Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quote from: Smile / スマイル

From episode 11

Even if someone laughs at my dream,
please don't be sad,

Even if someone tries to destroy my dream,
please don't worry,

Because what is important is invisible to the eye.

- Hayakawa Vito

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quote from: Atashinchi no Danshi / アタシんちの男子 /

From episode 9

You have to become stronger.
It's eally comfortable here,
So it's easy to become spoiled by it.
But no family can stay together forever.
The one who leaves, and the one who sees them off,
they both have to become stronger.

-Okura Fuu

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Quote from: Akai Ito / 赤い糸

From episode 8

Despite whatever may come between us,
Our meeting was definitely significant

- Atsushi to Mei

Quote from: Akai Ito / 赤い糸

From episode 8

I never even realized
So many ppl were there protecting me
The important thing was that...
I had to lose them to realize it

Quote from: Akai Ito / 赤い糸

From episode 6

I think if you say nothing and just disappear,
It’s the one left behind who gets hurt.
The more important that person to you,
The more reason not to do it.

- Morisaki Takamichi

Quote from: Akai Ito / 赤い糸

From episode 2

What is the boundary between being friends and lovers?
Perhaps you only find out once you’ve crossed it

Quote from : Zettai Kareshi Special / 絶対彼氏

Humans inevitably die someday
Since we know death is imminent
We do our best to live life to the fullest
When you’re about to die
You want to live something behind for those around you
Even if you pass away you want those who live behind to live happily
I’m able to do my best to live because I thought this way
I am more than satisfied that I was able to leave so much behind

- Asamoto Shiro

Quote from : Hana Yori Dango Final / 花より男子

Love alone doesn’t feed you.

Yes. But.. food won’t be as delicious without your loved one.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quote from: Atashinchi no Danshi / アタシんちの男子 /

From episode 5

Don't dissapoint the people who believe in you.

Quote from: Atashinchi no Danshi / アタシんちの男子 /

From episode 5

The word 'regret',
you only use it when its too late to change things.
You still have a chance to change things, don't you?

- Mineta Toru (Chisato's father) to Chisato

I know Chisato's father is a worthless father in the drama, and such words coming from such a man is not something I would take seriously. But then, erase the worthless character, the quote becomes meaningful, don't you think?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Quote from: Atashinchi no Danshi / アタシんちの男子 /

From episode 2

- Everyone has past and present. In order to understand that, people have to talk face to face and let their feelings crash into each other.
- Crash into each other huh?
- Even families can't understand things unles it's put in words. It's even more important if your are not blood related.
- But facing another persons means that you might both hurt each other, or end up hating each other.
- No, I think pretending you understand someone else and not saying anything is a lot worse

'People' () and 'Say things' () = and that what makes 'trust' ( )*

*Let me explain with my minimal knowledge of Japanese language. There I typed the Kanji for easy reference.The kanji for 'people' and 'say things' when put together as one kanji will form a new kanji which brings the meaning of trust (shinjiru - ). Note the kanji for 'people' is squished as radical on the left.

Quote from : Atashinchi no Danshi / アタシんちの男子

From Episode 2

"I tried to blame my misfortune on other people,
And I always thought, "This is not the real me"
Living like that is pretty tiring you know?
Everyday is hard and painful,
I just started hating everything,
I never thought I'd have a future,

Alone, I would have never learn that,
If you take one step forward, the world will change!
... maybe"

-- Mineta Chisato

How hateful life can be by blaming everything on others. The future can never be sure of. The one step we take might change the world, it might also not. We never know. There's 50% of chance. We might as well take that 50% opportunity rather than wasting it, no?

Care to take a step with me? it will change our world or the world even.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Introduction Post

I love Asian Dramas. But top of the lot would be Japanese Dramas. They hold special position in my heart. I do watch Korean, Taiwan dramas, but still I found Japanese dramas to be the cream of the crops if entertainment+inspiration+life lesson+inspiring-quotes are concerned. Not only that I found Jdramas to have more variance of plot and storylines, even the light, silly dramas often has gems in form of inspiring quote and lesson about life in mostly every episodes.

True, Korean Dramas also has its shares but they're minimal as compared to Jdramas. This is by no way a win-lose comparison post as people would find pleasure in different sources and medias and I admit myself that Korean dramas has its own distinct standard entertainment values to boot with perfect eyecandies, sometimes the same storyline with different title and we still seems to enjoy and all, overreaching romance (ha!for us to dream lol); which I myself found pleasure in that! ;)

Just that this blog is about the philosophical soul of jdramas which are often filled with numerous life lesson I found precious that are most prevalent in jdramas as compared to Korean dramas, Taiwan Dramas, Chinese Dramas etc of the Asian drama pool.

And most often can we see that the Japanese surely take pride in 'working hard' as there are lots of dramas with its central theme of 'working hard'; which I call a ganbaru theme!

When my time permits, I love to post some of the quotes I find beautiful, or motivating or might even be a downer but reflecting the reality which we can take as a motivation to improve etc. I will also throw in my favourite quote be it funny or ridicolous which is not strictly an inspiring quote.

I've been an avid watcher of jdramas for about >7 years. It might not be possible to list everything I did found beautiful in dramas I've watched, so I'll mostly focus on the new dramas I'm watching. If I'm on a rewatching sprees of my old drama colection, I might as well post the quotes up.

Whatever it is, I humbly welcome you to this currently
not-much-content of my online space I dotingly call