Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Berryz Koubou Hiatus Tribute Plan! (^___^)

Konnichiwa! It's now time to present our final tribute plan for Berryz Koubou's Hiatus!
Well, it's still quite a shock for me that they'll be having an indefinite hiatus (which sounds like a graduation) but anyways, just before they have their final concert before their hiatus, let's give them a present as a symbol of their hard work and inspiration they have given to us. 

So here we go!
For this tribute, we will have a little twist! We did a sing and dance with photo tribute videos last time (Sayumi Michishige's Graduation Tribute), this time, we will have a full dance cover of their famous songs which will be done in a remix/medley, and for those who will not be doing the dance cover, worry not! you can also take part with it by sending a photo of you holding a paper with your message for BK. (more like a fansign ^_^)

But this time, also, we'll just make messages like "Gambatte Berryz Koubou!", "I <3 Berryz Koubou!", or "Thank you Berryz Koubou!",(either in Japanese or English is fine) short and meaningful. We don't want to make messages that are long and unreadable, since your photos will only be shown for 5 seconds max, viewers will not be able to read everything. It's up to you if what message you want to send for Berryz, as long as it's short and readable.

We made fans vote for the songs they want to include in the medley/remix for the tribute. 
Here's the final list:
  • Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai
  • Special Generation
  • Dakishimete dakishimete
  • Cha Cha Sing
  • Futsuu, Idol 10nen Yatterannai Desho!?
  • Towa no Uta
Few days ago, we have opened a so-called "auditions" for those who wants to take part in the dance cover. Admin Miyo and I decided that we will only accept 5 groups since it might be difficult for us to edit the tribute afterwards, handling too many videos. Each continent will have a representative (N&S America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa). If, for example, there will be no representative from Africa, then we will have 1 more group from a continent.

For the meantime, there are already 3 groups who are officially in for doing the dance cover.

Here's the group who will officially do the dance cover tribute
PastelGirls (Europe)

Lumina Scarlet (Asia)


Miracle A.N. St. Berryz (Asia)


So, for those who want to join the dance cover, don't hesitate to stop by in our page Hello!Project Facebook Fanpage and send us the following:
  1.  a sample video of your group doing a dance cover
  2. send us the following details: Group name, country, continent, members 
  3. a photo of you as a group

For those who will do the photo tributes, kindly send it to emceepurplemee@gmail.com with the subject "Berryz Koubou Tribute". Deadline of this one will be on January 30, 2015, 12 NN Philippine Time

If you have any questions or inquiries, feel free to message us in our page!

Monday, December 22, 2014

HP Fanvote 2014 Results!



Hello! Project 2014 Fanvote results are in! This was a poll done for H!P's international fans, which started last year. In the 2014 version of the poll, new categories were added to spice things up. So are you ready to see the result???

*Drum roll*

Berryz Kobou's New Song "Love Together" radio rip


Chinami announced last night that their new song "Love Together" will be aired for the first time! And here you go folks, the radio rip of "Love Together".

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

UPDATES OF MICHISHIGE SAYUMI GRADUATION TRIBUTE :3

Hi everyone! I'm very sorry for not updating this blog for the past few weeks. Been very busy at school! (>_<)

Before anything else, it's UPDATES TIME!
Today, I will show a list of the names of H!P fans who sent their photos that I successfully received.
Please check it!

LIST OF FANS WHO SENT THEIR TRIBUTE PHOTOS & VIDEOS
AUSTRALIA
- Emily

BELGIUM
- Katrein

CANADA
- Mackenzie
- Stephanie

CHILE
- Maria

ENGLAND
- Laura
- Rachel
- Rina
- Yaseer

FINLAND
- Hana & Minja
- Inka
- Miyu & Elsi

FRANCE
- Angelina
- Astrid
- Aurelie
- Camille
- Enjinks
- Julia

GERMANY
- Romy

HONGKONG
- Natalie
- Rebecca

HUNGARY
- Eszter

INDIA
- Priyam

INDONESIA
- Dian
- Ismarh
- Nuraini

ITALY
- Claudia
- Denise

JAPAN
- Cody
- Erisa

MALAYSIA
- Afiq
- Farhan
- Mohd
- Nubhan
- Weeda

MEXICO
- Ana
- Daniel

NETHERLANDS
- Amanda

PHILIPPINES
-Esther
- Ferlene
- Gadfrey
- Miyo
- Newtonians
- Su-chan

POLAND
- Irmina

SINGAPORE
- Suzume

SWEDEN
- Henrik
- Mattias
- Sofia

UNITED KINGDOM
- Iggie

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- Allison
- Britta
- Dennis
- Francisco
- Johnny
- Mio
- Nick
- Noa
- Noli
- Sepheria
- Sherrily
- Teepu

