About This Blog, Ethics, and Other Info

This blog was started for many reasons that blogs surface of the Internet: A bored college kid wants to rant about stuff and hopes other people will read it.

Who Am I?

Why I’m Alisa, of course! I’m an average college kid, just living life and trying to stay happy at all times. Unwillingly single, and looking for a Prince Charming but accepting my obvious fate as a crazy cat lady. Right now, I am going to school and working on becoming a translator. This plan isn’t set in stone, though, because I’m also interested in fashion design, sociology, and maritime history. I’m a proud Titanic buff, and could probably tell you anything about the ship if you asked.

Degrassi kinda happens to be my guilty pleasure. I like it so much that it’s shameful.

My favorite style of video games are fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Soul Calibur. I quote Scorpion in everyday conversation.

Also, I love cats.

Fashionista

Animal lover

Unashamed of jamming in the car

My Musical Tastes

My main interests lie in Visual Kei/J-rock. I love it. Rock music does things that no other genre can. It makes me feel tough, beautiful, empowered, energized, on top of the world. I’ll listen to anything, really, but you can bet that I’ll be biased towards VK.

Favorite Artists
GACKT
Ai Otsuka
Malice Mizer
L’arc~en~Ciel
VAMPS
Nightmare
XodiacK
Paramore
Aquamarry
Frou Frou
Lady GaGa
Jasmine
MEG
Perfume
immi
Dahlia
M
Namie Amuro
Girugamesh
Meiko
Lights
SAWA
Sanae Shintani
BeForU
Kanon Wakeshima
D
Vanilla Beans
Maki Goto
Acid Black Cherry
Janne Da Arc
Alizee
Deluhi
YUI
UVERworld
Canzel
Luzmelt
DuelJewel
MUCC
The Pillows

(and many more! Wouldn’t want anyone to feel exasperated reading all this crap, ehehe.)

Contact Info
E-mail
Facebook
Twitter
Formspring

What’s Going To Happen On Here?

I’ll be reviewing select current Japanese music, maybe a Korean song or two here or there, who knows? I’m going to try and put special emphasis on indie artists as I feel like they are really important to music appreciation. I hope to build a large base of readers who come here for information and also discover a new-found respect for Asian music.

News concerning music will also be posted from time to time over issues like band breakups, artist marriages/pregnancies, and the like.

Visual Kei music is the main focus of this blog, but not the only focus. I hope the blog will be well rounded enough to encompass all kinds of Asian music.

As a blogger, I am going to present my opinion on what I listen to, so expect a large amount of bias. However, I will never EVER flat-out call anything I review “stupid” or the like. I respect all music, even if it isn’t my cup of tea. You should too.

Anything brutal on this blog is purely satire. No, I don’t actually hate Bleach all that much. Take a joke and relax.

Commenting Etiquette

If you’re going to comment on my posts, please remember to have respect for the music, myself, other posters, and yourself as well. Please do not flame. You can state your opinion, but please leave hate and malice behind. We’re all friends here. Vulgar language is also frowned upon. Call me old fashioned, but I’m not a fan of the eff bomb. Thanks.

Please enjoy your experience at sakurayume. It would mean the world to me if you would visit again. 🙂
~Alisa~

29 responses to “About This Blog, Ethics, and Other Info

  1. Eve

    Cool blog! (And nice template since not many blogs use it!) It seems that you’re off to a great start with this blog! I’m really sure that the bIogging experience would be fun! I will definitely add you to my blogroll. Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

    P.S. Back when I was in elementary school, I loved Fullmetal Alchemist so much that I watched all episodes in two weeks! It was just way too good! …But have not been able to watch much anime since Freshman year.

  2. askjeevas

    Hey, thanks for the comment and compliments on my blog! I’m really digging your site. I’ll be adding you to my blogroll as well! :]
    ~askjeevas

  3. monochromeblues

    “Japanese Music Reviews Cooler Than Your Mom” LOL you crack me up. Thanks for adding me, and I will as well~!

  4. Hey, uh, thanks for the affiliate requests, but… I’ve kind of abandoned Vitamin Drop by this point. (Probably why I missed that comment you posted there. xD)

    I do have a new blog though, so if you link to my new site instead I can always put your link up there.

  5. Best.Blog title. EVAR 😄

  6. I LOVE the name of your blog ❤
    (I've added you btw.)

  7. I just added ya to my blogroll!!!, I totes didn’t know til now but yay another FMA fan ^_^!!!!!!

  8. Woah, theme overhaul. Site looks good!

  9. bucebucethecaboose

    omg you’ve made a few comments but I’ve been so lazy that I haven’t gotten around to commenting you bb 😦 But I’ve read a few of your reviews and remembered liking them (: I’ll add you to my blogroll! MUCH LUV ❤

  10. Hi Alisa!
    Thanks a lot for dropping by and taking time to comment on my blog ^_^

    God Bless!

  11. Pingback: Japanese Music Reviews Cooler Than Your Mom Reviews Mainstream and Indie J-Music « International Wota

  12. Jessica

    I have really enjoyed reading your reviews! You are a great blogger! Thank you!

  13. Jessica

    I have really enjoyed reading your reviews! You are a great blogger!

  14. omg you’ve made a few comments but I’ve been so lazy that I haven’t gotten around to commenting you bb But I’ve read a few of your reviews and remembered liking them (: I’ll add you to my blogroll! MUCH LUV ❤
    +1

  15. Thanks for putting up the Archive, Twitter, and Tags widgets. Those will be helpful to have around. ;]

  16. Nice to meet you, I like your blog!

    Have you seen Koda Kumi’s newest single? I reviewed it and you can also listen to the tracks here and comment:
    http://nynyonline.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/%E5%BE%8C%E8%97%A4-%E7%9C%9F%E5%B8%8C-%E3%81%AF-%E3%81%92%E3%82%93%E3%81%8D-%E3%81%A7%E3%81%99/

  17. Thanks for the comment on my blog, great to see another AKFG fan on the tubes! 🙂

  18. Got your comment 😀

    My internet is back on (for now), so I’m going to try and get a post up before it dies out on me again. I feel so awful not being to update x.x

    Also, I’m moving my site here to wordpress:
    http://asianpopattack.wordpress.com

    It’s easier for readers to comment, and I’ve found that when I moved to mabdese from here, my hits went down (only to discover that my site here was still getting views).

    .nodame.

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