Thursday, November 22, 2012

Japanese Film Festival!!!

So yesterday was the screening of Rurouni Kenshin at the 16th Sydney Japanese film festival. R0lan from the Warping Penguin, her sister and friends

Funny story.
As I got on the train at Mulgrave and found my way to my seat I overheard a gentleman saying to another how he was going to sing some Chinese songs on YouTube and his favourite artist was the majestic Jolin Tsai. I just was fascinated by his interest in Chinese music and his passion toward the invisible language barrier. He was saying that although he did not understand the songs the artists were able to produce sounds where their emotions were felt through the songs and that really makes me happy.
After he got off of the train I also had an interesting conversation with a gentleman and he was talking about the quirkiness of people and the way that people can be wuite unpredictable in the world~ As well as asking about what I'd been doing~ Such a lovely person, Thank-you for talking with me Stephen ^o^

I love having conversations with people on trains, it really makes society seem more approachable~

 All excited and ready!!
Soo... I got off at Central station and headed straight to Daiso~ It's so beautiful and I'm a sucker for $2.80 everything! Seriously. I got into the stationery section and my eyes just widened *A* STATIONERYYYY!!
And then, they were just taunting me. They played Alice Nine's Niji No Yuki on the overhead speakers. Oh my gosh. Yes I actually said that. And yes, the girls infront of me looked at me strangely. //hatersgonnahate//
Daiso really knows how to incite my shopping with Alice Nine.

So definitely check it out if you're in the area~ Daiso is my new love~

Dawww! So many young people crowded around to take photos of these babes!

The posters for JFF!! Haha it really got me in the mood for Rurouni Kenshin!

Even at Kinokuniya it was being advertised!

Kyary really suits teal hair!! I'd love to find a nice wig that colour >3<

AN CAFE!!! So Nurul and I met at Kinokuniya~ Whooo! To explore ~

She was given this paper flower on the train! Too cute >3< It was really well made too!

After meeting up with everyone~ It was Nurul, Adlina, Afiqah, Sam and myself as wer proceeded to look for a place to get dinner~ So helpfully Mizuya was just in the right spot!!

Our orders!

I had the Wagyu Beef Fried Rice with Omlette sushi~ It was delicious!

This guy was so awesome! He was really good at playing and even posed for photos! Thank-you ^o^

Taking photos of our tickets!! We were so excited haha!

Once we got our drinks we were informed that the movie would be delayed half an hour because of technical difficulties so we all went for a wander to get out of the stuffieness of the Even Cinema lobby~ Seriously all of those people gathered there, it was so hot! And what better way to wander than CAKE! Afiqah and I fangirled about Antique Bakery here *A* the Bishounenss

Another blurry photo of the Kenshin Guitarist!!

We were soo excited for the film!! It really was so good!

The line into the theater was so long, of course it made sense seeing as though the screening was FULLY BOOKED OUT! The second screening was too!

All in all the film was AMAZING. I really really loved it. Maybe i'm going through film withdrwal, seeing as though the last movie I saw in cinemas was 'The King's Speech" but I was really pleased with the production quality of the film. I felt that regardless, i you could pick any frame of the film, in itself it would be a masterpiece, so the camera shots were just so well directed and edited together. Sato Takeru was PERFECT for Kenshin, down to the small nuances he really hit the character on the spot. I did feel that characterisation felt a little rushed, but I guess that it's inevitable in a film, especially an adaptation~ I really loved the score, although at some parts it seemed a little over bearing, most of the time it really created the suspense that the film needed and with that I really really recommend the film to anyone, whether you're an anime/manga/Japanese film fan or not I really think that the notion behind the film is universal and the plot is coherent.

My eyes all smudged after the film~ I got SUPER emotional, I think I freaked Nurul out with the waterfall of emotions erupting from my eyes ;o;

12:36 in the morning at Parramatta~ and I had to get off at Blacktown to get driven home. No more trains to Richmond way x.x

The lonely platform at Blacktown~ From there I met up with dad and I drove home~
All in all it was a great day/night out and it was awesome not just seeing the film but also hanging out with Nurul, Adlina, Afiqah and Sam! Thank-you!

All for now~

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