fp: outing to shinjuku

Keluar rumah pkl 10:45 dari Ishikawadai eki ke Gotanda dan seterusnya ke Shinjuku. Dah lama tak makan roti nan & kari, tu yg teringat nak pi makan kat Karachi. Sampai Shinjuku pkl 1130, machiawase dengan Kanae-san (kwn mama sejak undergraduate and pernah dtg masa wedding kami di Perlis) dan terus ke Karachi. Makan nan, kari (ayam, daging, sayur), ayam tandori, salad, kentang berempah. Minum lassi, chai (teh susu), pudding keledek dan sup tomato. Kenyang jugak la sbb boleh makan sebyk boleh dengan 1000 yen. (takde gambar sbb busy makan…hahahah) Then pergi ke Wald Cinema, beli ticket untuk cerita Always Sanchōme no Yūhi Zokuhen untuk pkl 1555. !500 untuk papa n mama selepas dpt student discount (biasa 1800 yen) dan 1000 untuk kanak2. So semuanya 5000 yen (bygkan kalau kat Malaysia rm 150 untuk tgk wayang je…heheh…but kalau ikut cost living kat sini dlm rm 50 la. Selepas tu untuk menghabiskan masa kami semua pergi ke Junkudo (kedai buku yg lagi best dari Kinokuniya). Alya dan Zakwan sibuk mencari buku dan sambil2 tu dpt baca few books di kerusi yg disediakan. Sbb masa takde, so tak sempat nak beli air sambil baca buku. Kalaula ada modal… mmg nak buat kedai buku mcm ni di KL or Bangi. Pembeli boleh baca buku apa yg berkenan sambil minum2 di tempat yg disediakan. Kami beli buku fotografi, magic guna teori sains, Majou no takyubin untuk Alya dan Karuta Anpanman untuk Zakwan. Walaupun hari Ahad, ramai org yg dtg ke kedai buku untuk beli buku dgn anak2 tak mcm kedai buku di Malaysia. Mungkin sbb harga buku di sini murah kalau ikut cost living di sini dan pilihan buku pun agak byk. Selepas tu, on the way ke Wald Cinema, kami terjumpa kedai dango (pulut yg dihancurkan dan diletakkan pada lidi) dan beli beberapa jenis dango. Dapatlah minum petang sblm masuk ke panggung. Beli air dan pop corn. Always…..mmg best…sblm ni tgk episod sblmnya di tv dan terus nak tgk episod seterusnya. Zakwan sempatla tidur lebih kurang 30 mins…hehehe. Mmg puas hatilah tgk cerita ni dan Alya tgk dari mula sampai habis. Bila tanya, katanya dia faham…mungkin betul kot. Siap ada yg nangis ish ish. Then sblm masuk ke Shinjuku eki sempat tangkap gambar sbb dah mula ilumination for Xmas. Beli shu kurimu (Cream puff) untuk Zarul yg tinggal di rumah sbb demam. Walaupun selalu jln ke Shibuya, sekali sekala ke Shinjuku pun seronok gak.

Always Sanchōme no Yūhi

Always: Sunset on Third Street (ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日, Always san-chōme no yūhi?) is a 2005 film co-written and directed by the Japanese filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki, based on Ryōhei Saigan’s long-running manga Sanchōme no Yūhi.

The film is set in a nostalgic re-creation of 1958 Tokyo, during the construction of Tokyo Tower, and follows the lives of people living in a small street. The film shows the memories and hopes of the local residents as the economy recovers from the war and families acquire modern electric goods for the first time.

The film ranked 15th at the Japanese box office in 2005 [1], and won 12 prizes at the 2006 Japanese Academy Awards, including the awards for Best Film, Director, Actor and Screenplay.

The cast includes Maki Horikita (Mutsuko Hoshino, the apprentice), Hidetaka Yoshioka (Ryunosuke Chagawa, the writer), Shinichi Tsutsumi (Norifumi Suzuki, the mechanic), Koyuki (Hiromi Ishizaki, sake bar owner), Hiroko Yakushimaru (Tomoe Suzuki, the mechanic’s wife), Kazuki Koshimizu (Ippei Suzuki, the mechanic’s son) and Kenta Suga (Junnosuke Furuyuki, the abandoned boy).

A sequel, Always Zoku Sanchōme no Yūhi, is scheduled to be released in Japan in November 2007.

Plot summary (Episod pertama, untuk episod kedua belum update)

The plot takes place in a small community in post-war Tokyo, and follows the interweaving story threads of a number of the community’s residents over the course of a single year as Tokyo Tower is being built.

