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Studio Ghibli in Postcards

As already previously (and shamefully) admitted, I am probably the most inconsistent blogger-being ever created.  There isn’t an excuse in the book valid enough to explain why I’ve been such a terrible blogger. At times, I just feel uninspired (for the lack of a better word) to blog. You guys sure you don’t want me to just exit?Life just gets in the way sometimes.

During those weeks that I wasn’t blogging, I’d been constantly receiving postcards, such as these Studio Ghibli postcards:

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Princess Mononoke

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Spirited Away

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

Obviously, since I’d been away for too long, I’d received more than these. But my spirits are not in the mood to write thoroughly about postcards. Sorry to disappoint. I am hoping for a better comeback. In the mean time,  I wish everyone a Happy Postcrossing!

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STUDIO GHIBLI’S SPIRITED AWAY

(Traveled from February 7 to February 28)

My second Studio Ghibli postcard came from Chang of Huanggong, China. Released in 2001 and written, drawn, and directed by Studio Ghibli’s then director Hayao Miyazaki (hailed by the New Yorker as the “auteur of anime”, Spirited Away was easily Japan’s highest grossing movie at the time, overtaking the Titanic, and went as far as winning an Academy Award. Disney was so impressed, they bought the distribution rights of the animated film, but on the condition that they would not cut or alter any part of it. The first screening was also held at the Pixar Studio in California. I cannot advertise this film enough, and neither could the Disney team. 🙂

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IMG_0902Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle

(Traveled from January 5 to January 19)

Here’s my first Studio Ghibli card, from Katie of Hong Kong ❤ Studio Ghibli is an animation studio in Japan. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) is an animated film based on a British novel of the same title. The film tells the story of a love triangle among Sophie (an 18-year-old hatmaker), Howl (a powerful but kind-hearted wizard), and the Witch of the Waste. Sophie denies service to the Witch, and in  revenge, the Witch turns Sophie into a 90-year-old woman. The new Sophie meets Howl and the two embark on an adventure in his moving castle.