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The Garden of Words

なるかみの, すこしとよみて,
さしくもり,
あめもふらぬか,
きみをとどめむ

[A faint clap of thunder,
Clouded skies,
Perhaps rain will come.
If so, will you stay here with me?]
—Man’yōshū, Book 11, verse 2513

なるかみの,すこしとよみて,
ふらずとも,
わはとどまらむ,
いもしとどめば

[A faint clap of thunder,
Even if rain comes or not,
I will stay here,
Together with you.]
—Man’yōshū, Book 11, verse 2514

 

source:
The Garden of Words

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The Seventh Squad

What did you just watch? :P
It was a goodbye project.

One by one we are separated. Continue reading “The Seventh Squad”

RECAPS – Song of the Sea (2014)

!!! Warning !!! SPOILER Alert !!! Continue reading “RECAPS – Song of the Sea (2014)”

One Month in IELTS Camp

On October 29, 2016, I went to an event in Surabaya and I met this girl. Her name is Suci and she is from Sulawesi. I wondered how she could be there far from home. Turned out she had been joining an IELTS Camp at TEST-English School, Pare, Kediri. Continue reading “One Month in IELTS Camp”

Manga or Anime or Live Action? – Top 10 Japanese Live Action

There are likely to be three options:

  1. Reading manga; you are satisfied with how the character is drawn. But you are required to imagine the whole thing (which is really challenging).
  2. Watching anime film/serial; you are satisfied with the animation quality and how the character sounds like.
  3. Watching live action film/serial; you are satisfied with the outstanding acting and how the film is directed.

Continue reading “Manga or Anime or Live Action? – Top 10 Japanese Live Action”

Opening Poem – Now the Flower Blooms

難波津に
咲くやこの花
冬ごもり
いまを春べと
咲くやこの花

[In Naniwa Bay,
now the flowers are blossoming.
After lying dormant all winter,
now the spring has come,
and those flowers are blossoming.]

 

source:
chihayafuru.wikia.com

A House Dress

July 2016…

Continue reading “A House Dress”

YC 2016 – The Fifth (and The Sixth) Online Gathering

On September 4, 2016, the fifth online gathering was held. The discussion topic was about making a Research Plan (RP), the most important document in any scholarship application. Our mentor gave us tips based on her own research and experience. Once again I feel very grateful that I am one of the selected participants of this mentorship program. Continue reading “YC 2016 – The Fifth (and The Sixth) Online Gathering”

For You, I Head Out

君がため
春の野に出でて
若菜つむ
わが衣手に
雪は降りつつ

[For you,
I head out to the fields
to pick spring greens,
while snow falls
upon my sleeves.]

 

source:
chihayafuru.wikia.com

All About Family in Reply 1988

Before Reply 1988 in 2015, there were two series, i.e. Reply 1997 in 2012 and Reply 1994 in 2013. As the other two series, the story is obviously making the viewers wondering who will end up being female protagonist’s husband. However, Continue reading “All About Family in Reply 1988”

YC 2016 – The Fourth Online Gathering

On July 28, 2016, I visited MITI Academy website. I found out that my submission was already graded. Once again, the grade was not so good. Apparently, I had misunderstood something. I thought the information compiled had to be concise so that it will be easy to read, therefore there were many links I provided referring to the detailed information instead of cited it by myself. :( Continue reading “YC 2016 – The Fourth Online Gathering”

Dear My Friends – Remember

[Remember,
the gracious morning dew,
accompanying you to start anew.
Remember,
the lovely morning breeze,
caressing you to feel the bliss.]

Dear My Friends
I have no idea what’s going on,
but every problem has a solution.
Remember,
a beautiful morning awaits you,
with pleasure encourages you.

 

– EkaPuR – 2016.08.23 –

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A Bunch of People in Cosplay

While many people say that live action adaptation could be worse because it looks like a bunch of people in cosplay, I love it even more. I enjoy everything if it comes from Japan; to the extent that I can stand watching ridiculous outfit or hairstyle in the film/serial; as long as the essences are still there, i.e. good story and good acting. Continue reading “A Bunch of People in Cosplay”

Bintang Nglambor Snorkeling – Yogyakarta

Long Last We Meet

めぐり逢ひて
見しやそれとも
わかぬ間に
雲がくれにし
夜半の月かな

[Long last we meet,
only for me to leave hurriedly,
for I could not recognize you,
like the moon
hidden behind the clouds.]

 

source:
chihayafuru.wikia.com

Wedding Boys – Marry You Proposal

 

Wedding Boys’ performance is really good. I wanna listen to it on my mobile phone. So, I used Audacity to remove repeated parts, reduce noises and normalize it. Enjoy!

YC 2016 – The Third Online Gathering

On June 12, 2016, I submitted the second task. About two weeks after that, my submission was graded. As I had expected, I got a “not so good” grade. There are many corrections, here and there. :( Continue reading “YC 2016 – The Third Online Gathering”

RECAPS – No Longer Heroine (2015)

!!! Warning !!! SPOILER Alert !!! Continue reading “RECAPS – No Longer Heroine (2015)”

YC 2016 – The Second Online Gathering

On May 27, 2016, the second online gathering was held. The discussion topic was about personal statement. Our mentor gave us tips how to write a good one, what to include and what not. In the first online gathering, I was considered an active member (in my own opinion). But in the second online gathering, it was reversed, I didn’t ask any question at all, nor made a comment. Continue reading “YC 2016 – The Second Online Gathering”

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