Thursday, June 9, 2011

Plastic People

New job.
No more haikus.
A haikuless job.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dolly Alter Ego

Hataraki Man Haircut

As you can tell, I'm in need of a haircut...

After having obsessively watched Hataraki Man (10 episodes, one week), I now have a serious crush on Kanno Miho, and I want her hair. Good? Bad?


On her way.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Absolute Boyfriend

Start watching this TV Dorama and you'll be hooked.
3 days in and I'm already on Episode 8.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Perfect Blue

Just saw Perfect Blue for the first time, and loved it. I think I may even have prefered it to Paprika... Not sure about that yet, may have to watch it again.

Lots of R&D will be needed re: Japanese classes. Speaking of which, I'm in the mood for a couple of episodes of Lain... How sweet it is to finally be taking classes that actually rock my boat.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Satoshi Kon 1963-2010

*How incredibly sad. I loved Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers and was looking forward to his next picture. Here's his obit in today's Times.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Craving Korean Seafood Pancakes

Good thing I'm heading to Hwang Kum after work tonight with friends & husband!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


New Apartment Looking Good (at long last)

Kurosawa Centennial

There's an Akira Kurosawa centennial celebration being held all through the month of August at Cinéma du Parc and we're going to go see Seven Samurai on Saturday, which I've never seen. I'm excited and anxious at once - I want to LOVE it because if I don't, it's not the kind of thing you can admit, now is it? Sort of like telling anyone who will listen that YOU HATE ALL OF ALMODOVAR's movies...


Note * I am most definitely not equating one director to the other btw.

Update: Just started Yoshida's Villain - so far, so good my friends.

Update #2 I LOVED Seven Samurai! It was funny and sarcastic - perfect. Villain was a great read, but so sad...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Shuichi Yoshida's Villain

Shuichi Yoshida is being billed as the new Stieg Larsson by the WSJ. Read the article here. The book in question, Villain, has been made into a movie and will be shown at the Montreal International film fest in September. I've just ordered the book on Amazon... Will let you know my thoughts as soon as I've read it.

In the meantime, in other Japan-related news, let's all get together and try to coerce Evokative Films (using charm - nothing kinky please) into distributing Yoshihiro Nakamura's films on DVD here in Canada.

Evokative Films Website.
Their Facebook page.

We saw Fish Story and Golden Slumber this summer and were completely hooked. We want more!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Captain Ultra

Should I?!! They have one at Toy Tokyo... And I'll be there in July...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Neko Ramen!

TokyoPop has a new manga out about a cat who owns a ramen shop. Only problem is that I didn't think of this first.
素晴らしい. (Subarashii, brilliant).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Dominique Fortin paintings @ Galerie Saint-Dizier

In the next two or three years - after we've traveled some more - I am going to buy my first piece of art. It will be a Dominique Fortin painting for sure. I find her work hopeful - a reprieve from the often shitty world we live in.
Her website here.

18 Days and counting!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fuck you BP

I’ve just seen pictures of what the BP oil spill is doing to the wildlife in Louisana and Alabama – birds, dolphins, sea turtles, and on, and on. It's absolutely heartbreaking. Nauseating. I’m so angry I can’t breathe.

Why should innocent people and even more, innocent animals (they don't *need* to own any goddamn cars last time I checked) pay for the stupid and greedy losers who let this happen? How exactly should BP and its employees be punished? And what about Haliburton, who did the cementing job on the well? Is sending them to prison enough? Forcing them into bankrupcy certainly isn't. How about identifying the motherfuckers responsable for sleeping on the job by straying from standard industry practices and charging them with a felony? Let's make their faces PUBLIC and their lives HELL. Let's drag them to court and have a jury of their peers JUDGE them.

It’s going to take years and years to clean this up. Millions of animals will have been killed, thousands of jobs lost. Obama and Attorney General Holder MUST prosecute the criminals responsible. Any other alternative would unacceptable.

This is precisely why I prefer animals to humans. Unfortunately, they ALWAYS end up getting screwed. What a sick world we live in.

I can find solace in one thing: in a couple of years from now, when we dumbass humans will have poisoned ourselves to death and will have eliminated ourselves from the planet, animals will be able to roam free yet again, and with a little luck Earth will have healed herself from our brutal passage.

In the meantime - at the risk of repeating myself - Fuck You British Petroleum. May you burn in hell. Or better yet, may you drown in oil.