Japanese Actor: Kimura Takuya

This is the first time I will write a blog entry dedicated solely to an actor. Even though I found out actors (mostly Hallyu stars) that is worthy of fangirling, it never gotten to the point I have to write their awesomeness and their brilliance as an actor. And so I wondered to myself, why and how did it got to this point when it comes to Kimura Takuya?

Yes, yes. I am super late with this KimuTaku syndrome. He is a Japanese icon and every drama he is in always received a massive high ratings in Japan. A few information about him:

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Profile

  • Name: Takuya Kimura
  • Japanese: 木村拓哉 (きむら たくや)
  • Birthdate: November 13, 1972
  • Birthplace: Chiba CityChiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 176.5 cm
  • Blood Type:O

Notes

  1. Former member of J-pop group “SMAP”

(source: asianwiki.com)

Holy wow! I am stanning a 46-year old ahjussi and I am liking it!! There is really something about in him that just stands out everytime I watched him in J-doramas. I’ve only seen him in three dramas and so far I was able to endure the drama experience in spite of it being old, in plot and in style, because he really exudes charisma that feels so good and giddy. I always search about him everyday about his latest news, his popularity in Japan, even his scandal or controversy. I would love to see more of him through variety shows but I can’t find a lot and if there is, there’s no english subtitle (poor me!).

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He really was at his peak in 90s and early 2000s, and I’m quite frustrated that I wasn’t able to witness him during those times. I’m just three years old when Long Vacation aired and the frenzy during 2000s in our country was a different Asian drama so I hardly know him back then.

I came across his name while searching for the Jdorama version of Hundred Million Stars Falling from the Sky because of its Korean remake. He is the leading man but since I don’t have interest in him yet, I did not even bother watching that drama.

Dramas

On as to why I got to know him, it is because of Long Vacation which I totally love and I also made a post about it! I love all the cast in that drama that I searched everyone’s name, their age and how they are now in the industry; but it is with Kimura Takuya I truly stayed. Maybe because he has a lot of popular and iconic dramas under his name and with the few blog entries and write-ups I read about him, every show is actually a delight and worthy of watching.

Don’t get me wrong though, because I’ve only watched him in three dramas so far but look where it got me now! I am so enthralled and I’m craving for more!! 😀

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Now, let me talk about him through the dramas that I’ve watched. Maybe I’m just being biased because I’ve only seen him in romance but he truly shone in that genre. And what fascinates me is that, his character is really fresh because I’m quite used with a leading man being either a chaebol, doctor or a prosecutor. In Long Vacation, he is a piano instructor (which upon my search, due to its popularity that time, most of the males actually took up piano because of that drama). In Pride, his 2nd drama that I watched, he is an ice hockey player. And in Love Generation, he is an ordinary salaryman.

Again, don’t get me wrong. I love Korean dramas and will always be. I am also aware that good K-dramas doesn’t always have a chaebol nor a lawyer leading man. I would just like to point out that Takuya-san has different characters, based on the dramas of him that I’ve watched, which is actually fresh in my eyes.

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I already talked about why I love Long Vacation. I also love him in Pride because he really owns his character, Halu. I also love the romance between him and Aki that my heart is leaping of joy because of their chemistry. Can I just mentioned the ending scene of episode 6!? That is one scorching heat and I love every detail of that scene! Too bad that the succeeding episodes was full of angst that I found myself fast forwarding just for the scenes of Halu and Aki. Next drama that I watched was Love Generation which aired a year after Long Vacation and reunited him with Takako Matsu, this time as his love interest. I so love Takako Matsu in here! Her character is very far from his character in Long Vacation. I am close to giving up watching this drama because I am not a fan of 1.) the leading lady falling in love first with the leading man, and 2) love triangle with the second lady running back with the leading man. Okay, enough of too much explanation. 😀 However, I still managed to finish the series, with lots of fast-forwarding because I just love to see Takuya on screen.

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Okay, that was it. I LOVE WATCHING KIMURA TAKUYA on screen, especially in his younger years. THE MAN IS TRULY HANDSOME! His long hair and his expressive eyes, plus his different expressions of fascination, love and anguish in his character. Wow, he really looks good on screen and I am obviously enchanted.

