower latest single Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way.

Now, of course a release is better than no release at all – but it’d be great if they just released it as a standalone DVD instead of bonus of the other singles. You can actually consider this a way for them to sell their single also i guess, since it kinda works…Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way Managed to sell a whooping 80,000 copies on its first week, that makes it the BEST selling Flower single to date. Of course, you can also count that number as the result of the single + Live DVD combined sale lol ๐Ÿ˜€

My other complains is that the length of the Live. Its “only” around 1 hour 30 minutes, which is kinda too short. I believe they also removed some songs from the live, such as “Still” (which is a bummer since its their debut single!!! ๐Ÿ™ ) and Flower cover version of “secret base” (damn ! I wanted to see that!! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ). I think if only they released it as a normal DVD release we would definitely see these footages, but maybe because they ran out of space or whatnot, they decided to cut it altogether. What a bugger.

Oh and another thing. They really butchered Ichiki Kyoka’s screen time in this. I know she graduated already- but i feel sorry for her. There’s almost zero close up of her, and even if they decided to show her on the screen – it’s gotta be in the shadow of other members. That kinda sucks haha.


Ichiki Kyoka. Always in the shadow of Shuuka and Reina ๐Ÿ™

And my last dissapointment. “Verbal” of MFlo didnt appears in this live. He was only shown through the LCD screen during “Let Go again” lol. Oh well.

The “GOOD” parts

Well enough b1tchin’ and onto the good parts. I like the performance alot, especially “Let Go again” performance. Even though Verbal wasnt here to rap, Reina’s voice really nailed it. ๐Ÿ˜€ She is really such a good singer. And for the backup dancer we have Harumi Sato doing her Solo dance. I think she did very well also in this ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


Let Go Again performance

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Other of my favorite performances from this live includes “Akikaze no Answer, “Shirayukime”, “Hatsukoi”, “Dreaming Together”, and Taiyou Himawari. Especially in “Hatsukoi” where Shuuka did a piano parts…that was awesome haha.

Anyways. I found some videos uploaded on youtube, and i believe videos worth thousand–no…million words…haha. So enough said, and see the vids xD




“Let Go Again”


“Akikaze no Answer”


“Shirayukihime & Hatsukoi”


“Dreamin Together”


Yeah , i still do hope they will release another “UNCUT” version of the live with “Still”, “Secret Base” and many other songs that didnt made it for this current release. Oneday, we can only hope…. *Keep Prayin’*

Goodbye 2015….Hello 2016

Posted: December 30, 2015 by InfinityZer0 in AKB48, Japan!!, Misc

It’s that time again — for me to do a quick recap of year 2015’s “Idolling journey” hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€ Just in case you didnt know, every year i always do this long-ass post of summary of my idolling journey lol~ if you missed my previous year post, you can see below haha ๐Ÿ˜€

My Past New Year / Yearly post:
2014 Idolling Journey
2013 Idolling Journey
2012 Idolling Journey

In one way or another – this blog also serves as my public diary. Sometimes i did re-visited and read my own old blog post just to remind myself what i’ve done during those years lol…So for this year’s edition, i decided to use MORE pictures instead of a long ass write up…because i believe pictures worth a thousand words lol…so…..~Check it out and prepare your bandwidth~ xD~ ๐Ÿ˜€





January 2015 to March 2015

Nothing much for me from January 2015 to March 2015, except some local idolling events, such as JKT48 theatre, lives, and stuffs. Yeah..this period is pretty much like last year. Except, this year there is the AKB x JKT48 concert which takes place in February 20th 2015. Haha. It’s the first time AKB48 come to visit Jakarta, ever since the last time AKB48 visited Jakarta back then in 2012. ๐Ÿ˜›


Yuihan and Okada Nana for AKB48 x JKT48 Concert (February 2015)

More AKB Pics at Jakarta Airport Before the AKB48 x JKT48 Concert (February 2015)

With some JKT/AKB members for AKB Documentary movie screening
Various Local events in Jakarta

Other local events such as JKT48 “Kaze Wa fuite iru” Handshake event on 28th February, some apperance of JKT48 such as Team T Debut performance at Gandaria city (28th January 2015), JKT48 performance at Waterboom PIK (28th January 2015), JKT48 performance at Kota Kasablanca (28th March 2015), and many many more.



May 2015 to July 2015

Time for some Japanese idols ! This year Indonesian wota’s are quite lucky to have some japanese (underground) idol groups to come to visit Jakarta. Some of the events are the “2015 Ennichisai” (featuring Pink Babies, Starmarie, Love Android and Faint Star) which takes place at Blok M. Then we also have “Countdown Asia Live In Jakarta” (Dempagumi Inc, Kamen Joshi, etc), and also the “J-Series Event” (Doll Elements and Mirei Kiritani , actress).

During the same time Kamen Joshi performed at Countdown Asia, is around the same timing for Doll Elements performance at the J-series event. Since i had to cover for the J-Series event (i also want to see Mirei Kiritani lol) in the end im unable to cover the Kamen Joshi Countdown Asia performance haha…Oh well…you can’t have it all ! ๐Ÿ˜›


May 2015 – Ennichisai 2015


Starmarie, PinkBabies, Love Android and Faint Star @ Ennichisai 2015

Some other Ennichisai Pics


6th June 2015 J-Series Event


Doll Elements @ J-Series 2015

Runapun of Doll Elements

Mirei Kiritani (J-Actress)


7th June 2015 – Dempagumi Inc @ Countdown Asia


Dempagumi Inc @ Countdown Asia (June 2016)

Some other Dempa Pics @ Countdown Asia (June 2016)


Other Local Events in Jakarta
There are other Local idol events in Jakarta besides the Ennichisai/Countdown/Jseries events…mostly JKT48 events and Lumina Scarlet live performances haha. ๐Ÿ˜€ There’s also an appearance by AKB48’s Hirari and Rena Nozawa at the marathon “Kizuna Ekiden” event at the end of May 2015. Here are some selected pictures from the events.



AKB’s Hirari and Rena Nozawa Appearance @ Kizuna Ekiden Event (May 2015)

Lumina Scarlet Performance (May 2015)

JKT48 Handshake Event (May 2015)

Lumina Scarlet Performance (May 2015)

JKT48 Performance @ PRJ (June 2015)

Naomi JKT48 Birthday 2shot after her Seitansai Show



July / Early August 2015 – The Holy Yearly Japan / TIF2015 Trip !!

