ON BREAK

19:05 JST December 10, 2012 3 comments

Hi everyone!

 

First off, I’m alive, staying healthy (although I catch the occasional cold), and getting sleep every day.

I’m sorry for the lack on any contact, let me explain in brief:

After coming back from my last business trip, like, literally the day I came back, I finally got details about the new department I was going to join for part of the week.

A few days later, I met everyone in my new team, got my new office in order, etc.

Things started getting busy when staff started to quit in both jobs, which means more work for the rest of us.

Right now I’m in charge of several projects going on at the same time, with no end in sight, or at least not until my contract finishes at the end of March!

 

Japanese working culture is a bit of a headache too.

You might have noticed when Johnny’s talents get together in big groups, the older, senior talents are always the most important.

The younger talents are always careful with how they act or talk in front of their seniors, and a lot of Japanese companies are like that too.

I have to act and talk a certain way to my older senpai, and while I’m cool with being polite and respecting them, what I do mind are the few senpai who let it get to their heads.

I guess there’s always one everywhere, the person who acts like they are supreme ruler of the world.

In my case, I have a few of those at work, and they’re difficult to work with.

 

The workload I’ve been getting is quite a lot so unfortunately I’ve decided to take a break from blogging until late January 2013.

 

I’m so sorry, but I promise to be back!!  I hope you all have the best Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

And don’t worry about me, I have a small rebel alliance at work too!  Some people who share the same views as me and we like to cheer each other up during the day :D

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Momo xo

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Junichi Okada getting cosy with co-star?

15:49 JST October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Rumour has it Junichi Okada is getting close to his upcoming movie co-star Nana Eikura, reports Nikkan Saizo on October 24.

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ATARU is coming back

15:28 JST October 25, 2012 2 comments

SMAP leader Masahiro Nakai will be coming back with more ATARU for a special drama during New Year’s next year, it was announced on October 25, reports Mantan Web.

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8 years of Kanjani8 (translation)

21:30 JST October 23, 2012 1 comment

I liked this interview Ori-Suta put online – Momo.

Q: Kanjani8 have tried a variety of music genres, but to get here the group went through a number of transitions musically.  First there was your enka era.  Your debut song “浪花いろは節 (Naniwa Iroha Bushi)” stood out with its mix of enka and rap.  Were you worried at all at the time?

Murakami: I wasn’t.  I was willing to sing anything if it meant we’d make our debut.  The only thing I remember was being happy.

Shibutani: Me too.  It was enka, but I thought that song could cut it.  No one else had made a song like that, and I thought we could use that to our advantage.

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I’m back! (finally)

22:00 JST October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi!  Just a big shout out that I’m back!

I’m quite busy during the day, but starting to get used to things at my new work.

I have another big meeting this week to sort out my schedule (I’m more or less running around learning things at the moment), but things should be running back to normal soon.

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SMAP treat fans to their most expensive concert yet

14:47 JST September 28, 2012 1 comment

The sets built for SMAP’s Tokyo concerts in Tokyo Dome are their most expensive yet, according to production staff, reports Chunichi Sports and Sports Hochi on September 27.

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Bits and pieces of Momo news

13:58 JST September 28, 2012 7 comments

Hello!  It’s quite nice and chill in Tokyo these days.  Time to pack up the summer dresses and tank tops, and bring out the autumn jackets and boots.

I love autumn, it is the best season of the year for me.  I just wish the mosquitos would go away already – I got bitten seven times yesterday! Stop. eating. me.

 

October’s going to be an interesting month for me for a few reasons:

 

One, I’m scheduled to go on another overseas trip next week so I’ll be taking a break from the blog.

I’m heading to Europe!  Yay!

Not so yay about the colder weather or the fact that most of my week is full of meetings and events, but still looking forward to it!

 

Two, I’m starting a new job!

I’ve been busy all this week tidying up and doing paperwork for my company now to say I’m leaving, and more paperwork for my new company to prove I’m not a crazy psychopath (or I hope so).

 

Three, I’m thinking of joining another Johnny’s club.

I’ve been thinking maybe Arashi…but I’ll see what my bank account has to say about the adventure.

 

I better get back to work, but I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll see you when I get back!

 

Momo xo

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