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Surimuchan Recap – November 2017

November 30, 2017

Recap 11-2017

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

November 4thMorning Musume 20th Anniversary Mega Dance Medley (Trivia)
November 7thSurimuchan’s Morning Musume Mega Medley Fun Facts
November 12th記憶の迷路 (MINI Clip) Trivia
November 20thOutfit for Upcoming みかん [2017 Vers.] Dance Cover
November 21stみかん (Dance Cover) Trivia – [Take 2]
November 22ndSurimuchan Dance Cover Comparisons – Mikan [2011 and 2017]
November 27thSurimuchan’s Vlog Bloopers 6
November 30thSurimuchan [Now] #25 – November 2017

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

~ Surimu-chan

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Surimuchan [Now] #25 – November 2017

November 30, 2017

Entertainment
– I saw Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League in theaters. I really liked Thor (I’ve really liked all of the Thor movies) and Justice League wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be (not a glowing endorsement, I know XD).
– Even though I didn’t really care about it much when the songs first came out, Morning Musume ’17’s “Jama Shinaide Here We Go!” has been stuck in my head a lot over the past month. I think it has something to do with how much I like the part I did for that song in my giant Momusu dance medley. XD

Purchases
– I got tons of H!P CDs (and the giant Blu-ray box sets of °C-ute and Buono!‘s final concerts)! I’m trying to get hard copies of all of the H!P album releases as well as significant singles (as well as singles from miscellaneous groups). =)
– I didn’t get nearly as much from the WWE Shop for this year’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, though I did get signed photos of some wrestlers (including AJ Styles, my favorite!). Besides that, I got a Shield T-shirt (way before Black Friday), and I pre-ordered a framed plaque commemorating the Finn Bálor/AJ Styles match at TLC; it has a piece of the ring canvas! =D
– For non-H!P, non-WWE stuff, I bought Wonder Woman, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Kong: Skull Island on Blu-ray (on super-sale). I also bought a little LEGO Beast and a Belle/Gaston/Mrs. Potts Tsum Tsum Stackables set to add to my Beauty and the Beast collection~. ♥

Happenings
– Work, and lots of it. O__O I haven’t had a ton of time to work on dances (I didn’t even have time to do that second redo dance I had been planning orz). It will be nice when work slows down a bit after the holidays.

Plans
– I have another Vlog Blooper video ready, and an auto-caption video is done being filmed but not quite done being edited. I plan on doing my usual Christmas dance video on December 22nd, like always~. I’d like to do more, but I don’t know what kind of time I’ll have, so I’ll probably end up uploading mostly miscellaneous videos for December. (^__^”)

Recommendation
The songs from ANGERME’s upcoming single, especially “Kimi Dake ja nai sa…friends“~! The first time I heard it, I immediately loved it and almost started tearing up during the chorus (and then the instrumental break, and then the layered vocals at the end…). TT_TT ♥♥♥

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – September 2017

September 30, 2017

Recap 9-2017

Here are links to all of the videos and blog posts I made this month. (My H!P Vlogs can be found on Chotto Ikashita PURE BLOG.)

September 4thSurimu Stories #1 – Man! I Feel Like a Story
September 6thね~え? (Dance Cover) Trivia
September 13thSurimu Stories #2 – Where to Wear First?
September 14thSurimu Stories #3 – Roller-blunder
September 25thOutfits for Upcoming モーニングみそ汁 Dance Cover
September 25thモーニングみそ汁 (Dance Cover) Trivia
September 30thSurimuchan [Now] #23 – September 2017

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

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan [Now] #23 – September 2017

