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Television Series Marathon Hit List

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For almost two years of ignoring the call of this blog, I am back for real. There will be reviews here soon.  Although I still watch movies every now and then, my preference have changed lately. My current obsessions are leaning towards television series that were shown before but I ignored to watch because they took a long time to end the story. But I am hooked!

Below is the list of must-see series that I will be posting reviews soon:

1. Coffee Prince (a korean series, my all-time favorite)

2. Dexter (not from cartoon network. the blood splatter analyst)

3. Vampire Diaries (season 3 is on. but since there has been too many adjustments at work, I have some catching up to do)

4. Outsourced (an India-based call center. cracked me up everytime I watch this. too bad there is no season 2)

There you go. start watching them now.

I will give my review within the week.

Note: photo credits to official websites of the series mentioned above.

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September 21, 2011 at 1:15 am

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Writer’s Block

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..maybe. But since the last time I posted before the one I had here earlier, I have watched plenty of movies.On the draft: Blood: The Last Vampire. Others to blog soon, whenI have time: Kung Fu Panda, Cars, Harry Potter, and more. 🙂

Just keep on reading.

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August 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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Windstruck: Korean Movie

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It’s a story of a woman cop who met her soulmate through a funny incident. It was a great story: funny, witty scenes and fantasy-infused. There are times that the scenes are so romantic it makes you weep. And there was this episode where the lead actress went into a depressed stage and turn suicidal. There are scenes of attempted suicide that supposed to be dramatic but always end up funny and hilarious.

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The boyfriend died and returned at the 49th day to bid her goodbye. A promised that someone with the same type of personality will cross her path and the dead bf promises to give her a cue if that guy is around.

I love the scenes and enjoyed the movie until the end.

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Killer lines:

When we meet again, tell me all the happiest memories you experienced from this life.

If you miss me, come back anytime. Even as the wind, come back as the wind.

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August 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm

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Bento and Weight Loss Project

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I know that my weight is not alarming. But somehow, it has been difficult for me to catch up with the way my size is changing rapidly. I googled and find an easy way to lose weight without going through the stress of planning and different concoction preparing. So far, the most applicable technique for me is to get to the bottom of things: food.

Reviewing my interest, the only thing that stand out is the bento making. Since I went crazy buying bento stuff and trying out once or twice, it is a fairly good idea to raid that cupboard again and put the bento into good use. However, time is an issue so I have to plan my way to bento making.

My plan is to prepare one for my Saturday class. So my project starts here: bento and weight loss. In support to the adjusted food intake (on Saturdays), I have started pilates at home.

Everything is all set except a new digicam to document my bento progress.

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July 30, 2009 at 2:00 am

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Manga To Anime: Chobits

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It is a story (another adaptation) from a Manga series under the same title.

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Hideki is a ronin who found in trash a persocom. He was thrilled to have one free only to find out later that the persocom seems to be broken. Hideki by the way is a ronin who came to the city to study so that he can qualify for a University exams. Tokyo is new to him and persocom caught his fancy during his first day there. Persocom are personal computers in human form. To Hideki’s dismay, the persocom cost a fortune. It was a stroke of luck that he was able to find one in the trash.

He named the persocom “Chi”, derived from the first word that the electronic device ever spoke. Together they went to a journey of understanding and exploring the world of persocom and the relationship between a persocom and human.

The anime series is great. Nice soundtrack to boot, detailed background and simple but significant plot. The anime series focused on the relationship between human and robots since Chi was presumed to have a free will in the story.

My interest on finding the Manga version is intensified as I read more review about it. Another interesting fact is that there are games released for the Chobits. Unfortunately, it was released exclusively in Japan:

  • Chobits: Atashi Dake no Hito for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Chobits: Chii Dake no Hito for the Playstation 2

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Although this blog has been created for personal purposes, I am limiting the post now to photos and links to trailers. As advised by a friend, the site can slow down on loading if I keep on posting vids, which annoys me when I surf other sites. So please pardon me if I limit the posting.

The Chobits is one of the best romantic anime series I watched. Although my verdict is good, it is still one of those finely created series for me. Hope you had a good time watching it.

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July 19, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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Japanese Flick: Grave of the Fireflies

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Another adaptation, this time from a novel. The Grave of the Fireflies is regarded as anti-war film and some regarded the film as the most deeply slashed almost human animated film ever seen. The film was released in 1988 but was able to watch it in 2004. I cried bucket of tears the first time I watched and cried another bucket of tears on the second time.

The movie is about two Japanese kids during World War II and the life they have to go through after their mother died in one of the air raids. The 88 minutes unfolds the love for each other of the two kids. It depicts how the brother and sister’s love made them stronger and happy despite the war.

If you are a sucker for a happy ending, this is not the animated film for you. I like this movie, even if it made me cried a lot. I say, this is a heartbreaking movie of all time but I would still recommend it to anyone.

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I did not reveal much about the film here since no matter how hard I try to explain it in words, it will never be told like it has been in the film. Watch it. I promise that you will never regret it.

Verdict: Excellent

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To be honest, excellent is an understatement.  This is one of my all time favorite animated film ever.

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July 18, 2009 at 8:12 am

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AZUMI

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The movie was adapted from the award-winning Manga series by Yu Koyama.  Although the plot deviated a bit from the original Manga series, the movie focuses on the female assasin named Azumi.

It’s a story of an orphan that was raised to become an assassin.  She is the only girl assassin among the group of assassin trained by Samurai Master.  Like in the Manga, the group was trained to kill warlords to prevent war.  The group’s first mission is to kill their closest friend in the group.  Conflicts about the senseless killing is starting to take its toll on the group but their training as asssasins prevailed.  They continued their mission despite the emotions that are starting to build up.  The movie concluded with Azumi killing the mercenary Bijomaru.  Bijomaru have a narcissic complex and wears make up (like that of a geisha).

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Currently loving the video :

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If you wished to see Manga characters portrayed by actors then this it the movie you are looking for.  Aya Ueto looks like Azumi (in Manga) and maybe even prettier.  The other characters justified their role too.  The violence in the movie is milder than the Manga (I assume) since I have seen more blood in Kill Bill than this one. But then, its just good enough for the movie since there are so many bloods spilled on the entire movie.

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The movie trailer:

Verdict: Excellent

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I wouldn’t lie.  P and I have watched this movie several times.  And I came across the other movie just now  (Azumi 2) and will be watching it tonight.  Played by same actors but different director, so I am yet to decide if I like the sequel.  Since the sequel have a subtitle Death or Love, I am hoping for a more warm Azumi on this one. And maybe a love story to boot.

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July 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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