Category Archives: TV/Movies

青い鳥

I saw the film 「青い鳥」 with Ayu today. I’ve known about it for a while, as I like Abe Hiroshi’s work, but has never gotten round to watch it.

The story was about bullying, which has been a long-standing problem in Japanese schools. Abe did not disappoint in this one, and I had tears during some of the later scenes. The guy in front had blocked out the subtitles but I managed to understand most of what was said and the written parts as well.

The last time I watched Abe was in ‘The Man Who Can’t Get Married’, he was hilarious. A successful architect with a difficult personality. In fact, most of his characters are quirky and awkward but he can do serious too. Serious and quirky is the best combination for him I think.

Memori silam meresah malam

At the end of episode three of season one, Rizzoli and Grant sat at the steps of her place, it was raining. Grant reached to pull a lock of her hair and then they got closer that their foreheads touched. They almost kissed, but Rizzoli pulled back slightly and kissed his cheek instead, saying “Have fun in Washington, I’ll miss you.” She then kissed his cheek again, stood up and went inside.

Why do I watch crime procedurals and get sucked in by the side stories, demmit?

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I wish that when people hurt, it really is like the line from the song, that only words bleed and nothing else. So that we don’t feel it, there won’t be any pain.

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I don’t want you. I lied. I’m still lying.

I want what they have

By they, I meant Celine and Jesse.  I know they are fictional characters from three separate movies, but I still want what they have.  That connection.  That recognition of the impact of their first encounter had on their lives even after nine years apart, which was when they next meet.

I don’t want to wait nine years, though, because I know how precious life is.

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I like Before Sunset best.  The first movie was too hopeful and young (if that makes sense), the third too real.  But the reunion in Paris had a dreamlike quality while maintaining some ‘realness’ to it.  When the three combined, the flow was believable, it showed how the couple evolved throughout the years first without each other and then together.  The looks, the flirting, the fights, I want all of it.

 

High on Procedurals

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over

Nicole Sobon

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Kalau aku emo tengok House ke, paham la jugak, but getting emotional watching Castle?  And Criminal Minds?  I actually caught a bit of that episode a few months ago on tv before leaving for somewhere and it stayed with me until now.  I’ve never watched a full episode of Criminal Minds, just scenes while channel surfing usually.  But this one, I wanted to know what happened to Reid and his girl.  And it was a heartbreaker.

100.5 days.  That was all they had.  And they’ve never even met.  Only letters and phone calls.  I know, it’s fiction but I sort of get that kind of connection.  I guess that was the reason I had that episode in my mind.

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Moving on.  Check.  Starting over.  Not quite.  I’m lying low for now, staying out of people’s way.  In other words, the F%^* off sign is back on the forehead.  I’ll be with my books, and my Monday night series, thank you very much.

Time gently passes..

.. in Mori no Tokei cafe.  I wish it could also happen somewhere nearby, not just in Furano, where winter is long and sometimes harsh.  『優しい時間』を視て、当然泣いてたけど、話は結構好き。

Love Hirahara Ayaka’s voice in the series’ theme song.  Clear, distinct, melancholic.