saharial: Hidaka (Nissy blue text)
London has a wealth of japanese restaurants and sushi places - always irresistable and has a couple of shops in central London too. I am sure there are more in London itself, but as i am only ever in Central, its nice i have a choice of 2 places to go to - especially as one has now moved to be 2 doors down from the other!

Mitzukoshi Department store is there for the Japanese tourists in their coaches who turn up for the tax free (for japanese only i guess) high end goods - Maison de Chocolat, Cath Kidson and a ton of other brands. It feels so upmarket going in there but the staff are quite polite and friendly even though I don't stop on their floor. I always head to the back and down the stairs to the bookshop which sells magazines, anime, films,cds and cute goods. I usually get my 'Junon' and 'what's on' here as they also have a stamp scheme for a discount and i spend enough to actually get one.

I usually just go in once a month as its expensive to get magazines etc and i am always tempted by various goods and cute note pads and stickers like i am 5 years old! Today I picked up a Junon and a what's in and  *faints* the pics of Nissy are just to die for!!!! i can't wait to go home and gaze at them some more! I would do that now, but i am eating a croque monsieur at Starbucks in notting hill and i don't want grease to get on everything . Cheese always drips when i eat :/

i also picked up some cute writing paper and stickers!

I then moved onto the Japan Centre (it has a website, go look!) and i usually get a magazine here if they are sold out at the Mitzukoshi book store. We really need a Book Off in London as japanese culture is so popular. They would do really good business i am sure!! anyway - i picked up some Ramyeon, macha powder (for making green tea icecream! woot), some tohato pea crips which i ADORE - i don't eat crisps anymore, but there aren't really crisps.. more of a pea snack... right? They do make me a bit gassy, so I won't eat them before church :P. I also got some panda snacks and a pear juice drink which is another addiction of mine.

*sips chai latte slowly*

so tonight i gotta do a whole buch of things for ... something. Right? Not all the replies are in just yet... so I'll give it until the end of the day before i set things up properly but if no one else replies.... thats that. I think in the end we all have to be decisive... or else all momentum is lost. And i'd hate for that to happen!

so, thats it for my sunday rambling... time to watch another drama episode... r maybe get some work done... aish i can never decide!!!
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I started writing a story about a month ago, a small scene that sprung to mind like the start of a movie that I knew was the beginning of a very interesting story. It lingered for a bit, changed a few times like it too wasn't sure what it wanted to be yet. I knew it was a thriller, but there was more to it than that. At first I tried using some Korean actors I like, but they just didn't fit - miscast in this little drama. Its not an unusual situation for this to happen - so I let it be for a while, playing with AAA in my head until it all clicked into place.

and oh boy has it clicked into place - on Tuesday morning I was supposed to go to a talk that the company i work for puts on to tell us about upcoming projects. I never made it - I had to dash into work almost literally to get the basic ideas of the story written down - i was so excited!!!!

I wrote a scene at lunch today that also sprung to mind and I was writing some last night too.  I will be finishing the Hidaka scene soon.

I do have a problem though...

I want to share it but i don't want to have anyone take the idea either :( Its always such a  dilemma. I'm not yet sure that half way through it will turn into something i'll want to edit and carve into shape to submit anywhere .

any suggestions anyone?
saharial: Hidaka (Default)
"If i seriously want to give a message to people then i have to challenge my limits. I crossed them. The message won't reach if i don't " - Nissy

Watching him filming the scene in th church carpark when he is praying in the rain. Its winter and he is shivering but still manages to smile and wave at the camera. He then makes me laugh when he imitates 'Miss Scorpion' and makes a silly face and voice.

The film is better the second time around, at 4 hours long its a lot to take in at once but really i totally adore the Yu and Yoko love story. I particulalry like the scene at the beach before the heavies from zero church show up and they are just sitting on the sand together.

Seeing how Nissy acts on stage, in photoshoots and variety shows clearly highlights how good an actor he is in the role of 'Yu' in 'Love Exposure'. His expressions are just perfect, particulalry when he sees Yoko walk into the classroom, and then later when Koike shows up. His ability to just go insane and scream and fight and look as though he is going crazy, i wonder where this comes from, and wht he had to tap into to get to that. Watching the film, I really believe he is Yu.

