Yesterday I went to see 'Avatar' at the cinema, in 3D.
My first 3D film, and it was awesome. The graphics were beautiful!
The story was pretty good too, but alas it doesn't come under my list of favourites.
Speaking of which, I saw the trailer for 'Alice in Wonderland' by Tim Burton with the ultra-amazing Johnny Depp ♥ Except stupid Japanese cinema dubbed over his voice I really can not wait to see it! Tim Burton is such an artist. It amused me in a way to see that it was through Disney, though.
But before that, I want to see the film out now (in Japan as well, I think?); 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' with Depp as well as Heath Ledger, Jude Law and Colin Farrell. I mean wow, what a cast! And I'm also interested to see the beautiful Lily Cole's performance. Call me un-updated, but I never realised she was an actress; I only know her as a model for M&S alongside Twiggy! Nonetheless, the film looks weird and funky, which is what I like.
I also bought myself an electric blanket, because I desperately needed one. I've been hating the fact that I've had to resort to keeping my stove on all day and all night, just because I feel that I'd like to spend my money on better things than heating, haha! The reason for me having to do this is due to the little incident that ur, happened the weekend before (see my last post). After having the landowner and a helper (?) getting a big, strange looking machine that looked like a vacuum to heat my pipes up in order to de-frost them so that I could have running water, he said that I should keep my stove on even when I leave the house. As I gritted my teeth at the thought of oil bills (as the stoves are heated through burning oil which is kept in 2 big tanks in my hallway, which I need to get refilled by phoning a petrol station), my sub-supervisor I-san showed me a little button on my stove which sets it to run at the lowest heat, and said that if I kept it at that level during the day, it should keep my apartment at a moderate temperature.
Therefore, I decided that I'd try to keep my stove only at that small heat, and when I'm in my apartment I should try to keep warm through other ways such as hotwater bottles, layered clothing and dancing around the room (seriously). My grandparents in Tokyo reccommended an electric blanket, and as I then gritted my teeth at the thought of electricity bills, they said that it doesn't actually use that much electricty, and that the blankets themselves aren't that expensive. When I checked yesterday, they weren't that bad a price at all, so I purchased one and had a lovely sleep without having to adjust my stove or even use hotwater bottles. All is good
I need to think of a plan for my lessons at 1 of my schools (where they tell me to take over the whole lesson) and I have no ideas, eek!