Thursday, May 31, 2012


Key Club Presents::


Thu, June 21, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$40.00 - $100.00

About Her:

The artist name “May’n” is derived from her real name, and it demonstrates her hope to “always sing songs that will be everyone’s main theme.” May’n was discovered in Horipro’s annual Talent Scout Caravan competition at the age of 13, and in 2008, she performed as the singing voice of Diva of the Galaxy, Sheryl Nome, in the TV anime “Macross Frontier.”

May’n released 2 singles in 2008 which instantly became big hits, each placing in the Top 3 on the Oricon Weekly Chart in their debut week. In January 2009, the long-awaited mini-album “May’n ☆ Street” was released, and it achieved 2nd place on the Oricon Weekly Chart in the first week. All of May’n's releases since then have consistently entered the top music sales charts.

In January 2010, May’n performed her first solo Budokan concert, which sold out in only 1 day. In March of the same year, she held her first tour of Asia, followed in July by a 17-city summer tour of Japan. She works passionately on her live shows in Japan and overseas to deliver her songs directly, fascinating audiences with her irresistible singing skills and unique voice.

In Fall 2010, May’n was chosen to record the theme song for the film “Incite Mill -7 Day Death Game-.” In February 2011, she released her 3D Live Documentary movie “May’n THE MOVIE -Phonic Nation-” and later that month released her 2nd album “If you…” which reached number 7 on the Oricon Weekly Chart. In March 2011, she held her 2nd solo Budokan concert “RHYTHM TANK!!” for a sold-out audience.

Her second 6-city tour of Asia in May 2011 was a big success. She participated in the largest-in-Europe Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival “Japan Expo 2011″ and received large applause. She continues to be the must-see “New Generation Female Rock Vocalist.”

In July, 2010, May’n made her American live performance debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. In addition to her work on “Macross Frontier,” May’n has contributed songs to several anime and video games, including: “Love get Chu,” “Shangri-La,” “Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi,” “Aria the Scarlet Ammo,” “Phi Brain,” “Valkyria Chronicles 3″ (PSP), “Sengoku Basara 2″, and “Accel World.”

Venue Information:
Key Club
9039 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA, 90069

Lil bit of Japan in L.A.

When I was little my mom would take me to this store b/c are credit union didn't have many places close to are home to use . Anyway if your Japanese and coming to Los Angeles, California or just like Japanese culture than Marukai is that place for you if you get homesick . . . but a lot ppl who come are in shock and awe with are huge grocery stores here. But anyways I myself prefer internet shopping for Asian cosmetics. Today there are many Japanese shops and stores. Mitsuwa and Marukai are one of many changes in L.A. Mitsuwa kind of is like mini mall which I really come to love. Marukai in LA County have many different layouts.

My Gardena Marukai store was more like huge 99 cent store but you can also become a member for a day for a $1 or even a year for $10. I discover one in Santa Monica and it was hidden away and I was in haven but of course expensive but they cared huge selection. They had a lot of the brands I wanted to try including BB creams to bento boxes if your hungry and in a hurry which is why I love grocery section. I forgot to add that they have Dollywink! I recommend stopping by one you'll never know what you'll find.

About Marukai:

History of Marukai Corporation (LA Division)

MARUKAI CORPORATION U.S.A. was founded in 1965 by MARUKAI CORPORATION, INC. (Head Quarter Osaka, Japan). Based in Los Angeles and Hawaii, the business began as an importer for Japanese food, household items, furniture, health foods, health and fitness items, and electronics. In 1982, utilizing the benefits as a trading company, Marukai opened the first retail shop "Membership Marukai Wholesale Mart" in Gardena, Los Angeles. Marukai established a unique purchasing logistics, strategy and inventory control which made it possible to provide our customers with great values on Japanese items. Since then, Marukai has been the LA area's price leader. In 1996, Marukai opened the "Marukai Forum" in Gardena, CA. The 45,000 sq. ft. shop offers Japanese food, household items, ceramics, health and beauty products, Japanese furniture, Kimono, and antiques, which offers one of the best selection in the entire US. Currently, there are 11 retail shops including membership and 98cent PLUS stores. Marukai will continue to improve the shops to satisfy our clients and 110,000 members.


