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A heartwarming romantic movie Ghost - US & Japan

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The movie Ghost which was released in 1990 starred Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore and won two Oscars. The film follows two people hopelessly in love with the tragic death of Sam Wheat (played by Patrick Swayze) who comes back as a ghost. The Japanese version of Ghost was released in 2010 and follows the same theme but this time the woman meets with a tragic death.

A heartwarming romantic movie Ghost

A heartwarming romantic movie Ghost

Both movies portray the strong love and affection that is felt by the couple and the death of one conveys the overwhelming sense of loss. The movie Ghost works well since true love is inextricably linked to the tragic loss and is the centerpiece of the whole story. The movie is best remembered for its famous score ‘Unchained Melody’ by the Righteous Brothers. It is a melody that is laced with sadness and great love all in the same tune. Jerry Zucker the director did well to add this score to the movie. The 2010 version also makes use of this song but sung by a more modern singer.

Although the Japanese version of Ghost (2010) could not match the emotional depth and feelings depicted by both Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, the film nevertheless does a good job of showing compassion and love. If you look close enough you will see some subtleties in each version. The Japanese version is tamed down in the love scenes but one can also detect faint hints of cultural differences with respect to singles pairing up. For example, in the initial scenes where the couple goes through a slow process before making love.

If you want to watch a movie that is heartwarming and at the same time listen to one of the all time classical romantic song then this would be a worthy movie to watch.

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Where to find interesting date venues in Pleasanton - California - Part 2

Monday, January 21st, 2013

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There are some good eateries in Pleasanton and this has probably come about due to the many businesses that are located here. However, you will find many places are adjacent to Pleasanton in the Dublin area next to the 580 highway. In addition to the top branded hotels, there are many different types of cuisines for people to go and enjoy a fast or a slow meal. In dates, you are likely to end up going to a venue that has the correct ambience and setting where you both feel comfortable and not rushed. Depending on your tastes, you may try the following restaurant venues.



Yanagi Sushi & Grill
6599 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin, CA
(925) 556-9575 ‎ ·

This place has a great ambience to take your date. The tables are far apart to give you some privacy and offers good and cheerful service. Spend time over some of their tasty sushi dishes and mull over some saki to enjoy a pleasurable time with each other.

Shangrila Chinese Cuisine
6568 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA
(925) 828-0918 ‎ ·

This place is clean and cheerful. Although the ambience would not be classed as five stars, nevertheless the cuisine and value for money makes this place worthwhile. I would recommend to try some of their fish dishes such as the shrimp with vegetables. The food is always fresh and tastes good too which won’t disappoint.

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