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23 June 2008 @ 01:42 pm
I've got this cute clock on my desktop.
It's counting down the minutes to the release of Hana Yori Dango Final!
(I can't wait!)

Not that it's very useful,
since it's not going to be in the Dutch theaters.

Where?: DeviantArt
Feeling: pleasedYAY~
Listening to...: Room Eleven - Somedays
13 June 2008 @ 08:48 pm



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You can paste your long URL into Moorl’s test field, press the “Moo!” button and the website “milks” the address for you and automatically copies the shortened URL to your clipboard.

Feeling: touchedUEFA Euro 08
Listening to...: " 't is stil aan de overkant "
18 February 2008 @ 05:49 pm
Hi everyone!

Haven't been posting in a while.

The world is busy.

I wanted to share my new obsession with you guys ^^

Blair & Chuck from The CW's Gossip Girl!

They're so HAWT together o.O *jealous*
I have to run, bye!
Where?: London
Feeling: busybusy
Listening to...: Sum 41 - With me
29 December 2007 @ 08:33 pm
Hi everyone!
How are you?
Two weeks ago, I made the international fan forum for Hiro Mizushima!
Please send it to every fangirl you know ^.^
Or copy&paste and post it in your journal!

And you can link me with one of these buttons;

Where?: in my bed
Feeling: lovedfangirling
Listening to...: Orange Range - Ikenai Taiyou
29 December 2007 @ 03:55 pm
Yaaay, a new obsession.
I already watched both episode 1 & 2 on YouTube,
But not subbed.
And since I really can´t understand Chinese, 
I was very very happy when I saw the ISWAK II post at J-drama's LJ ^^.
Finally I can watch it subbed.

Get your own softsubs!

Where?: London
Feeling: happyhappy
Listening to...: Arash - Boro Boro
26 December 2007 @ 03:16 pm

Hi minna!

This morning my alarm was ringing at 4 AM....
Time to get up for the first On-line Social at the OS Forum!
(And GOSH it was so early o.o I just slept two hours!!)
But I really enjoyed it.
It started at Noon - Tokyo Time, a chat to celebrate Shuns birthday.
People from all over the world came online at the same time (just different timezones)!
From Japan, Singapore, UAE, Czech Rep., Holland, Canada, FANGIRLS EVERYWHERE!
All united by our love for Shun Oguri. And it was really really cool. 

We talked about everything, from snow, alcohol (I drunk too much Baileys at Christmasday) and hours of sleeping (I had too little) to Shuns movies. 
I'm looking forward to the next project and on-line social ^.^
I just hope I don't have to get up so early next time.
Thanks for everything girls!

Bye, Catharina

Where?: Paris
Feeling: exciteddrinking Chablis
Listening to...: Aneela - Jaande (Persian music ^.^)
23 December 2007 @ 09:01 pm
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Last friday was my schools Christmas prom.
It was AMAZING. I simply adore proms.
Everyone's looking sooo handsome.
I've got a crush on every guy wearing a tuxedo.
All the girls wearing wonderful ballroomdresses!
And the best part (for me).
I finally got the cellphone number of a guy which I have a crush on for yeaaars.
He's a student now, twenty years old and incredibly hawt <33
And I kissed the two handsomest guys in school.
It's was like a dream prom to me!

Yesterday I went iceskating.
I can't really ice skate, but it was fun :)
Where?: London
Feeling: lovedDecember-ing
Listening to...: Kate Nash - Skeleton Song
13 December 2007 @ 04:48 pm
It's dark and misty outside, and the Christmas tree is finally here.
The weather suits this time of the year.
I like the whole atmosphere.

I really don't feel like writing.
I lost my photocamera.
It feels like my heart is broken :(
I was always making pictures, everywhere.
I didn't know I loved that little thing so much.
I should stop beginning sentences with I.

Or maybe I should stop writing at all.

Where?: myspace.com
Feeling: exanimateHappy & Sad at the same time
Listening to...: Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup
04 December 2007 @ 09:55 am
It's been too long since my last post.
So here is a post about the thing that keeps me busy. 
The Old Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas.

"Sinterklaas, wie kent hem niet?"
Did you know that it was Dutch Immigrants who brought the tradition of Santa Claus to the rest of the world? That's right! It all started waaaay back in the 4th Century when a Bishop in Turkey named St. Nicholas became widely known for his good deed with poor children in Europe. His feast day became known as the Celebration of Sinterklaas and was held on December 6. St. Nicholas is also known as the patron saint of Amsterdam. Many different versions of the story of Saint Nicholas are told but there are some common characters in each one. First is Saint Nick's companion Zwarte Piet. Some believe that Zwarte Piet was a black slave. This is not the case. Zwarte Piet is said to be a Turkish orphan that traveled as St. Nicholas' helper. His darker Turkish features must have seemed black to the fairer 4th Century Dutch. The second common character is Schimmel, St. Nicholas' fine white horse.

