Category: Entertainment

A m b i t i o n s ☆ Tour: ONE OK ROCK

HondaiMood: Ambitious !!!
Listening to: American Girls – ONE OK ROCK
Playing: Tetris App
Craving: Something filling but light
Watching: Late Night Lysee

wow Wow WOW.  WELCOME BACK TO SEATTLE!! I’m so glad I decided to see ONE OK ROCK again. At first I wasn’t going to go because they just played at the same exact venue in January.. Being in the K-pop mode lately doesn’t help me get into the mood to go to a rock concert either. Haha. But I went to see a local band called Tangerine in June and I felt the rock concert rush again and it got me hyped so I invited my Uni friend, whom we bonded over OOR, and my sister!

If you haven’t heard about ONE OK ROCK, and you love J-Rock, punk rock or any kind of rock rly, you must put aside some time to hear them out. Their music is filled with energy and their live performance makes everything BETTER. I think my most favorite thing about OOR, though, is the topic they sing about. There are just too many love songs out there… but OOR songs explores different topics especially coming of age and pure ambition. So the album titled Ambition is just so perfect for them.

Anyways, more going into the concert, this time’s show was 10x better than last show. I don’t know if it was because I decided to stay out of the pit or what, but the audience seemed more respectful. Except for one very powerful moment… While OOR was performing “Take What You Want”…. there was a long… a very l o n g silent.. waiting for everyone to quiet down. But there were these damn people on the bar area who just wont SHUT UP. Like HELLO? GET A CLUE. I wanted them to be escorted out SO BAD because they ruined such a great moment…. but I think the show recovered afterwards when everyone was being an awesome audience for the remaining so. Also, the encore moment was AWESOME. So many of us screaming “ONE MORE SONG” non-stop. They came out and played American Girl for encore and hell yes, it was the best.

And I would just like to end with an appreciation for my favorite band member, Guitarist Toru. I am still waiting for the day Toru would rap/sing in a song again.


Be Ready for G-Dragon’s Act III World Tour

HondaiMood: Melancholic (cuz I miss GD)
Listening to: Bullshit – G-Dragon
Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Craving: Ice Cream
Watching: GD Music videos LOL

My night with G-Dragon at Act III, M.O.T.T.E Seattle was unforgettable. It was amazing, and definitely worth the money. But there were somethings I wish I did before/during the show that would have definitely made my night more perfect than it already was.

Just in case some of you are newbies at K-pop concerts, I’m here to make sure you don’t make the same mistake I do when attending G-Dragon’s concert. I’ve never associated myself with any K-pop fan base as I don’t follow the scene nearly as much as I do with J-pop. Also, I don’t speak Korean nor can I sing it. Don’t get me wrong though, I LOVE G-Dragon. Him and his Big Bang mates are the few K-pop artists I actually listen to. If this sounds more and more like you? Great! Keep reading.

Make GD Proud

Step 1: Get to know his songs. (DUH)

Don’t be me.. There were some songs by him I didn’t listen to much… so when he started singing at the live it I felt kinda awkward. Mostly because I don’t understand Korean and hyping to a song you hear for the first time can be kinda hard, y’know? LOL Don’t have the time to get to know all his songs? No problem. Thanks to set lists, you can listen to songs that he’s more than highly likely going to be performing at the concert.

You can find a Youtube playlist here: ( ๑‾̀◡‾́)σ»

Step 2: Learn the fan chant

I mean, if you know how to sing the whole song, GO FOR IT. Sing along. But most of G-Dragon songs are raps. I know it’ll be super hard for me to learn lyrics for rap songs… especially in Korean hardihar. So best I could do is fan chants! I wish I knew more of the fan chants. When I attended I only knew the chants for WHO YOU? and CROOKED, along with singing a long with a few other songs.

Break out the dance moves!

Step 3: Get Your Partner On Board

HYPING ALONE IS NO FUN! My friend and her boyfriend was saying how I was going crazy. OF COURSE I WAS! Don’t be me, make sure your concert mates are on board with going crazy with you. Why else are you going to a concert… right? Get your friends to learn the fan chants and stuff too! Will make everything much.. MUCH more fun on concert day.

Step 4: Make New Friends

Now that you got your friend on aboard the hype train… get your concert seat neighbors to hop on too! You’ll call me crazy, but I’m not! I’ve done this before with the ONE OK ROCK concert and I shit you not, it was the best concert I’ve been to in my life. We built chemistry before the show so during the show you get a huge group on synchronize head bobbing and screaming. It was the best.

