Monday, 31 December 2012

49. Sneko

New Years is finally coming… Somehow, it’s a little exciting. I feel like this year, I can finally commit to my resolutions!

Lately, I’ve been working really hard with my dancers to prepare for two shows coming up, TAKII and Kotoricon. I will be performing a variety of songs at and my wonderful dancers will be helping out!  We have some really fun and exciting songs ready to perform and I can’t wait to do them! Some even include party poppers and confetti cannons! *0*
At rehearsals, even though we practice a lot, we also find time to just lounge around and have fun. Somehow, I’m always the one to make a punny joke, so I’ve been dubbed the oyaji  for my use of puns and wordplay… orz
I’m writing this on the 28th, one day before TAKII. We got our last rehearsal done as well as a crafts session to make matching neck bows for our performance! I think we’re all going to look super cute! Ahhh… I can’t wait!

I’ve never been very good at interacting with people. I’m always awkward and stiff but somehow on stage, I feel more confident and at home.  That’s why, I can’t wait to perform!
My New Year’s resolutions are to become more comfortable around people, a better performer, become a little more known, become healthier, and travel to Japan. I also wish to perform at least once in Japan this year! I know the last one is a little far-fetched, but it’s definitely not impossible, and I really want to give it my all this year. 
Well, that’s all for now! I have to go pack and finish some crafts for tomorrow! I’m super excited!

Wish me luck, everyone! I’ll make sure to post up a video of my performance in a future entry!
Ah, but before I go…
What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2013?

50. Haribo

Hi~minna Haribo desu~ agaiiin!! ^^ Today I bring you a mini blog, because I feel bloggish… although I can’t blog very well please enjoy! (◕‿-)
I have just realised new years is very soon, and I don’t have a resolution (╯3╰) wahhhp! (<-sound of anger and confusion.) Ne, these blogs are getting stranger aren’t they? I LUVET! (•⊙ω⊙•) (<-Nightmare face)! Okay enough random shizzle… I suppose if I had to choose a new year’s resolution it would be to keep on top of school and oishii work some more~
~(-3-)~ even though I do, but meh! This isn’t going anywhere…! (-_- )ノSA~ CHRISTMAS! I love Christmas sooo much, but I wish it had snowed, and I wish I knew a snowy dance so I could snow it up ^_^! Alas. (who even uses that word… I know I don’t O_O). I received some lovely presents for Christmas liikkee… Earphone earmuffs (toasty and musical ^_^ and fun to blast my favourite jpop songs to the unsuspecting UK streets o(≧o≦)o muahhaha), chocolate (CHOCOLATE Huuuu CHOCOLATE <- watched spongebob as a child ^^and look where I am). I also got some lovely cooking supplies, like an icing bag and cupcake thingys and this amazing vanilla sugar grinder, I love sugar and vanilla is my favourite flavour so this could get hyper very quickly!ლ(╹◡╹ლ) So Christmas was lovely, and I’m still kinda feel Christmassy which is nice!!
Normal life wise I’m currently addicted to a purikura app on my phone (nothing new here (¬▂¬)) and I find it fun to take pictures of my friends and family who don’t quite understand the sheer amazing, sparkliness which is purikura.. I’ve had a lot of fun doing my own purikura as well, and I NEVER like taking photos of myself… so I come across a bit obsessed with ma face. ,_, *titanic theme*. If this is your first time reading my blog or meeting me in any way then this may all be a bit much for you! But I asure you I’m not actually this weird but I am described as a happy, glittery, rainbow fairy by my friends… Although I’m more destructive and less graceful than a fairy and I have a bad temper (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ehehe.
Dancing wise I’m working on a pile of dances as usual, I have a bad habit of learning the dance and leaving out the instrumental until last minute. Which if the dance is H!P is a bad idea, the instrumental bits are always the hardest… I thought this then I saw momoiro clover’s mirai bowl… that instrumental took me a while but I worked towards the goal and met it!! WOOP! HENCHᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ
∩(︶▽︶)∩Wow! This blog is getting long huh? I’ll wrap it up soon… I’m just polishing my One.Two.Three- Morning Musume dance cover and that should be up soon! Otherwise I’ve learnt a dance I don’t think anyone on youtube has ever covered…(^▽^) eheh special!! But that’s a surprise, the dance isn’t all that eventful but it was quite hard and the song is just kawaii as hell!✖‿✖
New year and I can’t wait to start getting into all the oishii activities, I’m still getting over the excitement of passing the audition.. kyaaa~!
Thank you for reading my second entry, sorry if I gave you a headache…щ(ಥДಥщ)(Whhy?!) heheh
Byee byeee~ Until new years! 2013!!!
Haribo xoxoxo (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚☆
one of my edits when I was bored ^_^’ mini cherry!! xoxo

Sunday, 30 December 2012

47. Miraku

hello!  こんにちわ !        ヾ(^∇^)   
My name is Miraku and I’m the only Norwegian member of Oishii Project. I love to be a part of Oishii because it’s such a great project!  It’s helping me so much on my way to becomming an idol and I’m always doing my best so that I can become a real idol one day. I think akiba idols are very cute, but I don’t want to be akiba idol myself even though so many of my friends want to.  My big dream is to recognised as  idol in Japan and I won’t give up no matter what ~  (≧∇≦)
I really love pastel colors, cute clothes, singing and dancing. I also love Japanese music. My favourite idol group is Morning Musume and I’m in love with the Oshare Kei music and fashion. My favourite group is SuG and An Cafe. 
Many people are surprised by it, but I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who and Sherlock. Sherlock is so cool, don’t you think so?  
I am from Norway so my native language is Norwegian. I have studied English at school for 10 years. It’s so much fun to learn a new language!  I’m learning Japanese now, but I’m new at it, so please forgive my mistakes! 
I’m really excited to get started in Oishii Project and I hope you will keep supporting us. I’m really grateful to all of you. ヾ(´・ω・`) 
Let’s go! 
To the future of idols ~ 

48. Haruna

Hi everyone ! Bonjour tout le monde ! . (≧∀≦) 
My name is Haruna, i am 13 years old – owh, i’m so young ;_ ; - and here is my first blog entry as a Mini Cherry >w<. I’m a little bit excited about this. *^*

Also ! ~
I’m the second french member of the Oishii !Project, so, i hope you can understand me as well because my english is not really perfect :c.
So, i love j-pop, k-pop, PANDAS *^* ( and bears <33 ), mangas, singing and dancing, playing video game ( i’m a very big fan of pokemon °w° ), hats *p* ( i do a collection about this héhé >w< ), and learning languages :3 . i can speak french – no really ? -, english, german and i began to learn chinese and japanese this year. ~ (<- i love waves <3 )
My favorite colors are light pink and turquoise and hum.. my favorite subjects at school are history and art ! (づ  ̄ ³ ̄)づ

I pratice dance since eleven years ago and this is a real passion for me <3. I love singing too : i do this everywhere and everytime. ( sorry for my friends haha ). And i wanna learn how to play the piano one day. D :
I really enjoy the fact to be in the O !P because i can sing and dance with amazing girls and meet some people all over the world **. For me, this is just wonderfuuuuul. o/ ( and really, the members of the second generation of the mini cherries are really amazing ).

Ok, i gonna speak about my OSHIMEEEN. I think, my oshimen is Iikubo Haruna from «  Morning Musume ». I met her the 30/10/12 in Paris ( i live just next to this beautiful city *^* ) and really, she is IGIULEYIUEYZLIUT. *www*. Before, i really hate her – why ? i don’t know – but omg, she ‘s so sweet and so beautiful *=*. Since that meeting, she became my oshimen :33. ( oh and, i didn’t use the surname haruna because of her, but because of a manga’s character in " to love ru " 8) ).  But i really love Airi Suzuki and Riho Sayashi too. <3 They are my three angels :3.
My favorite J-POP band is Buono !, because it’s my first group of this type of music and they are soooo incredible. *^* I love them. <3. But I really love all the band of the Hello !Project, AKB48, One Ok Rock ( takaaaa >w< ) and Momoiro Clover Z ( ayakaaaaaa <3 ).
For the K-POP, my bias are Zelo from the B.A.P and Injun from « The Boss /Dae guk nam ah » ( yes, they sing in japanese, but the members are corean. So for me, it’s a k-pop band :c ).  I really love BIGBANG, Teen Top ( ricky and chunji *^* ) , Super Junior, B1A4 ( baroooo <3 ) and hum… Lots of other x3.
As a Mini Cherry Member, i would like to improve my pronunciation of japanese words, and improve my dancing skills because i think, i can be better in this discipline !! (>v<) I really can dance without the video of the dance in front of me, because that’s bad . D : Ok, i wanna improve my memory too ( french peoples would say that i have a « mémoire de poisson rouge » :c ). I am really going to do the best i can for me and the O !P fans :3. I hope you gonna support me héhé. 8)

THIS IS THE END. Thank you for reading my boring speech.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. ☆ . ヽ(=´∀`=)ノ
Sayonara  (≧ω≦) . <3

Oh ! Just a last thing : i’m not a yandere like miri and claudia say :’cc. 

Saturday, 29 December 2012

42. Claudie

Salut, 你好, Guten Tag, こんにちは, Hola, Dia Duit and Hello!!
My name is Claudie, and today I’m going to take the time to introduce myself to all you wonderful Oishii!Project supporters! I’ve only been in O!P for about a week and a half now, but as cheesy as it sounds, I adore everyone I’ve met. I’d never dreamed I would have such an amazing and enthusiastic group of new friends who love singing, dancing, and idols as much as I do! It’s really an incredible feeling. Speaking of idols, I’m a HUGE AKB48 fan!! I’m ready to follow Takamina to the ends of the earth! ♡ She’s my oshimen because ever since I started following AKB, I’ve really admired her intense work ethic and her positive attitude. She’s such a good captain and leader for AKB48, and I hope I can emulate her and shine as brightly as she does during my time in O!P. I would really like to improve on my dancing during my time as a Mini Cherry, and I want to be able to find my singing voice and become comfortable making lots of new friends and being in the spotlight.
No matter what, I’ll always be trying my hardest for myself and for all the other Mini Cherries, so watch out, O!P won’t lose to anybody!! ♡

Thank you for all of your support!!

43. Midori - First Post

Hello everyone ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ
I’m Midori, one of the new mini cherries!
And also the first and the only brazilian member in Oishii!Project ~  ☆
Nice to meet you all! (*゜▽゜ノノ゛☆ I hope I can get along well in the group~
I’m really happy to be an Oishii member  *A* I love all the girls, but I have to say that  I got really impressed with Scarlett’s voice *a* and I also like Cherry and Miraku a lot, they’re so cute <3 

So, how did I get into the jpop world? I like watching animes and reading mangas since a long time ago (and I love cute things too :*:・( ̄∀ ̄)・:*:  ), but what really made my passion for jmusic start was Hello!Project <3 The choreographies, the songs, the girls, everything <3 And here I am, until now, loving H!P (*⌒∇⌒*) haha and I have favorite members for several categories 8D
Takahashi Ai:  her voice is the one I like the most <3  Sayumi and Yuuka for being so cute  <3 Natsuyaki Miyabi for being amazing (and for her pretty voice too) <3 Momoko for being… Momoko  lol  And.. ok, that’s enough, or this can turn into a huge list 8D but what really gets my attention in a idol/artist is their voice or their personality. I can easily love someone just by loving her/his voice <3 and I don’t know how to explain which kind of personality gets my attention easily lol

Before H!P, I used to listen to japanese children’s songs.  My grandfather used to play me a lot of songs with videos (he is Japanese), and I still listen to those songs nowadays because it reminds me of so many good things from my childhood <3 and my favorite song was Kutsu ga Naru (and that’s how I realized that I like bunnies since I was young, and it made me think that the video of this song helped it to turn into my favorite:  there’s bunnies on it lol).  But I was too young to search more about Japanese music, so.. only years after that I discovered about H!P ~ (´・ω・`) 

But anyway.. I love singing and dancing so much since I was young and I want to do it as a job, so I hope I can improve my singing and dancing while I’m a Mini Cherry :D and also to get to know better the other members and learn a lot of things from them ~ ☆ And I want to have a good interaction with other people from internet~
but, well… I’m not used to blogging and vloging stuff, so I have many things to learn yet ~  I promise to do my best ~  ☆

I hope to make something good for O!P,  and that we all have a good time in 2013, please support all the groups <3333333333
Everyone, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ヽ(゜▽、゜)ノ
Byebye ~  See you soon  *hugs*

44. May - First Post

Hello everyone~! My name is May! I am 17 years old and I’m from the South Eastern United States.  When I first found out that I was one of the girls selected from the auditions, I was astounded. I couldn’t believe that I would have the opportunity to be a part of the project! Ah~ I’ve been having so much fun meeting and talking to everyone. We have all been working super hard on everything behind the scenes, and it’s an amazing experience. If we all work this hard together, who knows where this project can go?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately on which Jpop groups inspire me. I really admire all Hello Project groups for the hard work and determination of the members. They always seem like they are trying their best! Hello Project always makes me want to work harder.  I think my favorite members are the graduated Takahashi Ai from Morning Musume and Kumai Yurina from Berryz Koubou. I find many admirable qualities in Ai-chan while Yurina has always stood out to me because of her height. I’m a tall girl, too, you see. I can relate to her height!
So thinking about the qualities that I admire in other girls, it often makes me want to fight to improve myself and always do my best. As a Mini Cherry, I really want to improve on a lot of things and I am always adding to my list of things to work on! Right now I want to improve on my confidence, singing, and dancing. I also want to become bolder and learn how to express myself clearly. There is always room for improvement! J
I am so excited about being here with the project, and I hope that you all will lend us your support as we continue to grow! Thank you all so much for the love that you give this project, I truly do treasure it. To all of my lovely Oishii family, I want to say: Let’s all continue to work hard together, ne~? We have a long road ahead of us full of both fun and hard work.  I will work really hard as well, and I won’t lose to anyone!  (╯°Д°)╯︵ /(.□ . \)     
haha, that’s a bit extreme. I am just kidding, let’s all do our best together! haha <3
I hope that you will all support me on my Oishii Journey~!
Until next time,

45. Ryoko

Nyannichiwa~~~~~ Oishii Ryoko here, reporting for duty! Oh, you want me to deliver this giant box of candy to Princess Cloud without eating it? Haha, what a funny joke~~

はじめまして、みんなちゃん。This is one of the newest Mini Cherries of the second generation!! I’m really excited to be a part of this group. All of the staff and members are really nice ^///^ It amazes me to see all of the dedication that everyone puts forth to reach their dreams as becoming pop idols in Japan. It’s a heart-warmin’ thing I tellz you~~!!! This is when I have to give a shout out to my imouto-chan, Abbie, of Oishii Lychee. Biggest inspiration as of now. Motivation I tell you~ アビーちゃん、がんばって!

Seeing her and all of the others help motivate me to keep moving and never give up! As a Mini Cherry, I will not quit on my dream no matter how far away or difficult it may seem(Ha~ I made a rhyme)~ This means I will need all of your love and support to help me and the Oishii’s reach our dream! Are you with me? Okay! 

Oh, oh~ I also want to say that I am in fact the best Hide ‘N’ Seek player there is and no one will ever defeat me! You dare to challenge me? Non-sense~ Mwahahahahaha!!! *ahem* Oishii Ryoko, over and out, roger! *sparkle*

46. Mayu - First Post!

Hello, everyone!
My name is Mayu, I’m 15 years old, and I’m one of the new US members of Oishii Project (^ω^)
My hobbies and interests are anime, manga, jpop, singing, dancing, and fantasizing over the idea of possibly performing in concerts and having photoshoots like a real idol! (≧∇≦)

If you don’t already know I am in love with dancing and it’s my true passion! I am a self-taught dancer, and I’ve only ever taken one dance class in my life, and it was two years after I already started dancing to Jpop. I just love it so much, and my goal is to be one of the best Jpop dancers out there! I want to be an inspiration to others who aspire to dance or sing and show them that anyone can achieve their dream! (^∇^)

The people/groups/anime/games that inspired me to start dancing are Kozue Aikawa, Beckii, Idolm@ster (obsessed with this series XD), The KiraKira Moe Show (when I first saw them back in 2010) and all of the H!P groups (i’ve been obsessed with all of them at various times). I’ll never forget what an amazing inspiration all of them have been to me and I have never regretted starting up dancing! ♪( ´▽`)

One thing that I really need to improve on though, is singing. I’ve always sung for fun, not for any professional kind of environment, and so i’ve developed some bad habits that i need to fix. I hope that one day my voice will at least be considered good enough so that i don’t have to feel so shy singing in front of other people ( ;´Д`)

I’m really glad that I was accepted into Oishii Project because I really feel that this place will help me shine and improve so I can one day achieve my dream. Everyone has been so kind and friendly in the short amount of time I’ve been a part of the group and it’s really starting to feel like a family to me (thank you everyone!) (^з^)-☆

Thank you for reading my entry and I hope you will all support me in the future! I love all you so much ☆
Bye Bye

Friday, 28 December 2012

37. Haribo

Hi minna~! Watashi no namae wa Haribo! I am 18 years old and I am one of the new UK members of Oishii project and my favourite things are Nail art, anime, jpop, purikura, sushi, tumbling/trampolining and dance! I’m so happy to be part of the Oishii Project Mini Cherries! (≧ω≦)! I’ve always loved to dance and sing, especially to Japanese songs,it is one of my favourite hobbies and I practice every day! >-< It’s really great to be part of a project where I can do my favourite hobby and perform for all you lovely people( ^▽^)! I’ve also had the chance to meet loads of people across the world who share the same interests as I do, and so far I’ve made so many new friends! V(^0^)V YAY!
Oishii project is such a great idea, and it reaches out to those people like me who love Japanese culture and have a passion for dancing and singing, I feel like my hard work over the years practicing has really paid off! ☆_☆…. I AM RAMBLING >< gomen…I am also really apologetic -_-; hehehe!
My favourite idol group is Buono!, they were my first hello project! band and I was introduced to Japanese culture through my favourite film Spirited Away and the manga Fruits Basket! Ever since I’ve been a constant fan of Jpop and Japan!! \^o^/! (and I use a lot of emoticons *_*)! My oshimen is probably Risa Niigaki and sadly she left Morning Musume only a short time after I found love for their group(╥_╥).But I’ve always loved Momoko Tsugunaga, Ai Takahashi, Hitomi Yoshizawa and Ai Kago! ^^ <3 Ganbare!~ I also love Puffy Ami Yumi, Berryz Koubou, and my favourite songs are Goal! –Buono! and Go girl ~Koi no victory~ - Morning Musume!! o(≧o≦)o
As a mini cherry I really hope I can improve on my singing skills in particular, and increasing my confidence, especially when performing ,_,! And I will also hopefully get opportunities in Oishii Project to share my dancing skills and work reaallllyyy hard on them as I feel this is my real talent!! :D Ganbarimasu~
Thank you for reading my ramblings >< hehe, I hope you continue to support Oishii Project and help me and the other mini cherries towards our debut! Bye Bye xoxoxoxoxoxoxo  

38. Miri

Puri~Puri~Puri~! High✰Tension Cute!~ I’ve put my spell on you \ ( > v < ) \

Now that I have your attention, hello readers of the Mini Cherry blog! My name is Miri Purin! But you may call me Miri or whatever suits your fancy. This is definitely exciting to be writing my first blog entry as a Mini Cherry, it feels so real now! This first entry will be short, sweet, and to the point. 

I have been dancing for the vast majority of my life as well as singing but in I would say the last 5 years, I’ve really started to take it seriously, trying to improve and all that. It was also 5 years ago when my fascination with Japanese culture began. I was just so intrigued by the whole “aidoru" culture as it were. Basically all I listened to for 2 years straight was anything that came out from Hello!Project haha. My obsession progressed into being more interested into Japanese fashion and things like anime and manga. But, now that I’ve found O!P, I’ve most definitely rekindled my love for all things idol!

For the time that I will be a Mini Cherry, my main focus I think will be my dancing. Honestly, I’ve been taking dance classes for 13 years now and I am just the worst! When I watched cherries’ acceptance video I just couldn’t believe all of the amazing dance talent I saw! And then it hit me that I am no where up to par with the rest of the girls orz ;;. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging though! I know with everyone’s help, we are all going to improve so so much. 

And, do you know what you will not lose to me in? Energy! ENERGY!! I do try to tone myself down around others and people that may find me annoying but, when I can, I am High✰Tension Cute!~ I want to be able to bring a smile to everyone’s faces, there’s no room for sadness, only cheerfulness!

Well, this is all I have to say for now everyone. I hope to see you all next time!

Stay happy, stay cute! Puri~Puri~Puri~!
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39. Jema

Kon’nichiwa all! My name is Jema (also known as dancelovelily), and I am a new Mini Cherry of O!P Weeeee! I am so Excited! I’m a very bubbly, energetic, always happy and smiling type of girl! I am always there to cheer you up and make you laugh especially when your feeling down. I absolutely love dancing, singing, gymnastics, figure skating, sewing and cosplaying!
Dance is my oxygen, my life, and what describes me! I believe everyone can dance! You just need to find your own flavor and style that makes you, you! I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful diverse and energetic sweet group! It is a wonderful opportunity! O!P is a project like no other! Such amazing people ranging from all sorts of talents, countries and personalities. Idols, idols idols Oh my! Well I have both Jpop and Kpop idols XD I am still widening my range of favorite idols or oishiimen in Jpop but as for Kpop OMG! SHINee, SHINee, SHINee! (Apparently I like repeating words by threes XD) I am a super oober fan of Onew from the Korean pop group SHINee! Ahhh I could go on and on about him oh my goodness! I also have some fav girl kpop groups/idols but for now i shall keep this somewhat short. As for Jpop I have always loved and followed Momoko Tsugunaga. I have a few others from Morning Musume, S/Mileage, C-ute, and Berryz Koubou.

As a Mini Cherry Member I would like to improve on my pop singing voice! By this I mean, i have a choir kind of jazzy and sometimes opra-esk voice LOL. I really love my jazzy voice when I get into it but I would like to sound more like a pop singer especially when it comes to O!P. I would also like to improve my endurance as a dancer. I used to have a high endurance but it has been lost recently due to some injuries over the past year, so it is time to get that back up! Yes! Okay! I am the biggest Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas and overall Gymnastics fan and follower! OH! and of coarse the largest fan of Onew and I won’t be beat indeed! LOL. Well sorry to have made this long but now you know a little about me :)

That’s all for now! And as I say, “Go, Go Minni Cherries!" (sings to power rangers tune). Jane~

40. Charlotte

Hello! (^。^)ノ♪
Charlotte here, part of the 2nd generation of Oishii Mini Cherries!
Eep, this is so exciting! I’m still shocked at being chosen haha! Today I’m going to introduce myself to you ~
So, I am one of the British members of Oishii. I study art and my passion is photography ~★When it comes to photography I won’t lose to anyone! (*^-゚)⌒☆Really, I like a lot of things! So I’ll tell you some interesting facts: I’m a part of the MK Dance Group, my favourite fruits are cherries - so I’m really happy that I’m in Mini Cherries hehe, I’m a massive fan of Harry Potter, I have three cats, and even before joining Oishii!Project I’ve been friends with Sophie, Scarlett and Kelsey! (^^) Also I really love comedy and I constantly make a fool of myself to make others laugh.
I made it my goal to join O!P mainly because it seemed like a lot of fun! I really love seeing how hard the other members are working and their progress. I was a fan of everyone before joining the project and I still am! (〃ω〃) Everyone shines so brightly ~☆
I’m a big lover of idols, my oshimen being Airi Suzuki from H!P groups℃-ute and Buono! She inspires me to smile more, because I have crooked teeth like her – yet she always looks beautiful when she smiles (*^^*) She gives me confidence in my own smile, although it’s embarrassing to admit aha.
Of course, I’ve also joined O!P to improve myself! I want to improve on everything haha! Hopefully I’ll get better at blogging and at singing, because there are days when I’m not at my best - but I want to change that. Mostly I would like to improve on my dancing and on my Japanese!
Whew! I think I’m finished.
Thank you very much for reading my first blog! ♪( ´▽`) Please also check out the other Mini Cherries! If you want to support me please subscribe to my Oishii YouTube channel.
Until next time! xoxo

41. Karina

Hello! You can call me Karina. I am 20 years old and I am turning 21 in March.  
I love to play video games especially Zelda, Pokemon and PC gaming.  You can find many Pokemon and Zelda items all around my room! My favorite Pokemon is Cyndaquil and my favorite Pokemon type is fire. :3 I have played every Zelda game a bajillionnnn times and my favorite symbol is a Triforce. I also love love love Anime! My favorite Anime so far would have to be Sword Art Online. Some other Anime I like are Fairy Tail, Chobits, Idolm@ster, Toradora, Naruto, Zero no Tsukaima etc. I like to cosplay Anime characters and characters from games as well.  A few of my recent cosplays were Hatsune Miku, Pikachu and Windwaker Link from Zelda.  My favorite color, like most girls, is pink! I also love cute things!  A random fact about me is that I am a vegetarian.  I have been a vegetarian for about 11 years now.  I love all animals! My favorite animal is kittens. There so cute!  =^.^=  I have a passion for singing, dancing and performing.  I was in theater for about 5 years in Elementary School and Middle School.  I also was in Chorus throughout Middle School and High School and sung in my school Talent Shows.  I have had a passion for dancing for many of years. I loved to hip hop dance so I joined a Hip Hop team where we competed nationally. I loved performing and traveling to new places when I was on the team! My favorite genres of music are J-Pop, K-Pop and Electronic Music. Some of my favorite artists are Morning Musume, Kyary, 2NE1, C-ute, Shinee, AKB48, and Vocaloid. As a Mini Cherry I would like to improve my singing, dancing and Japanese. I have not sung in a while so I still need to work on my higher notes but I am practicing very hard! With dancing I would like to improve on getting back my stamina I used to have and my overall dance performance.  I have just started learning Japanese not too long ago so I do not know much, but I am practicing my pronunciation and learning more almost everyday!

Why I love Oishii Project so much is because we have so many amazing and talented people in this Project!  I also think it is amazing how everyone is from all different countries and we still get together to make beautiful music.  It is so surreal that I am a part of Oishii Project.  I really look up to the staff and members.  I have been a big fan of the Oishii Project and now I am a part of it!!  
Thank you so much everyone for your support!  I hope you will support the Oishii Project and I throughout our journey together! 

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

36. Sneko

Hello, everyone, my name is Sneko and it’s a pleasure to meet you! I hope you will watch over me from now on as I embark on my journey to become a full-fledged idol. I know I have a super long way to go, but with your support and motivation, I know I can do it!
I was born on November 16th, a month earlier than my expected date of birth. As a result, I find myself getting sick a lot, because of my overall weak immune system, and the added burden of having asthma. I want to work hard to get healthier for myself and for my future in Oishii Project so that I can perform to my highest potential! (ノ ̄д ̄)ノ

I have a weak spot for strawberry-themed items and cute clothing~ I like collecting cute mechanical pencils since I like to draw a lot and recently, my hobby has extended to collecting stationary and pens as well! *A*;;

If there’s one way to describe me… I’d guess it’d be that I’m a die-hard Tokyo Mew Mew fan! I collect a lot of Tokyo Mew Mew stuff. I must have over $2,000 worth of Tokyo Mew Mew stuff… OTL
I own all of Ichigo’s weapons, including a spare of her main weapon for cosplay, and I own all the rare prints of the English manga (with glitter titles). I even own figures of Ichigo and the limited edition box and figure set of the PS1 game. I even drew her on my wall! *0*

My favorite color? Can you guess?


It’s pink!
Everything I own is pink! My room, my laptop, my video-game consoles, brushes, bags, bed—everything! Pink is a very common response, but for me, pink is part of what makes Sneko “Sneko”. 

My love for the color pink and strawberries stems from my favorite mahou shoujo character, Mew Ichigo, the protagonist to Tokyo Mew Mew. She transforms into a pink-haired magical catgirl! She’s super adorable and I don’t think any other anime character could ever compare to her charms. When I was younger, I tried to dress like her and mirror her actions and speech. Ah, so embarrassing! *////*

I’ll let you in a secret! Did you know that my name is actually a reference to her? The name “Sneko” was actually a nickname I was given when my username was Strawberry Neko (“Strawberry Cat”).

Wah, embarrassing! But still, it’s a special name given to me by special friends, which is why I’ve kept my name. For me, my name holds a lot of precious memories. Similarly, Tokyo Mew Mew was the start of everything for me, which is why I hold it so dear to my heart. I truly believe, somehow, its how I’m here today! But maybe I’ll delve into that in another blog post… but only if you’re interested!

My favorite singers are myco and HIMEKA, and recently, I find myself starstruck by AKB48’s Mayu Watanabe! She’s really cute! I want to be cute like her oneday, but it might be impossible. TT___TT

HIMEKA is one of my biggest inspirations because like me, she started off covering videos on youtube. She later moved to Japan to chase her dreams and through perseverance and sheer talent, she finally won an anison audition and debuted as a singer, despite being a foreigner. I want to be like that one day! She has the ideal singing voice I’d like to have. She has a strong vocal presence and her voice is like that of a goddess. I’d definitely like to be able to sing at her level someday. I like the singer myco for a similar reason. Her vibrato is unique and her voice can be sweet and delicate or strong and mature. I like it when singers have a different styles in their voice, but can still have a very distinct sound that sets them apart from the rest. One day, I want to develop my own distinct Sneko sound. ヽ(○´∀`)ノ♪

I’m going to wrap this up, ‘cause this was a little long, haha. *^*;;

I’m extremely grateful that I was given such a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this and I’m going to give it my all! I’m grateful to you, too! Yes, you! The reader! I thank you for reading this!

It’s been my dream since I first began covering to become a J-pop singer and make my debut in Japan and through this group; I’m hoping to get one step closer to my goal. I’m not sure what my special charm is yet, but I’m confident that as a member of Oishii!Project, I’ll find it! For now, I’ll work hard on becoming raising my stamina and becoming healthier as well as developing a distinct voice that is uniquely Sneko! I hope you’ll watch over my progress and cheer me on!

Until next time, 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

35. Abbie

Hello! The youngest member of Oishii!lychee here! graduation time already? it feels like i only joined the mini cherries yesterday and now i am graduating! I wanted to say how much i have loved spending time with all you lovely members…..even if i never actually spoke to you or commented on your posts. Honestly i didn’t want to annoy anyone by messaging or commenting constantly, but i have always read your posts (´Д`。)….so even if you don’t know me very well i feel like i know you all allot.|・ω・`)

It is going to be strange going from such a big group of lovely girls down to the 5 of us in oishii!Lychee, but i am very happy being with the girls i am…its kind of bitter sweet i suppose, but hopefully we can still talk in the whole o!p group! 。:゚(。ノω\。)゚・。

In the last 6 months i have changed allot…..idk if anyone noticed. Before i joined O!P and the OtakuOwls i had a very low self esteem, i tried to be someone i wasn’t because being myself wasn’t good enough (ノдヽ), but my self esteem has risen allot and now i’m trying to be myself more than ever and it is partly because of my friends here in O!P so thank you so much everyone, it really means allot to me that i have friends that i can talk to and that believe in me!“ヽ(´▽`)ノ”

Even though i will be separated from the girls in Kiwi and the remaining mini cherries, i really hope that we can all keep going and do our best to reach our dreams, i also want to thank the staff, for being so patient with me…i tend to be very late with most of my assignments and i’m sure i probably make them want to bash their heads into a wall sometimes, they work so so so so sooo hard behind the scenes to help us all do our best, so thank you so much and i’m sorry i can be difficult, i promise to do my best to make it easier for you! ☆⌒(>。≪)

Each and everyone of the girls in O!P has so much potential and i will support you all forever and always….i’m sorry i don’t talk enough and that i’m distant, i will work hard to talk to you all more, and i promise i will do my very best in Oishii!lLychee and in everything that i do. Thank you for being friends with me and i really wish each and everyone of you the best of luck in reaching your dreams! To all the girls auditioning and to the future mini cherries good luck, i know that if we all try hard enough we can make it. <3

In the next few months i am going to try and improve more and more, so please support me and i promise, even if my voice and dancing is not good yet that i will give it my all! O!P is like a family in my mind, and i wont give up on them. Thank you everyone! Lots of hugs and sparkles! Good bye mini cherries! i will miss you!

abbie~kins <3 ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

34. Sophia

I hope nobody forgot about me!! It’s Oishii! Project’s big sister, Sophia!
It really does feel like graduation day, huh? From the beginning there were 18 of us. I wasn’t familiar with all the other girls, all I knew is that I wanted to work as hard as them! It wasn’t till after a few weeks that we dwindled down to the solid 15 girls.
Originally I was to graduate into Oishii! Kiwi. Here’s a little Oishii! Fun Fact: If I would have chose to stay with debuting, Oishii! Kiwi would have 2 Sophie’s and Oishii! Lychee would have 2 Abbie’s!! Isn’t that neat? Sophie and I talked about teaming up to make a mini idol unit called “So-So”. LOL! There’s lot of chemistry and sparks flying when you get a bunch of girls who are all passionate about the same thing, and the mini cherries were no exception. In the 6 months that I’ve spent with these girls, I’ve realized that I wanted to watch these girls reach their dreams more than anything, and so I turned in my own hopes of glitz and glamour to be a part of the Official Staff! I have to say, though I have a heavy heart I won’t be able to perform with my girls, I find comfort in knowing that I can truly be their big sister watching them from backstage. They’ve made me so proud, and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else any other way. I’ve prepared little graduation messages for everyone, so please read them!

To the remaining Mini Cherries:
Shannie, though we haven’t talked much, I do follow your tumblr. Whenever you made a post about fitting into old clothes again or your workout regimen a spark of rivalry would flare up and I would think “Ahh! She works so hard! What am I doing just sitting here?!”. Please continue to work hard and overcome those obstacles!
Mariko, I didn’t think much of you until I watched your vlog on what being an idol means to you. I was moved!!! You seemed so cool and mature, and I wanted to get closer to you! I think you’re the kind of person who keeps it together when situations get tough, even though it can get scary, right? Please stay strong for me, us, and most importantly yourself.
Tohru, you were the one that warmed up to everyone the quickest!! She’s such a little ball of energy and she just NEVER QUITS! Though she’s very cute and full of youth, she’s actually older than me!! One time during the summer, she helped me with my vocals until 8 AM IN THE MORNING. Tohru is an amazing vocalist, and so it really meant a lot when she coached me. I’ve learned so much from her, gained so much respect for her, and absolutely love her to bits!! Thank you, Tohru! I’m rooting for you!
Hina, you were the reason I auditioned, actually. I’ve always admired your vocal talent and watched all your covers. When I heard about your hiatus I was devastated. With each day that passes by I’m sending positive thoughts your way, in your full recovery and your return to the cover community. We love you Hina!!
To Oishii! Lychee:
Abby, congratulations on your debut!! You’re such a cute girl! You were always prompt with the deadlines and worked hard, so for that I hold high respect for you! Please continue to work hard!
Abbie, you’ve grown a lot from when you first joined! You cleaned up your image a lot, and through all the negativity you get from your peers, you’ve found friends who share the same passion and have had quite the successful performing career! You’ve gone very far, you never quit! You’ve got the biggest drive I’ve ever seen and I know you’ll be successful if you continue to grow!
Nico, you darling, you! Your delicate and soft nature has captivated the crowd, and I am no exception! You always have kind words to say, no matter what. Your art is absolutely gorgeous, and your voice is like wind chimes in a forest! Thank you for working so hard and supporting everyone within the group!
Usagi, watching you grow was really fun! Your stories about your work and school made me laugh the most!! You have so much charisma and charm, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Above all, I support you in full! So don’t ever let anyone get the best of you, cutie!
Vicky, despite the language barrier, you’ve been the most enthusiastic and friendly girl I’ve met! You were always eager to improve yourself and grow! I admired you for that, and I think you’re super cute!! Whenever I see a new cosplay from you, my heart just explodes! Please continue to work hard, and make me proud!
Finally, To Oishii! Kiwi:
Sophie, you are amazingly talented!! Performing is your life, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for that! Your first vlog made me laugh, because you’re kinda dorky in a charming way! I was looking forward to creating that “So-So” unit!! But either way, please work hard for everyone!
Nina, always prompt and always on time, you work so hard! Congratulations on your debut! I was looking forward to working with you, and getting to know you better, but I hope you’ll accept me as your mentor and staff as well!
Chikage, you have this amazing voice and cute personality! I JUST CAN’T! You were always on time for everything, and you kept improving yourself no matter what! How you keep up with your studies and idoling, I’ll just never know!! I look forward to your debut! Keep fighting!!
Hana, we really bonded after I came to your 2nd live! I stayed the whole 3 hours you performed, and I have to say that you’ve grown so much with your singing and playing. We talk a lot more now, and I’m so so so, happy. You’re extremely beautiful and I’m honored to be able to work with you! Congratulations on your debut!
Yukina, you were the first to ask for my number! I was surprised, since you’ve said before that making friends is a little difficult for you. I was surprised to learn that you were a fan of musicals and literature! I’m not much of a reader, but I’m inspired to read a few of your recommendations. I’m very happy that you’ve opened up, even if just a little and I look forward to your debut the most!! Make me proud girl!!
I’ve rambled on so much!! I didn’t mean to keep you all for very long, but thank you for reading my graduation message! Continue to support these girls, and support me on my voyage of Official Staff!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

32. Nico

Hello everybody,

It’s Nico here with my very last blog post as a Mini Cherry! I’m now
officially a part of Oishii! Lychee and I couldn’t be more pleased <3
At the same time, though, it is a little bittersweet to know that my
time training with all the other Cherries has come to a close. Over
the past six months, I’ve learned so much—and even more importantly,
I’ve found a wonderful and supportive creative family in Oishii!
Project. I feel so close to and encouraged by the other girls in the
group, and we’ve all developed so much together! I can’t wait to see
what new Cherries are selected so that we can watch them grow in turn.
And I myself am not done growing yet either!

O!L is the sweet and girly group~! It’s very exciting to see how we’ll
play off and contrast with Oishii! Kiwi because they are the “rock"
group. I’m very happy to have been chosen to be in Lychee, since I
think it will really allow my voice and style to shine. :> And of
course, the girls I will be working with make a wonderful team for
this! Abbie, Abby, Vicky, Usagi—you’re all brilliant girls with
bright spirits and beautiful hearts. <3 I cannot wait to make music
with you!

Chikage, Sophie, Yukina, Nina, Hina, Shannon, Tohru, Mariko, and
Hana—training and learning with you has been such a special
experience. We’re all still Oishii sisters even though we have
blossomed into our own groups, so let’s stay close as always and keep
making each other smile! I’ll especially miss being a Mini Cherry with
you, Hana, and part of me is a little sad that we’re no longer in the
same smaller group, but I know that we’re in the right place for our
unique styles and that we’re going to do great things there! You truly
made me feel at home in Oishii and always encouraged and supported me.
Let’s work hard and maybe one day we can do some duet work in the
future~! <3

Thank you everyone for keeping up with my growth in this project and
for supporting all of us. Oishii! Project has become something very
special and meaningful to me, as I believe it has for all of the girls
involved. I’m ever so grateful to have the opportunity to continue
forward, so please, let’s all shine together from now on!

~ Nico

33. Sophie

Hello everyone! This will be my last Mini Cherry blog forever, how scary is that?!

When I first auditioned it was a spur of the moment thing. I didn’t think I was good enough at all, but one of my mottos is to never to let an opportunity pass! I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t – boy was I right! When I found out I was one of the six extra Mini Cherries I didn’t stop shaking for about an hour, I couldn’t believe it! My motivation for auditioning for Oishii! Project was to practice my singing and be more confident in singing, which I have always been extremely shy about. I don’t have a very strong voice, but with motivation and encouragement from everyone in O!P I think I’ve made a huge improvement in my confidence – and my singing has gotten a lot better too!
The girls in Oishii made me feel like I was part of something, and treated me like a friend from the very beginning which I am so grateful for. A lot of the girls are sad that their time as a Mini Cherry is ending but I am looking straight forwards towards our goal with a smile on my face, and I know that leaving the Mini Cherries will not change my friendship with any of the girls at all. Now I can strive towards making Kiwi the best that it can be. All I can say thank you to the staff that picked me, the members who motivated me and the friends and fans who supported me whole heartedly.
I hope you will support the two new groups as well as the new Mini Cherries being announced soon.
Thank you!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

30. Vicky

Hello everyone ! ~~
It’s Vicky from Mini ! Cherries, for the very last time !
How are you ?
Today, I am a little bit sad, because I am writing my last post as an Oishii ! Mini Cherries.. (*´;ェ;`*)
Being a Mini Cherries was for me such a wonderful experience ! ~ When I auditionned, 6 months ago, I was sure I wouldn’t be chosen, because, all the others auditions were so SO extremly good ! I was feeling so small compare to the others. The day of the result, I was too much happy to have been chosen as a Mini Cherry ! <3 I was so so surprised, I ran everywhere ~~ ^^’
When I auditionned, I wasn’t knowing that this project would be so important in my life and so professionnal ! Dansa was speaking too fast for me, so I wasn’t able to understand everything she said, so I was just thinking that was a group of girls doing their own music, so I was really surprise about the MV, the physical CD and everything ~~ I was more and more happy !
To me, all the Oishii ! Project is a big big big family ~~ I feel close with every member, especially the Mini Cherries, and now, I will be closer with the Lychee ! But I seriously hope that we will all stay the first generation of Mini Cherries in our heart, and we will stay as close as if we were in the same group ~<3
I’m really happy because since I’m a Mini Cherries, I met a ton of new wonderful people ! Not only my Oishii !Sis, but a ton of others Jpop singer and dancer on Youtube who start talking to me, add me on Twitter, and I was so glad because they are all wonderful !
I also start dancing, because, I wasn’t really dancing a lot before joining O!P ~ I love dancing so so much ! <3 I sing more and even if my voice isn’t really great, I think I have improve since my audition, and I will continue in that way! Finally, I really think I improve my english ! ~ Writing in english is really more easier for me, it’s almost become an automatism ! (⌒▽⌒)☆ Talking it stay hard, but I hope I will improve a lot in the next month !
Hana, Chikage, Sophie, Yukina, Nina, Hina, Shannon, Tohru, Mariko, thank you all for have been my awesome Mini!Cherries sisters !! I hope we will all stay close to each others ! ~ Please, do your best ! I will take care of every of you, so please, do the same ! <3
Abby, Abbie, Nico, Usagi ! ~~ Let’s do our best as Oishii ! Lychee ! I’m super excited to start working with you, and I hope that we will make awesome things together <3~
Everyone, now that I am not a Mini ! Cherry anymore, I hope that you will continue to look after me ! ~ I promise that I will keep doing my very best, so please, support me and support every of my Oishii ! Sister ! <3
Mini ! Cherries, it’s only a goodbye, <3
Lychee, I’m comiiiiing ! ~~

31. Tohru

Hi Tohru here! This is my first blog, but I’m pretty much just going to talk about things like it’s the norm. So, how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? I had a really good time!! I went to my Grandmother’s house and we made a lot of food. Couldn’t take any pictures though because it was gone before I could even give thanks!  I have a story of that one fine question everyone always asks around these times. “What are you thankful for?”
Well, my Nana lives relatively close to Emerald Isle, which is a pretty amazing surf hangout so I hit the waves the day after Thanksgiving! The water was freezing, but there is nothing like Fall/Winter waves. This one swell I hit almost  scared me to death. I saw dorsal fins and shadows in the waves… Of course, being me I assumed they were sharks. Emerald Isle is notorious for sharks hanging around the lighthouse. I froze up… I didn’t know what to do. If I panicked too much, I’d fall off my board. If I stayed on my board… eventually the wave would end and I would have to get down. With my luck I’d get some sort of rip tide.
Then it happened… a clashing wave caused by the rip tides. It collided right into me and I fell. Fearing the worse, I clung to my board, riding the wave until it carried me to a nearby sand bar.  I didn’t see anything in the water from that point on, so I headed to the shore.  Off the sandbar and into the depths I swam. Then, something brushed my leg. I froze, knowing that sharks are attracted to movement. Then, it nudged me again. My heart thudded in my chest so hard, I thought it would explode. Right when I thought my poor heart couldn’t take it anymore, something blew up at me through the water.
A dolphin… not just one dolphin, but a whole family of dolphins. They were playing with me?! I couldn’t believe it… I was so scared for nothing. So, as it turns out… I was surfing with dolphins all day, and I had no idea. They were so cute, and I think they wanted me to pet them, but I decided against touching them too much. By that time I was starting to shiver from the cold water. I needed to get on land before I froze to death.  After I got home that day, no one believed me that I surfed with dolphins. So, I insisted that we go to the beach as a family the next day. Sure enough, those dolphins were still there, playing. It was like the dolphins were having a little Thanksgiving of their own!!

Later that day, we all played on the shores , sticking our feet in the water and chasing waves as they crashed on the seashell embedded shore. We watched the sunset as it trickled behind the ocean. Such beauty was captured in that one moment.  So, I guess I am thankful for the little moments. Being surrounded by the ones you love and so much amazing scenery, what more could you ask for?

Thank you for reading and I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving; I know I did!! So tell me… What are you thankful for?

P.S. We also drove to the nearest military facility, Ft. Macon. We got this super pretty picture of the canons that protected the fort during many battles of the civil war and other attacks on the fort. That’s me next to the canon in the middle > v < <3 Have a good day!!

Friday, 23 November 2012

27. Sophie

Hello hello! Gosh what rainy weather we are having here in the UK! It’s hard to get out of my flat because of the puddles… My hometown has been hit with flooding though so I am one of the lucky ones.
This week I have been on a bit of a shopping spree! This weekend I am attending Hyper Japan but my outfit got lost in the post (゜´Д`゜)゜ Instead I ran round the shops on Monday and came up with an alternative outfit, do you like it?

I’m really looking forward to this weekend, I can’t wait to take a break from studying and see some of the Oishii! UK members again!

I also bought an American baseball jacket as they are all the rage these days, it’s so warm and cosy!

My hair has been getting darker since the winter began and as there is little chance of me getting any sun until March, I’ve decided to use a lightening spray on my hair.
It’s doing its magic little by little so I’ll post a photo of my new brighter hair soon!

See you again next week~

28. Chikage

Oh dear. I just finished a blog post yesterday and now I have to write my last Mini Cherry post today (´;д;`) I just want to say that I’m so so happy to be part of the Oishii! Project. On the surface, O!P might look like this casual Internet idol group where young girls collaborate to create music. But this group impacted me greatly. I’m 18, still discovering who I really am and what I want to do in the future. When I started out as a Mini Cherry, I didn’t know how to represent myself to the audience. I thought my looks and style were lackluster and I thought the only way I could reach to people was through my singing. There was no way I could be as cute and bubbly as the rest. I didn’t have cute clothes or cute bangs. I didn’t have rosy cheeks or clear skin. But after watching how the other Mini Cherries worked so hard in developing their style, I was determined to build up my confidence. I used to be a timid glasses girl who always hid behind a wall, unsure of how to approach others. But what I wanted became clear to me. Cute, yet spunky. Feminine, but strong. This is Chikage’s goal! (*・∀-)☆ I want to be the girl and net idol who will show that anyone can be beautiful in their own ways as long as you have the confidence and strength.

(Not the shiny eyes again orz)
I met two O!P members to date: Ichigo member, Jenny and Kiwi teammate, Hana. When I met these girls, it felt like we knew each other for a very long time! I don’t know why. I guess being in Oishii! makes you feel like you’re part of a family. Hana and Jenny motivated me so much to improve in the fields that I needed to work on. I will keep working hard and I will also keep supporting each and every individual member of O!P. They are so beautiful and talented, and I hope we can progress further in this project ヾ(´▽`*;)ゝ”
I am extremely excited to find out who our new generation of Mini Cherries will be. I hope to get to know them more over time! To the future Mini Cherries, please do your best and stay dedicated! Don’t hesitate to ask questions! (●´∀`)
And thank you to the managers who have guided us so well through our journey! It was really fun! Now it’s time to start on a new one (o≧▽゚)o

29. Hana

Hello everyone, this is Hana’s final Mini Cherry Blog. 
みなさん、こんにちは。これはハナの最後の  「ミニチェリーブログ」です。

Yesterday was the official announcement of my debut, and I am now an Oishii!Kiwi member. You have no clue how thrilled I am to work these amazing girls.
However, it is a little sad to be separated from the other Mini Cherries in Oishii!Lychee, but no worries, O!P is still a large family, and I’ll always be in contact with the girls.

While, current events are taking on a snowball effect, I want this final blog post to be a reflection on what I’ve done so far:

I came into this project realizing that the management saw this form of potential in me to make O!P successful in the future. That’s a lot of pressure, don’t you think?
It means I have to train very hard to become better, stronger, and handle the responsibility as a net idol.
Instead of being scared of not being good enough, I put in all my effort. I couldn’t look back, I just had to try my best.

Since joining O!P I’ve lost over 5 lbs, which has been a challenge for me in last three years. I feel healthy and fit. I now can run 2 miles every day. The entire project, members and staff, know exactly how to motivate each other to do their best. My confidence has sky rocketed, and it has truly helped me along with my training.
My Japanese has improved since I’m currently enrolled in a Japanese course, so I continue practicing outside of class with the members and on my social networks.
The ukulele has always been my niche in this project, but I was only a beginner when I entered. After practicing my playing and singing everyday, I recently visited my father to play together. He was impressed by my improvements in the past 6 months, and now we can enjoy our ukulele duets any time. I hope you guys have also heard improvements, but I’m still learning.

I think the largest challenge was when I finally met Kiwi teammate, Chikage, in New York City. We performed “Aitakatta" by AKB48 at Reni Mimura’s Maid Cafe Re-Opening together. This was my first time singing and dancing in front of any audience. We were so nervous… we practiced very hard to show energy and a strong performance, and I think we got that through to the audience in the end. This was proof of how much we’ve grown together. When I finally met Chikage in person, it was like I’ve always known her. She’s truly a kind person, and she’s so bright; I admire her.

