I’m writing this immediately after I finished watching Always, because that’s how good it was. My nose is still stuffy and my eyes are still sore from crying so much. It’s also almost 1 AM.
Synopsis: During his shift at his job as a parking lot attendant, Cheol Min is visited by Jung Hwa, a woman who is blind. She was friends with the former parking lot attendant. Cheol Min and Jung Hwa develop a friendship, which turns into something more.
So much happens in this movie and I really cannot spoil too much. This is a romance movie and they do become a couple. That’s the focus of the first part of the film. They are in a serious relationship and they intend to have children together.
In the second half of the film, Cheol Min and Jung Hwa’s happy life together is disrupted. Sad events ensue, and that’s when the ugly crying happens. The film has a happy ending, which I had to make sure before I even watched it. I can’t spoil what happens, so you’ll just have to watch it.
I loved this film because one, it evoked such a strong reaction out of me. Two, because I really enjoyed watching the daily life of the two together, and the simplicity of it. Three, because of how strong their love is. I think it’s inspiring to watch a story of a couple that have such an unbreakable bond. The film was really good at producing motifs and stories that only the two of them would know.
The only major thing I would have liked to be different is that I wish they gave us some more scenes in the end. I know, I’m greedy.
You guys seemed to like my blog post, My Love for One Piece. That’s why I decided to do a blog post on my love for anime.
Manga & Light Novels
I mostly read manga online (oops). I also own a Durarara!! light novel, Shonen Jump & Shojo Beat magazines, and other anime-related books.
Going to Conventions (and Cosplaying)
Buying Stuff from Conventions
Incorporating Anime in My Everyday Style
I wear anime jewelry, decorate bags and other things with anime, and wear anime clothing.
I also have a Code Geass poster, One Piece and Vampire Knight BL posters. 😉
Eating Food Because it was Shown in an Anime
I can feel my brother judging me for this…
Watching Anime (duh)
My favourite series are One Piece and Death Note. I also love Kaiji, Inuyashiki and Attack on Titan.
Listening to Music from Anime
My favourite opening is Unravel (Tokyo Ghoul) and my ringtone is The World (Death Note). I’ve been listening to My Hero (Inuyashiki) and Chase the Light! (Kaiji season 2) today.
Once again I want to emphasize that these are my ways of showing my love and appreciation for anime. Everyone is different, but I hope that it’s clear that I love anime. Hahaha.
This post was inspired by Fed’s blog post on his love for Final Fantasy XIV.
Laboon/Nami/Buggy the Clown and transponder snail
The Brook wall art was taken at Ki Tea House Cafe, and the devil fruit cake was made by a cake vendor at Anime Revolution.
Fan & Autograph
The fan was a gift from a friend. Kappei Yamaguchi, the seiyuu of Usopp, signed my fan and wrote ‘Usopp’ under his signature! I waited two hours in total, and it was worth it.
Posters & Plush
The Chopper plush was a birthday gift. I have several One Piece posters.
This Zoro painting was a birthday gift, painted by a friend.
I bought takoyaki after watching the Straw Hats eat takoyaki made by Hatchan.
Straw Hat & Cosplay
Luffy’s straw hat was a Christmas gift from a friend.
Sanji calls Zoro ‘marimo.’
I got Luffy.
Chopper/Luffy t-shirts from Uniqlo
These were graduation gifts from friends.
Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think owning stuff makes you a “bigger” fan at all. I don’t own a ton of One Piece things but I do own quite a lot of anime things in general. I like to own anime stuff because it makes me happy. I like to see things that I like around me.
To me, being a fan of something or someone just means that you really like it. You don’t have to own merchandise, and you don’t have to know everything about the show. A word of advice: Don’t call someone a “fake fan” because that’s really rude. 🙂 Maybe you are quick to assume their love for the show, and that kind of elitism is toxic. 🙂
Nankai Renai is a song by GUMI, one of my favourite vocaloids. The song is about a difficult love. This was my first time expressing more sad expressions in cosplay.
I really love this cosplay. Of course, I worked with a team.
Photo credit: @zetsunai
None of these photos are edited. I attended cosplayers Hana and Baozi’s panel on posing for cosplay the other week and they said that research is very important. Research on finding a suitable location to shoot and also expressing what the character feels in the source material. Time of day to shoot is also important, in which they recommended cosplaying in the evening.
That’s why I chose a dock as the location during a time that was not hot. I tried to replicate some of the poses from the music video, and the photographer was great with directing the shots.
The shots wouldn’t look nearly as good if it weren’t for my makeup artist! So I am very, very thankful to my team, and also to my readers for supporting me in my cosplay hobby! ^_^
Me in China
Listening to: Jay Chou 周杰倫 – Retreat 退後
Ting Mama De Hua/ Listen to Mother’s Words is a popular song by famous mandopop artist Jay Chou.
Unfortunately I did not finish this on time for Mother’s Day (a couple of hours past) but these are important lyrics that people should follow every day.
P.S. I drew watermelons because my mom and I are going to eat the fruit tomorrow.
The middle photo shows my earmuffs.
Missing from the photo: Tony Tony Chopper plush. I haven’t taken it out of the packaging yet because it’s too cute. ><
See the rest of my Rilakkuma collection here. [INCOMPLETE]
Maybe I will post a photo of anime stuff next time, like my manga, games, posters, figurines, stuffies, cosplay stuff, pins, and others.