About a month ago, my dad was admitted to the hospital due to what appeared to be a severe exhaustion. Things took the worst turn as he was diagnosed with leukemia and swiftly contracted a lung infections. Within a week, his condition dove into the abyss. He was a tough old man, though.
One morning two months ago, my sister asked me if I knew about the life-size Gundam statue's retirement, which was due yesterday (March 5, 2017). No, I didn't, and the news hit me like a ghost had just walked through me. I managed to put together a four-day (obviously impulsive) trip to Tokyo.
It has been incredibly difficult to make sense out of the shit storm that happened three days ago, and I feel that the only thing I have left other than visceral reactions is an emotional fatigue.
Somehow, Earthlings have not been so kind to the century-old intergalactic breeding. So on a daily basis, the green-skinned girl has to deal with fascist purebreds and their racist remarks. However, there is something else that she hates more than those people: cloudy days.
The light sent the boy and the girl backwards in time. When they opened their eyes, the children realized that their 19th century textbook had come to life. Wanting to go home, they pressed the orb again, only to send themselves ten thousand years back in time.
Suddenly, the woman beside me pulls an avocado from her purse. I can think of many dirty jokes to entertain myself if it was a banana...but not an avocado. I can't take my eyes off her, watching as she cuts open the fruit with a plastic knife and begins to eat the succulent flesh.
A booklet for Laskar Pelangi and Marlina Film Screenings held by Indonesian Film Forum New York. This companion piece was handed out before the event for the audience to learn more about the film.
A booklet for Kartini Film Screening held by Indonesian Film Forum New York. This companion piece was handed out before the event for the audience to learn more about the feature film and the titular character.
A booklet for Kartini Film Screening held by Indonesian Film Forum New York. This companion piece was handed out after the event for the audience to learn more about Indonesian heroines.