HYDE's Beauty Secret - Journey to Meet My First Japanese Legend

April 09, 2015

Photo by Matome, taken by Yu Kato
How many of us can get a chance to interview our hero?? HYDE is my first reason why I love Japanese Music at the first place and last week was the third time he came to Indonesia. Out of blue I got a mail, I was asked by MATOME Staff whether I would like to Interview VAMPS for my blog and their website, without second thought I quickly agreed to once in a lifetime offer

A few hours after the mail from Matome I realised that it's 1st April .__.
So I line-d them and made sure that it's not an april fool's prank, because well it sound like it was!
Matome staff put effort to make me believe them XD And the day after he showed me the ticket and I was like, OKAY LOL

Matome is a website from Japan that curates informations and mostly about beauty! It is a website from Japan but now they make Indonesian version of it. I first met Matome team around 2 months ago, they asked me a lot of things about Indonesia as they would love to spread more informations here. If you have any suggestion and what article to do, you can also contact them ^^
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I will write about Matome further next time, for now I want to say I am thankful for the opportunities given to me by the staffs that making this happen! They know I like HYDE and they arrange everything for me O_O Words cannot describe how grateful I am for having this incredible chance. I mean, it's around 10 years I have been a fan! I like him even before I hit puberty, before I know how to put eyeliner properly, before I start dyeing my hair blonde, even before I blog!

After the notice, I quickly went to many places. I did my eyelash extension, recovered my hair and put hair extension as well, and also retouched my gel nail. At home I put many facial masks and slimmed my arms using my 3D Massager LOL I never put this much effort to meet someone but for me, taking care of my appearance is one of my efforts to show how I respect someone that I meet. This is my legend, my idol, and someone that brings me to Japanese Culture even though he didn't know I am exist. Now I have chance to breathe the same air so gotta make sure I am decent!

Before the interview, on Saturday (4/4) one of Matome Staffs [Kato-san] and I went for VAMPS LIVE at Japan Night to report about the live. The live report is up on matome website as you can read it on Konser VAMPS di Japan Night . We were so happy with the performance and VAMPS successfully put the crowd in high tension with their amazing performance. HYDE sometimes talks in Indonesia Language to show his love to the fans and respect to this country

On Sunday (4/5) I arrived at the hotel they're staying as the interview was held there. With Kato-san as photographer and also translator and Shigegaki-san as the EO, we prepared the questions and also my mental before meeting my legend!! 

We were called to the interview room at last and my heart was pounding heavily. However I kept mentioning to myself, I have done this before I have done this before, I have met other big artists so why should I be nervous. And then, here they were. HYDE and K.A.Z were 2 meters away from the door I stepped into. Both of them wore big black sunglasses and black clothes and looked at me

Photo by Matome, taken by Yu Kato

*nosebleed, knocked out*

I hardly could move and so I looked at Kato-san and Shigegaki-san and they're like "sit down". Butterflies on my stomach, seriously... Shigegaki-san began by introducing Matome and Stella Lee to VAMPS, and I was like "omg I was introduced as myself" and need to keep telling myself to calm down. HYDE was only half a meter away from me and he sat across me, so all I could do to avoid the nervousness is by looking at K.A.Z most of the time T____T
I think HYDE thought that I was a big fan of K.A.Z bcos I hardly look at him during the interview. I was sooooo nervous so whenever I met eyes with him I quickly looked at K.A.Z again LOL


Photo by Matome, taken by Yu Kato
Photo by Matome, taken by Yu Kato

Photo by Matome, taken by Yu Kato

So we begin the interview in Japanese and I was in charge to ask the question and hold conversation with them with my broken Japanese, Kato-san and Shigegaki-san were there to assist me and I couldn't be more thankful than that
I also asked a few questions coming from the fans whom I asked on my social media before. So here are the questions!! :D

Photo by Matome, taken by Yu Kato

Photo by Matome, taken by Yu Kato

1. How was this time's concert?
HYDE : First thing is, the bands we performed together [Tokyo Ska Paradise and Alexandros] are quite close to us so I enjoyed this event
K.A.Z : This is my second concert in Jakarta actually, last time I performed at outdoor and this time we performed indoor so it's a little bit different. The foods were delicious and lots of Indonesian fans were actually waiting for us. I really enjoyed it. I have fun doing concert here

