Every Journey Begins with a Single Step

Japanese is not an easy language to learn but it is a fascinating and fulfilling language with many nuances. Nothing beats a pen and paper with a solid workbook and the dedication that most educational endeavours require. That said, I will post up interesting things from my lessons and web sites that I have found to be quite useful.

   Feel free to add suggestions as time goes by.


You’ll forgive me if I dispense with the usual layout of a review with a plot summary, some teasers, the good, the bad, the ugly and a score and just say this. Avatar is the best 3D movie ever. Sometimes just admiring beauty is good.

This is a spectacular sci-fi movie with plenty of action and a display of what the latest in 3D technology can do to immerse an audience in a film. And believe me, this is one of the most immersive and visually impressive films of the year with or without 3D.

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Raison d’être

A brief introduction in which the author makes an attempt to explain the reason for this blog. I go to the cinema. A lot. I watch television. A lot. I read books… you get the picture, I’m a bit of a culture vulture sticking my head above the parapet every so often. I also have a background in computing science (not that blogging requires you to be a computer whizz) and a deep interest in East Asian culture having grown up watching Hong Kong martial arts films and anime and having spent the last few years learning Japanese.  I’m also a bit of a political gadfly…  Hopefully this blog will cover more than the above mentioned but I intend to periodically put reviews up and comment on interesting things. I know the internet is stuffed full of opionions but I daresay mine might be interesting.

Anyway, that was a primer for the various forms of written chaos to come etc. Check back for more.

Tom and Jerry - Concerto Cat
Let the games begin!