Finally it’s the yearly TIF Trip to Tokyo, Japan !!! ๐Ÿ˜€ This is my 4th year in a row attending the holy “Tokyo Idol Festival” (i attended it the first time on 2012) and other events such as Idol Koushien and also Idol Nation 2015. More details about both days of my TIF2015 visit and the Idol Nation 2015 can be found on my earlier blogpost here lol ๐Ÿ˜›
TIF2015 Day 1 Blogpost
TIF2015 Day 2 Blogpost
Idol Nation 2015 Blogpost



Smile Garden TIF2015 for Cheeky Parade Opening Stage

Hot Stage TIF2015 Stage


Gundam Statue + Naomi’s JKT48 trump card
(for fun :P)

Pix with Friend after Day 1 TIF2015

Jap Wotas Wotageing at TIF2015 Smile Garden

TIF2015 Grand Market Areas

2shot with Predia-s Maeda Yuu
(Day 1 TIF2015)

2shot with 3Min – Yoko
(Day 2 TIF2015)

A-Nation Event – Idol Nation 2015

A-Nation Event – Idol Nation 2015Venue Yoyogi Stadium

2shot with Av Star Ayaka Tomoda
(SexyJ Event @ Club Citta)

3shot with kojima minami and sakura mana
(SexyJ Event @ Club Citta)




August / September 2015

During August and September 2015 there are more idols visits, including “Love Android” (Meet and Greet), “Pink Babies” (AFA ID2015 Appearance), and pop/rock band “Silent Siren” (for performance in Jakarta). Do note that Silent Siren did come twice to Jakarta, first time is in August 2015 during the GJUI 2015 Event. The 2nd time is a proper-full one-man-live concert at Upper Room Jakarta in September 2015 ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are some selected pictures from some of the events:


Silent Siren 1st Live in Jakarta
(GJUI – August 2015)

Silent Siren 1st Live in Jakarta
(GJUI – August 2015)

Silent Siren 1st Live in Jakarta
(GJUI – August 2015)

Love Android – Meet and Greet
(Ambasador Cafe Blok M – 9th September 2015)

Love Android – Meet and Greet
(Ambasador Cafe Blok M – 9th September 2015)

Silent Siren 2nd Live in Jakarta
(Upper Room Annex 19.September.2015)

Silent Siren 2nd Live in Jakarta
(Upper Room Annex 19.September.2015)

Silent Siren 2nd Live in Jakarta
(Upper Room Annex 19.September.2015)

Silent Siren 2nd Live in Jakarta
(Upper Room Annex 19.September.2015)

PinkBabies @ AFA ID 2015
(25-27th September 2015)

PinkBabies @ AFA ID 2015
(25-27th September 2015)

PinkBabies @ AFA ID 2015
(25-27th September 2015)

PinkBabies @ AFA ID 2015
(25-27th September 2015)

PinkBabies @ AFA ID 2015
(25-27th September 2015)




September – October – November – December 2015

Other than Faint Star (Meet and Greet Event) in October 2015, there are no more others Japanese idol visits to Jakarta… But i think this year we have more than enough lol. So for the remaining months i did cover some local events such as the “JKT48 Halloween Night Handshake Event“, “Japan Fest @ Bintaro Xchange Mall Event” (some local underground idols performance haha), and also some other “Lumina Scarlet” and “JKT48” Performances and Live. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are some selected pictures from some of the events:



Faint Star – Mini Live + Meet & Greet
(26 October 2015 at Loop Station)

Faint Star – Mini Live + Meet & Greet
(26 October 2015 at Loop Station)

Faint Star – Mini Live + Meet & Greet
(26 October 2015 at Loop Station)

Faint Star – Mini Live + Meet & Greet
(26 October 2015 at Loop Station)

Lumina Scarlet Performance
(24 October 2015)

Lumina Scarlet Performance
(24 October 2015)

Lumina Scarlet Performance – Kechas and Lifting xD Urya oi !
(24 October 2015)

JKT48 Hallowen Night HS Event
(31 October 2015)

JKT48 Hallowen Night HS Event
(31 October 2015)

JKT48 Hallowen Night HS Event
(31 October 2015)

JKT48 Hallowen Night HS Event
(31 October 2015)

Kirari – JS Navigator
(21 November 2015 – Bintaro Xchange)

Kirari – JS Navigator
(21 November 2015 – Bintaro Xchange)

Kirari – JS Navigator
(21 November 2015 – Bintaro Xchange)

MOI – Ministry of Idol
(21 November 2015 – Bintaro Xchange)

MOI – Ministry of Idol
(21 November 2015 – Bintaro Xchange)

MOI – Ministry of Idol
(21 November 2015 – Bintaro Xchange)

MOI – Ministry of Idol
(21 November 2015 – Bintaro Xchange)

Lumina Scarlet
(21 November 2015 – Bintaro Xchange)

Lumina Scarlet
(29 November 2015 – Sumarecon Bekasi)

JKT48 @ Kota Kasablanca
(5th December 2015)

JKT48 @ Kota Kasablanca
(5th December 2015)
JKT48 4th Anniv Live / New Year CountDown (31.12.2015)

JKT48 4th Anniv Live (31.12.2015)

JKT48 4th Anniv Live (31.12.2015)

JKT48 4th Anniv Live (31.12.2015)

JKT48 4th Anniv Live (31.12.2015)

JKT48 4th Anniv Live (31.12.2015)

JKT48 4th Anniv Live (31.12.2015)


2016 New year resolution???

There has been many idol graduation this year…the 3 members of DLH graduation, Yuri of “Passcode”, and just recently “Sakimo” of Palet and “Sakoti” of Passpo…really makes me think, how longer can i stay in this idolling fandom.

The truth is i always wanted to stop ever since back then in 2014, but for some reason i just kept on going…too many poisons…and too many new things. Back then i thought TIF2014 will be my last TIF but here i was in 2015 attending the TIF2015. And i’d probably done so again in 2016 haha.

So the golden question still remains- when should i quit ? Well. I guess i dont have an answer for that yet. I can always say my new year resolution is to stop “Idoling”…but we’ll see how it goes. LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

See ya next year and thanks for always reading my crap ๐Ÿ˜›

*EDIT: *

They have announced the Dates for TIF2016 while im making this post ! That was fast LOL (then what about my new year resolution?? xD) and Oh god…this year Tokyo Idol Festival will be a 3 days long LOL. I guess i’ll have to make a separate post for TIF2016 later because this post is getting too long haha. PS : the new TIF2016 logo abit sux lol

“Dorothy Little Happy” and “E-Girls” Talks.

Posted: November 10, 2015 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!


“Dorothy Little Happy” and “E-Girls” Talks.

Been a while since my last blog post haha, for this blog post i want to talk/rant on some topics such as “Dorothy Little Happy”, my recent addiction of “Egirls” and the members graduation of Yu-ri from “Passcode” ๐Ÿ™

*Let the rants begins *



Part 1 : Dorothy Little Happy

Now. where do i start. I stopped talking about DLH ever since the 5 members break up a while ago, and the reason why i wrote about this, is that, just a few days ago is actually the 1 year Anniversary of Dorothy Little happy Visit to Jakarta (9 November 2014) ๐Ÿ˜€ Yay. At that time, basically DLH is my 2nd favorite idol group just after Passpo; and it’s even better than they actually went to my country to do a LIVE here (well, that’s something passpo never did before for sure!) and im really grateful because of that. After much thoughts, i decided to write about this. A long ass post and rants about DLH lol.

