Nell’s official site is beautiful!
Creepy but also very beautiful! NELL is always amazing!
I’m so excited for this!
"Newton’s Apple" tracklist (eng):
- 타인의 기억 (Memories of a Stranger)
- 침묵의 역사 (History of Silence)
- 지구가 태양을 네 번 (Four Times The Earth The Sun)
- Grey Zone
- Newton’s Apple
- 환생의 밤 (Night of Rebirth)
- 소멸탈출 (Escape from Extinction)
- Dear Genovese
Cr.: kor. translation by soompi
“ When you live, you lose things. It’s a fact of life. So it’s natural for everyone to have nostalgia. ”
Hayao Miyazaki (via fluffywhiteclouds)
I bought this years ago from a local store but my mom threw it away when I was at school. They no longer sell it. Hopefully one day I will be able to find another one.
MIN HYUK + YOO JUNG - The End [Secret - Episode 16]
This was the BEST ENDING EVER!!!!!!! *O* omg we had an HAPPY ENDING!!! <3333 The kiss, the stares, the smiles: PERFECT SCENE <3333 awwwww they are SO ADORABLE *_________* I already miss these two!!!! Secret was the best drama of the year, amazing from the beginning ‘til the very end :))) THANK YOU so much!
They were very cute! Just what the audience was looking for! It was sexy in a way but also very cute.
Steven, an example of how Children memorize and chant TV Jingles.
Saw this for the first time the other day and just fell in love with it!
MIN HYUK + YOO JUNG - [Secret - Episode 15]
Min Hyuk was very sweet and they were finally able to be together without anyone to bother them but I knew where this was leading to. Yoo Jeong you said you wouldn’t leave until he told you to but you still left him. Wae? I will just have to wait until tomorrow to see what happens.
It’s no secret that I’m a massive Studio Ghibli fan (with a serious obsession with Totoro). So when we planned our honeymoon to Japan in September, one of the first things we secured was our tickets to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo.
We caught the JR line from Shinjuku to Mitaka. At this point, you can either catch us bus to the museum or talk a 15 minute walk, dotted with little Totoro directional signs every 100 metres.
As we entered the entrance gates to the museum, giant green trees bowed over us to block out the hustle and bustle of the city outside and we were instantly transported into a world that could only have been imagined by Hayao Miyazaki and his unparalleled ability to create the most whimsical images.
The line to enter the museum was extra long on this day as the museum was closed for several days due to a nasty typhoon that hit Tokyo just before we arrived. As we waited in the queue for the museum to open for the day, we started to notice all of the carefully placed little details which Miyazaki is renowned for, amongst the squeels of “Jiburi!” and “To-to-ro!” from the equally excited people in the line.
We were greeted by Totoro in his ticket booth and the walls, paths, signs and manhole covers were sprinkled with soot sprites, Totoros, owls and other little Ghibli creatures.
Unfortunately, photography was prohibited inside the museum. Big, big, big bummer. We knew this in advance, but still, boo. The only other disappointment was discovering that only children under the age of 12 were allowed to play in the life-sized, plush catbus. Boo.
The museum building itself reminded me of Gaudi’s Casa Battlo in Barcelona in that the greatest amount of thought went into every little bespoke detail, from the door handles to the stair banisters to the light switches. Beautiful stained glassed windows depicted scenes from Ghibli movies. The building was a work of art in itself but the beautiful exhibits inside were something else. The exhibits themselves created a feeling that you were in the studio. The walls were lined with primitive but amazing sketches, story boards, botanical encyclopedias to inspire the artists and more.
We got to watch a very short film in the screening room which was made just for the museum. As always, it made my heart sing, as only Ghibli films can. There was even an entire section dedicated to the movie making process. Our entrance tickets were film cells and we were able to put them in projectors, which we wound to view what was on our ticket.
If you’re planning a trip to museum and cannot read/speak Japanese, prepare yourself for the fact that you won’t be able to read or understand anything at all. But I suppose that’s the magic of Ghibli; everything is so visually beautiful and emotive that all you need to do is feel.
I may have gone slightly beserk in the gift shop, named Mamma Aiuto! from Porco Rosso. It wasn’t your typical tacky gift shop. There were beautiful linens, art prints and china….as well all the things you’d expect, like plush toys!
The exit was via a grand, spiral staircase which was covered in vines and bathed in sunlight. The staircase led us to the roof top garden where the towering robot from Laputa: Castle in the Sky stood like big, gentle guardian over the museum.
On the way out, we stopped in the cafe for a Ghibli craft beer and a strange little hot dog. I wish I drank coffee because the milk foam art was exquisite!
Fuck Disneyland. THIS is the happiest place on earth.
I can’t wait to go there one day!!!