Happy Birth-Rei!*

28 Sep

* Happy birthday-cheru would have also been acceptable.

On September 25 Reira turned 18! Her birthday is within two weeks of mine, making us 100% compatible Libras. Not that I believe in that kind of thing. Unless it happens to be accurate. Which is pretty much all the time!

The magicalness of Reira

I love the thumbs up at the beginning. You know you’re a fanboy when stuff like that kills you.

For some reason, when I first saw this video, it didn’t bother me what Reira said about PASSPO. At the time I was still a hardcore PASSPO fan and wasn’t a fan of SUPER☆GiRLS, it would be like four or five months until that point. I was more preoccupied with why Anna didn’t do the Fosbury flop also. Most guys probably know the proper way to high jump, but idols should also because Makoto Ogawa high jumped correctly in the Morning Musume Mechaike Sports Festival … from like a decade ago. I do remember being annoyed at Gochan for defeating Morishi at idol sumo wrestling though. I had an unfair bias against Gochan for a while because of that, lol. It’s weird how you can let lame stuff like that influence your feelings for an idol or group. I’m sure everyone can relate in some way or another.

And I love how Reira didn’t even stick around for the group celebration at the end. And Aipon had an “interesting” reaction during the slow-motion replay.

Reira goods. More like Reira g-REI-ts.
CARDGRAVURE is a hybrid photobook and photo card collection. Each book includes about 40 pages of photos, and 4 BLT photo cards , out of a total of 150.

Reira Fan Headquarters

Located myself! That was cool, for a few seconds.

My Rachel Story
I technically met Reira this summer during the high-touch after one of their concerts. These events are over in a flash, and unfortunately the guy in front of me distracted her, so when I was about to high-five her, she was turning her gaze right past me and to the next guy in line. So I had to break high-touch protocol and kind of pause in order for her to revert her gaze back to me. Crisis averted! It wasn’t perfect but I was able to say “hello” and wink. Just kidding, I didn’t wink.

The End


12 Responses to “Happy Birth-Rei!*”

  1. Jo 2012/10/07 at 11:41 pm #

    I am really annoyed at WordPress.. I subscribed to your blog when you opened it but for some reason it never notifies me when you’ve made new blog posts and I’ve missed so many! I’m really, really sorry. :(

    Back on topic, I love watching you turn into a big SUPER GiRLS fan. It’s always exciting seeing the fun and excitement fans have when they’re getting into a group and the passion is just great. :D I love your new header too!

    ” I had an unfair bias against Gochan for a while because of that, lol. ”
    This is so cute LOL

    The photobook/photo card collection is a really awesome idea and the photos you posted are so nice. She is super pretty! The cover photo is gorgeous. *________* She looks a bit like an actress I like from there but I won’t say who because you’ll most likely disagree (everyone disagrees with me when I think someone looks like someone else :P).

    I hope you’ve been well and I’m so sorry once again, I need to figure out how to make sure I get notifications from wordpress.. I’ll try unfollowing and then following this blog, I hope it works. D:

    • qwiksXnd 2012/10/10 at 9:25 pm #

      I think we’ve both been really busy with stuff, but it’s always nice to chat. I follow a few blogs too and I don’t get notifications for new activity either. I’m thinking it’s similar to FB “likes” and accumulating people who follow your blog is just for our ego. I feel bad for people that have no followers *cries*. I just try to remember to check out the blogs I’ve bookmarked every now and then.

      The new banner is a work in progress. I’m trying to think what is SUPER☆GiRLS-Y, and my brain is just thinking of stuff like shopping and food. And dinosaurs. Kidding, but their theme is a lot more generic and hard to pinpoint than PASSPO’s.

      I love being in the hardcore early stage of a fandom. Although I’ve found that there are actually less overseas fans of SUPER☆GiRLS than there are for PASSPO. I thought I was joining the winning team when I defected.

      • Jo 2012/10/15 at 4:56 pm #

        Your new banner rocks! I love the bus shooting out of the Earth. :D

        I’m currently starry-eyed over SNH48 http://shanghai48.tumblr.com/ I’m rooting for these girls even though they only formed 2 days ago.

        Are you excited for PASSPO’s new album?

  2. qwiksXnd 2012/10/17 at 2:45 am #

    Yesterday in class I watched the SNH video you uploaded, it was interesting, I never heard of the group before that. As for PASSPO’s cd, I’m mainly interested in the new music video, and the new songs. My feelings have changed a lot since Check-In though. It’s unrelated, but with PASSPO and palet having recent releases, I hope predia will stop getting neglected. I wish I could go to one of the concerts they are doing in Nov or Dec because I’m starting to worry about them. How long can they go on with getting no push from their agency, not releasing anything, not getting new outfits, and just doing concerts in the same small clubs. But that doesn’t have anything to do with what you were writing about :)

    • Jo 2012/10/17 at 11:03 am #

      I know what you mean! predia has a couple of new songs now since they released their album but no signs of a new single.. This makes me sad because palet has definitely gotten a big push from when they were formed while there’s been little focus on predia. :/ I remember a few months ago when palet’s debut album was first announced, some Japanese fans were speculating that predia would release a single in October too but I guess not. :( I really really like predia and it’s so sad that they don’t get the attention and love they deserve..

