your loving, vincent


Sun Over Walled Wheat Field

Loving Vincent (2017), (see the trailer here), is the world’s first fully painted feature film. More than 100 painters painted each of the 65.000 film frames in oil paints. I went to see it yesterday in Roppongi and I can still remember every detail of its frames. It was truly a feast for the eyes.

I have always been a fan of Vincent Van Gogh, not his masterpiece Starry Night or his Cafe at Night, but his simple but menacing Sun Over Walled Wheat Field. Though I must admit that they’re great pieces. I went to see Gogh exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum last month and well, seeing real art pieces close-up is a “different” experience. I know I might sound pretentious now but you have to see the real things to be able to fully grasp its significance. And the Sun Over Walled Wheat Field was the one that is 残ってる (be remained, be left) in me.

From the story point of view, I don’t think the movie had a great plot. It was just okay for me. But the art was mesmerizing and I would not mind to watch it again the second time (I would definitely go again if I hadn’t gone to the cinema twice already this week). The ending song was so touching I couldn’t keep my eyes dry 😦



Internship in Japan

Oh, hi.

Two posts in a week, huh? I guess I’ve been quite free lately ;p

Well, that’s actually not the case.

I have been doing an internship in IBM Japan since this year’s September, and I am gonna finish next year’s February. It’s quite interesting, so I thought I’ll share my experience of applying and well, doing an internship in a company in Japan. I only applied to IBM Japan so this information might only apply to this particular company. Continue reading

Orange shoes on Sunday afternoon.

Since I lived in Japan, I changed. A lot. I am now one of those people who like to spend weekends in the coffee shop. I used to think that those people who don’t mind spend 5 bucks on black coffee without sugar, or americano with brown sugar, are douche. But that’s exactly how I enjoy my coffee now (so sue me!).

Ten years ago, Mean Girls was still one of my favorite movies. Now I am thinking what was it with me and rom-com movies, that time? Five years ago, Me Before You would make me fall head over heels, fangirling to the sexy William Traynor. But, I didn’t see the movie until last week (and that was because a friend crazily recommended me that movie and she said how come I hadn’t watched it). Well, it was nice and made me cry. But that’s it. Nice. And made me cry. It’s no Dead Poets Society. 

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to disembarrass: unusual, infrequent, obscure verb

Last semester I took Lexical Semantics class, taught by a (superb) professor from University of Cambridge. It was an interesting class-I’d say, not like any other classes I’ve ever taken. I didn’t work on homework and others since I didn’t take the class with credit, but I worked on the final report. One of the questions in the assignment is “Try to find the most unusual verb starting with “dis-“. Maybe infrequent or obscure? What is the meaning of this verb?

Don’t you think it’s an interesting question?

I chose the verb to disembarrass.  Continue reading