18 April 2005


So ohanami has come to Japan and I couldn't be happier. Ohanami happens when all the *cherry* trees get crazy and decide to produce more flowers than you've seen just about ever. The Japanese respond by drinking alcohol and sitting around all day looking at the flowers. I finally figured out why I like it so much: it's like a nation-wide flunk day only everybody is responsible (for the most part). I also like that public alcohol consumption isn't a problem. It's the life.

Other than that, things are going well.

I saw Full Metal Jacket last night after finally folding and getting a DVD player. It was wonderful. Almost as good as March Comes like a Lion which was one of the most beautiful, sexiest little movies I have seen in a long time. If you can find it, get it. There weren't any English subtitles on my DVD, but about 80% of the movie is silent and you can figure out the rest.

Lastly, I'm trying to decide who's being the biggest asshat: Japan, for deciding it was about time to start drilling for oil in a part of the ocean that might or might not be their's or China, for reacting by beating the shit out of a bunch of Japanese stuff in Shanghai. The best shot on the news was this Chinese woman in her car, crying and screaming, *I'm Chinese! I'm Chinese!* while the mob kicked the shit out of her Japanese car. That's a proud moment for a country.

See, this is the problem with Nationalism, kids. Makes everybody stupid.