“I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me…”

that iconic line basically summarizes the story of NORWEGIAN WOOD (Noruwei no Mori) written by Haruki Murakami. Though I have read some of Haruki Murakami’s novels (the most recent is Kafka on the Shore) — this novel holds a special place in my heart because of the title and the theme of the story. As…

Mizushima Hiro: more than meets the eye

The first time I saw this guy playing “Nanba sempai” — I always believed that there is something more to him than being the “actor who looks like Jun Matsumoto in some pictures” and the hunky lead in “Zettai Kareshi” A graduate of the prestigious Keio University and naturally bilingual (having raised in Switzerland), Hiro…

And what about the females?

Is there a serious lack of good women characters in literature, or I have yet to read more books — especially ones with great women characters? That is the question–after I have tried to follow my first post on Best Fictional Male Characters with their female counterparts. But, with 2 hours passed and still without…

My Top 5 male fictional book characters

I saw a post like this while surfing the net and I got inspired to think who my favorite characters are ever written in a book. Truth is, I’ve been racking my brains the whole day trying to come up with my list and going back my collection of books and I can say this…

freestylin’ – poem 001

rummaging for my stuff and looking at my notebook collection (yes folks, i collect notebooks. i am a sucker for notebooks and i get high just by smelling writing paper–more on that on my succeeding post)….i found one of my so-called diaries where some of my poems were written. i’ve read through them…and i almost…