2. You have come many times to Indonesia, what do you think of Indonesian fans?
HYDE : They are cute. I felt pureness of fans here. Felt like, they're not naughty at all. They are cute and their eyes are sparkling. So cute!!
K.A.Z  : I feel like a lot of them are shy and fresh, they are great

3. Where have you been so far in Indonesia?
HYDE : Uhhmm... From hotel to the concert hall maybe
*whole room laughs*
HYDE : And also room to room
Stella : That's all..?
HYDE : Yeah *laughs*
Stella : How about you K.A.Z-san?
K.A.Z  : Airport..? Sorry *laughs*. But from the window it looks so fun too

4. Do you like Indonesian Food?
HYDE :  Yes I like it. What did I eat yesterday? Oh the one with chicken on the stick..?
Shigegaki-san : Sate..
HYDE : Yeah that's right. Sate?
K.A.Z  : For me, I like nasi goreng and kare
Stella : Are you okay with Spicy Food too?
HYDE - K.A.Z  :  Yes we all love it
K.A.Z  :  Tom Yum Goong was nice too!
Stella :  LOL but that's Thai Food
K.A.Z  :  Oh yea yea *laughs*

5. Many people agree that HYDE is one of the sexiest men alive. A lot of fans are crazy of your high pheromone. How can you be so sexy? 
HYDE : Is that so? *laughs* Maybe because I always think about (sexually) naughty things? *laughs*

At this point I didnt really understand his Japanese suddenly I was like, ee?? Later Kato-san mentioned Hyde answered because he's "eroi" LOLOL
HYDE : Maybe because I am a vampire nee?

6. Do you have any plan to come again to Indonesia again soon?
HYDE : I don't have any plan yet. Please invite me again!

7. Do you want to go and have a live at other cities in Indonesia outside Jakarta?
HYDE : I really want to go to Bali. A friend of mine lives there and always asks me to come. He told me Bali is a nice place and I should come. But I have never been there
Stella : Bali is a good place!
HYDE : Really? *interested*
Stella : How about K.A.Z-san?
K.A.Z  : I always wanted to visit Bali too but anywhere would be interesting for me!

8. When do you feel you're most handsome?
HYDE : Maybe when I am doing live? I never think I am handsome when I look at myself. But when I watch myself in live at screen, I think I look handsome during it *laughs*
K.A.Z  : When I am sleeping *laughs*

9. Do you do any exercise to keep in shape and do you also control your food intake?
HYDE :  I dont usualy consume carbs. I have low carb diet to take care of my body
K.A.Z  : Well, I tried to move around a lot. I don't do anything special, I just eat what I want to eat

10. What is your inspiration when making songs?
HYDE : There is this annoying thing called DEADLINE *laughs*. When the deadline is pushing me, then there comes my inspiration *he shows gestures how his inspiration comes out*

11. HYDE is known for being so stylish and adventurous in fashion hair style. Which hair style you love the most?
HYDE : Hmmmmm... The one I really like is the hair style that I often do at L'Arc~en~Ciel. You know, Blade, the one that has braid all over until around my chest. I like it but I only can take it for just one day *laughs* I can't really continue doing it! 
Stella : How about K.A.Z-san?
K.A.Z  :  My hairstyle has always been like this for forever *laughs* so yea this is it..

12. There are a lot of people who like Japan and Japanese Culture. Which place in Japan that you think Indonesian people should visit?
HYDE : You mean Japan? Not only in Tokyo right? Japan . . . ahhh... *looks at K.A.Z  Where do you usually go?
K.A.Z  : Kyoto, Hida Takayama. These places still have Japanese old buildings and I really recommend it
Stella : How about places in Tokyo?
K.A.Z  : I recommend Asakusa!
Stella : How about HYDE-san's recommendation?
HYDE : I like Kyushu. Food is so delicious in Fukuoka! Maybe number 1 in Japan! I'll recommend there?

