My most recent trip to Japan to Japan took me to some new and interesting places. There was the small city of Matusyama. It’s actually the largest city of Ehime prefecture. As well as having Japan’s oldest onsen (bath house), it’s famous for a beautiful white castle high on the hill. I arrived in Matsuyama… Continue reading Making waves in Matsuyama
Every trip I make to Japan I start to see new things that I hadn’t really thought about before. For example, the level of politeness. I always knew that Japanese have a sense of courtesy to others that is at a higher level to other Asian countries. But the extent to which they use politeness… Continue reading Observations of Japan. March 2019
It’s time to face an unfortunate reality: too much of travelling is wasteful, expensive, and often just boring.
They are six in the family, a rag-tag bag of waifs and strays in a downtrodden suburb of an unnamed Japanese city. Kore-eda has moved away from the struggles of the middle class with something new; a film that looks at those on the very margins of society and somewhere close to the criminal underworld. … Continue reading Shoplifters Review
Crazy Rich Asians Credits: Director: Jon Chu Starring: Constance Wu Henry Golding Gemma Chan Lisa Lu Nico Santos Awkwafina Ken Jeong Michelle Yeoh Not long after it was announced that the book by Kevin Kwan was going to be made into a movie the internet started talking. Were they going to do justice to the… Continue reading Only In Asia
=Do you like flying? Although most people hate it, I think there are a number of reasons to love it. Apart from being the fastest way to travel, allowing us to get across the globe in less than 24 hours, it’s very cheap, probably the cheapest per mile of any transport. But for me the… Continue reading Flight attendants
Vanishing Days A film by Zhu Xin A daughter and her mother sit listlessly in a small room in a nondescript city apartment building. We hear conversations but they are obviously not important to young Li Senlin. then the father announces that he is going on a business trip. Something about his voice tells Senlin… Continue reading BIFF 2018: Review of “Vanishing Days”
A struggling punk rock band in communist Russia make music about their experiences and reach musical success. The band are from Russia, where punk is seen as a serious threat to the values of comradeship and socialist order. But that is not really the purpose of this film, as it deals more with the basic… Continue reading Film review: Leto (Summer)