“Which position is the only unique position in any singular soccer team? Correct answer: The goal keeper. You’d think they’d be good since they’re the only ones using their hands, right? But actually it’s not a good thing. They’re always in the state of nervousness that someone may shoot a goal and they have to protect the goal all by themselves. So it’s lonely, and mostly difficult. And, you’re a goal keeper. I know it’s a very difficult position, stay strong!”
(Enrique Geum to Go Dokmi)
Once I coincidentally watched this movie on TV named: Courageous (2011). This movie takes four police officers as the main roles, to pictures the point of view of a husband and father. You can find and watch the movie if you want to know the details. Anyway, I found this one scene stuck in my head, as I think this is a good way to explain to all daughters how fathers feel about their daddy’s little daughters growing up and getting married someday. So, shortly the father in this video, was kind of strict to his daughter when it comes to boys, he set rules and even confront the man who wants to date his daughter. Then, he may feel a little harsh to his daughter so he takes her to dinner to explains what he really thinks about it.
“Jade I brought you here because I want to tell you how grateful I am that God gave you to me. I see my daughter becoming a beautiful young woman, and I can understand how any young man would drawn to you. But I will also want you to know that as your father I want the very best for you. One day I’ll give you a way to another man, and I want that man to love God more than anything, because if he does then he’ll love you. And I know how young men think, they wanna win your heart, but they don’t know how to treasure it. So, I’d like to make an agreement with you. Jade, if you trust me with your heart, then allow me to prove any young men that desires to have more than a friendship with you, I promise to take care of you and give you my full blessing when God shows us the right one”
I think, it’s great to have this conversation with you father. you may already know and understand that all of it is just love, but to hear it directly form you father’s mouth will be different. I had this kind of talk too but not exactly, just enough to know that he actually cares and only want the very best for each of his daughters. I believe every father feel the same. I’ll always remember it whenever I feel agitated by his nagging haha.
love you, daddy <3.
yes yes yes.
“If your life was about to be made into a movie, would it be interesting? or would it bore people to death? you decide! You are the one and only main role of your own movie. Act your best, because there wouldn’t be any cuts and retakes.”
@yasminmellyna (February 8 2011)
I was scrolling down my twitter archive and found this. So yo people bring it out your best acts in the movie called Life.
I don’t know what’s gotten into me when I finally decided to buy these comic books. I’ve been holding up on buying books that’s not on my list. I knew when I went to that particular bookstore, I wouldn’t find what I wanted to buy, but I needed to go there to exchange the money for public transportation fare. And the ending was as quite expected. I bought something totally out of list: a package of series of Detective Conan’s Super Digest Book.
I’ve been eyeing on this series actually, but they’re not on my top list of books-to-buy, since I have any other series as my priority. Also the price is more expensive than the usual comics which alone is already expensive. So, maybe later. I think there’s some force from the Conan marathon that I was doing that time. After the newest release of Conan, I wanted to reread (for the millionth time) the series all over again, because of that I have this Conan feels back, and Super Digest Book was like the perfect thing for what I felt at the moment.
This series is a must for Conan’s fans or Aoyama sensei’s works’ fans. First of all I love the gold cover! And after that the content. It’s very rich of everything about Conan series. It has (so far that I know) four series. So, Aoyama sensei divided the series into 10 number each books. 10 plus for 1-10 series, 20 plus for 11-20, 30 plus for 21-30, and 40 plus for 31-40. Remembering that Conan has reached almost 80 series, Aoyama sensei should’ve made the next pluses. But I don’t know, will it be or not, since the last time he published the 40 plus was on 2006.
