Zankyou no Terror - Preliminary Review

“Are you going to destroy the whole world?”

Makoto Shinkai’s (Unofficial) Guide to Making Movies

Learn from the anime maestro how to make movies that will dehydrate your eyeballs

Obokuri Eeumi

A lot of people have stumbled upon my blog while searching for the song Obokuri Eeumi. Anyone who has seen the anime TV series, Samurai Champloo, would be familiar with this haunting and beautiful piece which was played in the 14th episode…

Random Memories of Nara

While I was in Nara, I remember the innkeeper asking me to place a pin on the map for where I was from. I placed one pin on Singapore. And one on Indore. Later we went upstairs and smoked together. I smoked Cabin Roasts. She rolled her own cigarettes. We talked about...

Inception

“You’re waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You can’t be sure where it will take you. But it doesn’t matter – because we’ll be together.”

Core i7

I’ve been particularly fidgety and restless in the past few days. So I decided to turn my misguided energy on my poor computer. Now, in case you didn’t know, I bought myself a monster of a PC last year for my birthday. I’ll post the specs later in...

A Riddle

Swinging elbows welt the night, Babas make the world seem right. Wonder filled memories fleet, amidst emo rants and tweets. Sunshine pierces through in cones on houses made of bricks and stones. Imaginary friends return again as another week begins....

Gong Xi Fa Cai

The tiger year begins. I chew gum and resist the urge to run to a 7-11. To buy smokes. I check my mailbox impatiently. Often thrice a day. I read more Murakami. And remember that cold rainy afternoon in Takayama, when I crept into that cozy little cafe across the road...

State of mind

You sit at the edge of the world, I am in a crater that’s no more. Words without letters Standing in the shadow of the door. The moon shines down on a sleeping lizard, Little fish rain from the sky. Outside the window there are soldiers, steeling themselves to...

Mass Effect 2 Review

This post is dedicated to the game that has pretty much taken over a large chunk of my life lately. It also happens to be one those games that you’d feel guilty for not buying (I know I did). So now that I’ve absolved myself of the guilt, let me just say...

Why pets die before we do

“An owner doesn’t want to see his pet die. And perhaps the pet too doesn’t want to see his owner die. That’s why a human, who can resist sadness better, feels the pain instead of a pet. After all, a human’s body is bigger.” –...

Japan: Day 1

Today in a nutshell: 1. Visited senso-ji temple. 2. Went to akihabara. 3. Got lost in akihabara. Like literally. 4. Saw loads of anime related stuff. Will go again at the end of my trip. 5. Saw a LOT of porn being sold. Like 7 storeys of it at one place. 6. Bought...