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[sticky post] FRIENDS ONLY! So Post an Intro... HERE! *updated May 27, 2012*  

My journal is now Friends Locked! Posts with my rants/daily life/fangirl ramblings will be here. Some other posts of my choice will be locked as well. BUT! MY GRAPHICS POSTS AND REQUEST POSTS WILL NOT BE LOCKED! EVER!  ALL MY GRAPHICS POSTS AND REQUESTS HAVE MOVED TO THIS LJ: happystorm Still, don't feel obligated to add me. ^^ *but it is nice~*

If you want to add me, I'd appreciate it if you maybe put a short intro as your comment here? I'd like to at least know a little about you before I add you back. (But it's not necessary... I'll always add you back eventually. ^^;) So, here's my self-intro.

Hi! I'm amy_chama here on LJ. You may also know me under the username starmist100 (which I don't really use anymore...) or by happystorm or by amairanger. XD I like to be called Amy, but I love nicknames so I don't mind being called by a nickname either. ^^ I live in the USA in Florida. I went to the University of Florida (which is apparently famous...) My major was Linguistics and my minors were Japanese and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). I'm moving to Japan in September to teach English as a Second Language there. :3 I'm a Christian, and I think it is important for people to know where stand. But, I do respect other people's beliefs and lifestyles. I'm a little gullible and simple-minded, but people tell me I'm a good person (but I don't know how to take that...) I tend to ramble a bit, so my rants can get long... But people find them enjoyable, and they are fun to write. XD

I love my photo editor, and I make graphics in my spare time. (Mainly icons and banners, but sometimes I'll make a layout or wallpaper as well.) I also love Japanese culture and Japanese pop culture. I love anime, manga, videogames, and Japanese dramas. *is a nerd* My favorite is Johnny's Entertainment! My favorite bands in JE are Arashi and Kanjani8. I also like KAT-TUN, NEWS, TOKIO, and SMAP. I listen to a LOT of Jpop and I have many different favorite artists/bands. I also love Korean dramas and Kpop, and some of my favorites in Kpop are BIG BANG, Super Junior, Epik High, DBSK, SNSD, Boyfriend, SS501, and FTIsland. I do listen to American music on occassion, and my favorite bands are Owl City, Relient K and Coldplay. I love music, and I like to sing. :D I also like to sew a bit, and I'm working hard to practice cooking! >3< *the face of determination*

So, taking all that into account, you can probably guess that my graphics definitely reflect my fandoms. ^^

Now in JE... I find Nishikido Ryo to be the most beautiful person in the world. I pretty much try to follow all of it. (Which is really too much.) Arashi and Kanjani8 will always be number one for me. ALWAYS. I'm really attracted to Yoko and Ohno. But I really love them all~ ♥

As you can see, I'm really just a fangirl at heart! ^^ And I really have no life. XD

Wow... So that's a long intro post! O__O; Sorry... I tend to get out of hand... ^^; Your intro doesn't have to be as long or as detailed as mine. Just write what you want.

Ah... I finally sticky posted... I've been meaning to do this for a while... Anyway, this post will always be above my recent posts (along with any other sticky posts) so please don't get too confused... ^^

Also, I'm a part of, like, a million stamping/rating comms here on LJ and I decided to dump proudly display all my stamps here in this post! YAY!

By the way, here are all the stamping/rating comms I'm a part of. Go check them out if you're bored. XD (Vote for mine while you're at it! *gets a tsukkomi for shamelessly promoting herself*)

arashi_ratings: An Arashi stamping comm.
kt_ratings: A KAT-TUN stamping comm.
eito_ratings: A Kanjani8 stamping comm.
hsj_ratings: A Hey! Say! JUMP stamping comm.
je_stamped: A JE stamping comm. (Yeah, they really DO include everyone.)
jnews_ratings: A NEWS stamping comm. *in desperate need of active members*
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Music: Se7en - I'm Going Crazy | Powered by Last.fm
jessica_chama: aiba masakijessica_chama on July 13th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
amy-chama is getting strict O_O and im glad im your friend^_^ oh i told nea to add you and she is the 2nd rant under mine on my friends page k
Amy -chamaamy_chama on July 13th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: O_O
I already added her~ Yatta! If she has a request, send her to my request page. *YOU HAVE TO READ IT TOO!!!* Please don't forget to add a question for my FAQ so I can get it started. (It's my second sticky post.)