He is the only Japanese actor that I can actually say, wow, he’s really handsome even before I got to watch his drama. I have this prejudice when it comes to Japanese actors wherein I opt not to watch the drama if I don’t find the actor handsome or if I don’t see him in a previous Jdorama.

I was able to watch those dramas because of Kimura Takuya even though it’s not of my interest and some conflicts, plots or character development was a meeh . He made these dramas full of impact in my part because of his presence and chemistry with the female lead.

I am also planning to watch more of his dramas but foolish me for accidentally reading the ending of Beautiful Life! I feel like watching that drama with me knowing how it ends will just make it less impactful. Then in Sora Kara, I also knew the major plot twist because of searching it in the past. I am interested to watch Hero because it had high ratings and his role is a prosecutor but I feel like at this point in my life I should not devote my time in watching Asian dramas all day (quoting Minami “What am I doing with my life? I played panchiko all day.” with me replacing it with, “What am I doing with my life? I am just watching Takuya Jdoramas all day.” LOL — this is, of course, a different and personal story already. :D), and also with the fact that I like watching Takuya in a romance drama. Some would say he always play the same characters but I actually disagree. I see Sena, Halu and Teppei as all different persons with different struggles and personality. I am actually curious now how much of his characters are based in his character in real life. Imagine, a popular actor playing as an ordinary man. That in itself is already considered as a wonder and amazing.

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Sometimes I am forgetting that he is not in his 20s or 30s anymore that everytime I am searching for his images, I can already see him aging (but in a good way) and feel so sad ‘coz I wasn’t able to be part of idolizing him in his peak (wait, I’ve mentioned this already. HAHA!)

I am not sure where this entry will lead me but I just really want to write the awesomeness and love with this actor. I hardly come across with an actor that will made me watch some of his dramas  and still want to see more of him, even just in variety shows.

Some blogs about him and his dramas are also a delight to read ‘coz even though it was in the past already I was able to know a glimpse of him during those time and the depth and height of his popularity.

I’m not sure on when this fangirl inside of me will last long but certainly, Kimura Takuya is now a part of my Asian drama memories as I grow old and one day decided to take a trip down the memory lane. The oldness of his dramas doesn’t diminish the fact that all of those were bearable to watch because of him.

Oh my, oh my. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!! I know this is slightly absurd but I hope to see him again in a romance drama, with a mature content and a character that match his age of course. It’s possible, right?!!

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His gaze in this picture, I AM MELTING!!!!

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EEEHHHHHHHHH… LOVE HIM!!!!! /hearts all over the air/

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Omo.. omo.. So adorable and hot!!!! Help!! I’m drowning with his charisma and sex appeal!! lol

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Still oozing with sex appeal in spite of age!

I would love to add more pictures but I really need to stop myself! All pictures are found in google and I give the credit to its rightful owners.

Now, please excuse me, I have to fangirl more of Kimura Takuya!!

Inner self: Baka! Go out and work!! 😀 😀 😀

 

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WALLOW WEDNESDAYS VI

It was a tough week but I still managed to pull it through. I finally went on to a cabin crew recruitment and much to my dismay, I didn’t get in. Of course, it hurts and it stings. The pain lingered on for a moment. But there’s nothing I can do but to rise up again. Surprisingly, I’m on a better state now. I’m still alive and kicking.

I don’t want to elaborate further on what happened during that day. All I know is that the dream ignited something inside my soul. It made me realized that this is what I really wanted to do. I may not fully understand what comes with the job and why I badly want it, but all I know is that I am born to do this. I am born to be a flight attendant. It’s what I really want in life.

With that being said, I realized I have a lot of growing up to do especially on how I deal with life. I think part of the reason I didn’t get in was because of how I carry myself. These people see right through me. They’ve seen my flaws and it reflects too much on the outside. It sucks but I really need to improve myself.

I’m still having an identity-crisis. Aside from the girl who loves watching K-dramas, who am I? What are my beliefs? What do I stand for? It seems like I’m just going with the current. I’m going with the flow.