"Sinterklaas, Sinterklaas en natuurlijk Zwarte Piet"
St. Nicholas is pictured in medieval and renaissance paintings as a tall, dignified man dressed in red vestments carrying a Bishop's golden crook. Zwarte Piet is depicted in garish Turkish garb with bright red lips and a gold earring. The legend describes St. Nicholas and Zwarte Piet traveling from their home in Spain across Europe helping the poor and bring food to children. Through the ages, the story of St. Nicholas astride his white horse with this helper Zwarte Piet grew into a tradition to celebrate the feast day on December 6th. St. Nicholas travels to Holland on a steam ship from Spain. He would leave in mid November and arrive on December 5th. Just in time to place small gifts and treats like pepernoten, chocolate initials, marzipan figures and fruit.In the past, St. Nicholas carried a Birch switch used to punish children who were naughty and Zwarte Piet was said to put bad children in his sack or would leave them a lump of coal in their shoes instead of treats. Today, St. Nicholas is portrayed as a more gentle figure and Zwarte Piet is a jokester.

Sinterklaas comes to North America
The tradition of St. Nicholas came to North America with Netherlands Protestant Settlers in New Amsterdam, now New York. At that time, the gift giving at the celebration of St. Nicholas' feast day was separate from the celebration of Christmas on December 25. It wasn't until the publication of "twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clark Moore that Santa Claus as a "jolly old elf" with reindeer was born. The Santa Claus legend has helpers who are elves and also know "whose naughty and nice".

"Sinterklaas Kapoentje"
Today children in Holland still look forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas. Children are told that St. Nicholas is very busy and has many helpers who dress like him and Zwarte Piet so that no child is left out. Children place straw or carrots in their shoes for Schimmel and St. Nicholas replaces these with gifts and treats. Adults will also exchange gifts and usually attach a funny poem or verse. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is celebrated with family gatherings and meals rather than gifts. Although some Dutch people will exchange gifts at that time as well. Another part of the fun is how presents are hidden or disguised. Recipients often have to go on a teasure hunt all over the house, aided by hints, to look for them.

"Oh, Kom er eens kijken"
They must be prepared to dig their gifts out of the potato bin, to find them in a jello pudding, in a glove filled with wet sand, in some crazy dummy or doll. Working hard for your presents and working even harder to think up other peoples' presents and get them ready is what the fun is all about.

"Hoor wie klopt daar, Kinderen"
In other countries where there are people of Dutch heritage, the tradition of Sinterklaas lives on. In our town, St. Nicholas comes to visit with Zwarte Piet and children sit on his knee and are asked if they have been good. Zwarte Piet always tries to put one of the children in his sack, but always lets them wiggle out again. Treats of pepernoten or ginger snaps, chocolate and candy are given to each child. In many homes that tradition of exchanging chocolate initials of the first letter of each persons name is continued. And we look forward to all the treats available during Sinterklaas time like almond rings (rich pastry wrapped around almond filling) and marzipan (almond confectionary molded into fun shapes). This year, why don't you celebrate Sinterklaas with us. It is a fun family tradition for adults and kids alike.

Thanks to The Dutch Market.

Where?: Rotterdam
Feeling: happyBut stressed
Listening to...: Sakura Sake - Arashi
25 November 2007 @ 01:52 pm

Heard that the Japanese HK has debuted in Japan and had #1 rating in Japan. Wow! There were a lot of handsome guys and of course, a pretty girl.
We feel that Maki did a great job and was quite brave as there was a scene in the show where she had to wrap a cloth over a slightly naked body to bind her chest.
We take our hats off to them.
We wish all of you great success on this film and hope that there'll be a chance where you could watch the version of HK which we acted in.(♥translated by Enchamien♥)

It seems like the Japanese cast didn't know there's TW version of Hana Kimi. During the TW video, Toma said "she's cute" to Ella. And Maki said "that's Mizuki, right?" like that.

MAKI: sugoi~ sugoi~!(great~ great~) it's nice of them to say so, because it was really hard to act as a boy. (scenes like taking a shower, changing clothes and entering in men's restroom and stand in front of urinals).
TOMA: this is the first time to meet them(in a video though). Watching somebody from different country acts the same caracter as I did is kinda embarrassing(get shy?).
HIRO: both of them look really cool. i'd like to see the other TW cast too e.g. nanba as i did the role... so i may rent it(i guess it means rental DVDs of TW version).
TOMA: it would have been nice if we had been able to(i guess invite them as guests in japanese Hana Kimi and) act together for once.

Original translation by Pinknikuq.
I only edited a bit.
Just wanted to post it.
Feeling: awakeHad too much coffee.
Listening to...: * youtube *