I'm not strict... I just feel any rants about my real life should be Friends-Locked. ^^
jessica_chamajessica_chama on July 14th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: O_O
Amy -chama: taichi kokubunamy_chama on July 15th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Re: O_O
Fufufu~ It's the post right below this one. Go and give it a read to understand what I'm talking about. Hee hee~ I want someone to either ask a question or request something! Or both!!! ^^
jessica_chama: aiba masakijessica_chama on July 19th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Re: O_O
kk sorry ive been gone for 4 days lots have happend X___X ill tell all in a rant later k love the layout!
Amy -chama: nishikido ryoamy_chama on July 19th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Re: O_O
Okies~ But please don't forget to post a request or question... Or both. Because I need some. ^^

Ahahahahaha!!! Thank you. XD
Lena: 8 Lovekhaus414 on July 25th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Hi Amy! I'm Lena and i'm from the US too, although i live in Pennsylvania (but the rest of my family lives in Tampa)! I'm a grad student starting this fall and my major is Security and Intelligence Studies. I also speak German and some Russian.

I noticed that we have similar favorite bands! My favorite JE bands are Arashi and Kanjani8 and NEWS, although I do listen to KAT-TUN as well. I'm just not obsessive about KAT-TUN, only the first three. XD

I also noticed you're an F.T Island fannnn!!! That makes me so happy, I honestly haven't come across too many people who like them! They're my favorite Korean band, as well as C.N. Blue, SS501 and Brown Eyed Girls.

Hmmm. LOL, i'm not sure what else to write, I tend to ramble pointlessly... I talk a lot, I'm often sarcastic, and I'm addicted to music. To the point that I despise silence. I'm odd. Oh, I'm also a Christian, I'm Ukrainian Orthodox to be exact :P

However I was raised with an international background and like you, I have no problems with people who are different from me. Everyone is human. <3

I hope you don't mind if I add you.

haha, actually, because you mentioned your fave members, I thought that justifies me doing the same thing. My favorite Arashi member is Ohno... and Aiba... and Sho... and Neener... and then Matsujun. LOL. no seriously, my favorite changes everyday, but I always end back up with Riida. What can I say, fishermen are fine. lol <3

As for Kanjani8, I adore Ryo as well as Subaru. Honestly, they're all amazing, but Subaru is just plain weird. Love him. But I love the entire group's vibes they give off. So talented and unique!

For NEWS I'll say Ryo once again (:P) and obviously Yamapi. He's gorgeous. And a dork.

Okay sorry, I'm done. Honest. :P

Amy -chama: nishikido ryoamy_chama on July 26th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
Oh! So nice to meet you! *is happy to have a first intro* Wow, a grad student! That's some educational dedication. lol Woah!!! Russian and German! *wishes she spoke more languages*

I love everyone in JE. But those four have got to be my favorites (along with TOKIO and Tackey & Tsubasa).

F.T.ISLAND!!! I only know one other person who likes them. *is happy*

Ukrainian Orthodox? Nice~ :D

Oh, I love meeting new people, so I love to have people add me! <3

Riida is amazingly fine~ *points to sidebar*

Hee hee~ Another Kanjani8 fan~ Yeah, you gotta love Baru for his awesome weirdness. XD

Pi!! Pi is amazing~ <3 My favorite in NEWS is Shige... Koyama... Ryo... Pi... Massu... Tego... Urg, I just love all of them!
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Amy -chama: kanjani8amy_chama on July 26th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Yay!!! A potential linguistics major! *is happy* Linguistics is really so much fun! :D

What part of the Philippines are you from? My mom is from Bohol, and a lot of my family lives in Cagayan de Oro.

Oh~ A Kanjani8 fan~ I like Hey! Say JUMP too. ^^

It's nice to meet you as well.
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Amy -chama: nishikido ryoamy_chama on July 26th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Wow! Sounds like a good plan! ^^

Oh, I have yet to visit Manila, but we plan to go there next time we visit.

Wow!!! It's the opposite for me! Ryo is my favorite and Yoko is a close second. XD Hmm... In JUMP I like Ryutaro (but I like his little brother, Shintaro better) I also like Yaotome and Chinen.

Yay! If I don't get into law college, teaching English in Japan is my plan. :D
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Amy -chamaamy_chama on July 28th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Me too!!! It's really so beautiful~

I hope so too!!! XD

I don't quite know why I like Shintaro better. I just find him absolutely adorable! ^^

Woo hoo!!! I love meeting other people with the same career goals! \8D/
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Amy -chama: ikuta tomaamy_chama on July 28th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
No, sadly I do not speak any Filipino. ;__; But I really want to learn!

Thanks! ^^

That's OK. I'm pretty new to the JE fandom as well. (Only about 7 months) I don't know much about HSJ, but I'm keeping a closer eye out for them now than I used to.

Me too! *is really quite happy about this*
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Amy -chama: nino and ryoamy_chama on August 2nd, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Wow, really?! That'd be awesome!!! 8D When I was little, I asked my mom to teach me, but she said I'd never use it. Yeah... She totally regrets it now that we visit the Philippines often. ^^;

Oh, HSJ is an interesting group! I can't wait to see what else they can do!

