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[CLOSED :sad:] Triple B-Day in Paris Project :!!:

UPDATE: Submissions are now closed. Sorry if you have missed it. Thanks to all who participated!



As you may know, strawberryjam and aine will be attending a Morning Musume handshake event in Paris on October 30th. The guests will be Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka, Mizuki Fukumura, Haruna Iikubo, and Ayumi Ishida.

Coincidentally, Mizuki’s 16th birthday is on the day of the event! Not only that, Haruna turns 18 on November 7th, and Reina will be 23 on November 11th.

We thought it would be a great opportunity to give them a message of love from fans all over the world! If you remember our Zukki Appreciation Project, you should know what we mean. That project looked great and turned out to be a great success, so we hope for similar awesomeness this time too!

:pinkstar: So to cut to the chase, copy-pasta style:

We’d like to bring Mizuki, Haruna and Reina huge collages of birthday wishes from their overseas fans. :cake: Send us photos of yourself holding up a sign wishing each one of them a happy birthday or just telling how awesome you think they are. Any short, positive messages are fine. :piisu: We’ll make a big collage out of all of the photos and deliver it during the Paris handshake event on October 30th.

Important note: There will be three collages/albums, one for each girl. Only include wishes for one girl in each photo. You don’t need to send wishes to all three members, but we’d strongly recommend that you do – we wouldn’t want one album to be much smaller than the others. :aseru:

How to Send in Your Photo:
– Make a sign. It can be in any language you want, as long as it says something supportive. (Suggestions: Happy Birthday Mizuki-chan, To my favorite member, To my favorite 9th gen member, You’re the best, We love you, etc.)
– Make sure the text on your sign is dark and big enough to be seen in your photo!
– Take a photo of yourself holding up your sign! :camera:
– Your face does not have to be fully shown if you’re shy! But we promise only our staff, UFP staff, and the member herself will see it.  :guddo:
– Email your photo to: parisbday@gmail.com :loveletter:
– Include the name of the member in the filename so we know which photo goes in which album! Eg., for_mizuki.jpg.
Include your name/nickname and country with your photo(s).
Fanart is also welcome!

Deadline:  Friday, October 26th, 23:59 GMT :excite2:
That’s a short notice this time, so let’s all hurry up to make it awesome again! :running::meramera:

If you’d like to write in Japanese, but don’t know how, here are some suggested phrases:
– [girl’s name]、お誕生日おめでとう!(Happy Birthday [girl’s name]!)
– [girl’s name]大好き! (I love [girl’s name])
– [girl’s name]最高! ([girl’s name] is the best!)
– 頑張ってください! (Do your best!)

Some names that you can use for each girl:

みずきちゃん (Mizuki-chan)
フクちゃん (Fukuchan)

はるなちゃん (Haruna-chan)
はるなん (Harunan)

れいなちゃん (Reina-chan)
田中さん (Tanaka-san)

*Please note: Japanese is not required and we will not be doing translations. As long as you’re showing your support, they’ll understand your meaning.  :wink2:

We hope to get lots of photos again and make this project a huge success. :!!: We may not have time to show the collages before we fly to Paris, but we’ll definitely let you know how it went afterwards!

And last but not least, thanks to H!PH0P for the suggestion! :tinkerchu:

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  1. Antemaro
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 06:10 | Permalink

    Thank you, excellent idea ! I’ll do my best.

    • aine
      Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:27 | Permalink

      We’re waiting for your contribution. :-)

  2. Ashley D.
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 14:59 | Permalink

    AND u guys have done it again XD i severely luv u guys!!! This is an awesome idea and i plan to participate again!!, THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALWAYS LETTING US BE APART OF MORNING MUSUME MEMBERS LIVES!!!!

    • aine
      Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:28 | Permalink

      Doing it again is becoming our trademark. :-P Keep in mind the deadline and don’t spend too much time planning. ;-)

      • Ashley D.
        Posted October 22, 2012 at 12:55 | Permalink

        RODGER!!! ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ i shall try my best in this short period of time XD

  3. Posted October 22, 2012 at 00:41 | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the opportunity again! I wish I could be there to see their faces when you give them the books.

