Films, Life, Quotes

“Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”

– from Robin Williams’ 1996 movie “Jack”.
1951 – 2014

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Films, Life, Quotes

“There are some things success is not. It’s not fame. It’s not money or power. Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door. It’s getting to work with people you love. Success is connecting with the world and making people feel. It’s finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream. It’s falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could. Success is joy and freedom and friendship. And success is love.”

– Jennifer Garrison, Fame (2009).

“Réussir ce n’est pas toujours ce qu’on croit. Ce n’est pas devenir célèbre, ni riche ou encore puissant. Réussir c’est sortir de son lit le matin et être heureux de ce qu’on va faire durant la journée, si heureux qu’on a l’impression de s’envoler. C’est travailler avec des gens qu’on aime. Réussir, c’est être en contact avec le monde et communiquer sa passion. C’est trouver une façon de rassembler des gens qui n’ont peut-être rien d’autre en commun qu’un rêve. C’est se coucher le soir en se disant qu’on a fait du mieux qu’on a pu. Réussir c’est connaître la joie, la liberté et l’amitié. Je dirais que réussir, c’est aimer.”

– Jennifer Garrison, Fame (2009).

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I have just watched one of the most beautiful animations. If you already like Studio Ghibli’s works, old myths and legends, crafted soundtrack and young love stories, you’re going to love this one. This made me wonder why Chinese animations are not even more popular and broadcast abroad. And you might ask for more after watching it.

I have selected some of the songs that feature in the film. Hope you’ll enjoy them.

周深 Zhou Shen: 大鱼 Big Fish, theme song of 大鱼海棠

陈奕迅 Eason Chan: 在这个世界相遇 In this world meet

For those of you who are in Mainland China and have a VIP pass, the film is available to watch on iQiyi platform:
http://www.iqiyi.com/v_19rrm3u1io.html

Keep watching till the very end… Not only the ending song is beautiful, but there are precious few seconds that you don’t want to miss, in order to grasp the whole story.

BONUS: For the music aficionados, there’s a dizi cover (Chinese flute) of the theme song by Dong Min 彼岸天的海与梦|董敏笛子演绎大鱼海棠印象曲《大鱼》.

A Blue Dad takes his lively Orange Kid to school everyday and tries to teach him the “right way”. As days go by and they slowly comply to conformity, they both start to lose their “true colours”, that make them who they are…

Feed your fire.

‘Alike’ is a  wonderful short animation film by Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez that I could share again, thanks to my friend Astrid.

More info: http://www.alike.es/

Icheon has a 1,000-year history of producing celadon porcelain. The city, which was named South Korea’s first Special Ceramics Industry Zone in 2005 and a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Arts in 2010, boasts a large number of industrial-academic-research infrastructures, including the Korea Ceramics Art High School, the Korea Ceramics Foundation, the Korea Institute of Ceramics Engineering and Technology, and SK hynix.

The exhibit “Icheon: Reviving the Korean Ceramic Tradition” was on display at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA from October 12th- December 29th, 2013.
More info:
http://www.amoca.org

Icheon: Reviving the Korean Cermics Tradition

Audiotrack:
https://audiojungle.net/item/piano-/3415703