YES! Exaactly!! \:D/ *is now more happy*
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Amy -chama: ikuta tomaamy_chama on August 2nd, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Ok! Thank you!!! *will think of some later* ^^ Yeah, I LOVE learning new languages. I can somewhat speak Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean, and German in addition to English. (I'm best with Japanese and Spanish, though) When I have children, I do want them to be multilingual. :D

Yeah, I was like that too, but I really learned a lot fast. XD Ganbatte!!!

Oh, that's so nice! ;__; I'm glad to meet you too!!!
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Amy -chama: yusuke yamamotoamy_chama on August 2nd, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Hee hee~

Yeah, I'm very limited in Korean and French... But I've had formal training in Japanese and Spanish (although I'm not too good at either of them XD)

Ah, well, they haven't really been a group TOO long, so it's easier to catch up with them than say... Arashi, which has been a group for almost 11 years now.

YAY! *hug*

Oh! Such a pretty icon~ *o*
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Amy -chama: sakurai shoamy_chama on August 4th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! Thanks. XD

Oh! By the way, how do you say you like something in Filipino?
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Amy -chama: matsumoto junamy_chama on August 5th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hmm... So if I wanted to say "I like Arashi", it wouldn't be the same?

"gusto"... Ok, so "gusto" is the verb for "like"? "Ko" would be... The subject? (Like "I") and "ng" is an article? *I'm unsure*

Oh~ Another pretty icon~ *w*
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Amy -chama: aiba masakiamy_chama on August 6th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
Ah! I kinda see... But I don't know what part of speech "yung" is! XD

YAY! I learn language by breaking it down. ^^; But I'm glad I was able to analyze it correctly.

lol That's fine! ^^ I'm an icon maker, so I know how much people appreciate pretty icons.
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Amy -chama: ohno satoshiamy_chama on August 7th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
Ah! I see... I;m starting to understand it more now! XD

Mahal ko 'yung Arashi! XDDDD I think I'd say, Mahal ko 'yung Ohno~ (I'm not sure if you'd have to use 'yung in this sense...)

8D I'd be happy to! ^^ Just tell me what you'd like. (You can go down to the requests post below this one if you want.)
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Delta150delta150 on July 27th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
I'm Lynne.
I'll be honest, I'm not that familiar with you posts, but when I saw that you go to UF and study Japanese, I flailed.
I'm not there yet, but I'm applying this year, and if I'm accepted, there's a 90% chance of me going there.
I don't want to major in it, but I want to take a few Japanese classes so I was wondering if you answer a few questions.

I'm a hardcore JE fan. Arashi is my ichiban, 2nd is SMAP, and 3rd is Kinki Kids. I love the other groups as well.

I was wondering if there would be any fans in the college I go to, so I guess I got my answer.
Amy -chama: arashiamy_chama on July 28th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
AWESOME!!! UF is a great school. I really love it there. :D I'd be glad to answer any questions you may have. ^^

Oh! As you can see, Arashi is my ichiban as well. SMAP is also a favorite too.

Heh heh... Here at UF there's a HUGE amount of JE fangirl love. If you come here, even if you don't take any Japanese classes you should totally join the Japanese club! Every year, we have a Japanese festival, and we performed NEWS's Koi no ABO. Yeah, that pretty much shows how much JE love we have in the club. XD
Delta150delta150 on July 28th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
There's more than you? That's pretty awesome.
Now I really can't wait for senior year to end.
There are no fans in my school, so I can't wait to actually meet someone face to face instead of online.

I'll PM you questions I have so I don't fill up your post, hehe. Thanks!
Amy -chama: ohno satoshiamy_chama on July 28th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! It's actually because of the fangirls at UF that I got into JE in the first place. ^^ Before I went there, I had no idea what JE was.

School starts back for me on August 23, so I'll talk a lot more about what's going on at UF when I start back again. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SENIOR YEAR! :D

And feel free to ask me questions anytime! I'll be glad to answer them. ^_^
miyakuroKRmiyakuro_kr on September 5th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
domou! kuroki desu~
thanks for accepting me as ur friend~
i'm half japanese, half malayisan..
arashi and other JE boybands made my day, everyday!
i love them so much!
Amy -chama: arashiamy_chama on September 5th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)

Atashi no namae wa Amy desu. Yoroshiku~ ♥

Oh! That sounds fun! Being Malaysian and Japanese! I'm half American and half Filipino. ^____^

Me too! JE makes my day, every day~ ♥♥ I love JE so much too!!! Which is your favorite band? I love Arashi the most~ But I love the rest of JE too. :D
miyakuroKRmiyakuro_kr on September 6th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
yeah it indeed fun because i can learn both of the culture simultaneously! Now i live in malaysia and i miss to get back to japan to visit my grandparents there..

