My Confusing Morning about the 9Souldiers

I woke up this morning with no expectations whatsoever. As my routine, I open the bird app and was very confused. The first twit I read was about the concert on 4/11 by Hey! Say! JUMP will be the last as 9. I was confused. But as I scrolled through my time line I slowly became heartbroken. I just learned that the group has anounced that Keito would be leaving HSJ but not the agency and will work as actor. I was a little sad but then again I have a lot to say about this matter. I want to say it out instead of hiding it inside.

The first time it was anounced that Keito would be going abroad to study theater acting I was wondering why he had to go. Then, it hit me. He would have not been comfortable being in acting classes in Japan. It would be like he will still be in the shadow of his father or his mother or of his members. He needed to go out and figure it out for himself. To experience what it's like to be anonymous. Even if he did not need it, I gave my blessings and prayers for his well-being and hope he will be successful. I was so proud when I saw him performing to the crowd in a small bar. When he graduated, I expected that he will go back to Japan and work on stageplays. But I was a lttle disappointed when he stayed on. I kept thinking that if he wanted to prove his growth shouldn't he do that in Japan? I don't get it. Why? But then again, I don't know him personally so I just support him as a fan. I always felt that he would come back. I always see his place during dance formations

I understand that there will some who are mad at him, some will be glad that he will be gone, but I think most fans are sad that he will leave. I for one am sad. But I am also glad that he has decided on a path that he is willing to take and will try to support him and also the members of HSJ. Keito is my third favorite member. I first noticed him during the first full concert of HSJ I have ever watched and it was "Dear" live.  During the "Eve" performance he had this Gackt-vibe, so rock and roll. As I learned more about the boys, I am happy to learn that he is a gentleman and a great guitarist. Although he is not my ichiban, he captured my attention as the guy who tries his best. It may seem that in a group where everyone stands out, he may look like he will always be in the last. But I can feel his inner strength and I look forward his see his talent being shown!

Good luck and good health Keito!

Reaction: Dr. Ramune Mysterious Disease Specialist

Title: Dr. Ramune - Mysterious Disease Specialist / 怪病医ラムネ
Release/ Run Date: January 10 - March 28, 2021
Date I watched on Youtube: February to March 30, 2021 (I started late)
Channel: where I watched
Plot/ Summary/ Synopsis: https://ramune-anime.com/en/    OR https://myanimelist.net/anime/42822/Kai_Byoui_Ramune

Kai Byoui Ramune
pic source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/42822/Kai_Byoui_Ramune

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Storyline: 4/5 (I am curious to Dr. Ramune's back story)
Emotions evoked: this is interesting...
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Reaction: Dr. Stone (anime)

Title: Dr. Stone /ドクターストーン
Release/ Run Date: July 5 -December 31, 2019
Date I watched on Netflix: November - December 2020
Plot/Summary/Synopsis: https://dr-stone.fandom.com/wiki/Dr._Stone_(Anime)

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[Senku, very much!]I was intrigued by the plot and the trailer and knew that I had to watch. I was expecting a bit of alchemy (isn't it?) but for it to be focused on science, it was amazing. What is even more amazing for me is Senku's memory and his utilization of it. The storytelling is a little dragging at first but it must be due to extensive explanation of how science-ey is everything (which it really is, well most of it).  The struggle to survive in this new world is real. I recommend you to watch it. It has intrigue! It has action! It has drama! A love story? Yes! It has. And it has a LOT of science!!!

Storyline: 5/5
Emotions evoked: huh?! at first, then ooohs and ahhhs 

Reaction: Sweet Home (Korean series)

So, yeah! I decided to post my movies and series and anime reaction here and music/songs in DW. The first reaction I'm going to do is for the Korean series "Sweet Home".

Title: 스위트홈
Release Date: December 18, 2020

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[Home, sweet home]Since its the holidays and I had free time, I was able to binge watch this series. At first, I really had no intention to watch but it keeps popping up on so I gave it a go. The plot of monsters also made me  curious. I like how the story progresses and the cliffhangers got to me everytime that I had to continue watching. There is little jump-scares and more on adrenaline rush. There were characters that I dislike like the siblings but they were necessary characters. Each has a role to play and that they really did their part. I can understand their personal struggles and I can empathize with some. In the end, as with every survival story, the strive to stay alive while fighting fear is so human.

Story line: 4/5
Emotions evoked: grrr (I don't know how to say it), screaming at the TV

Reaction List

Happy Holidays!

I wanted to do a list of the shows or albums/songs I have done a reaction post for. As for now I do some anime and movies reaction in LJ and songs in DW. But seeing as its all over the place right now, I plan to share in both journals as of now so I could organize.