FANS WHO SENT THEIR VIDEOS
- Alberto
- Rina
- Irmina
- Ferlene

If your name is not included above or you have any inquiries regarding to the graduation tribute, kindly send me a message at my Facebook Account. (It's easier and faster for me to reply than in gmail :p)

I'm really glad that more fans joined in this tribute, and I hope this one will be successful.
Everything (music, photos, etc.) are ready for the tribute, except for my time (-___-) Just a few days left until our final week for this semester at school. So I need to double my time for my lessons, and for Sayumi (^__^) Let's do our best!

Please get updated at our Hello!Project Fanpage since that's where we mostly post our announcements. HAVE A NICE DAY!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Michishige Sayumi's Graduation Tribute Plan!

Hi everyone!
I am so sorry for not keeping you updated in this site :(
Been too busy at school :/

Anyways! It's time to make our graduation tribute for Sayumin!
There are some choices you can pick to participate in this project!


  • You can take a picture of yourself while holding a paper, banner, or something with the message you want to tell Sayumi. 
  • Do the Usa-chan peace and take a picture!
  • Do any cute poses which you think portrays Sayu's personality
  • You can also record a 5-second video clip of you saying “sotsyugo omedetou Michishige Sayumi-san”, “Usa-chan peace" (while doing the post)” etc.
  • If you're going to have many friends with you participating in this project, you can record yourself saying "Usa-chan peaaaace" while doing the pose. (Max of 5 seconds!

REMINDERS!
  • You can do it individually, by pair, by group or you can do everything that is mentioned!
  • If you want to do the banner thing, please make it SHORT and READABLE.
  • If you have any Momusu or Sayumi merchandise (shirt, poster, cds, etc) include it in the photo you will submit.
  • This one is pretty important, and is the highlight for the tribute, WEAR a PINK SHIRT/OUTFIT/ACCESSORIES/ETC that you can wear. 
  • Deadline for submission for the photos/videos will be on September 15, 2014 23:59 PH time
  • Send it to emceepurplemee@gmail.com with the subject "Michishige Sayumi Tribute"
  • Please state your country and your first name
I also made a video (more like a commercial xD) about the tribute we will be having. 

As for the song that we will use, I invited an all girl group who's known for covering many H!P songs to cover Lalala no Pipipi. As we talked about the tribute song, we finally decided that 4 girl groups will do the cover together.

Here they are! All of them are from the Philippines~ You can check them out on their Facebook page :)



 


We will then send it to J-Melo singer search! Hopefully, they will include this to one of the episodes they will air. 

This project will be so exciting since this will be a new collaboration between Chuu!Sugoi!Idol and the girl groups who cover H!P songs.

For more information about the tribute, feel free sending us a message in our Hello!Project FanPage

Thursday, May 1, 2014

On Sayumi's Graduation Announcement =(


As most of us have known by now, Sayumi Michishige has decided to graduate from Morning Musume and Hello! Project by the end of their fall concert.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Morning Musume'14 5th Consecutive #1 confirmed by Oricon


Colorful/Reborn era once again makes history in Morning Musume with their 5th consecutive #1 single as confirmed by Oricon to have sold 119,042 copies on it's first week!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Koharu Kusumi poses topless O_o




*shocked*
sometimes, nudity is part of being a model..... and it's not my place to speak about her decisions in her career

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MoriMusu Password is 0 MV~ Warning: A bit of Nudity Alert~~~


This is so funny~ LOL, and it somehow features what it's like to be a wota! And yes, there's a STORY LINE!!! Isn't that what some of us have been asking for? =D
And there's a bath tub clip, can you guess who's in it? XD

Monday, April 14, 2014

More comments on C-ute's New Found Skill


C-ute has taken their dancing prowess to a whole new level but there are mixed reactions from wotas regarding this whole pole dancing incident, of course, there's an inevitable mention of "Strip Tease"

Maa-chan attacks members of LoVendoЯ~

Only Maa-chan can throw statements like "Fattie" and "Will you be in your thirties soon, auntie" to someone she hardly knows....

