Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Diamond Gals on NTV!

Do you remember the secret appointment that I mentioned not too long ago? Well here it is: Diamond Gal Circle featured on NTV's Sekai no Kuchikomi Atsumemashita (Rumors From Around the World)! (´▽`) I was so nervous about how the final cut would look, but I think it turned out pretty good! Our segment mainly covered our "gal circle code." Just a quick disclaimer before you watch it, though... A lot of the dialogue was translated incorrectly, but you can kind of make out what we're actually saying if you listen carefully. xD Here's the video:

I've also included some screenshots with translations below! A big thanks to Grace and Mie for spending hours to actually find the video, and to my Take-chan for providing the translations! ♥

We are going to introduce an interesting rumor from a gal group in California. In the area of Los Angeles appears to be... California gals inspired by Japanese gal culture (Galifornia).

"Hello! I'm Krystina, the leader of this group!"

"In Los Angeles, there are a few groups that make gal circles and are still active. Today, our Galifornia rumor is that we want to show our love for Japan ('Japan Love')."

First, the gals introduced their club room. When you see them from behind, they look Japanese.
"This is our club room, and we call it 'Shibuya.'"
1. They call their club room Shibuya.
2. Gal goods are purchased at Little Tokyo. (Japanese doll?)
3. They consider Ageha and PopSister their bibles.
"We buy them at Little Tokyo and study Japanese gals from the magazines."

"Why did you want to become a gal?"
Val: "The first time I saw gal fashion, I was shocked. That cuteness can only be in Japan!"
It seems that their inspiration comes from... Tsubasa (Masuwaka)!
4. Tsubasa is considered to be a god or queen.

Mandie: "These are my favorite eyelashes from Tsubasa! Just looking at the eyelashes makes me happy."
Mie: "This is Tsubasa’s eye shadow and mascara. I want to be like Tsubasa, so I put them on all the time."

"Tricia, we are Tsubasa for life! Do you understand the importance of this? Your hair is not sticking out! Please fix it right now!"

5. Hair should always be sticking out moru (poofy).
"We have to always be fashionable or we will not be considered as Galifornia."

"What do you think? Doesn't it look good?"
"Wow, it really looks great!"

The gals wanted to show the Japanese something. They arrived in the middle of a downtown Los Angeles shopping mall. What's going to happen?
Val: "Are you guys ready?"
Is it what we think it is...? Para para?
"No way!"

"This gal is not dancing. Does she even remember it?"

Val: "Stop, stop, stop! Mie, did you practice the moves?"
Mie: "That's what I think I'm doing..."
Val: "Tsubasa might be watching this! It's a disgrace!"
Mie: "I'm just a little bit nervous!"
Val: "You are a disgrace to Galifornia!"
6. They are aware that they are on Japanese television.
Michi: "Just calm down, you two. I can't believe we are fighting over this. What if this whole segment is being aired in Japan? I can’t believe this."

"We are trying to impress Tsubasa, and our leader feels pressure because of that. Our leader probably loves gal more than any of us. She's just really intense when it comes to leading the group."

One hour later... "Okay! We got to our favorite spot! Yoshigyu! We heard that Tsubasa eats here too."
7. After an argument, they go to Yoshinoya. Yoshinoya is very popular in Los Angeles.

8. Beef bowl with extra juice is the best!
Even in the receipt, it says "extra juice." In Los Angeles, you can experience the taste of Japan. After putting a lot of assorted pepper... "Itadakimasu!"

Val: "After eating a beef bowl, I feel that our argument was stupid, Mie. I'm sorry I said harsh things to you."
Mie: "It's okay. Let's work on the para para so we can perfect it together." Val: "We need to study more on the Japanese gal culture so we can show good things to Tsubasa!"

The staff says, "Um... Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are only a few Japanese gal circles in Japan, and they're not that popular."

"Did you like our rumor? Please judge!"

"It made me happy to know that Japan is being accepted by many."
"I know! All you need to put is a host club near Yoshinoya, and it's completely Japan."
"I really want to bring them to Shibuya."
"Oh my gosh, that's a brilliant idea!"
"What if we bring them to Shibuya and out of nowhere, Tsubasa runs in to see them?"
"Wow, sounds like so much fun! I would love to see that."

Bonus! Here's a photo of us with the guys from NTV. Since we pretty much spent the whole day together, it was kinda sad to part ways with them!

Another bonus! ♥ Michi compiled a video of her own to show what really happened behind the scenes. xD

And just to clear any misunderstandings...
1. The show portrayed us as "Galifornia," but our gal circle is Diamond! Val even said it at the beginning, but her voice was dubbed.
2. Val isn't the leader (nobody is), and she's not scary at all in real life. xD
3. Mandie isn't a part of Diamond, but she was our very special guest. ^__^ ♥
4. Most of us don't actually dance para para.
5. The fight between Mie and Val was staged.
6. That was our first time eating Yoshinoya.

So all in all, it wasn't the most accurate representation of us, but we still had a lot of fun! :3 Also, Tsubasa tweeted about us! She says she wants to meet one day! *__* ♥


  1. Oh my goodness! You gals look awesome there~! I had fun watching it and I am so proud of you all <3

  2. MAn..... it was so much fun!
    We r a gang..... diamond bitch!!!!
    Diamond for life!!!! LOL

  3. oooh i saw this on valentine's blog but i'm glad you found a better quality video, i just noticed the cute pom puppy in the beginning!
    why would the fight be staged? did they ask you to do it for the show? that must've been horrible but it looked so convincing ><
    you ladies are all so pretty, everyone has perfect hair and makeup *o* you're all definitely an inspiration for gyarus everywhere❤

  4. Louise - Awww, thank you! ^__^ ♥

    Michi - LOL! Straight up! xD

    Emi - Yeah, that's Michi's adorable little Mika! :3 And unfortunately, the director did ask Mie and Val to pretend that they were fighting. U.U He kept changing things up on us at the last minute! We eventually just had to accept that things weren't going to go exactly the way it was discussed initially... It was quite frustrating! But thank you for the sweet compliments! ^__^ ♥

  5. Aww Tricia, you guys were adorable!! Despite having a lot of it scripted. You know? I actually like the mori style hair on you, hahaha ъ(`―^) Quick question - so was Mie's forgotten dance moves staged as well?

  6. Awww, thanks! :3 I wish I could tease my hair like Michi. ♥ And yeah, Mie totally knew the dance moves. We all practiced together before the filming!

  7. aww so proud of you guys <3 I hope Tsubasa will get to meet you someday! ~ what an inspiration to all of us!

  8. I loved it XD
    You Gals looked great!

    Are you going to stream 'Tokyo Kawaii TV' on Saturday? I don't want to see myself on it D:

  9. Ohh I really wanted to see that video after the secret that was posted :D It was so cool and funny, those translations were helpfull :)

    Omg that's SOOOO cool Tsubasa actually tweeted you :O it would be soooo cool if you could meet her~!!

  10. Yapo - Thank you so much! T__T ♥

    Bloomzy - Awww, thanks! :D And man, I've been nervous about the Tokyo Kawaii TV episode ever since we finished filming it! I said something so stupid at the end... I hope it doesn't make the final cut! T__T But I'm sure you'll be fine, Bloomzy! You looked so fabulous that day. ♥

    Charlotte - Haha! xD I'm glad you enjoyed it! ♥ And I'm still starstruck about the whole Tsubasa thing. Meeting her would be beyond my wildest dreams! *__*

  11. looks so cool <3

    I wish they'll really take you all to shibuya <33

  12. Thanks for the post... crazy ass day.

    That bowl of yoshinoya.... x_x
    We are just never good enough for Val... LOL

    And how does a bowl of beef and acid fix our argument?


  13. Your blog is awesome !
    I going to follow you : D

  14. you all look amazing & pretty! ^_^ you have an amazing blog. :3

  15. loved this post! the videos and pics are great & looks like you had a lot of fun! ♥♥

  16. Nnena - I'm really hoping for that too! xD

    Mie - LOL! I laughed so hard when I first heard that. Eating Yoshinoya beef bowls is the best solution to every gal's problems! U.U

    Suzu - Thanks, honey! ^__^ ♥

    Sugar Sugar - Thank you so much! :3

    Chinsa - Awww, I'm glad you enjoyed this post! :D

  17. I watched it!! All of you look so cute! and have such a wonderful style!! I loved your galifornia rules!!! xD

  18. ahhh you guys are beautiful and awesome! ♥
    I really enjoyed this video post!