I just stopped. ‘Coz I seemingly can’t think of other words to continue this journal. It dawned on me that I am so imperfect and I don’t like how I handle my life. Is there any guide on how to be tough, independent and sassy just like the other ladies I know from afar? How many trials should I experience for me to become the woman I wanted to be?

It’s really hard to have a face-to-face battle with Life. It’s hard to challenge it.

I have a lot of emotional baggages right now and so I’m not fully updating this corner of my internet. I also realized that nothing is happening in my life. There’s no twist and turns. There’s not much excitement. My life is boring.

If I will write all the thoughts that’s in my mind, I will only be reminded of so many things that I want to forget even for the meantime. I want to bury pending responsibilities or how impulsive I am in almost everything.

 

But please, self, here’s one thing that you have to remember: You are not perfect and you have your own fair share of flaws. And it’s okay. It’s gonna be okay. Don’t let hurtful words hinder you to learn more about life and yourself. Don’t let other people dictate what you have to do in life. The only person who knows what’s best for you is yourself. How you handle life is your responsibility; they’re just bystanders. Don’t let them crush you. Don’t let them belittle you. You are your own version of beauty and classy. And one day, you’ll look back with all these dilemmas, with all the people who think less of you and you’ll be glad you’ve experienced all of this. Because this will make you who you are.

You’ll get over this, soon. You’ll find your place in the world. So, forget about the past. Forget about the people who doesn’t appreciate you. Forget about everything that’s blocking your way.

Create a better version of you. Be bold enough. Read more books. Go out some more. Meet new people.

Change your perspective and your perspective will change you.

You are more worthy than a diamond. Shine bright and let your light beams all throughout that surrounds you.

 

xoxo,

urigureumi

Wallow Wednesdays V

Here I am again, with a tinge of hope sparkling as new days lies ahead. I’ve been wanting to  experience life to the fullest because for the last years I kept on controlling myself to achieve new heights, to discover that there are things that is worth celebrating and achieving even thought the world is full of mess. I hope this sense of urgency to live and love life won’t die any soon, because whenever I have this great feeling I always end up being down and weary on the following weeks.

Come fast, November, because I am willing to try another cabin crew recruitment at this local airline. I feel like this is the reason why I live, and every situation and knowledge that I have right now is because this is what I ought to do. I am born to serve while flying around to different places. I am born to be in the different parts of the world and discover more about culture and life than staying in the four corners of my room. I am born to be free, to be the captain of my own ship, to determine my happiness and to love myself. I am at my peak. I am discovering and unraveling more of myself better.

I realized that I don’t need anyone to be my friend. I don’t need the approval of everyone. Slowly I am on my way of not giving a fuck of what everyone thinks of me. I am a certified people-pleaser and I don’t want to form arguments and fights with anyone or everyone. I am almost there. Just few more steps and hurdles; a little bit of practice then and there. Surely, I’m gonna master it.

I feel like I’m into taking the ladder of making my career successful. Right now, I’m not into focusing myself on finding a lover unlike other people in my age. If there will be, then fine but if there’s none, then it’s better as well. I don’t wanna rely my happiness to anyone. I want to be a whole person and I’m not yet ready to give half of it to someone else.

Books

I seriously want to read a book right now. I’m eyeing to read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman but I can’t buy a copy because I’m broke. It seems like I just want to read Neil Gaiman’s novels  for now. I have a huge respect to this writer. Though I have to admit, American Gods wasn’t the right Neil Gaiman book for me. Nevertheless, I still felt its heart and soul. I felt emotions. And that’s what I like whenever I read a book or even watch series. More than the actions and the gripping scenes, more than its cinematography (which is a big plus point, still), I am more attracted to the story and how it builds up towards the end. I love seeing different characters and discovering their similarities with mine. I love finding out that we have the same dilemma and I love how they conquer everything that conflict throws away.

For some reason, more than the travelling stuff, I want to be more incline with arts now like watching a film and a theater play. I’ve been looking for someone for so many years to just engage in a very meaningful conversation and just talked about our thoughts when it comes to those film and plays we’ve watched. I’m gonna be lucky if that person watch K-dramas as well. Haha! I want to have someone like girlfriday of Dramabeans and just talked about it over some drinks. More than the satisfaction and entertaining factor, I want to talk about the story, characters and even plot holes. I want to talk about what was really good and what went wrong, its upside and downside. I just badly want someone whom I can talk with when it comes to this stuff ‘coz I’m really a fan of these type of art and entertainment.