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

60 Minutes with The Beauty; Sayumi Michishige Interview


This is the translation From her interview on Monthly Takarajima May 2014 vol 34, "60 minutes with the beauty"

Before, I've always looked at Sayu as someone self-centered, mostly because of her narcissistic personality and so I was really inclined when she became leader. But I'm happy that Sayu has proven me wrong, her being the leader had significantly changed my views towards her. She's a great person, someone you can really rely on not only as a leader but as a member.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sugaya Risako goes Frozen with "Let it Go" at M!COUNTDOWN


Berryz Kobou's Sugaya Risako sang "Let it Go" in Japanese and English Version along side 4 Korean artists (2PM member, Nichkhun played the piano)
Berryz Kobou also had a performance with "Asian Celebration and Otona na no yo".

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Former Morning Musume Member AUDITIONS for AKB48!


"I have applied for 'Otona AKB48 Audition.' I will do my best! But, I haven't received the result for the paper screening yet...I am worried...I wonder who else applied for it other than Kintaro-san..."

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sayumi Michishige and Berryz Kobou at MTV VMAJ 2014 LIVE~



MTV Japan's VMAJ 2014 will be streamed LIVE! and what better reason to watch it than to see your favorite artists perform live! Taking place at Maihama Ampitheater on Jun. 14, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Momochi celebrates her 22nd Bday, Graduation confirmed!

"Recently there have been a lot of pleasant things. I feel like I've been successful. Ufufufu,"-Momochi
I just wanna wish her a Happy 22nd Bday and Congratulations as one chapter closes in her life!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sayashi Riho Vows to "Overthrow AKB48"


Morning Musume '14's Ace, Sayashi Riho enthusiastically vows to overthrow AKB48 as the current Top idol group in Japan.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Otanjoubi Omedetou Mai-chan and Mami-chan!

 2/7 IS THE 22ND BIRTHDAY OF C-UTE'S LEADER YAJIMA MAIMI AND 18TH BIRTHDAY OF HAGIWARA MAI-CHAN!!


Time flew too fast nee? When Mai-chan joined H!P, she was still a 6-year-old child. She mostly enjoyed 2/3 of her life as an H!P member, which totally sounds awesome :) and now, she became a very beautiful lady.
I just saw this photo today, and I was like "Oooh myy Gaaawd! *___*" VERY BEAUTIFUL! I'm so looking forward for their new single x)

Maimi-chan was still like 10 years old when she joined H!P. She was already beautiful back then. When time passes by, she became more beautiful and moooore beautiful.
She is one of the members that always attract me with their smiles/looks. I love everything about her, but Mai-chan is still my oshimen LoL BIAS!HAHAH Anyways, I love all the C-ute members equally, except for Mai-chan that I really adore :)

BTW, few days ago (2/5), it was Nakajima Saki's birthday!
Another girl that is really beautiful. She's also one of the members that really amazed me as they grew up. I thought she looked a little weird 'cutey' when she's younger, but now, she is so beautiful.
Anyways, happy birthday to Nakky <3 

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THESE BEAUTIFUL TRIO!

To end this post, I'll share you this cute photo. just don't mind that man at the front LOL

OTANJOUBI OMEDETOU TO 
YAJIMA MAIMI, HAGIWARA MAI AND NAKAJIMA SAKI!

P.S. 
Sorry if I can't really update this blog for a while, been so busy for school (-___-) 
I just gave some time to greet my oshimen hihihi anyways, have a great day!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hello! Project Fan Vote 2013 Results


The Hello! Project Fan Vote 2013 results are now released! See if you're favorite member made it on top! In contrast to the previous voting from H!O community, this one is from the H!P Facebook Community, so results may not be exactly the same.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

JunJun read our B-day greetings in FB and is posted on her blog! Rejoice!