 Locations in LA:

Other Japanese Stores in Los Angeles




Rafu Bussan

Momen+(fabric store)


Make Asobi(Cosemetics)

Maneki Neko (nyx cosmetic and hello kitty)

Pop-up shops


*Munky King


*TAG(gallery too!)

Satsume Imports

Daiso(shh it's a secret but there is two in Southbay(LA) I just found out)


Q Pop Shop(gallery too!) shop) (Awesome store from what I can see)

Giant Robot Store(gallery too!)

Asahiya Express



Anime Jungle


I think this summer I will try to go these stores probally b4 summer school starts. . .i'll take pictures and do haul of things I need.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tune in Tokyo presents OTSUKARE-SAMA

Tune in Tokyo presents OTSUKARE-SAMA, ROYAL/T!, our Grand Finale Event at the Akihabara-inspired Maid Cafe, Shop and Artspace on Friday, June 15th! As Royal/T prepares to close its doors later this summer, we want to invite all our friends back for one last big party, celebrating the amazing maid cafe that's been a centerpiece of the Japanese fashion community and J-Pop scene over the last five years.

"Otsukare-sama" means "job well done" in Japanese, and we want to show our appreciation to Royal/T for its many years of memorable events, and the lasting impression its made on art and fashion in Los Angeles.

We'll be welcoming vendors Chubby Bunny, Rockin' Android Games, MugiBunny, Holley Tea Time, Rockeresque Beauty Company, The Many Arms of Misha, and more!

We will also have a Soju Bar in the club room, serving $5 J-Pop + K-Pop themed cocktails all night!

Tune in Tokyo DJs Greg Hignight, Tora, Del and Ally will keep the dance floor moving with a non-stop video mix of the best in J-Pop and K-Pop, featuring special guest dancers Mai and Eva!

Royal/T's maid cafe will be open until 10:30 PM, serving High Tea and tasty Asian-Fusion cuisine!

Admission is $10, all ages admitted. The event runs from 8 PM - 12 AM.

This is your last chance to join the party at Royal/T, LA's one-and-only Akihabara-style Maid Cafe! Tune in Tokyo would like to invite all of our friends to take part is this memorable tribute on Friday, June 15th! All Japanese fashion styles are encouraged! Together, let's say "OTSUKARE-SAMA, ROYAL/T!" in style!

About TIT

Tune in Tokyo has been spinning J-Pop, K-Pop, and International Club beats since 2008, bringing the sound of modern Asian dance pop to clubs and special events throughout Los Angeles. This five member DJ unit, featuring co-founders Greg Hignight and Del Martin, and DJs Tora, Ally, and Leett, hosts monthly events at Royal/T Maid Cafe, Shop, & Artspace, and 2nd Street Jazz in Little Tokyo, and have also presented an array of live performances featuring musicians from the United States and Japan. Tune in Tokyo presents the best in Asian and global dance pop, weaving together cutting edge electro, dance rock, and Indie with the bold Japanese street fashion scene to create a unique club experience.

どうも皆さん、こんにちは! Tune In Tokyo! 初イベントが大成功だったので、また二回目をやっちゃいたいと思いま~す! これからもイベント、バンバンやっていきたいと思います。DJさんたちが最新のJPOP, KPOP, International Club Beats や日本の音楽だけを流します。日本の音楽がお好きな方たちにはバッチリ!おどって、友達を作ってさわぎましょう~!

Hope See You guys there


Filipino heritage (Hollywood Bowl)

About This Event

The Black Eyed Peas rapper/DJ celebrates his Filipino heritage with a one-of-a-kind party, featuring pop and traditional Pinoy artists, hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and more.

Artists: With Members of The Black Eyed Peas – & Taboo
Ogie Alcasid
Harana Kings
Kayamanan Ng Lahi
Martin Nievera
Jeremy Passion
Philippine Chamber Singers – Los Angeles
Rondalla Club of Los Angeles
Nicole Scherzinger
Lou Diamond Phillips, co-host
Vanessa Hudgens, co-host
Jo Koy, co-host
Anthony Valadez, host

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 7:00PM
Hollywood Bowl (Map/Directions)
2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068


Disclaimer: These are not my picture, they are for promotional purposes.