13. What is your favourite Japanese Food?
HYDE : Japanese food... Hmmm... Natto *laughs* I just simply love it. If you ask me why I like it, long time ago I hated it because it was so smelly. But once you eat it, it is so delicious
K.A.Z I like Lettuce Shabu-Shabu

14. What is Japanese Food that you want Indonesian people to try?
HYDE : Hmmm.... If you guys like the chicken on the stick (sate / satay) you might like yakitori. There are a lot of varieties, taste, and kinds until you can't eat it all. I really recommend that.
Stella : What about your recommendation K.A.Z-san?
K.A.Z If I said Hachinoko, would you know it? *laughs*
Stella : Hachinoko??
Shigegaki-san : Bee... Bee Larva...
Stella : Eeee.... (O_O|||)
K.A.Z  : I also recommend Chanko Nabe to everyone! [Nabe for sumo people]

15. Many fans also rave about how beautiful and pretty HYDE-san is. Please share us your beauty secret
HYDE :  Secret?? Hmm... Secret... Hmm... I wonder what it is? Maybe... sucking young girls blood? *laughs* 

Ok HYDE, he answered pretty witty and absurd on some questions but nevertheless we get it, you're a vampire and you do what vampire do so that explains your beauty and pheromone XD

When we finished the interview there were some pictures shot taking and we also asked for signature for Matome's special giveaway [head to Matome Facebook fan page for more info], then suddenly HYDE talked to me!!! My face was like /(O___O||||||)\
"Legend talks to me... My 10 years waiting" I screamed that in my heart

HYDE asked if I have ever been to Japan before and I said yes a few times
Then he asked me again which places in Japan I have visited before and I named a few but I mentioned that I hadn't been to Wakayama yet [his birthplace] lol and he was laughing like "why Wakayama haha"

I mentioned I have been to Fukuoka too so we talked about Fukuoka. We both agreed the food is super good there [So you guys should definitely go!!!] He was also surprised that I went to Beppu, Oita and interested why I was there, I said for TV Shooting [Kokoro no Tomo]. If you watched Kokoro no Tomo, you will know I acted as a student from APU that's located at Beppu in Kyushu Area
I also mentioned that HYDE is the reason why I love Japan, mostly their music and fashion. He is my inspiration. He bowed and smiled to me, saying thank you afterwards and I DIED T________T

I also shamelessly asked for a signature on CD and selfie. K.A.Z and HYDE suddenly moved away and gave me space between them. We took this selfie together and before everyone screamed on my social media, I seriously didn't realise the ring that Hyde wore
A lot of people mentioned that it's batu akik that's given by a fan. I didnt have idea about it ^^;

HYDE then showed interest at my flip screen mirrors camera and asked "hee? That camera has flip screen? So cool" so I was responding "wanna try?" and gave it to him he was like "iiiee iiie" I guess I gave wrong response LOL

We said goodbye to VAMPS and I said arigatou-gozaimasu too many times before leaving and I died after that at the lobby. Shigegaki-san was laughing at me but Kato-san was nervous as well for interviewing legend. I couldn't believe that I spent that long time with my long-life-idol


It is more than anything I could ask for. After we reached lobby, I literally fell on the floor, powerless. Shigegaki-san was laughing but Kato-san was nervous too so he understood my pain lol

Oh I heard from my friend that there were a lot of fans whom met HYDE at airport, meet and greet, etc and got a hug and sign. My friend encouraged me to ask for a hug knowing that I would meet him, but the interview was pretty tense for me and I was so embarrassed to ask a guy for a hug [now look at who's talking, a blondie woman with short skirt lol] T////T 

I never ask for a hug from any guy, well ok, my brother maybe XD; but it's too embarrassing to ask for his hug in front of too many people. So I didnt ask haha.. I didn't even shake hand, basically no physical touch at all so rest assured gals! >_<; I don't touch our idol ok! 

I don't know how much gratitude I should give to Matome Team. They're a great website with great staffs involved and I am so happy to know them. From now, you can check out Matome Website too!

You can also read the translated interview in Bahasa Indonesia on Matome Website
VAMPS Menikmati Konser di Indonesia [Part 1]

See you guys on my next post!  photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png Hopefully you enjoy this interview, and gain new knowledge about VAMPS 

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  1. Hepiiiiiiii bacanyaaaaaaaaaaa ^_^

  2. Finallly ^0^
    OmG, where do I start?
    1. Hyde and Kaz's pic looks serious COOL from waist above, but after you showed the full body pic I was like laughing because they look funny in the cutest sense <3
    2. Does Hyde take off his glasses during any time of the interview? Natap langsung ke matanya?
    3. How can you not grope that guy????
    Okelah, banyak manusia dalam satu ruangan. Gw doakan ada kesempatan berikutnya yaa!

