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Friday, 25 September 2009

[Oricon] Best Fashion Sense Ranking: Ayu got rank no. 7

Oricon has made another beauty Survey, which celebrities who have best fashion sense, Ayu got rank no. 7!

Picture taken from Oricon Official Site

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[Translation] ViVi Magazine May 2009 Issue Translation

ViVi Magazine May 2009 Issue Translation

Ayu in Hawaii

In a state of recreational relaxing, Ayu talks about her present and future.

“Certainly there are no problems,” Ayu has always showing her unmovable determination from her bottom of her heart using this sentence.

After finishing her 10th year anniversary countdown live concert tour, Ayu goes to Hawaii.

While sunbathing and enjoying the refreshing breeze, Ayu recharges and recuperates herself, for her continuity and confirmation of her “Next Level”.

[2nd Page]

The charisma will get more level ups when under the sun! Wear the white cotton dress!

On the sunny and sandy beaches, the best fashion to match the scenery would be a white dress! The cotton gives a comfortable feeling and is full of this year’s latest style. The main point would be its perfect hand-made cutting.

White cotton dress and Hawaiian carpet – Personal items.

[3rd page]

Street Style means having a hand-woven cape as a cover of your swim suit!

Simply adding a denim short pants with your swimsuit will greatly ease up your movements and activities, and Ayu’s style is to match the short pants with a hand-woven webbing, making it more street-friendly.

About the accessories, just use those rainbow-colored items that has strong Hawaiian influenced-design to shone yourself.

All fashion worn were Ayu’s personal items.

[4th page]Use the Hawaiian-feeling long T-shirt as a dress for multiple mix and matches!

This T-shirt was prepared exclusively for the Hawaii shooting. The pink long T-shirt was used as a dress for multiple mix and matches. Notice that the A of the word “Hawaii” was the Ayu sign formed using the Swarovski crystal beads.

The smiling arm band and ear ring, sandals were Ayumi’s personal items.

[5th page]

If I do not go all out on my career, it wouldn’t be me anymore.

Ayumi stands on Hawaiian soil, with a sense of changing inside her. This place is where her current 10 year old career ends and where the future lies in front of her. While recuperating at there and looking back, she had two paths to choose which desperately needed her attention.

It has been a decade of her brilliant career. Ayu was caught between the wanting of go back to all she had started and review it, or just move on to continue evolve her achievements. “If I do not go all out on my career, it wouldn’t be me anymore,” was her conclusion. As soon as she decided what she is going to do, new inspiration of her upcoming album’s songs kept popping out inside her mind.

The new album “Next Level” has several innovations in terms of music styles, performances’ presentation methods and even lyrics, which filled the entire album with a futuristic feeling.

“No matter how I write my lyrics, I would somehow thought about things about current issues. I don’t like it when everybody was talking about the worst recession ever in 100 years; they lost their sensibilities of hopes and wishes. I wanted to say that, even in times like this, there must be some hopes and dreams left in peoples’ hearts. I would felt this is my duty to remind people of such, and that’s why the cover for Next Level had also used bright colors.”

The lyrics were very gentle even though the music used were powerful and glares into people’s ears. In the feature song “Next Level”, Ayu sang the word “no problem” (daijoubu) in the song, it must have been a good motivator for anyone who wanted to move towards the realization their personal goals.

“For me, I don’t like to say “daijoubu” (no problem) all the time. Even now, this word wasn’t being said for the sake of calming me down. By saying the phrase “ We are surely going to be fine” right after the end of the 10th anniversary Concert Tour would as if spawn a kind of belief that phrase was really going to come true.

“To me, my fellow fans are like wartime buddies who have stood and fought beside me, where there were a lot of connections or link between me and them. Maybe it is up to you to believe it or not, since you can’t possibly see our hearts and minds are linked together per se, but to me, I do believe that our hearts are connected to each other. After the series of activities in last year’s 10th anniversary concert tour, I have gained a lot of energy from people around me, and I am going to show that in my next album record.”

And because of this, to Ayumi, the album of “Next Level” literally meant that, from “present”, it is the stepping stone to reach the “future”, or it as a vow, which has gathered a lot of “determination”.