September 30, 2017

Entertainment
– I started watching Heartland on Netflix. It’s pretty good! I will also admit to watching LEGO Elves on Netflix. … It’s not quite as good. XD It kind of reminds me of Totally Spies (which I liked to watch way back in the day).
– I got ten books from Thrift Books and have read four (and a half) of them. I’m really getting back into reading after not reading much for quite a while.
– I’ve had snippets of the most random songs stuck in my head (especially at work) including the following: Minimoni’s “Chiccha na Chiccha na Onna no Ko,” KAT-TUN’s “WILDS OF MY HEART,” “Let Me Be Your Wings” (from Thumbelina), Morning Musume’s “Aishuu Romantic” (Sayu and Fuku-chan) (only the “TEKE TEKKE TEKE TE” line), “Step in Time” (from Mary Poppins), and part of one line from Morning Musume’s “Motto Aishite Hoshii no” (just “dakiyosete choudai” … that’s it XD), Reel Big Fish’s “Sell Out,” and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ “Stay, Don’t Just Stay,” and “Irish Whiskey.” Quite a variety, huh?
– I’ve been playing Rhythm Heaven on my 3DS and doing much better than I did before~! =D

Purchases
– More H!P CDs (and a couple of NEWS CDs that I was missing), a bunch of nail polish (not sure why I’ve gotten back into painting my nails, but I have) and… mostly just food, I think, since I can finally eat more stuff! XD Ooh, I also got some snail cream from Amazon because I wanted to try it.

Happenings
I got my braces off~~~~!! =D I bought trail mix right away; it’s the thing I’ve been missing the most. ♥

Plans
I have (what will hopefully be my last) surgery on the 3rd of October to get the post for my implant put in, so I took all of next week off. I have quite a few plans for videos, but I’m not sure how many I can get done. O_O I already have the dance for my Mom’s birthday done (not edited), and the MINI Tutorial for “Just Try!” done (almost done being edited). I wanted to get a couple of Surimu Stories filmed on my vacation, and maybe a dance, and the “Oh my wish!” MINI Tutorial… but I don’t know. (^_^”) Also, I know I still need to do the final contest; life’s just been a bit hectic lately. orz I’ll do it before the end of the year!

Recommendation
Marx Brothers movies~! My favorite is “A Night at the Opera,” but most of their movies are really funny. =D

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan [Now] #22 – August 2017

August 31, 2017

Quick post for this; I’m afraid I have quite a lot on my mind.

Entertainment
– Mostly wrestling
– Reading some of my old books (middle school reading level which is nice because I don’t need to focus too much to read them)

Purchases
– More H!P CDs
– Books from Thrift Books

Happenings
– Anxiety attacks returned; lots of work; last Surimu Chance! Contest was/will be pushed back due to lack of time
– Just noticed the problems with Photobucket photos being gone; that means all pictures on this blog before 2012 (I think?) are gone. Will try to put at least the Matryoshka hoodie tutorial pictures back up

Plans
– “Ne~e?” dance cover and the first Surimu Stories vlog were filmed early, so I’ll be able to upload those, but I might end up going on hiatus until I can sort some stuff out; have to wait and see

Recommendation
– thriftbooks.com has great deals on books as well as a Reading Rewards program

Sorry for the brevity. m(_ _)m

~ Surimu-chan

SurimuChats #20 | Surimuchan and Makeup

August 19, 2017

… Yep… XD

~ Surimu-chan

SurimuChats #19 | What is Surimuchan’s Accent?

August 14, 2017

To~~~tally forgot to post this on here yesterday. (^__^”)

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #2 Answers and Results

August 4, 2017

The second Surimu Chance! Contest is over~! Thank you to those who participated!

