Is Batman vs Superman worth it? Review without Spoilers!!!!

   
 I went yesterday. I spent 1700¥ on a movie ticket and 450¥ on snacks at the movies. And what I got was a Dawn of Justice folder and a 2 1/2 hour movie that let everybody down so far who was anticipating it.

Why did I go? Because I wanted to see it for myself! I have been deceived by the public opinion so often I am sick of just believing the stuff on the net or even what my friends told me about how they liked or disliked certain movies. Example: Everyone was raving about Antman and I thought it was so boring. 

And now hands down, without spoilers: it was not a terrible movie. Yes, it was no Captain America: Winter Soldier but it was also no Daredevil.

The movie especially targets DC Fans and since I have seen a few DC based shows like Smallville, Arrow, Flash and the such, I recognized many characters but for someone who has not read the comics, the connections might be hard to grasp. 

To be honest, at times I wasn’t sure what was going on. I thought that it might be because my native language is not English and there were only Japaneae subtitles. But I don’t think that was the problem. The movie moves fast and there is hardly time for character or conflict development. Batman and Superman don’t even interact for the better part of the movie. 

The Ben Affleck issue

That poor man has had probably his hardest year in a long time, since people were outraged he got the role as Bruce Wayne. I personally don’t like his acting but I have to say he convinces in this movie. He plays an older Bruce Wayne who has already fought for 20 some years as Batman. And I liked the scenes where he was just Bruce Wayne. He looks kinda chunky in his Batman suit, but I heard that that intended to let him look bulky to match Superman.

All in all, I don’t regret going. I was getting sick of people telling me it wasn’t a good movie. It was not the best movie they could have made: but not the worst either. 

If you are a fan and have seen all the previous movies, go and watch it: see for yourself. If you are very picky with your movies, I would suggest you wait to rent it or catch it on a plane some time.

Book: The Dreamworld of a Shopaholic 

 
After finding the second book of this series for 50¥ at a recycle store I got the first book on iBooks, too! I thought  the second book was fun but I gotta say, I love the first book of the series: The Dreamworld of a Shopaholic 

The story: Book 1 introduces you to Rebecca Bloomwood who works for the financial paper Sucessful Savings but rather reluctantly does her job. It is a greater joy for her to go shopping and to spend her money on nice clothes make-up and things she actually doesn’t really need. She is supposed to be pro with money but has maneuvered herself into a rather tight position with her bank. She has depts, constant calls from her bank manager and spins a world of excuses to avoid the dept collectors. More over she comes in contact with handsome PR Company boss Luke Brandon who soon becomes her direst enemy when one of her articles attacks one of his clients. 

The writing style is so refreshing and funny, I haven’t read an entertaining novel like that in a while. I am so much into Fantasy recently that I forget how fun other types of novels are.

Thank you for 200 Followers!

  
Thank you for being so wonderful!

Shinjikinin Kanpo | Chinese natural cold meds 

  
 I just got over a major cold and a friend of mine gave me this medicine when I was at my worst. It tasted a bit nasty but it helped so much! It’s a Chinese medicine called Shinjikinin. The Japanese sell it in their drug stores. It’s lighter than the usual cold medicine which usually knocks you out. With Shinjikinin you can work and function well during the day but you feel a relief from the cold symptoms.

A few days ago I suffered from allergies, partially from the weather and also from nuts I had eaten a day before. My nose was runny and my throat itched. I didn’t have time to run to th drug store to get meds against allergies so I took Shinjikinin. I was a bit desperate. But it helped against my allergies, too! I was impressed.

Another advantage is, that you hardly feel side effects like sleepiness or a dry throat. The medicine, my friend told me, is like Kanpo, Chinese natural medicine without chemicals. Instead it uses caffeine and such to make you feel better. You can take it against a cold, fever, headache, runny nosy, throat ache and such. If you live in Japan or China, try it! It works so well!

TV Series: Firefly

I just stared Firefly, and older series with Nathan Fillion. I’m just one episode in, so I can’t say how the whole series is but I heard it gets very good. I’m excited! 

 

My prejudices against Japanese Make up removers 

  
Let me be honest here. I the 6 years I’ve lived in Japan I always got my make up remover and cleansers from Europe or Korea. I didn’t really have faith in the liquids here that you just rubbed on and then your make up is supposed to disappear. I always had the make up remover on cotton water and rubbed away away and away. 

Then my friend let me try this Japanese make up remover, promising that this would completely take away all my eye makeup. I wear quite a lot of mascara and I am used to the fact that it never fully disappears unless I was my face thoroughly.

She told me to but this gel-like fluid on my hands and to rub on my dry skin and over my eyes. I was really skeptical at first. When I rubbed this gel on my face and over my eyes I could feel the dry mascara crumble. I washed my eyes well with it and then rinsed my skin and my hands. I was so blown away, it really took everything off! 

The next day I had to get one for myself. It was a bit pricy, 500¥, which is a lot for me because I usually only pay half for make up removers from Drugstores in Germany but this is definitely worth the prize!

Reading… Reading

 
As you can see it is way to late to start my new book The Giver, the book series my friend let me borrow. It is the quartet, all 4 books in 700 pages of The giver, written by Lois Lowry. I’m excited! 

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