Norifumi Suzuki, consistently called “Suzuki Auto” by several of the other characters, runs a small auto repair shop, where he lives with his wife Tomoe and son Ippei. Mutsuko Hoshino, a young girl from Aomori prefecture, comes to live with them as well and to work as Suzuki’s apprentice, having applied for the position as a one-year work opportunity. Though Mutsuko is initially shocked and upset at finding Suzuki Auto to be nothing like her expectations – a small auto repair shop where she’s expected to do manual labor rather than a large company where she would be doing white-collar clerical work – she soon comes to enjoy her new life. Consistently called “Roku” (an alternate reading of the character for “Mutsu”) by the Suzukis, she quickly becomes like a member of the family. Later in the film, she is given train tickets back to Aomori for Christmas, and reveals that she does not want to go back and does not believe that anyone in Aomori wants her back; Tomoe reveals to her the letters she has been receiving from Mutsuko’s mother and keeping secret in accordance with the mother’s wishes. In the end, Mutsuko returns to Aomori excited to be seeing her family again, and happily waving to the Suzukis, who she thanks for a great year.

Ryūnosuke Chagawa is a novelist who lives across the street from the Suzukis and runs a small toy and candy shop out of his house. He writes a series of serial novels called “Shōnen Bōken-dan” (or “The Young Boys Adventure Club”). He bears a romantic interest in Hiromi Ishizaki, who runs a nearby bar. Early in the film, she convinces Chagawa, who she calls Sensei, to take in a boy named Junnosuke who has been abandoned by his parents. Though at first Chagawa is quite cold to the boy, and doesn’t really know how to be a proper parent to him, over the course of the film they grow quite close. Junnosuke is a big fan of Shōnen Bōken-dan and ends up having one of his own stories published in the serial.

The relationship between Hiromi and Chagawa develops over the course of the film, as Hiromi suggests that she could move in and help raise Junnosuke. He eventually proposes to her, albeit with an empty box as he cannot yet afford a ring. She disappears the following day, seemingly gone from the neighborhood, and thus from Chagawa’s life, forever. After a failed attempt on the part of Ippei and Junnosuke to find Junnosuke’s real mother, his father, a wealthy businessman, appears to reclaim him as the heir to his business empire. Chagawa sends the boy off, thinking him to be much better off in a wealthy house with his real father. Chagawa, after all, is quite poor, and doesn’t consider himself a good parent; he feels particularly lost in this matter without Hiromi. Junnosuke escapes, however, and returns to Chagawa, insisting, despite the writer’s violent protests, that he would much rather stay with him.

The film is also filled with light-hearted moments which evoke a sense of romanticized nostalgia for 1950s Tokyo, a sub-genre or aesthetic which is quite popular in recent years in Japanese media[citation needed]. Though the Suzuki auto shop is quite small, the family earns enough money to obtain a modern electric refrigerator, and a black-and-white television, which is first switched on in front of the entire community, which has gathered in and around the house. Despite the serious and dark elements of the plot lines, and the overall difficulties of the characters’ lives, episodes such as these give a feeling of the nostalgic idea of life in an easier time, a post-war Japanese “good old days”.

From WIKI

Harap zarul cepat sihat…nanti boleh bersuka di karuizawa.. Mon 19-Nov-2007 01:48
Posted by:ainizakri ainizakri@yahoo.com – [Link]
IP: 60.39.140.96

yg susahnya nak bagi makan ubat…sikit2 “iyada”…tgk ramalan cuaca cerah weekend ni n sejuk sikit compare tokyo… Mon 19-Nov-2007 02:50
Posted by:nash
IP: 131.112.80.60

aaahhhhhhhhh……jealous gile berasap tgk korang g karuizawa (gambar k.aini…) serius menyesal tak ikut !!!!!!!!!!!! maji de !! nak main yuki !! Mon 26-Nov-2007 16:48
Posted by:sam
IP: 219.101.94.80

tahun ni pun akan buat ski trip…n tgh kumpul org…kalau ramai boleh ambik 1 bas…so panggil la kwn2…jom meriahkan bas mcm tahun lepas… Tue 27-Nov-2007 02:43
Posted by:nash
IP: 131.112.80.43

halah-halah, comelnya kak zah posing. tak nampak cam mak ngan anak lak. heheheh

p/s: abang nash, saya nak ikut gie ski trip tue. ouh, lagi satu. gomen… dah lambat dah ni tak bayar-bayar lagi baju. susah bebenor nak jumpa. Fri 30-Nov-2007 05:07
Posted by:hasmawati hasmawati@iiu.edu.my
IP: 131.112.165.20

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