July 23, 2008

Blogging About Blogging

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized at 11:38 pm by aiwish472

I don’t quite know how to start this entry. There’s a lot of things I want to say, but they’re all jumbled up in my head and I don’t know how to set them up. I’ll give it a try: I’ve been thinking about this blog lately. Not just it, but you. You, as in, the readers of this blog. I feel like ever since I wrote that post about a declining interest in Hello! Project, my readership has just vanished. I’ve still gotten a few comments since the day I wrote that post, but the amount of activity I’ve gotten in July isn’t anywhere near the amount that this blog got in June.

My intent of writing this is not to sound selfish. I don’t write for readership — entirely. In a way, I do. I like to express my opinions, and then discuss the topic with others. That’s why I reply to comments when necessary. So to everyone who has commented, recently or ever, thank you. It’s appreciated very much.

I think that the lack of activity is in large part due to International Wota. No, no, I’m not trying to sound harsh or mean or superior, I merely want to understand something. The “桜の花びらたちが はらはら” post, also known as the one about losing interest in H!P, was the last one that was covered there, and it was on June 29. Has this blog been ignored because my interest in Hello!Project is dwindling? Is it because I write about things other than Japanese music? So only two of the entries this month have been J-Pop related. I like something more than J-Music now. That still doesn’t seem like a reason to ignore my writing.  I don’t expect you to mention all of my posts, that’s silly. If they’re not written well enough, okay, I’ll until next time. If they’re not related to Asian music, I don’t expect them to be covered in the least, and that goes without saying. But…what about the things I did write that related to Asian music?

Any other reason?

If I must, let this be the fork in the road. I’m hesitant to do so, but I suppose I could create two new blogs: One for music, one for classic stuff. Is that what it will take? I was hoping that this blog would see its first “birthday,” especially since September 15 is the day before another, more important, special birthday, but…

Please explain, someone… 😦

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July 15, 2008

Chatoyancy: A New Blog by Aiwish472

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:57 pm by aiwish472

I have a new blog! It’s very different from this one in the manner that it’s for my graphic work. I will not be closing or pausing activity at Amasugita Kajitsu. This one will remain here for actual writing… like I said, the other is for graphics only. Please stop by at falltherain.wordpress.com . Thank you very much! 😀

June 28, 2008

Survey, yay: Bikkuri Project Version

Posted in J-Pop, Uncategorized at 5:33 pm by aiwish472

1. You have found a magical J-pop genie who will grant you one J-pop related wish (so no wishing for a million dollars or world peace or anything like that). It can be virtually anything as long as it’s directly related to J-pop, and don’t worry, because this is the nice sort of genie, not the kind who will try to find a loop-hole and screw up your wish. So, what do you wish for???

I meet Sayaka Kitahara, Yurina Kumai, and Maasa Sudou. We’re close in age, Sayaka is my favorite Egg, and Yuri’s my favorite Hello! Project Kid, with Maa at a close second. I hope we’d be good friends!

2. Is there any J-pop artist or group who seriously pisses you off? If yes, who, and why?

KUSUMI KOHARU. (Aren’t you surprised.) BEEEH. I hate her voice, her personality, her voice, her face, her voice, everything about her.

3. Who do you think is the sexiest japanese singer out there?

Kamenashi Kazuya. ❤ He’s so amazingly sexy. I also think Akanishi Jin and Taguchi Junnosuke are hot.

[This question never said pick one. Ha!]

4. How about the cutest?

Probably Junno. But Jin can be cute when he wants, too. (Bakanishi, anyone?) Masuda Takahisa fron NEWS has an adorable face as well.

5. Best personality?

The Queen of Hello!Project, Yuko Nakazawa!

Or Yaguchi Mari. Mari can be whatever she wants, when she wants…mature, cute, funny, silly…we’ve seen it all from Yaguchan.

6. If given the opportunity, would you rather date person 3, person 4, or person 5?

The ones in #5 are out of the question. I’d date Kame from #3. (And then marry him.)

7. You work for a Japanese music magazine, and you have the opportunity to interview your favorite artist or group. What are a couple of the questions you want to ask them?

I would ask personal questions so we can know more about the artists. What kinds of personal questions, I don’t know, but nothing too deep. I wouldn’t ask the same-old, “What foods and colors do you like?” or “How do you feel about the new release?” sorts of questions.

8. What’s the best (J-pop) song to listen to when you are really sad?

Ganbare! by AKB48 and Namida no Hoshi by Maki Goto. Most of the sad songs I like are Korean or Chinese, so I suppose I can’t mention them here. =/

9. When you’re really happy?

The Peace! by Morning Musume, Tadaima Renaichuu by AKB48, and Doki Doki Love Mail by Aya Matsuura. There are probably a lot in addition to that, but those come to mind first.

10. Do you often sing along to your favorite songs?

I used to sing along rather often, but now I don’t sing along that much. I usually only sing when I’m in a very good mood.

11. How about dance?

I never dance…XD

12. Artistic integrity question!! If someone offerrered to pay you for blogging, but they were allowed to censor some of your opinions or veto some of your blogging ideas, would you do it?

Unless they were going to pay me a ridiculously high sum of money, no. One of the best parts about blogging is voicing one’s opinions, especially when they’re new or controversial. 😉

November 7, 2007

Name Change

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:48 am by aiwish472

I’m changing the name of the blog to Amasugita Kajitsu (means Too-sweet Fruit). That’s right, like the Nacchi song. “Thoughts” is a really, really boring name, and I only named my blog that because I couldn’t think of anything else. So…that’s why I’m changing it to Amasugita Kajitsu.