Japanese Drama – “Proposal Daisakusen”

I couldn’t help but to watch this drama series…mainly cause I got to see Yamapi. Not that I am attracted to him, but I did want to relive the “Nobuto Wo Produce” *kon* days…

Anyway, the drama is generally about a guy who feels such regret on the day of his childhood friends wedding. What kind of regret? Well he regrets not having realized that he loved her quick enough, and when he did, not having had the courage to tell her. So after the ceremony, a fairy/faerie appears to grant him a wish to be given one more chance at capturing his love for her. Of course, for the series to last 11 episodes, he fails one change after another…

The series was alright. Yamapi seems very one dimensional in his acting, seeing as it felt as if I was seeing the same thing I had seen in Nobuto Wo Produce. Still, you can’t help but feel his pain, as he constantly struggles with trying to explain his love for the girl, in every change that he is given. The ending was a bit confusing, but then again it’s possible it was only confusing to me. In the end, I liked the idea that they tried to present. And the idea that I seemd to get from it, that we should try to live each day without regrets. Seize the day!

“Baby Proof” by Emily Griffin

The first book of the series, I picked up accidently picked up. And though I didn’t agree with some of the views that were mentioned in the book, I liked how she displayed the lives of each of the characters. The second book, was about the the dumped bride, who learned to grow up. So I eagerly picked up “Baby Proof”, thinking that it would have been a continuation of the preceeding novels, but it was a novel on its own. It started off pretty strong, weakened in the middle, and then kinda made its way back to be a strong book in the end. What I liked was the revelation that the character uncovered, when she realized that love meant doing all that you could, for your soulmate, even when it means that you need to sacrifice something.

Sacrifice isn’t something that is simple to do, so I liked seeing how she would struggle with this knowledge, and looked forward to see what she will decide to do in the end.

“Dear John” by Nicholas Sparks

Truthfully, I have never really been a fan of his books. Yes I saw the movie adaptations and such, but I didn’t really have the same heartwrenching experience as others did. But for some reason, I really enjoyed this novel.

I started reading it, and couldn’t put it down til I found out what had happened to him.

 A man who was insistent in being oblivious to his surroundings, then wanting to be aware of his surroudings by completely throwing himself into change. Falling in love, avoiding issues, yet coming back to what it really means to love. The relationship between John and Savannah seemed so tormented, but you end up realizing that it makes sense the way things turn out.

Sometimes

to love…

means to let go.

“I am David” by Anne Holm

I came across this book, while browsing the children’s section at my local library. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the illustration on the cover was so simplistic and so attracting to me. It was a lovely read, lovely meaning I was captivated by it. A story about a young boy, and his journey; escaping a horrid life he only knew, to succeed in reaching the final destination that he was told to work toward. Ok, so that may not be the best explaination, but it was a wonderful read. To show that despite that we may go through horrors unknown, doesn’t give us the excuse that we may be inhuman to others around us, was something pleasant to think about. It was also rather interesting to read how David struggled to survive on his own, unable to really trust and rely on others to help him through. I was able to relate in that sense, seeing as there have been many countless times where I have also tried to survive on my own. But then I remember that there is a reason to why we live in a world, surrounded by people!

Anyway, I do recommend this book. It may be a children’s novel, but it still is something that is worth reading in my opinion.