Everything Japanese



The last day of Eiga Sai Ph at the Shang Cineplex was on July 16, Sunday. And like how the film festival always starts during the first week of July, it also always concludes before or after my birthday β€” so the dates always include my birthday. However, this year it actually concluded on my birthday.

It kinda reminds me of how Harry Potter either premieres a new movie before or after my birthday or during November. It’s only either July or November.

I decided to skip Saturday, July 15 screening of “Anthem of the Heart” and ended up losing P100 because I already have a ticket but then again, if I went I would have lost more money than just P100 because I would have to spend more.

So I opted to watch something on the last day instead. Initially, I was looking at watching Naomi Kawase’s “Sweet Bean” despite having doubts about it for having read negative reviews when it premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.


Then again, I couldn’t watch it because I was again late and so I ended up watching the documentary “Tsukiji Wonderland.” The docu is part of my shortlist but not really a high priority but I must say, it’s a better choice to have watched the docu instead.

I may have missed seeing inside the Tsukiji Fish Market last year, I only saw it from the outside on my late night walk; seeing the documentary makes me feel like I had ventured into every corner of the fish market in reality. And because I love fish, it was a sight how the Japanese put so much high regard with the fresh seafood culture and how they both have fun and in-depth knowledge about what they do and take pride in it.



A lime torte cake that I was able to buy on a last-minute decision from Starbucks because it’s the only one that’s open when I went out of Shang.Β 
I haven’t had a cake since Ryuchan’s birthday last May 9th. I say it like I was actually there on his birthday. Delusional me.


A Silent Voice, Masako Nozawa, Makoto Shinkai win Japan Movie Critics Awards

I have great love for #KoenoKatachi, and I’m happy to know that over a week from its premiere here, it’s still showing in cinemas. πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽžοΈπŸŽ‰πŸŽŒπŸŽπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅οΈ.
🀞I hope I can watch again on the big screen before it concludes its run, though I already have a download copy. It’s still much better to watch for the first time on the big screen, and I’m glad I was able to because the visuals are a sight in this too and so worthy to be seen on the big screen.

“…which Makoto Shinkai himself referred to as a polished and grand piece of work that even he is unable to replicate. ” Even Makoto Shinkai loves it. 😁😍


Leiji Matsumoto also honored at May 16 ceremony.

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There’s no buddy like a middle brother

였빠 – 동생 quote. ( Oppa – Dongsaeng)Β 

Oppa is theΒ Korean word used by a younger sister to address an older brother.Β 

Dongsaeng is the Korean word used by an older sister/brother to a younger sibling.Β 

(image from pinterest)

I seem to be talking a lot at home whenever my middle brother is at home, which is not very often. As for the talking, it’s because I don’t have anyone else to talk to when he’s not around but myself. And because I share the same interests with him in most things, I can talk to him about these.

The ‘kwentuhan’ (chatting or dicussing) started with the movie “About Time” then it went to how pale and how ginger Domhnall Gleeson (Tim in the movie) is; to what “something rectangular” means from one of Tim’s dialogues; then it was The Legal Wife as I had my TV tuned to the program; up to Giordano’s Korean superstar endorsers So Ji-sub and Shin Min-ah and Jang Dong-gun as well as former Giordano model; Wes Anderson’s movies; Divergent’s Shailene Woodley; and how The Fault in Our Stars is a bit too predictable and teenybopper; Meteor Garden, Princess Hours, Lovers in Paris; how Dakota Fanning now have more competition in the presence of Saoirse Ronan, Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld; the new horror Oculus; to the two Pinay runner ups’ at Asia’s Next Top Model; to Paulo Avelino; Kathryn Bernardo; Pangako Sa’yo; and the now married Keira Knightley, Carrie Mulligan and Sienna Miller who happen to be friends; Jude Law; James McAvoy; Tilda Swinton; Eddie Redmayne; Rinko Kikuchi; Felicity Jones, Robert Pattinson; the upcoming movie Crimson Peak, Snowpiercer; Mia Wasikowska; Daniel Radcliffe; Jessica Chastain; the upcoming Cinderella movie; Ethan Hawke; Alfonso Cuaron; and Juno Temple – the curly and bad cousin from Atonement who looks so different now.

That precious F4 Pepsi poster


I had the sudden urge to clean the poster just now, wiped it with alcohol because it’s so dusty.Β Β A little tattered on the edges now, but still a precious piece of growing up.

I remember getting this poster from a 7-eleven branch that used to be near my place. That time, I didn’t know how to avail of such so I asked the shop attendant how I can get the poster.

It was covered partly for quite awhile with a corkboard. And when I looked at it awhile ago, I decided to ditch the corkboard that has gone so useless, dusty and to make way for the poster to shine again. ^^

Feeling great with Hazelnut Macchiato


Yesterday, that feeling of sipping Starbucks’ new beverage – Hazelnut Macchiato, and only paying P30 for it, because I received a promo code last Thursday is just pure awesome. P30 for a venti Hazelnut Macchiato, I didn’t even felt the need to buy food because venti is more than enough for me.

This and while reading a newspaper and almost finishing “The Deep Blue Sea.”