Will the real Eita san please stand up?

27 03 2014

Anooooooooo… Farewell Buki, Shunny-kun, and my chubby bunny Haru-chan…

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I’m thinking it was either a case of who has the most hair or perhaps it was who has had the most amount of (majorly questionable) hairstyles, but it appears that Shiseido Japan have ditched three of the famous four UNO Fog Bar boys, leaving the one and only, big hair monster master himself, my lobster, Nagayama Eita san (sumimasen, so many inappropriate insertions already -_-ll..).  Anyhow, here is the CM – aka How To Tame Your Hair In 14 Seconds Flat.

I’m quite sure I could watch him play with his, er, hair, all day long, lol. While we are talking about the man, I recently finished Saikou no Rikon, and I have to say… I was wildly disappointed. Eita was freaking farking adorkable in it (who didn’t chuckle themselves silly at the awkwardness of his running style, lol :D :D) but, while individually everyone carried their parts very well, something in the chemistry between the cast was lacking for me. To be quite honest, the love quadrangle situation in Saikou didn’t feel 100% necessary / wasn’t really played out in a way that I feel like made my time worthwhile either. *shrugs* Who knows, maybe I’m just unable to relate because I’ve never been married before.

Or maybe I’m secretly snarky because I am single after all, lol. ANYWAY! :D

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*cough* *cough* *cough* On a side note, I was avoiding The Heirs, but have officially caved after seeing how beautiful Kim Woo Bin is from the Running Man Australian episodes (whose cast I tried to stalk while they were in Melbs btw, but failed miserably).

But holy sh*t, herd in all the magical cows, this was what I think I must’ve been subconsciously afraid of – having my feelings for Lee Min Ho turned around post Boys Over Flowers. No. NO. NOOO to the the power of all the Konglish you can squeeze into my kimchi cladded out fridge. I’m almost halfway through, and I definitely feel a review coming on for the series, but all I have to say for now is:—

Woo Bin, please step your game up and save me.

And fix your Asian Ken doll hair while you’re at it as well (this is a hair post after all). Love you long time, Choi Young Do. X





I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you.

4 04 2013

My love has returned for you, So Ji Sub shi.

^And it’s not just because you make frolicking around in the desert look so damn good.

It’s because, you are, after all these years, (*cue Shania Twain voice*) still the one (don’t worry Eita san, you’re still the one too *major eyebrow twitch*).

For those who don’t know, let me give you a bit of our relationship history.

Ji Sub and I first crossed paths with each other in Bali. That is, in What Happened In Bali. Was he a good guy, or was he a bad guy? I never quite decided at that point. While I shipped Jo In Sung and Ha Ji Won all the way in that series, I definitely felt a little something for Ji Sub. Something good. Something intriguing. Something that left me wanting to know more.

Then on one gloriously sunny day, I was browsing through my local DVD store, looking for the next Korean drama to delude myself with, and my eye quickly became drawn to this:

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I was like, I’m Sorry, I Love You ? That’s a pretty sweet title. Filmed in Melbourne? Hey, that’s my hometown, bay-bay! And this dude, why does he look a tad familiar? Oh! It’s Kang In Wook (Ji Sub‘s character in WHIB )! WOW he looks goooood in that bandana and hobo cardigan… and with that man-hair around his face~~ Okay, fine, sold.

I went home, read the blurb for the plot carefully again and began to second-guess my decision. So, okay, someone’s going to die again in the most melodramatic of fashion. Why do all good-hearted and good-looking citizens of South Korea always go down that path? Goshdarnit, I’ve freaking paid for this. Can not let this 17 dollars go to waste. I’ll just watch it.

Four days and a city’s dam’s worth of tears later, I was like, I am SO NOT sorry. So. Ji. Sub. *sniffles* I. Freaking. Love. You.

I can’t explain logically why I love the series so much but I guess that’s how I also know it’s true love. It has been my favourite series ever since and I have no doubt it will remain so until the end of time. Irrespective of how many times Ethan Ruan strips his shirt off in any of his series, irrespective of what The Hong Sisters attempt to round up, even irrespective of how many ridiculously perfect performances Eita or Kimura Takuya pitch in (although these two have certainly brought along series that have come very, very,VERYCLOSE). Forever and a day, I will choose to scream “saranghae!” at the top of my lungs a thousand times in a dingy subway and make and eat ramen with So Ji Sub.

