Monthly Archives: May 2013

Oda Sakura FC limited Web radio

Updated on : May 30, 2013



This is for those who has Hello! Project FC membership.

Between May 30th 21:00 and June 6th 21:00, Oda Sakura’ vol.2 web radio talk will be
on air at this url (FC member only m(. . )m).

You will be directed to the screen to put your ID and password.

For current Japanese time, check out this site.

It is 13:20 so it will be like in 7 hours and 40 minutes =).



Meeting up with Ho-kun!

Updated on : May 28, 2013   *  Last modified on : November 14, 2016


Hi there!

I had a friend came over to Nara today~ =D.

Ho-kun from Canada!!!

I did not know it until after I meet up with him though,

he came to Nara to see me from Tokyo today.


He was in Hiroshima yesterday,
so I assumed that he stayed there in Hiroshima last night and
passing Osaka or something today, but he actually went back to Tokyo last night from Hiroshima
and then come to Nara from Tokyo today OMG OMG OMG!!!!


A snapshot of Ho-kun’s yesterday railway tickets (@<>@)!!!!

Leaving Shinagawa, Tokyo 6:34 in the morning to Shin-Osaka and Hiroshima.

Hummmmm as I checked on the internet, it seems

the distance between Tokyo station and Hiroshima station is about


Sugoi (= amazing).

Get to Hiroshima right before noon and tour around and go back to Tokyo in ONE DAY—- OMG!!!!

It is really amazing that people manage to travel around so much during their stay!!!


I am kind of lazy one who take a nap even when I go abroad, so people really amaze me!!!

When Ethan was in Japan, he also said something “Oh yeah, I can come over to meet you up one day” and he sounded like he was coming from Tokyo to meet me,
so I felt like “oh no- that is just too much traveling for you, isn’t it?!?!”
but… now I think people thinks pretty much differently from how I think (@.@)!!!!!

Bikkuri, bikkuri, bukkuri! (surprise, surprise, surprise XDDD).


Probably Ho-kun being Asian, I started to talk to him in Japanese today XDD

I think I do that to other people as well, but I think it was obviously more often today.

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We went to Yayoi-ken at JR Nara station and eat.

Ho-kun trying to buy a ticket for his menu.
And this is what he got :D. A Katsu-don & Udon set.


2 people with unexpected gifts being happy.

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After that, we went out and walk around a bit.


Ho-kun said there are temples and shrines everywhere in Japan.

Without him, I would just pass by the temple.

When I walk with people from other countries, I just notice that there are so many things just
do not get my attention and pass by everyday??

It is fun to walk around with people since they are like a little kid?!
Just looks like notice EVERYTHING they see =D!!!


Me in front of five storied pagada of Kofukuji temple.

I was kind of sissy today after getting over my recent cold, I needed ask Ho-kun to
take a break :p, so we went in to a Mister Donut, a donut shop and have some tea and chat =D.


It was fun!!

Thank you for the visit Ho-kun—!
Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay!!!!!



Osaka Castle with Ari!

Updated on : May 26, 2013   *  Last modified on : October 25, 2016



Ariel is now back in Argentina adjusting his body to Argentine time, and me

writing about sightseeing blog with him XDDD. Lazy me.

On May 15th Ari and I went to the Osaka Castle. We were looking around about a couple
of hours I think maybe about 3 hours? But if you want, you can spend whole day there.

Much to see.


Had neat conditioned walkway to the castle leading to a huge gate.


I think this was right inside the first big gate though, there were water place that we often see at the
entrance of temples and that sort. Seems it is called “Chouzubachi“.


At the entrance of the Castle Tower, there was this artillery gun looking thing.

Ari and I believed this was the actual gun used for wars, but it was said that this is used for
time signal.


The drawing displayed inside the Osaka Castle.
It was surprising that in those small drawing, people were recognized who that was.


The guy who built the Osaka Castle is one of the most famous military commanders back at the
time around 16th centuries. His name is Toyotomi Hidayoshi.

He was born as a son of farmer family and became a military commander, so was pretty rare success.

He is known to love GOLD, so you can see gold something in the Osaka Castle.


A glittering Shachihoko and there was a golden tea ceremony room in the castle, made me laugh.

In the souvenir shop, there were Shuriken set attracted me so much, but found out that was made by rubber,I did not buy…. it would be cool if that was made by metal.


We got hungry so gets out the castle and walked back to a nearby station.