  19. Wow!~ you guys are soo kawaii very gyaru style!!~ looks like kawaiiTV in Galifornia!~ So cute!!! ^.^

  20. I am so glad for you guys! You guys are so cute! *w* I hope to be able to see you guys at an event some day! You're all so adorable and fashionable! <3

    (Although I know Mandie because of lolita, she's so cute, and looks amazing in gal!)

  21. Nenacho - Awww, thanks! xD

    Emiri - Thank you very much for watching! I'm glad you enjoyed it. ^__^

    Jendee - Thanks, sweetie! ♥

    Rurouni Inu Girl - Awww, thank you so much! :3 I just visited your blog, and you're such an adorable lolita! ♥ I also hope that we can meet each other one day. ^__^

  22. Excellent post Tricia! This was so much fun to be a part of.

    Also, thanks Christine! <3

  23. watching the TV show i got the impression that para² is not really a thing all of you do, and that the fight was acted 8D;;
    but overall i thought it was a nice tv show : ]

  24. Oh wow, you gals are so lucky. Not only were you on a Japanese show but you also had Tsubasa tweet you! I would have died! Keep up the great work! You gals are gorgeous!

  25. i'm happy for you gals! \(○^ω^○)/
    i saw this video on dolly's fb hehe and i agree with how they interpreted what you guys were really saying ヾ(≧(エ)≦)it's a little off.
    i hope you guys can come back to tokyo! i'd love to meet y'all (●*>凵<)*゜・。+゜

  26. That's so amazing that Tsubasa tweeted you guys! You all looked amazing♪ Did they tell you that they were going to change what you guys were saying? ~♥

  27. Mandie - I'm really happy that you had fun with us! :D

    Julia - Thanks! xD

    Naija Barbie - Awww, thank you so much! ♥ And yes, we're very lucky! T__T

    Monica - It's totally off! T__T But yeah, I hope I can come back to Tokyo soon! It'd be really lovely to meet you. ^__^ ♥

    Rei - I still can't believe that she mentioned us! *__* And we had absolutely no idea what the final cut would look like. We really thought they were just gonna add subtitles, but our voices were completely dubbed over! U.U What a waste of all those interview questions we answered...

  28. omg! sooo cute!! hahaha..
    i didn't know that they will make their own stories out of it. so funny! hahahaa..

    <333 i hope you guys can meet tsubasa one day!! <3

  29. Wow! So cool you were on TV! It looked like it was fun to film!

    I wonder why they made a big deal about the beef juice stuff. I'm vegetarian so tbh, that part was gross to me, lol.

  30. You all look so awesome !!
    I love the last video so much ^^
    Go girls!!! <3

  31. That's awesome!! You all looked gorgeous, thanks for the video and translations!
    I liked more the 2nd vid though! :D
    And Tsubasa tweeted about it!! Wow!

  32. everyone looked so amazing♥
    but i mean, when dont you gals look amazing ;3
    it was sooo cool that you were on tv~!!
    && even more awesome that tsubasa tweeted about you gals :3
    she should fly you all out to tokyo ^ o ^

  33. omg, how's lovely blog and u are too ^^

  34. Hello Ate Tricia!!~ I saw you guys on kawaii tv last night on NHK!! Like really, here in the Manila ON AIR!! =))) I was soo surprised when I saw you guys!~ You were in Shibuya109! I guess it's a gal meet up!I'm so proud of you!! <3 You are all kawaii!~

  35. Kelly - Yeah, they totally made everything into a story! U.U But at least Tsubasa noticed us. I hope we can meet her one day too! xD

    Bouncy Brown - Extra beef juice is apparently the thing to do in Japan, which is why the director told us to order it. I barely even took a bite because it was really gross! I'm sorry you had to see it, though. U.U

    Sanna - Awww, thanks! ^__^

    Besa - Thanks for watching! ♥ And I'm glad you liked the second video better, especially since it's a way more accurate representation of us. xD

    Haylee - Awww, you're always so sweet, Haylee! :3 If she flew us all out to Tokyo, I'd be so happy! T__T ♥

    Lili - Thanks, honey! :D

    Jendee - They show NHK in the Philippines? That's so awesome! *__* And thanks! ♥

  36. You all looked great. But I don't like what the show did with you guys at all. :/ Thats just, not right...

    Mie looked totally adorable pretending to mess up though.

    As for the beef juice... Its just soup broth. *shrugs* I don't see what the big deal with making you order it was either. But hey, *I* totally would have. I love beef broth. lol


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