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To show him just how much he meant to me following that series, I went on to watch some of his older stuff (Law Firm, Glass Shoes, We Are Dating Now ). I realised he was definitely the man. I sent him off into the army, patiently waiting for his return. I knew he knew I loved him. I knew he would return a better man. I knew this would be good for both of us. I knew I could stay faithful.

Or so I thought.

After being discharged from the military, Ji Sub seemed to gravitate uncontrollably towards the big black melodramatic hole. And he only delved deeper. His mini-drama U-Turn with Lee Yeon Hee was kinda okay, but Cain And Abel ? Oh my, does life really have to be that bleak? And Road Number One ? Far too heavy. Colossal fail. It just wasn’t what I was looking for.

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His Sony Alpha CFs were amazing but I couldn’t just live on those. In an attempt to maintain the love, I picked up a few of his films (Rough Cut, Sophie’s Revenge ), I even briefly watched him as some zombie-like thing in Kitaro and the Millennium Curse. But I just didn’t get it. Apart from those rippling abs, and those long, beautiful, elegant fingers, this wasn’t the same Ji Sub I fell in love with.

I was beginning to drift away. He tried to lure me back with the wannabe tearjerker of a film Always. There were moments where I thought I could return to that place again but in the end, it just fell short. I don’t know. Intentionally aiming to make me cry just doesn’t cut it anymore. We’ve been through this before. Where I am now, I need more than that.

Feeling the emotional void, I virtually skid off the whole Korean drama radar altogether. I hid. Actually I began to explore things with a younger boy *coughs*Mario Maurer*coughs* That was light and fun (and still is >_>;;;) but something about a crime drama caught my attention once more. The Ghost. Wow, it’s finished airing already? It has received some good praise. Ji Sub has seemingly pulled himself out of all that helplessly miserable melodrama. I must give him another chance. I must watch this series.

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And I’m so glad I did. I mean, Ji Sub in a suit for, like, almost 20 episodes of the series? Glad. Glad. Glad. So glad in fact, I am actually pondering a review (though don’t put your hopes up too much, lol).

Until then, enjoy a few wallies of the man:

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This is so much better than any other boyband dance routine that I’ve ever watched (=∀=);

28 03 2012

Honto ni, honto ni.

*coughs* Johnny K *coughs* *chokes*…

Here is the new UNO Fog Bar CM!

No more field trips to London, no more The Beatles-esque costumes, no more di-gue-ding-dings, but still, it’s <333333333 to the absolute MAX.

I want to say though, Buki, you can grow all the facial hair you want but you can not conceal that babyface!

And, ARGH(!), (semi)Breaking News(!!) Shunny-kunny-kun-kun-kun… when the crap did you get married? I thought you were the more “attainable” one..! TTT___TTT

But now… *looks at Fog Bar boys’ relationship statuses* … this is how it is..?

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LOL. Just joking (also, gomensai, couldn’t help myself with the graphics^^;) I KNOW WHO IS STILL ON THE MARKET ( *locks Sato kun away in Neverland dungeon* *cues Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer tune* ♫ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ “Noona, dear, is coming to town..!” ♫ ♪ ♩ MUAHAHAHAHA xDDDDDD) 

Anyways, please watch the making of  the CM. It’s possibly more enjoyable than the actual CM itself:

*dies@the 17sec mark* (Can the boy get any cuter???)





I want to work for Shiseido Japan.

26 02 2012

When you click onto the Shiseido UNO facebook fan page, this is the image that fills your computer screen… >>>

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…I seriously think I almost died (and by now I have no shame >_>;) The poster is so metrosexually delicious that as a squeeling fangirl woman, I want to purchase this men’s UNO Skincare Tank range. For myself (you never know, maybe I’ll become as pretty as them.) Like, look into each of their eyes (one at a time~~) and just feel what they are trying to say to YOU. Just feeeeel.

*closes eyes* *soul wonders off into nether universe* *drooling*

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Baby Miura: Noona, I know I am younger but that doesn’t mean I am inexperienced. I’m a man. You’re a woman. Please believe me, I know how to use my UNO products.