Ari having a Teriyaki burger set.
I was pretty curious about the McDonald’s size of food and drinks, but according to Ari,
those size are pretty much the same in Argentina.

Boy when I went to the US, EVERYTHING WAS HUGE. Especially drink!!!
S size there was almost L size here, and L size over there was like served in a bucket, haha!!!!

We saw something similar to a Dog Cafe in the building of IMP (mall).


It says “This is not a Dog Cafe”….. but people were patting dogs…..

Maybe they don’t serve drinks and stuffs??? Was not sure what made them not a dog cafe….

The big white dog sat SO STILL that both Ari and I thought it was an ornament first XDDDDDD.

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Important Japanese Asset

Updated on : May 25, 2013


Hello! It is Saturday and sunny here!

It is HOT feels like summer already today.

Although we have idols, manga, kimono etc those well known stuffs in Japan,


I would want to say!


must be one of the BEST in the world XDDDD


Family Massage Chair

This is the massage chair Ari tried, made by a company called FAMILY.

This company solely make massage chair and this machine does really good job!!

When Ari and I walked around visiting Osaka castle, Namba Parks big shopping complex in Namba
and all tired up, I saw a big electric shop besides the Namba Parks and suggested Ari to go get
a goooood massage by a massage chair and we did XDDDD.

If you ever gets tired walking around and wants to get good massage FREE lol,
you should find a big electric store and find a massage chair section.
Your body would feel light after the massage and your eyes would be cleared up.

You should try it. * angel’s voice *  ahaha!

Here are some photos of Namba Parks shopping complex building.

NambaParks2 NambParks1

The area is pretty big and looks like almost a small city (at least to me)!



With Reina fan around the world!

Updated on : May 23, 2013


Taking over from the previous post Sightseeing Osaka with Ari No.2

After the Umeda Sky Building we headed to the Umeda Akaso where the LovendoR live was held.

Since Ari got the tickets with No.17 & 18 for lining up to enter, Ari got the second row and I got first row!!!

The reason why I got in the first row was that there were

an area called “Girl’s zone”,

I thought it was kind of odd but since I can get close to the stage, no complaint needed to make you know ;)!

A girl from Thailand named June-chan also got in the first row right next to me due to the girl’s privilege =D.

LovendoR did about 10 songs during the live I believe.

This was the first live or concert that I attended but it was quite fun and with SUPER good location =D!

I quite got to like one of the guitarists Miyazawa Marin. She speaks at a very low voice with kind of low tension and  it kind of got me XDDD.

After the live, Ariel, Robert from Germany, June-chan from Thailand, Sabrina from Austria, Nathan from Canada, Eiji from Saitama, Japan and some other people waited at the area if we get to see Reina when she and her band members come out.

The van was parked right in front of the live venue door, so we were not sure if we get to see her but we did!

The van had the curtains around to hide Reina and other girls’ from the site, but

Reina opened one of the curtains and waved to us.

It was very cute and also nice of her.

After seeing the van go off, we went to an Izakaya, a Japanese style drinking and eating place.


From the left, Ariel, Sabrina, Nathan, Eiji, Robert and June-chan!

Oh the Mentai Udon noodle (it is the plate in front of Ariel, the photo just recalled about it XD)
Ariel and I ordered was SO DELICIOUS!!!



Sigthseeing Osaka with Ari No.2

Updated on : May 23, 2013



How are you doing~?

Ari must be on plane now on the way back to Argentina.

I hope you are bringing back many wonderful memories with you ^ ^.

OK~ here come the after the Glico man in Shinasaibashi written yesterday.

We went to Hello! Project shop in Osaka. At the H!P shop,

H!P shop


They had a message box

that you can write a message to the members whose birthday is in this month.

I thought it was pretty neat idea for fans to be able to write some messages to their idols.

There were one of the members Ari liked, so wrote a message and put it in the box ^-^.


After a little look around and shop at H!P shop,

we headed to Umeda to go to the Umeda Sky Building.
(For the direction to the Sky Building refer here).

They had this LOOOOOOONNNN escalator from the


The Osaka view from high up and the exhibits they had on the buildings and places in the world with “sky” something were VERY INTERESTING!

I enjoyed much more than I have expected!

On the roof of the Sky Building there was an area for couples where they can put lock on with their names.
Apparently you can bring your own key lock but they also sell them at one floor down from the roof.

These are the locks.

Keys     LoverSanctuary

Says Lover’s sanctuary

It seems that people can have wedding at the Sky Building, saw wedding cake with Sky Building shape
at lower floor of the building.

