Aug 4, 2013 by Sushi Bird
I went to the Mori Art Center in Roppongi on Friday, and for once it was actually allowed to take pictures of part of the exhibition. This is Kusama Yayoi “Love is Calling”. Beautiful! I felt like I was walking in wonderland!
Jul 20, 2013 by Sushi Bird
I rarely watch movies that I am really touched by anymore, but I watched this Japanese movie from 2002, Oriume, and I thought it was beautiful and I wanted to share. (Terribly sorry about the horrendous picture quality, but it was all I could find online.)
The movie is about an elderly Japanese woman who moves in with her sons family so they can take care of her, as her Alzheimer’s progresses. It shows so many different aspects of Japanese family life, how the wife works part time and is the only one taking care of the house and the family, how the husband is overworked but under-involved with his own family, how Japanese people feel that they should take care of their elders and the shame and guilt connected to sending someone off to a nursing home. The movie is everything that Japanese film can be at its best. Slow, with time to think and time to be moved. I rarely feel that Japanese actors and actresses really do a world-class job, but this movie is both well directed and shows good acting.
Unfortunately, it is not available on Netflix or Youtube or anywhere else I could find on the internet with English subtitles. I think it is possible to order the movie with English subtitles from Amazon though. The only trailer I could find was one with Korean subtitles, since the movie was released in South Korea in 2011. If you know Japanese/Korean, I think it is possible to watch the movie here on this Chinese site.
Here is the trailer for the movie, in Japanese, with Korean subtitles:
Jul 15, 2013 by Sushi Bird
Madeleine, jeg husker at vi var i Oslo, og at vi var hos noen venner av deg, de spilte Serge Gainsbourg sent på natten. De var møbeldesignere. Husker du det? Jeg vet ikke hvilken seng du lå deg i, og jeg husker ikke hvordan vi kom oss derfra dagen etter, men jeg husker at vi drakk vin fra store glass og at jeg ble forelsket i denne sangen. Jeg hørte også en annen sang, som jeg hadde glemt at jeg hadde hørt da jeg var mindre. Serge Gainsbourg, Je’taime. Da jeg hørte den, husket jeg at min mor sa at jeg ikke kunne høre på den sangen, fordi den hadde seksuelt innhold og ikk egnet for barn. Jeg elsket den likevel, og forsøkte å finne tonene igjen på pianoet da jeg var fire år gammel. Det var slik jeg begynte å spille piano.
Jul 2, 2013 by Sushi Bird
“Soo Sunny Park’s installation Unwoven Light animates Rice Gallery’s expansive space, transforming it into a shimmering world of light, shadow, and brilliant color. Suspended from the walls and ceiling, thirty-seven individually sculpted units are arranged as a graceful, twisting flow of abstract form.”
(This is one of the most beautiful art installations I have seen in a long time, I just had to share.)
May 30, 2013 by Sushi Bird
I have always loved kaleidoscopes ever since I was a kid, so I was really happy when I stumbled over the Kaleida Cam app. I have been sitting around giggling and making neat patterns out of my iPhone pictures. (And I obviously don’t need to say this, but there is no sponsoring on this blog, I just write about stuff I like.)
May 30, 2013 by Sushi Bird
Long time, no see for writing about the things I love, but good links have been piling up, and here is some of the things I found on the internet lately that caught my attention:
- This webpage shows all the trains in Tokyo in REAL TIME! How awesome is that. All the cute little trains are chuu-chuu-ing around Tokyo on this map. I probably stared at this for way too long trying to figure out how many different trains the Yamanote-line actually have.
- O-M-G. Totoro Nail Polish is awesome because…. TOTORO NAIL POLISH!!!!111one!
- “Den lesbiske håndboken” har oppsummert alle reglene i som florerer i lesbemiljøet som jeg absolutt ikke var klar over eksisterte. Fnis.
- The Useless Web will take you to a useless website.
- Justhungry.com is a great resource for learning how to cook Japanese dishes. If I only could stand the thought of cooking, I would try some of these delicious recipes out.
- emergencycompliment.com gives you… an emergency compliment just when you need it. I was told that my sneezes sounded like angels giggling.
- Head over to laphotocabine.com to take some cute old-fashioned photo-booth pictures with a French twist.
- The Power of Five Minutes: The Condensed Version - The benefits of taking five minutes each day to do part of your dreams
- The guy that made behavioral economics fun and one of my favorite popular scientists, Dan Ariely writes about “Why wearing fakes makes us cheat more“. Well worth a read.
- Jack Cheng writes about The Slow Web.
May 11, 2013 by Sushi Bird
Apr 16, 2013 by Sushi Bird
I finally finished my Moleskine notebook in March. This has been the absolute hardest book to fill up (2 years and 3 months for ONE book, seriously?!), mainly because life is busy and drawing – ain’t nobody got time for that. Click the picture to go to the gallery – it contains tons of pictures.
Mar 18, 2013 by Sushi Bird
Dec 18, 2012 by Sushi Bird
I made an illustration portfolio. Yay! You can see it here. The text is in Japanese, but what is important is the rest of the content, right?