I NEED YOU (Dance Cover) Trivia

June 22, 2017

– I filmed this on June 12th.

– I actually had a couple different options for a “Momo graduation dance” besides this one: Berryz Koubou’s “Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai” (because it pretty much is Momo’s song) and Country Girls’ “Peanut Butter Jelly Love” (because it was the more Momo-like song from her last single). I didn’t do either of those because I decided that I’m going to follow someone other than Momo for those dances. (^_^”)

– Each place I danced had some significance: Location 1 (by the oak) was around the spot where I filmed my dance cover of “Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH” (the first single Momo participated in); Location 2 (by the birches) is where I filmed my dance cover of “Tamerai Summer Time” (just from a different angle); and Location 3 is, of course, where I filmed most of my video for “Kia Ora Gracias Arigato” (Momo’s solo song from their mini album partenza).

– I was originally going to film elsewhere for the first two locations: 1 would have been where I danced to “Crazy Kanzen na Otona” (which was also where I did my first split screen video: Berryz Koubou’s “Sprinter!”) and 2 would have been on that little slab of cement where I used to do a lot of outdoor dance covers. Unfortunately, there would have been a bunch of stuff in the background, so I changed my mind. XD orz

– As I said in the outfit blog post for this dance, I wanted pink for Momo and black to represent Buono!’s rock-ish edge~.

– The camera glitched a bit around 3:04 to 3:08. O__O I had already done so many takes, though, and it was so hot out that I just didn’t want to do any more. orz

– This was the first video in quite a while that I asked my mom to help me with~. ^__^

– I think I’ve mentioned this before, but Momo used to be my least favorite H!P member (I did one of those rankers/sorters and she was on the bottom), but, once I “got” her character and realized just how talented and professional she was, she quickly jumped up into my top rankings. (Her work in Buono! really helped, too~.) =D

I think that’s about it for this one. I had to get ready for work now, but if I remember any more trivia later, I’ll try to remember to add it. (^_^”)

Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming I NEED YOU Dance Cover

June 20, 2017

This is the outfit that I’ll be wearing for my upcoming dance cover of Buono!’s “I NEED YOU.” I wanted pink (for Momo) with black (to represent Buono!’s rock-ish edge). =)

I NEED YOU 11

I NEED YOU Outfit

(I felt a “Yurushite nyan~” pose was needed. XD) This dance cover will be uploaded on June 22nd. Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

SurimuChats #17 | Funny Quotes from Little Kids

June 19, 2017

It’s so much better to hear little kids saying funny things rather than screaming for toys~. XD

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Dance Cover Comparisons – Tokaikko Junjou [2010 and 2017]

June 12, 2017

Wow, the lighting and camera quality really improved on this one, too. I think I also had better control of my arms this time around; they looked pretty flail-y at times in the old one. XD

Ah… I don’t want to say goodbye to °C-ute… but they’re already done. TT_TT

~ Surimu-chan

都会っ子純情 (Dance Cover) Trivia – [Take 2]

June 11, 2017

– I was happy that I was able to relearn this one fairly quickly. =)

– I was also happy that I didn’t have a ton of mistakes that needed fixing~. =D

– I was also much happier with the outfit this time around. ^__^

– How about that saucy little wink during the “Are you ready?” line? XDD

– I just looked back at the trivia for my first attempt at this dance… I said, “I may eventually redo it,” and would you look at that! I did! XD … This one didn’t need it as badly as some others do, though. XD orz

– Yes, this song still reminds me of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Tacos at Midnight-flavored Doritos. I think it always will. *sniffles* MEEEEMOORIIIIIEEES!! TT_TT

I think that’s actually about it for this one. (^_^”) The comparison video will be up tomorrow… the 12th… °C-ute’s last day together… *sobs* MEEEEMOORIIIIIEEES!! XD

Okay, I’m done. Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

LALALA 幸せの歌 (MINI Clip) Trivia

June 5, 2017

– I filmed this on May 20th.

