dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru and Akito by meganbm)
We actually went to a kabuki performance last week and it was fascinating. There were two plays, a historical one and a comedy. I preferred the comedy as I don't speak Japanese so the long dialogues in the historical one (about Yoshitsune and Benkei's escape, called 'Subscription List') obviously went over my head. I laughed my head off at the comedy one though, called 'Substitute' about a young lord with an overbearing wife who attempts to sneak off to visit his mistress.

It was very cool, and the Ambassador of Japan was apparently in the audience (since I have no idea what he looks like, I didn't spot him, but that is what they announced. In general, I don't think I have seen as many Japanese people since we returned from Japan!) and at the end the troupe got a standing ovation. The liner notes said the current head of the family/troupe is [balnks on the name, too lazy to look up] XVIII, and that this family has been doing it for 400 years. Whoa.

Here is more Brand uploads. Just join with HJSplit:

Brand eps 2-3, part 1:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OQ6GCF7D
Brand eps 2-3, part 2:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F82TB8R7
Brand eps 2-3, part 3:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=A3ERLR47


I have decided Kanzaki is my jdrama boyfriend. He is well-adjusted and a good person, but with sarcasm and inner angst. Plus, he has the most adorable grin ever. Yay. Also, not being a JE boy he: a. weighs more than an undernourished chicken and b. does not look like a girl (I like JE boy dramas, I do, but serously...)

Also, only in jdrama would a tea ceremony be fraught with dramatic angst. Heh.

Can't say I care for Kanzaki's father. And I am sure he is going to hit the roof when he finds out his son has fallen for a woman ten years older than him and one who's only seen a tea ceremony on television before. But then, hey, cranky old guy, look at it this way. He could have gone for a woman like me, who drinks her tea out of a teabag. *Watches the old grinch keel over*

In other news, hit the bookstores yesterday and bought two new (to me) mangas: Juvenile Orion which looked fun and had really cool art and is only 5 volumes and Backstage prince, which is cute but I mainly bought because it's a manga about kabuki (!!!)

Oh, and I am also reading the next Thursday Next novel. And finishing up Otogi Zoshi anime. I sort of lost interest in the latter, but Mr. Mousie likes it, and once we are done, it's on to finishing Blood +, which is a lot more my thing.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru and Akito by meganbm)
We actually went to a kabuki performance last week and it was fascinating. There were two plays, a historical one and a comedy. I preferred the comedy as I don't speak Japanese so the long dialogues in the historical one (about Yoshitsune and Benkei's escape, called 'Subscription List') obviously went over my head. I laughed my head off at the comedy one though, called 'Substitute' about a young lord with an overbearing wife who attempts to sneak off to visit his mistress.

It was very cool, and the Ambassador of Japan was apparently in the audience (since I have no idea what he looks like, I didn't spot him, but that is what they announced. In general, I don't think I have seen as many Japanese people since we returned from Japan!) and at the end the troupe got a standing ovation. The liner notes said the current head of the family/troupe is [balnks on the name, too lazy to look up] XVIII, and that this family has been doing it for 400 years. Whoa.

Here is more Brand uploads. Just join with HJSplit:

Brand eps 2-3, part 1:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OQ6GCF7D
Brand eps 2-3, part 2:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F82TB8R7
Brand eps 2-3, part 3:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=A3ERLR47


I have decided Kanzaki is my jdrama boyfriend. He is well-adjusted and a good person, but with sarcasm and inner angst. Plus, he has the most adorable grin ever. Yay. Also, not being a JE boy he: a. weighs more than an undernourished chicken and b. does not look like a girl (I like JE boy dramas, I do, but serously...)

Also, only in jdrama would a tea ceremony be fraught with dramatic angst. Heh.

Can't say I care for Kanzaki's father. And I am sure he is going to hit the roof when he finds out his son has fallen for a woman ten years older than him and one who's only seen a tea ceremony on television before. But then, hey, cranky old guy, look at it this way. He could have gone for a woman like me, who drinks her tea out of a teabag. *Watches the old grinch keel over*

In other news, hit the bookstores yesterday and bought two new (to me) mangas: Juvenile Orion which looked fun and had really cool art and is only 5 volumes and Backstage prince, which is cute but I mainly bought because it's a manga about kabuki (!!!)

