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IU’s official site at Loen has been updated with the full tracklist of her upcoming Korean album Last Fantasy along with audio samples.

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The site takes forever to load, though (probably due to heavy traffic). When the song has loaded you should be able to play the audio sample by holding the mouse pointer over the padlocks, which will turn into a play icon and the sample will play. They were supposed to release two samples per day, but I can only play track one (the suitcase) right now.

 
2010 calendar preview

Ai’s 2010 calendar that I pre-ordered arrived yesterday. I picked it up today and thought I’d post some preview pictures (luckily my camera’s battery held out until I had snapped a picture of each page).

It’s nothing like what I had expected. The Bye-bye preview picture that basically all stores have used has nothing to do with the actual product. However, I’m not all disappointed. It looks pretty nice and fits well where I put it in my living room.

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  • 2010 calendar preview

I was kind of expecting it to be in colour, but this is fine too. I like March-April and July-August (hehe). May-June is kind of “blah” and November-December looks a bit too depressing for my taste. What I was hoping for was something along the lines of her kimi iro omoi photo book.

Link to YesAsia (where I bought it)

 

Now, finally, some previews of BoA’s 2009 calendar have surfaced. My first impression is that this year’s (2008) calendar is much nicer. The 2009 calendar reminds me a bit of the 2007 calendar’s sport theme. BoA looks great as usual, but the theme doesn’t really add anything. To me it’s more of a distraction. I mean, all I want are nice photos of BoA. Preferably without a big horn in the way.

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  • 2009 calendar

Credit: boafanclub via beck_ken@baboa

Buy the calendar at YesAsia

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BoA’s 2008 calendar is coming out November 7. I thought the cover looked interesting but was waiting for some previews of the calendar before deciding whether or not to get it. Here are preview images for the first 8 months. What do you think? I think this calendar looks much better than the 2007 one!

  • 2008 calendar preview 01-02
  • 2008 calendar preview 03-04
  • 2008 calendar preview 05-06
  • 2008 calendar preview 07-08
  • 2008 calendar preview cover

Buy the calendar at YesAsia

Credit: jlist

 

I was poking around my blog today doing some changes in the template and stuff and I noticed that my post with previews of BoA’s 2007 calendar was set to “private” which means that people who searched for “boa 2007 calendar” and ended up on my site never saw it! Argh! I’ll have to put a big warning in the template so that I can see clearly which posts are private in the future.

 

Finally there are some previews of Ayu’s 2007 calendar! It looks very nice. Much better than BoA’s in my opinion. I think I’ll be ordering this one. The only picture that doesn’t really do it for me is the September-October one. She had a similar picture in her 2005 calendar and I didn’t particularly like that either.
But this means trouble for me. I was thinking about replacing my BoA calendar with an Ai Otsuka poster, but now this Ayu calendar would be perfect there as well :)

  • 2007 calendar cover
  • 2007 calendar january-february
  • 2007 calendar march-april
  • 2007 calendar may-june
  • 2007 calendar july-august
  • 2007 calendar september-october
  • 2007 calendar november-december
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Credit: akane5749@ayuchina & blue_bird@ahn

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