January 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Archie Leach!

Posted in Birthday, Cary Grant, Classic Film at 10:14 pm by aiwish472

I think it was in May when I first saw Bringing Up Baby. Maybe it was June.  It’s strange that I don’t remember, since Bringing Up Baby was a lot of firsts for me.  To start, it was my first screwball comedy – every old movie I’d watched before then was a film noir.  I’m grateful for that. Screwball comedies are one of my favorite genres of movies.  It was also my first movie with Katharine Hepburn.  I mean, that’s pretty damn important, since Katharine Hepburn is very important. (Yay Katie!) And then there was Katie’s co-star, the man playing David.  It was my first movie of his, too.

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September 16, 2008

綺麗 いとしき あなた

Posted in Birthday, Lauren Bacall at 5:34 pm by aiwish472

Some people think of her as Marie Browning. Others, Vivian Sternwoood, Schatze Page, or Irene Jansen. Her family probably calls her Betty. But to me and other fans, she’s Lauren.

And today is her birthday.

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September 15, 2008

Celebrating One Year of Blogging

Posted in Birthday, Blog at 5:29 pm by aiwish472

It was one year ago today that I started this blog. I started Amasugita Kajitsu just so I’d have a place to write about Japanese music, my favorite thing to write about then and one of my favorite things to write about now. It’s still the focus of this blog, even though it’s not the only thing I write about. I’m pleasantly surprised that this blog has been as succesful as it is, and that it’s gotten the recognition it does.

Back when I first started, AK was called “Thoughts.” Yeah… I was seriously at a loss for good titles that day. A few months later, I changed the blog’s name to Amasugita Kajitsu, after my favorite Nacchi song.

I’m happy that I blog. I feel that I’ve improved in my writing ability, but maybe not. I don’t think I’m a great writer or anywhere near close to being one. However, I hope that by being able to write more about what I like, and not having restrictions or having to follow prompts, I’ll be able to get better as time goes by.

Between now and September 15, 2009, there is one thing in particular I’d like to improve on:

Write longer entries/be more comprehensible.

Sometimes, when I read what I’ve written – whether I wrote it yesterday or months ago – I feel like I didn’t make my point clear. I want to cut to the chase, but be more in-depth at the same time. Less beating around the bush, more “this is what I have to say, and this is how I’ll say it.” It’s great if readers think about what I’ve written, but I don’t want to leave them thinking, “wait…what’s the point of this? What is she trying to say?”

There are a few other things in addition to that, but I’m not going to go into detail about them. (It wouldn’t really make for a very interesting blog post, now, would it?)

So happy birthday, Amasugita Kajitsu. Ice cream and cake, anybody?

August 29, 2008

聖なる鐘がひびく夜 ~the bells of St. Mary’s version~

Posted in Birthday, Classic Film, Ingrid Bergman at 7:26 am by aiwish472

Today is August 29.

Today is a day of happiness and joy.

On this day in 1915 – 93 years ago, a little baby named Ingrid Bergman was born.

Baby Ingrid would grow up to be one of the most popular and respected actresses of the 1940s, and one of the greatest actresses of all time.

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July 13, 2008

19歳のさゆ

Posted in Birthday, Sayumi Michishige at 9:57 am by aiwish472

(Special thanks to ivander for reminding me of the occasion, gracias!)

June 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Arikan!

Posted in Birthday at 9:54 am by aiwish472

She turns 15 today.

April 13, 2008

よっすいの誕生日

Posted in Birthday, Hitomi Yoshizawa at 1:23 am by aiwish472

My favorite member in all of Hello!Project has her 23rd birthday and I don’t write about it on the day.

This post is going to be special. It has to be.

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February 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to Lee Bo Ram!

Posted in Birthday at 10:36 pm by aiwish472

Happy 21st birthday to Lee Bo Ram from K-Pop group SeeYa! ❤

February 5, 2008

ハーピ ハーピ

Posted in °C-ute, Birthday, Hello!Project, Hello!Project Kids, Iida Kaori at 5:07 pm by aiwish472

So, some very nice things have been happening recently. First, congratulations to Iida Kaori! She had her baby boy on January 22nd at 10:45 am, and he weighed 3200 grams. She’ll be a wonderful mom, and I’m sure her husband will make a great father too. We love you Kaorin! ❤

In H!P kids happenings, happy 15th birthday to Saki Nakajima! She is my favorite member of C-ute… hope Nakki had a fantastic day. *YAY*

January 20, 2008

Happy birthday, Marippe! (And Charmy.) <3

Posted in Birthday at 11:46 am by aiwish472

Happy 25th birthday to Mari Yaguchi!

Also, Rika’s birthday was yesterday! Otanjoubi omedetou to her as well!

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