Stay by my side, by my side

I’m supposed to be sLeeping, but I know I wouLdn’t be abLe to before I got this out of my mind.
This ‘this’ is primariLy caused by the vocaList of a Japanese band I respect, Noda Yojiro of Radwimps, coLLaborating with the vocaList of one of my favorite band, Taka of One OK Rock, to raise donation for Kumamoto Earthquake.

To quote Noda-san:


Having the earthquake in Kumamoto, Kyushu region, I’ve been thinking what I can do. Still earth is shaking day-and-night and people could barely feel safe. At the same time, I’ve touched many warm feelings who struggle finding their way to help the victims.
And we decide to hold a donation campaign with our track.
With the wishes to light peace in victim’s heart, we sang this song. We’d like to distribute this song and deliver all the sales to affected area.
The project came to my mind with the song called ‘by my side’ which I sang with Taka at the last tour. Taka and I retook this track for this project. I’d like to thank Taka and the members of ONE OK ROCK.
You can choose the purchasing price of this track from 10 yen to 100 thousand yen. We will donate all the profits to the victims of this disaster. We appreciate if you set the price with your heart of support, sympathies, and the wishes to the people suffering from this disaster.
I’d like to express my deepest sympathies to the people who lost their precious ones. Every time I visit, you always give me more than I could give and I love the place. From the bottom of my heart, I hope the day in peace will come soon, quiet night and calm morning will come soon. We want to support and be with you in the long term.
Lastly, I’d like to thank our staffs and all of the people who joined and worked for this project.


■About donation
All the artist income will be contribute to the appropriate organization. Recipient will be announced once it has determined.

■How to purchase the track
In order to purchase the track, you need to register ‘Funnect’. Please refer ‘Funnect’ site for more details.

■Track information
Title: by my side
Artist: Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS)/ Taka (ONE OK ROCK)

■Selectable Price
Please note that any acknowledgment will not be publish.

■Payment options
Credit card (VISA、Master Card、Diners Club International、AMERICAN EXPRESS、JCB)

Man, I’d Love to pay ¥100,000 if I couLd.

Because Noda-san or his staff was kind enough to repLy to my stupid question on his post and for a moment made me feeL Like a speciaL speck of dust in the wind of gaLaxy



And because the originaL バイマイサイ is aLready beautifuL as it is and now is even more -SURREAL- with Taka’s voice.


If anybody is reading this, I urge you to go to Fannect and use your Yens for good.

Now I’m going to Listen to this non-stop whiLe trying too sLeep.

Why did I do these.

  1. I impuLsiveLy bought a return ticket to Tokyo for November 2016.
    WeLL, I’ve been dreaming about ceLebrating my next birthday in Japan soLo, so.. yeah. Saving Craze must start now.
  2. I impuLsiveLy booked a non-refundabLe hoteL for my trip to Turkey next month.
    I thought it’s a free-canceLLation booking. Turned out it’s not. WeLL, at Least it’s a better deaL than the previous booking, and breakfast is incLuded. Fingers crossed the hoteL’s not too bad.

Take My Hand And Bring Me Back

I swear this is not a One OK Rock bLog, but guess what my first post in 2016 wiLL be about? One OK Rock.


To cut the story short, me and a-gaL-Let’s-just-caLL-her-MP fLew to Singapore on Friday, January 22 and we decided to Lurk around in Changi for a coupLe of hours to catch this


BeLieve me, I feLt Like a super perverted staLker.

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Among other things

Warning: PICSPAM!
ALso, I hope I wiLL not offend anyone from any countries on this Earth. This post is a soLid proof that I’ve wasted too much times watching footages of RPGs and reading fanfictions.

I can count the years I’ve been in WordPress by Looking at the Miss Universe NationaL Costume posts in this bLog. It’s been three years. And during these three years, I’m convinced there are Lots marveLous beings existing in this universe, Like..

MythicaL creatures!

The good-spirited Barong of BaLi, Indonesia

Dlisted | Indonesia:

Um. Okay. I kind of Like this Barong-inspired costume. Not as bad as the Last three years’ costumes. The onLy hiccup was the white Leggings.

I stiLL think that Indonesia shouLd do away with these carnivaL costumes ASAP.

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Let’s pack up and go – maiden voyage with Ethnotek Raja Pack

Ethnotek sneaked into my radar in.. 2013? The company have a noveL idea of sourcing traditionaL textiLes made by their partner artisans from Ghana, GuatemaLa, India, Indonesia (from SoLo, I might have to Look them up) and Vietnam to use as Thread. Oh just read about them here.

Anyway, their Raja pack 46L has been haunting my bag dreams since then and I finaLLy got my hands on one (with Indonesia 14 Thread) a coupLe of weeks ago and this weekend I packed and traveLed with it for the first time.


All packed

I forgot to mention that the main purpose of this post is just to record my packing, didn’t I? The pictures here were taken right after I got home, so the pack was at it’s fuLLest and heaviest condition. With wet swimsuits and toweL.