Oh, and I am also reading the next Thursday Next novel. And finishing up Otogi Zoshi anime. I sort of lost interest in the latter, but Mr. Mousie likes it, and once we are done, it's on to finishing Blood +, which is a lot more my thing.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru and Akito by meganbm)
We actually went to a kabuki performance last week and it was fascinating. There were two plays, a historical one and a comedy. I preferred the comedy as I don't speak Japanese so the long dialogues in the historical one (about Yoshitsune and Benkei's escape, called 'Subscription List') obviously went over my head. I laughed my head off at the comedy one though, called 'Substitute' about a young lord with an overbearing wife who attempts to sneak off to visit his mistress.

It was very cool, and the Ambassador of Japan was apparently in the audience (since I have no idea what he looks like, I didn't spot him, but that is what they announced. In general, I don't think I have seen as many Japanese people since we returned from Japan!) and at the end the troupe got a standing ovation. The liner notes said the current head of the family/troupe is [balnks on the name, too lazy to look up] XVIII, and that this family has been doing it for 400 years. Whoa.

Here is more Brand uploads. Just join with HJSplit:

Brand eps 2-3, part 1:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OQ6GCF7D
Brand eps 2-3, part 2:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F82TB8R7
Brand eps 2-3, part 3:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=A3ERLR47


I have decided Kanzaki is my jdrama boyfriend. He is well-adjusted and a good person, but with sarcasm and inner angst. Plus, he has the most adorable grin ever. Yay. Also, not being a JE boy he: a. weighs more than an undernourished chicken and b. does not look like a girl (I like JE boy dramas, I do, but serously...)

Also, only in jdrama would a tea ceremony be fraught with dramatic angst. Heh.

Can't say I care for Kanzaki's father. And I am sure he is going to hit the roof when he finds out his son has fallen for a woman ten years older than him and one who's only seen a tea ceremony on television before. But then, hey, cranky old guy, look at it this way. He could have gone for a woman like me, who drinks her tea out of a teabag. *Watches the old grinch keel over*

In other news, hit the bookstores yesterday and bought two new (to me) mangas: Juvenile Orion which looked fun and had really cool art and is only 5 volumes and Backstage prince, which is cute but I mainly bought because it's a manga about kabuki (!!!)

Oh, and I am also reading the next Thursday Next novel. And finishing up Otogi Zoshi anime. I sort of lost interest in the latter, but Mr. Mousie likes it, and once we are done, it's on to finishing Blood +, which is a lot more my thing.
dangermousie: (Default)
1. I have new shoes. Bought at Nine West. They have huge heels, are light brown, laquered, open toed, and GORGEOUS. My excuse? I realized I have no brown shoes at all. Not that many shoes, period, mainly boots and sandals. Time to shoe-shop! My shoes are a cross between this shoe (only it has a strap across) and this shoe (that's the kind of strap they have) (only of course they are light brown in color, not light pink or pastel). I keep randomly staring at my feet. The heels are at least 3.5 inches and the best thing is, they are the exact shade as my coat. eeeee!

2. [livejournal.com profile] alexandral posted an awesome Hyun Bin (Korean actor) picspam here.

3. This evening, [livejournal.com profile] klmorgan and I are having a Fushigi Yuugi marathon. Tamahomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

4. Yesterday, when I stopped by CVS, they had my favorite ice-cream (half the time they are out): Haagen-Datz's vanilla with chocolate covered almonds. It's safely stashed in the fridge now, but I can still hear its siren song.

