Last night I stayed up way too late, 'bout 1am, watching two amazing films. First there was The Princess Blade which is Japanese. Next was Confession of Pain which is set in Hong Kong. They were both MAV but the violence was done in a way that was far from vulgar. The Princess Blade made me cry, it was heartbreakingly sad and the ending was not what I would call happy but it was wonderful The fight scenes using the swords were amazing, more dancing than fighting.
Yumiko Shaku who played the main character Yuki was definitely the highlight, her acting skills are amazing! The character for a large part of the film was emotionless and she did this so well.
Confession of Pain was my favorite of the two films, probably because I am a sucker for a happy ending, well, happier than the other film! The perfect mix of combat, murder, romance and intrigue, I will definitely watch this again!
So, go and out and watch these films, because sometimes everyone needs to have a good cry, and a film is the perfect excuse!
Never having made a sponge cake, I found a simple looking recipe and decided to try my luck. It was easier than I expected, and turned out very well. My greatest worry was having the two cakes ending up different heights, therefore not giving the cake the aesthetic I wanted. But both cakes turned out well.