    • aine
      Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:29 | Permalink

      No problem! We don’t always get to see the results right away, but just knowing that we might have brightened their day is enough.

      • Posted October 22, 2012 at 11:40 | Permalink

        I totally agree! I wasn’t able to contibute to Zukki’s album but I know it really made an impact on her. I’m glad we can do the same for some of the other girls :)

  4. Zukki-Desu
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 05:15 | Permalink

    I will do this! too bad i couldn’t do the Zukki project! But I will do this one!

    • aine
      Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:30 | Permalink

      Glad to hear, the more the merrier!

  5. shigehir0
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 10:13 | Permalink

    Must be handwritten?

    • aine
      Posted October 22, 2012 at 21:27 | Permalink

      No need to, any form is fine.

      Please remember to state your country when sending the photos in.

  6. Lovely
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 07:36 | Permalink

    Thank you for doing this again! I wasn’t able to do Zukki’s project :( , but I love everyone in H!P, and I’m glad that I was able to send in a photo for Tanaka-san, Mizuki-san, and Iikubo-san. :)

  7. Cyndi
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 10:45 | Permalink

    Ill do my best to contribute!! :D gotta show my girls some love~

  8. aine
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 20:32 | Permalink

    Thanks for the submissions so far, and PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!

    Remember the deadline is this Friday midnight, exactly 3 days and 11:30 hours from now.

    How good the albums will turn out to be depends on your participation, so we hope you won’t disappoint.

    Also, the sooner you send your photos in, the better we’ll be able to plan the albums, so don’t wait for the last minute. Thanks!

    • Raychi
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 22:34 | Permalink

      i just sent it from my yahoo.

      and i dunno if the format is right. please tell me if you received it. ^_^

  9. Raychi
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 22:33 | Permalink

    is it okay to send it from yahoo? i dunno how to send it from gmail

  10. Art
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 00:23 | Permalink

    I may finally be able to send mine in tomorrow or last day…too much university work… Thanks guys for doing this!

  11. Eva
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 02:17 | Permalink

    Thanks for doing this again~ :D

  12. Loes
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 02:23 | Permalink

    Gotta show my love for Fukuchan 8D

  13. aine
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 08:09 | Permalink

    We have just published a status update on the Project. Click the link for more details.

    In short:
    – WE NEED MORE SUBMISSIONS. The quality is here, but the quantity is not. ;_; Please help make it an unforgettable souvenir, it won’t take much of your time!
    – If you have sent an image but not received a reply, please send it again.

    Thanks to everyone who participated so far!

  14. Raina T.
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:28 | Permalink

    How long will it take for the email to send?? I just sent mine now and i want to know if you received it. If not i’ll send it using another email :)

    • aine
      Posted October 24, 2012 at 15:25 | Permalink

      Up to 12 hours. We send them manually to make sure that we actually got the photos. And unfortunately, sometimes we have to work or even sleep. :P

      Just sent out another batch of confirmations.

  15. thaipokecard
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 01:45 | Permalink

    I sent them. Yay!!!!!!!!!

  16. Zukki-Desu
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 06:33 | Permalink

    Today is the 24 here? Can I do it tommorow?

    • aine
      Posted October 25, 2012 at 08:25 | Permalink

      You have just under 2 days from now to submit your photos. You can use this site to convert the deadline to your local time. Just select GMT as the From Time Zone.

  17. Raina T
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 07:49 | Permalink

    Im so happy especially since i couldnt participate in the Zukki project ^.^ i hope it turns out to look AMAZING!!!

  18. aine
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 08:33 | Permalink

    Thanks for keeping the submissions coming! Things are starting to take shape, but we hope the number of photos will at least double before the deadline!

    Everyone who sent us photos should have received a reply in confirmation. If you haven’t, check if you sent to the correct address.

    Last but not least: IT’S NOW LESS THAN 2 DAYS UNTIL THE DEADLINE! There’s still time, but don’t wait until last moment so you don’t feel disappointed if you miss it.

