Living in London I am surrounded by many cultures bringing their cuisines to the capital and sharing them with others. Being British and having a Jamaican background, there is a variety of food I can recommend. Also being a lover of Japanese and Korean food, I can offer a few suggestions to try. I want to present three dishes from each culture: Meat, Seafood and Vegetarian.
Did you guys have a nice New Years? My annual report has been completed thanks to WordPress. I think it’s pretty cute so I wanted to share it with you all! After taking a look at Nia’s Hope and Dreams for 2013, I thought I would do my own plus share with you all my New Year Resolutions since we are all in the new year now.
私の休日は始めている！( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ よかった！
There’s so much things I could write about each person when they graduate but I don’t have much to say really, I’m shocked because it’s now that it is really happening but I also expected her time to come soon. I just felt the need to write this after hearing Jin and going onto Hello!Online for news. Takahashi Ai who has been in Morning Musume for 10 long years (along with Niigaki Risa, who will be leader afterwards) is now graduating.
She’s what…24 now? It was only a matter of time and with the new members in who are half her age, I wonder who get the spotlight as the main vocalist. Of course, it would be Reina but who will back her up? Niigaki? Aika? Riho? I didn’t like Takahashi Ai when I first got into Morning Musume back in 2006, I don’t know why but I’ve grown to like her over the years.
What’s get me is that she is graduating from both Morning Musume and Hello!Project which kind of upsets me because I think she would do well as a solo artist in my opinion. But I wish her the best of luck in the future whatever she wants to do.
Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!
There’s a reason why I can see people want new and younger people in a group now – because they bring a lot of attention (e.g fans especially older men who like to look at someone young) and gain popularity for the group. I was so glad to come back from a Japanese day out to see that the 9th generation members were revealed. And to my surprise instead of it being 2-3 like I guessed, it turned out 4 members have been decided upon. I hope these four help rise MoMu’s popularity back and yes, dare I say to AKB48 fans – fight back!! That group is purely fanservice in my opinion.
Take a look at the girls below.
Got to say in terms of 2010, it’s been a pretty tiresome year. J-Pop has made me realise some things that I never knew before – in a negative way. K-Pop has just upset me so much despite comebacks of my favourites and news that depressed me. It’s not all been so bad but…I had kind of hoped from all the artists that came back (e.g. Queens of J-Pop were present this year, BoA and Se7en who have been seen for years) that they would have a bigger success than usual.
Like the title says. Chinese and Japanese pop has been around longer than K-Pop so why isn’t it as well known as Korean pop?
Let’s explore why.
There’s something I hate about YouTube and that’s the people who have been watched for the most stupidest reasons and get over 1 million view for being an idol in Asia and seeming to others that they don’t have much talent.
Two people I dislike at the moment are Magibon and Beckii Cruel who actually have spotlight in Japan. Beckii more because she’s actually trying to dance and do what I do on my YouTube channel.
Due to the sudden triple graduation of Eri, Lin Lin and Jun Jun, my liking of Morning Musume is shaken as much as Jin from Sora to Kujira is. Truly, for him his three favourites are leaving; in my case it’s my #2 and #3 favourites.
But anyways, I posted an entry on their graduation [link]already; this post is about who people prefer more; Morning Musume or AKB48. With Morning Musume’s reputation as the head group of Hello!Project failing to keep their popularity up, AKB48 is rising in the charts with fan service PV’s like Heavy Rotation and wearing schoolgirl uniforms for an eternity (Ok, maybe since debut then).
I’m going to look at the comparison and show you why Japan prefers AKB48 being their top girl group in Japan at the moment over Morning Musume.
It’s weird because I remember in 2008; I read an article saying Morning Musume is Japan’s Best Selling Group so I also assumed their popularity was still on the rise. But now that I think about it, when I went to Japan last year, places like Akihabara and Fukuoka where I went to buy merchandise had more AKB48 posters and CD on display. I don’t remember seeing any Morning Musume albums anywhere to be honest really.
So I came up with a few things in comparison between Morning Musume and AKB48: