Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another true dog story movie

that will definitely make me bawl like a baby. The trailer itself already made me cried (ok, I have an ultimate soft spot for true stories and dogs and this one is true dog story, so it's a real killer).

From Wikipedia :

In 1924, Hachikō was brought to Tokyo by his owner, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. During his owner's life Hachikō saw him off from the front door and greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return on the usual train one evening. The professor had suffered a stroke at the university that day. He died and never returned to the train station where his friend was waiting.

Hachikō was given away after his master's death, but he routinely escaped, showing up again and again at his old home. Eventually, Hachikō apparently realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachikō waited for Professor Ueno to return. And each day he did not see his friend among the commuters at the station.

The permanent fixture at the train station that was Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. They brought Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait.

This continued for 10 years, with Hachikō appearing only in the evening time, precisely when the train was due at the station.

Hachikō died on March 8, 1935. He was found on a street in Shibuya.[1] His heart was infected with filarial worms and 3–4 yakitori sticks were found in his stomach. His stuffed and mounted remains are kept at the National Science Museum of Japan in Ueno, Tokyo.
Movie release date is August 2009 (USA). I hope it reaches Malaysia shores. But I didn't see any poster or trailer.:( I miss Nici. :( :(

Monday, August 17, 2009

A little update

Ok, will update a little on what's up with me lately.
  1. Joined new company as QA Engineer (yea, still an engineer, how dry....)
  2. Creating a blogshop selling fabric to locals. I guess I should bring on the effort on this since there's a few request on my fabric after I blogged about them. Hold on yea, there are on their way, no easy putting up another website, after so many late nights on Kiirey, I'm kinda lazy lately.


  3. Went to Tanjung Sepat, for the food and scenery. Lovely place, I love the beach and jetties. More pictures on film (lomo) but I shot some with my good ol' digital camera too. So, here's two of my favourite, while waiting for the lomo to get processed (already sent to shop...can't wait >_<)

    The sunset

    The jetty

  4. Reading Tony Parson's Man and Boy. I bought The Time Traveller's Wife too. I hope I can finish that before the movie comes out.
That's all. :D