    You can use this site to convert the deadline (October 26th, 23:59 GMT) to your local time.

    • thaipokecard
      Posted October 25, 2012 at 08:48 | Permalink

      Did you get mine? I believe that I sent to the correct address.

      • aine
        Posted October 25, 2012 at 09:03 | Permalink

        We did, no worries.

  19. Pinkitty
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 12:20 | Permalink

    I’m working on my last sign for the girls. I did one for Mizuki and Reina and my Haruna is taking a while as she’s my favorite I’m trying to pour a lot of lot into it.
    I hope I can make this in time.

  20. Rini
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 21:52 | Permalink

    I’ll try to get mine up too! :D I have my Mizuki&Haruna one done, but I’m still working on my Reina one. Hopefully, I’ll be able to finish it last minute since I have a 3 hr lab plus a meeting to attend ^^;

    By the way, thank you guys for having this opportunity for everyone^^

  21. WaNiSu
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 01:58 | Permalink

    23:59:43 Friday October 26, 2012 in GMT converts to
    02:59:43 Saturday October 27, 2012 in Europe/Helsinki

    so i have time to saturday morning before 3.00 am no we have thursday 19.57 pm

  22. aine
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 03:05 | Permalink

    Fresh batch of confirmations sent out just now.

    Thanks for all the new submissions! Please keep them coming.

    The only limit is that you make it by the deadline, so you still have about one day. It does not take this long to write a simple sign and take a photo. :P

  23. Aigis
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 03:26 | Permalink

    I’m sending mine tomorrow during the day, please don’t finish the album before then! >.< Going to borrow my friends camera and make some cute b-day cards, kinda overslept today so wasn't able to borrow it today..!

  24. SaikioM
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 04:36 | Permalink

    I just sent my fan-art for Mizuki :) I’ve wanted to include the others girls too but no time left, I knew all about this just yesterday. Thank you so much for this chance!!! :P

  25. aine
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 09:24 | Permalink

    It’s officially the last day of submissions! Check the status update post.

    Don’t miss the deadline, remember it’s Friday, October 26th, 23:59 GMT.

    It really doesn’t take this long to make a sing and send us a photo, so don’t be lazy and get to it!

  26. shigehir0
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 10:17 | Permalink

    Ok i have the signs they’re small didn’t have time for more D=, just need to take the photos.

  27. Posted October 26, 2012 at 14:23 | Permalink

    I’ll be sending mine in a couple of hours, my boyfriend is insisting on doing some retouching -__-

  28. WaNiSu
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 21:21 | Permalink


    • Posted October 26, 2012 at 22:10 | Permalink

      Yes, it’s OK. FAN ART IS OK EVEN IF IN PAINT. You can even paste your picture in!

  29. Akashi
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 22:45 | Permalink

    Damn it! I can’t believe I missed the chance to once again show my love to Momusu. This was very sudden news I don’t want to be rude, but you should’ve said something about this idea a little earlier. After the near death experience I had a week ago I haven’t been in good mood even to see this blog. Had I done it have no doubt I would’ve been the first to submit my photo, but know what? this gave a chance for fans who didn’t participate in the ZAP to now take part and feel how wonderful it is.

    • Posted October 26, 2012 at 23:00 | Permalink

      Hi Akashi, there’s still time to participate if you can send it within the next 9 hours.

      I’m really sorry to hear about your accident, but we just thought of the idea right before posting this on October 21st. We would have loved to post it earlier if we had thought of it!

      • WaNiSu
        Posted October 26, 2012 at 23:18 | Permalink

        did you get my photos

      • Akashi
        Posted October 31, 2012 at 01:48 | Permalink

        Thanks for showing concern Strawberryjam-san thank God I am much better now and looking forward
        to hearing news about this Triple B-Day in Paris Project I really hope it went really well and people from many countries participated, although I may think my country will not be present this time I bet most of Latin America will be in it, so I wish this project the best of luck and good-bye. :)

  30. Syifa
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 00:34 | Permalink

    I’ve sent it… But it’s a bad quality photo, is it okay?