Monday, May 21, 2012

MBC K-POP Live Concert

I was going to drive up there to San Jose to go see this concert because I was trying to get tickets for it but the server crashed but the since they are streaming it on youtube might aswell share it with you guys. I was gonna post it here when I first heard about but news travels fast when it come to Kpop lol. To my international blog viewers here is website to go to to find out what time it will be showing in your country here
(hopefully it won't be blocked which I understand how you guys feel, when I wanna watch something from japan it was usually blocked, I have to wait for someone else to post it.)

The here is video about Live KPOP show hosted by MBC

MBC Korean Music Wave @ 7pm, May 21 in San Francisco (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Live streaming will be provided on MBC Kpop,

Seeya in streaming land

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


About Them

Epik High was relatively unknown to Koreans in the beginning of its career due to hip-hop music's lack of popularity in Korea. Their success began with the release of their second album, titled "High Society". Upon the success of their third album, "Swan Songs", released in late 2005, Epik High has become one of the most popular hip-hop figures in Korea. "Fly", the title song, and "Paris" (feat. Jisun from Loveholic) from their third album became hits in Korea, reaching number one on many Korean music channels as well as on online music charts.[1] "Fly" was also chosen for the video game FIFA 07. Epik High's fourth album, "Remapping the Human Soul", released in January 23, 2007 has shown a very different music style from their previous albums. "Fan", the fourth album's title song, and "Love Love Love" have been big hits in 2007.

Asian Night Saturday

Los Angeles CA (West Hollywood)

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
643 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles CA (West Hollywood)

Min. Age: 21+

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Big bang with a lil Perfume

I am really exited about this comming summer, my two, well four favorite groups will be on tv and on tour. Big Bang is doing thier Alive! World tour and they might be comming to the States and to the rest of the World and I can't wait for that. Also Perfume (jpop) group will be hosting the Japan MTV Awards and 2ne1 and 2PM is goona be there which super excited about b/c they will streaming it on Ustream on June 23rd around 6-8pm Japan/Korean Standard time, which here on west coast of North America is around 12:30-1:30AM pst (it bc I was Korean Music Shows around the same time)but it won't start until 3AM pst. Am still look for stream info but if guys find it b4 i do please leave a comment below.

MTV VMAJ 2012 music video awards ceremony of the international grand prize in each department to determine the audience vote

Held (Sat) at Makuhari Messe Makuhari Event Hall June 23, 2012!
MTV VMAJ and is

Pioneer is an event that symbolizes the "MTV" was changed to "shall enjoy watching" from the "what you hear" the music, of the United States "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (MTV VMA)". It was started in 2002 as a Japanese version of this, "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN (MTV VMAJ)" is.
Regardless of the different music video featuring Western, of Hogaku, has been noted that in most years of domestic and international music scene. Awards ceremony and other music awards as an international scandal, has received great support from everyone of MTV viewers in Asia, not only in Japan but also around the world.
Top artists last year we held an event "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AID JAPAN" help the earthquake affected areas East, brought together from all over the world, with an overwhelming performance and a warm message, delivered the courage and hope after the earthquake in Japan was me.

Facebook Page:!/mtvjapan/app_312805645448290

Info about the Alive tour

YG Entertainment and Live Nation proudly announce the BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012!!!


BIGBANG is set to take their tour to Asia, North and South America, and Europe, performing in 25 cities in 16 countries.

BIGBANG is the first Asian band to receive the "Worldwide Act" Award at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, and these chart-topping K-pop heroes are looking forward to meeting their fans during their first ever world tour.

ALIVE TOUR 2012 is presented by leading international live entertainment company, Live Nation Entertainment, and the shows are expected to be an extraordinary spectacle in terms of production size and creative direction.

Live Nation has organized global tours for international renowned artists such as Madonna, Lady Gaga and U2, and the company has recently participated in promotional activities for K-pop artists in the United States and Europe. BIGBANG is the first world tour for an Asian artist that Live Nation will have produced and promoted..