I was always wondering if someone in H!P or even Tsunku himself  had already encountered our Hello! Project page in FB.......and my questions were answered!!, 
She read it!!! Right?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa Single review


Yay for our first Single review of the year ^_^---- Morning Musume'14's Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa

Guess who's back from "hiatus"? =)


I apologize that this blog has been on hiatus or inactive for quite some time and even though we managed to make a few posts a while ago, the blog has not yet made its full come back neh? The CSI team seemed to have been busy w/ our own personal lives these past few months, so we hope you guys understand ^___^

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Morning Musume rapidly gaining female fans; popular columnist Inuyama Kamiko explains their appeal


Morning Musume’s “counterattack” continues. After becoming a social phenomenon during their “Golden Era” around the year 2000, they had a period of less media appearances but they nevertheless kept going, focusing on live performances and continuously improving their vocal and dance abilities. Now their hard work is starting to pay off thanks to their high-quality performances combining the EDM genre and formation dancing. In 2013, they had three consecutive singles take the no. 1 spot on Oricon. Simultaneously their fanbase has been growing larger while celebrities and artists of other genres have publicly announced being a fan of the group. We asked popular columnist and author of “Make Bijo“, Inuyama Kamiko, to tell us about the appeal of Morning Musume from a woman’s viewpoint, and about the mindset of a female fan of idols.




―― Can you tell us how you first got interested in Morning Musume?
Inuyama: Back when I got my big break in my late teens, I was just casually singing their songs in karaoke and I was never really that aware of what they were doing. Then at some point I happened to come across “One・Two・Three” on YouTube and I was surprised by how cool and high level their dancing was. The singing was good, too, as was the song. I got hooked on it and I must’ve listened to it over 50 times, and then I went out and bought the CD. I couldn’t help but share it with everyone on Twitter, who in turn also shared it with others. It feels like the group is being reassessed by a lot of people.

―― What’s the most appealing thing about Morning Musume for you?
Inuyama: For girls to like other girls, rather than just cuteness they have to have something cool about them as well. With Morning Musume, their dances are really cool. The formation dance in “Help me!!” was awesome. Also, the electro sound they have now is not only cool, but also very Tsunku♂-like. They’re all good songs.
Also, I’m drawn to their long history. I also like manga and I have an otaku personality, so finding out about both the highs and the lows in their history is fun, and learning about how hard all of the girls until now have worked is part of what makes them interesting as well.

―― Whereas enjoying AKB48 is about “cheering on girls who are in development“, for H!P it’s more like you’re cheering on “professional idols“, right?
Inuyama: I can’t speak for any other idols groups, but the idols in H!P are worked hard from the moment they start. They’re brought up as professionals. The footage from their dance lessons seems relentless and the senpai are always watching over their kouhai. Of course I suspect the members have fights about things, but to me it feels like the atmosphere among the members is carefree and not strained at all. If you ask me, I think that might be because Tsunku♂ is producing them not as “products” but as “people, and he sincerely wishes for them all to become happy.
Inuyama: As for AKB48, there was that news some time ago about how Sashihara said something along the lines of “our audience is older men — our singing and dancing doesn’t need to be that good.” I think what she’s saying is correct but on the other hand, I think H!P’s opposite approach is correct, too. Idol groups having completely different ways of doing things is what makes it really interesting.

―― Past members included, do you have a member you especially like?
Inuyama: At first it was Ichii Sayaka. After that, in order… Goto Maki, Yoshizawa Hitomi, and right now it’s Kudo Haruka. I like the girls who appear boyish but are actually also really beautiful. They’re like the protagonists in shoujo manga… they’re usually acting all tomboy-ish, but every now and then they’ll show a really womanly, sweet side. I admire them. Also, I really like Michishige Sayumi and I always liked the recent graduate Tanaka Reina. For me, the two top of Tanaka and Michishige was incredible. Tanaka served as their center for the longest time… she is really eye-catching. I constantly found myself just focusing on watching her. It makes me go “ah, so this is the power of a center girl.

