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Nodame Cantabile The Movie (2010)

Release Date: 11th March 2010
Language: Japanese
Rating: G
Genre: Drama
Starring: Tamaki Hiroshi, Juri Ueno, Cynthia Cheston
Directed by: Hideki Takeuchi
Local Distributor: Golden Village Pictures

Chiaki Shinichi wins a composition contest and becomes an orchestra conductor. Chiaki then goes with Frank to observe the orchestra and is astonished by their poor performance. It seems due to lack of funding the orchestra lost many of its members. Meanwhile, Nodame prepares for a graduation exam at her music school. She is happy that Chiaki has finally become a conductor and becomes even more enthusiastic when Chiaki asks her to play “Bolero” with the orchestra.


Kaiji (2010)

Release Date: 11th March 2010
Language: Japanese
Running Time: 130 mins

Rating: PG
Genre: Action
Starring: Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yuki Amami, Teruyuki Kagawa
Directed by: Toya Sato
Local Distributor: Encore Films

“Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler” is an exciting psychological thriller starring Tatsuya Fujiwara as Kaiji, man forced to enter a deadly gambling competition aboard a cruise ship, to erase a large financial debt. Based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s hit manga series which has sold over 11 million copies, Kaiji is a 26 year-old job-hopping bum who suddenly finds himself riddled in debt after a shadowy loan company informs him that he is responsible for a loan taken by his friend (who has since gone missing) and whom he casually co-signed as a loan guarantor for!

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To-do list during recess

Watch live action of Nodame since I have only watched the anime only.

Oh yeah, my chinese new year was very enjoyable!

After my reunion dinner aka lunch, and lots of tv watching, I went to chinatown with my aunt, uncle and cousin. Though it was sad to miss the fireworks[we made a detour to my grandma’s], the entire ‘squeezing’ was interesting and we bought many goodies. We even met my cousin’s bro and his friends somepart in chinatown. We went home around 3.15am.

I woke up late and my parents and I reached my grandma’s around 5pm. 4 of my cousins were still there… the rest had returned.

2nd day – went to 2 of my aunts’ houses and I played cards for a while and won back $5 – which was not bad since we only played for 50cents only. My cousin was forced to SOS her brother after a few rounds. Then my grandma and relatives came to my house and after a while, we went to have dinner. However, we had to push our plans to visit another’s house to today.

3rd day – went visiting again and then we bought my grandma to NUS’s Graduate house for lunch and some fun time. My aunt and I had to babysit my 5 yr old cousin though as he wasnt alowed into the jackpot and karaoke rooms. Thank god he brought along his card games.. otherwise the whole afternoon would be a total waste since the swimming pool/playground and whatsoever were still under renovations. There’s absolutely nothing suitable for a 5 year old. But he finally had 10mins of fun at a nearby playground outside NUS. Then we went to eat again~

After 3 days of eating…. I need to start eating less for the next few weeks I guess….

Haiz tml there’s popcorn and Percy Jackson waiting for me toooooo~