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As for DLH visit to Jakarta….i remembered that i am the only one who waited for their arrival at the airport (kinda ankward moment i know xD), i recorded their arrival on the airport while holding my iphone without noticing that the autofocus is set to the background, so the whole footage ended up blur xD

But Before we continue any further, Lets turn back the clock 3 years before in 2012. The first time i ever see DLH i think is during TIF2012. Back then i didnt even know them yet, and i dont really know any of the songs. But one thing i do know, is their song called “Tobidase Summer time!!” which keeps getting looped on the LCD screen at Hot Stage during TIF2012 (it’s a CM segment after each performers finished performing) and the thing is… they keep looping that damn song (the chorus segment!!) talk about brainwashing eh…and ever since, that song (Tobidase Summer time!) got stuck in my head — and i became a fan ever since lol. ๐Ÿ˜€


“Tobidase Summer Time !!

I didnt become a “real” fan who actually spend and go to their lives until their softmap akihabara events in January 2013. At the moment i have to decide whether i should go to C-ute (hello project) concert or DLH events…but the better of me told me that i should go for the DLH event instead Lol. And the result ? well yeah, i kinda overspent in that event, spending over 15.000 yens and did plenty of cheki/2shots/group shots and handshakes as well xD . I still remembered i handshake with them until i got nothing else to talk to them lol, but it’s all good. ๐Ÿ˜›


2shot/handshake event tickets with Dorothy Little Happy in 2013

Oh yea. During handshake, I told them that they should come to Indonesia for a concert– (yeah just saying only…never thought that it’d actually happen lol)~ and behold — 1 and half year later—– they really DID A LIVE IN INDONESIA DURING NOVEMBER 2014!! Yea, maybe miracle do exist lol. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


2shot/chekis with DLH members xD Took with Mimori twice ๐Ÿ˜€

After that i still continued to support them. bought their releases (well nobody ever rip their Live DVDs so i have to buy them myself). And i also finally attended (FINALLY) their ONE MAN LIVE concert in Morioka (it’s near the Iwate Prefecture already). It’s kinda far from Tokyo, and since i really wanted to go, i went there and back using Shinkansen just to go to the LIVE lol, since it’s the only date i can attend when im in Japan during the time…so nevermind the distance — all i can think in my mind is…“just go man…it’s now or never…” xD ๐Ÿ˜€ And im glad i did, because at least i can see their one-man-live with all the original members — in Japan — for once, before their break up.


My Dorothy Little Happy “Starting Over” 2014 Concert tix

Yes. All these “love affairs” finally comes to and end when they announced that they will be breaking up- in 2015 ๐Ÿ™ — and the other 3 members (Mimori, Ruuna and Koumi) will have their own separated groups named “Call Me“. I mean, this must be a joke right? Im afraid not. ๐Ÿ™

Dorothy Little Happy still continues until now as 2-member groups/Duo, which really makes me wonder why they never even bothered to find new members to replace the other 3. They (DLH) performed in TIF2015 with only Mari and Kanna (plus some backup dancers) and it really hurts to see them like this. I also refused to talk about DLH anymore ever since the break up (well until now at least lol) and stopped buying their releases. I didnt even see them at all in TIF2015 !

As for the other 3 members who’s in their other idol group unit “Call Me“… Well, Mimori is basically my DLH oshi. I actually hated her decision to quit the group since she is really my fave member in DLH. Without her in DLH, its a GONE case for me. If it’s any other members who leaves DLH, i still probably can accept it and the chances are that im still probably supporting DLH right now. But too bad, she decided to quit DLH and joined “call me” instead. ๐Ÿ™

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I remembered it takes a while for me to accept it, I mean, i didnt even like their songs. I know i tried, and listened a few “Call Me”songs, and i just can’t get into it. Although i did saw their performances in TIF2015 (Call Me) but i refused to buy her (mimori) handshake…haha. I remembered when i was waiting for a 2shot with Predia members (Maeda Yuu) at TIF2015 Greetings Area — Mimori’s handshake booth is just next to Predia. I think she saw me and tried to get me to handshake with her lol. But since i never planned to buy her handshake (and decided not to –) sooo i kinda ignored her lol…Well, i really feel bad when i think about it now,lol. I did drop a gift for her at the CallMe booth though.

After #TIF2015 Passed by, i guess im starting to grew up on them. Well yea i still didnt like the (Call Me) songs, but i finally like (yes ! FINALLY) one Call me songs, and that is “Step by Step”. Maybe its a good start, because i just can’t force myself to like Idols if i dont like their songs, i mean- it’d be ankward to see their lives without enjoying the music right.



Call Me – Step By Step…one of the Call me song that i like

This is a similiar situation with me and Runa-pon of Doll elements (i like her but not the music) and i tell you it’s not really a good feeling. You must at least Enjoy the music — and that will makes the idolling experience much much better. At least that’s what i believe anyways. Nothing beats supporting your idol group, and when they sing your favorite song during live and you did the chants for them…its priceless. haha. I mean that’s the whole point of all these idolling experience right ? Too bad i don’t see any “chants” for Call Me though. So thats another point i need to get used to if i were to go to their live next time haha ๐Ÿ˜€

And if i did go to Call Me events next time, i will definitely wrap things up with mimori, buy her handshake and talk to her with my very limited japanese language lol (and probably sign language xD). The least i can do is to thank her for coming to Indonesia last time- i still didnt have the chance to have proper talk with her ever since that DLH Live in Jakarta back in November 2014 (just shortly after that- in April 2015- came the “break-up” announcement). Not sure if i should tell her my dissapointments about her quitting DLH, but now, 1 year later after the DLH visit to Jakarta– it’s all started to sink in to me, and i think i am starting to accept her decision now. Do your best Mimori chan !!!

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Til’ Next time ~ Mimori chan~

PS : And yeah. so how long until DLH will recruit more members to replace the other 3 who quits ? Can’t wait for find out.

*END POST / RANTS ABOUT DLH **

Still not bored yet? Lets get onto my next subject – E-Girls xD ๐Ÿ˜€



Part 2 : Flowers + E-girls = Happiness

Recently im really obsessed with E-girls. If you follow my twitter or facebook then you probably see me posting Egirls or Flower youtube vids in my time line xD But lets turn back the clock again… to 3 years ago in 2012. Back then i dont really like e-girls yet (well it’s still the early stages anyways), but i already liked “Happiness” back then ! ๐Ÿ˜€ And their first song i really like is “Friends”, which followed by “We can Fly”.



I remember going to the Idol Events in 2012 at Yokohama Blitz (to see Passpo) — and E-girls was actually happens to be there as part of the line up ! But since back then im just a casual fan lol, i never really paid much attention to them. I can’t even remember what song Egirls performed back then, and if Flower actually performed there also (well it should be, i mean Egirls represents Dream/Happiness/and Flower)…but for some reason, i can only remember the “Happiness” Part xD They came out to perform “Friends” that time, and that’s the only thing i remembered lol. Also, the Happiness members still quite young back then – i think around 14-15 years old at that time ? But their dance already very good.

To think about it now, That’s the only “E-girls” related event i went during my Japan trip until now — and that’s 3 years ago. Damn. Many singles has passed since then — I didnt like the recent Happiness single such as (“Seek a light”) and their single before this (“Juicy Love”) only grew on me recently. As For E-girls i only liked “Follow me” and “Candy Smile” (even though “Gomen Nasai No kissing you” started to grown on me because of the cool PVs). I didnt like their single “Mr Snow Man” and “High School Love” so kinda skipped those singles and thats another low-key period for me.

