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Moarrrr Yu Aoi Short takes

September 2, 2011 — 1 Comment

Seriously, it’s like Yu conspires to release info day by day for a whole week, and then she decides to close the news running for a whole year.

Starting September 5, Calbee Potato Chips [1] will be running new Yu Aoi CMs with non-scripted Yu!

The CM shows off her natural charms, as she laughs loudly, takes pictures, and strikes up fun conversations — all of which makes one feel as if they were on a vacation with her as well.

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Furthermore, the producers did not provide a script for the actress, so she just went with the flow to deliver as much of her natural behavior as possible. Apparently, her acting was so good in this CM that the filming went smoother than expected.

via Tokyohive

In other news, I just found out what High School Yu-chan attended with Koike Teppei [1]. LOL, you know… I never thought of finding out, I just ran into the information while looking for something. It listed Teppei as a student there, and I thought… wait a minute! Didn’t Yu… and yes – yes, she was.

Horikoshi High School is a pretty unusual high school in Tokyo, in that… it’s common for idols to attend this school for its flexible schedules for hard-working idols. And it seems to be pretty expensive too~ Other notable students of this school are Ayumi Hamasaki, Aya Ueto, Matsumoto Jun, Kyoko Fukada, Masami Nagasawa, Asami Mizukawa, Anne Suzuki, and Ikuta Toma. [1][2][3]

Yup, that’s it.

Stuff for the next Wiki update? xD

I am pretty (99,9%) sure that this used to be called Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu Kakigoori (春夏秋冬かき氷), which I translated as Kakigoori for All Seasons or Shaved-Ice for All Seasons. But now it’s called Kyou mo Kakigoori (今日もかき氷). I don’t know when that happened. But look!

We know how much Yu lovessssssssssss shaved ice, she’s like… super passionate about it. Some people love animals from shelters, melt for abandoned puppies and other assorted pets — Yu-chan loves herself some Kakigoori. She loves Taiwan for it, and my Mandarin teacher who’s from Taiwan tells me shaved-ice in Taiwan is off the hook out of this world.

I have no illuminating knowledge about shaved ice, because apparently Peruvian raspadilla has NOTHING on Taiwanese shaved ice. But there you go! Now you know how to say shaved ice in Peruvian Spanish~ I’ll put it in katakana: ラスパディーヤ // RASUPADI~YA. LOL The root of the word comes from “raspar” which means “shave” – and while in English, there’s also what we call “snow cones,” raspadillas aren’t really served in a cone.

Another common name for shaved ice in Spanish is granizado, in katakana: グラニザード // GURANIZA~DO, which comes from the word “granizo” as in “hail” ~~~ and also the term nieve raspada (shaved snow) or in katakana: ニエーベ ラスパーダ // NIE~BE RASUPA~DA, which in itself is a wonk term because you can’t shave snow… can you?

Are you bored by now with my Kakigoori knowledge? Well, in any case Yu is willing to travel the world for the perfect Kakigoori… I guess she’s going to need to know how to call it in different names. But if my teacher is telling me the truth, then Taiwan is all Yu needs.

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The 40min. segment from FujiTV’s Tunnels Thanks to Everybody that aired the day before the opening of Raiou… is actually pretty fun. Plus, Yu Aoi talking about food.

A popular segment in which Tunnels and guests take turns trying to guess the food the opponent hates the most.

We need translation for this one xD

Loads of interesting facts, it seems… like Yu owning a shaved-ice machine.

And Yu tearing up when laughing. Does anyone get that when they laugh?

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Three new places I’m going to be visiting — hopefully with my stomach full, or it will be torture.

Tasteologie~ from my fave peeps of Notcot ;D

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It is common knowledge that I’m not really partial to un-scripted television. I grew up with things like MTV’s The Real World in the background of my mind, sometimes watching it quietly when I was a teen. But then it just exploded, and it’s not like I’m bothered by the actual programs… what bothers me is that contestants later become “celebrities”. It’s like being a celebrity means nothing. You can eat crap (literally) for money, win and become a “celebrity”. That’s sad.

Having said that, I have a few shows that I do watch. It doesn’t have to do with who’s in it, or who’s going to be in it… who says it’s what, or if it’s hot or not to watch it.

It’s simply 3 things I would like to be able to do.

First, dancing.

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