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3 Comments Departures - 2009-04-13 20:43:59

This was an old photo taken in Japan several years ago; though not a good shot, I am posting it now for certain reason. Q has been very depressed lately due to the death of his pet family- they all passed away in the past consecutive two weeks and Q had to bury the pets one by one one in the woods. That was difficult for a sensitive boy like him, I knew.

So last Sunday evening, I decided to take him to see the movie Departures (Okuribito), a Japanese movie that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Oscars and at The Montreal World Film Festival and more other international awards. Even though the topic of this film, death, was too "heavy" and "solemn" for us, especially for Q, yet we both were deeply moved and it caused our tears from the beginning to the end. It is one of the best and touching films I've seen in the recent years.

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