Note: This was typed on 26 December 2013 and posted 11 June 2014.
Typing this on Boxing Day.
In the past week, I’ve watched quite a number of movies on my laptop and on my friend’s laptop. Just to name all of them, I started with Best Man Holiday, then to The Hobbit, then to Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud, on to Frozen and then to Home Alone 2. And I enjoyed all the movies, especially The Hobbit and Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud for the wisdom in the lines, the revelations that accompany the growth of the protagonists. And I enjoyed Frozen so much, not just because it’s animation (I have such a soft spot for animation) but because the soundtrack was amazing and watching it during real winter in Japan, it made me feel so cozy inside, I rewatched it at least five times already! Unlike Olof (sp?), I can’t say I am looking to summer and warm weather because I can already imagine going “eeyuuukkkkk” at the rough smack of Singapore’s weather. I’ll save my ramblings on returning to Singapore when the time comes.
The scene where Martin Freeman, oops no Watson, oops no BILBO BAGGINS meets Gandalf outside the hole and there they go having this awkward conversation about the philosophical meaning of “good morning” or perhaps, just a literary discussion.
(quote) (I will find the GIF of it when my internet gets fixed.)
I enjoyed The Hobbit and I can’t wait to watch the second instalment. It makes me miss the mountains, rolling green hills and unending pastures though, it makes me want to visit Australia and New Zealand when it starts to get cold again next year.
The winter holidays has started here in Japan for me and I guess I’ve done quite a bit… sans the travelling. I had a few Christmas parties, I went and improved my skiing and went about Tokyo to look at winter illuminations which were really not worth the hype.
Haven’t got much planned for the break but I have to slot in some studying for Japanese.
Happy holidays and happy new year, friends and family.
ps. I did realize I have not posted in a long while, something substantial about my past trips to Hakone, Yokohama and random places, especially my thoughts on Festival/Tokyo 2013 will come soon, I promise… Since I should have more time to myself. And, just for the record, I am okay.