Pictured: Hydrangea flowers (now everywhere and in all colours), an absolutely gorgeous umbrella (black on the outside, blue skies on the inside) gifted to me by Ashida sensei my hipster bear bell. Yes, BEAR bell. Because rainy season (very humid and often depressing) also means bear season. Bears have been spotted left, right and center around my rural Japanese village so we have all been given bear bells. I hold mine as I walk or place it in my trousers’ pocket. It is supposed to warn off the Pooh bears.
WOW just wow just wow finished watching the movie Jack, I mean Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for and oh my freakin’ goodness. It was definitely Oscar worthy.
First off, it stars the finest gentleman in the history of television: Leo and Tom Hardy. Also, the ginger dude form The Vow except he’s all bad ass in this film and the eyebrow dude from Meet The Millers. Hehe sorry, I am as much a film reviewer as I am a chef (i.e. forever winging it). Anyways, apart from the killer (excuse the pun) cast, the film itself is bloody (oops, there I go again) unbelievably great. In cinematography and in content. Though I’m warning you, tis no light shit. I don’t know how I managed to watch the whole thing alone in bed. Am most likely going to have nightmares. Involving animals and death. Especially, seeing as my village pretty much, exactly resembles them forests and BEARS. Seriously, there are so many bears here! Though I haven’t seen one yet… but they are there. Here. ARGH HELP.