As previously mentioned, this is the first installation to GAL TV: Recap Sundays! Since Sunday is our day off from making videos, I wanted to make Sunday the day that we can look back on what happened this week. It was our first week, and even though the majority of us was busy and quite possibly overwhelmed, we all followed through with our plan and stuck to our guidelines.
This first week was our test run and the first time any of us really went on air, so the theme was to introduce ourselves. It was fun to learn more about each other since we're all somewhat strangers to each other, so we all learned more about each other through these videos.
10.24.11 Monday -- Ninoshka
Ninoshka tells us that she lives in San Diego, CA and is half Mexican and half Venezuelan. Her favorite types of food are Italian, Japanese, and Mexican; However, she ♥loves♥ sweets! Ninoshka started practicing Gyaru around May of this year, but has been interested in Gyaru since Gyaruru's video "Boom Boom Meccha Macho" came out (you can watch it here). Currently, she attends college and is studying graphic design, but her goal is 3D animation.
"One of my goals is to go to Japan and stay at a hotel near Shibuya 109 and spend lots of money."
10.25.11 Tuesday -- Daniela
I'm rather boring in my video, so we'll stick to my previous animation! I talked about my love for music and fashion. I listen to basically all kinds of music in English, Spanish, and Japanese. My love for fashion started when I went through my goth phase back in 2001 and I eventually developed to what is now my Gyaru style. I talk about how originality is very important to me and how I try (though maybe not succeed yet) to incorporate Visual Kei and Harajuku elements into my Gyaru style.
"The reason that I feel so attracted to Ora Ora Kei is because of my Yankii side, heh. That's a story for another time."
10.26.11 Wednesday -- Kokoa
Kokoa already has a channel that's an extension from her blog, however, she lets us know that this is the first time she actually makes an introduction about herself. She first found Gyaru through Ayumi Hamasaki, and upon looking for pictures of her, she stumbled across Rina Sakurai's pictures. Perfection! Kokoa has been practicing Gyaru and does not have a particular style that she follows completely. Kokoa loves making nailデコメ and her favorite hobby is eating!
"The first thing I noticed about Rina Sakurai were her eyes. Her eyes were as big as Ayumi Hamasaki's. I simply said, 'WHOA! She's perfect!' "
10.27.11 Thursday -- Miccah Boo
Starting off with her own intro, a song that says "peekaboo" quickly resembles her own name as Miccah Boo. Miccah also has a channel that's an extension from her blog and her Gyarusa. She expresses her nerves for filming an introduction video as well as introduces a co-star: her puppy named Hiki. She's a stylist and makes nails in her spare time. Miccah found Gyaru when she was a Visual Kid and has a couple of years that she's been practicing Gyaru. She doesn't follow a certain style but would love to explore further into Rokku and AV GAL Style.
"I found Gyaru style when I was a Visual Kid. I saw it online and quickly felt like I belonged there, so I decided to just go for it!"
10.28.11 Friday -- Valentina
Valentina lives in Chile and has had background in Japanese fashion for approximately 5 years. She discovered Gyaru around that time but didn't get interested in it until a few months back. She's more into Rokku style because of the colors and makeup style.
"That's when I realized that I really like the style, and ever since then it's been something I try to improve on and practice."
10.29.11 Saturday -- Chil
Chil is from Argentina and is also a stylist like Miccah. Like many, she loves K-Pop and is in love with G-Dragon. She heard about Gyaru back in 2009 through a movie, and later got interested by the rumors on Gals. The first Gal she ever saw was Kumicky and loved it. Chil didn't dress Gyaru until she bought her first pair of circle lenses! She is also vegetarian, and loves to eat!
"When I bought my first circle lenses, I felt like a doll and I loved it. I didn't want to ever take them off!"