I started to “really-really-really” get into Egirls when they launched their single “Anniversary!” and then the very cool song “Dance Dance dance” (famous for the “moonwalk” dance xD) which is really catchy to me. And at the same time before, Flower also launched their single “Blue Sky Blue” — Which makes me addicted to them. Yes. back then i used to be a Happiness fanboi, but it’s all changed now. I like Flower much better than Happiness now xD Too much poison i guess? I like their songs — even though must of them is Slow/ballad songs, but it’s really a “slow-burn” to me. At the end of the day i can keep looping their songs for the whole day, and the list of songs i like from Flower just keeps on growing — From “Blue Sky Blue”, to “Akikaze no Answer”, to “Taiyou to Himawari” and my favorite song “Let Go Again feat. Verbal of Mflo”.


My Fav Flower Song – “Let Go Again feat Verbal”.

I like Flower because i like Washio Reina vocals, and she is just too pretty :3 I know some people dont really like Reina because she hogs all the screentime—and that’s because she’s basically the “face” of Flower/E-girls. But to me she’s just perfect haha. Did some research and found out about her personality also, that she is actually an “otaku” who likes to watch anime, and an “himono onna” (as in girls who dont like to go outside and rather spent all day in her house to laze around — for more info google about it xD).

I find Reina’s personality interesting. She’s just a country girl who went all the way to Tokyo to pursue her dreams as a singer. Awesome. Oh the other flower members i like is Harumi Sato and Nozomi bando (Nozomi looks pretty with her short hair haha).


I wonder why Reina likes to hold “Telephone” in Egirls/Flowers PV xD

For Happiness — i think most of their members is a pretty solid dancers – this is why i liked Happiness over Flower back then (Sayaka, Kaede, Karen, Yurino is all awesome) but in the end— music talks. I like Flower songs much more than Happiness now haha. Flower also has good dancers, but I still think Happiness dance much better than Flower though !!

In Happiness, i like “Kaede” alot now, ever since i saw their dramas “Koibumi Biyori”, her episode is just too funny xD Talking about “Koibumi Biyori”…its just a jdrama starring E-girls members as the main cast, and I dont recommend anyone watching the Jdrama unless you’re an Egirls Fan — its really an average drama with some lousy acting and story xD But i do like the Kaede episode and the Harumi Sato episode (ep 9 i think, the “fax machine” episode) and the only reason why i watched the series anyways, because i want to find out more about the E-girls members… and im glad i did haha. Too bad washio Reina wasnt in it, maybe she just can’t act? Lol.


Kaede in Jdrama “Koibumi Biyori” xD

Back to Flower, im starting to think i got into them abit too late. Ever since their original formation in 2011-2012 with 9 members – 3 members has since graduated since. And the other 2 of them who graduated is the secondary vocalist — leaving Reina as the ONLY vocalist in the group — and with 5 backup dancers lol.

I never really like the other 2 vocalist in Flower, but the truth is that some older Flower songs requires 2-3 vocalist to sing – and i just can’t see Reina did that on her own. A new members to be added probably ? Because i can’t see Shuuka or other current Flower members to become a secondary vocalist To Reina…xD (…or maybe they can prove me im wrong xD Who knows).

At the moment im just waiting for Flower Live 2015 DVDs “Hanadokei” to be released, because i can’t wait to see Reina performing my fave song “Let Go again” LIVE ! with Verbal. That’d be too awesome.



“Let Go Again” LIVE @ Hanadokei Concert Live PREVIEW”…Looking good man. Can’t wait

*END POST / RANTS ABOUT EGIRLS **


Part 3 : “Other Stuffs / Passcode”

What ? You’re still here reading ? Lol. Yeah, one last thing. Yu-ri from Passcode graduated already….damn damn damn !!! ๐Ÿ™ I Liked Passcode ever since im back from my #TIF2015 trip, and it sure didnt take long for them to dissapoint me…only after 2-3 months since then — Yu-ri graduated — man, Talk about bad luck or bad timing really. Just when im starting to get into them…my favorite member graduates, and that really SUCKS.


No more Yu-ri in Passcode ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

I think at the moment this could really topped my #TIF2015Regrets — and i really should have went for her handshake or at least 2shot during TIF2015 while i had the chance. Oh well ๐Ÿ™ Btw, Yu-ri twitter and ameblo post has gone since her graduation — which makes me woder what happened to her now and what’s shes doing…i just hope she did her best. (and maybe she’s gonna join another idol group in the future? who knows haha *prays*).

On another note :
My TIF2015 highlights vids got deleted on youtube (i think because i included SKE48 part and that attracts copyright infrigment notice lol). I shall make a new one version soon when i have the time, with other footages, and minus the 48 group version haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

Ok enough WALLOFTEXT for now. Thanks for reading my crap as usual — if you managed to read until this far xD Til next time~

*END OF POST*

Idols in Jakarta – September 2015 Round Up

Posted: October 2, 2015 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

September 2015 is a pretty busy month for me in Jakarta. There’s so many events, with some idol groups visited Jakarta this month, such as “Love Android” (for meet and greet event), “Pink Babies” (for AFAID2015 Appearance), and Pop-Rock band “Silent Siren” (for their one-man live concert in Jakarta ! :D) Awesome right~ Here are some highlights of the events~





Love Android – 7th September 2015

Love Android came to Jakarta the first time last May for the “Ennichisai 2015” event in Jakarta, (along with Starmarie, PinkBabies, and Faint Star). This time around, they came alone as a group to do some events in Yogyakarta–and at the mean time, they also visited Jakarta for some Meet and Greet session. Nice rite…somemore the Meet and Greet session only cost 50k rupiah (thats around 500 yen only!!!) very cheap. Haha.




Love Android Meet and Greet Session

There are 4 members for the meent and greet – “Lana Todo, Momoko, Nono, and Ran”. Sena who appeared last time didn’t go because she just had an “ear operation”, which is too bad :/ I already prepared a gift for each member of the group– which is a photo of them i took last time during Ennichisai. But since Sena didnt come this time around, i told Lana to pass it on to her when she go back Japan lol (and she did~! XD)




Sena’s pix taken from her Twitter post xD

Anyways, the event started with “Q & A” session from the fans and also the media. Then followed by a showcase of their Live DVD release, we’re watching it together with the members haha…the only question is how we buy the DVD. Love Android is not really the most famous groups in japan — they’re quite underground that its soo hard to find their singles sometimes, unless you go to their events lol. And talking about their CDs, i was unable to purchase their single during this event cuz apparently all the singles already SOLD OUT during their live in Yogyakarta…damn it. :/

After that, comes to 2shot event and the autograph signing event. I asked all the members to sign on my Love Android Towel. Btw the towel only cost 50k rupiah (which is around 500 yen only ! Super cheap!). And because nobody wants to buy the tshirt they sell at around 200k rupiah (around 2000 yen), the manager then also reduces the price to 50k rupiah (500 yen!) LOL ! I guess they dont want to bring leftover goods home, so they just want to sell all of them as cheap as possible.

