July 29, 2007

Byousoku 5cm, a chain of short stories about their distance

The speed at which cherry blossom petals fall, 5 centimeter per second. Makoto Shinkai's latest work is finally here.

Oukashou which is part 1 of this movie was released earlier and I really liked it. It tells about a connection, a love that blossomed between 2 students.

Cosmonaut, part 2, is about a girl who fell in love with her classmate, Yet that person's heart is light years away.

Byousoku 5cm, the last part, concludes the movie.

This movie hit me in an unusual way, but I could not peg if it is sadness or fear. A deep sadness because of the love that Takaki (lead char) held but could never let go. A love which the second girl could not confess. A relationship that was only there to fill the void.

I was afraid, because I could go the same way as lead character. Cold-hearted and cynical. Seemingly there but could not open his heart. I'm hoping against hope that I can avoid that path and live this life the best way I can.

July 21, 2007

Deathly Hallows

Just got my copy from National Bookstore Quezon ave. at around 715am. Was able to score the box for free :P

Initial browsing reveals that the Photo Leak a couple of days ago looks legit. So I was done reading since Thursday then...

Maybe I'll post a 'my thoughts' on book 7 and the series as a whole sometime later.

July 14, 2007

Dangwa's Flowers