Weathering With You / 天気の子


07/27/2019

Dyan and I finally watched Tenki no Ko, or universally known as Weathering with You! Makoto Shinkai's newest creation after his hit movie Kimi no nawa (your name), it premiered here in Japan last July 19, 2019, however since Dyan and I were both busy during that weekend, we decided to move our movie date and we finally had the time for it!

Besides actually watching the movie, we also wanted to try the famous Weathering with You themed drink from LAWSON, the Weathering With You Ameiro Jelly Tea! we read about it in the internet, and we really wanted to get our hands on it! So before heading to the mall, we dropped by the konbini and ordered the famous tea!


They also had a lot of other Weathering with You themed products!





We were so happy we got to try the drink! So here's the story on it, the drink actually changes color once you add in the syrup, much like how the weather changes with a bit of prayer in the movie!
I love the representation of the drink! plus the cup is absolutely adorable with all the Teru teru bozu and the cat mascot Ame!




It was a little sweet and a little sour at the same time, kind of like sweetened lime, mixed with a good amount of well textured jellies! This drink retails at 260 JPY at LAWSON branches in Japan!

We just had to get it before watching the movie haha!



After purchasing the tickets, we decided to get the Weathering With You popcorn set to complete the movie experience!

It comes with a Tote Bag, and inside is a box container to hold your drink and your popcorn!




The popcorn bag was also specifically designed with scenes from the movie!

This popcorn set retails at 1000 JPY at the food stand in the movie theatres!



Of course we had to take pictures with the beautiful backdrop!

and we made sure to purchase some official merch as well!


I purchased the Tenki no Ko bag charm which retailed at 1,080 JPY and the official Tenki no Ko movie booklet retailing at 800 JPY!

I also vlogged the entire day as usual! so feel free to watch my vlog!
LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Yxxu4pVFo

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MOVIE REVIEW


Overall, when it comes to my opinion and thoughts on the movie... it was really well made!
While I think this movie is actually heavier and deeper than Kimi no Na wa, there were points or parts in the movie that you would actually notice is a little dragging, but because of the beautiful art and animation of the film, you'd hardly notice the slow pace of the story, it had a beautiful but a little bit of sad ending, I guess depending on what kind of person you are...

But I love the details of the film, it was well directed, well written, and production was really on point! the seiyuu's they chose for the film were also really amazing and they brought life to the characters!


One of the things I was happy about, is the thought of a Makoto Shinkai Cinematic Universe! (now some of you may get what I mean even without watching the movie lol),  but it is something to look forward to with Shinkai's future projects!

People would obviously compare this with Kimi no na wa, I've had friends and some subscribers in my YouTube Channel ask which one is better, Kimi no Na Wa or Tenki no ko, and I think they are both masterpieces in their own way, depending on what kind of person you are, you might like one of the other better, or both!

My friend Dyan who watched this with me, really loved Tenki no ko, she was literally crying for 10 min during the ending part of the movie, but, for her, Kimi no Na Wa was still a little bit better in her opinion. She's a romantic kind of girl, so she did love the romance aspect of Kimi no na wa, and she's a fan of the school life type of genre. If you are that kind of person, you may like Kimi no na wa better.

In my case, as much as I loved Kimi no Na wa, I actually liked Tenki no ko a little bit better. As I mentioned earlier, Tenki no Ko made my chest feel heavier than Kimi no nawa, for me, 'Your Name' was a "Feel Good" anime movie, if you want to have good vibes for the day, (which was opposite for dyan lol she cried watching Your Name... and I was like... whut?.. for me Kimi no na wa is a fun movie lol), so I was basically affected in tenki no ko, the problems they had to face at a young age like finding work, being in love even though they were young, Hina, the heroine having to raise her little brother, Nagi (who btw is my fave character in the movie lol)


there was a lot going on, and I felt like the characters here have more life and was given more of a background compared to some characters in Your Name. Which is the reason why I rated Tenki no Ko a little higher than Kimi no Na wa.
 
This movie made me laugh multiple times, it had a lot of iconic scenes, and... I also cried, I cried because I felt touched at the scenes where everyone was helping Hodaka (the main protagonist), those scenes just touched my heart!

Overall, I would give this film a 9.5/10!

I hope you guys get the chance to see this movie!

Photo Diary: Kansai Adventures Day 3


Last 2019年6月27日~29日, Dyan, Marianne, and I went to Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara! It was our first trip together outside of the Shimane Prefecture, and it was a blast! We really enjoyed it, and honestly, we didn't want to go back to Shimane (lol)

For our last day in Kansai, we went back to Kyoto since our bus stop is there as well, but before leaving Osaka, we went to the shopping district, and visited the Mameshiba Cafe or Shiba Inu cafe! We also made sure we had a 3-shot in front of Glico Man before leaving lol









(I basically splurged at LUSH and Body Shop lol)

Here are a few pictures from the Mameshiba Cafe!