5. Wallflower manga OWNS me and Kyohei is my newest fictional crush. He is violently awesome (or is it 'awesomely violent'). I love the bit in volume 2 where the guys get kidnapped by a murderess (but a real lady, as they are quick to point out, LOL) ghost who's taken posession of Sunako and so she chains them all up in basement, dresses them in s&m-y attire, to have her wicked way with them and kill them (yes, it's official, the mangaka LOVES s&m. Half her face panels feature Kyohei behind bars or in cuffs). But Kyohei burns his way through the ropes and then decides that the best way to get Sunako to kick the ghost out and retake posession of her body is to kiss her. Because she'll flip so much. And he is right! Heeeeee. And he ends up carrying her (wrapped in a blanket) the steep way out of the basement, which is AWESOME. And then the guys (who seem permanently strapped for cash) decide that the gear the ghost put them in would totally sell well and complain about the clothes and Kyohei is all 'I am the one who looks like a freak, in all these chains' ROFL. I really hope if Sunako and Kyohei ever really hook up, they never have any kids, because OMG, scary parents. And I have volumes and volumes to go!

6. Green Rose also owns me. Ep 4, with the desperation, and the angst, and hotness? YES.

7. First ep of Hana Yori Dango 2 aired earlier today in Japan and the torrent will be up soon and I read spoilers and *glee*

8. There is a person in Malaysia I could hug right now. Just before I left the house this morning, a FedEx person showed up. Inside the package? Even though I ordered less than a week ago? My delicious, shiny, shrink-wrapped DVDs of Tatta Hitotsu No Koi (Just One Love) which I unwrapped and checked, and yes indeed, they have shiny Chinese, Malay and perfect English (!!!!!) subtitles. (Oddly, the pic quality, while fine enough, is not as crisp as my dls, but I don't care). OMG. Bye, weekend!

9. Brunch on Sunday. I missed having brunch in this cool Belgian place and that is where I'll be heading. Or maybe this little place that does (among other things) oatmeal souffles (to die for). Or a Swedish place with some amazing salmon dishes. I love brunch and we haven't gone out to one for a while. But we will this time.

10. Jasper Fforde's Jack Spratt Nursery Crime books. Just discovered, instantly beloved...

YES.
dangermousie: (Default)
1. I have new shoes. Bought at Nine West. They have huge heels, are light brown, laquered, open toed, and GORGEOUS. My excuse? I realized I have no brown shoes at all. Not that many shoes, period, mainly boots and sandals. Time to shoe-shop! My shoes are a cross between this shoe (only it has a strap across) and this shoe (that's the kind of strap they have) (only of course they are light brown in color, not light pink or pastel). I keep randomly staring at my feet. The heels are at least 3.5 inches and the best thing is, they are the exact shade as my coat. eeeee!

2. [livejournal.com profile] alexandral posted an awesome Hyun Bin (Korean actor) picspam here.

3. This evening, [livejournal.com profile] klmorgan and I are having a Fushigi Yuugi marathon. Tamahomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

4. Yesterday, when I stopped by CVS, they had my favorite ice-cream (half the time they are out): Haagen-Datz's vanilla with chocolate covered almonds. It's safely stashed in the fridge now, but I can still hear its siren song.

5. Wallflower manga OWNS me and Kyohei is my newest fictional crush. He is violently awesome (or is it 'awesomely violent'). I love the bit in volume 2 where the guys get kidnapped by a murderess (but a real lady, as they are quick to point out, LOL) ghost who's taken posession of Sunako and so she chains them all up in basement, dresses them in s&m-y attire, to have her wicked way with them and kill them (yes, it's official, the mangaka LOVES s&m. Half her face panels feature Kyohei behind bars or in cuffs). But Kyohei burns his way through the ropes and then decides that the best way to get Sunako to kick the ghost out and retake posession of her body is to kiss her. Because she'll flip so much. And he is right! Heeeeee. And he ends up carrying her (wrapped in a blanket) the steep way out of the basement, which is AWESOME. And then the guys (who seem permanently strapped for cash) decide that the gear the ghost put them in would totally sell well and complain about the clothes and Kyohei is all 'I am the one who looks like a freak, in all these chains' ROFL. I really hope if Sunako and Kyohei ever really hook up, they never have any kids, because OMG, scary parents. And I have volumes and volumes to go!