“I would always make sure I am in the best condition whenever it comes to recording. I used to have a bad habit of recording my songs before totally memorizing the lyrics and melodies. I would just sing and adjust the song simply according on my mood. But this time, a lot of tracks were successfully recorded after only two attempts! Am I possessed?”

Most of the songs in this album were composed in Hawaii. I was quite pleased to discover that the sounds made by the coconut tree leaves were greatly affected by how hard does the wind blows. I felt like I have been liberated since it has been a long, long time from my last catch-up with the Mother Nature.

“I took a lot of photos in Hawaii, for my upcoming Deji Diary contents. But because of gloomy weather that day, my expressions were undeniably matching the weather. But this time’s shootings for the ViVi magazine, I had that same set of expressions even though it is a sunny day, right?”

I still managed to update my blog even when I am in Hawaii, because it is a message dedicated to my fans in Japan that, even we are an ocean apart, we are still under the same sky.

In this era which is full of uncertainties, Ayu can only focus on marching forward and shine herself into the future…

Credit: Isaac Hiew @ AHS
Translated by Isaac Hiew @ AHS
Original source: ViVi Magazine May 2009 Issue
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[Info] Ayu's a-nation 2009 setlist on WOWOW TV

The Ayu's a-nation 2009 Official setlist that will be broadcasted at WOWOW TV are 8 songs! wow among the others, she has the most songs to be broadcasted, that means, we're going to see her waving Tohoshinki's towel.. coool :D


Break Down : AAA
Delightful : 鈴木亜美
Be your wings : GIRL NEXT DOOR
最後のGAME : Do As Infinity
バイバイ : 大塚愛
未来タクシー : 大塚愛
Dear My Friend : Every Little Thing
DREAM GOES ON : Every Little Thing
FACE : globe
Lick me : 倖田來未
ECSTASY : 倖田來未
Stand by U : 東方神起
Survivor : 東方神起
寒い夜だから・・・ : TRF
Rule : 浜崎あゆみ
A Song for xx : 浜崎あゆみ
BLUE BIRD : 浜崎あゆみ
Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ : 浜崎あゆみ
TO BE : 浜崎あゆみ
Boys & Girls : 浜崎あゆみ
Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~ : 浜崎あゆみ
July 1st : 浜崎あゆみ

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Original source: WOWOW
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[Ayu's Diary] 23.09.09

At this moment...
23-09-2009 8.53 AM

..I weak up very early...!
Even the time I go to bed never change, I'm often tired on the end of the afternoon.
If I continue not to sleep, it's going to be not cool at all, if someone know what must I do to sleep more, I really want advices...!
Just for know, I asked Gori.
"If you totally breathe 3 times, at the second you must be sleeping" he answered. But I think just him can do this.
What do you think? lol

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

[Photo] Picture from Ayu's Dancers' blogs

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[Ayu's Diary] 22.09.09

True ...
22-09-2009 21h50

... what is more sad fact is abandoned, it is I who said that.
Thank you, it's you who tell me or make me aware of many things.
I still receive a considerable number of messages.
And what moves me most is that all those messages telling me the same thing.
I think it's really huge.
Tens of thousands of people who feel the same way and sending me messages.
I think I'm a huge circle of friends.
I must pull myself together! ! !
I am who takes my southern accent ...!
The impression that perhaps it is more like me ...!
Good! Following your "it looks! ☆" received many, here is the result of my "diary Vegas" ♪
For those who have forgotten the end of the previous episode, please read it before discovering more ☆
It is therefore wandering nonchalantly, and that's where we got ... tataaan! !

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The top floor of the Stratosphere Tower
Not only do we not understand what makes it so high, but the more it moves, it moves ...
And suddenly, that the infernal machine in which it was found TATAAAN!

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We understand even less what makes it!
It's not a photo montage, eh, it's reality.
Here's another photo where we can better understand tataaan! !

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It's not a photo montage, eh, it's reality.
It is completely out of the Tour.
Finally ... I am not rise lol
You know what? Even so, there is one still seeking a "beautiful" pose ..
You can imagine that, huh?
Yes ... Maroni! tataaan! !

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But why bother asking in such a situation? lol
Su san and trying without seeming to make the sign of "peace", it is mimi
It should make a book of Subablog and publish ...
Uh, I digress (but I seriously think ...)
Well I'll continue! ! !
The next attraction is that Tataaan! !