Ajin: Demi-Human - movie
Howl's Moving Castle - anime movie
Kingdom - movie

Doctor X - series
Creepy - movie
Chokosoku! Sankin Kotai - movie
HSJ! Lucky Unlucky/ OH! My Darling - album
Yorozu Uranaidokoro e Yokoso - series
Arashi Find the Answer - album
Arashi Untitled - album

As you can see, it seems I have no direction whatsoever! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! I hope I can remedy this.

Reaction: Ajin: Demi-Human (movie)

Title: 亜人
Release Date: September 30, 2017
Date I watched: August 2020 on Netflix
Plot/ Summary/ Synopsis: https://asianwiki.com/Ajin:_Demi-Human

Ajin (2017) - IMDb

[Half-dead or Half-alive?]I like watching supernatural or sci-fi movies (that do not gross or is not that scary on certain days) and I was curious about the story of Ajin. I have seen some ads regarding the anime but I was not invested into watching that at that moment. Then I searched if there are any Satoh Takeru shows in Netflix and this is the one that popped up.

The plot summary grabbed my interest because of how is he dead and alive? Hmmmm... I was urged to watch. For some people, the urge to stay human is strong while overcoming some obstacles. We sometimes forget to care for others when we want to achieve a goal. That is one of the moral problems we can encounter in this movie. To the betterment of ourself, we tend to set aside our compassion for others. We can also find love in this movie. A love between siblings, between strangers. The love to take care of other's well-being. The movie also shows how news can be manipulated to bring out crowd mentality. Since we cannot know all the facts behind a story, we tend to believe what we see firsthand and ignore the other facts that are presented. I guess the main point of this movie is to consider our humanity and check our selfishness. This is particularly applicable in the situation of the pandemic we are in right now. We need to put in our mind that the safety measures that the government has put is to the well-being of not only ourselves but also to keep people within our circles safe and healthy.

Storyline: 4/5
Emotions evoked: I feel one with the humanity of the good Ajin but also understand why the bad Ajin wants to do what he wants to do
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Quiz I Took Today

"What Should I Do with My Life" quiz from this site

[And my result is...]

What you should do with your life is...

Write a book

You should write a book. Others could learn a great deal from you. It could be about you or even a life lesson but you have a way with words. Use your gift and get started on your book. You probably already have something that you have been writing that could be published.
I never expected that there would be a quiz regarding this particular question. I tried the first site that appeared and this surprised me. The site did say that I control what would happen in my life but its fun to see what others might think.

This is fun (for now), and I want to do another one!

Reaction: Kingdom (Japanese Movie)

Release Date: April 19, 2019
Plot/Summary/Synopsis: http://asianwiki.com/Kingdom_(Japanese_Movie)

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[He will jump higher than the others]
I wanted to see this movie since the cast guested in VS Arashi.
The first time I watched the film I did not understand what was going on. I was into the first 15 minutes of the movie before I was disturbed. So, on the second time, I told myself that I would focus on the movie.
Amazingly, I enjoyed watching the movie. Shin's devotion to a goal is remarkable, he does not wane. His loyalty does not waver and he will follow through. His naivete is endearing where he does not care whether he is talking to a royalty or a high ranking officer. I am not a fan of his outbursts, I want to skip those parts but they seem essential to his character build. The plot is the same for almost all warring for a kigndom story. The difference in this movie is that the king wants to unite his nation, but is thwarted by his brother. I was a bit confused in the lineage of the king, I had to reread that part. The fight scenes were really good. I loved the scene where the battle with the giant is ongoing. It was nail biting, I was screaming with every hit the hero gets.

Storyline: 3/5
Emotion evoked: screaming on the inside so as not to disturb my mother watching teleserye; nail biting fight scenes

Express Myself Day 1

I am dealing with some issues lately and being shy, I tend to keep everything to myself. I do not want to broadcast it in social media and I figured, why not in my personal journal. This is being selfish, I know, but I need to be more expressive and in this way, I could practice. That's what I am doing.

Being influenced by Bullet Journal ideas, I wanted a platform to write my gratitudes as well as the things that made me mad or sad on the said date.

Starting this off with things that made me mad or sad this day:

I am a crybaby. A sniveller. I hated it ever since I am young. I want to change that because I also do this at work and I feel I am imposing on my workmates. Can I remedy this?

Things I am
grateful for:

I have only been in the Hey! Say! JUMP fandom for about a year and a month. I was Chinen baited (being another Ohno fan myself) and wanted to know about their group more. And what drew me in their group was how close they were and their next level skinship. The OTP that introduced that to me was the YamaChii! It was at the DEAR Concert during the "Weekender" part and Yamada's intense expression of staring or looking at Chinen made me a solid fan! I am grateful for every photo shoot or videos of their interactions. :)