– I filmed the pink side first because it was the “other” side (the side I learned second), however, after filming the purple side and putting all of the videos on my computer, I was devastated to learn that the two sides didn’t line up. orz I had to do the entire thing again (both sides, six videos total). TT_TT

– As I said in the video description, this was my first °C-ute song (or at least it’s the first one of theirs that I remember listening to). When it first came out, I remember bringing my laptop into the living room in the middle of the night and playing the song for my mom during a commercial break in the news. I remember saying, “Isn’t it just so happy?!” XD

– I don’t think I ever want to use a feather boa in a dance outfit again. That thing was falling apart and going everywhere. FEATHERS. EVERYWHERE. Such a mess… XD orz

– This was originally going to be a solo MINI Clip with the purple outfit (Chisato’s part), which is why I started the lip-syncing on that side (even though it was Maimi singing and she was wearing pink), but then I realized, duh, I can easily make a pink outfit (and it looked better than the purple one). So, yeah, that’s why the lip-syncing is kind of backwards as far as what colors were worn by the member singing. (^_^”)

– The purple outfit actually includes five different colors: the dark purple tank top under the light purple tank top, the medium purple skirt (which looks more blue on this camera (-_-“)), the blue shorts under the skirt, and the solid purple hair tie (that you can’t even see). Quite a collection… o_O

– For the border, I took a screencap of the video, selected a square from the skirt, pasted that square in, and then stretched it out to make one side of the border. I think it looked a lot better than just selecting a color from the skirt and making a solid border. ^_^

– The movements during the “dekiru yo” line just before the chorus weren’t planned/timed like that, but it worked out so well. =D

That’s all for this one~! Oh dear… I’m running low on finished videos. O__O I need to get back to work! orz

Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

立ち上がれ 乙女達 (MINI Clip) Trivia

June 2, 2017

– I filmed this on May 10th (after failing to film “BRAND NEW MORNING” multiple times orz).

– As I said in the video description, I always really liked this song and was a bit surprised that they hadn’t performed it more (I only found one performance to learn the dance from). O_O Besides that, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone mention this as a °C-ute song that they really like. Is it forgettable or is my taste really just that different?! XD

– I was rather proud of this outfit because I took some long pieces of light pink tulle and tucked them behind my belt in five different spots. They hung all the way down to my boots and sparkled when I moved… but none of them were visible on camera! orz TT_TT

– I used some of that same light pink tulle as a headband.

– The ring I’m wearing on the index finger of my right hand is one of my favorites: it has multiple little golden “medallions” (discs) hanging on it~. It was my mom’s, but she gave it to me a while back~. =)

– I don’t know why, but I felt like this outfit needed purple (hence the shorts, which are purple even if they don’t really look it). (^_^”)

That’s all for this one~. Thanks for watching and reading! =D

~ Surimu-chan

まっさらブルージーンズ (MINI Clip) Trivia

June 1, 2017

– I first filmed this on May 15th.

– I kept looking at my original take and trying to figure out what didn’t look right when I realized it was my outfit. It wasn’t the fact that I was wearing jeans (I was dead-set on wearing blue jeans for this dance XD), but rather the fact that my tank top(s) wasn’t (weren’t) rolled up to look more like a crop top. Not only did it not look similar enough to their outfits, but it actually looked like I was wearing hospital scrubs. XD orz

– I re-filmed this on May 25th.

– I kind of wanted to have my hair down, but it kept getting in the way, so I put the sides back. Even that was getting to be a bit of a pain, but I put even more of the sides back. (^_^”)

– The arm swings were, of course, my favorite moves. They’re the reason I really wanted to do this dance.

– When I was trying to come up with something to replace the infamous chorus hip thrusts, my main concern was getting a move that fit with the beat. I think it worked out well enough. I believe that was also the first move that I tried. =)

– You can see a leaf fly in from the left side of the screen near the beginning of the video. I smile after it flies by. XD It stayed there throughout the dance, and I actually picked it up and saved it. (I hope to use it on the page for this dance in my dance cover scrapbook… which I still haven’t started (^_^”)).

– I had to edit a “One, two, three” count in before the song because it starts so suddenly.

– It was pretty windy out… though you could probably tell. (^_^”)

– I couldn’t help but go “PAH!” in time with the beat after the last “Love me do.” XD

– Because I’m so short, I had to fold the bottoms of the jeans under and pin them in place so I wouldn’t walk (more like trip) on them. XD orz

That’s all for this one~! Another °C-ute MINI Clip will be out tomorrow! Thanks for watching and reading~. =D

 

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – May 2017

May 31, 2017

Recap 5-2017

Here’s are links to all of the videos and blog posts I made this month.

