Sunday, June 26, 2011

Random Thoughts on a Sandwich

A sandwich means food to eat, eat healthier, healthier children, children and parents, parent’s duty. Go too far? Let’s start with the recipe and see.

 The simple sandwich recipe:

1. Put two pieces of bread into the toaster for roasting.
2. Put a slice of pineapple on the top of a toast.
3. Spread the tuna fish then.
4. Put the other toast on the top. That’s all.

Eating the sandwich, a few thoughts stole into my mind.

1. I'm glad that I won’t need to suffer from hunger.
2. I can make a sandwich with high nutrient value via careful ingredients selection.
3. The sandwich making is simple and it will be a perfect start to teach children prepare their own foods.
4. Children can work with their parents as a team to make the sandwich and enjoy eating together. The activity strengthens the family relationship and becomes a good old memory.
5. It is parent’s duty to introduce their children cooking so that they can learn this basic survival technique and be independent.

Sounds simple, isn’t it? However, there are a large number of people in the world fail in having these thoughts realized in their life. I miss point 3 to 5. What about you? Will you let the missing go on if you can make changes from now on?

Time’s up. The sandwich is now in my stomach and I have to go back to work. Life goes on as usual.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nine Best Animated Movies of Studio Ghibi

Have you ever watched an animated movie of Studio Ghibi? This famous animated movie marker offers many high-quality films that are worthy of watching.

Studio Ghibli was originally established in 1985. I haven’t watched all its movies. Based on my watched list, I can still recommend nine movies and offer two honorable mentions. The nine films are in alphabetical order. Photos all come from Wikipedia. The IMDb links are provided for your quick reference.

Castle in the Sky (1986)

It is a story about a brave boy saving a lovely girl from the bad guy. Audience will see a flying castle with interesting robots and robbers.

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

This is a sad story about a young boy and his young sister struggling to survive during the wartime. It is said to be one of the most powerful anti-war movies.
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

The story is a fantasy. Sophie has a wonderful adventure. She makes some great friends and finds her love Howl.
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

Is a witch to be ugly and evil? In the film, you will see a lovely young witch trying to live an independent life and help others.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Do you believe in forest spirits? Be prepared to see some cute spirits and even a grinning cat bus. The story is simple, but the characters will make you all smiles.
Ponyo (2008)

What’s good to be a human? The goldfish princess desperately wants to be one. Will she have the same fate as the poor Mermaid in the fairy tales? Let’s see.
Princess Mononoke (1997)

There are a lot of wars between humans and forest beasts. Even the Forest Spirit has been shot to death. With all the killings and death, can life find its way to start again?  
Spirited Away (2001)

A little girl named Chihiro sees her parents turned to pigs. She is also forced to work and come across many strange things. Can she get away from the spirit world?
The Cat Returns (2002)

Repay one’s kindness can be annoying or helpful, depending on the content. Let’s follow Haru and have an extraordinary adventure in the cat kingdom.
Two honorable mentions:
NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

It is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and released before the setup of Studio Ghibli. This animated movie adopts environmental theme. The world is polluted due to war. When nature is recovering itself, can the giant insects and humans live in peace together?
On Your Mark (1995)

This is a music video Hayao Miyazaki produced for the song On Your Mark, sung by Change and Aska. It lasts for 6 minutes and 29 seconds. Freedom is the theme and I find it very touching.

Hope you find my recommended list interesting. Welcome to tell me your favorites. Please do not get angry if your favorites are missing, but feel free to advise so that readers can check them out. Thank you.

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