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yumenoke ([personal profile] yumenoke) wrote2017-04-11 10:18 pm

Self Introduction!


My name is Sophie, I'm 29 years old and I live in France.

I'm not really good to talk about myself... actually I've been rewriting this intro for about 10 times now LOL ^^

When I was a child I used to hate moving city or country because of my parents job, but now I like traveling a lot. So far I lived in France (for a french girl it makes sense haha), Belgium, Italy, Norway, Ireland, Australia and Japan. I managed to learn to speak Italian and English almost fluently, but I still make some mistakes. I'm trying all my best to learn Japanese now.

Last year, I left France to live in Japan for 1 year (thank you working-holiday visa). I absolutely like everything that is related to Japan. It started when I was a teenager and was watching Cardcaptor Sakura. At this time, I wanted to go to Japan to see the Sakura trees (It's so common I know). Then later I saw the movie (and read the book) "Memoirs of a Geisha" and it convinced me that I really wanted to visit Japan. Few years after this, I discovered J-pop and Japanese TV. I'm a big fan of the Gaki no tsukai team and the J-pop group °C-ute. Later I discovered Gackt-san and he lead me into watching Dramas.

The first drama I watch was Akumu-chan (with Gackt of course) and I'm still not sure why I loved it. So I wanted to watch another drama and somehow I chose "Hana Yori Dango" (it was on the top dramas to see). No need to tell you that I completely fell in love with Hanazawa Ruy aka Oguri Shun, even if I was cheeringn on Domyouji Tsukasa to go with Makino Tsukushi. I kept watching dramas and I was alternating Oguri's and MatsuJun's dramas. Eventually I encountered Ikuta Toma, who became my ichiban for some time, until I watched the drama that changed my life (ok that's a bit dramatic... sorry)!
But that's how it is really ^^ So I watched "Maou", saw a pretty face that I was sure I had seen somewhere, but I couldn't remember where nor who it was. Waited the end of the first episode, completely felt in love with the ending song, searched for it and recognized the name Arashi (obviously when I start liking an actor, singer, etc. I google that person and thank you internet we can find everything we want to know, most of the time). So I searched on youtube for the PV of "Truth" and oh magic... that pretty face was on it... and that's how I started to get interested in Arashi. Shortly after that, Ohno-kun (the pretty face from Maou) became my ichiban and Arashi became my biggest obsession. So I started to learn Japanese , you know just to see if one day I can watch dramas and movies without subtitles ^^ Keep dreaming girl LOL

Arashi: the reason I went to live in Japan for 1 year. For my entire family I went because i like japan a lot (which is true) and to learn Japanese (I did improved a bit I'm sure), but the reason I couldn't really tell is that I wanted to go to Japan so I could get on the FC and get ticket to go to a concert... yes I went to Japan to see Arashi in concert that's it! The process was very long and frustrating, but I managed somehow to see Arashi for their Are you Happy? tour in Kyocera Dome (I was living in Osaka). It was the best concert I've seen in my entire life and I'm glad that I was able to live this. It's a memory I'll cherish for the rest of my life <3 <3 <3

This post is getting long so I'll talk a little more about Arashi in another post.

Anyway, I went back 1 month and half ago and it's very depressing really. I miss everything about Japan. Except maybe the way they apologize all the time and you don't really know if they really mean it or if it's just because they have to apologize all the time. No really sometime they sound so fake >_<
I want my konbini, I want my beautiful pastries full of cream and strawberries, I want to keep searching for new Pocky or Kitkat extravagant flavors, I want to walk in the street and see Arashi everywhere, I want my Japanese TV, I want Japaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

Every one should have stopped reading by now, but thank you, you that kept reading it all ^^

bye-bye <3