Saturday, November 08, 2014


Farewell, Naruto!

It was in my college years that I have started watching Naruto, as it was aired in a TV channel here in our country. It was kind of childish, yeah, to watch anime, but still, because of the different lessons that I have gained in this anime series, I defied all stereotypes and continued watching. I remember that the first episode that I saw was from Naruto Shippuden, the second installment to the series, and it's kinda difficult to understand at first because it's highly related to the first installment.

Curious of what has happened before Shippuden, I read the manga, and what seemed to be a "curiosity" continuously transformed to a liking, and my reading continued - week per week, a new chapter was being released, bringing additional excitement with every chapter they have released. That additional excitement is now going to stop. Maybe for now, or maybe forever.

Naruto has just ended. With its 700th chapter, the anime ended, and the story of what seemed to be a foolish boy ended with him being what is the complete opposite - a responsible, upright man who has exceeded expectations and has upheld to what he believes is the most important - friendship, and most especially, family.

For almost 5 years, he has shown me that a loner can actually break the bonds of solitude and reach out, that a person, though he has a shady past, can still shine in the end, that a person, no matter how sad his life is (Naruto lost both his parents in an attempt to save the village), he can still be a beacon of joy to others. For five years, he has led me to a realization that I, being the "Naruto" of my own life story, can be strong and hold on towards reaching my goal.

And yes, in the end, I have to let go. Naruto may have left us, but still, the lessons that we learned are the ones left - lessons worth treasuring forever.

Farewell, Naruto,
you will always be my idol!


Saturday, May 24, 2014


Movie Review: Miracle in Cell No. 7

I don't cry when it comes to movies. There are movies that can influence my feelings, tingle my senses, and make me feel like crying, but I never have shed tears for those movies. Maybe it's because I have a heart made of stone (maybe not!), or they just can't bring that "pinch in the heart" than can make you break down and make your tears fall.

I thought it would stay like that forever.

But I was wrong.

Friday, May 09, 2014


TV Series Review: The Chaser (추적자)

Your daughter killed in a grim accident, your wife dying of depression thereafter, you being caught by looking for justice, and the culprit.. all powerful and can bend the law. What could you have done?

This is the story of Baek Hongseok, a detective of the Republic of Korea. After attending his daughter's small birthday party, he gave tickets to a star's concert for his child to attend. While having a drink with his superior and co-worker, he receives a phone call - a call which I wish he didn't have - telling him that his daughter has been involved in a car accident.

The events thereafter are quite shocking and unpredictable. A trial rigged, making the primary suspect innocent of the crime he has done, the other one, being protected by a conglomerate and her congressman husband innocent too, even making his kind and innocent daughter as a drug addict and a prostitute. Not believing in the law, Baek finds himself longing for revenge, and eventually does a thing by accident - he kills the primary suspect.

Looking for justice, he then flees from authority, and with the support of his friends, a prosecutor, a reporter, his superior, his co-worker, and a gangster, he goes to a roller coaster ride of looking for justice, being denied of it, showing how the law can provide or deny justice.

In the end, the question is, will he find what he is looking for?

Monday, March 31, 2014


Korean Writing Exercises - Part 1

Good day, my dear readers! It has been so long since I have written something about Korea here, and that's because of my busy schedule upon entering school again. However, it's our vacation these coming two months, and your writer is here to give you a bit of what Korea can offer!

Before you start this writing exercise, be sure to read this post on how to Learn Korean in less than 15 minutes. This article can help you read and write Korean, for less than a day, and if given much concentration and dedication, for just less than fifteen minutes. Just remember that learning Korean is not that hard, you just have to give your time and your patience, for learning a new language might just be piece of cake!

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Definitely Japan. Definitely Kojie.san

I can still remember when I watched the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha", which features a poor girl who later on grew up to be one of the most celebrated and beautiful geisha in Ancient Japan. Who would miss that pristine face, a face that (again) might have launched a thousand ships? With an angelic face like the one below, boy, who wouldn't fall in love with that woman?

Beautiful, isn't she? 

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