Saturday, December 31, 2011

Music Within (2007)

Music Within (2007)

Music Within (2007) was a true story of Richard Pimentel, a disability rights activist who came out with training materials to assist employers in hiring disabled people into the workplace. the story started out with Richard being a young man. he had a remarkable gift for public speaking. despite her admiration towards Dr. Padrow, he was informed that he didn't have anything to talk about until he lived a fuller life. he enlisted himself in the military and was sent to Vietnam. he lost his hearing on the battlefield. he returned frustrated, in fear of never achieving his dreams for being deaf.

the story had great drama, while being informative, it was also hilarious. the friendship developed between 2 unlikely characters was simply incredible. despite both being stubborn, their determination can truly make a difference in life. watching Richard struggling for his dream was highly motivating. it reminded us of the prejudices often threw automatically at the disabled.

Friday, December 30, 2011


Plants (Samsung Mini)

she looked around frantically, hair stuck up at the side of her head, believing that there was a reason, an excuse even, which would help her to cope with everything. it wasn't easy being popular, so easily recognized even when she stepped out 2-minutes for the mails. after all these years living under the bright spotlight, she thought by moving to a different place, steered clear of the busy town, she would be safe. only now did she realized it was anything but. it followed her everywhere, every corner, like some curse or disease she couldn't quite shake off. taking shelter behind the first gigantic pillar she laid eyes on, she took a deep breath like what he instructed beforehand. it's time to come up with plan, she thought, shoulder slumping heavily.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

IS: Infinite Stratos (2011)

Infinite Stratos

the IS (Infitinite Stratos) was a high-tech combat system. due to its overwhelming power, it was designed to balance the strength between men and women, where it can only be operated by women. however, Ichika was discovered to have the capability to operate an IS, he was sent to the IS Academy, an international academy where IS pilots from all over the world were trained. being the first male student in the academy, his school life of being surrounded by girls began.

despite the beautiful characters and mechas, the plot unfortunately only touched everything on its surface. the characters had stood out characteristics that made them easily lovable. however the limited amount of battles and episodes gave them very little space to expand or engaging us viewers. for a Harem anime, Infinite Stratos (2011) was successful in providing some enjoyable eye-candies, anything else more defined would be unfortunately, unavailable.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Yuki ゆき

Cat (Samsung Mini)

as we were sitting on the porch, chatting away one cool afternoon, he returned from his usual roams and placed himself on the coffee table right in front of us. watching everything else but us, yet he insisted on finding a comfortable spot right there within our vision. always a proud little punk that can't get enough attention for himself. but of course he probably learned it through experience, that by staying within our vision will eventually lead us into the temptation of stroking his inviting fur. now that explains.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Wizard of Gore (2007)

Wizard of Gore (2007)

The Wizard of Gore (2007) was a remake of the 1970 original film. Montag the Magnificent was a magician that on his shows, killed beautiful women in brutal and torturous ways, but these women would appear alive and unharmed at the end of the magic trick. however after the show, these women would be found dead with the same wounds that Montag gave them during the show. Ed was a curious reporter that intended to solve this mystery. but before he realized, he discovered that he may be more involved in these mysterious than he thought.

the Horror genre reached another level with The Wizard of Gore (2007). it had an absolutely bizarre and twisted plot, with scenes that are extremely gross and had an odd sense of horror compared to the usual ones. including the creepy atmosphere with its carnival music, the result may not be entirely successful, but it was definitely an entertaining and unique experience.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Darkest Powers #1: The Summoning (2008)

The Summoning

one day in school, Chloe was suddenly able to see ghosts, which caused her to scream and run like crazy in the hallway. she was removed from school and threw into a home for "troubled teens", called the Lyle House. she was introduced to the nurses and new housemates, each with a reason to be there. Derek, who appeared huge and frightening to Chloe, always appeared out of nowhere, causing her distress. but Chloe soon became great friends with Liz, her new roommate. when she thought it was all hallucinations like the nurses claimed her "sickness" to be, she came across another ghost in Lyle House. she tried running away from it, purposely avoiding the basement and the attic, but soon she discovered the truth behind Lyle House by listening to clues left by the wandering ghost of a necromancer that was once trapped and experimented on in the house, which at the same time she discovered that the reason behind her ability to communicate with ghosts was caused by her being a necromancer as well.

