Friday, July 8, 2011

Murakami-A love affair with old friends

For the past few weeks I had been married to Haruki Murakami- a one week love affair. Actually I’m just happy that I’m back into my old self. Every after work I walk straight home then grab the book until black birds and owl knocks on me.
 I recently finished reading the book The Wind up bird chronicle, a fiction novel that fuses realistic and fantastic tendencies which contains elements of physical violence. Murakami works are heavily influenced by western culture, humorous, surreal and at the same time distresses on themes of alienation and loneliness.

"The story starts off simply enough about Mr. Okada losing his cat, then his wife, and then finally his own mind. In a bizarre fashion all of the odd characters and situations that Okada finds himself in are all related in some way which is eventually summed together at the end. What was most fascinating is the elements of Buddhism, the search for nothingness to really get in touch with one's consciousness. Okada finds the strength and ability to achieve 'emptiness' at the bottom of a dark well. In the well, Murakami puts us in touch with the most bizarre adventures in Okada's consciousness and much of the story talks about war guilt"

I'm not a bookish but its just one of my unparalleled habit so enough with this! I'm excited to read one of his popular novel- The Norwegian Wood not the song but the fiction story of loss and sexuality:)
 

Also this week I had dinner with my old good college friends.It was a sort of reunion at Gerry's Grill Mall of Asia. After  4 years we finally see each other. We parted our ways after graduation meet different people from different walks of life, work from different countries and companies..tambay dito tambay dun…lol but our friendship never fade. We can still kick each other ass! 
 and this what we eat...puro pang pataba at highblood...joskow!  we actually agree since Eugene has been missing this kind of food..bawal kasi sa country kung saan sya nag papa alipin...lol..He ordered 2 Crispy pata! kaya goodluck!
(Crispy pata, crab rice, sisig (sorry no pics na delete ko:) mais con yelo and sansrival cake)
 I'm wearing( my 4 years old 501 levi's jeans, top from TRF-Zara, shoes from charles and keith blazer: thrifted, bag from landmark)

Thou I hate reunion cause it reminds me that I'm getting old but nevertheless  it was an awesome night. This people are the best antiques to collect and someday we'll look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject. Tell we meet again good friends!

wishing everyone to have a great weekend!
Life is good!

37 comments:

  1. I was very excited to see Murakami but when I saw the food, I was like "drooling". Hahaha! :)

    http://jesroque.blogspot.com

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  2. As usual my friend the photographs were amazing and the food made me so hungry. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. the sansrival looks good! =)

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  4. hala nauna ko pa palang basahin yung Wind up bird Chronicle kesa sayo? ahaha ako na. The book is just tooo long. Ang fave line ko yung sa asawa niya, "I never had anything I really wanted. When you get used to that kind of life, you'll never know what it is that you want." something to that effect yung line.

    peram ako ng norweigan wood. maganda daw yan!

    miss you much,
    Maria Andresa

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  5. Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite authors! Nag-laway ako sa food pictures, I miss Filipino food! Have a nice weekend sweetie! :)

    Lee of [Caffeinated Epiphanies]

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  6. ive heard of murakami but never had the chance and time to read his books.

    i was intrigued though when my favorite travel author paul theroux went to japan, he met murakami.

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  7. It's wonderful to spend time with old friends. Even if it does remind us of our age. :-)

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  8. I love Murakami. I love Kafka On the Shore. I made a paper about that book. -_- Whatta good writer. BTW, Have you read the book "The Giver"? If you haven't, you might wanna check that out. It's a good read. :)

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  9. I used to read a lot but now, I´m so tamad to the max! lol!

    Missed eating crispy pata with sawsawan, even if it´s fattening we should indulge in it once in a while. ;)

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  10. I am hypertensive, although I can't eat sisig, crispy pata or crab rice anymore, by just looking at the picts makes my mouth water, hehehe! Tnx for sharing! =)

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  11. Reunion with friends is always <3 I'm glad you got to see your college friends :)

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  12. Ohh last time I went to the bookstore I saw various Murakami books..I didn´t buy them because I was picking up the second part of a book I´m reading and it was a little bit expensive..but the next time I´d buy me some Murakami! Btw food looks great!

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  13. That food looks like such a dream... It's making my mouth water!

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  14. naman nasa line up ko yan para basahin!!!!

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  15. I definitely agree with jes, i got this curiosity when i saw the book but when is see the foodie my tummy shout for food.

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  16. I miss reading books! I can't remember the last time I completed a book... I think when I was still pregnant.. one of Pablo Coelhos' - that was the first book in spanish I completed :)

    kakalaway ang pictures ng food! Can't wait till we visit pinas in december!!

    Spanish Pinay

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  17. grabe, natakam ako sa crispy pata! =)

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  18. Hi Sunny, looks like you had a lovely time with your old friends. The food looks yummy! How can you wear those big high heels? Not sure about the books you are reading, they sound a bit miserable! Have a wonderful weekend. So sorry I have taken so long to reply to you. Love Linda x

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  19. now I got hungry because of crispy pata.. hello cholesterol! hahaha

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  20. now I got hungry because of crispy pata.. hello cholesterol! hahaha

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  21. it's always nice to remember the good old days with the good old people :P

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love Murakami. He is my favourite author, I have read all his books and wait for the next. Great friends, those that stand the test of time are the best. So good friends, good food, good book. Sounds perfect. Xxxx

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  23. never tried a murakami book yet. Will check this out. :-)

    Happy Weekend.

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  24. ""Mr. Okada losing his cat, then his wife, and then finally his own mind.""ouch. mukhang interesante yang book na yan.mahanap nga sa National Bookstore.ngyn din!!!lols

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  25. Wow! Sounds you had fun with your college friends and I know you missed them a lot! Im still in college and I couldn't imagine how am I gonna miss my friends so much when time comes that we have to part our ways...

    Anyway, the foods look real yummy!

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  26. I heard from many different people na magaling si Haruki. My officemate recently lent me her book Kafka On The Shore and I'm just about to start.

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  27. good book, delicious (and very yummy if I might add) food, and old friends...perfection.

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  28. wow i started reading the book and never finished it...well i skipped to the last page lol the food looks so good yummy.

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  29. oh i so love reading books! the plot of that murakami novel seems interesting. are there murakami titles @ national bookstore?

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  30. yummy crispy pata!
    BTW: given you an award please check this
    http://thealolavie.blogspot.com/2011/07/lovely-blogs.html

    kisses!

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  31. what a dinner!! look delicious! you know how to eating good haha :D

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  32. Pangpa high blood nga mga kinain nyo! ok lang minsan lang namn e. hehehe!

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  33. haha yumie delicious food! :)
    I like your pics...
    KISSES!

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  34. Great review! :) Interesting books to read. :) thanks for sharing. :) Great photos! Ginutom mo ako! :D (makakain na nga.. :D ) Ingat!

    ellenreviews.blogspot.com

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  35. never tried a murakami book yet. Will check this out. :-) Happy Weekend.

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  36. naman nasa line up ko yan para basahin!!!!

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