‘Your Name’ Bluray Review

30th December 2017

Dear Chibi,

It’s been a long time since an anime film (or rather, any animation film) has left this much impression on me. Shinkai Makoto’s ‘Your Name’ (Kimi no Na wa.) is the highest-grossing anime film of all time and it’s easy to see why. The moment the film starts I’m mesmerized by the stunning art, the gorgeous colours and the compelling animation. Every scene is a work of art. The detailed visuals and audio work harmoniously together to convey a very realistic portrayal of Japan. Yet, in the end… it was the emotionally powerful story that moved me. “Your Name” is pretty perfect to me. Tears were shed :’D

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Sailor Moon R The Movie~ The Promise of the Rose Review

25th June 2017

Dear Chibi,

Sailor Moon R The Movie: The Promise of the Rose is out on DVD remastered! I haven’t seen this movie in quite a while, but it was by far my favourite of the 3 Sailor Moon movies. Seeing it again so many years later, my thoughts largely remain the same.

Sailor Moon R The Promise of the Rose

“Long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he befriended a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side. Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, it’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru!”

As with most anime movies, this film is best enjoyed as a standalone. Nothing in the film affects the main story at all, and the actual villains from the series (The Black Moon Clan) are never mentioned. The events portrayed in the film seem to take place somewhere between episode 77 and 82, after Chibiusa learns of everyone’s identity and when Usagi and Mamoru get back together. It makes sense since the film debuted in Japanese theaters on 5 December 1993, a week before episode 77 aired. While it’s not necessary to watch the movie, it’s a delightful experience with plenty of emotion and drama.

Sailor Moon R The Promise of the Rose

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Friday Night Movie~ A Silent Voice

22nd April 2017

Dear Chibi,
Thanks to Madman, I scored a double pass to see ‘A Silent Voice’ with Hubby last night. I had entered a Twitter competition, and was lucky enough to be a winner. Sweeeeet :)

A Silent Voice Movie Pass Madman Competition

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Evangelion: 1.11 and 2.22 Blu-Ray

16th June 2013

Dear Chibi,

I received Evangelion: 1.11 and 2.22 Blu-Ray in the mail about a week ago but haven’t had the chance to sit down and write about it until now :D

Let me start off by saying… I haven’t really watched Evangelion before. Well, I have a little bit back in my early high school days but that was so long ago and in-sequential that it didn’t make much sense XD Hopefully watching the movies this time around will be a more fulfilling experience. I want to know what the fuss is all about!


Evangelion: 1.11 You are (NOT) Alone and 2.22 You Can (NOT) Advance

The two came in a very well packaged box. I had a pleasant time un-boxing it and I loooove the look of these. The plain orange and red on the slip covers work well. Since these were part of a series/collection, I lined them up to see how they’d looked together:


One side features a face of Shinji Ikari and Mari Illustrious Makinami (new character in the movie)

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I heart Titanic

27th May 2012

*Plays ‘My Heart Will Go On’*

Dear Chibi,

Last night I watched Titanic for the first time in my life at the IMAX Theatre in 3D. I never watched the film when it came out in 1997, but I knew about the hype and have always been meaning to see it. Lucky for me, it recently came out in cinemas again after 15 years (and remastered), so this was just the perfect opportunity! You would think after 15 years, the story would already be spoiled for me, but it wasn’t. I didn’t really know what to expect. All I knew was that it’s about a two lovers who meet on the gigantic ship which eventually sinks. That pretty much sums up the plot, but all the juicy parts come from how it happened. Everything about this film was mind-blowing amazing to me. While the CG and special effects were impressive, it was the romantic plot between the two protagonist which left the most impression on me. Such a epically romantic, tragic and thrilling tale….just love it :D

Definitely a film not to miss (If there’s still anyone else out there who hasn’t seen it XDD)


9th August 2010

Dear Chibi,

Yesterday Jacky, Burpy, Somps and I went to see Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’ at Burwood cinemas. With the movie being hyped so much, I wondered if it could really meet up to my expectations. Well, what can I say..? It was brilliant! Very clever and intriguing. It’s definitely one of the better movies I’ve seen a long time. If you haven’t seen it yet, chibi says GO SEE IT. NOW.


Or, you could be as hardcore as Burpy and watch it thrice ;) All in the name of the box office.

The idea of the movie is based on dreams within dreams, and since I’m quite a dreamer (I dream a lot) I could really relate to the ideas explored in the film. I have never experienced limbo (or is this ‘reality’ a limbo?), but I have experienced 2/3 level dreaming & sometimes lucid dreaming. It’s quite an interesting experience and I often wonder how it must feel for others to not dream at all.

I was so sure Inception was going to appear in my dream last night, as lately all my dreams relate directly to what I see/do during the day. The problem with this is- I don’t want to dream about it. Mal is too scary and haunting~ I want her to stay far far away from me as possible!! >_< (Not you Mal pal XD)

Since coming home last night, I kept forcing myself not to think about the film, and told myself continuously that it’s “not real”. It’s the only way I can make myself less scared about anything. So.. can you guess what happened in my dream last night..?

In my dream, I kept telling myself not to think about Inception and that it’s not real. LOL..
At least it kinda worked, since Mal never showed up…ahahahaa.

So here I am back in reality, though I spent all morning wondering if this really is the reality. ‘Are Mondays really this long and boring?’

I need a totem.

