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Sweet Saturday Morning…

Hey everyone! I say, it’s a nice morning! After a long time i finally got the chance to see the movie ‘never let me go’, i watched it this morning… I was flipping channels and saw that it was the next movie on cable and I was surprised! I’ve been meaning to get a copy of that movie, the storyline is so different and eerie and when I saw the trailer three years ago I can’t believe I missed it, I’m not sure if they showed it here in the Philippines– oh they did! Pooh.

Last night I got my ETUDE HOUSE MINERAL BB CREAM:

haven’t tried it, I’ll write a review on this soon.

getting cozy with Cadbury

I sweet tooth was activated because I was feeling happy today! Skip Beat chapter 197 finally came out with English Trans (simple things make me happy). It’s calming to know that times may have changed drastically but I still carry in me my love for good reads, stories and most especially my appreciation and love for great manga, hopefully it’ll be one of the good things which will remain with me even if I get super busy, hectic and ‘grown up’…
Yeah, so, Sensei updated after a month and I literally checked everyday since January 21, for updates. I was disappointed, despite the good reviews by hardcore otakus, I found it disappointing.
Skip Beat 197 *spoiler alert*
All I saw there was Ren’s nude butt… the side view version and Kyoko having her usual internal conflict. Really? Really? Yoshiki Nakamura-sensei, I know that the target readers are teenagers but come on, a month and that’s all you came up with. So okay, I’m waiting for Shou’s appearance and maybe even a kiss on the lips for Ren and Kyoko since the series has reached almost two hundred chapters! I’ve been reading it for six years which means I love it. Give busy people a break sensei… Don’t crush the child in us keke.
*spoiler alert end*
Anyhow, I’ll still keep reading it… I love mangakas… should I try become one myself?
kimchi noodle soup
As for random stuff… I made my monthly kimchi supply and had a simple noodle soup this morning using packed noodles and kimchi juice, for some reason, the noodles didn’t taste good but the soup did. hmm.


Til next update!


 
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Posted by on February 2, 2013 in Food, movies, weekend, winkibus

 

Random Saturday…

Just came back from the supermarket and bought myself 1kg Kimchi, my staple dish/side dish/food…

Anyway. I was browsing IMDB, aside from the surprise of finding Maui Taylor in the Korean Film “THE TASTE OF MONEY”, also an entry in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (interesting entries this year…), I came upon this post. Someone made up a list of the most awaited films this year, it’s just interesting to see BLEACH in there.

I will make sure to check out these films when  they come out. I’m especially thrilled with Bleach & The Hobbit! Speaking of the Hobbit, the production was amazing! I wish I was there to watch the actual shoot. Not only the set design but the way they filmed the scenes in ‘3D’ from the get-go. I wonder how those cameras really work and how tedious they were to work with.

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1.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
“ Well y not, after the first two installments of the series, my expectations are through the roof for this one. Besides the secrecy that surrounds the movie, and the story, has further pushed up expectations. ” – Jayesh Sinha
2.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.
Director: Peter Jackson
“ After the LOTR Trilogy I can’t really be blamed for having high expections from this one right, besides Peter Jackson at the helm and Gandalf, Legolas, and some other regulars from LOTR are back. I am sure it will be great. ” – Jayesh Sinha
3.
The Great Gatsby (2012)

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Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ The story is an all time classic, plus Leonardo Di Caprio in the lead……need I say more. Oh and did I mention Tobey McGuire ” – Jayesh Sinha
4.
The Secret in Their Eyes (????)

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A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later.
Director: Billy Ray
“ I consider myself privileged to have seen El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes), an Argentine Movie which was released in 2009 and which went on to win an Oscar for the Best Foreign Movie. This is movie is a remake of the movie in English, and I in no way overstate when I say that if this one is 30% as good as the original Argetine movie, then we are in for a treat. ” – Jayesh Sinha
5.
Cloud Atlas (2012)

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Six stories set in a different time and place become intricately related to each other. (164 mins.)
“ An internationally acclaimed director in Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Paris, Je T’Aime) teams up with the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix Trilogy, V for Vendetta), to direct Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon, in six different stories set in a different time and place which become intricately related to each other.

Can this movie possibly be a let down? Nah !! ” – Jayesh Sinha

6.
Lincoln (2012)

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The sixteenth President of the United States guides the North to victory during the Civil War.
“ Great Actors, a great story, and Stevan Spielberg as the director……seriously why should there be any doubts that this will be one of the stand out movies of 2012 ” – Jayesh Sinha
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“ Yes it doesn’t have a title yet…..but there is no denying the potential after the first movie, and I don’t think the cast will let us or the movie down…..sure to be a must watch ” – Jayesh Sinha
8.
Killing Them Softly (2012)

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Jackie Cogan is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ The plot of the movie seems incredibly gripping, an enforcer (Brad Pitt) who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.