I also had quite an interesting chat with one of the members “Ran”. Quite funny that she is actually a “PASSPO” wota also! During the autograph signing, she saw my TIF2015 tshirt, so i told her that i come to japan last month to see TIF2015. Then she asked me “which groups is your favorite there?” and i told her “Passpo”. Then she also replied “Passpo is also my favorite!!”. XD ๐Ÿ˜€ She later on asked me which is my favorite passpo member and i told her “Annya”. And she say Annya is also her favorite ! xD What a coincidnece~! After some talking, we bro-fist to one and another, and i also asked to take selfie with her (free of charge xD)




Ran funny pose xD

I also took 2shot with Lana and Nono, since the 2shot cheki (polaroid) only cost like 50k rupiah (500 yen, yeah i know, everything is 500 yen here LOL). I choose to do the Kabe-don pose. First pose i asked Lana to “Kabedon” me, then for 2nd pose with Nono, i “Kabedon” her xD Well yeah, i dunno what other pose to take so….there you have it lol ๐Ÿ˜›


“Kabedon Pose xD”

Overall its quite a fun event, even though i still didnt like some of their songs, but the members are very energetic and very friendly during the meet and greet. I do hope they come to Jakarta again in the future ๐Ÿ˜€


Silent Siren – Live in Jakarta – 19th September 2015

Silent Siren came back again to Jakarta for the 2nd time within a month – Last month in August 2015,they came here for a free live at the GJUI Event in Depok (outside Jakarta). For this Live, its a one-man Live concert, a proper concert at a proper venue, for a very cheap price too !! (around 150k/300k rupiah for the General Admission / VIP Tickets – 1500/3000 yen).

For the event, i suddenly last minute got a media pass so i decided to cover for the event. I attended the Press Conference with some “Q & A” session. One media asked them “What is the difference between them and Scandal who last time also came to Jakarta”. Hinachu Replied that their songs sounds more “Pop” while Scandal songs are more into “Rock. Also one media asked if the members can cook (lol, what kind of question is that, i also dont know xD) then one of them replied (i forgot – it’s either Hinanchu or Suuchan) that they can’t cook. LOL.

Anyways here are some pix from the Media Conference




Look at my camera more suuchan~ xD

The concert begin around 19:00 PM and since i entered as media, i was allowed to take photos during their first song, which is “Kakumei”. After that first song, all the media have to move to the back if they want to see the live, so i did stay at the back until the end haha.

Btw, The fans also given an “LED Wristband” that can change colors automatically at the same time — i think its quite damn cool when it happes during the concert haha… They have to return the wristband again after the concert though xD Here are some pictures from the concert.






Setlist for Silent Siren Live 19/09/2015 @ Upper Room Jakarta:

M00. Muon no Keikoku
M01. KAKUMEI
M02. Lucky Girl !
M03. stellaโ˜†
M04. BANG!BANG!BANG!
M05. Hachigatsu no Yoru
M06. Are You Ready ?
M07. Happy Marriage
M08. Yumeoi
M09. Sweet pop!
M10. secret base ~ Kimi ga Kureta Mono ~
M11. Koi Yuki
M12. Te wo Tsunaide
M13. Joshikou Sensou
M14. DanceMusiQ
M15. Soukai Rock !
M16. Guru Guru Wonderland
-Encore-
EN1. What show is it ?
EN2. Beat Sun/Beach Sandals

(i didnt know some of the songs name, so i copied this from this blog so credits for him xD)

After the concert, there is also a hi-5 session for those who purchased the t-shirt combo…but anyways, the concert was awesome. They sing some of the songs i wanted to see such as “Joshikou Sensou”, “Bang Bang Bang”, “Beach Sandal”, “Soukai Rock”, and “Sweet pop”…and and and also of course not to mention — secret base ~ Kimi ga Kureta Mono ~ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Great Live…. my fave song after the concert is “Joshikou Sensou” and “Beach Sandal” xD Keep on Looping them on my music player lol.

More pictures from the concert can be found at my Flickr here.




Pink Babies @ AFAID2015 – 25th – 27th September 2015

Just like Love Android earlier this month, PinkBabies also returned to Jakarta for apperance at the Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2015 ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ They didnt perform at the anisong main stage though (only some segment with JKT48 at the main stage before the Anisong live), and some mini live performance at the “Cool Japan World Trial” booth, which is really small lol. But anyways, it doesnt matter how big the stage is, as long i can see them perform, its quite allright for me xD

Pinkbabies are supposed to perform also on the 1st day of AFAID2015 (Friday 25 September 2015), but they cancelled that out. They later on appears on the booth in the afternoon though at around 18:00 for some photos session.


On the 2nd day of AFAID2015 (26th September 2015) They appeared 3x times at the Cool Japan Mini stage (performance at 3 different time slots – 11:00, 16:00, and 18:00)…That’s 3x performance a day !! And they perform for a full 30 minutes too xD ๐Ÿ˜€ Not bad for a mini live eh? Here are the setlist for the 2nd Day.

Pink Babies Cool Japan Booth MINI STAGE 26/09/2015 (11:00, 16:00 and 18:00 Session):
M01. ใƒปๆธšใฎใ‚ทใƒณใƒ‰ใƒใƒƒใƒ‰ (Nagisa No Sindbad)
M02. ใƒปใƒ‘ใƒ‘ใ‚คใƒค่ปๅ›ฃ (Papaya Gundan)
M03. ใƒปใ‚ฆใ‚ฉใƒณใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ‰๏ผˆๆŒ‡ๅๆ‰‹้…๏ผ‰ (Wanted)
M04. ใƒปUFO (UFO)
M05. ใƒปใƒฌใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใƒผX (Lady X)
M06. ใƒปใƒžใƒณใƒ‡ใƒผใƒปใƒขใƒŠใƒชใ‚ถใƒปใ‚ฏใƒฉใƒ– (Monday Mona Lisa Club)
M07. ใƒปใƒšใƒƒใƒ‘ใƒผ่ญฆ้ƒจ (Pepper Keibu)
M08. ใƒปใ‚ธใƒ‘ใƒณใ‚ฐ (Zipanggu)

Each session has the same setlist btw…and here are some pictures from the ministage performance xD ๐Ÿ˜€










They also appeared at the main stage activites segment (Not during the anisong segment though) together with JKT48. One JKT48 member Haruka Nakagawa says she like Pink Lady songs last time, and her group “Watarirouka Hashiritai” Last time from AKB48 also got perform Pink Lady songs once…duh, i forgot the name now haha. The pinkbabies member later wrote on their blog that they respected Haruka and how she can speak “fluently” in Indonesian language now, which is amazing lol.

Anyways, here is the Pink Babies Main Stage 26/09/2015 Performance setlist:
M01. ใƒปใ‚ฆใ‚ฉใƒณใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ‰๏ผˆๆŒ‡ๅๆ‰‹้…๏ผ‰ (Wanted)
M02. ใƒปใƒšใƒƒใƒ‘ใƒผ่ญฆ้ƒจ (Pepper Keibu)
M03. ใƒปๆธšใฎใ‚ทใƒณใƒ‰ใƒใƒƒใƒ‰ (Nagisa No Sindbad)

For the 3rd day of AFAID2015, they performed only with 3 members cuz 2 of the members got sick apparently (Yui and Aina) ๐Ÿ™ They also reduced the songs they performed to 6 songs per session (they removed “UFO” and one other song i forgot the name- from the setlist), and they also cancelled the 11:00 morning session…so its left only the 16:00 and 18:00 Session


3 Members only for the 3rd Day of AFAID2015

Even though they performed with only 3 members during the 16:00 and 18:00 session, they still perform quite energetically, even though some of the blocking dance seems kinda weird and they did make some mistakes here and there- but they did their best haha. In their blog they also got mention that its the first time they performed with only 3 members only in public…so they have no choice i guess.




