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As always, I’m ridiciously late to the party (or maybe you could say I’m just barely on time). MorningBerryz has a new contest going on at her blog. Which closes… in just under 6 hours. XD Basically, she’s asking what 5 J-pop songs you would recommend “to turn a friend onto some of your favorite music♪♪”. In my choosing of songs, I have mainly picked older songs which have stuck  [ Read More ]

My Number 1 Music Love

Posted by maiZe April - 26 - 2010 0 Comment

I love Japanese music. I think that’s evident from this blog (alive for 2.5 years), my fairly new (which is sadly lacking in updates) Arashi blog and my involvement as an admin International Wota. However, even though I’ve been a pretty constant fan of Hello! Project for nearly 9 years now, adopted Angela Aki into my favourite musicians list, and have dabbled here and there with other J-artists over the  [ Read More ]


It’s been quite some time since I last did a memoerable snippets post, but I’m back! Now, what made me come back to this series (though I actually have another video clip snipped and ready to, I’ve just been too lazy to do it)? Who has listened to Morning Musume’s latest album? I’m figuring most people reading this post will have. Well, when the tracklist was announced, I was absolutely  [ Read More ]

Happy 3rd Cake Day IW!!!

Posted by maiZe March - 18 - 2010 3 Comments

It’s hard to believe that International Wota is 3 years old today! A lot has happened with the site since I last celebrated IW’s Cake Day. But before I get into that…. CAKE!!! As you can see, this year’s Cake Day message is not as elaborate as last year’s. But this year, I did my best to draw out IW’s logo. I got better drawing materials this year, which is  [ Read More ]


Posted by maiZe March - 9 - 2010 0 Comment

Please excuse me as I have a massive fangirl attack. For those of you who don’t know, today, March 9, 2010, marks the North American release of Final Fantasy XIII. I bought my Playstation 3 back in December 2007 thinking that FFXIII would be coming out soon (I know… stupid, naive me… XD). Well, after all my waiting, it has finally arrived!!! My fandom of the Final Fantasy series has  [ Read More ]

The 2009 fields Awards are Finally Here!!

Posted by maiZe February - 15 - 2010 4 Comments

The long awaited annual fields awards are here!!! (haha. People probably didn’t even realize that I hadn’t done them yet. XD) I’ve gotten a little distracted recently with a test that I’ve been studying for and venturing into a new fandom – Arashi. I gotta say the timing of my foray into the work of Arashi was horrible. But this is my H!P blog, so I won’t blab about them  [ Read More ]

Canada Wins Its First Gold on Canadian Soil!!!!!!

Posted by maiZe February - 14 - 2010 0 Comment

This obviously has absolutely nothing to do with J-music… But I’m an avid sports fan and the Olympics are on (I don’t think there’s anyone out there who doesn’t know that). This is Canada’s third time hosting they Olympics, and until today, we had never won a gold medal on Canadian soil. However, that terrible streak was broken this evening by Alexandre Bilodeau winning the men’s moguls! Congratulations Alex!!! I  [ Read More ]


I had really hoped that Aya’s fall concert DVD would arrive while I was on Christmas vacation. Alas, it didn’t arrive until yesterday. That of course meant that I had to drop anything I had planned so that I could pop in the DVD and watch (and review)! Below, you will find my review of the concert. The majority of my comments are my initial reactions to the performances. This  [ Read More ]


I came home from work yesterday and was very happy to find a package had arrived from Hawaii! Now I wonder what that could hold for me? ^_^ I have been an Aichan fan for many years now, but I’ve never been much of a photobook buyer. I own over 75% of Morning Musumes singles, a bunch of their albums and some of their concerts, and with the opening of  [ Read More ]

A New Field to Call Home

Posted by maiZe December - 20 - 2009 6 Comments

Welcome to the new home of my blog! For nearly 2 years, I’ve been hosted by the awesome Ray Mescallado over on intlwota.com, but recently I started thinking that I should maybe get my own hosting and domain, seeing as I’ve lasted a lot longer with this blog than I originally thought I would. This blog will last for as long as my H!P love continues on… Hopefully. XD