before i was able to label Chloe as some random shy teen that had trouble standing out or asking a guy to the dance, she started having the ability to see ghosts and everything turned interesting! the book was entrancing and an extremely fast-read, it easily sucked me in and had me whimpering for more when it came to an end. the ghosts, the supernaturals, even the humans were filled with such depths and connections that they were so easy to love or hate. the plot was suspenseful and action-packed, with exciting twists that kept me guessing at all times!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hidan no Aria (2011)

Aria the Scarlet Ammo

students from Tokyo Butei High underwent special training to become a Butei (武装探偵), certified to capture criminals. Kinji was a second year students there. he had a special ability but kept it hidden to maintain an ordinary life. he decided to quit the academy, but was attacked by the mysterious Butei Killer. Aria, an elite came to his rescue and since then teamed up with him.

the anime felt similar to Toradora (2008), which we absolutely adored! Aria had a Tsundere (ツンデレ) characteristic, a complete opposite of Shirayuki, Kinji's childhood friend. for obvious reason, the girls fought for Kinji's attention but simultaneously protected him from harm. Kinji's special god mode ability was something new to look out for. it balanced out his unwillingness to participate in hunting down the Butei Killer, which also brought Aria to her knees. the combination was absolutely fascinating!

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Sky (Samsung Mini)

she stared at him, her face solemn and unforgiving. her slim fingers trailed down the front of her dress, plucking at the big, red ribbon that sewn at her waist. he lowered his head, gazing down at the sneakers he had been wearing ever since arrived, struggling to compose himself, to regain his balance, his bearings. but the truth was what just took place left him completely shaken inside. while he had no doubt she was baiting him, trying to upset him, get him all riled up and angry, he had no idea why. despite the beautiful outfit and perfect curls, this was one little girl who wasn't made of sugar, spice and everything nice.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Drive (2011)


the Driver had amazing driving skills, allowing him to be stunt driver as well as getaway driver hired by burglars and robbers. he worked anonymously, rented a cheap apartment, worked as a mechanic at Shannon's garage. his neighbor was Irene and her young son Benicio. her husband soon to be released from the prison. before that happened, the Driver spent his free time with them, bonding easily with Irene. Shannon borrowed some money from a mobster named Bernie and wanted to buy a car for the Driver to race. after observing his skill, Bernie agreed to be his partner. but before that can happen, the Driver was sent on mission to drive a guy name Standard to rob the pawn shop. Standard was killed and Bernie's group tracked the Driver down, threatening to kill everyone around him, starting with Shannon.

we weren't even sure how to describe the movie, which caused us to gag looking at each other at the end of the show. the film was straightforward, the twists were mostly predictable, but sometimes the screen just froze, with the characters either staring at each other smiling, or the camera turning and surveying the surrounding in a painfully slow movement. the action scenes however were fast enough to be entertaining, but that was it, nothing else felt connected, not even among the characters. at some point, we thought the Driver would get together with Irene, but apparently the most they did was just staring at each other smiling. the moment she got so mad at him while he told her about her husband's death, their relationship just didn't make any sense to us anymore. perhaps the film was trying to do something different, creating a new trend or style for cinematographic? whatever the reason, the film most probably failed to present it.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Sky (Samsung Mini)

she bolted from her place and made a run for the door. but unlike a real room, the door has no knob. she bolted toward the large windows, but they had no handle too. that left her with no choice but to gaze around, searching for an exit. surrounded by a chorus of laughter that threatened to swallow her completely. she railed against the walls, the doors, pounding harder and harder, until she noticed one laugh in particular, stood out from the rest. one squeaky laugh that raised above all the others and lured her right out of that mess. the crowd disappeared. the surrounding starting to drift and vanish into a mist.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eden of the East: Paradise Lost (2010)
東のエデン: 劇場版Ⅱ Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost (2010) picked up from the end of the King of Eden (2009). after Saki found Takizawa in New York, she had to assist him in regaining his lost memories before the players in the Seleção game managed to frame him and his friends as the terrorists behind the missile attack incident. secrets were dug, revealing even who Takizawa parents were.

