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Movie and a Dinner

November 17th, 2007

Sachi and I just got back from a very nice night out. We saw Stardust, an unexpectedly very well-made fantasy flick, with equal parts of romance, comedy, and adventure, with a magical environment. Very good movie; it’ll make you laugh. And quite a cast: Ian McKellen, Peter O’Toole, Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and even Ricky Gervais, along with a lot of new and not-so-well-known cast members.

Then we went out to The Hub, a British-style pub with branches all over Tokyo. They serve pretty good Fish & Chips, one of the only places in Tokyo to do so. Their food is great, but as can be expected in any pub in Tokyo, the cigarette smoke is oppressive. Despite catching the best seats, a pair at the farthest end of the “no smoking” section, we came out reeking of cigarette smoke. Next time we’ll have to see if the place does take-out.

Still, it was a nice Saturday night out.

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  1. Kenzo
    November 17th, 2007 at 23:06 | #1

    Fish and Chips! How British!! I enjoyed it when I was in Perth, Western Australia.

    I totally quitted drinking and smoking for my mental/physical health about a year ago — and now I feel the smoke from cigarette very annoying. Things change. “All Things Must Pass” — George Harrison (the Beatles).

    Today I was thinking about medicine, medicine, medicine in the bath, and got a bit panicky, but I felt this article like a breath of fresh air in my mind. Thanks.

  2. Brad
    November 22nd, 2007 at 07:16 | #2

    Interesting; I didn’t know smoking was still rampant over there.

    Here in Australia the clamps have really gone down on smoking … over the past few years it’s gone from in public places, to only designated areas, and, just recently I think, completely outlawed. Just the other day some state was talking about prohibiting smoking in cars (!).

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