Skip to main content

On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

A lot of people have told me their favourite Haruki Murakami short story is "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning". It's a sweet story and I'm not surprised a lot of people like it the best, but I am surprised someone made a short movie out of it, and seems to have made a good job out of it, transplanting the story from Japan to a small town in Scotland.



  1. Thanks for the vid - a Scottish setting, who knew. 100% Perfect Girl is one of my favorites, but there are far too many of his short stories that I love to just choose one.

  2. I'd have to agree. I've got a lot of favourites myself: Hanalei Bay, Chance Traveller, Second Bakery Attack, Super-Frog Saves Tokyo... I could go on and on and on...

    Glad you liked the vid!

  3. The short film is well done, and of course, being a fan of the original source, what could be better than to see it in another medium?

    Interesting how universal the love theme of the story is, such that it could be transported into another geography effortlessly.

    Hallmark of great story, yes?

  4. Indeed! Also, perhaps Murakami's oft-touted "Westernised" persona helped in bringing over the story. There really isn't much in the way of Japaneseness in the original story.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Lesson: Commemorative Covers are Lame.

Well, I got the first day cover that commemorates the 35th anniversary of the establishment diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia that I mentioned a couple of posts ago. Except that it's not a first day cover, it's a commemorative cover, which is a slightly different beast. I guess I should read the news article properly next time! The difference between the two is that first day covers are specially-designed envelopes stuck on with specially-designed stamps, and marked with a specially-designed postmark. A commemorative cover is a specially-designed envelope... and that's it. All in all, it's an unremarkable affair, especially if you're used to well-designed first day covers (not that Malaysian first day covers are well-designed... but I digress). Oh sure, a commemorative cover has a stamp printed right on to it but that's just like an overglorified aerogramme. Lame. On the whole, what a disappointment. I haven't been collecting first day cover

HOWTO: Get Rid of Silverfish

The bane of every book collecting person: the Silverfish. DUN DUN DUNNNNN!!! How to get rid of them? If one book has been infected, place it inside an air-tight plastic bag along with some silica gel desiccant. The silica gel is important to get rid of moisture, because you will now place the sealed plastic bag with the book in it inside the freezer. Leave it in there for a couple of days so that those bugs catch their death of cold. If you're feeling particularly paranoid, (like I usually am) feel free to leave the plastic bag in there for a week. If they're not dead, then you might likely have an infestation of zombie silverfish , which is out of the scope of this blogpost. But what if a whole colony of silverfish decided to invade your whole bookcase? Then you have to make sure you're ready for war. Place a generous amount of silica gel (or if you can find it, diatomaceous earth) behind your books at the back of the shelves so that moisture levels remain low.

Send me to Clarion West! - My crowdfunding effort.

I just launched my crowdfunding page to help fund my Clarion West trip on GoGetFunding and I am nervous as heck. Anyway here's a link . Any help or support much appreciated even if it's just to share the link around. Thank you so much!