[ 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
2013 – 2018

100 Questions About Maiyan
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5


180610 Nogizaka Under Construction Highlights (Maiyan vs Toad)

It’s been a while since the last time I wrote a Nogichuu hi-lite. Actually I was about to scrap this one because I was getting all distracted by an unstoppable fur ball biting machine and non-stop doing some errands here in my parents’ house. But since I’ve finished timing last time, I think it’s way too wasteful to scrap so here I present you yet another subbed (LQ) video of last night’s Nogichuu’s highlight.

It’s all about picking which one you think is better from two nightmare choices. It was kind of unexpected that they did one game for the whole episode. Also, it was a little confusing when Maaya started to solve the problem of the game so I’ll just skip that part.

The 1st game is,

“Which one you don’t want to put on your hands? A. Scorpion B. Toad”

For me, I definitely don’t want to put on a scorpion on my hands. Toad is waaaaay much easier for me to hold.

Speaking of a toad, this episode is actually reminiscing me of Nogidoko episode 100.

Toad from Nogidoko 100

Toad from last night’s Nogichuu.

They’re equally big, I think. Let’s see the different when Maiyan holds is.

Nogidoko’s one is bigger, isn’t it?

That’s not only the difference. In Nogidoko 100, Maiyan was all brave and did it promptly.

Comparing to last night Nogichuu, she was being all frightened by the toad either before holding and after holding.

But I found that cute so no complains =))

Is she about to go to another dimension?

I personally like this one the most. Her reactions never fail me to laugh and like her more.

I admire you because even though you’re in distress, you’re still being polite.

Well, then. Enjoy the video!