Bits and bobs have changed since I last blogged. Since then I have stopped working and am in the process of moving to London.
I have found a place with a friend of my brother and it’s a short walk from his house, which will be nice. Its also close to other friends and its in London, a place where things happen and there are interesting things going on… very much unlike Poole.
I’ve been keeping busy here, reading, cooking, decorating, its all go here(!).
Ever week I think; ‘Oooooo that was probably worth blogging’, but then I don’t get round to it and forget it! There is no time like the present. So this week I am going to produce a long boring blog with all of the exciting things that happened in the past month omitted due to forgetfulness!
A couple of weeks back I went to one of the Proms in the Park. It was held at Meyrick Park, a nice wide open space used mainly for the Rugby Club. I got quite excited when I saw that the main event was Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, which is the piece of music ‘V’ plays twice in the film ‘V for Vendetta’. The whole event was really good! I really enjoyed it. Live music is rarely dull. The conductor was a very amusing Eastern European chap who explained a lot behind the 1812 Overture, which is probably allover the web, so you can check it out yourselves.
I have also finished all series of Rurouni Kenshin, which is a fantastic cartoon series based on the original video animation ‘Samurai X’, which is also a wonderful animation with a touching storyline. I recommend ‘Samurai X’ to everyone! Its great!
Now for the return of the Food/Film review or whichever way round it goes:
‘Twilight Samurai’ (2002) directed by Yoji Yamada, is a great film for all who don’t mind reading subtitles. The story is about a petty samurai (not that he is small minded or anything, but he is a low ranking samurai) who was left with two daughters and a senile mother to look after, after his wife died. He is in debt and has to work long hours to keep his family afloat. The rating for this film is sushi; something that we associate with Japan, is good for you and that I could eat every other day at least!
‘Samurai X’ (1999) directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi, is an animated set of 4 episodes, ‘Trust’ parts 1 and 2 and ‘Betrayal’ parts 1 and 2. The animation is very good, it has moments of switching and crossing animation styles, which I am not a massive fan of, but it works okay. The story is set against the bloody end of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the start of the Meiji era, and is centered on a young and very skilled assassin, Kenshin Himura. I rate this as ‘bread’… it really is that good, and when taken with the series, I would say… ‘Sandwiches’ even… ‘Your favourite sandwich’ it’s brilliant.