[J-Drama] Bloody Monday

I just finished watching this drama. For me, it’s very tense drama. It’s been a while since I watched such a serious drama especially about hacking, terrorist and virus attack. Moreover, the casts are teenagers and there aren’t many senior actors/actresses (as my knowledge). You can find more about the cast from D-Addicts here.

This story is taken from a same title manga, or you may say it’s live action of the manga.

Bloody Monday Cover
Bloody Monday Cover

The main character of this story name Takagi Fujimaru, or so called “Falcon” in the network. He lives with his sister, Takagi Haruka who needs to go for dialysis due to her kidney problem, and her father, Takagi Ryonosuke who seldom at home because of his work as THIRD-i agent or special unit agent. Fujimaru was arrested once by his father’s office since he was red-handed caught hacking. He was scolded and forced to make a promise to his dad not to hack anymore.

I found that this drama build the story arc very well. It made me curious episodes after episodes, who’s the bad guys, what they are planning next, the twist and the conflicts around Fujimaru. The more Fujimaru tries to protect people he loves, the more he discovers secrets related to the hacking activities in the past.

It also took me to guess which side of who and whom 🙂

I really hope to see the continuation of this drama as there are some spaces left to elaborate the arc. Somehow, I feel that this drama describes how people live their life nowadays, some are full of anger, disappointment towards the society while others feel that humanity still have hope to be better.

Web Links:

  1. Wiki D-Addicts

Theme updated

Hi friends,

I decided to use this theme again to make it a more cheerful atmosphere, since the previous one was quite gloomy with the dark color. 🙂

Me and myself

A glimpse of time in the morning with myself.

Why are you keep pushing me to somewhere else?

  • No, I don’t

Then, why you don’t want to be there anymore – where you have friends and family?

  • I just don’t want to be troublesome for them, just it

FYI, you’re not troublesome to your family and friends. Well, maybe sometimes, but it’s not bothering them.

  • Yeah rite

No no no, it’s true.
Don’t you think you shut them down from your life too soon?

  • No I don’t! .. Do I?

Continue reading Me and myself

Spill the bean..

There is TV series titled “Early Edition” played few years ago. The main character’s name is Gary Hobson. In short, Gary received morning tomorrow newspaper everyday. It brought into Gary’s door by a cat. Gary’s life was upside down when he got that paper. Somehow, he felt that he should do something, for instance trying to fix wrong things or prevent some bad things happened so that it won’t appear in tomorrow’s newspaper.

In this morning Early Edition episode that I watched, Gary’s parents are visiting him. He lives in Chicago whereas his parents lives in quite a distance. His parents shock him by saying that they want to stay with Gary in Chicago. Gary, like other “kid”, feels that that idea was quite surprising. He can’t say no to his parents but he can’t say his thoughts too about it. He lies, makes up reasons, and acts like a teenager until he and his parents were involved in some bank robbery situation, which is quite funny. The bank robber, who hold them as hostages, forces them to have some conversations. And after that, they become more understanding each other.
Gary loves his parents but he doesn’t enjoy spending times with them because he felt he became teenager again. Meanwhile, his parents love Gary so much and think about him every time bad things happened, hope that Gary is safe and sound. They told Gary near the end of the movie, that they feel as Gary is keeping distance with them after he moved out when he entered college.

The idea of the story is simple, maybe for once or twice or maybe more than that, you maybe experience situation like that – it happens to me as well.
Continue reading Spill the bean..

Addicted to swimming

These days I spent quite some time for swimming. No particular reason besides to keep healthy. I used to go to spinning class while I was in Melbourne studying. However, gym membership fee is quite expensive in my hometown, not within fair comparison with the salary.

Anyway, I’m not a swimmer back then. I learn swimming while I was in Melbourne too. It was during summer early 2008. Summer in Melbourne is hotter than summer in my country, moreover it’s drier since the hot winds blew from dessert and less high trees since Melbourne has water restriction too. So, summer time are the best time to swim and to play tennis.

Continue reading Addicted to swimming

Mamma Mia! ~ 2008

dance, dance and dance
dance, dance and dance

I was amazed with all the stars. I can’t believe how Meryl Streep dance and sing so well. I love the part when they did silly things. Although I found it quite lame at first, but it’s really amusing me through the end.

As for the actors, a bit weird to see Pierce Brosnan sings but surprisingly, he did very well too. (Though that he didn’t seem pleased many critics according to reviews that I read [1,2,3]) :p

The bottom line is, it’s worth to watch this movie. If you’re not a drama fan, at least you can enjoy the dances and the sings.

I even consider to buy the DVD later. 🙂

External Links:

  1. Mama mia, why did they let Brosnan sing?
  2. Mamma Mia! That’s bad singing!
  3. Critics slam Brosnan’s Mamma Mia! singing but ABBA legend thanks him for the music
  4. IMDB
  5. Rotten Tomatoes

Image Source: http://www.reelingreviews.com/mammamiapic.jpg

Love and Honor ~ 2006

武士の一文 (Bushin no Ichibun)

movie poster
Bushi no Ichibun poster

At first, I was expecting some actions or sword fighting. But, it didn’t. Kimura Takuya played well for his role. This time, he played as a samurai, who depressed for losing his sight after an incident – which is common thing happened after some bad things happened.

The main attraction is Takuya has different character from his usual role in J-Dorama, especially if you see him a lot in J-Dorama you might pick some similarities in his role. However, the “commonness” of this movie somehow proves that he could play someone differs.

This movie brings us the normal situations in life, as it tries to show to us about what matters more in our life, or at least I feel it like that.

External Links:

  1. IMDB
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Rotten Tomatoes

Image Source: http://blog.oneswide.com/2007/busi_no_1bun.jpg

[new] category {new}

I put new category, it’s about the… reviews.

Watching movies, reading books and comics are some of my great interests outside IT world, I used to put reviews here and there. Then I was thinking why don’t I put it here as well 😉

I’m hoping this can add some “color” to my website, so it will not be that serious. Why so serious? Hahahaha