Saturday, May 12, 2012

North American BB creams

(top)Stila Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm, Boscia bb cream, Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm,Most Moist Water Fuse BB Cream, Clinique Age Defense BB Cream,Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector, and Estee Lauder DayWear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit(bottom)

Top 5 drugstore fondation

Loreal True Match

Light coverage

Neutrogena healthy Skin

Light to Medium coverage

maybelline 24

Medium-full coverage

Relvon Colorstay

Medium to full coverage

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H

Medium to full coverage

Box subscribtion under $15

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's day and extras

I bought lots stuff this month especially from "My Little Pony" event. I bought my mom the a tablet and a Burt’s bee kit (really good for sensitive skin for mother's day. It’s funny that nowadays there kids buy their parents or grandparents something they have no clue how to use, well at least my mom knows how use her touchscreen phone which is plus. I really love Burt' bee especial the skincare lines they have. I also wanted to get a makeup palates and brush, so I went with Shany Cosmetics. The brushes are soft and it came with a red case. The pigmentation of color were really ice and both together cost about $20. I also got some lipstick from nix,(Stella and peach Bellini)summer colors of course. At the event bought some graphic shirts and they are really soft (yay!)(May be updated in the future b/c am super tired tonight)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pony was Explosive

The “My little pony” event was awesome. There were so many people that day, a mix of the regular Melrose coward and the fans and observe like myself. Even though am kind of new to this type art work, it has huge fan base for teens to all the way up to adults. Sorry guys but grew in the 90's my beloved shows were Sailor moon, Thunder cats, Captain planet, Power puff Girls, and Beves and butthead. People were like "why are you here if you’re not fan of the show so to speak,". . .well I am a fan of Spank!,the art work that Sweet Street creates is kawaii and Nickie Minjia wears the guys(Shojono Tomo) clothes. I pretty much found out about “Spank!” through ToyokoPop News than that's how I found out about Krary Pamyu Pamyu and more about %6 Dokidoki (b/c online they came to the states to shows was only in Northern Califonia.) Anyways you can go to JapanLA, Toy Art Gallery (TAG), and Joyrich will have these ponies for show and merchandise. I waited in line for like hour to see the ponies you'll probably have better luck lol. Also check out the Avengers gallery showing which I forgot to mention which is across the street from Golden Apple Comics.



Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Comic Day and Cinco de mayo

What is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.

Am planing on going to Golden Apple Comics bookstore just before I go to my "little pony event" at JapanLA shop. They are both located near my old stomping grounds of one the most trendiest and diverse streets in LA, Melrose Avenue.

If your not sure where you can find comic shops in your area here is link to help you out:


Disclaimer: These are not my pictures, these are just for promotional proposes.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My little pony night out [Update]

"Join us for a fun filled evening of freebies, gift with purchase, magic, and fun at JapanLA!

MY LITTLE PONY Project Info:
This special exhibition launches in Los Angeles on May 5, 2012 at Toy Art Gallery and will showcase the MY LITTLE PONY Project charity ponies, 18" MY LITTLE PONY figures designed by international fine artists, and MY LITTLE PONY pop-up shop by WeLoveFine. Select shops from Toy Art Gallery to JapanLA, Joyrich, Munky King, and more will host secret pony items, turning Melrose Avenue into "MY LITTLE PONY Avenue". Please join us in celebrating the world of MY LITTLE PONY.

Toy Art Gallery Event Page:

Schedule of Events for May 5th, 2012 at JapanLA

JapanLA open for business as usual

Cosplayer and designer Yaya Han will host a pop-up shop of pony costume accessories!"

You also can check my Achieves. I've listed the same info from their Facebook page. It's title "Sweet."
Hope you guys can make it to this event.

. . .But if your not into "My little pony" there is another art show you can go to.

Opens: May 5, 2012 | 8-11pm
Runs: May 5 – 19, 2012

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

I Also forgot to add the Assemble(Avengers) but the show is over but you can buy art from the show from thier website here

Here is one of the galleries

Gallery 1988 Los Angeles

7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Located at the SouthEast corner of Melrose and La Brea. Also, according to the website, the show is open May 3 from 7 to 10pm.


Disclaimer: These are not my pictures, these are just for promotional proposes.

Korean Fest 2012

Hey guys,
I finally finish editing KMF I have it unlisted on YouTube so you won't see it there but click on uploads and might show there or in my other playlists. You can also buy KMF 2012 cd from the website. It was fun but weird b/c I am not Korean and ppl were like why are you here but I didn't care. My mom was with me and she had a good time too even though she didn't understand the language but she's some is an awesome at recognizing the beat of the song since she's an old school Motown and R&B fiend. The food was pricey but really good. I really like Kyung ho he an awesome head banger. Here are some picks. Enjoy! (Also it might not work in some countries, sorry guys)