It was 800 JPY for 30 min, and the puppies were so cute! but, to be honest, we weren't happy with the staff... if it weren't for the puppies, I would've rated the cafe a 0... but because of the cute doggies, I'm rating it a 5... (not even passing lol, that's how bad the cafe is in terms of service).

After the Mameshiba Cafe, we ate Takoyaki and Yakisoba for lunch!



Afterwards, we had to catch the next earliest train to Kyoto so we can still roam around Kyoto before our night bus leaves (10:30 PM JST).

Our plan was to go to Arashiyama and visit the Monkey Park and Bamboo grove, but we did not make in time for the Monkey park, so we just walked around Arashiyama and went to the famous Bamboo Grove!













We were sooo tired, but had so much fun! the place was beautiful, and I really felt the Japanese aura there because of the classic houses/buildings/stores!


Kyoto Tower at night! We had a blast even on our last day... and I was so happy!

We will definitely return to Kyoto to visit the monkeys! haha!

I vlogged the entire Kansai Adventure experience!
so if you want to watch the Kansai vlog series, here's the link to Day 2!
KANSAI VLOG SERIES DAY 3 :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3xY33lslHs&t=537s

I hope you had fun reading, and will watch the vlog!

Photo Diary: Kansai Adventures Day 2


Last 2019年6月27日~29日, Dyan, Marianne, and I went to Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara! It was our first trip together outside of the Shimane Prefecture, and it was a blast! We really enjoyed it, and honestly, we didn't want to go back to Shimane (lol)

On our 2nd day, we stayed within the area of Osaka and even though that was the case, I think this was our busiest day lol 
Our first stop was Amemura (American Village) because we wanted to take photos around the area, this was pretty close to Dotonbhori (where our hostel was located), so we just walked from there and went to pretty much a lot of stop overs! 








Of course we had to take a bunch of OOTD shots lol 

While we were on our way to Amemura, we stopped by Suiyoubi no Alice (Alice on Wednesday), and bought a couple of cute accessories! 






I don't have pictures of the accessories section of the shop, but I vlogged the entire day, so that is included in the video, I will be including the link later on for our Day 2 vlog lol

After walking around for a bit, we were talking about how we were craving for Tapioca Milk Tea, and we came across a store lol


CRAVINGS SATISFIED! lol Marianne's drink poured over her twice though haha!

After walking around, we had lunch at a nearby restaurant, then went to the train station to visit the Osaka Aquarium which was our first stop for the day! (well first official stop), and of course we had to take pictures as usual lol


This is part of the Aquarium, the wall design was amazing!


The adult ticket price was 2,300 JPY each, so that's roughly around 1,150 PHP, which is completely WORTH IT!



We had to... we just had to... we were pretty much professionals at making a fool of ourselves haha! 





I didn't take that much photos inside since I was too busy recording for the vlog, so if you want to see more, just check out the vlog hihi (link below)




It was amazing! that was definitely an unforgettable experience, and it was worth every penny! it was breathtakingly beautiful! 

After the tour, we decided to take pictures by the beautiful wall, and since we had no one else to take our photos for us... we placed the camera on the floor, set it up with an umbrella behind it, and just turned on the timer and voila! lol

After the Osaka Aquarium, our next stop was Osaka Castle... so we were pretty pumped about that!


Look at that beauty! It was actually also the same weekend as the G20 Summit 2019, and I guess you pretty much know what I'm about to say... yes... we weren't able to visit the inside of the Osaka Castle because the G20 Summit was held there, on that same day... so I guess our luck was pretty bad at that part... so we just took a picture from the outside! ;A;

It was getting pretty late, so we decided to head back, but along the way, they went along with my request which was... TO VISIT THE POKEMON CENTER IN UMEDA OSAKA!





I was seriously in heaven... this is my home... this is my space... this is.. me! lol
I've been a fan of the nintendo games since Gameboy Color up to 3DS (and pretty soon the pokemon game series will be coming to SWITCH), I also played and collected the Pokemon cards, I loved the Anime series, from Indigo up to Sun and Moon... basically, I'm a Pokemon addict!

My day was complete haha!





Even at night, Osaka is really bright and lively, the complete opposite of Shimane-prefecture Izumo City haha! I took pictures of Dyan and Marianne while walking, I feel pretty good since the shots were pretty! ohohoho!

And that's how our day pretty much went!

As I mentioned earlier, I vlogged the entire Kansai Adventure experience!
so if you want to watch the Kansai vlog series, here's the link to Day 2!
KANSAI VLOG SERIES DAY 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCCX2tGgEWU&t=903s



I hope you had fun reading, and will watch the vlog!