1) Berryz Koubou – Shining Power (Part of the background)
2) C-ute – Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko (Maimi’s hat and background from her solo close up version)
3) Berryz Koubou – VERY BEAUTY (Window and Yurina)
4) Buono! – MY BOY (Suit of armor)
5) Berryz Koubou – Koi no Jubaku (Signs on wall by stairs)
6) C-ute – Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita (Post and Nakky’s arm)
7) C-ute – Soku Dakishimete (Basketball hoop, ball, and Megumi’s shoulder and hair)
8) C-ute – Ai no Seidenki (Yarn and some of Airi’s sleeve)
9) Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! (Airi’s hair, hand, and bracelet)
10) Berryz Koubou – 21ji Made no Cinderella (Tree in background and Chinami’s hat)
11) Buono! – Natsu Dakara! (Background)
12) Berryz Koubou – Loving you too much (Maasa’s hair and hair bow)
13) C-ute – Meguru Koi no Kisetsu (Blackboard, fall backdrop, and part of Maimi’s face)
14) Berryz Koubou – Otona na no yo! (Risako’s outfit)
15) Berryz Koubou – Nanchuu Koi wa Yatteru YOU KNOW? (Maiha holding phone)
16) Buono! – Rottara Rottara (Background and a bit of Miya’s dress)
17) C-ute – The Power (kaleidoscope background with Nakky)
18) Buono! – Hatsukoi CIDER (All three members in one of the “window” shots)
19) Buono! – Honto no Jibun (Airi’s outfit)
20) Buono! – JUICY HE@RT (Background plus a little of Momo’s head)
21) C-ute – Edo no Temari Uta II (Erika’s outfit)
22) Berryz Koubou – Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama (Risako and Yurina’s leg + props)
23) Buono! – So La Si Do ~Nee Nee~ (front of Airi’s go kart)
24) C-ute – SHOCK! (Background and part of Maimai)
25) Buono! – Gachinko de Ikou! (Miya’s card hand)
26) Berryz Koubou – Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~ (Bus side and Risako pointing)
27) Berryz Koubou – Futsuu, Idol 10nen Yatteran Nai desho!? (Picture of “Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba” outfits)
28) C-ute – The Curtain Rises (Light and part of Chisato’s face)
29) Buono! – Our Songs (Background and Miya’s jacket)
30) C-ute – Ooki na Ai de Motenashite (Part of Kanna and background)

I thought #27 might seem like a bit of a trick question, but no one was fooled. XD The winner got 27/30 correct; I’ll be contacting them soon~! ^__^

Be on the lookout for at least one more contest (hopefully before the end of the summer)~! =D

~ Surimuchan

Surimuchan [Now] #21 – July 2017

July 31, 2017

Here’s this month’s Surimuchan [Now]~! Don’t forget that my second Surimu Chance! Contest is open until 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 3rd! It’s the post just before this one!

Entertainment
Anne with an E (Netflix) – I rather liked it, but I was a little surprised by how dark it got sometimes. Having never read the book(s), I wondered about the opinions of those who had, so I checked out reviews on imdb.com to find that the show had indeed deviated from the books and added some stuff. I also learned that I should probably check out the version from the 80s because a lot of people seem to love (and prefer) that one.
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (Netflix) – Okay, so this might be on the same level as some of the “cheesy Hallmark-type B-movie fantasies,” but I watched this after a lot of not-so-great days, and it was pretty much exactly what I was looking for. ^_^
La Belle et la Bête (Netflix) – A live-action Beauty and the Beast~. As much as I love the Disney storyline (it is my favorite of the Disney Animated films), it was actually really refreshing to watch one that followed the original fairy tale more. It’s in French, so I couldn’t really work on anything while it was on, but that’s fine because I would have missed the lovely sets and costumes.
– As for music, one song that got stuck in my head a lot was, oddly enough, the entrance music for Mike and Maria Kanellis: True Love. XD
– I started reading “Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women” by George MacDonald. I’m not too far in, but it’s got some rich imagery from what I have read~. =)

Purchases
Gachinko de Ikou! single – I really wanted a physical copy of this one, because it’s one of my favorite Buono! singles~.
– Some more wrestling stuff… I got some Jeff Hardy arm sleeves, but, unfortunately, they were too big. T_T A couple of the items were gifts (a List of Jericho clipboard for my mom and a Becky Lynch lunch box for my sister).
– A couple of items from the “Tsugunaga Momoko Memorial Event: Momogatari” (the USB as well as an A5 photo set).
– A Blu-ray copy of “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” – I’ve been waiting to see this since it was announced back in January~. I liked it! (HBK being in it was an added bonus~.) =D
Two C.S. Lewis books, both with various pieces from his various writings (Mere Christianity, A Grief Observed, Miracles, etc.)

