181207 Erika’s 2nd Photobook IkuMai Review

Shiraishi Mai is the representative of every Erika-oshi.

That’s the description.

I’ll edit it sooner because the side effects of my meds are attacking me rn.

Enjoy!

Source: Ikuta Erika 2nd Photobook Official Twitter

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[ Maiyan’s 2018 Seitansai Project ] 100 Questions About Maiyan (Part 3)

Q41. Your weak point.
A. It’s hard for me to have a quality sleep if I’m not sleeping on my home’s bed.

Q42. What are you doing during days off?
A. Sleeeeping (lol)

Q43. Thing that made you enraged lately.
A. I don’t remember there was any.

Q44. How do you cope up when you face a hardship?
A. I’ll seek advices from people around me and do what I can do. Rather than running away, I will try to face it.

Q45. Are you a type of person who thinks of what to wear in the morning or a day before?
A. It’s not like I can always do this, but I want to decide my dress code a day before. I start to think for my tops first a lot.

Q46. Maiyan’s charm point(s) is/are?
A. I get complimented a lot for my fair skin, my beauty spot, and my eyes.

Q47. Frankly speaking, are you a masochist (M) or a sadist (S)?
A. Basically I’m an M but I’m an S to Akimoto Manatsu.

Q48. If you were an animal, what would you be?
A. Rabbit.

Q49. Please tell us one secret of yours that hasn’t been known by anyone!
A. When wearing socks or leggings, I start with my left foot first.

Q50. What should we do to overcome nervousness?
A. I’m also a type who gets nervous easily especially when I’m in an unfamiliar place. I’ll try to consider every rehearsal is the real performance or vice versa to control my feelings.

Q51. If you were given a day to be someone else, who would you be?
A. I want to be a boy. Like having thin and attractive body with six-pack abs and doing some poses in front of the mirror.

Q52. What is your best mimicry?
A. Voice mimicry. I even got our member; Takayama’s official recognition for doing her voice mimicry. I also do some voice mimicry of Laura and/or Nakama Yukie-san officially.

Q53. How do you release your stress?
A. By eating sushi. I went to a sushi-go-round restaurant with our manager few days ago.

Q54. What if earth will be doomed tomorrow?
A. I could care less about that and just do what usually I do.

Q55. You’ll be given 2 days off starting tomorrow! What do you want to do?
A. I want to go to some neighbor countries like Taiwan or Thailand!

Q56. What kind of your ideal boyfriend?
A. A smart and funny one.

Q57. What would you be if you weren’t choosing a path to be an idol?
A. I wanted to be a childcare professional because I took nursery as my major in high school.

Q58. In what kind of activity that calms or relaxes you?
A. When I’m doing laundry. When the washing machine starts to operate and when the water is flowing inside it. Staring at those really calms me.

Q59. What will you order for a tea in a café?
A. Iced Chai Tea. I like sweet drinks.

Q60. Is there any trick for us to make you happy again when you feel down?
A. It’s easy. Just lure me with tasty snacks or foods.

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[ Maiyan’s 2018 Seitansai Project ] 100 Questions About Maiyan (Part 2)

Q21. People you’re respecting.
A. My parents.

Q22. Things you are never miss to do.
A. To use a vacuum cleaner.

Q23. Your dream when you were a kid.
A. A florist and a stylist.

Q24. Your favorite onigiri’s filling.
A. Seasoned kelp and dried salmon. Those two are Shiraishi family’s specialty. My mother used to make it for me.

Q25. What did you eat for breakfast today?
A. Fruits sandwich.

Q26. Is there any words you cherish that were told by someone?
A. “Don’t forget to be thankful”. On my 20th birthday, my mother sent me a lengthy message. It was the first time for me since I joined Nogizaka46.

Q27. Member of Nogizaka that you wanted to try to be just for a day.
A. Manatsu! She is very feminine. She can cook and good with handicraft. She has something I don’t have like her ability of quick thinking in variety shows! That’s why I want to try those abilities by to be her even just for a day!

Q28. Which part do you wash first when showering?
A. Hair. Basically I wash from head first. When it comes to make-up cleanse, I’m using cleansing oil for make-ups near my eyes. I’m using milk type cleanser to cleanse other parts.

Q29. Your best specialty that you believe no one could beat.
A. My wrists are so flexible. I can rotate them in circle.

Q30. Song that you must sing in a karaoke.
A. Nishino Kana’s “Kono Mama de”. I sang that song in Nogizaka46 audition.

Q31. When you think that you’ve gained weight, what do you do?
A. Firstly I’ll review my diet. I’ll minimize my carbohydrate intake and focus my diet to vegetables.

Q32. What do you eat to reward yourself?
A. Meats! I really like pork belly. I like fried pork belly wrapped round sliced onions, meat rolled vegetables…they are ultimately delicious.

Q33. What do you do to recharge yourself when you feel down?
A. I usually eat when I’m feeling down. We can power up by eating, don’t you think so?