―― Are there any common traits among women who like idols?
Inuyama: The fact that I can now say “I like H!P” is because of my new way of looking at them, or rather because I’m not trying to compete with them anymore. Back when Momusu was first popular I was the same age as them, so it was difficult for me to cheer them on. I knew they were cute and everything but because we had our ages in common, it somehow made me not want to recognize that. But now at this age the only thing I have in common with them is my gender. Now when I see a cute girl like that, I can genuinely say “aww, she’s so cute!” So age could be one of those common factors. Also, I think women who like idols also have an affinity for sub-cultures. I mentioned how I enjoy learning out about their 10+ year story — it could be that many women who like idols also like books and manga.

―― The cuteness aspect — is it the same kind of feeling as if you were looking at your own younger sisters?
Inuyama: When I’m watching them I think to myself “I would’ve wanted to be that cute when I was in my teens” and when I see them carrying out my “dream life“, it allows me to let go of my past self. So rather than my younger sisters, it’s more of an admiration for them. When I watch them, it’s no longer my 31-year-old self; it feels like I’m back to being the same age as them. For people who in their student days got the appeal of idols but didn’t want to admit it to themselves, people with regrets like “I would’ve wanted a life of sparkles and glitter like that“, people who despised cool or sexy girls, thinking of themselves as somehow inferior — for people like that who have grown up and who can now finally freely admit that they like idols, it might be something that allows them to feel like they’re reliving their youth.

―― Do you think some women might be against their boyfriends being idol fans?
Inuyama: It depends on the person of course, but I think boys who are idol fans will also be supportive of their partner’s work. As a matter of fact, up until my mid-twenties my boyfriend was an idol fan and it made me jealous. But as you get older, it actually becomes quite comforting. I mean, the act of cheering on people is a really positive thing. It’s not something everyone is capable of doing.

―― Right now the group is in their EDM phase. Do you have any hopes as to what kind of style they should try next?
Inuyama: I want Tsunku♂ to decide what is best for the group musically… but something I would like to see is a graceful, adult-like song. Right now the girls are full of this young and fresh energy, but in the past Morning Musume have had these grown-up songs about women who have been cheated on and so on. I’d like to see the current members trying out that kind of style, too.

―― While their media exposure has grown, I think the general public doesn’t know all the members’ individual personalities yet. Could you talk about the members and their points of interest one by one?
Inuyama: Sure, but it’s just going to be my personal opinion…
This has been introduced on TV quite thoroughly already, but there’s the ad-lib dancing of Ishida Ayumi and Sayashi Riho. Their appeal is in how they demonstrate just how good idols can really be at dancing. Looks-wise — and this is something that holds true for girls like Sayashi and the members of Juice=Juice — I appreciate how they make you feel like the “huge eyes boom” has ended. For the past ten years or so it’s been popular to go and get your eyes done to make them look bigger, but I think the fact that H!P is now drawing attention to the cuteness of girls with single eyelids or partial double eyelids is really giving a lot of courage to many girls. I had a complex about my partial double eyelids as well, but after seeing those girls, it allowed me to start using just a little bit less eye makeup myself.
And the thing I want all the first-timers to see is the beauty of Kudo Haruka. She has a husky voice and she’s very boyish, but her face is that of a first-class beauty. When I first saw “Renai Hunter”, I got so excited as I was going “what’s with the cuteness of this girl?!
And speaking of beautiful girls, the gap between Ikuta Erina’s gentle beauty and her strange character is great!

―― You mentioned that you also like Michishige.
Inuyama: Her tenure in the group has been a very moving one for me. When Momusu was falling into obscurity, she alone was appearing on all those TV shows as this “poison-tongued narcissist.” Her being able to do was the result of her working hard on her talking skills. But that kind of character gets you lots and lots of fierce bashing. I don’t think it’s something you would be able to withstand just for a simple wish of wanting to be famous. I now get to appear on TV a little bit myself, but if I say even the slightest thing that someone finds a bit unpleasant, there will be a succession of “die you ugly bitch” messages. (laughs) I think the fact that she was able stand that kind of thing was because she was doing it for her love of the group. “Even if they make me into a bad guy, I’ll do my best for the group.” She was like the heel in pro wrestling. When I think about her great efforts for the sake of the group, I can’t help but cry. And then when Morning Musume was finally starting to gain popularity again as they were appearing on “Shabekuri 007″ this summer, it looked like a little bit of that huge burden she had been carrying had finally been lifted off her shoulders. She looked almost like the Virgin  Mary. I just wept in front of the TV.

