Belated Happy Birthday

…At least that’s what I wanted to say. Every year I write a post for Yoshizawa Hitomi, my favourite Morning Musume O.G, and the only idol I know of that shares my own birthday.

I honestly forgot this year.
But it’s probably for the best.

I haven’t commented on her drunk driving, or the fact that she faces prison time, or how her life has fallen apart since then. After all my going on about how much I adore her, what is there to say?

What she did was wrong. I’m sad for everyone involved. I’m sorry that someone I admired so much has done such things.

I hope she can rebuild her life after facing the consequences of her actions. I never expected things to end up this way. I mean, she’s a mother now…

Really, what is there to say?
I will cherish my memories. I will pray for her and for the victims.



Otanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu!!!

YOSSY!!! My first girl-crush and the best of H!P (no one has surpassed you in my heart, Yossy, no one), HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

(Gifs aren’t mine; found on random tumblr searches)


Yossy and a puppy. What more could one ask for?

Incidentally, I also turn a year older today. >_<
Thrilled as always to have the same birthday as my Yossy…

But let’s not talk about how old I am. Let’s talk about Yossy.




In Which Isilie Returns #3


Pic that has nothing to do with anything: There is just never a bad time for Zukkiri! (from wondermusume@ tumblr)

In these entries, I will write about things that I’m thinking about that don’t require a full post. I will try to make it more interesting with pics, caps, gifs and by limiting myself to 100 words or less for each thought.It’s called a ‘return’ because I frequently seem to go too long without posting, mainly because my thoughts don’t always require a full post. Well – NO MORE!

Seriously. I suck at posting more. I do have an excuse though.
My hours are all over the place right now.
Forgive me? ^_^’

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Ontanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu!! <3


Well, it looks like it’s my and my Yossy’s birthday again…yeah, I am turning 27, she is now 28.
Let me think about how old we are for a sec…



I love that I share the same birthday as this gorgeous woman. Since she probably has to work tonight too, I will celebrate our day with some Yossy picture goodness.

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Alo Hello Week: Final Day

vlcsnap-2013-03-01-08h04m22s7And so we come to our final day in the lovely Alo Hello Week. I thought I’d end off with my favourite of all the alo-hellos (that I’ve seen so far anyway): Morning Musume’s Alo Hello 2. If I could, I would just set up this whole dvd for you to watch, because it’s that good. At first it’s the usual pool party, water-slide nonsense fun (and there are so many moments from there you need to see), but then the second day turns into a cross Hawaii adventure.

As you well know, Yoshizawa Hitomi is my favourite Musume and Niigaki Risa became very dear to me – so when they were paired up for this dvd, I had no choice but to love it and cap the hell out of it.

Their mission is just to get back to ‘base’ before the other teams do. On the way, there are landmarks they need to visit and they need to buy the obligatory souvenirs. Each team is driven to an undisclosed location and given an envelope with clues, shoddy-looking maps and other info they might need. Fujimoto Miki acts as the ‘base’ and stays in communication with everybody so they don’t get too lost.

The staff isn’t allowed to help them here. They have to rely on each other and their terrible English skills to get them home. They have a camera, $150 and a time limit.

Epic-ness ensues.

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This Isn’t Really About Mano…

vlcsnap-2013-02-14-05h52m25s85…Despite the picture here and the fact that she inspired this post.  This is really more an excuse to talk about that lovely H!P trend of the pre-graduation power-up that always seems to happen when o+e of our girls is about to leave.

Yossy’s graduation is when I first started to notice this. I got into Momusu and Yossy about a year before she graduated. Yossy was one of those members who went through several transformations during her tenure – when she woke up one morning and decided she was made of win, it was impossible not to take notice.

It also happened with Takahashi recently.
It happened with Kamei before her.
And there was Mame…there’s really too many examples.

I’m thinking this might be the case with Mano. As she graduates in a matter of days…

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