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Random Thought (June 23, 2015 at 07:55PM)

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Looking through the Top 20 anime that you can recommend to your parents list, I realized that the majority aren't really what I thought would be easy to recommend to a parent. Except that if you have a parent who likes action and sci-fi (in most cases would be your dad). Since my dad never really watch anything except news and reality sports shows, and most of the time I have my mom watch movies with me, I couldn't really easily recommend them to my parents. For the past years I have my mom watch some anime with me. Luckily, she liked most of the anime I recommended watching with her. Most of the anime I let her watch are mostly Slice-of-Life and drama. If you want to recommend an anime to your parent but haven't decided what anime suit them best, below are my very own Top 10 tried and tested anime that I believe every parent would enjoy watching.

1. Wolf Children (Movie)
2. Clannad ~After Story~
3. Usagi Drop
4. Kids on the Slope
5. When Marnie Was There (Movie)
6. Ore Monogatari!!
7. Space Brothers
8. Hotarubi no Mori e (Movie)
9. Summer Wars (Movie)
10. The Secret World of Arrietty (Movie)

If you're recommending an anime to a parent, I would suggest to have them watch an anime movie since it doesn't need much time commitment unlike the TV series. As for TV series, a one-cour would be the best choice. I suggest, always start first with movie, then one-cour anime, and then finally the really long ones (like Space Brothers). To be honest, the list doesn't only limit itself to a parents per se. I think this list is an easy (probably the ultimate) recommendation you can give to anyone, even to those who haven't watched any anime in their life.

#Anime #AnimeForParents #AnimeRecommendation

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Random Thought (June 21, 2015 at 05:55PM)

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I think I just started watching the perfect drama to watch for Father's Day. Since I finished 1 Litre of Tears yesterday, I started looking for a good drama to watch next. My selection is either South Korean or Japanese but I still ended up with J Drama by watching Tonbi (lit. Kite). The synopsis is as follows (taken from MDL):

Ichikawa Yasuo, who goes by the nickname Yasu, is a ‘dumb’ man unequalled anywhere in the world. He has not had schooling, is boorish and would immediately let his fists fly if he loses his cool. But Yasu is different from the ordinary fool in that he is a “doting parent”. He grew up without parents and does not know what it is like to be close, but he and his wife love each other and live happily as they watch their son Akira grow up. However, when Akira is 3 years old, they are suddenly struck by tragedy. Yasu loses his wife in a freak accident. Although overcome with guilt and sorrow, Yasu puts it behind him and tries to raise his beloved son with the help of his friends.

I don't know why but after watching 1 Litre of Tears I'm really in the mood to watch anything that is about family values and that will make you refreshed at the end of every episode. And I think this drama fits my requirements. This drama is only 10 episodes, I guess I'll be able to finish it in a few days. And did I mention, Takeru Satoh (Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin movies) plays Akira as one of the main characters of the show?

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Random Thought (June 19, 2015 at 11:45PM)

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I didn't realize that it's more than a week since my last RT. Been quite busy with interviews that I didn't have time to update some stuff. Like what I posted last time, I have been watching quite a lot of Japanese live action movies. I've watched Eien no Zero (2013), Departures (2008), Nobody Knows (2004), Parasyte: Part 1 (2014), Ao Haru Ride (2014).

Since I still cannot ready myself to watch the 50s classic Seven Samurai, I decided to finally watch the J Drama "1 Litre of Tears" that I've been wanting to watch for quite a while now, probably for 3 years I think. I'm aware that this J Drama was aired in the Philippines a few years back but I wasn't fully aware of the gem it had. It was based on a diary book written by Aya Kito (renamed Aya Ikeuchi in the drama) herself, depicting her fight for spinocerebellar degeneration disease, 2 years before her death. It is rare disease where the cerebellum of the brain gradually deteriorates to the point where the victim cannot walk, speak, write, or eat (Wikipedia).

To be honest, I have no knowledge that this drama is a non fiction until I finished the first episode. The drama itself will literally put you to tears. The drama wasn't intended to be depressing at all but rather it was intended to show how this teenage girl was able to fight and continue living on and have a happy life despite her disease until the very end. This drama not only gives hope to those who are handicapped like her but it also serves as an inspiration to all of us who are lucky enough to live a normal life.

Thank you for the inspiration Aya Kito (1962-1988). You inspire me to look forward to the wonderful future that awaits me. To not easily give up from little failures and face every obstacles with all my might. Thank you. :)

I've watched 7 episodes so far and I'm planning on finishing this masterpiece tomorrow.

#1LitreOfTears #1LitreNoNamida #1リットルの涙

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Random Thought (June 11, 2015 at 11:19PM)

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Since yesterday I decided to marathon some high rated Japanese movies based from MyDramaList. I have rewatched Time Traveller and finally watched Usagi Drop (live action) and the original Hachiko Monogatari movie from 1987. Just now I've finished watching Confessions (2010) which was rated Top 7 Japanese movie on MDL.

Before anything else, this is a psychological revenge movie and is certainly not for everyone. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. The movie is about a junior high teacher whom suspects her students from murdering her innocent 4-year-old daughter. It's hard to explain the movie without spoiling much but the story basically sets-off because of the murder of her only daughter or was it?

While watching the movie, I admit that I wasn't really drawn in by the story until more than half of the movie. Basically, all the things happening in the first half felt really stupid and very unclear to me until everything was perfectly explained in the final half. I was completely engaged by the movie the way things were explained. The psychological aspects of every motive of the characters came to light when their back stories were shown in every "Confessions" segment of the movie.

The movie heavily depends on details and dialogues. The way the movie was written is quite unique. The POV switches between characters and reveals their back stories in what may be called as "Confessions" (thus the title of the movie). The entirety of the movie is like putting the pieces together as every confessions are told throughout the movie. This is definitely a movie you should watch everything for you to enjoy.

In the end, I thought the movie is very well done. I'm not saying revenge is good but I can say that this movie is a great example of a revenge story that really hits the spot. I won't deny, the movie is so sick in every way but as you watch it, you will realize the importance of the message it is trying to tell. It will leave you thinking about how precious every human life is. Life isn't just something you can play with.

Confessions (2010)
Rating: 4/5

#JapaneseMovie #JMovie #Japanese #Movie #Confessions #Kokuhaku

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Random Thought (June 09, 2015 at 10:50PM)

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It's been a long time since I did this. My bulleted RT is back. xD

-Survived job interviews from 2 different companies in less than a week. Fingers crossed that I'll be get hired.
-Started reading Attack on Titan Filipino translated manga. It's pretty okay though there are some errors with some Filipino grammars and punctuations.
-Re-watched Inception.
-Started watching Game of Thrones.

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Random Thought (June 06, 2015 at 11:49PM)

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That's what I call an episode. I like it when an episode suddenly shifts from boring to badass god tier cliffhanger ending. For the first time watching this series I haven't felt this urge to root for Souma really hard. Make that chef feel sorry for the way he treated Tadokoro Megumi.

#ShokugekiNoSouma #FoodWars

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Random Thought (June 04, 2015 at 09:14PM)

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My first job interview tomorrow. It's not my first choice but I hope I'll do fine. I'm still thankful that company-senpai actually noticed me. I'm still having second thoughts on this one since the employment is only contractual for 6 months. My only aim is to have experience. I guess it's better than nothing for now. I'm hoping that I'll hear soon from the other companies that I applied for as well.

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