September 24, 2006

“All I’d seen day after day was Gion, so much so that I’d come to think Gion was everything, and that the only thing that mattered in the world was Gion. But now that I was outside Kyoto, I could see that for most people life has nothing to do with Gion at all; and of course, I couldn’t stop from thinking of the other life I’d once led.

Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so hopeless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.”

Sayuri (Chiyo)

Memoirs of a Geisha
By Arthur Golden

Finally, I’m done with this one.

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You’ve probably seen the movie 48 years ago and learned more than any that it’s not your mom’s throw pillow you tie at the back of one’s kimono. And for those who dismissed the book on the (de)merits of the motion picture: understand Sayuri’s life and share her mortal thoughts on friendship, family, sex and I suspect even love by letting Arthur Golden himself tell you the story.

Arigato arigato gozaimasu domo arigato gozaimashita.

‘Til the next entry.

24 September 2006
posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 9/24/2006 |


At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said........
48 years ago? that is waaay old movie. havent seen it. and i think i wont be seeing it. hehe.

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Lyka Bergen said........
I need to see the movie to understand what you are talking about here.

Meanwhile, Miss Japan is trying her best to win Miss World ala Kurara Chibana.

At 5:54 PM, Blogger tin-tin said........
honestly, i still haven't seen the movie :(

At 8:37 PM, Blogger JoLoGs QuEeN said........
<=jologs wave=>
napanood ko ung movie nya,
ok lang.. mejo masagwa lang
ung mga lovescenes (^_^)

At 1:51 PM, Blogger howling said........
Hello Bryan... found you @ momel's. I am yet to see this movie. i missed the cinema version, so will just look for the dvd. is it any good? got the book lying around somewhere... my gf loves it. anyway. just wondering... you got sedatives / analgesics as your links. hmmm.

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@ rob & tin tin: i did enjoy both the movie and the book... but as always the case...the book is way better...and i highly recommend it to everyone...

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@ lyka: tse! malabo manalo si Miss Japan


At 5:38 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
jologs: hahaha! sa book wawlang masagwang love scene...

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@howling: lets just say i enjoyed the film, BUT like i've said... the book is way better

thanks for dropping by, i'll return the gesture as soon as able

regards to your sweet gf!


At 10:36 AM, Blogger Momel said........
I never read the book. I never watched the film.

I need a lot of cultural catching up.


At 1:16 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@momel: ganda nung book...

tnx for dropping by

At 10:46 PM, Blogger lala said........
read the book back in 2002...mas maganda talaga vs. the movie. only thing is, ngayon may "mukha" na yung characters (kahit controversial because they opted to cast Chinese stars instead of Japanese :)

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
true @ lala

but i cant complain on the acting naman overall

tnx for dropping by lala!

At 3:47 PM, Blogger yey said........
i read the book before the movie came out. it's fantastic!

and i read it again after the movie came out.

all i can say is: zhang is incredible!

and michelle yeoh is great too.
and the guy from the last samurai. he's ok.

hey bryan!!

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
hi yey!

well, we all seem to love the book
fun fun fun!!!