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March 20th, 2008 (08:08 am)
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Happy vernal equinox! I woke hoping to observe signs of spring out my window. And I guess I did. Cold, gray rain. My vacation so far has been exhausting! But the shopping has been sublime : ) My haul so far: Spring coat and shoes, both at one-third their original cost! Two pairs of Lucky jeans - Easy Riders and Classic Riders (50% off!), a new belt and a big bag o'socks. Lucky riders are pure comfort and love, and I'm never, ever going back to those skinny low-rise, confidence-killing things again. I think I'll hold a low-rise jean bonfire at my place this weekend.
Lunch and movie with Dad on Tuesday was yummy and fun. We saw "The Bank Job," based on a true story that has less to do with the actual bank robbery and more to do with preventing the downfall of the Royal family and Houses of Parliament. Highly recommended. The rest of my week has been work! I cleaned the porch and removed a rusting barbeque grill and the rotting table in set on. (Splinter. Ouch.) I shredded about 10 years of old tax returns, receipts, pay stubs, and various crap that I saved for no good reason. I took out two big trash bags filled with paper shreds. I must be more careful about what I save in the future. I cleaned two closets and prepared some bags for the donation box then washed the kitchen floor. Today, vacuuming and laundry. Oh and I got caught up with Hong Gil Dong. Vacation is hard work.

I did a little scanning too. Atsushi took a bit of a vacation from Buck-Tick in 1991 and 1994 to record some backing vocals for Issay. (Masquerade and Koi no Hallelujah, respectively) In 1998 the girls' manga "June," held a reunion of sorts for the two for the publications' 20th anniversary:

































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Posted by: CountLibras (countlibras)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)

Where did you go shopping? dang! XD

And Issay is too skinny. o_O

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)

Now that the Natick Mall has gotten all swanky and upscale (excuse me, The Natick Collection ), it seems all the other stores in the area are coming up too. I found the coat and shoes at the Natick Marshall's. Checked other Marshall's on Tuesday, and they had nothing like this. The other stuff came from Macys, who are in the midst of remodeling. Seems they're clearing out a lot of stuff to make room for construction. I guess you could say these upscale improvements are a good thing ; )

Issay needs to eat. Atsushi actually looks a bit porky seated next to him, and we know that's certainly NOT true!

Posted by: Airian Reesu (airian_reesu)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
Atsu - giggle cute

I noticed that about holidays too! They can be so tiring! But once you look back at what you got done...you actually don't mind so much! ^__^

Cleaning, ick... A necessary evil... >_>... (I save everything too...)

I'm glad you've been able to enjoy yourself! And that you got some very good deals. ^^

These scans are so cute! (Atsushi, stop being so adorable damn it! xDD) Thanks for sharing! (I bet this would be an entertaining interview to read... but, alas... *speed-learns Japanese* lol!)

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)

I never thought a vacation would leave me with an achy back! Yes, the shopping makes up for it though. More stuff to fill in the space made by clearing out the old stuff :D

I would LOVE to know what's in this article. I wish I could speed-learn Japanese! I have to settle for looking at the pretty pictures and sharing a glass of wine with them.

Posted by: LadyMusashi (ladymusashi)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
Atsushi2

You've been keeping things from us, right? Cause you must be clairvoyant or something. I've listened to these songs last night after... I don't know how long. Great photos. Atsushi's smile is breathtaking as ever. Issay has the most interesting face. But, yes, too skinny. Thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥

I like the first part of your vacation activities (spending money is always fun and that spring coat looks fantastic), but the other... I admire your will, I would never, ever do that on MY vacation.

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)

Clairvoyant??? Maybe :D I've been listening to these songs lately too! I think it might be because I joined the Issay comm. recently XD

I HAVE to do all this work this week, or it might never get done:( Unless, I hire a personal assistant, who will work for free. At least its fun to slide around in my socks on the shiny clean floor. Whee!

Posted by: カーチス、ミシエール (hkoneko)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
LOL

XDD
I know I'm gonna sound like a sick and disgusting person for mentioning this, but... June, more than a shoujo manga magazine, is a shounen-ai manga magazine. xDD
The slash-whore in me rejoices at the choice of publication. XDD

(I'm not really into manga, but some of my friends are a lot into it, and they insist on sending me shounen-ai stories from that mag.)