Almost has an Ocean’s Elevenesque touch to it. Should be good ” – Jayesh Sinha

9.
Bleach (2014)

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The story of a boy who, after being attacked by an evil spirit, receives all the powers of the soul reaper who comes to his aid.
Director: Peter Segal
“ While I must admit I was never really hooked onto the anime, but in College I had many friends who were, and whatever little I saw of the series it seemed to have a rather gripping story, only somehow the mental block of watching anime was something I could never break down. I am aware of the potential and given the huge fan base around the world, I expect this one to have a good impact. ” – Jayesh Sinha
10.
The Avengers (2012)

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Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ A bunch of great actors and Superheroes, and the director who gave us Firefly…..I have high expectations from this one. ” – Jayesh Sinha
 
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Posted by on May 26, 2012 in movies, review anime

 

Movie watch:

Watching:

looking forward to:

Maleficent

The “Sleeping Beauty” tale is told from the perspective of the princess’ evil nemesis, Maleficent.
Director: Robert Stromberg
Writers: Paul Dini, Linda Woolverton (screenplay)
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and India Eisley

The Hobbit

So many awesome movies this year and more awesome upcoming projects, to name a few (aside from the ones above) there’s the shocking Hollywood adaptation of: BLEACH by Tite Kubo. (!!!!!!) Warner Brothers is in charge of the adaptation. They were supposed to film AKIRA first, as they bought the rights to adapt it 5 years ago, but then they decided to hold it and put Bleach up first. (oh boy… i shouldnt have mentioned Bleach in this post)

I know! It’s like you want to watch the ‘live-action’ version of it, at the same time you cringe thinking of the possible ruination of the masterpiece. Basing from past references, Hollywood has a knack for screwing up anime-pieces *dragon ball*cough*last air bender*. But I bet Tite Kubo-sensei is thrilled, as a mangaka it would be a dream come true for a work to be translated into the big screen.

Other anime adaptation that Warner Brothers bought are: Akira, Death Note (What!), Ninja Scroll.

As an anime fan since birth (♥), I’m excited that anime is getting the attention it deserves. I’m thrilled i mean, it’s about time! Ever since I was young people always said I’m weird and childish for watching anime, for liking it more than ‘normal’ TV Series and obsessing over it, for loving it. That anime is stupid and for children. I’m stupid for defending anime to nay-Sayers all the time. To think that they have no idea about people far-obsessed than I am! But then again, in a society revolving around politics, materialism, image and commercial/mainstream entertainment I would be considered ultra weird for talking about anime as my inspiration and roots.

But then, the point that people don’t get is that anime isn’t just cartoon, it’s an art made by geniuses (as i called them when i was little) with rampant imagination and unparalleled passion for art, history, stories and life. Some people developed automatic perception that anime is like Batman, Superman, or Spiderman. Although I love these masterpieces as well, and other graphic novels like ‘The Sandman’ by Neil Gaiman, Japanese Anime just holds a bigger place in my heart.

It’s not only for children, we no longer live in the 1980’s, or 90’s where technology is limited and cartoon/animation was in its experimental stages and development. Now that I think of it, Japan being an advanced nation knew that and took advantage of it in every way possible. Even their stories were advanced in ideas, wisdom and humor…

Looks like Hollywood took notice of the brilliant ideas people behind anime had, but then, I can’t help but think: why buy stories from another country? What do you pay your writers for if not to form their own story concepts??? Isn’t that the reason why they entered the industry in the first place? The idea that they get paid big for re-writing another person’s genius idea put me off. If it werent for the added popularity it would bring towards the anime-art in general, I wouldn’t be rooting for a live-action adaptation, I’ve been a Bleach Fan ever since 2004 (Manga came out in 2001-ongoing), I love it, I love it, I spaz over the art, the story, the music when the anime came out, AND I would hate it if they ruin its image. I dont know how to explain it, but I guess people would understand. It’s like when you’re a kid you believed in Santa Claus so bad you think you know him and everything about him is so vivid to you and then you reach that age when it all pops to nothingness, believing that Santa exists is meaningless and the color just disappears. I’m afraid Hollywood might give the art and passion that Bleach has that kind of faded-commercial-stiff-material effect.

I want anime to be on the same level as Hollywood Movies, for the world to see it and get sucked into the vortex of color and story. For people to talk about the idea behind the scene and come up with their own interpretation. Anime in general just do that to people, I bet to anyone, if some weren’t so stuck up and close-minded.

Hmmm… anyway, I’m getting out of my head on this post, I’m just beginning to control myself around anime because I am no longer 15 or 20. Even though I don’t like the thought of leaving anime/ watching anime in moderation as I’ve never done before, ah… see, i dont know what to say after that thought! Thing is, my generation was born in this era, where anime, technology and movie-culture has become a big part of our lives. So would it be weird if I’m 50 years old and still loving anime?

No.

And even if it is. Screw haters and nay-Sayers. anime is love. muwahaha. 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in movies, quotes

 

“You can’t demand change, you have to inspire it.”

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in movies, quotes