I'm definitely keen to see more of his acting once the subtitles are done for 'tumbling'  and 'ghost world'
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I think i will always be extra fond of this film as this was the firts film i saw Nissy in and in turn led me AAA and the dreamwidth fandom here and on facebook. I had never heard of AAA before this film! I picked the film up at the film festival last summer (2010) based on a recommendadtion of the guy at the stall - so it was all quite random really.

I'm re-watching this now - mostly because my folks are out and its not really a film for parantalviewing. Last time i watched it in my room prayin' my mom wouldn't walk in during ..well.. most of it actually, but i am sure anyone who has seen the film knows which scenes i mean hehee.

I'm still half way through but anyway - i am watching the extras right now (which i hadn't done before) to see the behind the scenes of Nissy at work.

He is SO darned dedicated. there is a scene where he breaks a car window with bis elbow. Holy Wow does he really put some strength into it even though the glass doesn't break and its only when it REALLY hurts that actually stops. He also is talking in the van about how he injured his leg (cue a cut to him being piggy backed away at top speed injured) and how at the hospital they told him he shouldn't run cos he might snap his tendons as its cold and he hasnt had enough sleep.. he said he told them "shut Up" and then laughed.

"This story convinced me that love can do anything in this world" - Nissy

He really likes this kind of story he says but  my own main thought is that its actually a very bold and gutsy film to say you will do. it has so many elements that can 'shock' an audience as much as delight them. as a new AAA fan i have no idea what their image is supposed to be, normal or squeaky clean, nor do i know much about his own image with fans. Whatever it is, I am impressed with his choice of film and without doubt the level of acting skill he has.
saharial: Hidaka (pic#)
Sitting in the livingroom and watching Indiana Jones, its nice to be home. My luggage, which was on a longer holiday than i was thanks to Delta, arrived back and i was able to retrive all my AAA goodies (magazines) all nicely undamaged. I am having to disassemble magazines, simply because i don't have the room to store them all. I am doing this carefully with a pen knife and just need to get a presentation folder with wider pockets as the magazines are bigger than UK ones.

such lovely pics too... i will need to scan ;)
saharial: Hidaka (Shinjiro text)
after having got lost in a decidedly dodgy area of Vancouver I jumped on the bus to Stanley Park and then jumped off when i hit Howe street. Yup, you guessed it, i found myself in BookOff again. With the sale done i wasn't too hopeful of finding any AAA stuff, but just before i left i knocked against the sale section that in my half hour of browsing i managed to miss O_O. Lo and behold... 4 AAA CD singles!!!!!! 3 new and one second hand!! i was like wahhhhhh and spent the last of my money on them! They were only CA$2 each as well!!

*celebrates*

the new ones are:

'Dragonfire' CD + DVD
'Kirei na Sora' CD + DVD
'Hallelujah' CD + DVD

second hand:

Music/Zero (Jacket C version)

I feel like i have a good start on my AAA collection now!
saharial: Hidaka (Nissy blue star)


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went back to bookoff and picked up soem magazines: junon decemebr 2006, feb 2007 and Japan Flix 2009 vol 5 which all had lots of lovely Nissy pics and the mags cos me only CA$2 each! i also found a AAA-Around which i have already, but picked it up in case any other fan needs one and i alos pounced on a Hot Chilli Paper which has an iljimae special with BOTH iljimaes in it, so i was awesomely happy hehe.

I'll scn in the pics in januray for the communtiy hen i get home and cn disassemble my magazines a bit better!
 



saharial: Hidaka (Shinjiro blue text)
I'm on holiday at the moment and am now in Canaa, Vancouver to be precise. I spent a little bit of time catching up on the AAA dreamwidth community postings which were wonderfully numerous so its great they are busy! While i was out shopping for lunch in the Japan centre on Robson the other day, i just couldn't resist asking where i could get japanese music CDs and the very nice guy at the countre`called Hide pointed me in the direction of a secondhand bookshop which i shall be going to investigate on Friday. i have no idea if i will have any luck at all, but its a bit of an easier trip than out to the big mall on the sky train.

wish me luck!

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