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When I tell you I know what makes this .. lol
There are even some who are so they are not posing as de ouf Minazô or Gori which is completely frozen lol ↓

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Of course, even here, there was always a sham Mr lol
So, he is really too lol
Maroni! ↓

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It's huge, eh? How does he manage to locate where the device ui the photograph? lol
You know what? this attraction, Chon san also has tried ...
But the fear was such, and it was so visible on my face that .. Photo censored lol
To tell you how much I was scared, well I am at exit ↓

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My legs cotton lol
I walk, half laughing, half crying ↓
The thing to do, is also behind me, the joy of Kanako who applauded with both hands lol

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And here I am on all fours ... ↓
The thing to do, is also behind me, the joy of Zin san applauded with both hands lol

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I come over to my feet, I can only laugh ... ↓

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Those who still wanted more thrills have gone to the next attraction, for me I preferred to play the guards.
Behind Stan chan screaming "Nooooo!!" Is a person with no life ... lol

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But then I found a drink that had the shape of the Sttatosphere Tower, and I suddenly found all my energy! ! ! ! ! ! !
What Can I just be me lol

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The real trick for tourists! ! We are not all day like that eh? That's why I was happy, but happy! lol
At this point there ↓

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I look gay huh? But I was really too lol

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Then we left the Tour Infernale, asistir to go to next show.
For all of us time to change clothes ♪

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Finished to change! What she is beautiful, Kayanocchi ♡
Hum? There's one that's weird, huh? It zaps? lol

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Mr showing off, while complaining that night he did not see much, it does not prevent him from keeping his sunglasses lol
The show ended, we returned to the same restaurant as usual, at our regular table, the fountains are always so great! ☆

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But ... between these water games and me, there are those two constantly ↓

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Result, I always Gori in my field of vision when I look at the fountains.
Or both.
Anyway, in a gentle world, an image of ... Gross? lol
What did we laugh!
Good going, I stop by the Part 4.
At this time, many people from my staff are working hard to prepare for the Tour again tomorrow.
Because as of tomorrow, no more repeats in the studio but on the real scene.
That's why they work hard.
I'm lucky ... And do not risk wasting this opportunity or the feeling of gratitude I feel for them, I promise you we will give everything in this preparation for Fukuoka! ! !

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[Ranking] Top 100 Most Popular/Famous Celebrities Of Japan In 2009

Woww this is surprising, Ayu ranks no. 3!! congrat Ayu!! and Namie Amuro !!

LOS ANGELES - September 22, and the world of excellence the media published the "2009 Japan 100 celebrities public image of the satisfaction survey List" Namie Amuro with 906.96 points ranks top, Hayao Miyazaki in second place with 879.94 points, 877.33 points Ayumi Hamasaki Zeyi third. Shinji Tanimura, Hiroshi Abe, Yutaka Takenouchi, Hikaru Utada, Norika Fujiwara, Sakata Tojuro, Takuya Kimura rounded out the top 10.

Credit: Maxker @ Ayu.no
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[Photo] New Satsuki Hiraoka Goodies for Team Ayu Members

How lucky for being Team Ayu members, huh?

gosh Ayu has now collaborated with her bling bling designer to sell the special A logo goodies for the members, gosh i really want one!!!

Arena Tour good

For Team Ayu member only

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Original source: Team Ayu 
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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

[Ayu's Diary] 22.09.09

By super-express mail ...
22-09-2009 01h47

Here is what I come! ! ! ! ! ! !
Yes, from Satsuki chan ♡

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Here is the side facing ♡

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She changed the face of my phone, which had been release in autumn-winter version ♡
To me that was a little upset these days with something very private, Satsuki chan, in perfect timing, sent me this hope that shines with all its lights!
And little zoom on the message that accompanied ...

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"Go go until Fukuoka!"
By the end of the Silver Week (succession of holidays in Japan in September), something that was kept secret was officially announced, so I can not say too much until then ...
Sarsuki chan, you and all of its staff, which you have worked for me without even count your work hours and taking on your sleep ... ♡
You can be you too hopeful! ! ! ! ! !