New Perspective

Let me discover the good things in life one step at a time. Let me discover its rotten and ugly side too. Let me feel. Let me be happy and angry and sad. Let me hope. Let it spark alive. Let me live.

Wallow Wednesdays IV

Hello October!

It had been a long time since the last post and a lot of realizations and never ending worries consumed me for the last two months I haven’t write. I opt not to update this blog because I’m not in the zone to write all the happenings of my life as of the moment.

A very close friend at work resigned because she’ll be pursuing her plans to live abroad with her boyfriend. I’m really happy for her because she’s really following and living up the course of her life. It’s just really sad because I’ve been so attached to her and a year and a half feels so short for us to get to know each other better. I can’t imagine not seeing her at work. She’s one of the few close friends I have and now she’s not there anymore. I’m seriously gonna miss her!

Since it’s her last day, we decided to have fun a little bit and so we went to this high-end bar near at work. It was so fun since it’s my first time going there. For some reason, I think a divine intervention happened last last night, which totally sucks. I got an allergic reaction that caused swollen eyes. I look like a shit and if not had been with the make up and dim lights, I look like someone who just got her eyes done. On the other note, it was my first time after five years that I got drunk again. I don’t know if that’s a good thing ‘coz I feel embarrassed the next day, to those people who saw me on that mess. It was good feeling drunk but the after-effects made me cringe just the thought of what I’ve done.

I decided to be more carefree as the year is approaching to its end. This 2017 is a shitty year for me. It did not bring me luck and fortune and it made me realize how my life is such a mess. Should I expect the same or the worse next year? Still, I’m expecting something good will happen this year. It will compensate all the bad things this year had given me. So please, please, can you just let it happen?? It’s written in the book, in  my fate. I know it will happen. It’s inevitable. So just please, give it to me. So that I could go back to my purpose.

Career-wise, I’m having a lot of thoughts to resign. I’ve been feeling this since the first quarter of the year. I feel like I’ve learned what I learned in that company and now I have to venture to a different company where I can really learn a lot with the field I want to grow. I just really need to get that dream job happen so I can leave the company for good. I’m not gaining anything anymore and I feel I’m under-appreciated. No one’s motivating me. Colleagues and leader don’t trust me. I don’t feel like pushing myself to the limits. I don’t want to do it anymore. But you know, I gotta make a living. So I should endure all these things.

I felt like people are really interested in me right now. It was just so petty ‘coz they’re like bystanders trying to watch my every move now. I don’t want to elaborate anymore but I’m very uncomfortable knowing that there are people who talks about me and my life. I feel like I’m being judged and being laughed at about this certain happening in my life.

Korean Dramas

Still on a drama slump but got to watch dramas one at a time. School 2017 was really fun to watch since it’s been a long time since I’ve watched a high school drama. Kim Sejeong is so adorable that I binge-watched Produce 101 where she was first discovered. I’m currently watching Age of Youth and Temperature of Love. I’m not sure what to expect with the latter but Seo Hyun Jin and Yang Se Jung’s chemistry is a delight to watch. Finally, I can binge-watch Rescue Me (have to schedule that) since it’s finish already. I can’t live-watch it because it’s too stressful for me and I don’t want to wait a week for the next two episodes to come out. That is TORTURE. I will also start watching While you were Sleeping. LEE JUNG SUK! I soooo miss you in dramaland! Eyeing Revolutionary of Love with Siwon as his comeback drama after army and Kang Sora, and This Life is our First with Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min. Wow, talking about drama slump. Hahaha!

Life 

It’s hard to live and the last two months were both haunting and life-defying as well. I want to live my life to the fullest. Enjoy life at its finest and slowly break some barriers and walls. I don’t know what lies ahead but I just wish that life will turn itself 360 degrees and surprise me that there’s more to life than what I’ve grown and accustomed to. So please, you better be good at me and show me that to live is a greatest gift to have. Because I’m seriously not appreciating life right now.