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07 February 2009 @ 08:19 am
So Remember I had A Secret Well......  
While everyone waited at the Convention Center for Sho to appear I had to head back to my job were I had to get ready for what could possibly the most nerve wreaking waiting game of my life.
Well the big secret was that my friend and I were going to meet Mr. Sakurai himself.
As most people noticed from the Convention he had a camera crew with him and was dress in a suit well he was filming something for NEWSZERO. (Which I now have to find in the 704x396 because my computer is old and can't handle the bigger size)

I did go to the convention, Asked some of my Guy friends to get us tickets but they called and said that the fans rushed the booth and they didn't hand out many tickets for the movie. That's when I knew he was going to be coming alot earlier than expected and so my freaking out happened just as the two of us were trying to finish Sho's and Arashi's presents. My hands were shaking and Gomen ne Riida yours didn't come out as good GOMEN!!!!!!!! Anyway we did finish but forgot to take a picture of them but they were a bunch of bears with NYC hoodies with their names on the back my friend Misa sewed the names I got the shirts and the Disney pins but since we only had a weeks noticed to get everything together. Okay just as we finished and I went to get the ribbon to tie the bears and the shirts together. My manager gets a call that they're here and I begin to hyperventalete so freaking bad. Originally the interview was supposed to both me and my friend but they decieded not to do it that way because of time. So after my manager told us that he took me to see the director and the translator/producer. First was the introductions with them because they were filming things outside of my store. So he asked me the one line I can remember the most clearly "Do you know ARASHI?" that was the director and I know he was trying really hard to say it right and of course I say Yes and that I'm a big BIG HUGE FAN. He told me to tell him that too. The interview was suppose to be about manga because of course the Convention. So after that they told me to stay on the Second Floor because it was were the manga is of course and they went and joined Sho and crew outside for the filming. Of course my breathing got faster and I went and got a cup of water. Misa ran down and said look out the window and there he was Sho Sakurai being inner freakout (I didn't do it loudly because I couldn't freak out the customers that were in the store.) I drank the water so fast that I got brain freeze. Okay Girlies here it comes They finished outside in walked in and went up to the 2nd floor.

Sho and crew (which was about 15 people including the Big Bodyguard) started walking around the manga section picking out titles he knew notting the fact that in big letters the sign said MANGA ( and yes ladies he spelled it out cho kawaiii!!!!!!!!!!!) That was the first real glimpse I got of him too in his black suit and blue tie and all his beautiful glory. My manger made me stand at the information desk to field quick questions from the customers (btw I wasn't even supposed to be on the clock but they made me have my name tag on anyway althought they did decided to pay me for it ) Sho walked around and talked to the random manga fans on the floor who didn't know who he was and were probably wondering afterward about it. He talked about the american comic books too and went over to the Comic spindle and the Giant Naruto display we have in the store (BTW I sooo taking that display because he touched it) He talked over there and then he went back into the manga section and I was ushered in to talk with him one on one (insert freak out here) although on camera I looked calm I was freaking out. We talked about the mangas in the store (i.e, sales, popularity, and why it is that it's so popular in America yes I am an Otaku and I do run the manga book club that runs through the store so I know what's what, I tried my best not to freak) After a while Director-san told me with hand gestures that I should tell him that I knew who he was and I did. His eyes bugged out he asked me in English do you know who I am and I said yes your Sho Sakurai and he just nodded his head. This is were Sho's interrigation began he asked me what my favorite songs were (Truth & A.Ra.Shi) he asked me how I found out about Arashi (Through V6 actually singing the song Change the World for Inuyasha now that I think about it was it that song can't remember) then he asked me who my #1 favorite is and not to lie about it so of course I said Aiba and he repeated Aiba's name after I said it and smiled and asked for #2 and I said Jun and he said MastsuJun and then he asked for #3 and I said him and he was happy that he wasn't #4 or 5. Although he didn't ask were Nino and Riida landed in the list. Then he asked me to sing one of the songs of course my brain took this as forget the song completely so I asked which song and he said A.Ra.Shi and I sang the chorus well what my brain could remember before my embarrasement settled in. And then asked me to sing truth (BTW he couldn't remember the lyrics either) I sang the beginning and he joined in and after he was so happy that I knew the music. We talked about how popular Arashi is in the US and how big the Asian music industry is getting over here. Then he shook my hand (yes I touched him) and they filmed some other things in the magazine section. Were my friend Misa was standing reading a manga trying to just be near him without freaking out and after they finished there as they were leaving we gave him the present and said Happy Birthday shook his hand again he said thank you (he was so happy about the presents and shocked that we took the time to make them) he shook Misa's hand and left.

My firend Misa told me he was glowing when it was all done and trust me he was. OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE I MEET SHO SAKURAI

We tried to get to go see the movie but I guess after the freak out at the convention that they didn't let everyone in so of course I went home.
Pictures weren't allowed but I think after watching NEWSZERO you'll know it's true.