like both its series and the first part of the movie, Eden of the East (2009) remained mysterious. Paradise Lost (2010) was slightly less confusing than The King of Eden (2009) although it continued from where it left off. fortunate for us viewers, the confusions were mostly answered, some even in unexpected ways or through some insignificant characters. Takizawa with his brilliant mind, always came out with ways to overcome the problem. yet the movie actually left us with an ending that reflected possible future installments, which was surprising for us. but even so, the current end was sufficient to have us felt satisfied and fulfilled.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Riley Bloom #2: Shimmer (2011)


after solving several cases of "soul catching", Riley, Bodhi and Buttercup were enjoying a vacation by the beach. Riley came across a vicious black hound and decided to help it cross over. she followed the hound, ran into a ghost named Rebecca. Riley soon learned that despite the sweet appearance, Rebecca was an angry ghost, murdered during a slave revolt. she kept the slaves who died during the same incident, trapping them within their worst memories. experiencing being trapped and escaped from her worst memories, Riley was determined to free everyone, including Rebecca.

knowing the style the book was written after reading Radiance (2010), it became an even easier read and less disappointing by having very little expectation towards it. the incident, which focused more on the slave revolt and less on Riley, made it interesting to read. based on an actual incident that took place back in 1733, it was equally gruesome and barbaric that it was painful to imagine yet at the same time, managed to keep the suspense high and intense. unlike Radiance (2010), Shimmer (2011) had a satisfying climax to it.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)

Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)

the siblings moved to a new place, hoping for a new life. involved with the wrong people n ended up with the sister turning into a half vampire with the brother fighting to save her. a typical vampire movie with typical vampires bad guys. not much surprises but still some actions to catch!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Beach (Samsung Mini)

for some strange reason, she chose to keep the dress, so overly frilly, having way too many sparkling buttons and ribbons. had it been anyone else, it would be the very first thing abandoned. she laughed in a way that lit up her face, the sound of it light and melodic, and even tinkly. her gaze stayed the same, heavy and troubled. she gazed around, head spinning in quick circles, neck twisting to its limit as she wrapped her arms tightly around her impossibly tiny waist. with a sigh, she looked back at him again, head snapped into place. she smiled and nodding her head ever so lightly. bowing before him, revealing a row of ribbons that made their way down her back.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Eden of the East: King of Eden (2009)
東のエデン: 劇場版Ⅰ The King of Eden

The King of Eden

the movie took off where the anime left it, it had been 6 months since Takizawa saved Japan from a devastating missile attack. he disappeared after the incident, leaving Saki behind, worriedly searching for him. she was led to New York, where she finally found Takizawa, but once again his memory was erased. the Seleção continued their games of taking over the world. one of them wanted Takizawa out of the way after his final request through the Noblesse phone system to be the King of Japan. he became a legend after the missile incident and they named him the Air King.

the movie was separated into 2 parts, with intentional confusion and fast moving storylines to keep the flow going. although the complications of the plot sometimes caused the confusion to be overwhelming and we were left feeling lost and unsure what exactly was going on. but all these conspiracies and life threatening situation did not make the movie boring or lack of funny scenes, there were even some touching ones. especially when the shy and awkward Saki was finally reunited with the carefree Takizawa, their sparks was more than enough to keep us entertained.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Cat (SE Vivaz)

walking under the hot sun for what seemed like a long time, we were more than pleased to see a green house up ahead, filled with colorful flowers and butterflies all mingled together. but what surprised us was finding a cat comfortably resting inside the green house as well. apparently taken care by the zoo keepers, it was well-fed, friendly and more than eager to rub its head against our legs, claiming us. falling for its watery eyes and soft furs, we soon knelt down rubbing its fur, scratching its throat just as it purred loudly at our feet, giving us the greatest satisfaction to keep us going, charging back into the hot sun once again.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Source Code (2011)

Source Code

Stevens was a helicopter pilot being sent on a mission in Afghanistan. but he woke up in an unfamiliar capsule. through a screen, Captain Goodwin from the Air Force explained to him that he was in an experimental device called Source Code. it allowed him to experience the last 8 minutes of a person's life in a past timeline. Stevens was instructed to use the Source Code to locate a bomb on the train, taking the identify of Sean Fentress, one of the travelling passenger. the train explosion occurred earlier that morning, and the bomber warned them that there will be another explosion happening soon, making the search of the bomber more urgent than ever. Stevens was sent into the Source Code many times until he finally found the bomber while developing strong feelings for Christina, Sean's travelling companion.

