I guess I should talk a bit about myself and the raison d’etre of this blog, right? But I won’t because that would be long and boring, and who likes long and boring, right? So I’ll just keep it to the basics
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Lives with: A cousin who runs away from me everytime I try to shove any Jpop in her face, my kitten Mai <3
Occupation: I’m a doctor
Likes: Looking at the sky, dandelions, kittens, dogs, laughing at stupid macros, music, being home, dancing, singing, cookies, cake, reading about Jpop, ANYTHING AKB related, mushrooms <3, reading in general, shopping for useless things, cute clothes, sleeping.
Dislikes: Shifts, OB/GYN… I can’t think of anything else right now XD
Favorite music genre: I listen to a fair number of genres, actually. I’m very fond of rock and techno, I think those are my favorites, I’m completely illiterate when it comes to the history, subgenres and whatnot, though. However, the thing that sparks my interest the most, enough to make me waste spend lots of my free time watching the same video repeatedly and screencapping until my fingers go numb is Jpop. I’ve been into Jmusic ever since I was some 9 – 10 years old and my parents gave me my first PC. My interest evolved from Seiyuu music to Jpop to Jrock and then… Idol Pop! Yay! I’ve been part of the fandom for some years now, and I first started as a Hello!Project fan, because I knew Morning Musume ever since the Mr. Moonlight days, but after all of the Kago Ai crap and Gocchin’s mysterious leave I decided that I had enough toying with my poor wota heart and turned to a fandom that had taken the back seat for some months, AKB48. I have not looked back since, and I seriously doubt I will ever do.
Favorite singers: Sakamoto Maaya, KOTOKO, MELL, Shimamiya Eiko, Utatsuki Kaori, Goto Maki, Matsuura Aya (the old days), Utada Hikaru, Otsuka Ai, Amano Tsukiko, Cocco, Ilaria Graziano, Origa… lots more, but I can’t remember them now XD
Favorite groups: AKB48, I’ve Sound (yes, I know that isn’t technically a group…), ALI PROJECT, Onmyouza, Melon Kinenbi, Berryz Koubou,
Favorite AKB48 members: Team A: Maeda Atsuko, Katayama Haruka (Haachan my dear <3), Nakaya Sayaka, Sashihara Rino, Nakata Chisato, Oota Aika, Takahashi Minami
Team K: Oshima Yuko (ALL TIME NUMBER 1 GIRL FOREVER AND EVER), Miyazawa Sae, Akimoto Sayaka, Fujie Reina, Itano Tomomi, Minegishi Minami, Nonaka Misato, Umeda Ayaka (AND EVERYONE ELSE TOO!!! TEAM K SAIKOU!!!)
Team B: Watanabe Mayu, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kasai Tomomi (chiyuu! <3), Kitahara Rie, Masuda Yuka, Sato Natsuki, Sato Sumire
Favorite ex-AKB48 members: Tojima Hana (GAO!!!!), Ohe Tomomi, Narita Risa, Nakanishi Rina nvm that now though xD I’m not into her new line of work AT ALL, Inoue Naru, Orii Ayumi, Imai Yuu, OSHIMA MAI!!!!! <3 <3 <3,
Favorite AKB48 songs: Team A: AKB48, Tadaima Renaichuu, Daruikanji, Seifuku ga Jama o Suru, Dear my Teacher, Haru ga Kuru Made, Nageki no Figure, Bird, Namida no Shounan, Namida Uri no Shoujo, Mr. Kissman, Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou, Koi no Plan, Senaka Kara Dakishimete, Tsukimisou, Faint, Junai no Crescendo, Shinkirou, Nagai Hikari, Kuroi Tenshi, Heart Gata Virus, Tsundere!, Switch, 109, Oogoe Diamond, AKB Sanjou, Namida no Shinkokyuu, Mokugekisha, Ibitsu na Shinju, Ude wo Kunde, Itoshisa no Akuseru, Enjou Rosen, Saboten to Gold Rush, Utsukushiki mono, Matenrou no Kyori, I’m crying, Pioneer
