Hanazakari no Kimitachi e

Hana Kimi SP is out.

Though the series was a little exaggerating. The series never fails to make me laugh (really hard!). All those guys were skinny hotties. The “battle royale” scenes was really hilarious. My stomach and heart were attacked. (ano ba yan ang hirap mag-english!?)

Story and entertainment wise, this version was far better. The story may seem unrealistic but each episodes tells something. It was not a story about poverty but still makes you dream and hope about life. Something to do about friendship and pure happiness. It also has the tendency to make you forget and realize something.

It’s just sad that it has now officially ended. They officially graduated. But,I would want to watch the whole series again.

Congratulations, Ohsaka Gakuen!

Kudos to this series
(p.s. also to Nodame, what i love with most romance genre jdoramas is that they are not focusing much on a certain couple. Should I say that they make all characters have parts or make me,as a fan, feel that the series is not all about two people but also all about the characters in that series.)

p.s.s. it’s really hard to find HYD movie final!

 

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Chinese Cinderella: the unwanted daughter

(as published first at my Multiply account)

The book is not a Fairy Tale. It revolves on the author’s childhood. A biography. Unlike the Disney Cinderella, who was well-loved by her father, Chinese Cinderella depicted mostly about the hardships she encountered while living in a house that treats her as a Bad luck. Why? Her mother died because of the birth complications. she’s the youngest and a she. After that, her father married again. The Cinderella-like stepmother and the I-don’t-care father added to her burden. Thankfully, there still remains in that house, people she one can turn to.

The story generally tells about a classic Chinese family with an unwanted daughter (just like Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck). When one of the family head dies, the head couple crumble making the left partner just a member. let’s say the grandparents are the heads, when the grandma dies, the grandpa is automatically demoted and hands his responsibilities to the first son and his wife. The first son is the breadwinner and his wife is the housekeeper. They then now get to control the house. There words are now rules and no one can interfere even the living grandpa.

The book was interesting (as I am despite the chinese blood) if you are still new to Chinese stories and if you’re willing to know more about it. There were notes about foot binding and Chinese alphabet (Chinese language is an ART.), and the general scenarios living in the 50’s China (what’s a rickshaw?). There was also an excerption from what I would think the original Cinderella, (knowing chinese books were printed first than the westerners..hehe) Ye Xian.

The good point in the book was when she moves ahead on the hardships and finally got the chance to be noticed by his father. And that was through her perseverance to create achievements, the recognition and acceptance did not came far long.

I haven’t read the prequel Falling Leaves, but I am looking forward to it.

 

for one more day, with whom?

this’ the latest novel i’ve read..

the book was not as good as tuesdays but it made me cry a bit..
it tells the stories of childhood, of failures, of regrets, of love, and like most of albom’s plot, of realizations..

i hope to have one day with one man.. i still have regrets that i wasn’t with him when that happened..

anyway, i was confused upon who’s point of view was the book was.. but still, i love his/ her mother.. well, that was fiction..