Eita san: I will not let anything stand in our way— no matter the size, no matter the texture, no matter how long it lasts, no matter the amount of hair… nothing. Nothing will stop us from having UNOfabulous hair together.

Shuny kun: Oh baybay. I can see it in your face. Let’s do it. You want me. You want me to do it right now. Here, let me show you how to use these UNO products.

Buki: Oh doozy san, this is my first time. Please lead the way… show me how to use these UNO products? Onegaishimasu ? (Shout out to doozygomen, couldn’t help but entwining you into this^^)

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*soul returns to body* *opens eyes (to reality)*

Ah, there may be a chance I’ve misinterpreted their feelings but you know, sometimes the hormones get a little, ahem, foggy (feel free btw to share what you guys sense the boys are really trying to say.)

New CMs and another appearance on Oshareism would be more than ideal. In the meantime, a big thank you to Ellély for feeding me the news on these four boys’ latest fogtastic adventures in the first place ;) And I shall leave you with a few more piccies from the Shiseido Japan website (click for full size image. Last pic actually taken from non-stop crusade‘s tumblr. I want to say also the  boys all have nice ankles. Domo, domo.)

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EitaOguri ShunTsumabuki SatoshiMiura Haruma. Together. Look good. Good. Very, very good-O :DD





Those Fog Bar boys on Oshareism again

15 10 2010

[[[ Related post: I still heart my Fog Bar <<<—Last year’s show^^ ]]]

Man, I have a wish. I wish for new Uno Fog Bar CMs every year. That way we can make this show an annual event. Maybe we could even turn it into a(n) (inter?)national holiday!

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(photo credit: maisakura @sina china as labelled)

Tsumabuki Satoshi, Oguri Shun, Eita, Miura Haruma & Miyazaki Aoi on Oshareism 10/10/10 (what a ten outta ten date! haha):

>>> Watch it here ^_^ <<<

[ As usual, I need to make my own commentary so this time, look out for indigo bold italics~~! ]

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※ The boys walk on stage with Tsumabuki Satoshi & Eita intentionally switching places because Eita wants to avoid Ueda-san [ The poor thing must’ve been scarred from his drilling one year ago! Oh the good times *fond tear* ] But as soon as go to sit down, they revert back^^ [ Under strict marketing directions from Shiseido? >_> Btw, Eita’s “Shu” in the beginning is already too much… xD ]

※ First topic of conversation is drinking. They note that Miura is now the legal age [ did you hear that??????? *rests  chin in between thumb & index finger & cackles* *pounds down straight shot of tequila* ] Before they shot the latest Uno Fog Bar CMs, Shun, Eita & Miura went out to have a few drinks together in London (Satoshi couldn’t come as something came up.) [ No wonder the CMs ended up so cracktasically hilarious lol Just joking ;O But for some reason I’m wanting to see them pull one of those lame contests to see who can get the most phone numbers in one night lol My bet? Satoshi, if he was there ;P Otherwise, my money would be on… Miura for some reason. And I don’t think he would even need to try (´ε` ) ]

※ We already know Shun turns into an emotional mess when he’s drunk but what about Eita? According to Shun, our frizzy hair master morphs into a super manly passionate, er, man when he’s downed one too many. One time when Eita was drunk, he said to Shun, “Listen, no matter what, I will always look out for you!!!!!!” The audience is like, aaawww. [ *buries head in pillow* *wails* This makes me feel so gooey inside! I know I’ve said this before but I mean it more than ever- someone fuureaking moosh these two in a dorama right now!!!!!! I am willing to give up my… Buzzer Beat DVD lololol ]

※ Apparently Satoshi drank so much once he passed out at Shun‘s place. Shun then took a secret photo of Satoshi & later sent it to him [ I must say Shun is quite noble~~ If Buki was unconscious in my house, I wouldn’t be simply taking photos that’s for sure. But I’d imagine I wouldn’t be doing anything to him that doozy would be doing either tehe ]

※ Then begins the personality tests, where the boys are probed with three questions. This time, Ueda-san joins in on the action ^_^

1. Imagine there is an old shrine deep in the mountains, and a monkey is trapped in a cage there.  Draw the facial expression of the monkey.
Meaning: This what you they’ll look like when they are older. [ lol @ Shun’s eyeless primate attempt. It looks more like a frggn lion^^; Satoshi, forever the kawaii babyface xDD LMAO @ Eita’s sketch & how the hosts keep asking him if he’s gonna be okay when he gets older if he’s going to turn out like that. But hey, at least he still has the big ears xD Shun’s laughter at Eita’s sketch is also funny as heck. And Ueda-san’s angry vampire monkey is ROFLtastic xD ]

2. You are looking for a flower, and you find the flower you were looking for at the florist, what would you say to the flower?
Their answers-
Miura: I’ve finally found you.
Satoshi: We’ve finally met each other.
Shun: It’s here.
Eita: Looks as great as I thought.