6. Green Rose also owns me. Ep 4, with the desperation, and the angst, and hotness? YES.

7. First ep of Hana Yori Dango 2 aired earlier today in Japan and the torrent will be up soon and I read spoilers and *glee*

8. There is a person in Malaysia I could hug right now. Just before I left the house this morning, a FedEx person showed up. Inside the package? Even though I ordered less than a week ago? My delicious, shiny, shrink-wrapped DVDs of Tatta Hitotsu No Koi (Just One Love) which I unwrapped and checked, and yes indeed, they have shiny Chinese, Malay and perfect English (!!!!!) subtitles. (Oddly, the pic quality, while fine enough, is not as crisp as my dls, but I don't care). OMG. Bye, weekend!

9. Brunch on Sunday. I missed having brunch in this cool Belgian place and that is where I'll be heading. Or maybe this little place that does (among other things) oatmeal souffles (to die for). Or a Swedish place with some amazing salmon dishes. I love brunch and we haven't gone out to one for a while. But we will this time.

10. Jasper Fforde's Jack Spratt Nursery Crime books. Just discovered, instantly beloved...

YES.
dangermousie: (Default)
1. I have new shoes. Bought at Nine West. They have huge heels, are light brown, laquered, open toed, and GORGEOUS. My excuse? I realized I have no brown shoes at all. Not that many shoes, period, mainly boots and sandals. Time to shoe-shop! My shoes are a cross between this shoe (only it has a strap across) and this shoe (that's the kind of strap they have) (only of course they are light brown in color, not light pink or pastel). I keep randomly staring at my feet. The heels are at least 3.5 inches and the best thing is, they are the exact shade as my coat. eeeee!

2. [livejournal.com profile] alexandral posted an awesome Hyun Bin (Korean actor) picspam here.

3. This evening, [livejournal.com profile] klmorgan and I are having a Fushigi Yuugi marathon. Tamahomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

4. Yesterday, when I stopped by CVS, they had my favorite ice-cream (half the time they are out): Haagen-Datz's vanilla with chocolate covered almonds. It's safely stashed in the fridge now, but I can still hear its siren song.

5. Wallflower manga OWNS me and Kyohei is my newest fictional crush. He is violently awesome (or is it 'awesomely violent'). I love the bit in volume 2 where the guys get kidnapped by a murderess (but a real lady, as they are quick to point out, LOL) ghost who's taken posession of Sunako and so she chains them all up in basement, dresses them in s&m-y attire, to have her wicked way with them and kill them (yes, it's official, the mangaka LOVES s&m. Half her face panels feature Kyohei behind bars or in cuffs). But Kyohei burns his way through the ropes and then decides that the best way to get Sunako to kick the ghost out and retake posession of her body is to kiss her. Because she'll flip so much. And he is right! Heeeeee. And he ends up carrying her (wrapped in a blanket) the steep way out of the basement, which is AWESOME. And then the guys (who seem permanently strapped for cash) decide that the gear the ghost put them in would totally sell well and complain about the clothes and Kyohei is all 'I am the one who looks like a freak, in all these chains' ROFL. I really hope if Sunako and Kyohei ever really hook up, they never have any kids, because OMG, scary parents. And I have volumes and volumes to go!

6. Green Rose also owns me. Ep 4, with the desperation, and the angst, and hotness? YES.

7. First ep of Hana Yori Dango 2 aired earlier today in Japan and the torrent will be up soon and I read spoilers and *glee*

8. There is a person in Malaysia I could hug right now. Just before I left the house this morning, a FedEx person showed up. Inside the package? Even though I ordered less than a week ago? My delicious, shiny, shrink-wrapped DVDs of Tatta Hitotsu No Koi (Just One Love) which I unwrapped and checked, and yes indeed, they have shiny Chinese, Malay and perfect English (!!!!!) subtitles. (Oddly, the pic quality, while fine enough, is not as crisp as my dls, but I don't care). OMG. Bye, weekend!

9. Brunch on Sunday. I missed having brunch in this cool Belgian place and that is where I'll be heading. Or maybe this little place that does (among other things) oatmeal souffles (to die for). Or a Swedish place with some amazing salmon dishes. I love brunch and we haven't gone out to one for a while. But we will this time.

10. Jasper Fforde's Jack Spratt Nursery Crime books. Just discovered, instantly beloved...

YES.

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