Reading as a hobby could be such a pleasure,You can always learn about places,Culture,People,psychology of people and while you are idle, your mind is imagining all that’s written. And what if you end up in the country,You have read so much about?Have you ever wondered about the same ? Would you have a sense of familiarity or moments of Déjà vu?
For me as a reader,I have enjoyed reading Murakami books a lot right from the first book I read of his “colourless tazaki “to the most recent read “Norwegian wood.”May be because his stories are slightly eccentric or because he is a writer based in Japan,And there has always been a fascination for me as there is so little we know about the Japanese. And since Japan is the backdrop for all his stories the curiosity remains.
I read Norwegian wood last month.A book who’s inspiration is from the Beatles song Norwegian wood (This bird has flown )this was Post my visit to Japan about six months ago. And when I started reading the Norwegian wood
And as I kept turning the pages of the book,While reading. I sensed being in Japan and it wasn’t my imagination that was going wild,But a sense of reality that I was living in. I enjoyed reading the book even more because may be the perspective had changed as I had already travelled to Japan and could now relate to the place,People and culture even more than ever.
Sushi has been one of the most popular and widely known food from Japan.
And the Conveyer belt Experience was a thrilling experience.
First get seated on the table and then you have a option of choosing what you would like to order from the tablet kept on the table or just picking up what you like.
The food all Different types of Sushi & Japanese food are doing the rounds on a Conveyer belt,like the ones that take our bags around in the airport.
If you like a particular sushi tuna,Squid,Eel or Tempura prawns just lift them from the belt and keep them on the table,Nobody will screams it’s mine like they do in airport if you have identical bags.
Here the pricing of plates are done by designs. The checkered ones are the most expensive to the Red and blues being affordable. Once you are done with all your bingeing you ask for the Cheque by clicking on the tablet. And then the total is done by multiplying the Type of plates x quantity.
The whole experience,Could be technical as you wouldn’t be used to the idea or might be new! But going with a local or asking a local would be the best thing.
PHIL KNIGHT- SHOE DOG, A Book that was on my reading list, ever since I viewed the Interview of phil Knight on the charlie Rose show and immediately,Wanted to read it.But, Till the time I actually bought the book, I read the repeated article appearing in leading newspapers.
Here in India with Bill Gates Stating “it a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like… it’s an amazing Tale”. A book recommended To Read …
“The Best Book I read last Year.Phil is…A gifted storyteller”- Warren Buffet .
“Candid,Funny,Suspenful,liteary-This is a memoir for people who love sport,But above all it’s a memoir for people who love memoirs”-Andre Agassi
I was sure,This Book would really be the most enjoyable read for me
There is so, little we all know about Nike ,And are totally oblivious who is Phil Knight ? months later.I Read the book,And The way the book was structured,Like a suspenseful novel.
From Phil knight journey- To discover himself to joining the dots years later when Nike became synonymous with the Best Sport shoe one can own . To parting the wisdom, of myths of shoe/footwear around the globe like
Putting on the right shoe before the left will bring prosperity -Romans believed before caesar period.
China: did you know that when man marries woman,They throw red shoes on the roof to make sure all goes well on wedding night!
And Did you know when someone starts a journey,It’s actually good luck to throw shoe at them in China To Bowerman one of the most important men in the nike journey.
Trivia’s -Did You know
Blue Ribbion the brand and company founded by Phil knight,Before Nike was born,Actually distributed Onituska Tiger shoe.
The term ‘Shoedog’ is an Slang name given to a veteran of the footwear industry. Someone who has dedicated their life to selling Shoes.
6453 –the phone number ending of all Nike stores worldwide as it spells Nike
1966 Blue ribbon,The company before Nike was born opened the first ever retail store Santa Monica .
1972-Nike was born
1977-Air shoes were coming up.
1980-2nd December going Public
Carolyn Davidson– Designed the Nike Logo
Denny Strickland creative director designed NIKE Font.
Sandals discovered in 1938 the year Phil knight was born .
Oldest shoe ever discovered are from Oregon 9000 years ago.
Autohead Directed,Story and screenplay by Rohit Mittal.
A story set in the suburbs of Mumbai,Where a documentary Filmmaker is documenting the life of an autorickshaw driver called Narayan.,As the filmmaker continues filming and documenting his life, he dig deeper into the auto rickshaw driver’s life and discover angst,Sexual frustration and paranoia.This changes the course of their film.
After the movie was completed it Impacted me so much that I was afraid you taking a journey back home in the auto rickshaw.
Six stories by six Filmmakers Telling each story of What “Madly” means to them by sharing stories on love.Friendship.Relations.
Each short movie synopsis shared below.
Clean Shaven directed by Anurag Kashyap (India )Trapped in a boring marriage with a restrictive, old-fashioned husband, a young housewife finds solace in a quasi-romantic friendship with her much-younger neighbour. Although this arrangement boosts her self-esteem, her husband continues to imprison her heart and body. Will she find the courage to break free?
Afterbirth Directed by Mia Wasikowska (Australia)
They say a mother’s love is the world’s strongest bond, but how can you give your baby your heart when you’re a young single mother who feels like your newborn is a stranger?
Dance Dance Dance Directed by Sebastián Silva (U.S.A.)
He’s just a normal Bronx teenager having fun breakdancing on the subway until his feeling for his best friend gets complicated. When his religious parents shun him after he announces he’s gay, he goes in search of compassion on the streets of New York.
Love Of Love Directed by Sion Sono (Japan)
A little sister has a secret she can’t wait to tell. Newly engaged, the youngest looks around the dinner table and wilts when she scrutinizes the passionless, vanilla marriages of her family members. Just when she refuses to let a wedding ring be the end of a hot love life, she’s coyly ushered into the playful world of a Tokyo sex club.
Love Of My Life Directed by Gael García Bernal(Argentina)
He’s in his forties; she’s in her twenties. Their relationship has always been a pendulum swinging between passion and ambivalence. Now that she’s expecting their first child, will the baby keep them together or tear them apart?
I Do Directed by Natasha Khan (U.K.)
Just in time for her wedding day, a young bride-to-be encounters a ghost from her past. She comes to welcome the encounter, allowing her to move forward with her new life.
Madly tells you how Mad we get with feeling that mean something