I'm sure it's also fun being half filifino-american!

i like kanjani8, kat-tun and HSJ! No matter how much i like them, arashi still my ichiban!

Amy -chamaamy_chama on September 6th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oh~ I want to go to Japan someday! XD I've visited the Philippines before. It was really a lot of fun!

It is fun, because I get two different cultures at the same time, just like you. :D

YES! Arashi is my ichiban too!!! Kanjani8 is my niban. Then all the rest of JE is my sanban. ♥
jessica_chama: aiba masakijessica_chama on October 19th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
i feel so lost now its been so long since ive been on livejournal -tears-
Amy -chama: nakayama yumaamy_chama on October 20th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Re: tears
It's ok. I don't have much time anymore either....
hello, hello: jun smileinscrupulaties on December 29th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Hi Amy! I'm Ana, also from the USA, though I live in PA and go to college in CA. I'm only a frosh, but I am planning on majoring in computer science and/or chemistry. But more importantly, I am taking Japanese ^^. I used to watch large amounts of Western television but JE kind of took over and at this point the only thing I stay with is The Vamipre Diaries. I am a huge Arashi fan, and slowly getting into the other JE groups - HSJ, NEWS, KAT-TUN, and K8 to be specific. Since you listed yours, I will say my favorite Arashi members are Jun and Nino, because I was junbaited into the fandom and it stuck, and Nino can do everything, but the others are a close close second. Of course I watch dramas obsessively too. Oh! I recently fell completely and utterly for SS501 as well. Bad timing, I know, but what can you do?</strike>.

Anyway, I found you from the Hey!Say!JUMP comm (because they are beyond adorable) and noticed that you liked Arashi too (♥), which is awesome. So, uh, friends?
Amy -chama: matsumoto junamy_chama on January 1st, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Hehe, hello~ :D

Oh~ Computer Science!!! *w* I wanted to do that but my math skills are... Horrid, so I figured that probably wouldn't be a great idea. XD Aww. Neeners~ <3 He's become my second favorite member~ <3 And I was semi-baited into the fandom by Jun too! My first piece of exposure to the Arashi fandom was HYD.

Ah... SS501... *sad* But eh... They're still great! XD

HSJ!!!! <3 I've just recently come to adore them~ <3 <3 <3 Hehe, and your favorite members? I love all of them. but I'm particularly fond of Yabu, Daiki, Keito and Yamada.

YAY!!! New friends are ♥~~~~
hello, helloinscrupulaties on January 2nd, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
HYD is how I got in to Arashi also :) I really do love that drama, if only for getting me into this fandom in the first place! Nino is so excellent! Ha though my brother's favorite is Ohno, and his dancing is delicious, so I totally see the attraction there.

SS501 made me sad when I realized they had *just* left the label, but I still have hope! They keep making positive statements about releasing a group album. And also the boys are pretty enough that I will probably follow them in their individual stuff too ^^

Probably my favorite HSJ boys right now are Takaki and Chinen, but that might just be my bias from not watching enough of them yet. I think Takaki's super hot though, and I am tickled by the fact that Chinen is actually younger than me - this has never been a problem for me before :p But I decided it's ok since it's just ~1 year. And because grownup!Chinen is very pretty. XD
hello, helloinscrupulaties on January 2nd, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
p.s. the Jun icon is adorable
Amy -chama: ohno satoshiamy_chama on January 2nd, 2011 05:57 am (UTC)
I got into Arashi from a friend of mine. And when I saw them, I was like "Ah!!! Domyoji!!!! IT'S DOMYOJI!!!!!!" lol Hehe, Ohno is just SO much love for me~ <3 And yeah, there's loads of Ohno bias everywhere. My sister and my mom like Sho. XD

Oh, me too. I'll follow their individual things too! :D I love them, so it's a must!!!

Ah... Chinen. XD I don't trust him much for some reason. I think it's my Ohno bias. XDD But Takaki is amazing~ <3 Them being young was a bit of an issue for me too until recently. And yeah, I'm older than all of them. XDDD Yabu is only like 3 months younger though and he's the oldest.

Hehe, I'm glad you like the icon!!! It's one of my favorites! <3 Making icons is something I like to do. XD
susiuser on April 10th, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
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Amy -chama: Ariakeamy_chama on April 16th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad to know that I'm being useful to people. :D
susiuser on April 12th, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
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Amy -chama: Naruse Ryouamy_chama on April 16th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad to know it's useful to you. :D