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EL FIN (The End)

15 Dec

EL FIN elderly grandparents

El Fin, by Hampa Studio, is an animated short about Pierre and Amparo, an elderly couple whose love endures in spite of whatever vicissitudes they face.

source: hampastudio

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Happy Birthday Sam-I-Am!

10 Aug

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ most famous book “Green Eggs and Ham”.  Happy Birthday and many more to come, Sam-I-Am!!

I still have a copy of the book from my childhood.  I remember thinking something along the lines of “Of course he doesn’t want to eat it.  It’s moldy!” xD

Haha, good times…

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What’s your favorite Dr.Seuss book/memory?

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

12 Mar

Personally, out of all the contenders for Best Animated Short, I found this one to be the most compelling (disregarding Wallace & Gromit since I haven’t seen that one yet).   Visually, it’s interesting because of the back-and-forth between different styles of animation and tone that contrasts “real-life” and “storymode”.  The narration and characterization is just captivating — Granny Grimm actually reminds me of my grandmother when she use to tell us stories.  Granted, I actually use to beg her to tell us a particular witch story before sleeping at night — even though it freaked the heck out of me and got me all jumpy and paranoid — but this poor girl looks like she’s actually dreading “story time” with Granny, lol.

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty – directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O’Rourke:

Doraemon Series Finale

28 Jan

Growing up, Doraemon (fondly known as 叮噹) has always been one of my favorite shows.  Even now as an adult, I still can’t get over how incredibly visionary some of the themes and gadgets are…  How awesome would it be to have a time machine, 竹蜻蜓  (bamboo-copter?), 翻譯麵包 (bread that once eaten, will enable you to understand and speak any language of the universe — apparently, it’s known as konjac jelly in the original Japanese version), or even a 空氣炮 (air pressure cannon)?

Gosh… I remember going to the video store every Sunday, after Chinese school, so see if they have any new episodes or movies to rent.  At one point, I even dragged my mom to 2 or 3 different video rental places just to be sure I got every single episode or movie available.   I never did get to watch the very first ep where Doraemon and 大雄/Nobita first met… I’m actually wondering whether or not such an episode even exists or if it’s only available on manga.

I remember looking up Doraemon on Wikipedia when I was really bored one day, about a year or two, and was absolutely devastated by so called “Series Finale Rumors“.  A part of me died — no joke, I am not kidding — when I read the version where all of the Doraemon adventures are nothing but delusions of a sick and dying autistic Nobita, who used his imagination to ease his pain and  depression.  I was just so shocked and upset by that, I actually cried.

Hiroshi Fujimoto, the creator of the series, never did get to complete the series due to his unfortunate passing from liver failure, but I’d like to think that the ending goes something like this fan-made version:

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memories

18 Jan

R.I.P. 姑公.
Never loose your will and charisma… where ever you are…

I miss you.

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