Friday, April 22, 2011

[OST]: The Girl Who Leap Through Time

Friday, April 22, 2011


I don't know why haven't I posted this sooner before but nonetheless, it's still great that I'm able to do it now.

Along with the Ghibli Movies and the Anime movie '5 Centimeter Per Second', I also want to introduce to you guys one of the greatest Anime movie I've watched, 'The Girl Who Leap Trough Time'. Though I'm a fan of movies, sci-fi are something that I had a bit least interest with, I mean, I better much like movies and plotlines that realistic and touching, you get what I mean?...Anyway, the movie is a sci-fi as all of would have guessed already, with a bit of humor and romance-comedy that I like. Actually the concept of the movie itself brings reality of what youngsters undergoing puberty has in their life, like for example, deciding what do after graduating high school? what kind of course to take? or should I still continue studying? some just nonchalantly complain about everything that there parents are nagging them for things like they should take this and that and proceed to this and that...blah...blah...blah...(which by the way, all these examples are my real-life experience) in other words, Change, in which is inevitable. I mean, at one point or rather many points in our lives, we are often confused, hesitant and even indecisive with our future plans...sometimes wishing that 'I could go back to that time when everything was carefree and no any responsibility or obligations that needs to be fulfilled'...or sometimes hoping that 'nothing will change'.

Now enough with the my deep thoughts since I'm beginning to fly out from my topic. 'The Girl Who Leap Through' time was actually a novel entitled 'Toki o Kakeru Shoujo' which is the Japanese title, created about 4 decades ago, I'm not sure, and has been made to a movie many times already and last year made it's third live-action movie version, more like a sequel to the original story line, actually, I've recently finished watching the movie a while ago and thought of posting this one after finishing it, but the soundtrack that I'm going to share with you guys is the 2006 Anime movie version of the novel...honestly, I really liked the Anime more than those three movie versions. I wouldn't want to dwell more on how the story goes, best watch it or read the summary of the story.


All in all, I totally love this movie and be one of my most fave Anime movies of all. No words could best describe these movie made me feel, maybe a nostalgia of something serene but not really close to that. The moral of this movie is to'never be afraid of changes' because nothing is constant, you just have to face it and accept it wholeheartedly. :)


All music by Kiyoshi Yoshida except for the * by Oku Hanako, which is actually one of my favorite Japanese songwriter & singer...I really like the meaning of her lyrics in these movie soundtrack. 


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Saturday, April 16, 2011

[OST]: Taiyou No Uta ~ A Song to the Sun

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A month ago, I'm not sure when exactly is that, my classmates and I were talking about movies, we were so crazed on watching cute love-story movies from Thailand, South Korea & Japan until she recommended me a Japanese movie entitled 'Taiyou No Uta'. When I heard the title, I paused and thought for a while because the title sounds so familiar to me and when I asked her to tell me some scenes about the movie and confirmed some things about the story, I knew then that I really did know it. It's actually a live-action movie version of a Manga I've read before...so I downloaded the movie and watched it...of course, why wouldn't I, right?!

The story goes about a girl that has always been watching for a certain guy from her window, she had been watching him for so long now that she eventually fell in love with him even though she doesn't know anything about him. The problem now is that the girl, though she wants to get to know that guy, she can only go out the house at night when the sun is out because she can't be under the sun due to a possibility that it might kill her. It's actually a skin disorder with no cure (Poor Kaoru, that's actually her name). One night, while she was at her usual spot and singing & playing her guitar, she saw that guy again and this time she wasn't hesitant now to introduce herself to him, even saying that she had never had a boyfriend before...it was actually a hilarious scene if I'll tell you everything but that's how the story goes, either watch or read for the rest of it. When  I first read the Manga, I cried...really cried, because I never expected that she would happily accept her fate, also that lyrics in her song were so touching, how she literally express her feelings...that's why I wanted to watched the movie so eagerly and see if they used the same lyrics to it...and of course, they really did use it. I've been actually listening to it now for almost two weeks already and I never got myself tired of it, even though it's in Japanese, knowing how it mean, I really fell in love with it and not to mention the soundtrack of the movie also. So for tonight, I'll share to you this small treat and advise you that you watch the movie or read the Manga because I assure you, you'll love it ; ) Good Eve!


Omoitsuki | Classroom One & Two


The last song is the instrumental version of the Song that I was talking about. I hope you like it too, also try listening to the actual song of it, you might like it.


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Friday, April 15, 2011

Firefly | It's Summer Time

Friday, April 15, 2011
A lot of things happened around me that I didn't notice that it is actually summer by now. 

A few days ago, I was at my hometown. I came home to attend my little brother's graduation and to of course, enjoy the family reunion since my second eldest sister came home with her family to have their family summer vacation. Just the other day, I was babysitting her almost two-month old baby, Haniqah. Truth to be told, I actually like babysitting babies, I mean, aren't they adorable? (Just say yes!) Especially those who were recently been born, oh, how much I want to cuddle and have a bite of them (Meany me ;) Anyway, while I was babysitting little Haniqah, I was playing this long forgotten album I had downloaded from Shiho's blog entitled "It's Summer Time" by Firefly and also since I remember hearing something about babies listening to Classical music, I thought of making her listen to an New Age music and hoping she might like it...and yeah she did somehow like it...she stopped crying...but only for a bit...LOL. 

After little Haniqah slept. I was continuing listening to the album for hours. I forgot that I actually heard this album sometime before and for hours I just kept repeating it. It may not sound like it's the perfect summer beach music but the refreshing and relaxing sound of it that comes along with some background sounds of nature makes it more comfortable to listen to in these scorching heat of the sun.


Rather, this album gives me an impression of spending my summer vacation in a peaceful farmland than in the beach, don't you think so? Enjoy :)

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