Meaning: This is what they say to pick up a woman. [ Bravo boys! Bravo! That’s what we wanted to hear! *tears stream from corners of eyes* (Except, well, Shun you may wanna work on your line a bit. Lucky you’re hawt *giant hug*) I love how the entire audience is female btw. Some of their reactions almost put me to shame lol (what’s that saying about the stove & the kettle & something about being black? xPP) ]

I’ll confess, Miura’s one-liner got my eyes glistening the most… I think how he so bashfully half-hid his face behind the writing pad as he was speaking the words made it just the more, er, likeable *throws a sisterly hug* ]

3. Your favorite food is on the table, when you look at the food, what is your facial expression?
Meaning: This is the face they show only to the one they love. [ *grins like a mad woman* Shun, you had me at THAT look *melts into one humungous gloop* Ahem. Miura’s two-hand fist pump in the air thing made me giggle. I’d cook you dins anyday sweetiepie *slaps self in face* lol@ Satoshi not being able to keep a straight face. And Eita’s? ROFL 1 million & 28 times. Gold *bangs fist repeatedly on desk* ^^;;;;;;;; LMAO @ Shun looking like he was trying not to burst into hysterics… ]

Miyazaki Aoi [ can’t help but like this girl^^ ] then joins the party & talks about working with the guys. She noted that she had worked together with Satoshi, Shun & Eita before [ well, well, wasn’t someone good in their past life? xD ] so she felt perfectly comfortable, however this was the first time she & Miura had worked together. Aoi & Shun gave known each other since their high-school years.

Aoi-chan’s nickname for Satoshi is Tsumao, & for Shun, it’s Guri.

Satoshi likes to run, 5-6kms everyday [ *hand-to-head salute* Way to go! That is amazing *drops to floor* I personally couldn’t even slow-dance that distance lol ]

Shun now has a  love for Lego, thanks to Eita who introduced it to him [ Seriously Shun, love you, but have you been living under a rock? ] He assembled the ship in one night [ Alright Shun, you, me, at the bow of the ship at 3 *puts on English accent* “I’m flying Shuuun! I’m flying!” *leaps into Atlantic & smashes head on giant iceberg* -_-; ]

Shun shows a picture of his All Night Nippon (his radio show) magazine & Ueda-san points out on the cover it says there is a section for Over-18s & questions why [ uh-oh…… ] Shun replies it’s because they talk alot of ecchi late at night[ Oh snap. For once I have nothing to say (*_   _*) ]

Shun also showed a photo of his Gantz manga collection. Apparently recommended to him by Miura. [ I’m beginning to think that these boys are terrible influences on each other… drinking to the point of intoxication, manga, video games, excessive fashion & toys accumulation… no! No! No! Muahaha of course I’m joking. Please let me play ;O ]

Eita brought in another photo of the infamous 99yen toilet brush, one year later, still exactly the same, unused. [ Gaaah!!! Eita-kun, please, let me be your housemaid!!!!! I’ll show you how to use that toilet brush properly xDD ]

※ Lastly, we had the palm reading rounds. This is what I can make of it-
Miura‘s career luck is very good. But something about being spoilt & being a baby was mentioned. [ Aaw, cut the baby some slack! He’s only 20, he’s fully allowed to… do that 53:42 tongue-in-cheek thing~~ ]
Satoshi has very strong luck overall.
Shun‘s currently at a challenge with his work but has incredible popularity.
Eita has two destiny lines which spells out to having twice the good luck!

