Sunday, 25 January 2015

Walking Is Still The Better Option

As a child living in a relatively big city, I could go outside and take a deep breath without having to worry about pollution or getting run over. I suppose it had something to do with the fact that almost everyone #walked to school or work. Public transportation, which ran on either #electricity or #hydrogen, was always an option, of course. But people still liked using their legs instead of hoping onto a car whenever they needed to go somewhere. And as a result, they were happier and healthier. No one died in fatal #caraccidents or from awful #lungdiseases.
Have people gotten so #listless that they have forgotten how to walk? Do we really need millions upon millions of vehicles crowding the streets? The worst part is that you are not only hurting yourself, but you are also hurting your children. I want my child to grow up breathing fresh air and without getting killed in some horrific accident.
Do you not want the same for your child?

Thursday, 8 January 2015

The Wind Rises

How far are you willing to go to fulfill your dreams and aspirations? This is the question asked by Studio Ghibli's latest and greatest film, The Wind Rises. Most people never realize their potential, settling early on in life, but there are those who push themselves beyond the pettiness of this world by embracing a higher destiny. Jiro Hirokoshi-san, a renowned aviation engineer and the main character of the film, is one such brave soul who dares to dream in a big way. His ardent love for aircrafts propulses him above the skies and into the history books. The road to success, however, is fraught with turbulence, and Jiro-san must do his very best to fly past them. But the film soars higher than one man's ambition as it ultimately focuses on the triumph of the human spirit.

From the splendidly colored visuals to the charmingly sweet melodies to the beautifully crafted planes and characters, The Wind Rises is yet another Hayao Miyazaki-sama masterpiece that zeroes in on the human condition, making it something really special that absolutely no one should miss.

NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a film about man's selfishness, corruption and violence, but it is also a film about redemption. I sometimes wonder why this world has to bear with such awful creatures, but then I realize that there are also those who love life in all of its forms and wish to protect it. One such example is Nausicaä, a brave young girl who wants nothing more than to see the world healed.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a true Studio Ghibli classic, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Watching this film gave me the courage to fight for a brighter tomorrow.
I hope that it will inspire all of you as well. :)