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Revisiting Pink Spider ~ Spider on a Cloud

Exactly 25 years ago – on 13 May 1998 – the single by ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑆𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝐵𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟 called 'Pink Spider' (usually written in katakana as ピンク スパイダー) was released. It was ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒's ninth single during his solo career and the second one under the name ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑆𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝐵𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟. ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 himself was not anymore among... Continue Reading →

Drawings Part 5: Let’s Meet Again in the Spring

It is 25 years today – 2 May 2023 – since ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 left this world on 2 May 1998. This time I knew quite early what kind of picture I would draw of him for this special day. If I had a lot of luck, I would have been now in Yokohama at ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ... Continue Reading →

A Rocket Dive to Japanese Language

Today, on 28 January 2023 I publish this very first post in the new blog category that is called My Japanese Studies/私の日本語習得法 (my method of learning Japanese). I am a real beginner, I study on my own, so I hope that writing about my studies on my blog would increase my motivation. I have never... Continue Reading →

Christmas 2022

This is just a photo story of my Christmas 2022. I am not quite sure when my Christmas started, but it always ends on 13 January, on St. Knut's Day (as it traditionally ended in Finland). Nowadays it ends officially on 6 January. Anyway, it's time to show how my Christmassy flat and how one... Continue Reading →

X Japan: The Last Live

A Japanese band called X Japan was playing their last gig twenty-five years ago, on 31 December 1997. The time passed and the band re-united a decade later. But it was to be a very last gig for one band member, their guitarist 𝐻𝐼𝐷𝐸, who died tragically four months after this concert. I had seen... Continue Reading →

The Double Cover of Ja, Zoo -album

The posthumous album called Ja, Zoo by ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑆𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝐵𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟 was released on 21 November 1998. I have written about the album a year ago (2021), but this time I decided to have a closer look on its special cover, not the theme, but the physical appearance. Ja, Zoo was the third album by ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒,... Continue Reading →

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