Leave Chun Li alone

22nd March 2009

Dear Chibi,

As much as I like Chun Li, I can’t say I’m very excited about the movie after seeing the trailer: The Legend of Chun Li It looks kinda boring? o_o Does anyone think otherwise? The first thing that came to mind is that Chun Li is suppose to be Chinese.. Kristin Kreuk just doesn’t look Chinese enough. It could be argued she’s half Chinese, but still..Chun Li is from CHINA! We’re lacking the Chinesesness. Similarly for the Dragon Ball movie (oh boy), why have a white guy play Goku??  T_T Is anyone planning to watch this? Even for amusement? Or should we all just hide under the bed and pretend it never existed? XD


Having said that, I think I’ll just stick to Chun Li from the games~ =D


Watching June

18th June 2008

Dear Chibi,

*looks out the window*
yay, no rain today..yet :)

The last few weeks I watched Iron Man and Indiana Jones and still contemplating if I should see KungFu Panda and Narnia: Prince Caspian..hmm. Should I? Should I?

This month seems to be flying pretty quickly. 6 days ago was Chibi Land’s Anniversary and I’ve been working on some updates on it since I haven’t done much for it the past couple of months. It’s fun to go back to old things sometimes :) Actually, lately I’ve been listening to some Sailor Moon music and they’re just..wonderful XD. WONDERFUL.


I’ve been following the Japanese Live Action drama of Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend), and it’s almost ending. I was disappointed with the first 7 episodes (and there’s only 10 total XD) – but episode 8 was pretty good (about time!!) I still believe the manga is like 1000x better though, but I’ll finish the series anyway :)

I’ve started watching the Japanese Live Action of Nodame Cantabile, and it’s pretty funny at the moment. I’ve also got the anime sitting around… wonder which is better, or which I should watch first? hmm.. M12? XD

Should I mention.. Hana Yori Dango, live action drama? haha… why is there so many Japanese live actions based off manga these days? It sure seems to be the trend. It would be so cool to have a Inuyasha live action! :3 Only if it was done extremely well though… and Inuyasha has to be hot X3 hehehee… Speaking of good looking male characters, I recently revealed to Jacky my favourite male character from Sailor Moon, and his response was..’isn’t that a girl??’ XD Yes, Chibi also likes feminine looking guys (in anime. *cough*) Nope, it’s not our dear Tuxedo Mask, but Helios! <3 wheeeeee…… X3 Helios is the best!

Alrighty, enough of fan-girling!

Don’t like the eyes.

19th March 2008

Dear Chibi,

Yesterday after work, Jacky, Oyster-san and I had dinner at Ramen Kan just for a bit of catching up and all.
Afterwards we went to see “The Eye” and I must say it was a lot creepier than I thought it would be.

What a terrible movie! It was predictable throughout- the same thing kept happening for about an hour.. yet, it scared chibi every time! Oh wait.. doesn’t that say something about me rather than the movie…? *looks around* I rate it around 2/5…2 is for scaring me (but that doesn’t mean much cause I get freaked out by anything, really). I would say the level of freakiness is about the same as when I watched “Dark Water” with my uni buddies a few years back- so I guess no one other than me actually found this scary… Jacky and Oyster-san was giggling at me >_< Apparently I skipped the freakiest part of the movie cause I was too scared and just covered my eyes for a while, lol. No more "horror"! It was a little difficult getting through the night (even this morning)- when parts of the movie kept popping up in my head. But then I knew who I'd rather be thinking about and that made it easier =) Now- disappear! Now I can move on.... I hope. ^^;

Game, Movie and Gamble

10th March 2008

Dear Chibi,

On Saturday Jacky came over and played the Wii with my bro, and I shortly joined them in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. That was so awesome ^^ I liked the trampoline one best, although I’m much inferior to both of them in most games (especially the shooting one, omg I can’t aim! XD) I think I’ll get the hang of it once I play more though.

Afterwards Mr Vacuum Cleaner came along to make my computer all nice and pretty =D I’ll be sure to get him to come again, cause he did a pretty good job. 5/5

In the evening, we went to have dinner at Burwood before driving to the city to watch CJ7, written, produced and directed by Stephen Chow. It was very cute.. very very cute, so much that I was squealing half the time X3 I think it’s a bit much- perhaps even an overkill with cuteness, ahaha. Some parts were quite funny, but as a whole I think his previous films were better. The film was a bit short and I would have liked to see Stephen Chow more on screen. Still enjoyable.

Yesterday I headed to his place for a good day of mahjong! It’s actually my first time playing it at his place, but it didn’t affect my winning luck and skill =p Also to join the table were Somps and MZ, who were both rather curious and new to the game. It wasn’t MZ’s first time though, I tried teaching him last Xmas when he came to my place, but because of my bro (and his JAPANESE mahjong rules)- it got rather confusing for him, so he was still a bit lost at the end of it. I feel guilty for the lack of assistance given to him, so here’s a start over! Playing mahjong does require quite a lot of practice and time to get use to- especially remembering what to actually say and knowing what those Chinese characters mean. Both MZ and Somps can’t read Chinese, so we started off with the basic numbers 1-9.

I’m amazed. Somps is a realllly quick learner! MZ doesn’t mind being owned by Somps XD To make it more even, Jacky and I played with ‘minimum fan of 3 points’ and the other two can play ‘Chicken rule‘- Somps won like.. 4 times in a row or something- we should make her play our rules! lol. MZ is getting there! He was just distracted cause he knew someone was at home waiting for him in his room…sleeping ^^;
It was a lot of fun ^_^ Let’s do this again sometime!