Team K: Hana to Chire!, Korogaru Ishi ni Nare, MARIA, Kimi wa Pegasus, Cinderella wa Damasarenai, Blue Rose, Nakinagara Hohoende, Kinjirareta Futari, Ame no Doubutsuen, Don’t Disturb!, Honehone Waltz, Yakusoku yo, Tomo yo, Beach Sandal, Ki ni Naru tenkousei, Christmas ga Ippai, Theater Pirates, Sougen no kIseki, MAMMOTH, Saishuu Bell ga Naru, Return Match, Gomen ne Jewel, Oshibe to Meshibe to Yoru no Chouchou, Stand Up, Kaiyuugyo no Capacity, Ai ni Ikou, Shamu Neko, Melos no Michi, Saka Agari, Hitei no Requiem, Ai no Iro, Wagamama na Nagareboshi, Mushi no Ballad, Dakishimeraretara, End Roll, Furishite Maneshite, Machikado no Party, Fugiri, Tenohira, Fan Letter, RESET, UH HO UH HO HO, Seifuku Resistance, Kiseki wa ma ni awanai, Gyakuten Oujisama, Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa (SO MUCH LOVE <3), Dokugumo, Okera, Hoshizora no Mistake, Yume no Kane
Team B: Junjou Shugi (<3 <3 <3), Pajama Drive, Temodemo no Namida, Inochi no Tsukaimichi, Shonichi, Kagami no Naka no Jeanne da Arc, Wasshoi B!, Futarinori no Jitensha, Two years later, Tenshi no Shippo, Itoshiki Natassha, Kuchiutsushi no Chocolate, Idol no Yoake, Haru Ichiban ga Fuku Koro, Suki to Ieba Yokatta, Yokosuka Curve, Yuuki no Hammer, Inseki no Kakuritsu, Theater no Megami, Hatsukoi yo Konnichiwa, Arashi no Yoru ni wa (SEXY NACCHI IS SEXY), Candy, Yokaze no Shiwaza, 100 mt konbini, Sayonara no Kanashibari, Honest Man, Team B Oshi, Bokutachi no Kami Hikouki
Himawari-gumi: Romance Irane, Higurashi no Koi, Lay Down, Boku to Juliet to Jet Coaster, Himawari, Takeuchi Senpai, Kioku no Dilemma, Confession, Tonari no Banana, Heart ga kaze wo Hiita Yoru, Ai to Pride, Deja vu, Mori e Ikou, Seishun no Inazuma.
Favorite AKB48 Stage: H1, A4, K4, B3
Why Aitakatta? Aren’t there like 100 more interesting song titles with intrincate meanings in AKB48′s discography?: There are 2 reasons why I named this blog Aitakatta. The first one was because I really really like that song. It’s happy, upbeat, I love the guitar riff at the beginning, it’s about telling someone how you feel (I happen to have big issues with this IRL) and the Yuko-centric PV makes me happy. Also, most non-AKB48 fans are kind of familiar with this song, which is a plus, because back when I first created this blog, and there weren’t many AKB blogs around, my main interest was to help the fandom grow. Now, I’ve grown to make this a more opinionated blog, where I sort of discuss with my beloved readers many of the latest news of the group, but at first I figured it would be more like an encyclopedia of the girls so that people would know them.
Keeping that in mind, naming the blog “Aisareru to Iu Koto” for example (one of my favorite AKB songs) would’ve been pretty pointless, as people would’t have a clue of what was I talking about, and a long name sticks in people’s minds less than a short one word name.
The second reason was mainly personal and narcissistic I go by the pen name of Cat online (which is how my family and my bf call me), but my real name is Catalina, and most people call me Cata. So my cousin whom I live with noted how the “Aitakatta” chorus sounded a lot like the spanish slang term for “There’s Cata”. We LOL’ed about it, and she has that as her designated ringtone to ID me when I call. So yeah, I thought “Well, this is going to be MY blog, so why not call it after myself and my stupid inside joke XD”
That’s all. Feel free to ask more stuff if you really want to know, though
Last but by no means least, I’m forever in debt with Ray Mescallado of American Wota for hosting my blog and being so helpful whenever I’ve needed a hand, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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