Today marks another life anniversary of yours truly, and I’m grateful for living every day. I’d go on and on about my appreciation for life, but rather than doing that, 1 I am writing a brand-new What’s Happening? post here on AXCEL STYLE. I finally had the time to download a few apps from good ol’ Adobe so I can finally make better-featured images for all my blog posts, which includes this site. The new featured image being used for this blog is my very first real featured image created using the app Adobe Spark Post. 2
Before I begin, I would like to extend my prayers and thoughts to everyone in Japan, especially those who have been affected by the very nasty Typhoon Hagibis, and especially those who have lost their lives to this natural disaster. I even recalled how it was like to live in a typhoon/hurricane-zoned country as a kid 3 and it isn’t very pretty. Fall may be my favorite season, but the negative side of this season is the natural disasters that we have to deal with every single year. East and Southeast Asia will have to deal with nasty typhoons, East and Southern U.S. have to deal with hurricanes, and as for us here in California, we have to deal with the late-arriving heat and the strong winds that can cause nasty forest and hillside fires that not only can burn the trees and everything else in sight, it can also burn small towns near these hills and forests. Let’s all pray and hope that no more damage and casualties taken after all the damage has been done.
The AXCEL Fam had been dormant for about a month now, save the few numbers of live events that MADKID was scheduled to perform throughout September post-Crunchyroll Expo and early October. There aren’t that very many. Many of us have been busy with our own lives too, with work, school, and everything else, as expected. There are a few Axcels here and there who have been “recycling” 4 some current and old photos of the boys, sharing them and spreading them on their social media accounts, 5 and there are still some good fan artists out there, sharing their art to the boys and to the rest of the Axcels out in the interwebs.
But, if you have been following my fan Twitter account for a while now, you haven’t really missed out on anything regarding MADKID. I actually fell very ill with the flu for almost two weeks and was pretty much not as active on social media because of it. Well, that, and because I’ve become a full-fledged part-time babysitter to my over-ambitious little baby nephew. 6 In addition to that, I’ve brought my focus back to my self-learning code studies so I can build more efficient sites (and maybe mobile apps) such as this one.
Alright, enough about me. There have been some happenings to look out for as of the end of September and early October. It’s not much, but please keep an eye out anyway. 7
This isn’t a MADKID event, but it is a huge event for one of the members – our very own Prince Charming, SHIN. If you look at the title, “CinderEile”, what does this title remind you of? Cinderella, right? Well, that’s what exactly is, sort of.
SEPT is a next-generation stage musical entertainment troupe that combines the theatrical stage with music and theater in one. In short, they are a stage musical production company that produces souped-up stage musicals with mesmerizing special effects, elaborate costumes, and the works. The actors and performers come from different fields and backgrounds, from pop stars to TV stars to professional stage actors and musicians. Think Cirque du Soleil without the acrobatics… maybe.
CinderEile is SEPT’s next stage musical project to be shown this coming November, running from the dates 11/6 to 11/10. The story tells of two friends, Haruto and Tomoki, who found themselves in an unknown land and meeting a mysterious girl named Ella. They find themselves on an unexpected adventure of going through quests in order to restore the original story of Cinderella, as it has been destroyed in fragments, as the fate of this world depends on it. The mysteries rise up as to who was responsible behind these broken fragments and the identity of Ella herself. That’s pretty much the gist of what the story is about.
So, this is more of an adventure story than that fairy tale romance that we all knew and loved. 8
There’s no information regarding Shin’s role in the musical yet, but from the way the cast was listed, he may be portraying one of the two protagonists, Haruto or Tomoki. We don’t have the exact information yet, but as soon as more info comes out, I’ll be sure to update, most likely on Twitter.
New photoshoots… again…
It hasn’t been long since they released their last new photoshoots. I think it was rather quick that they have brand-new ones released in the middle of October. But still, please enjoy their royal majesty-style photoshoots!
The guys look like a unit of Prince Charmings that it’s very difficult for Axcels to not fall in love with them. Please enjoy!
FC (Fan Club) Stuff
I haven’t really taken the time to update my instructions on how to apply to join the MADKID FC because of the site renewal. The new revamp and the registration is now completely different from the previous one that I had, which was why I took the section down for the time being. I’ll get to it once I get some things taken care of (non-MADKID related).
Just remember, folks, age is nothing but a number, especially when you are an Axcel.
This year would be the second time I will be celebrating my birthday as an Axcel. I’m not really doing anything special for today because I’ll be going on full babysitter mode with my baby nephew. But, last night, we had a family dinner to commemorate my birthday at home. Before, we used to have dinner at some fancy restaurant that Mom or Dad would treat me. But this birthday also has a number of firsts for me.
First, this would be the first time I will be celebrating my birthday without my dad. Second, this would be the first time I will be celebrating my birthday with a baby in the family. There is nothing more precious to me for a birthday present than being with family and friends, even if they’re not present or are no longer with us. I couldn’t ask for anything more than the most loved ones I currently have.
Even though I haven’t been quite active on social media as much as I used to lately, I have been following the boys’ Twitter accounts. Just seeing some of the tweets from them 9 about spending time with their family just reminded me how important and cherished family all together is. I know that not everyone in this world is fortunate to have a family who’s close-knit or even have a family at all, but there’s always an option of making your own family if you only choose to have one.
So, every day, think about your family members, even if they’re not related to you. I know this may sound strange coming from a fan, but even I consider MADKID as part of my own family too, as well as the Axcels I’ve met throughout my time as one. I hope they can all remain as my family, with many more to come. 😊
Till next time, Axcels!
- … and I’m saving that for my personal blog anyway…
- I’m an Adobe Photoshop girl, and even if I love using Photoshop, it takes me a lot of steps to create an edited image like this, but with Spark Post, I can make these in seconds!
- And I don’t mean this in a bad way…
- As any other devoted fan should…
- Over-ambitious, meaning he hasn’t learned how to walk by himself just yet, let alone standing up without any support, and he wanted to climb up the stairs with only two feet like a grown-up…
- Especially if you plan on flying to Japan anytime soon.
- And to think, Shin refers to his bias fangirls as Cinderellas (“Shin”-derellas), since he’s Prince Charming you know? The irony…
- mainly from Shin, You-ta, and Kazuki