Super Digest Book contains every detail thing that will satisfy the curious needs of Conan fans. From the character guide, the story guide, the news about Beika citizen. It’s interesting how all the stories was told from the point of view of a Beika journalist. An outsider who has no idea that Conan and Sinichi is the same person. But sometimes, this journalist kind of know (?)…. Anyway, Aoyama sensei knows his works’ characters very well. As he can make anything out of them through something witty. For those who haven’t reread the Conan series (from the very first book) for a long time, may have a nostalgia train through this book. To see how different the drawings are earlier, and how each of the characters develop through time, it’s all very enjoyable
This book doesn’t only talk about the series, but how they’re made. To seek it from the very root, its creator; Gosho Aoyama. I can finally see the face of him! lol (which I know later that we can look up his face in google -_-) There are questions about his personal life, and basically his thoughts related Conan. How he made the characters, the idea of the tricks. I thought at first he’s pretty old, but for a comic who has been in the industry for 27 years, I think it’s an appropriate age. In between there are also some tricky quiz, which are pretty fun and easy. Unfortunately, some of it needs the ability of Japanese T_T
The last but not least section, is fans section. I just knew by this, the Conan fans called, The Beika Irregulars. it’s taken from Sherlock’s Baker Street Irregulars (It’s very amusing how very Sherlock-ish, Conan series is (: I’ve just been reminded again). In here, there are messages, pictures, and funny ideas from the fans. Oh and another good thing is the color pages for posters and private gallery of Aoyama Sensei!
From the 10 plus to 40 plus my love for this book doesn’t decrease. I like it all. Seems like there will be no end of what to discuss about Detective Conan. it is literally everything. But even though I don’t mind, maybe, it will feel that the talk is in some point repetitive. My suggestion, buy all at once, it’s bundled here in Indonesia. I wish the 50 plus will come out soon. And keep going until the 80 plus.Viva Conan!
“Isn’t good at all depending on someone without giving your best shot. Especially Since we don’t know when our reliable sources will disappear”
(Jodie Starling – Detective Conan)
It is simply because it’s easier to do so. Relying on other people every time we face problems that we think we can’t handle. Having that thought in mind, is actually destructive. I know the feeling of comfort when we know there will always be that people on your side, who you can always count on, depend on. It’s exactly what I feel when I was a little. When I didn’t understand the lessons at school, especially math, I didn’t feel too much anxious. Reason why? My mom is an expert at those. I could always ask her at home if I don’t get this lesson. It’s an automatic thinking, I’ve got there. I don’t say it’s a bad thing, to have someone you can count on. But to like make use of that people to deal with your problems before you deal with it first, that’s bad. You will grow unaware of what you have to do to overcome those obstacles. Because it’s not you who take the lead, it’s someone else. Those problems you face is made especially for you. For you to be able to understand things and be stronger. Don’t underestimate yourself, your ability to cope with problems, to do many things. Trust me, when you really try on your own and give your best shot, you’ll be surprised at how great you are. Even till now I still am dumbfounded at things that I can do on my own (like, so I can do this myself, or hey it’s easy). Those abilities you have just need to be triggered, one of the ways is through problems, difficult things. So don’t give those chances to other people. who in their own turn, will get their own chances.
I stopped asking mom for homework ever since high school, at least until I’ve given my very best try on it. And even though it’s harder at first but it makes my life afterwards easier. I get used to do things on my own then. whenever I’m tempted to ask for help, I keep that thought in mind. That I actually can do it. That there must be a way to handle this thing, and at the end of the day, it does. I’m not saying that you always have to do everything on your own, because we are simply human. A sociable creature. We will eventually ask for other people hands, but we also are entrusted the potentials to do things independently. Trust yourself more to give that top-notch attempt. (:
“I will never give up or throw away any challenges. If I put my full effort into it, there isn’t anything I can’t do” (Ayukawa Wakaba)
Zenkai means full throttle or an easy way to say it, is full of ambition. This drama, tells about a girl who believes, ever since she’s little, that only those who work hard will be happy at the end of the day. She was born in the era where the world was being so nice and offered a very easy way to live. But instead of slacking around, she put all her effort in everything she does, even though sometimes it may not be needed. Her ultimate goal is to live in prosperity, with her eternal partner (who is as successful as she is), and without kids to take care. She hates children.
