Outgrowing KamikazeeGirl

What do you when you seem to outgrow your blog identity?  I first started blogging close to thirteen years ago. Back then, my very first blog was hosted in LiveJournal. I was probably in my late twenties, I was sullen most of the time, a rebel-without-a-cause and a devil-may-care attitude. I was obsessed with Japanese … Continue reading Outgrowing KamikazeeGirl

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“Okuribito/Departures” to open Eiga Sai 2011

One of my most favorite Japanese movies (and one that made me cry) "Departures" will open the 2011 Eiga Sai - Japanese Film Festival , in celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month. Departures is a 2009 Oscar-winning movie directed by Yojiro Takita. It tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist who played in an … Continue reading “Okuribito/Departures” to open Eiga Sai 2011

Memoirs of a former teenage drama queen

FINALLY! Almost a year after I first started searching online for the movie "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac", a film produced and made by Japanese-American collaboration and starring one of the best young actors in Japan today, Kenichi Matsuyama and the lovely Horikita Maki -- I finally found an uploaded version via YouTube. You don't … Continue reading Memoirs of a former teenage drama queen

Gokusen the Movie: formulaic but entertaining

As mentioned last night, I was determined to find the Japanese movie "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac", but my search through Torrentz, ISO Hunt and other downloading sites proved futile. In my desperation, I checked out YouTube and MySoju and this is what I found instead: Of course, we all know Gokusen. The story of … Continue reading Gokusen the Movie: formulaic but entertaining

kyaaaaaah!!! Horikita Maki + Matsuyama Kenichi! kyaaaaah!!!

The movie, "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" (Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita) is based from the novel of the same name by author Gabrielle Zevin and stars Horikita Maki, Kenichi Matsuyama, NEWS hearthrob Tegoshi Yuya and Anton Yelchin. The story is about Naomi Suzuke who lost her memory after a bad fall in … Continue reading kyaaaaaah!!! Horikita Maki + Matsuyama Kenichi! kyaaaaah!!!

Things to do when you are bored: J-movies, Miura Haruma, fashion, FB and what nots…

What do you do when you are stuck in your desk and you've got nothing to do? Today, I already finished text for a brochure which has been long overdue. I've been grappling with the text for the brochure for almost a week now, a bit clueless on how I will present one product and … Continue reading Things to do when you are bored: J-movies, Miura Haruma, fashion, FB and what nots…