  3. You're so lucky and thanks for writing the interview on your blog, I was at tge concert too. Vamps was awesome!!!

  4. Great interview! And congratulations on meeting your idol. I saw them both at a meet and greet in the US on the last tour and I had the same reaction to Kaz that you do to Hyde. I barely remember meeting Hyde (though I remember his sweet voice telling me 'Hello'), but the two seconds I had shaking Kaz's hand was everything to me. I walked out of the venue in happy tears. T_T

  5. (;゚Д゚)why not hand shake?
    VAMPS had hand shake event on 2014,11 at HONG KONG . Luckyly I got the pass for hand shake event. AND spoke to them too

  6. I was even too nervous to ask for a hand shake!!! (T____T;;;) Totally forgot everything!
    For me breathing the same air is more than enough lol

  7. 1. haha I wanna have Hyde's jeans seriously, it has vamps font!!!
    2. No both of them never took it off. I guess much better, I would never finish my question if they did as I would pee myself lol
    3. Self-restrain is pretty high, and i was powerless enough. I guess I am still in healthy-fangirl-state

  8. I guess HYDE sucks our blood and memories away so we hardly remember anything LOL so happy for you, I wish I could cry but usually I am too stoic for it so I just had dumb face all the time lol

  9. "I never think I am handsome when I look at myself." ........ Sure Hyde, we believe you. :P

  10. OMG !!! Amazing !!! Congarulation ! It's my dream !

  11. "sucking young girls blood?" ....O-M-G!! you're so lucky *-*!!!. Feel too much envy right now >-<. But this interview was so interesting <3 . What does it feel having them so close? >ww<. There I am with the heart <3.

  12. Such a warm and joyful interview. Thanks for asking them questions that we, the fans, are curious about (like..HYDE's beauty secret? LOL). So happy for you! I guess lots of fans got their blessings in different forms. You got the interview & selfie, others got hugs, signatures, or even just got waved at. We are happy fans ^^

  13. I was also speechless when I met him. It was him who gave his hand first to be shaken. It was him who said "Thank you" first. I felt so starstruck T-T *sorry for barging in, but that's what happens when we meet him. Guess he's a mix of vampire and medusa XD

  14. I am glad you're still alive after meeting him, I lost like 20% of my soul there lol

  15. Thank you for reading. I felt like Idk... Its too hard to describe cos there are mixed feelings XD
    Hello Peru!! ^^)/

  16. Yeah every fans got their own chance and happiness I heard last weekend ^^
    Sooner or later the chance will come to other fans too eventually XD

    I wished that HYDE would really tell us his beauty secret cos it'll be interesting but he answered not like what I expected lol

  17. OMG how lucky you are!!! *supa dupa envy* itu interviewnya sebelum
    konser? aku kira hari Minggu heuheuheu eh koq aku ga ngeuh ya ada Stella
    juga di Japan Night >_< *saking byk orang kali ya?*

  18. To me Hyde&K.A.Z. are big brother. At hand shake event, when I shake hand with Hyde.I spoke Japanese 'Good evening' to Hyde. Hyde replied:'Good evening, thank you.'(Hold my hand ^w^) then I said japanese in that way 'I ....always.... like your songs very..... much' coz I can't speak well when I look at his eyes. HYDE thought I still had something to say so he kept holding my hand and remain silence. (>////<) But I let go his hand. Hyde said:"thank you." So sorry, but I nearly can't speak.

  19. ouuchhh *hugs* T___T I feel you!!!!!

  20. Interviewnya after concert nya kok ^^ kan japan night sabtu, itu interview minggu hehe
    haha maybe next time di event japan berikutnya bisa spot ak :p

  21. AAAA~ THAT'S COOL!! :'''')

    cheer, michelle ~ http://livedreammagic.blogspot.com/

  22. Baca ini kenapa rasanya ikutan lemes ya :"D

  23. Wow, this sounds like an insane but exciting experience XD

  24. iri banget.. i'm so envy stella chan >.<

  25. Thanks for the answering!. I just hope that VAMPS or L'arc come soon to latin america. Specially Peru T.T!! By the way you're gorgeous <3 love your eyes and hair <3 *-*

  26. mbak stella..buatin laa tutorial alis nya ..kereen aku suka..thks yaa..iam waiting

  27. Thanks for the wonderful post. It's an enjoyable read ! This is the first time I heard of "eyelash extension" though. :D

  28. itu hyde make batu cincin lololol