Btw, LMAOX100 @ Eita’s card shuffle fail at the end xDD

Another brilliant barrel of laughs! Seems like these four enjoy each other’s company as much as we enjoy theirs~~ That’s for shu! xP

( Translation credits: tokyohive, Life In A Bubble, plaza.rakuten.co.jp/kibu62/diary/201010100001/574cd/, ameblo.jp/kooks-chelica/entry-10673197707.html, cyari.com/archives/cat22/post_527/, syougai-geneki.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2010/10/sp-4e25.html with the trusty(N) ” help” of BabelFish ^^; Corrections, amendments & additional points more than welcome!!)





The hair is frizzier than ever!

26 09 2010

Eita is the new face of Edwin Japan‘s 503Zero jeans campaign.

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I’m not sure if I’m IN LOVE with it. I kinda dig the ruggedness in the first poster but I have to say it’s a very confronting Eita. I get the feeling he wants a staring competition lol (I would so lose! Never been able to keep a straight face…)

But the samurai-ballet-esque vibe in the second poster isn’t fully getting my hormones racing out impulsively to splurge 250 odd dollars on a pair of Edwin denims. It’s a very dynamic picture, sure, but mmm, his neck has kinda disappeared here, which considering the sheer real-life giraffe-length worthiness of it… *throws eggs at poster image decider* Hate to say it but I think Hayami Mokomichi‘s run from last season is much more likely to make me fork out my mulah (maybe it was the harmonica. See for yourself in his CM HERE.)

Alas, Eita in jeans+(white)tee still makes me grin. He’s certainly giving the whole “married men are more attractive” myth a good dose of fuel fo’ sho’.

CM right here (soar into the sky baby!) >>>

[ Bonus: an interview with Eita on the Edwin campaign HERE. If anyone would like to kindly translate or offer a general gist of what they’re chucking about, I will love you forever. I want to know why I was laughing ~~ ] <3





Shu! Shu! Shuuuuuuuu!!!!!!

27 08 2010

They’re here! They’re  here! The new Shiseido Uno Fog Bar CMs are here! I kid you not, you will be in tears :)))))

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Shu-shu-shu, shu-shu-shu (translation: Watch them now, watch them here. lol x)) >>>

[ edit: Click HERE to the Shiseido website to view the 60s version of the Run CM for now. It’s the 4th clip along the first row. BELIEVE me, you need to! Waiting for file, but as soon as I can do it, I will amend the embed & update the 30s one to the full version. Thankyou for your understanding ^_^ ]


(^^Love to YeSeul over @youtube for upping these!)

^^^Seriously laughed to the point of crying from start to finish in all 3 of them (TOT;;;)

MAJOR LMAO+ROFL moments xDDDDDD >>>

In the Run CM (60s ver.):
Miura Haruma almost not making the gondola… hayaku! Hayaku! You’re gonna be eaten aliiiiive!!!!! xDDDDDDD
※ The choir boys chasing down the Fog Bar boys (the key change in the singing is pure gold xD)
Eita finding time to spray his hair amidst all the chaos lololol
※ The boys’ reaction to the Minotaur… fuuureaking priceless^^;;;;;;
※ The Minotaur joining in on the Fog Bar action *sheds tear*

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In the Barber CM:
Eita, Shun & Satoshi‘s admiring, “Why can’t it be me?” faces at how Miura gets to have his hair done by the pretty blonde (btw, Miura‘s “Shhuuu” there OMG, kill me now gaaaaahhh *slaps self in face*)
Eita‘s face at his Chopper-esque looking hairstylist (!) *bangs fist repeatedly on desk* ^^;
※ When the vanity mirrors drop down & the four boys lean in to check themselves out (sucks to be so cute, ne? xDD)

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In the Women CM (Yes that is Miyazaki Aoi. She has joined in on the Shu! Shu! forces. Lucky, lucky gal -_-;):
※ The boys’ reaction at the Chopper-dude’s toothless twin *wipes sweat from forehead*

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*takes deep breath* They looked like they had waaaaayy too much fun filming all this!!! xDD I didn’t think they could top themselves from their last batch but these CMs had me in stitches even more than what, say, Yamapi‘s Engrish speaking stint in the Kurosagi movie did (click here.) Pure advertising brilliance.

A few more pics hey for the love of it. ‘Tis the perfect way to round out our working week <3

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Shu-shu-shu-shuu, I so want these four boys in a dorama now (I will settle for a movie if need be) :))))))