{ J-Drama Review: Part 4 }

>> Friday, September 19, 2008

Just finished watching another 3 good J-Doramas.

  • Title: 女王の教室 (じょおうのきょうしつ)
  • Title (romaji): Jyoou no Kyoushitsu
  • Also known as: The Queen's Classroom
  • Synopsis: here
  • Genre: School, human drama
  • Episodes: 11 + 2-part special
My Review / Comments :

This is the best & most interesting School Drama I've ever watch. I thought it wont be nice since most of the actors / actresses are kids, but actually it's very interesting to see how they rebel, think & act towards the super strict military kind of teacher
. The teacher is very harsh, strict & only treat student that obey her good. She also only decide everything on test result, the top ones are free from punishments & other things. Well she's obviously seems to be 100% bad teacher to these kids, but there's a reason why she has this way of teaching.

It's kinda twisting your view of the Teacher. Makes you wonder wether she's really a bad teacher that always bully the students or a teacher that has a reason to be this military-strict way of teaching to the students. If I ever have a kid, I want my kid's teacher to be like her, as strict as possible, punish badly when they do something bad / wrong. That's the best way to keep them in the right direction in life & to grow strong mentality into them too.

Other than that, this drama really teach heavy useful mentality or moral towards harsh reality that sometimes doesnt always go well or like we wished for. We need to have this kind of teacher more for kids in reality, so that they wont end up be a spoiled brat or losers who always want to go suicide. For some reason I really like strict teachers, usually they're the type of teacher who really able to teach & guide us to the right path.

Definitely worth to watch, She's the best teacher of all teachers so far, I adore her !!!

If i have to give rating, I would give 10/10 for this drama.


  • Title: マイリトルシェフ
  • Title (romaji): My Little Chef
  • Synopsis: here
  • Genre: Food, Comedy
  • Episodes: 10
My Review / Comments :

So sorry I couldnt manage to find any screen shots online for this one, boohoo. Anyway, this one is another food-related Drama which is one of the drama genre that I like, but this one is specialize with french cuisine so their food not really appealing to me. The story isnt bad but a bit too dramatic, not much comedy involved, decided to watch it cuz Abe Hiroshi was inside the drama

If i have to give rating, I would give 7/10 for this drama.


  • Title: アットホーム・ダッド
  • Title (romaji): At Home Dad
  • Synopsis: here
  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Episodes: 12 + 1 Special
My Review / Comments :

Cant find this drama screenshots online too, boohoo. So I'll just give my review.

Another hilarious & funny realistic drama. About a Dad who lost his job & forced to be a stay-home-dad which makes him gotta do all the housework like cooking, cleaning, etc. It's fun to see a guy who always proud to be a professional worker but in the end he's gotta do what a 'housewife' should do. This drama also good to show for husband that a housewife works arent easy at all, its tiring & lots of things to do in 1 day, hmm

Love his neighbour who is a Stay-home-dad for years already & he's proud of it (eventhough he looks kinda sissy lol). But since his wife can makes money double more than him, so they decided that the wife is the one who provide the family financially & the hubby is the one who take care of the house, a realistic twist eh ?. It makes me wonder if any guy in real life really love or hopes to be a Stay-Home-Dad ?

But I guess, most society still see that a Guy should support the family financially, so not many people can accept stay-home-dad or househubby ?. Abe Hiroshi said in the drama that if he works as househubby / stay-home-dad then he has no pride as a Man. Sad but kinda true.

If i have to give rating, I would give 8,5/10 for this drama.


Erm, Dont mind me if recently it seems that I keep watching drama by Abe Hiroshi as the main character in it, cuz after I watch Kekkon Dekinai Otoko & Dragon Zakura, I realize that all drama that has him as the main character is always good & interesting. I also like his 'unique character' charisma.

Somehow, all characters he played so far (from all 4 J-Dramas) has this an "Arrogant, Mr. know-it-all, Superior" attitude. I'm not sure why all the characters he played has a commotion in terms of personally. Perharps he has "Arrogant, Mr. know-it-all, Superior" attitude looks ? lol.

Or maybe, Abe Hiroshi purposely selected to play as a character that has "Arrogant, Mr. know-it-all, Superior" attitude, hmm.



>> Thursday, September 11, 2008

Erm, another old post of mine before I'm off to Tokyo, hehe.

And If you're wondering, What is a Cat Cafe ?.

Basically its a place for cats to hang out (seriously, no joke) & of course with humans too. Well, to be precise, actually it's a place for humans to relax by playing or hanging out with the felines on the cafe itself.

The cafe provided the cats in order to bring out all feline-lover inside us (some ppl come here after work to relieve stress too!), they're just too irressistible to resist arent they ?.

Of course they arent free of charge to hang out with, you gotta pay depending on your age range (kids 400 yen, adult 600/800 yen, couple 1000 yen).
The drinks & other things also you gotta purchase it themselves on the cafe, some of the places provided free can drinks I heard.

Different places, different cats, different fee / charges. So I did a research of some cat cafe that is available & popular in Tokyo/Japan, was thinking to do a visit since I'm a huge cat lover too~.

This one is located at Akihabara, ねこ・JaLaLa

Some of The Cats Member / Staff biodata :

More photos of The Cats Members / Staffs :

Arent they just so adorable ?! more pictures below :

(P.S: All the photos of cats above are taken from ねこ・JaLaLa )

This one is located at Odaiba, Cat's Livin

The Cats members / staffs @ Cat's Livin

Cant seem to find more pictures about this particular place. Not able to find the official webbie for this, boohoo. This place seems to be a Cat's playground though, not sure if its a Cat Cafe.

Anyway, it seems this is the biggest merchandise shop for Cats-lover, so if you're thinking to get lots of present or anything cat-related, maybe can drop by here~.

This one is located at Ikebukuro, ねこぶくろ

The Cats members / staffs @ ねこぶくろ

This ねこぶくろ isnt a cafe but more of a Cat's playground, located at the highest level of Tokyu Hands.

This one also located Ikebukuro, ねころび

Above pictures taken from this quite a helpful guide.

The Cats members / staffs @ ねころび

Aaww, arent they just so cute that makes you want to cuddle them so tightly ?!
More picture of The Cats members / staffs @

Oh, Found 2 nice cat wallpapers here, if anyone interested just grab it.

Well, that's all for now. So far, I've managed to do research on these 4 cats-lover-must-go-place-in-tokyo. There a lot more of Cats Cafe in Japan, you can check it here on different areas. Hmm, it seems that they really love cats THAT much, eh ?.

Anyway, I planned to visit these 4 main cats-lover-place when we're going to Tokyo to squeeze & cuddle with them (if we got enough time, hopefully). So stay tuned for my report of Tokyo :)

Geez, now I really miss owning a Cat !!! ARGH. Cant own a pet yet (other than hamsters) cuz we're still living in a rented flat, must wait till we get our own flat, blargh.

(P.S: FYI, None of the pictures aboves are taken by me, found them on their official websites)