[Dorama Review] Ashita, Mama ga Inai

I’ve done watching this dorama three days ago: 明日、ママがいない (Ashita, Mama ga inai / Tomorrow, Mama won’t be here), another touching “dorama”, recommended for parents to be, reminded me that being mother (or father) is a honor, so take its responsibility seriously the best we can or someone else will replace our role. As usual, I always love Japanese dramas for those abundant words of wisdom. This time I was hooked on one below. It may sound controversial, but somehow the quote

「事実の親と真実の親は違うんです!」- Jijitsu no oya to shinjitsu no oya wa chigaun desu – “Parent who give a birth (factual parent) and the real parent is different”

has made me think deeply, that in fact some parents are absent or unable to take care of their child/children, while there are couples still struggling to have child on their own. Since learning and practicing parenthood is a never ending journey, hope we can be both jijitsu and shinjitsu parent.

I watched the full series here (English sub): www.gooddrama.net/japanese-drama/ashita-mama-ga-inai. Make sure your browser has flash plug-in enabled. Prepare plenty of tissues and enjoy!

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Family in Marumo’s Perspective

I know this post is the third time I talk about this drama, but it is very recommended indeed. I finished watching this drama last Tuesday and took some screen shots with nice quotes. Here is one of them:

Marumo no Okite's last episode scene: Mamoru is recalling when he hug the twins Kaoru and Tomoki after getting surprising gold medal from them

Marumo no Okite's last episode scene: Mamoru is recalling something (sorry I forget what scene it is -.-)

Marumo no Okite's last episode scene: Mamoru is recalling when the twins Kaoru and Tomoki celebrated their birthday

Yes, that’s how Marumo defines a family. Nice, deshou? 🙂
FYI, the drama entitled “Marumo no Okite” and was released last year in Fuji TV, but you can find many streaming media of it with english subtitle. Mamoru is original name of main character, but he is called as Marumo by the twins, whereas okite means rule. Overall, it’s funny, touching, and thoughtful!

Sebut Saja JDorama

Halohai. Lagi pengen nulis nih… just to kill the time.

Aduh, belakangan saya kumat lagi nonton film berseri punya bangsa Nihon. Sampai terpikir apa perlu beli HDD eksternal lagi demi menyalin seluruh isi FTP 167.205.*.** itu. Haha. Oh Tuhan! Ngapain aja saya selama empat tahun di kampus ya, film sebanyak itu dilewatkan begitu saja. Untung saya masih cukup waras bahwa tugas saya hidup hanya untuk beribadah dan karena saya ragu apakah menonton film dengan niat ibadah itu kehitung atau nggak, maka saya membatasi maksimal 5 episode/hari. Itu aja udah lama! Ada yang sampai 45 menit per chapter. Meskipun demikian, banyak pelajaran yang bisa saya ambil dan seharusnya berguna nantinya.

“Film” yang saya maksud di atas sebenarnya rata-rata serial drama di TV-TV Jepang, jadi satu judul JDorama itu biasanya kumpulan dari episode-episode yang telah diputar. Kadang ada juga yang mengeluarkan versi movie atau SP.

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