After the last session (18:00) ended, the Pinkbabies staff gave away FREE PINKBABIES POSTER and some of the lucky ones got autograph in it !! (for free!) ๐Ÿ˜€ One of my lucky friend got Yukarin’s one haha. Not bad. They also dont mind if you ask them to take selfie picture with them, they even pose for you, which is quite a nice gesture ๐Ÿ˜€


There are 2 Pinkbabies member i really like now and that is Yukari and Yui. Strange, when they came to jakarta the first time for Ennichisai, i went to take 3shot with “Rio” and “Yukari”. But for some reason nowadays i liked Yui better than Rio LOL ๐Ÿ˜€ Which is my #1 favorite member though ? Who knows…im a DD. xD

That’s all for now for this post. I do hope more idols come to Indonesia (especially Jakarta) in the future ๐Ÿ˜€ And for bonus last picture – Here is Yui of PinkBabies kneeling down before you ๐Ÿ˜€


More Pinkbabies pictures from Day 2 AFAID2015 at my Flickr Here



Edit: Also bonus video….Local idol group Lumina Scarlet video clips of them performing “Nerve” and “Romantic Ukare Mode” during AFAID2015 Day 2…Plenty of Fun LOL xD ๐Ÿ˜€



Lumina Scarlet “Nerve/Romantic Ukare Mode” Clips

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Some #TIF Talks + TIF2015 Regrets ~

Posted: September 10, 2015 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

So here we are, 1 month after #TIF2015…and at this period i’m already entering the “Where’s my goddamn TIF2015 footages” period, a period where im constantly looking out for TIF2015 Footages on the internet. Yes– this is another reason why i love TIF. The HD footages !!! Where else you can get HD – High Definition footage LIVE — Of your favorite idol groups. ๐Ÿ˜€


HD Footage of Passcode Moshpits @ Smile Garden LOL. Hell Yea

While this doesn’t matter for 48 fanboys where they keep getting a contanst feed of High Definition stuffs (and TV shows), we on the other hand who support underground, or lesser known idol groups, will find it “life is too difficult” to find any new HD Stuffs — i mean, it’s already hard to find some Live Footages of them in low quality…let alone HD Live footages lol (If you know “Idol College” since 2011-2012…then you will know what i’ve been suffering for all these years, lol).

The amazing thing is about TIF, is that, the footages itself was not even released on DVDs. Instead, it was recorded, and aired by Fuji TV Next and over the years, (thankfully) we have someone who recorded the show, and uploaded them to the internet! I mean, thank god for all those special episodes on Fuji TV!! For example, TIF2014 has a whooping-20-episodes of TIF specials (around 1 hour each). Imagine if they put them on DVDs/BluRays– i dont know how long/how big the DVD sets would be lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

Let me draw you a diagram of TIF Fanboys :

As you can see, JAM EXPO 2015 just happened around 1 and half week ago at the end of August 2015, and even though the event itself is probably “as awesome” as TIF could be (i never been to one — so i can’t compare –) they’re still lacking of HD footages…yeah we still have some footages at least…but for JAM EXPO mostly they are recorded stream footages from TGU / ShowRoom / And some other streaming sites, which means — the recording are mostly in Low Quality format. Although, i did not complain at all- some footages is better than no footages at all. But if you compare that to 2 days worth of HD Footages from Fuji TV Next… of course “TIF” still “wins” hands down compared to Jam Expo. ๐Ÿ˜› Well enough of that comparison, i don’t want to get into more of this “TIF vs Jam Expo” debate as i am sure we all have our own opinions regarding these 2 separate events haha. ๐Ÿ˜› But from my own experience – i always prefer going to TIF and waiting for its HD footages lol.

And oh, i also like to find myself inside the TIF footages also. lol.


Me somewhere inside these 2 pictures.

Anyways, as i mentioned before on my previous post, so far this year we’re lucky enough to have someone who uploaded full performance of Smile Garden for BOTH DAYS (goddamn yeah!!), plus some official of “2 days highlights” by Fuji TV Next, and some clips here and there i gathered from youtube (cuz i heard the Heat Garage stage apparently got streamed on the internet…so there could be people who recorded them and uploaded them to the internet.).


Smile Garden Full Footage from Morning to Night time LoL.

Speaking of which, #TIF2015 Special episode will be aired starting next week on 17th September 2015, and i sure do hope someone actually willing to record it again + uploaded it to the interwebs just like the previous years!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Sadly for this year though, i hear they cutting down the episodes to 10 episodes only (compared to 20 episodes last year in 2014), and it’s on weekly basis (compared to daily footages compared to last year… duh). It’s gonna be a long wait until all the episodes finishes, AND!!! I do hope whoever recording the show can keep up with the schedule as well~



Sample Schedule of TIF2015 Special Episodes on Fuji TV Next website.

The bad thing i have to complain about these “special episodes”, is that its only 1 hour long, and they crammed soooo many groups into one episodes, which means, some lesser known groups would get only like 2-3 minutes of screentime ? Where other known groups would get more time as much as 12-15 minutes of screen time (thats around 1/4 of the actual show !!).


Poor Idol College…their footage always got cut short ever since TIF2010 highlights… !! no joke !!

Not only that, they also like to cut down the performances midway the performance to save some time (damn), usually during the best part also…sooo…. if you got your favorite artist performance singing your favorite song and it got featured on these episodes— consider yourself very lucky. Haha. Happened to me in TIF2014 Special Episode #2 – They show “Palet – Glory Days” full performance on Smile Garden….godddamn…that was good. LOL.


Some Quick #TIF2015 Regrets

Well…based on my diagram above — i think im too early for this, and i should’ve waited until all the #TIF2015 Special Episodes finishes airing first, before i can compile a full list of #TIF2015Regrets. Haha. Usually by watching these footages, i get to see other performances i did not manage to see during my time at TIF, and therefore adding a long-list of my regrets there. (why i never go to this stage…why i never 2shot with that idol…duh… yeah…nothing is perfect T_T)

Here is a short list of #TIF2015 Regrets i can think of.

1. Palet @ Info Centre
Why oh why…i never see the Palet appearance at the Info Centre….because they are wearing BIKINIS!! T_T

I think this happened during the first day, and during my 1st day of TIF2015, i spent mostly my time at the Hot Centre stage, so i didnt have the time to explore the other stages….dammit!!

2. My addiction to “PASSCODE”

I saw Passcode during IdolKoushien, the day before TIF2015. At that time, it’s my first time watching them, so i never really got into it (as i didnt really like the songs they sing that time, i forgot the title also), i am more amazed with their fans which is really crazy and wild (i think they can match BisH fans in terms of “crazyness” lol).

