I know it's a late post.
While our Riida has turned 36, my LJ here has also turned 6!!! YAY!!! 🎉🎊🎇🎆😁
I honestly didn't remember why I picked November 25th as the date to make this LJ account... yeah, only a day earlier from the birthday of the person who baited me as an Arashian. Maybe it was just a sheer luck or merely coincidence. Nevertheless, I'm glad.
I met many people since I'm into Arashi, a lot of them online, and some more I even met in real life. I couldn't be more grateful to be able to know people from the other side of the world just because we have the common interest, which is Arashi. Courtesy of our fishing leader, Ohno Satoshi, of course.
To all the people I met through the subbing team (I'm glad to be part of you, girls... even what I've done is practically nothing compared to the translators, timers, and typesetters), the people I met through twitter (which I made as a communication means for the subbing team, initially), the people I met through Line group (extended from both twitter/LJ connection), the people I met from the buyer-seller relationship, and the people I met when I went to see the boys (and the trip, naturally), I'm so truly very glad I've met you all.
Oh, and of course the people I met through tumblr!!! I'm not as active as way back then but I still visit it from time to time.
I've never thought that this journal will reach this age, really. Or more like I've never thought that I will be in this Arashian realm this long. Hence explained the username I chose for this LJ. I made this LJ account on a whim, never meant it as something I would use a lot. The name "justfever" relates to what I feel back then. I thought when I like Arashi it would be a temporary thing and I quite sure it was just a short period, so maybe it was just a fever I guess. A fever that will be gone sooner or later. But then... look at me now. I have never imagined that I will like them so much to even made to their concert twice, moreover went on journeys to a faraway country. I made big steps here and there, something I treasured and cherished. Before I know it, this fever has been running this long.
So, "meeting" Arashi gave a lot of "firsts" for me. Creating this journal is only one of them. On the other hand, Arashi gave me a lot more too: support, inspiration, motivation, solace, comfort, determination, hope, and gratitude for everything I got in every day life. For me, Arashi is like a friend that walk together side by side with me, sometimes offering hand for support when I wasn't able to stand or walk.
I'm glad I know Arashi. As simple as that.
Day #6, Fukuoka, Saga, Osaka
Got hyped on the night before, I couldn't get enough sleep... but still I woke up early. We need to packed quick since we have to left early so I could buy more goods in the dome. The hotel provided a proper breakfast and I enjoyed it very much. We rode the taxi to get to the station then take a train to reach Hakata Station. I was so sleepy inside the warm train, thanks to the good breakfast and the lack of sleep combined. We got off at Hakata Station and I left my friend with my luggage so she can stay in the manga kissa while waiting to meet her friend later.
( just like... )
Day #5 – Japonism Tour - Yafuoku Dome, Dec 18th 2015
We're finally arrived on the big moment! Yafuoka Dome is a huge building, with a long steep stairs to reach it from the bus stop. Luckily, there's elevator so we can save our legs for the concert instead. We plan to meet Virginia who agree to get her ticket from my friend, but she'll arrive later, as she needs to do something. She already bought her goods earlier in the day tho. So that left us with the shopping and we done it pretty quick: there's queue but everyone is moving so fast, I have to thanks the goods staffs for their hard work! It didn't feel like we're waiting at all. I bought calendar, bag, and penlight (a must? Credit to our MJ) with furoshiki and some masking tapes before they're gone in a flash! The rest of the goods can wait later. Just like in Tokyo Dome, I can easily recognized the blue long coat the goods staffs are wearing. Guess it's the same everywhere?
( beware: very very very long japonism ahead! )
Sorry for any misspelling and grammar fails ><
I woke up very early and even packed my stuffs the night before to save time. I need to print my boarding pass and will need more time to explore the airport (or so I plan). After waiting for about 15-20 minutes before the receptionist appeared to check out and return my key, I walked ahead to the direction of the station. It was still dark outside. It's just that I was stupid enough not to notice that Lawson actually has English menu for their printing service and instead I went to 7-11 (which was nearer) and challenging myself with their full-of-katakanas-printing machine. Whatever, I thought, if this goes wrong I could just take one step back or abort it and do it all over again. So I did, took some steps twice or thrice over and finally got my document from USB disk printed. It was cheap, only 10 yen for a leaf of white and black printing.
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My plan for Day #3 is... to watch Kazama's butai with Fatma!!! Yay! I was so excited!!!
That is... if we can get the ticket, haha. And to go to the place, The New National Theatre, is another thing. I have to go to Shinjuku first then change to Keio Line to reach Hatsudai. Problem is, Shinjuku is big and I'm not familiar with it and we literally lost, if not almost, in it last year. Also, Shinjuku is quite far away from Minami-senju. I have to take off at Nippori and take almost half of the Yamanote line to reach the big station.
( more [babbling]... )