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So, I was trying to get lyrics by LAST ALLIANCE, but it seems almost impossible… so as with the Kobukuro lyrics, I’ll try to find them and post them up. Thanks to Unexpected Fate, and once again Mognet.net.

— EDIT — June 4th 2008
I’ve been adding some romaji lyrics to this post, some bits might not be right, but for the most part sounds like its like that. If you know the lyrics to fix, please comment. If you are posting somewhere, please link back.

— EDIT — June 5th 2008
Keep on checking back for new updated lyrics. Remember to credit and/or link back. Gracias, Natalia! LOL’ La salvacion de fans de LAST ALLIANCE en linea~~ xD

— EDIT — August 23rd 2008
Sorry for the delayed. x’D Been VERY sidetracked… anyway, this completes the lyrics of Me and Your Borderline. Happy singing!!! And don’t forget to link back, to either amy-won.com, this blog or this post.
And just in case, LAST ALLIANCE lyrics in Kanji.

  1. Break a Mirror [added June 04, 2008. credit amy-wong.com]
  2. Konoyubitomare
  3. Shissou
  4. Akai Hana [added June 04, 2008. credit amy-wong.com]
  5. Eimi Syndrome [added June 05, 2008. credit natalia wu and link back here]
  6. On no Nai Sekai [added June 10, 2008. credit natalia wu and link back here]
  7. Spiral World [added June 17, 2008. credit natalia wu and link back here]
  8. Zenmai [added June 17, 2008. credit amy-wong.com]
  9. gray end [added August 23, 2008. credit amy-wong.com]
  10. FANTASIA [added July 17, 2008. credit amy-wong.com]
  11. Lie of Eternity, Paint it Blue [added June 04, 2008. credit megchan.com]
  12. Prometheus [added July 1st, 2008. credit amy-wong.com]
  13. Shiearingusukai (Sharing Sky) [added July 1st, 2008. credit amy-wong.com]
  14. Jouka [added June 17, 2008. credit amy-wong.com]

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Currently Playing…

December 9, 2007 — Leave a comment

Currently playing Darren Hayes with On the Verge of Something Wonderful.

On my most recent iTunes library, are:

  • Akira Mitake
  • Amel Bent
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Celtic Woman
  • Christophe Mae
  • Christophe Willem
  • Chromeo
  • Eberg
  • Five for Fighting
  • Juanes
  • Justice
  • Kent
  • Los Campesinos!
  • Maria Mena
  • Radiohead
  • Rajaton
  • St. Vincent
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Vanessa Paradis
  • Westlife

This is a follow-up of these posts:

Loads of Music

P2P, Torrents, Legal Downloads, Oh My!

I did a 2006 Best Songs List from the music I had been listening to on my iPod, Internet, or even CD… no radio for me.  – so I thought I’d post this year’s also. In no particular order:

BEST 2007  SONGS

  • Antigone – Funky Dancers
  • Tegan and Sara – The Con
  • Green Light Go – E Ha’i Ana Wau
  • Shitdisco – OK
  • Quad Riot – Johnny Negro
  • Operator Please – Just a Song about Ping Pong
  • Michael Buble – Everything
  • Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing!
  • Justice – D.A.N.C.E
  • Juanes Feat. Campinos – Bandera de Manos
  • Christophe Mae – Spleen
  • Backstreet Boys – Trouble Is
  • Hanson – Been There Before
  • Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankolov – Water
  • Ayaka & Kobukuro – WINDING ROAD

Uber SPECIAL mention for Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova for the Soundtrack of the film Once. Including all the album in this list xD
BEST 2006 SONGS

  • Dixie Chicks – Ready to Make Nice
  • Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Record On
  • KT Tunstall – Black Horse & the Cherry Tree
  • The Raconteurs – Steady as She Goes
  • Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Phenomena
  • Keith Urban – Once in a Lifetime
  • Rascal Flatts – What Hurts the Most
  • CSS – Lets Make Love and Listen to Death from Above
  • The Sounds – Night After Night
  • Sunset Rubdown – They Took a Vote and Said No

E! Entertainment Television Latin America is re-broadcasting or did a re-run of their 101 Reasons the 90’s Ruled like at 3 a.m. – that was a longggggg time ago, back when Dave Navarro was still married to Carmen Electra and sharing the same on-air space… or when Nicole Ritchie was not pregnant, even way before she went all eating-disordered on us.

I think those are the bits that I can recall at the moment. Also, one of my cousin’s favorite America’s Next Top Model contestants (if not THE favorite) – Kim… Holtz – was that her last name? You all know who I’m talking about. Was she on cycle 5?

Oh, the 90’s. Those were 10 years of my life. From the beginning of 1990 when I was turning 4 years old… until the end of 1999 when I was about to turn 14. Now, the 90’s in Peru was a whole different thing. For starters, since there wasn’t much technology, or cable TV… and the world was basically not really global – everywhere in the world was different.

