Thursday, May 17, 2012

Japan - a story of love and hate

If you have an hour to spare I would really recommend watching this BBC documentary of the life of one man living in rural Japan, suffering the effects of  the 'bubble burst' of the early 90's. It gives an incredible insight into such a closed door society and those who live in poverty. While it does not represent everyone in Japan, it is a unique and heart wrenching story filled with interesting characters, humour,  brutal honesty and some sad truths about the current state of Japan. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Blossom hunting

We drove up the mountain to find the last of the blossom trees to sit under, and watched the petals fall.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cheeky dance moves

One of my not so guilty pleasures is watching songs from Indian movies of the 60's and 70's. They're the perfect amount of cheesiness, cheekiness and romance. The boys and the girls never kiss, the dance moves are ridiculous and the fashion is so so good! Dhadkan Har Dil Ki is a perfect example and the good news is there's an abundance floating around on YouTube.