Friday, December 26, 2014

The Hobbit : The Battle of Five Armies

I saw the final movie in the Hobbit trilogy recently and to be honest I was rather disappointed. The first two movies were not great but I didn't give up on them out of a sense of nostalgia. I kept thinking that the last one would make it all worthwhile. Well it didn't. At 2 and a half hours that makes the three movie together almost 9 hours. I could read the book faster than that! There really feels like a lot of time wasting. We needed two movies at the most. It starts well with a nice fight with the dragon Smaug but after that it gets stupid. There are so many ridiculous things that happen it just feels foolish by the end. Give this one a miss unless you saw the first two and feel you need to finish the story. And even in that case it's probably better to just wait for the DVD.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gone Girl

Last night I went to the movie theater to watch Gone Girl. I know many people want to see that movie so of course no spoilers here!!! I was pretty happy with that movie! The atmosphere, the music play an important role in the movie. It is quite a long movie but you`re into it until the end. You have a few guesses about what may happen but personally a few things I didn`t expect happened and that was great! I love being surprised! Some characters (won`t say who) get darker and darker, some are different from what you`d expect... good movie guys! Should watch it!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Last Saturday we celebrated Christmas with the students at Murasaki, Takatsuki. We thank you all for coming, it was really fun! here are some pictures from the party!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Hi everyone. The blog is not dead! We have just been a little busy recently. As you probably know we have only two teachers at the moment so we don't have much spare time. That means the blog is the first thing we tend to neglect. We will try to make a couple of posts each week, but most likely wont have the regularity we had before. Thanks for sticking with us!

Here are some snaps from my trip to Yoshimine temple last weekend.