Her looks are perfect, too. She looks like a doll even without makeup, and her body is just erotic! She’s someone many girls strive to be, and her inner strength is something that gives me energy. The person who first made me think “I can get this happy just because of an idol!?” was Michishige.

―― How about Zukki (Suzuki Kanon)?
Inuyama: Zukki is great! There’s all these news about her being chubby, but she’s incredibly charming and she has the smile of an angel. It’s like she purifies my soul. I’m sure she must know about the kinds of things that are being said about her, but even then she keeps on smiling and that’s something I don’t think not everyone can do. That’s something that makes people who see her become fans of hers. Gaining and losing weight during puberty is not something that’s exclusive only to her, so I do feel angry about her being made fun of for it so much… but at the same time I feel that she’s also loved on the internet and that she’s definitely spreading the name of Morning Musume. When you consider her ability of even converting her antis into fans, Zukki might just be the member with the most potential in the group.

―― What do you think about the newest addition to the group, Oda Sakura?
Inuyama: I still keep being moved by her skill as a singer. She only debuted with “Help Me!!” but she’s already getting many solo parts and passages where she sings at the top of her voice. It feels good to listen to. I think it’s obvious she was a choice Tsunku♂ made to perfect the group even futher. The singing has changed noticeably for the better since she joined the group.

―― And how about the member who is getting noticed for her unusual personality, Sato Masaki?
Inuyama: She… really is a weird one to say the least. (laughs) I think H!P is quite strict when it comes to the hierarchy of members, but she just completely ignores it, even playing around with Tanaka Reina like she was her younger sister. It’s exciting because you never know what kind of trouble she might cause next. She’s like a puppy. She has the cuteness of how, even if she does something mischievous, you’ll just think “oh, the puppy’s feeling playful again” and you’ll want to pet her.

―― And the two subleaders?
Inuyama: Iikubo likes manga and especially “Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken“, so I feel an affinity with her. Even as someone who knows it’ll never actually happen, I’ve found myself thinking “…me and her might actually make pretty good friends.” This is something that’s really appealing about her.
Fukumura is someone with a long history in H!P and her presence in the ever-changing lineup of Musume is reassuring. Her face is so soothing, too, and if I was a man, she’s the member I’d want to be my girlfriend the most. I want her to beat me at Taiko no Tatsujin.

―― Among the graduated members there are some who have caused scandals, and there have in the past been members who have even quit the group due to a scandal. As a female fan, how do you feel about those things?
Inuyama: These things become scandals because the girls are idols, but I think if you have a group of girls in their teens and twenties, it’s pretty much impossible to entirely prevent scandals. Even if the person herself decides “I won’t cause a scandal!“, falling in love is not something you can control yourself… I actually think any member who doesn’t cause a scandal is someone who must have the willpower of a superwoman! Conversely, I don’t want people to think badly of someone just because they’ve fallen in love. Maybe it’s because I’m a woman myself that I can understand not only the feeling of someone thinking “she’s betrayed her fans“, but also “you can’t fight your own feelings“… At the end of the day, I just want them to be happy.

―― Is there anything you wish the current Morning Musume would do?
Inuyama: I just want for them to be in an environment where they don’t get hurt and where they can carefreely continue to enjoy singing and dancing. If I can enjoy seeing their smiles in their PV’s and music program appearances, that’s enough for me. I will in turn support them by actually going out and buying their CD’s. I’m still a new fan, but being an adult fan of theirs I think that’s the least I can do.

―― Lastly, is there a member who you think might turn into a “Make Bijo(“loser beauty“, title of Inuyama’s book) when they’re older?
Inuyama: As I really hope that none of them ever will… I’m going to say “no there isn’t!” They’ll all lead happy lives! Well, that’s not to say that “loser beauties” themselves can’t become happy though…