After i got home from TIF, i watched their Smile Garden performance and i was blown-away by the songs they sing during that time. Especially the songs “Club Kids Never Die” which really got me addicted. Other tracks they sing during that time “Toxic” and “Seize the Day!!” is kinda awesome as well. Later on i downloaded their album “All is Vanity” and most of the track in that album got me hooked…lol. and well… The rest is history. ๐Ÿ˜€


Fuck yea Passcode!! (they like to show their middle fingers as well xD)

Yeah after watching their Smile Garden + Heat Garage footage, i wonder why i never spend more time watching them in TIF2015 last time. Sigh. I also like Yuri now. Why i never take 2shot with her during TIF? It’s a mystery~~

I will definitely spare some of my time to see them during my next japan trip!!


These two are my “biggest” regrets so far. There are some others of course, such as the “BisH” performance that i didnt get to see during Day 1 TIF2015, but for some reason the impact is not as big as the two above, haha. I also kinda regretted that i never see Idol College at all during this year TIF, which is really weird for me (i usually see them every year), apart from their performance at Idol Koushien the day before of course. And also, i didnt get to see more 3 Minutes (another platinum passport group), recently i got addicted to their songs (especially “Lil Love” and “Panorama World”) and i wish i can see them more at TIF.

But to think again– i think my schedule at TIF2015 is quite perfect for me. Apart from these regrets, i get to see Passpo, Babyraids Japan, Palet, Cheeky Parade, and GEM quite often, which is currently my top 5 idol groups at the moment. I mean, i get to see Palet’s “All for one” three times, and Cheeky Parade “Colorful Starlight” four times (that’s awesome as i like both songs now), and it’s only normal to see the groups you have in your priorities list, so i am quite happy with what i’ve seen there ๐Ÿ˜€

Also to add– especially the Palet performace at Hot Stage, and the Passpo performance at Smile Garden, those were awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€ You can’t have everything of course– if you want to win some , you gotta lose some…/yeahright

… *Time to Invent a Time Machine*

Oh yea. Babyraids performance of “Yoake Brand new Days” @ Smile Garden is also damn awesome. I Liked it back then, but i didnt know the titles yet, so i forgot to mention that xD (now i know its a coupling song from their “Eiko Sun Rise” Single)



TIF2011 Highlights

About a week ago, i re-watched some TIF2011 highlights again, and decided to make a short video higlights of it- since its the first TIF to be held in Odaiba. I didnt get much footage to work with, since there’s only this “4 hours footage” file available to select from, so i just choose some of the best i think fit for the video lol. Check it out – TIF2011 Highlights Video.


Note:
It might not WORK for viewers in USA as i included the doki doki morning “babymetal” part, and because they’re too damn famous already, some of their work already “copyrighted” or banned from youtube (for USA Viewers only…. Sucks eh :/). It still works for any viewers other than USA though, so I tried to uploaded a “Muted” version of the babymetal part Here but dunno if its gonna work or not. Sorry about that.

PS:

Back then in 2011, you have to sit down to see the smile garden stage…woww…. *Mind Blown*

Enough for now, and Until the next #TIF post-whore…see ya~

Hostel Review – “1980 Yen Capsule Hostel”

Posted: August 25, 2015 by InfinityZer0 in Japan Hostels, Japan!!

1980 Yen Capsule Hostel (Iriya)

It’s been a while since i do another hostel review haha. I have stayed in many budget hostel in japan, but this is the first time i actually reviewed a “capsule” hotel. Just like the name suggest, the cost to stay in this hostel is around 1980 yen (without tax).If you book the room from website such as AGODA though, sometimes the prices can be cheaper than 1980 yen lol.

So, without further ado, lets begin my mini review for this hostel. ๐Ÿ˜€

Intro:

The 1980 yen capsule hostel is more like a “modern” capsule hotel. The capsule space is abit spacious for a capsule– i can sit down just fine inside the capsule and there’s still some space between my head and the ceiling. There’s also a storage locker space – which is very spacious. You can fit 2 skinny person inside there lol, which should be enough to store all your huge luggage and stuffs.


The Capsule room Hallways


The super spacious storage locker room haha


The Shower Room

The hostel is still very new i think, that’s why it’s very clean. There’s a free western-style shower too at the 8th floor which is free of charge (i know some capsule tends to charge money for shower, but hey this one is free haha).

Facilities:

The facilities is very simple. Apart from your own room, and storage locker space, Read the rest of this entry »

My “Idols-Photography” Flickr Account

Posted: August 21, 2015 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

Recently im re-organized my idol photos i took during my (part-time) job as idol-photographer lol. Thankfully enough this year we have so many idols who came to visit Jakarta (Indonesia), so i have more than enough materials to upload pics into my Flickr account, which i made just recently only. ๐Ÿ˜€

Usually i only uploaded these pictures to my twitter or my private facebook account (i seldom accept friend request these days unless i really know them), but due to some suggestion from my friends that i should make a Flickr account…so here it is…Lol.


Click here to enter my Flickr Account

TIF2015 Highlights & Stuffs

Posted: August 20, 2015 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

It’s that time again — 2 weeks since the last TIF and i’m in post-concert depression mode again (and i wonder why it took so long until the next TIF in 2016 — if there is any lol). Been watching some TIF2015 Footages these last few weeeks as well (some BS Sky/Fuji TV next footages), and also, thank god to whoever uploaded both 2 days full performance of Smile Garden stage to Jpop-suki tracker !! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s a whooping 12 hours nonstop performance per file !! The file size is quite huge also — around 32GB per file lol.


Smile Garden is one of the hottest stage in TIF because there’s no shelter areas at all (at least there are some shades in the hot stages), so being able to watch the complete performance from day to night timings in a room with an aircon with huge ass TV is really a bonus lol. Now i really hope if people can upload the full Heat Garage / Hot Stage performance if there is any (yeah i know im hoping too much lol).

Anyways, after watching all those footages, i finally made a “Highlights” video of this year TIF2015 (yeah. much earlier than usual lol). Although, this footage is abit “limited” since i only have footages from the smile garden performance and some highlights from BS Sky/ Fuji TV Next…not enough “Heat Garage, Doll Factory or Sky Stage” footages ! :/ Either way, i managed to make a 9 minutes – 50 seconds of TIF2015 compilation videos anyways, check it out~ ๐Ÿ˜€



TIF2015 Highlights





The highlights on the videos above includes (from beginning to end):

SKE48, Babyraids, Palet, BisH, Tsuribit, Passcode, Idol College, Cheeky Parade, Moso Calibration, Dempagumi Inc, Passpo, “Hatchetekai” from Passpo, Super-Girls, Shizukaze/Kizuna, Up Up Girls, HKT48

I didnt call this years footage as “urya oi” moments as the previous TIF2013 / 2014 vids i made, because this videos doesn’t really focus on all the urya oi moments lol. So i just decided to name the video “TIF2015 Highlights” because it really is. One other thing, i dont have enough footages to show the other groups, so i only focused on the big groups such as Dempa, Cheeky Parade ,Super Girls, Passpo, Babyraids, etc etc.




