November 5, 2011
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The original plan was to either write about my top 5 male voice or top 5 American Band. I couldn’t decide which one to write first…however, when Nat remind us that this November Hello Japan Mini Challenge is about top 5 of anything from Japan, I came to a decision that I will do a top 5 Japan related post. The other two top 5 will have to wait till next month.
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I know exactly what I want to write for my top 5 from Japan…it’s my favorite Japanese Dorama of all time. I know that this topic probably won’t get many comments sharing their version of top 5 as not many people watch Dorama like I do.
Dorama (ドラマ) actually comes from the word Drama. You can also call it as TV series. Some call it as Japanese Soap Opera, but I refuse to call Dorama as Soap Opera because Dorama never extend to LOOOOOONG episodes like soap opera. Unlike other Asian TV series, such as from Korea or Taiwan, Japanese Dorama rarely extends to more than 12 episodes. There are few Dorama that have more episodes but mostly only until 12 episodes. That short episode is one of the reasons I like Dorama. The other reason is the story, Dorama has wide variety of stories…not merely about love and family conflicts.
My favorites are never about love It is really difficult to choose as I like most Dorama I have seen.
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April 11, 2011
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A Hilarious All Boys Synchronize Swimming Team
My 3rd time viewing and still made me laughing so loud
I have some movies stack on my shelf but all of them are serious movies. Lately, I am in the mood of watching something funny and since I don’t have any funny new movie, I decided to rewatch Waterboys – ウォーターボーイズ (a movie by Shinobu Yaguchi).
As most Japanese high school themed movies, Waterboys is not only entertaining but also gives some moral for the young generation who watch the movie. The moral isn’t as strong as the Dorama (Japanese TV Series) but you can still feel it.
Waterboys is centered upon 5 high school students who were tricked by a beautiful new teacher to join their school’s swimming team. The school is an all boys school, but the new teacher didn’t want to teach them to be a swimmer, she wanted to teach them synchronized swimming. All the boys who wanted to be in the team because of the teacher left the team immediately…all but 5 students. Read more of this post