  31. Naru-chan
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 01:52 | Permalink

    I’ve just sent my photos to the girls! ^^ It’s similar to the one I made for Zukki, I mean the written sign and my hairstyle. :D And that my earrings match the signs’ coulor and the member color. :) I hope they’ll like it. :)

  32. Aigis
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 02:43 | Permalink

    Just sent mine! I’m so excited for this, haha. I hope the girls will like it. Very nice idea and thanks for giving me the chance to participate. Waiting for the mail notice so I know you got my pictures in time!

  33. aine
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 04:26 | Permalink


    There’s less than 5 hours left now. We’ll keep updating the post title as we prepare the photos for printing.

    Assume there will be no exceptions, so don’t miss the deadline if you don’t want to be disappointed.

  34. Rini
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 06:00 | Permalink

    Yosh! Just sent mine in! :) Thanks again ^^

    Will you guys be posting pictures of the finish product like you did for the Zukki Project?

    • aine
      Posted October 27, 2012 at 06:42 | Permalink

      Thanks Rini! :-)

      Yes, we’ll post photos of the albums. Probably some time later next week, because we’re crazy busy now before flying to France haha.

  35. aine
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 08:20 | Permalink

    Less than one hour left now~

    We’ll keep accepting submissions until the deadline or until we’re finished with the project work, whichever comes later.

    This will probably give you a little time beyond the actual deadline, but once the post title says CLOSED, then it’s really closed.

    But you can still do it. And we’re still hoping for that one more photo to come~

  36. Neminia
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 09:12 | Permalink

    I sent mine in, but I had to do it with my webcam and the pictures are so dark (and kinda scary). Would you recommend to send in new ones tomorrow or are these okay? I sent them as URLs too, so if this is a problem, I’ll take new ones tomorrow when I still can participate after the deadline.

    • aine
      Posted October 27, 2012 at 09:23 | Permalink

      Those are perfectly okay. :-)

  37. aine
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 10:06 | Permalink

    Submissions are now officially closed. Thanks to everyone who sent their pictures in, you’re awesome! <3

    Sorry if you have missed it. But please stay tuned for more events like that on blog!project. There will be more opportunities in the future.

    We’re gonna have a long busy day tomorrow, so good night.

    • Raychi
      Posted October 27, 2012 at 12:39 | Permalink

      have you received my photo?

      • aine
        Posted October 27, 2012 at 20:21 | Permalink

        Raychi, we’ve sent confirmation emails to everyone whose photos we’ve received.

        But yes, we did get yours.

  38. Adina
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 02:36 | Permalink

    Ah, so apparently Reina isn’t going to go? :/ Not sure if the announcement was about *this* handshake event, but she is sick apparently~

    • Star
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 03:05 | Permalink

      Yes, it was announced that she won’t be coming to the Paris event. I suspected something was wrong because she hasn’t posted on her blog since the 21st.

      • Naru-chan
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 04:15 | Permalink

        So how she’ll get her present? Like Zukki?

        • Star
          Posted October 29, 2012 at 04:19 | Permalink

          I’m not sure, ask Aine or Strawberryjam.
          I’m sure she’ll still get it though.

          • aine
            Posted October 29, 2012 at 05:34 | Permalink

            We’ll figure something out on the spot. Either put it in the general gifts basket if there is one, or give it to Sayumi (you know, Leader duties), or directly to the UFP staff. Or whatever seems most logical.

            The message page of Reina’s album was ready when we got the news, but we’ll add a short “get well soon” message to it.

  39. Posted November 2, 2012 at 14:03 | Permalink

    WHY!!!? I didn’t see this until now T-T

    • aine
      Posted November 2, 2012 at 16:39 | Permalink

      That’s too bad you missed it, but I’m sure there will be more opportunities in the future.

      For now, enjoy the rare sight of b!p without sticky posts on the front page. :P

      We’ll post the album photos soon, stay tuned.

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