The “infamous” BisH fan at Smile Garden who went topless during the performance lol.
I Also included this scene on the highlights video.

I made the video using “VSDC Video editor” (freeware) instead of the old skool Windows Movie Maker which i used to make my previous vids lol. Took me 7-8 hours to make the video — 2-3 hours to collect and trim the best moment from the original video, 1 hour to prepare and to arrange the order of the videos, 1 hour to convert, 1 hour to finalize the final result, and 1 hour to upload the videos. Yeah, i have a slow internet (blame my 3rd world country) and which is why most of the videos are in LQ format (480p or below) sorry about that lol~




Video Edit in Progress – using freeware program “VSDC Video Editor” which is quite easy to use.

By the way if you missed my earlier post, i also made vids for TIF2014 and also TIF2013 as well. I didnt make TIF2012 footages even though i’ve been there (and it’s still the best TIF to-date imo) because there wasn’t enough footages yet to make a compilation video. If there is any i would definitely make them lol. ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyways, more #TIF2015 rants, talks and #TIF2015regrets coming up in my future post next time, stay tune for it lol~ ๐Ÿ˜€

5 Days in Japan โ€“ TIF2015 Trip โ€“ Day 5

Posted: August 7, 2015 by InfinityZer0 in Japan!!

After the very tiring weekend of TIF2015, i finally had decent sleep today. I’ve slept for about 9 hours total, from 1am to 10am, before i finally woke up…hahaha. Today (3rd August 2015) is my last day in Japan (have to go back tomorrow morning, so can’t do anything tomorrow except to go to airport) so i have to do all my last minute shopping today. ๐Ÿ˜›

Went to Akihabara during lunch time at around 12:00 and visited book off, trio3, liberty, etc and the other 2nd hand shops again to buy more stuffs (and also “omiyage” for my indonesian friend). Before going back to the hostel around 15:00pm to deposit all my shopping goods (thank god my hostel is so near akiba hehe). Went to Harajuku to walk around at around 16:00pm (because the Idol Nation venue is just near Harajuku there), bought Mcdonalds to a quick-eat session (super hungry) haha.

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Quick Walk around at Harajuku

Btw, outside the Harajuku station there is alot of momoclo wotas gearing up for the Girls Factory at A-Nation lol…there’s even this solo female street performers outside the train station which went on to sing the acoustic version of “Hashire!” , the good ol’ momoclo songs haha. Forgot to take the picture of her though.

And at 17:00 i finally walk towards my last destination for this japan trip, which is the Idol Nation x TIF2015 event at Yoyogi National Stadium, 2nd Gymnasium Area.

3rd August 2015 – Idol Nation 2015

Once i reached here, i just realized that with the Idol Nation tickets, you can enter some of the areas which has some stages set up as well…Dammit, i didnt know this ! Checked the schedule that today they have GEM performance at around 12:00pm..shit…should’ve come earlier. ๐Ÿ™ Basically, the area is very huge, but for the indoor stages i think you need to buy separate tickets before hand to get in (like the Girls Factory, and Idol Nation).

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Idol Nation @ Yoyogi National Stadium

Since i only buy the Idol Nation tickets, i can only enter the 2nd Gymnasium area, even though i still can walk around in the areas a little bit more if i wanted to. But the outdoor weather is damn hot so i decided to go into the venue anyways lol :D.

Went inside to the stage area, the place is not so big actually. My seat number is not so good either, its around the 2nd/3rd level up stairs, so it is kinda far haha.

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Idol Nation Stage area @ Yoyogi National Stadium

The line up for the event is not bad actually. The ticket is only 3500 yen. It’s a 3 hours event. The line up includes Idolling!, SuperGirls, Cheeky Parade, GEM, I-Ris, Call Me, Doll Elements, X21, etc etc. The one who sold me into going this is actually GEM and Cheeky Parade, but later on i found out that each performers only sing around 2-3 songs per act…hahaha :/ Oh well.

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Idol Nation x TIF2015 Line Up

Just a quick “highlights” of the event….Well, don’t really know the song titles for X21, I-Ris, Idolling!, Doll Elements, etc etc so i’ll just skip that lol. Call Me went to sing 2 songs during this event, which is “My Affection” and “Step By Step”. Cheeky Parade got sing “Monst@r”, while SuperGirls got sing “Max! Otome Kokoro” also. Later on “GEM” performed my favorite song “Do you Believe” and also their new single “Love me Baby” (which i didnt really like that much lol).

There are also colloboration performance between Doll Elements and GEM haha , and there’s also some DJ performance in between the performances (which imo, is waste of time, they should’ve used the DJ time for some idol performance, lol, but hey, maybe it’s just me.). Finally saw “Idolling!” performs also, believe it or not, this is the first time i actually see them perform as a group (instead of colloboration act during TIF haha), and probably my last time also before they disbanding soon. haha.

Overall. Actually the event is so so only. The indoor stage is nice (means you can relax, sitdown, without having to worry about the summer heat), but that also means the atmosphere is alittle bit different than “festival” lives. The crowd is not as high during the festival, and many people sitting down, which makes you having this “weird” feeling if you’re the only one standing there (really happens to me — when the guy next to me — both left and right are actually sitting down…LoL).

I later on realized this kind of indoor/seating/stadium setting is not really my cup of tea. I should really avoid LIVE like this in the future. I guess im more into Live houses (free standing lives with crazy crowds) or festivals like TIF better. lol. I’d rate this event 6 out of 10.

Pros:
– Good Venue
– Good Line Up (Cheap for 3 hours live with line up cast like this)
– Indoor means got aircon and not hot.
– Can see GEM, and Cheeky Parade again :3 :3 :3 :3

Cons:
– 2 songs per artist only. Hate it. Wish there was more.
– Audience not so high during some performances.
– Should trim down some of the DJ performances.


Afterr the live i went on to walk around in Shibuya one last time before going back tomorrow. Went to Tower records shibuya, but for some reason the 3rd floor that day (Jpop section floor) is closed already lol. So went to Shibuya Tsutaya instead to see some CDs (it opens quite late until 23:00 i think), and then went on to eat a very late dinner/supper at Sukiya.

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Walk around in Shibuya and late dinner at Sukiya

Went to book off Shibuya for a while looking for some cheap deals (didnt buy anything in the end) before finally catch a train home to my hostel at around 23:00. When i reached my hostel i just packed my bags, because my flight is 10:00 tomorrow, which means i have to wake up early at around 5am, and leave the hostel by 6am to catch a train from Ueno to Narita airport…. Took the normal keisei line route which takes 1 hour 20 minutes (1000 yen) while enjoying the views towards Chiba / Narita Area lol.

So that’s about it for this current Japan Trip Blog updates lol…i’m already back in Jakarta now while writing this (because i didnt have the time in Japan this time, wonder how did i do it last time with “real time” blogging while im in Japan haha.). Will do more post about #TIF2015 soon when i have the time, and as usual, some of my favorite/top5 performances in TIF2015, and also #TIF2015Regrets after seeing the FujiTV next footages haha.

Til then, see ya, and thanks for reading my useless blog. Lol ๐Ÿ˜€

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