Stevens' job was very straightforward, he needs to find the bomber so to prevent the next attack. but despite the simplicity, despite only being partially original, the film managed to stay smart and entertaining until the very end. we had a tough time deciding who was the culprit, when it was finally revealed we were surprised with the switch of personality as well. not only Jake Gyllenhaal, but many of the supporting casts were so believing that it was easy to get connected with them. Source Code (2011) reminded me of a movie years ago, Vantage Point (2008), who also repetitively went back in time, but equally the loop didn't make it boring nor predictable, for each and every time was different. it got us so engaged with every cycle and every turn of the story, it was simply exciting!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Cake (Samsung Mini)

he shrugged, chewing on the green straw as he looked around, as though he expected to find a whole pack of them storming the land behind. he looked at her and shook his head, failing miserably to impress her with his one of a kind story. in the brief amount of time they spent together, she had aced him in so many ways. while they were supposed to be enjoying a nice little vacation on this mysterious land, she was left with no doubt that he would be the one who stood in their way, worrying about nothing.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Soukyuu no Fafner Single Program: Right of Left
蒼穹のファフナー: Single Program: Right of Left (2005)

Fafner: Single Program: Right of Left

Ryou and Yumi were one of the children who had been selected to pilot the first Fafner combat units. they were the last hope for the survival of human race. the aliens who were known as Festum, was brutal and had the ability to read minds. therefore the details of the mission was kept secret even from the young pilots. under the stressful situation, Ryou and Yumi was sent off with a new strategy, to search and destroy, yet with little chance of survival.

the movie was a prequel to its anime series aired in 2004, introducing how young pilots were selected into piloting the Fafner. it felt like being put together with bits and parts of stories, sometimes making certain scenes difficult to follow. unfortunately the most attractive objects of the anime were the mechas (Fafners) and Festums, not the humans. the characters resembled each other too much, not standing out unless placed together. to make things worst, they also resembled characters from other animes, such as Gundam Seed (2002). like what was expected, the movie started by introducing the characters, then putting them into battles, and of course, barely winning for a melodramatic effect.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Riley Bloom #1: Radiance (2010)


after the crash, Riley lingered on earth plane. when she finally crossed the bridge that led to the afterlife, she picked up where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in their house in the neighborhood. the difference was, the rest of the houses was empty, with its residence still breathing and alive on the earth plane. she headed to school, only to find out that it was different from the school she experienced before. she went through a series of classes, not understanding the flow of events with no one there to give her a hint or two. when she was summoned before the Council, she leaned that the afterlife wasn't just an eternity of relaxation, each and everyone of them had to find their "soul work". Riley was assigned to be a soul catcher, retrieving souls from earth plane that refused to move on, refused to cross the bridge. her first assignment was to get Radiant Boy, who had been haunting a castle in England for centuries, to cross the bridge.

having just read the complete collection of Alyson Noël's Immortals (2009-2011) series, i started with Radiance (2010) with expectations. Riley had always been one of the interesting characters i can't wait to read more about. unfortunately it had no connection whatsoever with Ever, it was all about her afterlife and soul catching experience. it was short and easy to read, but even though there were some built up tension leading to its climax, it didn't feel as satisfying and in depth, perhaps perfect for junior readers.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stone (2010)

Stone (2010)

on the surface, Jack and Madylyn was just like any long-married couple who were approaching retirement. they went to church, read bibles together at home, living a peaceful and perfect life. Jack worked as a parole officer, deciding who shall be released and who shall remained in the prison. he was given a prisoner named Stone, who served 10-15 years of sentence for being at the crime scene when his grandparents were killed. the more they talked, Stone revealed more and more details at the scene of his grandparents' murder. during visits, Stone told his wife Lucetta, to approach Jack and persuade him to have Stone release. after a few visits and many persistent phone calls, Jack met up with Lucetta, which also indicated the start of an affair. at the same time, Stone suddenly had a spiritual experience which made him felt all content and happy.

despite all the big casts, the film turned out to be confusing and slow paced. from the title, we expected much from the guy playing Stone. but we were disappointed to find him neither the good guy nor the bad guy as the character failed to make an impression on us, failed to make us feel connected. despite the storyline being presented circling prison, it was mostly god related as they explored the meaning of life and searching for the presence of god. there were no cohesion, weak background stories with an incomplete ending, the film may be interesting, but never entertaining.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Parrot (SE Vivaz)

among the variety of birds we saw in the zoo, only a handfull was clever enough to take notice of us visitors. this Parrot was one of those very few, staring at us whatever angle we moved outside its cage, taking us in, making us wonder just what exactly went through its mind, what it thought of us. we were mesmerized by the rainbow-like feathery coat of theirs, triggering the urge of reaching into the cage, soothing it, feeling its warmth and smooth texture under our palm.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth (2010)
蒼穹のファフナー: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth

Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth

2 years after the end of the war, the surviving residents of Tatsumiya Island continued their everyday life. Kazuki became nearly blind and partially crippled from his battle against the aliens, named Festum. his friend Soushi, who never returned since the battle, promised to return to the island to set things right again. one day, Soushi returned on a submarine, but he claimed to be Misao instead. they realized that he wasn't entirely human. after his arrival, Festum invaded and another battle started. the Fafner pilots weer forced into the battle again, to defend their land.

we were first attracted to the movie because of the characters' similarity with Gundam Seed (2002) and Gundam Seed Destiny (2002), seeking perhaps a connection between these series. but the actual reason behind, was because the artist who drew Gundam Seed, Hisashi Hirai (平井久司), was the same person who also drew Fafner, together with Heroic Age (2007) and Linebarrels of Iron (2008). the storyline was slightly blurred for us who didn't catch its anime aired 7 years ago. nor was it as successful as Gundam Seed to have its anime reproduced again and again for us to lay our hands on the 100 episodes easily.

Thursday, December 08, 2011


Wedding (Samsung Mini)

she turned her attention towards a small flock of seagulls circling overhead, swooping toward the water and coming up with an unsuspecting fish caught in between their beaks before taking flight again. vaguely aware of the minutes slipping by with no sign of him, she called out his name, restraining from screaming at the top of her lungs despite feeling panicky. her feet dug into the sand, leaving traces of footprints behind as she pushed her way carefully through a fog so thick, so threatening. she was just about to venture further by sinking her feet into the freezing-cold water, knowing his fondness for a cooling dip every now and then, when she heard a deep, ferocious growl that immediately set her halting in her pace.


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

Breaking Dawn

Bella finally got married to Edward. she accidentally revealed to Jacob that she will not be changed into a vampire immediately after their marriage, for she didn't want to spend their honeymoon in pain. Jacob got furious and wanted to attack Edward, but was held back by his wolf pack. Edward brought Bella to a private island in Brazil for their honeymoon. they had sex for the first time, but Bella was bruised during the process. 2 weeks later, Bella discovered that she was pregnant and the fetus was growing at an extremely fast rate. they rushed back to Carlisle who suggested an abortion, which Bella refused.

despite the frustration that the final installment will be separated into 2 films (an influence of Harry Potter?), the film was actually better than expected! although the storyline was, to many, absurd and ridiculous; but having a heads up after reading its books, i felt that it would be impossible to be put into a film, but they did it! instead of feeling hilarious like some mentioned, it felt somewhat eerie and shocking, an element least expected from a vampire-romance.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Thirst #4: The Shadow of Death (2011)

Thirst No.4

after Thirst No.3: The Eternal Dawn (2010), where Sita was shot through the heart, she wandered into the body of Teri, her descendant. 2 weeks later, attending her own funeral, she confessed to Seymour that she was still Sita. together with Shanti, and Teri's boyfriend Matt, they set out to confront the powerful IIC and Telar, with the aim of bringing down their technology. IIC put together a group of psychic children who had the ability to overpower a person's will and force them to commit acts based on what the children wanted. unfortunately, these children were the only ones who could help Sita destroy the leaders of the Telar, a race of Immortals who planned to release a deadly virus to eliminate the human race.

the book was an absolute fast read! it was so engaging, so exciting that it was breathtaking and difficult to put down. i expected the war Sita had between IIC and Telar to be as dull as the previous book, but i was so wrong! there were plenty of twists added to the story, including religiously. from what information i was fed on vampires, they would go straight to hell after death, going as far as being nicknamed the "Creatures of the Damned". i was delighted to find Sita, a 5000-years-old vampire, didn't have to burn in hell thanks to the good deed she accumulated through out the centuries. Sita was easily a lovable character, going through her struggles to figure out the right thing to do, what to sacrifice, and who to trust. not to mention the awesome twists that were so unexpected, it had a beautiful end to it that had me wanting more of Sita.