Liveman - RaibumanBefore there were Power Rangers… my cousins and I (and all Peruvian kids at the time, for that matter) got Liveman. Known by the Japanese (according to imdb, anyway) as Choju Sentai Raibuman – get it? Raibu ~ Live? According to imdb, this show is listed in the year 1988… BUT, it is a Peruvian 90’s treat. At first, we had our three Liveman ~ Red Falcon, Yellow Lion and Blue Dolphin. We had the bad guys, the monsters, our giant robot. My cousin would be more than happy to elaborate on that… and then two more Liveman were added to the bunch, making the magic number FIVE!

After Liveman, we got Flashman! Though according to imdb, this is a 1986 show, we got it after Liveman. Choshinsei Furasshuman was about 5 young people (three guys, two girls) who were kidnapped when they were babies and raised and trained in different planets. I think that when they were young adults, the planets were attacked or something and they all went back to Earth – this is the bit where the bad guys and monsters arrive, and you know the drill. There was the Red Flash, the Blue Flash, the Green Flash, the Yellow Flash and the Pink Flash. =D

Another memory of childhood was Jiban, or Kidou Keiji Jiban (according to Wikipedia) – or the sucky English title, Mobile Sheriff Jiban. I mainly remember it as plain Jiban. To make things simple, Jiban was like Robocop, but the inspector or detective could switch robot-mode on and off as he wanted… and well, there were robo-monsters. The show is listed as a 1989 release… another example of the 90’s in Peru.

If we continued to take a look at shows, we notice a LOT of Japanese shows. On TNP, every afternoon we got Noppo & Gonta, also popularly known as Puedo Hacerlo Yo (I Can Do It) or by its Japanese (this is a NHK show) name Dekiru-kana which gave its ‘classical’ tune haha… Dekiru-kana, dekiru-kana – Zate Zate ho ho! – oh those were the times. I even found some other links about this show, take a look at them:

Everyone loved Noppo and Gonta. Noppo’s codename (meaning, his real name… Takami Yoshiaki) – Take look at it here… Noppo-san is a famous Japanese! and even Gonta-kun made it to the list of famous Japanese!

Maybe other favorite Japanese shows in the early 90’s in Peru were also 1, 2, 3 Matematicas (1, 2, 3 Maths) with the alien called Tap (I’m pretty sure) who came to our planet… specifically Japan, to learn more about us. He meets with some dude… I think his name was Nico. And together they went around town, counting fruits or how many fish there were in your fish tank, and learning things like that.

There was also a marionette show, you could say they were like The Muppets, only more artsy. haha – This other NHK show was called Me Lo Contaron en Japon (They Told Me That in Japan), which told different Japanese folk stories… some with demons, other with magical animals in the forest, and so on. It was a pretty nifty show, kinda reminds me of this other animated show called Shakespeare The Animated Tales – but that’s another show for the end of my 90’s.

There were other nifty shows, TNP used to broadcast… some probably not so popular. I mean, TV Peru is really lame now, nothing really cool and unique to watch… without nothing really interesting showing in it, kids juts turn to Cable TV now. I remember watching Las Fabulas del Capitan Oso Azul, or Käptn Blaubär Club from Germany (1993) – German clip hereimdb link here – Also, The Family-Ness from the UK (1984) and Penny Crayon another UK cartoon (1990) -and Los Hermanos Tucan… that’s all I could find out from that show.

Other shows from the 90’s that I remember are Count Duckula (1988) from the UK that was part of the animation programming during the broadcast of Nubeluz, which was also a big 90’s program. Count Duckula was a vegetarian vampire duck, that lived in Transylvania with servants Nanny and Igor. Another one from Nubeluz was ReBoot (1994), a Canadian show that now looks like crap. LOL’ – I didn’t watch the show, but I know it by graphics. My Canadian roommate had a lot to say about this show, haha. He didn’t like it much.

America Television, aka Canal 4 (Channel 4), had anime. Who can forget Saint Seiya (1986) known to us as Caballeros del Zodiaco – American and Canadian audiences… or at least Canadian ones could watch episodes of Knights of the Zodiac on YTV. Though, English dubbing sucks! And my cousin and I were all about watching Captain Tsubasa (1983)… like the old school version, not the new one. I mean, we loved playing Supercampeones in the garden hahaha. I still have some of my collectible D’onofrio plastic cups. There was also Candy, Japanese name in katakana Candy Candy from 1976! It’s so big here in the 90’s that many people will respond “uhh / ooh” when you mention Candy. hahaha.

Frecuencia Latina, aka Canal 2 (Channel 2), had The Storyteller… which all my life, I thought was a show! But it’s actually a mini-series, thing I learnt when I got the DVD. The Storyteller is a 9-episode-mini-series that has a storyteller that tells, most of the times, east-European folk stories with the help of the talking dog, and the amazing Jim Henson’s puppets. This mini-series is followed by a 4-episode-series The Storyteller: Greek Myths – both excellent watch.

End of Part I

Links to other Parts:
Part II
Part III

 

Part of the Time Machine: Back to the 90′s Blogathon

I’m a Maniac, Maniac!

August 27, 2007 — 3 Comments

… of languages!

Ok, here’s my story. Japanese is pretty awesome, but let’s get real. Any Asian language that I will ever try to learn, will eventually come to a sudden halt with the different writing… Continue Reading…

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