The set with key lock and a wedding would be a good to have for a couple with some memories with this building.









~~~~ To be continued ~~~~





Reina grad tribute from fans worldwide

Updated on : May 22, 2013




One of my friends Smaui from Holland share his music and video on facebook so I am sharing here as well.

Awesome music, photos, videos to celebrate Reina’s graduation!!!

I hope she will get to see this and enjoy!


SO MUCH LOVE to her in this video!!!!!!


I did the lyrics translation by the way~~~ :p.



Sightseeing Osaka with Ari! No.1

Updated on : May 22, 2013


Hello there~!

How are you all doing~?!

I am having a cold and fever~~~~~ hahahaha….. * sigh *


Cannot believe that Ari only has one more day in Japan!

I am so happy that he did so many things in Japan!!! even though he got sick on the next day of his arrival….

you were pushing yourself too hard Ari XD,
anyways I think it is OK since you can get enough rest when you go back <3. Enjoy the very last day today!!

It is already more than a week has passed though, I am writing the day 1 with Ari now! May 14th!!!


In the morning of May 14th,

I woke up assuming that Ari will be in asleep until sometime in the afternoon, getting ready to leave my apartment then found a message from Ari on facebook that he is up XD!

Got ready and head to Namba where Ari was staying all excited :).

Arrived at his hostel “Base Point Osaka” at just around 1pm.

Went up and say hey and we went out to eat.


Lunch at Yoshigyu aka Yoshinoya,

one of the inexpensive Gyudon restaurant.


This is Ari with his very first meal in Japan!!!

Trying chopsticks! Ari says he does not use chopsticks at all in Argentina (he says he has one though XD).

For almost first attempt, you were doing great! I mean from what I see, you did not have any problem using it~~~ yay!!


And then we roam around Namba and Ari took some photos to make his AKB48 fan friends jealous XD.

Where he stayed was just

3-5 minutes from NMB48 theater + AKB48 cafe & shop!!

I am writing this to make his friends hate more, even with larger font  xp xp xp!!! Forgive my evilness Ari XD!!




And then we headed to Shinsaibashi, the next station to Namba
where H!P official shop in Osaka is.

We saw a Gusto restaurant on the way to Shinsaibashi.

Gusto     Cider

It was funny that so many things are related to his idol knowledge.

Gusto restaurant was used for one of the show that was H!P girls were in?!?! I do not remember exactly but the cider on the left above was one of the favorite ciders that one of the H!P girls love XD.

This is Ari and me at the famous Glico spot in Shinsaibashi, Osaka!

The man on the back with running outfit is the Glico man.
This bridge is known as pick up bridge XD.
In Japanese it is called “Hikkake bashi”.


Looks many more things to write~, will just post this here.

More comes later ;)!



Nippon Budokan Seat Map

Updated on : May 19, 2013   *  Last modified on : September 11, 2017


Hi there!


Here is an example of the Nippon Budokan seat map,


so you can grasp where you are sitting and what entrance you would need to take or go.

The seat arrangement of Arena seems different from concert to concert,
so this is just a reference basis.

I made this as you can use along with the previous post on direction to Nippon Budokan
which means the west entrance (for Arena and 1F seats) will come to the right as
it was on the direction to Nippon Budokan post as well.

So the person like me do not have to flip over the map sort of things…… hahaha

not sure if this make sense….. anyways, guess there are some that understand  what I mean :p.

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The light brown things on the close up of 1F and 2F, they seem to be stairs.


If you want more detailed seat map

I have one that I downloaded from the Internet with much more details.

I kind of got hesitated to post it since they were fully and well made by someone else.
Looks issue on copyright……?

Leave a comment if you want it, then I will send the file to you ;).



Direction to Nippon Budokan

Updated on : May 19, 2013



Since I know quite many of you are going to Reina graduation concert
at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, I am going ahead and write a post on

direction to the Nippon Budokan

so you can get excited and be prepared :p.

Here is the map from the nearest station.

The orange octagon is the Nippon Budokan on the map below.




The station name that you are getting off at is Kudan-shita station of either

Tokyo Metro “Tozai” line, “Hanzomon” line or subway “Shinjuku” line.

5 minutes walk from the station.

The exit 2 is the nearest exit,
however if it is crowded, you can get out or get in from exit No. 1 and 3 also.

To reach exit No.1 and 3 go up the pedestrian bridge to cross the road.


Have fun!!!!