Q34. First thing(s) you do when you wake up in the morning.
A. Firstly, I turn off my alarm. Then to fully wake myself up, I take a warm shower. It also helps me to warm my body.

Q35. 3 things you hate the most in this world.
A. Cockroaches, narrow spaces, and celery.

Q36. Which one do you prefer? Being funny or being straight man?
A. Definitely straight man.

Q37. What will be your first drink in a girls’ party?
A. If it’s alcoholic, I’ll have plum wine soda.

Q38. What will you do if you have a bad day?
A. I talk to someone. Or eat something yummy.

Q39. Things you’re collecting unintentionally.
A. Socks. I have some with lame cloth on them and simple colored ones as well lately. I’m wearing socks everyday so I buy without second thought if I saw the ones I like.

Q40. Your strong point.
A. I’m energetic since morning everyday!

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[ Maiyan’s 2018 Seitansai Project ] 100 Questions About Maiyan (Part 1)

Q1. Do you prefer to eat your favorite thing first or last?
A: Last! As for cake, I will eat the strawberry at the very last bite.

Q2. What’s the origin of ‘Maiyan’ nickname?
A: My friend gave it to me when I was in vocational school. Because I liked Nishino Kana-san so much and her nickname is Kanayan, hence; Maiyan.

Q3. What was your specialty subject at school?
A: Sport. Especially sprint.

Q4. What’s your favorite color?
A: It depends on the season. Lavender for spring, white for summer, bordeaux or green for autumn. I think it’s black for winter.

Q5. Country you want to visit.
A: Maldives. I want to see overwater cottage.

Q6. Best country you’ve been visited so far.
A: The one I’ve gone for photobook shoot; L.A. The streets are pretty and the foods are tasty.

Q7. 3 things you’d bring to unpopulated island
A: Lighter, knife, and a friend (lol)

Q8. Your height.
A: 162 cm

Q9. Thing that made you lol’d hard lately.
A: I usually laugh together with Nogizaka members. And I always tease them.

Q10. Your favorite day.
A: Friday and Saturday used to be my favorites because the next day is holiday. But now that I’m working for my job, my favorite day is the day when my favorite TV program is airing; Wednesday. I really like “Downtown’s Wednesday”.

Q11. Lucky thing that happened recently.
A: To receive a Kagoshima’s beef as present from Ozono in a TV show for yearly Valentine’s episode! I want to cook it as sukiyaki and/or shabu-shabu. FYI, I prefer ponzu shabu-shabu.

Q12. Things that made you wailing recently.
A: Now that you mentioned it, it was when we won last year’s Japan Record Award. Also, comparing to the past, I cry and get infectious crying easily now. I’m also weak when I watch animals documentary on TV.

Q13. Your all-time best movie.
A. It’s “About Time”. I can’t watch it without crying. I like love story movies.

Q14. Tell us how you spend your relaxing time.
A. I think it’s when I’m taking a bath. I can relax myself by light a scented candles and soaked myself into the tub.

Q15. How do you spend your free time during filming or other works?
A. By listening to some music or taking a nap. I like R&B such as Ne-yo and Usher’s songs.

Q16. What kind of dream you’ve seen lately that gave you impact in your life?
A. I don’t see any dreams recently. Probably because I slept like a log.

Q17. Which one do you prefer; pajamas or sweatshirt?
A. I prefer to wear a T-shirt only. I like it when my bare skin touches the blanket. It’s kind of cold at the first but it gets warmed eventually. That’s what I call a bliss.

Q18. Nickname you hate the most.
A. There is no such thing!

Q19. Your all-time worst test mark.
A. I failed some tests… I’m bad at History and Science.

Q20. Things you’re bad at.
A. Tidying. But I’m getting good at it, yet I can’t throw away things.

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[ Maiyan’s 2018 Seitansai Project ] 100 Questions About Maiyan (Index)

Hello everyone! Long time no post.

Well, I do realize that I’m being a negligence again. And it’s playing on loop in my fan life.

BUT! Rather than reflecting myself and doing nothing, please let me retry to build my interest and will to continue working in this website.

So, I wonder if you guys still remember my tweet below.

Yes. I said that on Maiyan’s day this year. So it was roughly 3 months ago.

Better late than never.

Here I present you some translations of Ray May 2018 Issue (Extra) – Mai Memorial Book!

This issue was Maiyan’s last appearance as Ray exclusive model. The extra issue is full of quality contents so I want to share to you all by translating it. I was straying away way too far from Nogi fandom so I don’t know if there is already someone out there who translated it. I just want to finish what I’ve started so by all means, please enjoy reading my translations!

 

Ray 2018 May Extra Issue
Shiraishi Mai Graduation Album
Ray x Mai Shiraishi
MAI MEMORIAL BOOK
2013 – 2018

100 Questions About Maiyan
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4 (Coming Soon)
Part 5 (Coming Soon)