Wakaba (Aragaki Yui) comes from a very poor background. Her father is kinda retarded, and is easy to fool. He even had debt with loan shark. That’s what makes her want to work her hardest; to get out of that poor situation. She always wears red tracksuit, which still she wears when she’s an adult. One day, her father’s being kicked and humiliated by loan shark for not being able to pay them back on time. She was helpless because she’s just a little girl that time. But then she finds a law guide book in the garbage can near her house. She reads it and finds a way to make those loan sharks go away. I think, ever since that incident, she determines to become a lawyer. To help those people like her dad. But, at the same time, she holds a little shame towards her father. He was, in her eyes, embarrassing, for not being able to pay and instead, begging on his knees without any pride. So, when she’s old enough, she decided to go to Tokyo and live alone, until is finally able to work in a prestige international law firm.
Her beliefs on money bring ultimate happiness, starts to crumble when she meets a single dad who works at a mini restaurant. This happens because of the mission she was given by her boss in the company. As a new employee in trial period she has a job to protect an intellectual property, which turns out to be the boss’ daughter. She has to be a sitter for her only child who is still in preschool, her name is Sakurakawa Hinata. Even though the job isn’t as she wished, she still don’t slack off and aim to do her best.
“I thought I’d completely master the art of looking after children. Even if it’s only for three months, no matter what job it is, I will master whatever I take on perfectly”
She meets (for the 2nd time) the single father, Yamada Shota (Nishikido Ryo) at the Mitsuba no Mori preschool. Shota is a Stay At Home Dad (SAHD) who is the best at it. He even runs a Papa Club with his single dad’s fellas for taking care of other kids after preschool hours. She dislikes him from the start, because he reminds her of what she wants to go away from so much; poor way of life, and stupidly kind. A father, who in her perspective, doesn’t want to develop the potentials and be a better living person. She really doesn’t like him, she even calls him pill bug (Insect who eats dirt). This man somehow resembles her retarded father that she ashamed of. This, when she starts to change slowly in the inside on how she sees the world.
It really is true, to say that you will still be given the same lesson in life if you haven’t learned from it. This happens to Wakaba, who still can’t understand why her father lives like that, and not chasing after money at all. With such tough childhood she went trough, I think, she chose to makes herself believes money is everything. She doesn’t want to believe in love, and doesn’t believe people can live happily by love only, and least money. So, god gives her the same lesson her father brings to her, through the man who is destined for her, the handsome single dad. Through the love she develops for this man, she starts to understand her father and be more accepting of the way he lives, and at the end the way she lives.
It’s not the best family drama I’ve watched, but is enjoyable. I especially love the nursery school scenes. It’s such a cute school, the classes, the routines, the values, the principal and his daughter, also the group of single fathers who alternately take care of each of their child. I like the couple of sweet kids here too! They are really really adorable, Hinata and Shota’s son, Pitaro (Pinata couple xD). They’re like the role model of honesty and courage for the lead couple. I may dislike Wakaba a little bit, but I don’t hate her, instead, I admire her. She’s so hardworking and don’t make any excuse to fail a task. And at the end of the day she’s willing to realize her feelings and change. No longer be a timid person. The same goes to Shota. This man is a little too underestimating himself, I guess. A little too accepting and dishonest to himself. Thanks to Wakaba he starts taking more challenges, and fight more for what he loves. Both of them are way more similar than they think they are. It’s kind of cute too, this couple And I think this has to be said, Nishikido Ryo is such a natural dad! it’s as if Pitaro is his own son <3 Afterall Zenkai Girl is indeed a heartwarming drama to watch. Glad that I chose this (:
This time, let me share some sparks of creativity that I made late December 2012. Creativity project it is, was actually for the assignment of my creativity class. So, at the beginning of this class, the first time we attend this class, we’ve given a task of making something creative, with the deadline on the 12th meeting. It took me pretty long time to finally think about this assignment, until one day, maybe a month or so before the deadline, I decided to make this thing. Something that I used to make when I was a little: wait, I don’t even know the name.
Okay, so this thing I made was not originally my idea. I was taught to make it when I was in 1st grade by my teacher, Ms.Ami. I must love this creation so much that I kept making it at home, as soon as I was taught. Together with my sisters, I created this thing ever since and stopped doing it after junior high.