Beautiful scans as always.
Ah! I hope you can relax and enjoy the rest of your vacation without so much work! Poor you! D=

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)

Hey, who's sick and disgusting??? I own that little mag :D Now that you mention it, it IS full of pretty young men drawn in various stages of dress, chained up, or exchanging meaningful looks XD

The relaxation starts tomorrow. Just one day, but I will have earned it!

Posted by: カーチス、ミシエール (hkoneko)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)

Hahaha, I tooooold youuu~!

^_^ I hope you will enjoy your relaxation time greatly. And yes, you do deserve it. ^^

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Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)

I wish I didn't love shoes so much! I can't resist the pretty ones :D

And your very welcome <3

Posted by: Unasareta akuma (unasareta_akuma)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the scans.
One day i should try listening to issay. Never heard his music. How does it sounds like?

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)

Issay is rather... grand. I'm not sure how better to describe him. Buck-Tick Zone has a couple of songs posted so you can listen for yourself here: http://www.calavera.com/btzone/releases.shtml I think you'll like it!

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Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)

See? I never rest. I was thinking about you when I posted this article XD I only recently joined your derzibet comm <3. I guess it's got me interested in Issay! I'm happy to have found a nice source of information *love*

Spring will come! My rain has stopped. I hope your snow goes away soon too.

Posted by: めるも (apuriko)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
lovely

Yay, thank you for scans!!! <3
I was trying to buy this magazine from Yahoo Auctions but had no luck (T-T).
I'm happy that I could see those photos anyway~~ Thank you once more!

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)

You're welcome <3. I almost didn't get this magazine from Y! Auctions! I was outbid and lost it. A few days later crescent shop emailed me to say the high bidder backed out, and the seller was willing to let me have it XD Lucky :D I'm glad I could share it with you!

Posted by: brainwhisper (brainwhisper)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)

Ooo, I love the new coat! And the candid shots of Atsushi and Issay.
Looks like they've both got fancy lighters for their smokes. Such a cute look on Atsushi's face when they're toasting. Nice to see there was some food available for skinny Issay!

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)

I was staring at those lighters actually, trying to figure out if Atsushi was using one of those B-T zippos. All it did was leave me with a craving for Kools. Damn you Atsushi!

Posted by: brainwhisper (brainwhisper)
Posted at: March 21st, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Hide&Hisashi

I was trying to see if it was one of the tour zippos too! I don't know why, but the idea of Kools being his brand struck me funny.

Posted by: speedygz (speedygz)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Atsushi - Reflecting

OOoo..you've found some great shopping deals. I've seen those Lucky jeans, but never tried them. And all that cleaning...I bet that's what my Spring Break will be like next week..some cleaning...ugh...

Well, relax, rest, and get in some more drama marathoning ^____^

Thanks for the great scans ^____^ It's so funny, only a few weeks ago, I got hooked on Masquerade..and when I was sick, that song kept floating in my mind...LOL...

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)

I love shopping for bargains, but haven't done it in a very long time. Because once I start I sometimes can't stop D: I love my Luckys. They make the tight little skimpy ones too, but their midrise feels so good. I actually wear them without a long shirt to cover XD

I actually got hooked on "Koi no Hallelujah." It's been playing on my iPod like crazy. I had to let Issay out of the box I had him stuffed in :D

Relaxing starts... soon. As soon as the laundry comes out of the dryer. Hooray!

Posted by: speedygz (speedygz)
Posted at: March 22nd, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Kodou

I haven't really gone shopping in awhile for clothes, I need to do that ^___^ maybe during vacation this week. Leave the family home and I take the metro downtown to browse around.

I just downloaded Koi no Hallelujah and took a listen last night. I like it and will have to transfer that to my iPod *grins* Tensei has been floating in my head...LOL..it even sneaked in while I was sleeping this week.

Woohoo, get some relaxation in *grins*

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Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)

Issay is the new Thin White Duke, I think. Sharpest cheekbones I've ever seen. He's quite striking, if not a little hungry.

Macbooks are still expensive in Europe??? The Euro is so strong right now, I would have thought they'd be a bargain! They're worth saving your money for though. I've had two iBooks and loved them both and have never, ever had a problem.

Posted by: jenbowie (jenbowie)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the scans. I've always liked Masquerade so this is rather interesting to see.

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)

Yes, kind of like the man behind the mask! I'd never seen photos of Issay full-on before, just silhouettes. Now that I've seen him, I want to feed him XD

Posted by: jenbowie (jenbowie)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)

*hands Issay some jam and crackers* ;)

Posted by: krasnoludka (krasnoludka)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)

Atsushi looks so healthy and plump comparing to Issay. THAT'S SCARY! I always thought that he's rather pale and skinny. It seems that now I have to revise my definition of skinny.

