Sorry about the late post (actually, I’m not). I’m so tired that I’m still recovering from my weekend even now. Gosh, I feel so old. Let’s make this a short post about the memorable moments of this weekend.
Day 1: Handshake Session
OMG! We get to hold each member’s (Moeno, Umechan and Sayaka in that order) hand with no time limit restriction! Of cuz it’s also subjected to how thick your skin is for hogging the members’ time and most people moved along in the queue at a decent speed. Photos were also allowed, and I hated myself for forgetting to bring my camera.
So yes, here’s also where I wanted to hang myself for not learning Japanese properly cuz I got Umechan all happy by shouting a big “DiVA 超大好き！” but was unable to answer her question after that. Nonetheless, Umechan IS REALLY REALLY PRETTY AND LOVELY!!!!!! *squeeeeeeeeeee*
Day 2: Singapore 2nd Live Stage
Reached the venue at 7:40am cuz my colleague told me that 8:40am is too late for joining a queue in Singapore. True enough, I was very much further down from the start of the queue than I had expected. Scary how fans queue overnight for their idols. I must make it a point to start queuing the moment I finish the handshake session when Sae / Miichan comes down.
In the forest where demons roam, a girl appears.
Her forehead is branded with “332″, and her hands and legs are bound in chains. The girl who calls herself Mimizuku, offers herself to the beautiful King of the Night.
She has only one wish.
“Will you eat me?”
The Mimizuku who seeks death, and the King of the Night who hates humans.
Everything begins on this lovely moon-lit night.
– This is a story that arises from the depths of despair, the story of a naive girl’s breakdown* and rebirth.
I have not yet seen a story that is more simple, yet more beautiful, enchanting and captivating than Mimizuku to Yoru no Ou. It’s not just the straightforward story which has only 7 characters in total, but also the language. One could easily believe that this is a fairytale for children, until one reads the plot.
What does it mean to be happy? Or blissful? What defines good or evil? Right or wrong? How does one show care or communicate?
People from the other end of the world probably heard me squeeing at around 11:30am local time today when the list of members coming down to Singapore is released.
I told myself that I’ll go for the 3pm live if Wasamin comes down again, but once I saw the likes of Sayaka, Umechan, Chiyuu and Yuka, all hell broke loose. My colleague was probably wondering about that frantic typing at the keyboard beside her as I logged in to the ticketing website and made my purchase within seconds literally. I didn’t even think it’s possible to hold back my excitement as I wanted to jump for joy and scream loudly. Good thing it’s lunchtime soon then, so I could hide in my private room and do so.
So what’s better than all these awesome members coming down for the live? Answer: another handshake session, but with Sayaka, Umechan and Moechin!!!! Umechaaaaaaaaaaan!!!! Sayaka!!!!!!!!!!!!
Damn it, I don’t really want more AKB48 stuff at home. I wish I can just place $15 in a donation box or something. Also, it’s gonna be a birthday live for Nacchan!!!! A first in Singapore!!!
Now to plan what to say to the members, and which T-shirt I wanna wear. Not gonna feel bad for talking to Wasamin in a Team K T-shirt this time.
True to my words, I finished the last book in this series today. Frankly, it’s not just because I said I would, but mostly because I can’t put the book down.
This Bungaku Shoujo Minarai series is a spin-off from the main Bungaku Shoujo series, covering Konoha’s final year in the school. Touko has since graduated, and the protagonist is a first-year girl (Hinosaka Nano) who fell in love with Konoha at first sight. The 3 books follows this energetic and innocent girl in her relentless pursue of Konoha even though she knew from the start that it’s a doomed relationship, as Konoha only has feelings for the unknown Bungaku Shoujo.
So Kino sale began 1 week after my last shopping spree…
- [light novel] Touhou Youyuuki vol. 1-2
- [light novel] 浩瀚之錫 vol. 2
- [light novel] 流光森林 vol. 3
- [novel] Byakuyakou vol. 1-2
- [manga] Lucky Star vol. 8
- [manga] Skip.Beat! vol. 26
Touhou Youyuuki looks like the kind of simple light-hearted fantasy series that I enjoy, since not much deep thinking is required, making it pure entertainment. I haven’t touched the 浩瀚之錫 or 流光森林 series yet, but I might as well collect them while I’m at it. Byakuyakou is the star purchase this time round. It’s not a light novel, but is an actual novel. It has been adapted into an award-winning drama in Japan, and is written by the famed Higashino Keigo who also wrote Himitsu, Galileo, Tegami, and several other popular Japanese novels. Tons of people have warned me that it’s gonna be a sad and depressing story, but what they don’t realise is that their warnings is only making me look forward to my read even more. *\(^o^)/*
For people who’re curious about my reading speed, I completed 100 pages of Bungaku Shōjo Minarai no, Shōshin yesterday, and finished the book today, all while still marathoning my AKB48 videos. Once I finish Bungaku Shōjo Minarai no, Sotsugyō tomorrow, I would have caught up with the translated Bungaku Shoujo series, and be able to start on Byakuyakou. Thereafter, it would be Mimizuku to Yoru no Ou, MAMA and Yuki Kamakiri, then all the sequels that I haven’t read yet.