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Now what if you are a more reserved person and prefer to just sit and watch. That’s okay! (KINDA, NOT REALLY). But here is my take on this, I feel that paying for the concert tickets to just sit there and watch him perform is like flying to a foreign country just to watch TV in the hotel. Sure the purpose of vacation is to relax, but if you’re going to go to a live concert, you should try to participate some how! Remember, a great concert is not made only from the performer but that audience as well. You’re there to be a part of phenomenon not watch it happen. But most importantly, stay safe and have fun!

Like.. c’mon! How can you just sit there when he smiles like that!!

PS. I didn’t originally plan on writing a “How to” post.. I was going to complain about my mild frustration during the live concert.. But why not just express my mild frustration in a slightly more positive way if I can. Right?


ACNL: May In Hoshido

Wowzer, May went by super fast. It feels like it just started but we’re already 1 week in to June. The weather is getting warmer in downtown Seattle, and it’s definitely getting warmer in Hoshido as well. Mosquitoes are out at night now, yikes! Well let’s see what happened in Hoshido this past May…

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We started off with Timmy & Tommy merging with Leif’s nursery. Thus, now called T.I.Y. They now offer KK Slider’s CD so this definitely helps with my KK Slider obsession, I can get all the CD’s faster! Muahahaha. Leif also started selling indoor plants. Inspired by Molbak’s hidden cafe, I got the idea of having an indoor garden merge with my kitchen/dining room. Ahh! This is going to be exciting. With 500k per expansion though.. It’s going to take awhile lol.

T.I.Y

Speaking of house decors, I also recently redecorated my main room. The theme here is traditional & green. How do you like it? I crapped up the room on purpose so it feels like those tiny Tokyo apartments. How do you like it?
Good news, Hoshido finally got a perfect town rating! We did it! Isabelle granted me the golden watering can. Not that I really need it since everyone in town help water the flowers anyway, but it’s still such an honor. The moment Isabelle said the residents think Hoshido is “the best town ever!” I was nearly in tears :’)

Also, a little clip of the fishing tourney this month. Congratulations to Boone on 1st place, and Phoebe on 2nd! Honestly, I just let Boone with so he feels accomplished… Now I’m secretly hoping he’s ready to move on to a new town lul

Grats Boone! NOW GET OUT OF MY TOWN T_T

Let’s not forget, Happy Birthday to my favorite Monkey, Deli! You got to love Deli man. Both Deli and I have a thing for sharing our craving phases. Which I wonder what his summer cravings gunna be.

Well, that’s a wrap for Hoshido! I honestly haven’t been doing much in town since I’ve been back on Osu and obsessively trying to gain PP again.


Osu! Aiming for 2k?! How To Improve

HondaiMood: Energized
Listening to: Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) – 中田ヤスタカ
Playing: osu!
Craving: Passion Fruit Flavored Tea
Watching: Ero Manga Sensei 6

Wow! It’s been months since my last osu update. To be honest, I’ve been slacking since I hit 1k PP. But we all know that can’t settle for that because surely I can do much better. Actually, I think I stop playing osu for a good month because I got my new computer and my osu files kinda broke. Either way I’m still looking to hit 2k before the end of the year, is that too little or too much to ask for? Let’s talk about that.

A few months ago when I was climbing to 1k, it was honestly not a challenge at all. All I had to do was play more maps and bam, 10 PP, 20 PP, they flow in like views on a kitty video on Youtube. Now that I hit 1k, I reached a slower point where it really isn’t as easy to gain over 5 PP on a map. In order for me to actually gain a good chunk of PP, I have to perfect a map that is at least 4 stars. So the method here is to not spam a ton of mediocre maps anymore but to get good at more challenging maps. I think playing a variety is still a great way to practice since you don’t want to play a map purely on muscle memory. Also, what I learn about muscle memory though music is if you keep making a mistake at the same part of a song, stop practicing that part and jump to something else before going back to it. Other wise your muscle will be learning how to play this mistake and end up working against you. Applying this to osu, don’t over repeat a song. Move on.

In terms of skill wise, I am much better at reading now than I was a few months ago. I don’t have issues with fast hops anymore but I still can’t perfect a stream that’s more than 6 notes. It’s frustrating because it really is hindering my performances in some songs(eg. DJ Genericname’s Dear You). What I think I’m going to do is pick a nice song and make my own stream practice maps. What I can also do is copy certain choke sections of songs I want to perfect and edit it into a custom map. Haha, is that too try hard? Maybe.. But I’m sure it’ll help!

My osu stats… as you can see there’s a time when I didn’t play so my rank was dropping lol

Well anyways, I want to keep this update short and concise. I do feel like I’m still improving but the rate of improvement is getting slower and slower. I’m not giving up. Fighting!

Current Osu PP: 1380 ….1500 would look pretty cool.