Monday, December 05, 2011

The Borrower Arrietty (2010)

The Borrower Arrietty

the story was about the "tiny people" called Borrowers, who were only 10cm tall and lived under the floorboards of any human household. to care for his sickness, Shou moved into the house of his aunt Sadako located outside of town. as he was wandering in the yard, he saw a Borrower named Arrietty. Arrietty and his father came out from under the floorboards at night, to get them the necessities such as sugar. Arrietty got nervous and dropped a sugar cube in Shou's bedroom. Shou heard about the Borrowers and was interested in becoming friends with Arrietty. but when her father realized that humans had discovered their whereabouts, he decided that it was time to move.

the friendship between Shou and Arrietty was beautiful. but like most myths and fairy tales of the Japanese, their love was bittersweet and would never had a chance to bloom. the story, supposedly fascinating and magical, turned out to be disappointing. i was never a huge fan of story that came with a sad ending, perhaps unless it was something way different. telling a tale of the Borrowers, the anime managed to hold my interest regarding these tiny people. hoping Shou would be the bridge between the Borrowers and the human world, i was disappointed that the Borrowers insisted on moving and nothing was changed.

Sunday, December 04, 2011


Chicken (SE Vivaz)

the chicken was bred and grew up among the family, often seen running wildly under their feet, dashing about owning the whole place, claiming it to themselves. unlike most of the chickens we saw selling in the market, which any contact with human will cause them to struggle greatly, knowing their life were at stake; this particular chicken was way too calm in comparison. it stood, walking about, poking its beak into anything it preferred, wouldn't even break a sweat when being hold or caressed like a pet cat!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Happy Feet Two (2011)

Happy Feet Two

Erik was Mumble and Gloria's son. unlike most of the penguins in Emperor Land, Erik was reluctant to dance. his first attempt embarrassed him and made him the outcast from the rest of the penguins. Erik with his 2 friends, Boadicia and Atticus, followed Ramon to Adelie Land. the land was ruled by Sven, the last of his kind who has the ability to fly. Erik instantly took a liking towards Sven, following and listening to him. at the same time, the penguins at the Emperor Land was trapped by a large iceberg. Mumble and Erik had to deliver fish while seeking help from the penguins from Adelie Land, even humans and elephant seals.

as difficult as it is to create a sequel of a successful animation, Happy Feet Two (2011) did it! it was entertaining, touching, and created more than one climaxes that sent thrills down our spines. with such a simple plot, the storyline was expanded more than what was expected. from Erik's struggles to find his balance, to saving the Emperor penguins from being trapped and starved to death, it remained funny, cute, and absolutely engaging! shedding tears for some simple yet touching scenes came natural. not to mention how overwhelming some scenes can be, where thousands of penguins were dancing together, stomping the floor, or just dancing to some familiar tunes we heard of.

Friday, December 02, 2011


Grassland (Samsung Mini)

he was tireless, happily retrieving for hours. a nice, long game of fetch easily made the top-10 list of his favorite things, ranking high up competing tightly against having long hours rolling in the cool outdoor. nudging his nose against her leg, letting her knew he was back, he stared up at her with those big watery eyes, begging for more. and she did. watching as the stick soared so high into the sky before it pierced into the dreamy white veil before vanishing completely. he dashed behind it, tongue hanging out at the side of his mouth, tail wagging crazily behind him before the mist swallowed him whole and vanished from her sight, leaving only a faint echo of excited barks behind.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

K-ON!! (2010)


it was the final year of high school for the founding members of Houkago Tea Time (a music club), Yui, Ritsu, Mio, and Tsumugi. together with their junior member Azusa, they spent time after school in the music room enjoying tea and practicing music. seeing the year coming to an end, Azusa struggled to contain her feeling of loneliness knowing that her friends will be graduating soon.

after watching its Season 1 (2009) back when it was aired, i immediately assumed that this season will be something similar, which it was. but after watching the first episode, it quickly reminded me of how much i missed watching Yui and her friends, and how much they made me laughed and cried. unfortunately there were less live performances in this season than the previous, which i was more than eager to get all excited over. every episodes left me chuckling through easily. this season focused partially on Yui as usual, where the other half went to Azusa, especially getting her ready with the loneliness of separation that had to come sooner or later. the bitter sweet graduation added so much more emotions to its end, making me wanting more to laugh and to cry about. like Azusa, i was sad that the core part of the story had come to an end, but it didn't stop me from wanting to catch its coming movie!