Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Flavor of life - Utada Hikaru

"Flavor Of Life - Ballad Version-" was featured as the insert song for the second season of the popular Japanese drama, Hana Yori Dango.

Flavor of Life

*Arigatou, to kimi ni iwareru to
Nandaka setsunai
Sayounara no ato mo tokenu mahou
Awaku horo nigai
The flavor of life
Tomodachi demo koibito demo nai chuukanchiten de
Shuukaku no hi wo yumemiteru
Ato ippo ga fumi dase nai sei de
Jirettai no nan notte baby
Amai dake no sasoi monku
Ajikke no nai TOOKU
Sonna mono ni wa kyoumi wo sosorare nai
Omoi doori ni ika nai toki datte
Jinsei suteta mon ja nai tte
Doushita no? to kyuu ni kikareru to
Uun, nan demo nai
Sayounara no ato ni kieru egao
Watashi rashiku nai
Shinjitai to negaeba negau hodo
Nandaka setsunai
“Aishiteru yo” yori mo
“Daisuki” no hou ga
Kimi rashiin ja nai?
The flavor of life
Wasure kakete ita hito no kaori wo
Totsuzen omoidasu goro
Furi tsumoru yuki no shiro sa wo motto
Sunao ni yorokobitai yo
DAIAMONDO yori mo yawarakakute
Atataka na mirai
Te ni shitai yo
Kagiri aru jikan wo
Kimi to sugoshitai

Thursday, March 8, 2007


Your Personality is Very Rare (INTJ)
Your personality type is logical, uncompromising, independent, and nonconformist.
Only about 3% of all people have your personality, including 2% of all women and 4% of all men.You are Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging.

What Your Hands Say About You
You are logical, analytical, and rational. You have good verbal skills.
Bold and daring, you're not afraid to change your life if you think it needs an overhaul.
Practical and down to earth, you're a doer not a dreamer. You rather get something done than think about it all day.
Your emotions tend to be relaxed and uncomplicated. You don't read too much into things.

You Are Very Happy
Your life is totally together, and you enjoy every day.And you don't need a quiz to tell you that!You know how to find pleasure in the little things...And even when life isn't so great, you have a good sense of perspective.

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Anime (アニメ) is an abbreviation of the word "animation". Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating in Japan. To the West, not all animation is considered anime; and anime is considered a subset of animation.
While some anime is hand drawn, computer assisted animation techniques have become quite common in recent years. Like any entertainment medium, the story lines represent most major genres of fiction. Anime is broadcast on television, distributed on media such as DVD and VHS, and included in video game. Additionally, some are produced as full length motion pictures. Anime often draws influence from manga, light novels, and other cultures. Some anime storylines have been adapted into live action films and television series.

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Naruto (ナルト) is a manga by Masashi Kishimoto with an anime TV series adaptation. Its main character, Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

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J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. It refers to Western-influenced Japanese popular music. The term is widely used to describe different musical genres of pop in Japan.
Japanese stores typically divide their music into four sections: J-pop, enka (a traditional form of ballad), classical, and English/International. Some songs, such as those by Miyuki Nakajima and Anzen Chitai, represent a fusion of enka with J-pop.

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my japanese name! XD

Your Japanese Name Is...
Rin Inokuma

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Prince of tennis Live-action movie

The Prince of Tennis (film)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Prince of Tennis (テニスの王子様 Tennis no Ōjisama) live-action movie is adapted from the The Prince of Tennis manga series. It condenses the storyline from when the audience is first introduced to Ryoma to the Hyotei arc. The film was directed by Yuichi Abe and was released in Japan on May 13, 2006.

Alterations from the Anime/Manga
The movie is a condensed version of the manga and anime series, thus a lot of the events that happen are condensed and characters were changed.

  • For instance, the character of Sumire Ryuzaki's age was changed so that instead of being a grandmother (and Nanjiroh's junior middle school coach), she became a year younger than Nanjiroh and became a former junior middle school student with him.
  • In the movie, the character of Wakashi Hiyoshi from the Hyotei school was replaced by Egate Mcleod Higaki, whereas in the manga/anime, there was no Egate Mcleod Higaki, he was created as an original character for the movie.
  • Similarly, Egate Mcleod Higaki's sister, Shioin Higaki, is also an original character that was not in the manga/anime series. Her purpose in the movie is to pretty much serve as the anime/manga character, Sakuno Ryuzaki.
  • In the movie, the Oishi/Kikumaru pair takes on the Oshitari/Mukahi pair, while originally it was the Momoshiro/Kikumaru pair who did so. Additionally, they lose and the Inui/Kaidoh pair win for Seigaku, while in the manga the opposite happened.
  • The entire prefectural tournament, along with the matches against St. Rudolph and Yamabuki, are skipped over.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Our finals in World Lit class is to find a novel of Garcia Marquez and report about the theme of the novel..we chose the novel Chronicle of a Death foretold. It tells, in the form of a pseudo-journalistic reconstruction, the story of the murder of Santiago Nasar by the two Vicario brothers.
The story is told from the perspective of a native of the town returning 27 years after the murder, and attempting to recreate what happened on that fateful day. The basis of the plot is that a newly married young woman, Angela Vicario, was found on her wedding night to not be a virgin. After getting beaten by her mother, she names her violator, Santiago Nasar. In order to repair the family's reputation, the two brothers Pablo and Pedro Vicario go to kill Santiago. The entire town eventually learns of their plan, but does nothing to stop it, or warn Santiago, who is brutally killed.
One of the unanswered questions in this book is who actually took Angela Vicario's virginity, for the narrator is unsure why she named Santiago Nasar, although it is suggested by gossip that she did to protect the man whom she loved.