So, Arashi mentioned that ‘reborn’ is their theme or project for 2020, and upon the release of A-RA-SHI: Reborn, i knew that song was the first of (possibly) many to come. And based on the trend since last November, they seem to aim for monthly digital releases. Which, if true, is certainly good news, because new music is something i’ve been missing from them for a while now, especially since they haven’t released an original album for two years now. To our delight, they bundled three of their classic singles and released the old-but-new tracks under a digital EP called Reborn Vol.1. Continue reading “Reborn Vol.1: for better or worse”
After nearly five years, Ikuta Toma returns to renzoku doramaverse playing a 31-year-old NEET but prideful single guy named Kishibe Mitsuru. If you’re thinking Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai will be a slice of life following his struggles to gain employment or find his dream job, however, you’re likely set for disappointment. Because while that expectation isn’t completely off the track, what we mainly get is the so-called ‘home comedy’ elements. Continue reading “Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai: if talking paid”
Setelah hampir 3 tahun, akhirnya ada lagi web series lokal yg bisa kubilang lumayan bagus. Terlebih lagi, jumlah episodenya cuma 3, dan total durasinya cuma 30 menitan! Continue reading “Nanti Kita Cerita Tentang Hari Ini: the series”
Parasite is one of the highly buzzed and critically acclaimed movies of 2019. And while such movies are usually either not my cup of tea or not as great as everybody lauds them to be, i daresay that Parasite deserves all the praises it’s garnered. Continue reading “[Movie] Parasite”
The series that begins with the ending and ends where it started, only neither of which is conclusive. Continue reading “[Drama] Vagabond”
Aaahh, finally there’s a K-drama i like from beginning to end this year. It’s quite an expected drama too. Because, who knew it would be something with ‘ghost’ in its title? Continue reading “[Drama] Catch the Ghost”
Confession time: i’m never too fond of A.Ra.Shi as a song, despite it being the group’s debut song and whatnot, but i’m liking A-RA-SHI: Reborn. Quite a lot. Even if they’re inherently the same song. Continue reading “Arashi, Arashi, MY dream…”
After numerous reiterations about my strong opinions against sequels and the like, you’d think i’d avoid each and every one of them at all costs. Reality is i’ll still succumb to temptation once in a while… like how i bought advanced tickets for Frozen II and watched it the day it premiered.
Continue reading “Frozen II: the cold eventually bothered Elsa”
Who knew the day when i could embed Arashi’s official video would come?
Continue reading “Arashi got our guilty pleasure”
When it comes to music releases, Day6’s is hardly predictable. When i thought i’ve figured out a certain pattern, they veer off course. For example, i thought they’re slated for mid-year and year-end releases now, they dropped their second record of the year just three months after their first — a full-length album at that; i thought they’ve transitioned into making happier and livelier songs, The Book of Us: Entropy shatters everything and throws us back into the emo loop; and when i expected to hear familiar tunes, this album houses new and different sounds from what the band has produced so far. Continue reading “Entropy: it’s a Sweet Chaos… but i like.”