It seems like you're having fun on your vacation. Love your shoes ^^

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)

New definition of skinny: ISSAY. At least he makes skinny elegant and lovely.

Shoes are the best :D I think shoe shopping is my substitute for sex, a good laugh, a happy day and all the other good things I wish for, but never find.

Posted by: ladygrat (ladygrat)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)

Sakurai looks so so young!!! and Issay so so skinny!!!

Thanks for the scans!!! ^_^

now I have to cook sweet bunny bread for the easter weekend!!!! ^_^

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)

Sweet bunny bread? Mmmmm... I bet the kitchen smelled wonderful. I hope you're Easter was a happy and relaxing one XD

I've fallen so far behind :( I'm sorry!

Posted by: M.A.D. Queen of Malak Ta'us (_maldorora)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
kannon

This is one of my fave magazines EVER cos it just feeds into the lifelong AtsuxIssay uh.....tease. >> for lack of a better term. The lyrics to Koi DO NOT HELP!!! *kills imagination*

Although the stories of Issay and Atsushi shopping for takoyaki makers at Tokyo Hands never cease to amuse me.

Issay looks dreadfully skinny here, but he really is more Peter Murphy -like...sinuous, not delicate. I can say he is one of the most heartstoppingly beautiful men I've ever seen in my life x_x

glad you got to have some down time! and shopping :D

Posted by: LadyMusashi (ladymusashi)
Posted at: March 21st, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Atsushi2

The lyrics to Koi DO NOT HELP!!! Is translation available somewhere? Because, I HAVE to read it after this remark. XDDD

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)

Now I'm imagining all kinds of slash/yaoi/boyxboy sorts of scenarios. *In the dark with indecent thoughts*

Posted by: ✿ (mallory18)
Posted at: March 21st, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)

Glad you found some good deals!

Thanks as always

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)

Shopping is one of my specialties! Sometimes I wish I didn't enjoy it quite so much *doesn't like being broke*

You're very welcome!

Posted by: Crystal Pharris-White (mishisama)
Posted at: March 21st, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)

You're just makin' out like a bandit, aren't you? lol Sales are good, though.

Thanks for the scans. This is the first time I have seen Issay, he's way too thin in the face! That is the one thing about Atsushi, he is just right in his weight. I'm so glad he is not obsessed over his body like so many other artists.

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)

I am the shoe bandit! They're kind of like pokemon, I have to have them all. I think it's probably a disease :/

You're welcome! It was my first good peek at Issay too.

Posted by: yuka_bt (yuka_bt)
Posted at: March 21st, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)

i looooove your scans!!!!
Issay has a exotic beauty...but prefer Atsushi-with-clean-face!!! ^^

thank u very much....

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)

They look so lovely together :P Almost too much beauty!

Posted by: yukihiro_mineko (kyo_deg90)
Posted at: March 23rd, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)

thank you ^^

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)

My pleasure XD

Posted by: 「nemraK ♦ addictivE epicureaN 」 (lugia_nena)
Posted at: March 28th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
love me!

Yes, I like shopping :3
The best is to find cheap and cute clothes at a time XDD *laughs like a child*
Thank you for the scans ^^
I agree with the idea of Issay is skinny here O.o
He looks older. Azuchi... like always--> I N C R E D I B L E

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)

I like shopping so much, I sometimes have dreams about it :O!!

Byung-hun :P Now there's a lovely man! I can't wait to see "The Good, the Bad and the Weird" this year.

Posted by: 「nemraK ♦ addictivE epicureaN 」 (lugia_nena)
Posted at: March 29th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Azuchi x Hide

I sometimes have dreams about it :O!!
*giggles*

Byung-hun :P Now there's a lovely man! I can't wait to see "The Good, the Bad and the Weird" this year.
Oh, yes! I love him... he's so cute OMG... and yes, I'm waiting for the new movie too <3<3 Song Kang-ho (송강호) is my favorite korean actor...he's so pleasant!

Posted by: engelust (engelust)
Posted at: May 28th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
wow!!

I just read a interview with both of them (Acchan and Issay) and I found it very cool... now watching this pics I got a better idea that how it was.... Even cooler!!!
Thank you very much for sharing this!! ^_^

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: May 28th, 2008 10:42 am (UTC)
Re: wow!!

I love seeing (and reading) Atsushi interact with the people he admires most XD That was a great interview!

You're welcome <e

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