Cute title I know, but there is a reason for that! Today on Love for 10969, we’re going to look how one brother influenced this ONE OK ROCK fan from the Philippines and how OOR changed her life.
Let’s all give it up for Pau!!!!
Tell Us About Yourself
Location: Makati, Philippines
Social Media URL: pautheawesomepanda @ tumblr
Fans on ONE OK ROCK: First Stage
How did you get into this fandom?
When was the first time you heard about ONE OK ROCK?
Actually, it was my Big Bro who 1st mentioned it to me. He was impressed coz there was this Japanese band who covered the song “Smells like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. I just smiled & said it was cool. But that cover wasn’t the 1st song I heard.
What song was it?
The Beginning – heard this when my Big Bro was listening to their songs after.
First impression you had about ONE OK ROCK?
When I heard them, I immediately fell in love with their way of singing English lyrics.
From the time you first heard them to now, what is your favorite song from ONE OK ROCK and why?
Nobody’s Home. I can relate to this — deeper, Taka’s story. (Personal)
Did you start collecting ONE OK ROCK merchandise since you first listened to them?
If yes, can you tell us what they are? *if you have photos, please put your image URL in the bottom of the answer)
I haven’t received the merch yet, but I asked my bf to order online for me (he’s working abroad).
Where do you usually buy your merch?
Which ONE OK ROCK Member do you love the most?
Why him or them? If you picked two or more, you need to highlight why you like them.
I wanted to choose all, but I have my favorite favorite.
Taka – coz I’m really really really into his voice. That vocal range though. & I really love the way he expresses himself on his music videos.
Toru – I fell for his face. (Really) 2nd of course is his guitar skills. 3rd (which I think should be first) is that I consider him the founder / leader of OOR. Without him, there wouldn’t be OOR.
Doing something inspired by ONE OK ROCK? You can skip this if its not applicable to you guys!
Doing anything fan related for ONE OK ROCK?
What kind of fan work are you doing?
For fanart/fanfiction/covers: Tell us about your works and how did ONE OK ROCK inspire you to do it? (include URLs of your works)
It’s not a fan fiction but there are stories that I have written inspired by OOR songs. The stories section (link) on my Tumblr page, there are stories with their songs there.
To who in ONE OK ROCK are you dedicating your works?
All of them! I’ll write about them in the future.
ONE OK ROCK Live
How was your ONE OK ROCK live experience?
Have you watched them live?
Your Ideal ONE OK ROCK live? (ex. ideal setlist, performing bands, etc.)
Solo live only. I’d love to watch them in Japan coz it seems they’re so energetic & at home there. Also, it is a solemn concert (no phones). Just continue to include Clock Strikes, & also perform Nobody’s Home & CHAOSMYTH again (for the setlist)
We will ask you some opinions on usual trends on ONE OK ROCK now. You can skip this section if you don’t want us to post your answers.
What’s your current impression with how the band is going now?
I am very proud of where they are now. They’re soaring high!
What’s your opinion about fans leaving the ONE OK ROCK fandom because of various factors? (Ex. the release of 35XXXV, tour scheds, collabs)
I respect them. It’s their “decision”.
What do you wish for ONE OK ROCK to do next? (ex. music changes, collaborations, hair styles, etc).
I just miss Taka’s black hair. For collaboration, I would love Taka to collaborate with a lady again (like for the song Dreaming Alone – ATC). And another concert tour here in the PH pls! I would love to come now…
The Most Important Questions
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Has ONE OK ROCK changed your life?
Thanks to OOR, I have more energy in my work now! I’m usually wide awake thanks to their songs. & I’m getting writing inspiration from their songs!
If ONE OK ROCK should find this response from our site, what would you like to tell them?
こんばんは ONE OK ROCK! お元気ですか。あのね、I’m very proud of you guys. I just want you to know that you have inspired me, thanks to your songs & your journeys in life. Always remember that we, fans, are always here to support you, we will continue to be your ladder steps in life. I will constantly pray for your happiness, success, safety, talents, & personal life.
Step up step up! We’re going to collect more stories and pray for more Love for 10969!!!!!!! We also miss Taka’s black hair and hope he does keep his word of not touching it lest he becomes bald XDDD
One more entry before the hiatus so stay tuned!!!