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 30 – A Song That Would Be The Theme Song To A TV Show About Your Life

Ah, this. I think any song chaLLenge wouLd not be compLete without the ‘theme song of your Life’ -or sort of- questions. And taLking about compLete, I am very cLose to compLeting the 30 Day Song ChaLLenge! Wooot!

So, theme song of my own TV show. I’m approaching this as if my Live is an anime show, which usuaLLy has an Opening song and an Ending song. And depending on the Length of the show, sometimes it may have severaL Openings and severaL Endings ^^ (weLL, my show has been running for 20-something years, so..)

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30 Day Song ChaLLenge, Day 29 – A Song You’re CurrentLy Obsessed Of

The PenuLtimate Post! One more day to go!!!! Whoo hooo!!

Anyway, today’s theme is kind of famiLiar with Day 19’s theme.. But sometimes 10 days is enough to change someone’s perspective of something, Let aLone to shift the chart of heavy rotation songs in my (mind) pLayList

WILDFIRE (feat. Benji Webb from Skindred) – Crossfaith (XENO)

The onLy party song in XENO. And what a fine party song it is. Together we deLiver~


The Ending song for Gundam Tekketsu no Orphans /Iron-blooded Orphans is the BOMB. It does feeL a bit oLd schooL and vintage-y, but it aLso has a 007 theme song atmosphere to it. In fact, if Misia is British, I bet she wouLd be considered to sing a song for James Bond, and honestLy this is a much better song than Sam Smith’s Writings On The Wall. PLus the song couLd bring out the best of Misia’s voice. Love. The onLy thing missing is a fuLL-Length MV.

WHOLE – CoLdrain (XENA)

For better or worse, I couLdn’t find any video or mp3 to embed here. Oh weLL.

Right after I taLked about CoLdrain’s VENA on Day 20, the band reLeased a preview for their aLbum, and right from the start I know this wiLL be the song that makes me Lose some sLeep. It reaLLy does. Damn the Lyrics. By the way, the aLbum is aLready reLeased worLdwide and the packaging of the Japanese version has THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CD CASE EVER. DefiniteLy worth the extra 500 Yen shipping fees.

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 28 – A Song That Reminds You of Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 28 – A Song That Reminds You of Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Okay, this is complicated. I don’t have any boyfriend(s) right now. Nor do I have any ex-boyfriend or potentiaL boyfirend. What I do have is a bunch of imaginary boyfriends and a handfuL of ex-potentiaL boyfriends. So the song beLow is mainLy dedicated to the guys who faLL into the Last category.

MISS YOU LOVE – SiLverchair (Neon BaLLroom)

“Are you falling asleep?”
“No… I’m falling apart.”

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 24 – A Song That Makes You Angry

Hmmm. I’m confused. I don’t Listen to music to make me angry, rather I Listen to some certain songs to cooL down my anger. PLus, basicaLLy music doesn’t incite anger for me (except for One OK Rock’s The Abomination, but Let’s not taLk about it again). WeLL, I can think of some made-up stories behind a song that couLd make me angry, Like..

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30 Day Song ChaLLenge, Day 23 – A Cover Song

I just reaLized that I’ve passed 2/3 of this chaLLenge and onLy have 1 Late post so far! Yeay! Seven more days to go! One week! Yosh!

Now. Cover songs are.. tricky. The musician can either butcher the song and angered Loads of peopLe or make it their own peopLe (or, just me) usuaLLy remember and prefer the cover version more than the originaL one. And no, you won’t find anything by Boyce Avenue or those so-caLLed “acoustic singers” here. And no Youtube covers either, so, sorry, Goose House.

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 22 – A Song You Haven’t Listened To In A WhiLe

Ah. Considering I have around 1000 songs buried in my SD card pLanted inside my phone.. I have around 900 songs that haven’t been Listened to for a whiLe. So I used the tried-and-tested method of “ShuffLe aLL songs” in WaLkman to find the ones worthy of featuring, pLus some from the musicaL acts that recentLy popped in my mind. So forgive me if I go a LittLe trigger-happy ^^;

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 21 – A Song You Want To Dance To At Your Wedding

I remember I said the themes for Day 5, 6, and 7 were hard.. Forget them, today’s theme is a Lot HARDER. Because I hate weddings in generaL, except the weddings of my super VIP friends and reLatives. PLus, the wedding music scene in Indonesia is just.. WeLL, generaLLy the scene is divided into TraditionaL and Pop categories. In the Latter, you can definiteLy find the band singing generic and cLiche Love songs Like John Legend’s All Of Me, Keith Martin’s Because of You and other oversung 90s baLLads, and occasionaLLy and bizzareLy, songs Like Bryan Adam’s One Last Cry, AdeLe’s Someone Like You, and Utada Hikaru’s First Love. I don’t know what made those bands/singers think those are wedding-proper happy Love songs, I just know that they need to Learn EngLish again.

Cheesus, this is truLy hard.

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