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JFF – ReLIFE

If I had to pinpoint one of the turning points of my life, high school, and the final year in particular, would definitely be one. It’s when you decide which university courses you want to apply for, it’s when you … Continue reading

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JFF – 二重生活 (Double Life)

If Radin! was the French movie I saw this year that called out to me, 二重生活 would be the Japanese equivalent. As soon as I read the synopsis, I decided that this was a movie I definitely had to see at the … Continue reading

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JFF – サバイバルファミリ (Survival Family)

The first movie we saw for this year’s Japanese Film Festival was サバイバルファミリ. It’s set in Tokyo, and starts with a typical modern family: a workaholic father, housewife, and two kids addicted to their smartphones. The kids don’t seem to have … Continue reading

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Hokusai at the NGV

I got an email from my alma mater saying there was a reunion for the former Japanese students at the Hokusai exhibit that’s currently at the National Gallery of Victoria. redbeanpork said he wanted to see it, and the tickets … Continue reading

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MIFF 2017 – Tokyo Idols

There wasn’t anything at the venue to take a photo of, and I got electronic tickets rather than paper ones, so… this will have to do. MrFodder and I went to see Toyko Idols as part of the Melbourne International Film … Continue reading

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Tastes of Japan Ice-Cream Truck

Finally, Facebook served an ad for something that I’m actually interested in and able to go to – the Tastes of Japan ice cream truck. It was at the St. Kilda foreshore, and it was such a warm day today, … Continue reading

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My Pot Arrived!

Nothing really much to report, other than the fact that the bowl I made while in Kyoto has arrived! You can see my ugly handwriting on the bottom: I feel like an artist now. So if a Universal Basic Income … Continue reading

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