Happy Cake Day for both International Wota and Aitakatta!

You know you are a lazy blogger when you don’t properly celebrate each anniversary of your own blog and lump it together with another special occasion. Except this isn’t out of laziness, I promise. I’ve just been incredibly busy with my real life.

Full disclosure: I’m trying to get into a residency, and the exams are really difficult and interviews freak me out so I’ve been trying to prep for all that for the past 8 months or so. I’ve finally managed to pass the exams of my first choice program so I’m obviously over the moon, but quite concerned with the interview, which is why I’ve spend the last week PANICKING and trying to prepare to not make a fool out of myself.

Wish me luck guys! 😀

So, the topic at hand. This month is the fourth fifth! OMG I can’t count lol anniversary of Aitakatta! Can you imagine? It’s really been that long! Wow. When I think about how much has changed in my own life and in AKB48 in this time I have to do a double take.

When I first started this blog, there were only a handful of AKB blogs in english, and I decided I’d take it upon myself to create a blog that would provide simple and necessary information in case people wanted to get into the group, because the main complain is (and forever will be) “There are too many girls! I can’t keep up!”


Looking back, I can’t believe I spent that long doing all those profiles! I gues it’s a testimony of my complete lack of a life haha. But I also think it was time well spent, because I wanted to support the group and I couldn’t afford anything back then since I was a broken student so I figured “Maybe I can get someone into the fandom to make up for it?” now, I’m not saying you have to buy stuff to be a fan, but it was an issue for me, you know, mentally or something. Also, well, AKB was my main hobby for these 4 years and I have literally no friends in real life who would put up with my blabbering about them, so it was a good outlet! Especially considering that I tended to be really shy on forums because I don’t like when people get all aggressive because they disagree; right now I’m in a position where I don’t care about that at all anymore because realizing how tough life outside of the internet is I can’t bother anymore thinking about random e-feelings. Good for me, right?

Anyway, I’m glad that we’ve both gotten this far, AKB and me. It sounds stupid to be so emotional about a completely prefabricated group that is exclusively dedicated to sing rehashes of everything they’ve done before and in a ridiculously unoriginal bubblegum pop way as of 2010 and onwards, but I am increibly attached to them. It’s really weird but I think that in a way, we’ve both grown up together and gotten to completely different places to where we started off.

Am I freaking you out yet? Ok, I’ll stop comparing myself to an idol group, lest I get locked up for being slightly psychotic. Just let me finish this by saying that I really appreciate the support I’ve gotten from everyone in these 4 years.

First of all, I want to thank Ray Mescallado for hosting my blog, he’s awesome. Thank you to all my readers for putting up with my long, rambly, stream of counsciousness posts. Thank you for discussing your opinions with me and commenting. I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to update much, and sadly I can’t promise it will get significantly better because growing up sucks, dudes and dudettes. But I can promise all of you (if you are still reading my blog) that I will always try my best to keep posting because I love AKB and it’s part of my life (I know I said I’d shut up about it, but apparently I can’t lol).

And well, here’s the sad part of the post. Apparently this is the last Cake Day Intl Wota as we know it will be celebrating. I’m sad that it’s ending but I’m forever grateful to the amazing group of people who have taken part in the community and especially to Ray. I’m definitely looking forward to what’s going to happen on March 28, and enjoying the memories and the fun times that were had with everyone involved.

Regardless of what comes in the future, let’s celebrate with a minipicspam like I did every year in Cake Day! So, here’s to the future! May it be full of idols and happy bubblegum pop that makes you forget about the nasty things that happen every day!


I’m not exactly a fan of Sae’s dyed hair, but she looks as lovely as ever with her naughty smile ready to celebrate Cake Day!


Yuko has great taste, Haruna gets more and more beautiful everyday! So as a treat here’s this picture of her in a purple bikini, because purple is my favorite color! 😀


Tomochin is ready to hit the beach! By the way, the bikini theme is because it’s really cold here and I wish I was soaking up the sun on the beach instead of freezing in this mountain. Seriously this city is SO depressing ._. I hope my stay here is worth something though.

So dear readers, that is all for now! I’ll let you know about my personal life next time I update 😀 because I know you’re all dying to know about it! (j/k) I have some ideas and I hope they can come to fruition in the near future! Stay tuned because I promise I haven’t disappeared entirely. And check out IntlWota on March 28 to see what the new incarnation of the community will be like! Yay!


  1. Comment by Shaun on March 19, 2012 9:13 am

    And here I thought I’ve been a reader only for the past year. Happy anniversary to Intlwota/Aitakatta. xD

  2. Comment by Cat on March 19, 2012 7:49 pm

    Thank you! 😀

  3. Comment by Shaun on March 20, 2012 10:13 am

    Remember your S3 reviews that you did sometime last year or two?
    If you don’t mind, I wonder if you could do a review of KII3.

    It’s not so often you receive comments about their stage. Thanks in advance!
    I understand you’re horribly busy so yeah, only do it when you have the greatest ease of time. xD

  4. Comment by Cat on March 20, 2012 8:19 pm

    I did a review of KII3 actually 😀 It’s a great stage, I hope we have at least a new one this year 🙁 Here’s the URL http://www.intlwota.com/aitakatta/2011/10/05/team-kii-3rd-ramune-no-nomikata-revie/

  5. Comment by nji on March 21, 2012 11:00 pm

    I find your post to be very touching,,good luck on the interview anyway.^^

  6. Comment by Cat on March 22, 2012 7:45 am

    Thank you! 🙂

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