May 3rd – ~Update 60~

May 4th – Surimuchan’s Vlog Bloopers 5

May 7th – Outfits for Upcoming 誰にもナイショ Original Choreography

May 7th – SurimuChats #15 | Funny Quotes from My Mom

May 12th – Outfit for Upcoming BRAND NEW MORNING Dance Cover

May 12th – Outfit for Upcoming 立ち上がれ 乙女達 MINI Clip

May 13th – ~Update 61~

May 13th – 色っぽい じれったい (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 16th – 誰にもナイショ (Original Choreography) Trivia

May 18th – Surimuchan’s Terrible Tutorial Auto-Captions – Part 4 (+ Bonus Auto-Captions)

May 20th – SurimuChats #16 | Gross Food-Related Incidents

May 23rd – BRAND NEW MORNING (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 26th – Outfit for Upcoming まっさらブルージーンズ MINI Clip

May 26th – Outfit for Upcoming LALALA 幸せの歌 MINI Clip

May 26th – Outfit for Upcoming 都会っ子 純情 [2017 Vers.] Dance Cover

May 26th – ~Update 62~

May 30th – Surimuchan [Now] #19

And that was my May for 2017~. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan [Now] #19 – May 2017

May 30, 2017

I’m actually rather excited about writing this instead of filming it~. XD

Entertainment
– For the first couple weeks of May, I listened to a lot of radio shows from the 30s and 40s because I couldn’t do much else at that time. orz
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – I enjoyed it. I’m not sure if I like more or less than (or about as much as) the first one, but it was definitely fun~. ^_^
– A handful of documentaries on Netflix (American Experience: Black Out; American Experience: War of the Worlds; Return to the USS Atlanta: Defender of Guadalcanal; Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne; Tales of Irish Castles; and a few episodes from Ken Burns: The Civil War) – Interesting stuff!
Cool Runnings on Netflix – MY CHILDHOOOOOOD~~~! TT_TT =D ♥
Pokémon XYZ on Netflix – Am I the only one who gets extreme satisfaction when I get the “Who’s that Pokémon?” right? … I am? Okay… XD
– For music, I’ve been loving “Judas” by Fozzy, “Bibia Be Ye Ye” by Ed Sheeran, “Fantasia” by Tegomass.

Purchases
– An Undertaker T-shirt – It’s going to have to be my last wrestling T-shirt for a while. (^_^”)
°C-ute’s Complete Single Collection [Limited B] – All of the music videos~~! =D
Country Girls Music Video Clips Vol. 1 – YESSS! Dance shots for “Boogie Woogie LOVE” and “Koi wa Magnet”~!!! (Wish I would have known they were going to include these before I did “Ran Ra Run” ahahaha… orz)
– Miscellaneous stuff on YesStyle.com – The Stationery section of that site always ends up eating all of my money. XD

Happenings
– At the end of April, I got that same eye infection that I had last year (though it was in my left eye this time). That meant a few weeks worth of eye drops and blurry vision (due to the dilating eye drops). That’s why I was listening to so many radio shows. (^_^”)
– I had that stubborn tooth extracted on May 1st. Apparently, I held a full conversation, made an appointment, and posted a picture to Instagram (with necessary hashtags) without being fully awake… or aware at all, actually. XD The first thing I remember is resting my head on the back of the car seat while my brother picked up my medicine. XD My brother also told me that, when I was told I could sit up whenever I felt able, I immediately sat up like the Undertaker. He said something like, “Whoa, you looked like the Undertaker,” and I guess I said, “That’s what I was going for,” with a thumbs up. XD I don’t remember ANY of it.
– After the extraction site was healed over pretty well, the stitches started to come loose, but nothing fell out completely. It felt like a spider was nesting in the socket that was left after the extraction. O_O I finally had a piece of one of the stitches fall out last night. I put it on a piece of tape with a couple of the little bone chips that also fell out and made a smiley face. XDD orz

Plans
– If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that June is my gaming month~! Specifically… Castlevania: Symphony of the Night~~! This will be my eighth year in a row to play that game in June. =D
– If you’ve been keeping up with recent posts then you already know about these, but I’ll be uploading some °C-ute MINI Clips and a redo/Take 2 dance cover (plus the comparison video) in June before °C-ute disbands. I’m also working on something with a song that heavily features Tsugunaga Momoko since she’ll be graduating. orz

Recommendation
Oreo Chocolate Candy Bars~!! I posted a picture on my Instagram a while back. I’m totally addicted to them. I bought two of the big bars and two of the King Size two packs on Sunday, and I finished all of them by Tuesday morning. XD

Let me know your answers in the comments~!! ^__^

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan