Ayumi Hamasaki's TeamAyu Diary 25 Nov. - 3 Dec. 2009

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Hello again, all my freaky little badger friends.

What? I didn't say anything.

Ayu blogs this time around about Countdown Live, its title, and the second drawing for ticket purchases. She also blogs about needing sleep. She's so cute :)

The usual rules apply - link to the post rather than copying & pasting, and my Japanese stinks so correct me if you know better than I do what she's saying. ^_^

Enjoy!

 

Tomorrow,
25 November 2009 1:27 AM

We plan to have a renewal of the TeamAyu site design, so look forward to it!☆
And, as for the second drawing for tickets, just wait a little bit on that. That information is definitely necessary!!!
There's been such a fuss over it, so I'm not writing ANYTHING but what's necessary, but the info will come in due time!
AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Starting today, the new song's ringtone is out!!!!!!!
It seems like everyone downloaded it immediately, because I got soooo many messages saying that it was a really good song! Thank you guys!!
Even though I'm all sweaty, even though I'm changing clothes in the middle of work, this is something that's really special to me even though it's something that everyone was able to have. But from the bottom of my heart, I'm feeling so much happiness.
I want to hear every single one of your thoughts on the new song~☆

Somehow,
27 November 2009 5:52 AM

everyone in the staff, after working hard, successfully finalized the plans for the secondary ticket drawing, and I'm getting tons of delighted "I've applied again!!!" messages from everyone.
Of course, priority will be given to those who were unlucky in the last drawing, so don't worry you guys!!!
And I think I reeeeeaaallllyy wouldn't be able to contain myself until the moment the results were announced, but even if I really think about it alot, I can't possibly know anyway! I mean, it's a lottery drawing, so...
If you wait for the results with a negative feeling, or if you wait with a positive feeling, it's all the same; until the results, our hearts will be pounding. It's best if you make that heart-pounding feeling an enjoyable one, okay?☆
One thing... people are telling me that when they look at this chandelier from a different angle, it looks like a totally different thing.
"When you look from right below, something amazing appears!!☆" they say.
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My heart loves it when I become aware of things like this.
Even in this house there are things that look different depending on what angle you see them from...
Like how you can't help but see the dogs as living things. lol
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Papico-san.... like.... wow. lol
One big happy family.
Going to sleep today, getting along as well as ever, with a li'l smooch☟
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It's a healing snuggle <3 <3 <3
Those two have been coming to work with me lately...
And as a result I've been getting up earlier each morning (which I'm terrible at...
Aaaaaaah~~~~~~ and now I'm breaking out in hives cuz I'm so sleepy. ROFL
Just gotta try a little more, yes? Cuz I can't just waste time.♪
Now then...
All of Chon-san's loves, eeeeevvery one of you, close your eyes and go to sleep, and wish your hardest for the best day ever tomorrow, smiling from the bottom of your hearts during your powerful struggles.



No way...
29 November 2009 10:00 AM

I kept working until early yesterday morning, and when I was finished, I came here and posted at about 6 AM, and I still need just as much sleep now as I did then!
I'm pouting on the inside...
Yesterday my head was so full of work, before I knew it, my head was so tense, and I thought "This sucks!" so I figured after a bath and a massage I would definitely feel more at ease.♪
And also, I usually use bath oils & bath milks, but this time I switched to an herbal bath, and it was really nice~!♪
If you look at this cell phone photo, it looks like a bug took it. lol☟
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This is lavender♪
I totally filled the bathtub with this stuff. <3
So. It's Sunday, everyone's off work today, right???
Why not make it an interesting Sunday~!!!!!!!!
Tonight, take an herbal bath! It's very special.☆
Meanwhile, Chon-san is gonna eat breakfast and then head to work.☆


Wahaa~.
30 November 2009 10:45 AM

Good morning <3
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I got up at 8, started work.
As always, I keep on making the most of my time.
I had my usual morning, thinking "the morning goes by too fast, it sucks!" but I'm used to that so I stayed calm.
Once I had breakfast, my head & body started buzzing and I came alive ♪
Now who do my babies remind you of, not wanting to get up in the morning? lol
Pino levels up his half-asleep-ness.
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He's not the only focal point here. lol
Which reminds me, Cocoa and Pino are hanging out together alot lately.
As for Papico... he can't be separated from Chon-san, so he's usually too close for good photos. lol
Like this, for example.
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FAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCEEE~~~~~~~. lol
Every day when we wake up, I'm greeted by such a scene.
Every one of them goes to bed in each of their favorite spots, and then waking up with huge smiles on their faces. They have so much personality, it's crazy! lol
Well then!! It's Monday!!! (Well, for me, that means absolutely nothing. lol
What types of thoughts will everyone have this week?☆
Countdown Live's official title will be decided on tonight, so look forward to that~♪


An announcement
1 December 2009 1:08 AM

has been made~♪
I've already written about it briefly, but this year's Countdown Live's theme,
"Future Classics"
has been chosen~.
Well, what sort of significance is this name packed with...?
I'm sure that once you've seen the show, you'll understand the meaning.
Or really I'm not sure, which is why all of us will be making this performance the best we totally can in order to reliably pass the message on to all of you.
I hope you look forward to it!☆
Though I've blown off talking about it, I've been thinking about getting a new cell phone, because the ones that let you scribble on the screen are ultra-attractive to me.
So now when I think about something, my stand-by screen can be a memo saying "Hey! Hey! Whatever!"
I don't carry a memo pad, so that's a pretty awesome feature.
And I can write on the photos I take with it too~.
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(Photo: "Wheehehe! <3" --Deli)
I made my bangs veeeeeeerrrrry short. <3
The color is back to gold so quickly! *sob sob*
Papico san is all in my face again tonight. <3
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Jeez man, your snoring is so noisy~~~!!! lol
All my babies are doing great, so this Mama is glad. <3
Oh yeah! The redesign lets you see the different CD cover pictures.♪
And I forgot to take pictures of how my new phone is decorated!! I'll upload them soon.♪
Holy crap, it's December!!!
I just noticed. lol



Ooooooooh.
3 December 2009 4:16 AM

Tomorrow (the 3rd), the results of CDL's second lottery drawing will be announced!!!!!!!!
For the second drawing, again, there were really so many applications that came in, and everyone in the staff was really surprised by such a huge number of them, we were all amazed and humbled by it.
At any rate, for the second drawing, the number of seats available (the staff have worked very hard to make sure there are even more available than last year!!) actually has one fewer digit than the number of applications.* Again, the amount was huge.
Really, I think it would be amazing if we could fit every single one of you into the venue.
Even after all this, I'm gonna try my best to make at-the-door ticketing happen!!!
At the very least, the staff are fighting against the possibility of even one person from TA having to stand outside in the cold weather, listening to the sound that's leaking out.
To those lucky enough to emerge triumphant tomorrow, congratulations!!!!!
And to those who... are not successful tomorrow.
You'll get more chances in the future, you know?☆**
And of course, if you can't come to the venue, you can root for me and the band in front of your tv! Because all the messages from everyone in TA, the power of all of us there, and the energy from everyone in Yoyogi, all that together needs to get to us. And when we can REALLY feel all the love of everyone who's watching over us, it really holds the show up! <3
With that...

I know everyone's heart is pounding, but slowly try to get to sleep. <3
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(Photo: "smooch! <3" --Deli)

*It's a strange sentence, especially with the parenthetical statement there... but basically if 100 seats were available, 1000 people applied. One more digit in the number. Sorry if this sentence was awkward. XD!
**She doesn't mean there'll be another drawing for CDL, she's just telling those rejected to not be discouraged, there'll be more concerts in the future.