9 End 2 Outs

Reaching 30 years old seems to be a major milestone in life everywhere. There have been so many dramas or films based on this theme. This Korean drama, also known as 2 Outs in the 9th Inning, starts off with the female protagonist reaching 30 years old and feeling like she hasn’t accomplish anything significant. 9회말 2아웃 / 9 End 2 OutsBeen there? Her situation is aggravated by her mother’s aggressive attack on her singlehood status. Is being single so bad? The storyline seems to meander about aimlessly and I think…

Poster for Suspect X

Galileo and Suspect X

I watched Suspect X on Tuesday with a colleague. Suspect X is a Japanese movie starring Fukuyama Masaharu, Kou Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi & Kazuki Kitamura. It is a spin-off from a Japanese TV drama called Galileo. It is a stylish 10-episode drama about a genius physicist Yukawa who helped a rookie police officer Kou to solve crimes with puzzling circumstances. Instantaneous human combustion, a haunted house, an explosion at a lake… etc etc. Yukawa is always able to find the scientific explanation behind the phenomenon. The intensity of the drama…

Forest Clock

Yasahii Jikan (優しい時間)

優しい時間 or Yasahii Jikan is a Japanese drama about a small cafe called Forest Clock located in Furano, a small town on the northern island of Hokkaido. The owner is Yukichi Wakui, a successful corporate executive who lost his wife Megumi in a car accident. He traded his corporate suit for an apron when he moved to his wife’s hometown Furano to open the cafe. Yukichi’s only son Takuro was at the wheel when the car crashed and killed Megumi. This caused a rift between father and son because Yukichi…

Seeing God in Numb3rs

I have been watching a US TV drama called Numb3rs. It is about a brilliant mathematician solving crimes with mathematics. The show uses many mathematical theories, equations and principles to solve crimes. It is really very interesting. There are so many mathematical principles featured in the show, it was an eye opener for me. In one of the episodes, Larry, the physics professor, said something that I thought was significant. Scientists make discoveries, they do not create something new. Scientific truths and principles already exist, from the beginning. All those…

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