47 Ronin

I missed Keanu Reeves! This was a movie that I was waiting for since the moment they announced its release.

When you watch the trailer and see the posters everywhere and they look so awesome, it gets you so hipped up it’s insane. Heck, it was a full house. Seriously, the cinema was full! There was no place left empty and we were lucky we had reservations made from the day before.

It looks awesome right?!?

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Well, the posters LIE!!! The guy with the tattoos had 2-3 lines and only a 3 min screen time, yet he is on every freaking poster and has no importance whatsoever to the plot. He’s just there because his appearance is eye catching. The Demon also has a few scenes, but again he’s not important to the plot. In fact, they should’ve put Hiroyuki Sanada (who plays Oishi), Tadanobu Asano (who plays Lord Kira) or Ko Shibasaki (who plays Mika) on the posters. They had a bigger part in the story and it would’ve been fair to us, the watchers.

It wasn’t fair, because I was expecting this amazing movie with awesome action scenes. It never happened. It was so straight forward it was sad. They could’ve done so much with the story. I was actually thinking they had two good options: either go for the traditional Japanese way of storytelling (for example the amazing “Seven Samurai” by Akira Kurosawa)  or they could’ve went full Hollywood and just add crazy action and amazing visuals. 

It wasn’t horrible, but it was not what they marketed. I do like watching trailers, but I feel this was the biggest deceit ever.

 

Oh well, I shall live…

Baby steps

Went to work today. I hated it! I had a hard time to find the will to get out of bed and just get ready for work. It’s not the morning shift, it’s not the people, it’s the job itself. It’s depressing and unrewarding.

Yet, I found a good spot and kept it throughout the day. Did my own thing and just pushed forward.

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Positive thoughts, taking action and baby steps towards my happy place. I shall soon find it, and I know I won’t be disappointed. Writing random thoughts on a notebook at the end of the day helps a lot.

Tomorrow I shall do something. I don’t know what, but I will do it. Just for the heck of it.

Less overwhelming

Everything becomes less overwhelming when we take one day at a time. If I take things slowly and focus on each day, I can avoid falling in a rut.
It worked two days so far. Lets see if I can keep this up.
By the way, tomorrow it’s the first day at work for the year. I want to see how I will feel about it.

On the first day..

The first day of the year was spent with family and just taking it easy. As far as I’m concerned, it was the best start of the year I could’ve asked for.

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We’ll see how things evolve this year. Happy New Year!

2014 List

The best project you’ll work on is you.

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It’s that time of the year.. I’ve been working on my 2014 list and truly I have no idea what I want from next year or myself. I’ve tried to make the same old lists but I don’t know what to add on them. So I’m just gonna leave this an open page and whenever I finish something that it’s wroth mentioning, I shall write it down. At the end of the year I will look over it just to see what meant something to me.

This way maybe I can realize what I want from myself or from life in general. Seems, like the best plan there is.

And on that note, I really do hope 2014 will bring major changes in my life and I hope I will be the one taking initiative.

Movies: 47 Ronin, Homefront,

TV Series: Being Human, Desperate Romantics, Winter Sonata

Grow my hair long

 Scarves for family

T-ara’s HyoMin and EunJung

HyoMin and EunJung recently appeared on “Immortal Song 2″ with a cover of Tae Jin Ah‘s “Not Anyone Can Love“. It’s a very nice cover and it reminds me why I love T-ara as a kpop group.

The main reason why I like T-ara is their killer voices. And from the total of 6 members my favorite are EunJung, HyoMin and SoYeon (in that order). In fact, I consider that they are the vocal power behind T-ara. It’s really annoying that whenever there is a comeback, their main song is a “catchy” repetitive song that loses his appeal after the first 2-3 weeks.

I hope that on the next comeback they will make a song that won’t focus on visuals but more on their vocals.

Source:  allkpop