Happenings
– The main thing, of course… I went to an NXT show on the 29th~! It was a lot of fun! I was super-excited to see wrestlers like Drew McIntyre, Hideo Itami, Ember Moon, and others~. ^__^ We stopped by Treasure City before the show, and I got a giant German chocolate doughnut sort of pastry after the show. XD
– I think it was near the beginning of this month… I was looking at something that was posted on one side of a door, and someone came through the door really quickly. I had been holding the paper on the door up to look at the one underneath it, so my arm was up and I took the door square on my elbow. O__O I haven’t lifted weights since, but I should be healed enough by now to start again. (^_^”)
– Another stupid injury… I was grabbing some boots from my closet while sitting on the floor. I had one hand on the floor while I opened the closet door with the other hand. I didn’t notice that the hand on the floor was so close to the door, so I ended up jamming the door into the fingernail of the middle finger of my right hand. It bent the nail back far enough for it to start bleeding, and I was in excruciating pain for the next couple of days. (The pain actually woke me up at one point.) orz But that’s all healed up now, too~.

Plans
My Neko Dance Set will be uploaded early next month. After that, I have a couple more SurimuChats to upload before I switch over to the shorter Surimu Stories for vlogs.

Recommendation
Lisa Michelle on YouTube~! She does amazing H!P song covers! =D

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

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #2 Information and Rules

July 30, 2017

It’s time for the second Surimu Chance! Contest (aka Surimuchan’s H!P Appreciation Contests)! This will be a Hello! Project Mystery Pictures Contest (credit for this idea goes to Celestia of Bikkuri Project, which was a Hello! Project blog I read a lot when I first found H!P; she hasn’t updated for a while, but I really liked this idea). The theme is H!P Kids.

Contest Information and Rules

– The contest will begin at 12:00 AM Central Standard Time (US) on Monday, July 31st.

– The contest post will contain thirty mystery pictures. These pictures are small pieces taken from Berryz Koubou, °C-ute, and Buono! music videos. All you need to do is write out the name of the music video each picture was taken from. The person who gets the most right is the winner~!

– Submit your answers in a numbered list in a comment on the contest post. Comments will only show up if I approve them, so, as long as I don’t approve them, no one will see your answers except for me~.

– Pictures are from official Berryz Koubou, °C-ute, and Buono! music videos; A-sides, B-sides, or album tracks that have had official music videos made for them are all eligible options. Different versions for music videos (Another Version, Close Up, etc.) are also eligible options.

– You only need to write the name of the song and not exactly what is in the picture or which version of the music video it’s from.

Answers are due by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (US) on Thursday, August 3rd. The person with the most correct answers will win the Prize Box! If there is a tie, I will use a random number generator to determine the Prize Box winner.

– This contest is open to everyone worldwide~!

Please Note: Winners will need to provide a mailing address to receive the Prize Box; after all, I need to be able to ship it to you! [[Addresses will ONLY be shared in a private message/e-mail; they will NOT be made public.]]

Please Note: The winner for this contest will not be eligible for the next two contests. I’d like others to have a chance to get prizes, too!

The Prize Box will contain:
– 1 regular edition H!P single CD of the winner’s choice
– Set of eight Ivybourn Workshop buttons of the winner’s choice
– Various bonus prizes (The winner will be sent pictures of the bonus prizes to choose from; there are some new ones since the last contest!)

Remember, this contest starts at midnight (12 AM Central Standard Time (US), Monday, July 31st). Also remember that it’s the person who gets the most right, NOT the first person to send in their answers who wins~. =)

Good luck to those participating~!

~ Surimu-chan