Say, you can forget you dream a little
You know, you know that miracles do not exist ...

Since long
22-09-2009 06h43

... good or bad, I really was not my own, the weight of what I wore, namely the importance of what I wore, my own freedom coming only second, the consequences of this and my responsibility, I am aware of that, I have chosen, and walked straight ahead.
So I have 11 years of road behind me. I was young, I had ignorantly afraid of nothing, and today I realize that I am 31 years old. But it's obvious I know, I am not God, I'm not perfect, I'm ultimately a simple woman, and if as "Ayumi Hamasaki" I'm the one who all its treasures she wants to defend that which is right and strong, without fear, come what may, in private, I have often thought of wanting to be just a normal young woman.
But I realize I've become someone who can not even cry when she is sad.
Look strong, that I know do it better than anyone.
But it makes me sad.
"The miracle will happen!" You sent me lots of messages and written, I suppose it's following words I wrote at the end of my previous message.
Thank you!
Thank you understand me, which I do not always find the right words to express myself. It is not my work, it does not concern the "TA". But it is true that, even if it's extremely private, I sometimes face a real wall. There are times when I do not know how to get out of the darkness.
Yes, it's about love.
But it's like all of you, like everyone else, is not it ...?
Hmmm, if I read it when I woke up in the morning, do I not regret it?
Anyway, we are here with you all the "TA", so it's good, right?
It's me, as I am really at this moment, not very pretty ... you accept me anyway?
Surely, if I sleep and when I woke up, I again want to laugh.
And I will continue to write my "Journal of Vegas"!
I met you ... I understand what it meant to love someone ...
But yes, I know better than anyone that happy ending does not suit me well
I am too negative lol
Go, sleep, sleep! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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[Ayu's Diary] 20.09.09 - 21.09.09

This morning ...
20-09-2009 22h08

... I told you, so I continue my "diary Vegas, en route to the Part 3 ☆
I'm really motivated because I received lots of messages from you telling me you wanted to know more.
So come to our homes, everyone was saved and joined his room, and above all, change of clothes ♪
Because punishment has arrived, is the sight that awaited us ↓

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Yes, after so many years, and many times you've seen a show that is always on top: it's "O"! ! ! ! ! !
Go, depart for the theater!
Well, it does not forget to take a family picture!

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With Kanako in the limo ... ♪

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In fact, we started d "ja at the time of being prone to jet lag, we took what the bear.
But to me ho do not support much caffeine, it has an effect of thunder lol.
Put through it, while all the eyes that were beginning to be vague, I have fully enjoyed the show until the end! ☆
Super happy! ☆ Super emotions! ☆ And now the team that went asleep dinner ...

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Actually, I do not remember too much from this dinner ... lol
I think we did not even talk too much lol
Then! ! !
End of day! And sleep.
The second day, return to a more normal face, and lunch!
Of course, lunch Japanese (miso soup came so fast, I drank a ton lol) ( "fast" ... to appreciate this aspect of things, "this proves is that many Japanese, us. ..)

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Even in a japanese restaurant, he orders the meat is well Stan Chan ♡ Y no, he is American!

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Then, as we had a little time to show, we wondered what we could do ...
Well, we had to have strong emotions! ! ! It is all gone here ↓

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This tower, where the top floor, pile of sacred machines ...!
Kanako and Chon without air strolling naive.
Without knowing the terror that awaited us later ...

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Following the next episode! ☆

Thank you all for your messages full of warmth! !
And to those I have annoyed ... sorry! !
But also thank you.



Thank you for looking and right in the eye! !
Although it will take time, I will never abandon you until we understand completely! !

Hello! ♪

I put these words I have received, and good morning made me upset the heart ...

There was beautiful scenery.
From what perspective is it the best
my eyes? I tried ...
But it was not that
What mattered was not what place
but that ...

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[Ayu's Diary] 20.09.09

Intended WOWOW ...
20-09-2009 08h51

... assembling images of a Direct 09-nation announcing, or rather through him, not knowing if I still have jet lag or if I'm back to my usual life, I l impression that I regained my normal pace (well, normal for me ...!).
I always fit! ! ! ! ! ! !
Yeah, because all the songs will be released ☆ ♪ ♪ ♪
Well, I change the subject, but here I went to watch the live Peco Sensei! ! ! ! ! !
At first I was very moved to the kindness of Peco Sensei who has made entry bouquet of flowers I sent him for the occasion ♡ I selected both thinking the image Peco theme at its Live this time.

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And at the entrance, there was this ... ☆

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If we approach ... ☆

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Seeing the name of Peco Sensei head, and seeing all the glorious names of my elders in the world of music, I confess that I was very excited and raises my blood.
And when I'm sitting, and that songs and music reached my ears and my eyes, I could not hold back my tears.
I can not explain why, but the chest swollen with emotion, feeling so much from Peco Sensei, I could even move.

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Tell Minazô between the camera and me, there is an arm holding a glass ...
In this regard, what Minazô drink is a delicious cocktail in limited quantities Peco san! ! !

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In return, we were so excited, we took a few pictures ...
In addition, Zin san joined us along the way with Princess at the end of his rehearsals, but I do not know why Princess is not on the picture ... As boss what! lol

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Just after our youth shouted famine were all embedded in my car to go eat lol. And now the delighted faces of Gori and SOU to their glass of beer if they are big fans lol.

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Then Minazô has shown its great capacity devourer of food, but sorry, I was so surprised that I forgot to take pictures lol
Come on, wait until the next! ☆
Well, I go back to editing ♪
And I have not forgot to continue my "diary Vegas, a little patience! ♡
The saddest thing is to give up.
Because I know how hard it is painful to try to renew hands that are remote.
That is why I will never stop believing.
I have perhaps done wrong. I have perhaps lost all hope.
Perhaps you do not want to see my face.
But if our hands are not united, I have no meaning or value.
It is you who give me strength to live.
Someone taught me it was better to live believing rather than doubting.
If it is that you did never fear, I will be transformed into what you want.
I cried while reading the blog of Su san ...

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Monday, 21 September 2009

[MagScans] ViVi Deji Deji Diary vol. 110 Full Scans

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Check out the 2nd last picture, we could see clearly when she was holding Tohoshinki's towel! COOL!

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Sunday, 20 September 2009

[Ayu's Diary] 18.09.09

Again and again ...
18-09-2009 07h12

... Chon-san is disrupted by jet lag, ☆ so why not continue the "newspaper of Vegas"? As before Part 2 ☆
Then, the terminal reserved for private jets, here we boarded our plane, the voltage is high enough! Then the flight was uneventful, in a joyful atmosphere ♪
Hmm? ! ? ! ? !
Found a person who is a little pale lol
It is in the foreground of this picture, it does not move lol.

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Yes, SOU chan, he suffers from vertigo ...! And each time the plane looks or moves it a little, it emits a sound we had never heard until now lol.
For his part, Chon san has acquired a new camera, I spend my time filming and photographing everything and anything.

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For example, I even photographed it ↓

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And why deal with and the flight seemed to us particularly short ♪
Reunion with Stan Chan ♡

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pui, with the camcorder to Maroni, when I was concentrated to these photos, now that Kanako Bancho said:
"It looks like the mother of Maro. A load rule lol.

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Yes, it's not fake lol
Then, at the initiative of Stan chan, we took a souvenir photo of the group.
Maroni, it was a bit off lol

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From there, transfer to hotel ♪
It is, as always, the Bellagio.
Below are a boy who moved into the limo! ! !

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Other boys are in another limo! ! !

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And you, which do you prefer? ♡
and then by dropping suddenly to "kyaa!" and "kyooo!" seeing the city, we have arrived at the hotel.
Forced march down long hallways!

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I found the apartment you will occupy ♪

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Paspourquoi I know, we went right on the terrace where pool and Jacuzzi. Super sunny.

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That is, if it turns, you see our apartment. wait a minute ...
Oh on the left, there Mr. class lol ↓

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In fact, the apartment just to Chon san and Kanako ♡ No doubt the conversations between girls will be animated!
Meanwhile, Parkway Drive ♪ ♪

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Well, more later. Z'êtes impatient eh? ☆
I will treat my jet lag with Prison Break!
Scofiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiield ♡
Uh ... Mahone looks like Enrique san ..
I knew the only one thinking that? ? ?

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