What is this thing you’re talking about?? (Please be calm and don’t be mad yet)
I made up a name just so you won’t be too curious (and impatient), this thing is called plastic flame. It’s kind of accessory. Originally it was a brooch, with abstract pattern and no clear shape. Since it’s a creativity project, I think, it’s a must to add some of my own creativity, my own idea to this thing. So, first, I changed it into other things but brooch-nowadays people don’t really wear it anymore, don’t you think?- What about necklace or bracelet or maybe earrings. Second, is about the main material of plastic flame. My teacher taught me by using an old and unused color markers. But, from my experience, I successfully made it from an old plastic comb. So, I thought all kind of plastic will do! The last thing is the shape, it used to be abstract, since it’s made on a spoon. To make it cuter and more likeable, I use a cookie mold to create a clear forms. :B
Okay, so now let’s go to the How to make this. First thing first. Prepare all the materials and tools that I’m about to mention.
- Main thing: All kind of plastic (color markers, pens, broken comb, bottle cap, tongue cleaner, etc)
I forget to tell you before hand, plastic flame is easy to make, but maybe a little parental guidance if you’re under 10 for the use of fire and hammer.
Here is the step-by-step of making Plastic Flame!
- Put all the plastics on a cloth, and wrap it up neatly. Don’t let any of the plastics sticking out its bodies.
- [PG Caution] Use the hammer to break all the plastics into pieces. Use some strength, even though it’s plastic they’ll somehow mend the broken pretty well (or since it’s plastic?).
- When it’s shattered into big pieces, then you’re done. Use scissor to cut it into smaller ones. It will be prettier if it cuts tiny (just my opinion).
- Separate according to colors. The more the color the merrier. Start thinking about the design of your PF: the color combination and the shape.
- Fill the basin with water. Make sure, the basin will be able to rinse your paint peeler.
- Put the cookie mold on paint peeler. And then, put the pieces of chosen plastics in the paint peeler. Put it a lot, because it will melt down and be smaller (shrinking).
- [PG Caution] Now it’s time to burn something! Turn on the fire of the candle. And hold the paint peeler along with the cookie mold and plastic pieces, on top of the fire.
- Hold it well, until it melts down. Watch it closely. When it shrinks and ruins the shape, you can add the pieces again. It’s all you want; you will know on your own weather it looks beautiful or undone.
- Don’t forget to make a little hole with a nail on the top of your PF. That is for everything you want to insert, like necklace or earrings or whatever. You know accessory right?
- When you think it’s ready and thick enough, take it off from the fire, and then put it under water. It will make a hiss sound, and maybe cracks of burnt layer. Be careful not to stick the cracks on your PF. Because the blemish will not be gone.
- Shake off the cookie mold a little until it is off from the peeler. Then take your PF off from the cookie mold.
- There you go, your very own Plastic Flame!
- Now you can make it into whatever you want: necklace or earrings or if you’re still curious on making a brooch, you can add the pin when it’s melting.
The creativity is along the making. How you design your Plastic Flame that matters: The color combination, the shape. It all depends on your creativity to make it beautiful. Personally, I like the transparent color better, because you can see some kind of air bubble in there. It’s like sparkling. And I used to use the smooth side to show. But, now I prefer the rough side.
I hope you like the creation that I come up with. To my creativity project I presented two accessories: Transparent purple-green necklace, and outer space inspired earrings (my sister’s idea). I put it in a box that I modified myself, it’s from an old perfume box: Silky Girl, lol. The rest of Plastic Flames that I made together with my sister are these:
Making Plastic Flames are fun and at the same time pretty nostalgic. There used to be a burnt set of tools that I made for Plastic Flames, and a bag of unused color markers. I made it kinda regularly, that my mom allowed to give her couple of spoons and Tupperware (for the basin), lol. Thanks mom :’) Plastic Flame is simple yet pretty that it’s a decent thing for present (I think). It also uses unused stuffs at your home, so, it’s kind of doing a recycle. Find those stuffs and give it a try on making this Plastic Flame!