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Today I've gotten my first TeamAyu and P.T.A. stuff in the mail!! After I saw other fans in London that also had TeamAyu membership cards, I just had to do it too. I had put it off for too long while all the means were there. And also last year, when I was at the Perfume concert "Disco!Disco!Disco" they sold fanclub-exclusive t-shirts, which I liked much more than the regular t-shirt!
So, when I got back home between the 2 weekends in London, I looked up a good mail forwarding service which was easy, simple, not too expensive and good for receiving mail. There are two that are very good and trusted (tenso.com and japantodoor.com), but JapanToDoor requires you to notify them when something will arrive within 2 weeks prior. Although afterwards, you do get emails when the fan clubs are going to send you something, but tenso.com is easier and cheaper. But I'll go more into detail about that in a later post about actually using them.
So I signed up for TeamAyu and P.T.A. end of January. After you've done the whole registration and payment process, you can login to the fanclub sites immediately. So you can start to enjoy their personal blogs and more exclusive info and sometimes little videos. They say that receiving the fan club membership card can take 4-6 weeks. In case of TeamAyu, it actually took 3 weeks. They sent the letter to my address in Japan at tenso, and they forwarded it to my home, which took about 5-6 days. At the same time, the yearly P.T.A. DVD from Perfume came out and also sent it, and they both arrived here at the same time! <3<3<3