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Santa came a day early!

First, came this...

When I went to the GACKT x KIMONO exhibit a couple of months ago, I was told that they would send another cloth through the post and it finally came today.

YFCz x KIMONO. Gorgeous, huh? Again, GACKT's kanji signature...

And then...

22 diaries (plus postcard each) and 3 x Platinum Box XII.

More photos from inside - spoilers! Haven't watched the Platinum Box yet though! )
I know what I'm watching this evening XD

Have a great Christmas everyone!
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Off to Osaka for the long weekend!

Going to see Shirota Yuu playing Romeo XDD

Will probably still be around on Twitter, but not on LJ so any comments/PMs (especially concerning the diaries) will have to wait until Tuesday

Bye, dears!
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I'm in Budapest! It's hot and sunny (so much for thunderstorms weatherman!) and is a really beautiful city. Me and [personal profile] aku_rin have done a lot of sight seeing, but probably not enough!

The YFC shows so far have been so much fun. YFC last year was kinda serious and menacing (well, as menacing as it can get when a band has Chacha) but this year is definitely fun. Jon does add a lot to the live show and takes some, but only some, of the burden from GACKT. Jon's movements when GACKT is commanding attention are hysterical.

Their vocals work really well together. It was hard to judge from the second row in Berlin, but from the back in Budapest I could hear how well their voices gel. GACKT dominates a lot of their vocals and usually takes the higher key and Jon supports, but he sounds great when he does come to the front.

Takumi has added extra depth to the live sound too. Everything is thicker, deeper and heavier and probably closer to what GACKT wants. His music is all about layers of sound and Takumi adds that. He's a little fireball on stage too! U:ZO is kinda serious on stage but awesome, and keeps getting hit by Shinya XD

Shinya has bought a LOT to the band. The drumming on the heavier new songs is completely different to past drum lines and instead of following Jun-ji's (or Ryu, or whoever's) lead, he's added his own personality to it.

I can't wait for the final in Moscow!!

We met so many people in Berlin and Budapest, some we already knew and some we didn't, and you all made the shows that much more awesome. Meeting people can be more fun than the lives, sometimes XD

Off to Italy tomorrow and then Moscow.


(Plus, I'm developing the biggest crushes on Jon, Takumi and U:ZO. Sorry GACKT, but you're only my 6th favourite member of the band right now XD)
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This is a long weekend due to Monday being 海の日 (Marine Day).

I have to go to work on Tuesday, although I don't have any work to do.

And then, I'm on my summer holiday for six, glorious weeks!


Plans for the holiday are to head up to Tokyo for a few days as my friend is coming from England and I'll get to be his tour guide.

Then, from Tokyo it's on a plane to Berlin to meet up with [ profile] aku_rin for our great two week trek around Europe together to see YFC (RUSSIAN VISA GET!)

I get back to Japan on August 15th.

Planning on heading up to Joetsu on August 20th/21st for the Kenshin Kousai (pretty samurai charging around on a white horse = WANT).

School is due to start on September 1st.

And SOMEWHERE, amongst all of that, I'll will be moving 550KM to Chiba. I still have no date at all as to when that is going to happen. Gah.

Today, I booked tickets to the L'Arc~en~Ciel cafe - L'Arcafe - for me and my friend when we're in Tokyo. It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun! Look at the cup you get! And the goods! I want a mug or seven. They'd look good in my new apartment next to my Nemuri mug, hahaha.

There's exhibits of the band's costumes and it's going to be awesome. My friend, however, doesn't know the first thing about ANY Japanese music so he's going to be completely bemused by it, haha. He'll enjoy the food though.

I don't plan on doing much before heading to Tokyo on the 27th. We're trying to organise a trip to see Harry Potter, as when the nearest cinema is a two hour drive away, it needs a lot of organisation! But, other than that, I plan to sleep and save money.


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