      • qwiksXnd 2012/10/20 at 6:11 pm #

        At their Halloween concert the other day they mentioned there would be an announcement at their next concert on 11/3. Their 2nd anniversary is also coming up in mid-November. Hopefully it’s good news!

        And not something like, “Rumina is pregnant”.

  3. Jo 2012/10/21 at 4:51 am #

    I have a confession to make.. It was me. I got her pregnant. I’m so sorry.. Please forgive me, I just couldn’t help myself!!


    Me being stupid aside, I’m excited for this announcement. It makes it sound like it’s bigger than a new CD release, doesn’t it? Or maybe it’s just me thinking it could be a much bigger surprise than it really is.

    You’ve probably seen this by now but palet made a youtube account and has uploaded their debut PV: http://www.youtube.com/user/paletstaff
    Simple and cute. :)

  4. Jo 2012/10/25 at 8:13 pm #

    predia are releasing a new album titled ‘Escort Me’!! :D 2 versions, one CD only and another with a DVD. According to amazong http://www.amazon.co.jp/s?_encoding=UTF8&field-artist=predia&search-alias=music-artist it’s ‘Escort me?’ which sounds weird lol with the question mark.. I’m excited!! *________* Once again the version with a DVD is so much more expensive than the regular. D: I recently bought PASSPO’s album, BiS’ limited pressing album and PASSPO – WING so I have to put predia’s new album on hold. ;_; I still haven’t bought predia’s 1st album either, I feel like a bad fan lol. D:

    I wonder what’ll be on the DVD..

    • qwiksXnd 2012/10/25 at 11:21 pm #

      Wow, thanks for the update! I never get scoops :(. I have a lot of different, incoherent thoughts colliding in my head. I checked out several of their blogs and haven’t seen it mentioned, so I’m curious if someone tweeted about it… or was it just stealth revealed by the Amazon.jp listing? During the summer when companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Nintendo, Nokia, etc were having quarterly conferences I was thinking pop groups should do a similar thing. Press events are such a great way to inform an audience about upcoming albums, projects, concert tours, etc to get media coverage and generate hype. But when it comes to pop groups they seem content with just randomly announcing singles or albums, like their releases aren’t a big deal. It just seems really weird that there are so many people working behind the scenes on singles/albums etc and they allow the album to be unveiled by an item listing (or tweet, or announcement at a concert which is how PASSPO usually does it). With that pointless ramble out of the way, I’m really excited! I hope the production values are worthy of them, Platinum can be really low-budget though. It’s also pretty rare for a group to release two albums in a row without any singles in between. That’s unpre(dia)cedented.

      • Jo 2012/10/26 at 2:04 am #

        I was not expecting the new predia album either and I don’t think their twitter/blog (including the girls’) announced it. I only found out because I follow the twitter accounts of a few predia/PASSPO fans and they were all suddenly tweeting about a new album and I was thinking, “Wait– What??” and saw them linking to the Amazon pages for the album.

        I know the group has quite a few new songs now but never expected an album release. I’m really excited for the new materials and now that it’s been a few hours, I am loving the title. :P The question mark still throws me off a bit, but it fits with their ‘adult’ theme. I hope their new outfits aren’t too risque lol.

        Your idea about how idols should hold press conferences to announce new releases instead of randomly blogging/tweeting about it or worse – letting fans find out from Amazon listings, lol. At least we know predia hasn’t been completely forgotten (since Platinum has spent a lot more effort on palet’s debut)!

        I hope you’ve been well, have a good weekend! :D

  5. qwiksXnd 2012/10/27 at 8:43 pm #

    Amazon removed the links for “Escort Me?” (although some other retailers like Rakuten still have it listed). In unrelated news I love PASSPO’s new song Love Diary.

    • Jo 2012/11/06 at 12:00 pm #

      ‘Love Diary’ is really cute! I can’t wait to hear the full version and see the full music video. The bit in the dance where they move their arms up and down remind me of the 60s.

      Details on predia’s new album, but they’re saying it’s a mini-album and the 4,000 yen version comes with a live DVD. I’m really interested in the live DVD.. I am hoping it’s a full show with great camera work! :D

      “Mid9t Luv” This song title.. LOL.

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