After the performance, J-pop star, Reni Mimura, signed her photocard for me. She wrote “you are a star, Hana-chan" and when she handed it over, she said “Keep going!" with her shining smile. I wanted to cry. She wants me to continue working hard, and I will not fail her. Moments after receiving the autograph, a very tall, young man came up to me, and congratulated me about the performance. He states he is a fan of mine from YouTube, and follows O!P’s updates. He came to this cafe for me….I’ve gotten through to a fan. It was truly a proud moment.

I hope to meet all of the other members at some point in time because we’re not just some performers in some online group….

We’re a family.

Thank you for the experience during my training, and with that, I believe I’m ready for the next step.
Please continue to support the future of O!P.


Thursday, 22 November 2012

26. Chikage

Hi everybody! How are you doing? I hope everyone who is in the US is having a great Thanksgiving break! Here’s a picture of me getting ready to go home from my dorm!
A few days ago, I went to New York and met up with O!P teammate Hana! ♡ She traveled all the way from Maryland! It was awesome meeting her. And we performed in Reni Mimura’s re-opening of her maid cafe! I’m so happy that her maid show is back, after 6 months of absence (´;ω;`) It was great seeing Reni and her maids perform again. Hana and I even met a few fans of Oishii! Project during the event! 
I’ll make a vlog about it soon. Here’s a screenshot of one the clips! 
(Cutie Hana and my derpy smile. My eyes look strangely shiny here XDD; And I don’t wear contacts)
After the show, Hana and I spent the rest of the day in Times Square ( *`ω´) We went out to eat, read books and window shop!
(This is my first time ever saying this quote… orz)
I had a great time with Hana  (´・ω・`) But I was sad that I had to part with her at the end of that day ( ;´Д`)I miss her already. I hope to meet her again soon!
Well I’m off now, gonna get some serious studying done. Please wish me luck on my finals! Have a wonderful day!~

Monday, 19 November 2012

25. Yukina

Hello all! I believe it is time for me to update my blog. ^_^ Just so you all know, I’m always reading books. Haha I find comfort in them and they can never leave you. Remember that. As of right now, I’m reading like 5 books. XD currently I’m on Tilt by Ellen Hopkins. I love all of her books and probably will never stop reading them. I encourage everyone to read them.
Now to move on to personal life issues. Hehe. I’m still looking for a job, and it’s hard in this area to find one. I’m also planning on going back to college in the spring. I’m just trying to finish my general education. I tried beauty school in February but it didn’t work out so well. I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. I’m still writing my short story that I’m putting up on DeviantArt. It’s more for mature readers so that’s why I haven’t really put it out there in the open. I’m still writing it though and it’s coming along nicely. This is a sillier picture but it’s still good none the less. ^_^ This blog wasn’t really that long but thanks for reading anyway and hopefully Oishii will be announcing our groups soon so all of you can keep up on what’s to come. Stay excited!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

24. Nico

Hello everyone! It’s an exciting time to be following Oishii Project, isn’t it? I can’t wait until we announce our new groups to you—it’s not long now ~
Today was very very cold outside, so I wore mori girl. :> Lots of nice warm sweaters to keep me warm! I love winter so much ♥
I’ve also been drinking even more tea than usual lately. Right now my favorite is Tazo’s orange blossom green tea, it’s like drinking a little cup of flowers when it’s chilly out. It’s nice to curl up with it and an interesting book!
This morning I woke up using an app called UNIQLO Wake Up. It’s by the Japanese clothing company UNIQLO and it plays different music to wake you depending on the weather! The music was composed by Yoko Kanno so it’s very good—sweet and soft and atmospheric. There’s also a woman’s voice that sort of sings the time and weather to you! It’s a good gentle way to wake up, and it’s fun seeing my wake up time and weather posted with many other peoples’ across the world. I’m using my Twitter to automatically update from it, hehe. :> You should try it, too! Here’s the link to see how it works:
That’s all for me now ~ Keep watching to see our new groups announced! And thank you ever so much for your support, as always ♥

Monday, 12 November 2012

23. Vicky

Hello everyone !! ヾ(^∇^)

Quick update from Vicky, always from Oishii! Mini Cherries !! Yeaah ~~  (⌒▽⌒)☆

But soon, soon, soon, you will know my new group ! The managers need to meet everyone to announce it to them first,  but with Sandy,
they are some Mini Cherries who are private of electricity, so that’s really not fun at all ! Please, have a think for them ! <3  ( ;´Д`)

Sooo ! 2nd november, was I really calm day, I think ! Exceptionnaly, I had my clarinet class this afternoon and not thursday, because my teacher was playing
with the Symphonic Orchestria. And the morning, I had a clarinet lab, which means that this is a class when we are a little group.. In fact, we are only two
at the same level at school, so yeaah. We are a really small group ! Hihihi ! I was feeling well while the class, but at the break hour for dining, I start to feel
really bad. I think I was doing fever and I had a big headache. /(x~x)\ I went into a little local that are deserved for practice, I bring closer two pianos bench and I try to sleep
a bit on this.. Then I need to go to my clarinet class, and my teacher was SO ADORABLE. Dawwn. When she saw I wasn’t feeling good and that I was clod, she installed me on the chair, she took her 
heater, she put it next to me and she started it. Then she went to fill a bottle of water that she took i don’t know where and she gave me advil. That was adorable ! (●´∀`●)

I was feeling better after my class ! In the evening, I went to see Wreck-it Ralph, with my friends ! THAT WAS SO SUPER CUTE AND ADORABLE. AWWWN. \(*T▽T*)/
Poor Vanelope ! I want to cosplay her so much ! And my best friend want to do Felix ! She crossplays boy so well ! xD As I am a super fan of video game,
that movie was really amazing to me ! Even if I hoped they used more the bad video game characters, I understand that it would cost too much money !
I was happy to see Sonic <3. And now, I want Sugar Rush to be a real, real game !  (*≧▽≦)

The movie finished really late, and I had work at 6h AM… So I only slept 4 hours ! I was like so AWWWN to sleep. I was thinking about the movie so much !  ヽ(;▽;)ノ
I work, that was not that fun, but we sang Gangnam Style all the day.. Hihii !

After my job, I went to home and.. I did nothing at all ! Well.. I was super tired ! I had an awesome news ! I am a part of an animation troup for an author, 
and for her new serie of book, that mix rock, music and magic, I will be playing a girl who is in a band that do music like Def Leppard !~~
Yeaah ! I was so happy to hear that !  (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Today, I worked in the morning ! We have changed the hour today, so I could sleep one hour more, yeaaah ! Because one cook had not come to his shift, I needed to do some kitchen today too ! After, I went with my dad and my sister 
to her grandmother house ! I saw my cousins ! That was fun ! And tonight, I had new informations about the band ! I know his name, the name of my character ! This is like
the french name of Tomoyo or Maddison from Card Captor Sakura, so I am really happy ! And we can choose our hair color ! She purposed us 5 wigs ! These are splitted rock star wig 
from Gothic Lolita Wig. There were the black and turquoise, the black and pink, the black and white, the black and red and the fushia and pink ! I choose the last one, yeaaah ! <33
The girls in this group are girl who wear a ton of make up, jewelry and cocktail dress.. And high heel. Because I am the smallest of the 5 actresses.. The author want me to have the higher,¸
but my feet are too small to fit in ANY high heel, duuuuh. .. Being Tiffany will be a great challenge ! Saturday, I am going with the author and another girl of the group to buy the dress and the shoes, I can’t 
wait !! *__*

That’s it for today ! ☆彡 

Thank you !

Vickyyy ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