I was trying to find out when Arashi's "Love" Concert Tour DVD is going to be released and amongst the search results was the Japan Today website with an article about BBC's Sherlock and how much the Chinese love it, it's cute what they call John and Sherlock:
'Holmes is known in China as “Curly Fu,” after his Chinese name, Fuermosi, and star Benedict Cumberbatch’s floppy hair. Watson, played by Martin Freeman, is Huasheng, a name that sounds like “Peanut” in Mandarin. They have become two of the most popular terms in China’s vast social media world.'
Curly Fu and Peanut!
I've really enjoyed the newest episodes of Sherlock and the DVD is in the post to me now, I'm looking forward to the extras and I hope they include the birthday mini episode.
Some people have been disappointed with the third series, I don't understand why, but each to their own.
I liked that they focused a lot on the relationships, they had to get the core partnership back on track, you can't have Sherlock just swanning back into John's life with no repercussions. I loved the restaurant scene/s and the music, and before that, for some reason, I really liked seeing Sherlock getting a shave! :)
I wasn't sure about adding Mary to the mix, but it worked well and the whole cast have great chemistry. Lestrade's reaction to Sherlocks return was great. At the moment, the 2nd episode, 'The Sign Of Three' (the wedding) is my overall favourite, but there's tons of good stuff in all three episodes and Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman did such a good job... again.
Oh, the limited edition box set at the BBC shop website is so pretty, but £62.99! Crikey. They do have a mug and t-shirts, which are more affordable, but I really need to win the lottery!
Sherlock, John and Mary - “Short version… not dead”.
- Current Mood: contemplative
The Nexus 5 runs on Android which I like, and I’ve been setting up all my apps and finding some new ones, and I came across the free download, Otaku Camera that turns your pictures into frames from a manga. See Alien Princess and Alien Target below, the alien is a little ornament of mine and the rest is a frame around it supplied by the app.
It’s fun :)
- Current Mood: amused
- Current Music:Carl Orff - Classical Highlights CD
I also really like the format of the book, haiku on one side, illustrated haiku on the other, it’s a nice size and you get the Japanese version of the poem in rōmaji.
It’s also broken into segments, Haiga; Preparations & Brushwork; Illustrated Classical Poems; Illustrated Contemporary Poems; Japan Suiboku Centre Students, so there should be something for everyone who likes Haiku
Here are some of my favourites:
If the cuckoo were a flower
I would pluck a voice from it
Two young bamboos stand
holding the moon
Waka take ya
tsuki wo hasande
The willow paints the wind
without using a brush
kaze wo e ni kaku
gills of an underworld
No ni kinoko
yomi no kuni no ibuki
autumn morning –
a rain-soaked rose
sways in the breeze
aki no asa
kaze ni tawamu bara
- Current Mood: contemplative
- Current Music:Amazon Cloud Player - Random
While watching my "Scene" Concert DVD again I've finally decided to sate my curiosity as to the English writing on the back of the boy's jackets towards the end of Disc 1. Ohno, Aiba and Sho were easy. Nino and Jun were a bit more difficult to catch, but I think I got it in the end:
Switch On - Ohno
I Love Chiba - Aiba
Rock the World - Sho
The Landscape I'm Seeing* - Nino
Deeper & Higher - Jun
*Another way to translate the DVD title?
(from a previous post)
僕 – I (male)
の – possessive, belonging to the ‘I’ of the title.
見ている - to see, to view, to watch, (with the accompanying hiragana conjugating the verb, maybe making that ‘seeing’ or ‘viewing’).
風景 – scenery, landscape.
- Current Mood: tired
- Current Music:Arashi "Scene" Concert DVD