*Edited 2009.03.02

More Info under the Cut Mostly about the Questions I get over and overCollapse )

I tried my best to answer everyone's comments and questions and I'm really happy to share this expirence with everyone

* Updated NEWS ZERO Information (Updated 2009.03.02)

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mystika387mystika387 on February 7th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
OMG! that is absolutely amazing!!!!
sharksoul24sharksoul24 on February 7th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this entry. Even tough I don't know you, I'm really happy that you got to met him and above all you kept your composure. I would have totally freaked out. I can't wait to watch News Zero.
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Don't worry about knowing me I just wanted everyone to know!
tangerine_fever: shotangerine_fever on February 7th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'm getting overly excited just reading this, can't imagine being you!!! So lucky <3

Thanks for sharing this! 8D
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
I get excited replying to everyone!
☆ローラ☆: Ohnow2fphoenix on February 7th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
that is so awesome
he is so nice
chibimuichibimui on February 8th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
ナンシーailove_xx on February 8th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
You`re so lucky! I`m so jealous~
But I`m glad that you got to meet him! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us
Hopefully Sakurai will tell everyone how popular Arashi is (or any other Johnny`s band for that matter) here & they can make more visits like these :D

I`ll be looking out for you in NEWSZERO then :D
Thank you so much!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
I want one big Johnny's Day here I swear sooo freaking badly!
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abyssinian27abyssinian27 on February 8th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
lucky girl you are... omedetou ne~ :D
ringo kurosaki: MatsuJunringononohara on February 8th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
OMG. you're not serious!! *green with envy* sooo lucky!!!!! sorry, but I'm kinda confused- what kinda job was it that you were working for? Are you part of the convention? or a worker in one of the booths at the dealers room??

GYAHHHH!! i can't believe !!! actually shook hands and talked with sho-chan in person!!! =*__*= did you converse with him in Japanese?!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
No I'm not part of the convention I work at a Borders book store in NYC I live in NYC I just happened to get lucky really really lucky. And I wish I knew Japanese but sadly I didn't I was more afraid the Puerto Rican in me would come out and start speaking spanish for the first time in 12-15 years
K.: arashi_happinessk_littlebraver on February 8th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
This is seriously amazing! You're absolutely very lucky and I'm so happy for you!! Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with all of us (and thank you for staying composed throughout the experience when talking to our Sho san <33). I'm looking forward to watch NEWSZERO =)) Cheers!!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
No Problem although I was freaking out on the inside. I was smiling the whole time too.
aishoni: he is MINE...aishoni on February 8th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
oh give me some of that good karmaaa
you made him smile and GLOW. you are awesome.
love you!
thanks for sharing :DDD

☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: oh give me some of that good karmaaa
Oh he Glows the well too!!!!
Myrtle Smithmyrtlemist on February 8th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
I was all smiles while reading your post. He was so nice and awesome! Good thing you didn't have your tongue tied. Hehe.

I'm so happy for you! :D You are such a lucky girl.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful, wonderful story. :)
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
I wish freaking out trying to remember all of it when I was typing it up then when I clicked post and saw how long it was I was happy I remembered it so well.

I'm glad everyone is getting the chance to read this!
kireiyakusokukireiyakusoku on February 8th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
I was there too, but THIS?!
This is amazing. I am so happy for you and I can't believe how lucky you are.
Awesome, dear, awesome. An unforgetable day ^^
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
I know this whole weekend is the best ever I want it to be my new birthday but I can't change my birthday although it's the day before Nino's but This was the most awesome thing ever!
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cibamcibumcibamcibum on February 8th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
u r one lucky girl!!
i envy u sooo much! i know he look more handsome in person.. i know cos i've seen him but only from a far & that is enough to make me froze for an hour! if i had to do the things that u did.. i will b standing frozen with an awkward smile on my face! to b able to shake hands with him.. i'll faint! for sure..
so u're going to be in NEWSZERO? i'm goin to watch ^^
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
I think I would have completely freaked if they were all there but I stayed calm but omg he's so beautiful!!!!!
Apparently I am although I don't know when it's going to be on so I have to wait it out now!
taiwanf4saletaiwanf4sale on February 8th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
thank you so much for this one! you are one lucky lucky girl!

i hope they show your interview! and of course, let arashi know how many fans they really have in the US! ^^
i'm also thankful that the director allowed you to tell him you're actually a fan! he's so cool!

please please please...we would also love to see some pics and video! (also would have loved to see the cute bear you gave him ^^;)

thank you in advance! :)
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
I don't have pictures of the bears I forgot because when they said he was in the building my brain exploded. But once I get everything including the secret video my manger could get fired for taking I will post it. Both me and my manger worked today and he worked yesterday so he didn't have the chance to send it to me.
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Tune: nino arashi kaze no mukou hehyperactivemuse on February 8th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
Ah~ AWESOMENESS~~ Thanks for the report ^^ It's so awesome that you got to meet Sho and it was really nice to give him presents xD When is the News Zero airing?
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
I don't know when it's airing and I'm crazy with wanting to know too!