Skies, Airplanes and Star wars | 空と、飛行機とスターウォーズ

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Since August last year, I have been traveling often to Sweden. Business trips. People say “Good for you!” whenever I tell this, but actually, it’s physically tough. Maybe I’m too old to do this 😛

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What’s difficult is…flights. I often take Norwegian air, but they were delayed more than half out of 12 times, the longest waiting time was 6hours…when they told passengers “We don’t have flight clue yet”, I thought it was almost the level of comedy…

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Anyway, it’s stressful trip. However, I noticed recently…it seems I really love watching skies. No matter how long a flight was delayed, I felt completely fine after watching the sky for a while at a window seat. These are the pictures I took while business trips.

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Content from Skies

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Also, I feel super happy whenever I’m looking at something flying, such as planes or birds. This might be because of my dad who is an aircraft engineer. As a kid, I preferred aircraft toys rather than dolls, and my most favourite Ghibli film was Laputa. I watched the scene that Pazu flied to rescue Sita again and again. I used to have a stone which looks like the one in the film and secretly wishing if I could fly with this. Good old days!

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Laputa Castle In The Sky (1986) Official Trailer – Full HD 1080p [JAPANESE]

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So…the thing which excited me the most recently was of course Star wars. I watched it twice at 2D and 3D IMAX. In fact, this was also my dad’s influence…I just love this series. You might think of lightsaber first when you hear “star wars”, but actually my most favourite is X-wing, for that reason my favourite episode is 4. I love X-wing opening their wings when they go to destroy the Death Star. By the way you can make it with Origami 😀 (If you want to try, check this out.)

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@gchicco I did it with post-it… But I should have chosen different colour, it looks a bit like an insect…. 😅 #starwars #xwing

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Anyway. Episode7. Compared to the ep 1, 2, 3, which my highlight was just the scenes Yoda fights, I definitely loved this new saga! Some people critisize it as doing exactly the same as the classic episodes, but I think this episode was supposed to be “reboot” of the series, as you can see they say “Every generation has a story” its role was relaying to the new generation…I thought its paying-homage-approach was quite successful. I’m really looking forward to the next episode.

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I thought the new casts were amazing. As you can imagine…my favourite scene was when X-wing appears to take a big part, I really liked the pilot: Poe. Also the new heroen Ray looked really cool, and Finn who was taking a bit of comical role with BB-8 entertained us with a new pattern of “ex-storm trooper”.

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These are the new faces of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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By the way it seems the new Darth vader, Kylo Ren is gaining a huge popularity, but for me only the image of him is this twin-looking cat lol. They look too similar 😀

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A Cat That Looks Like Kylo Ren & More Incredible Links

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Finally, you can’t forget BB-8 who inherited R2-D2’s position…Soooo cute! I want one! Actually I sent him to my dad as a Xmas gift. I tried it by myself, but it was really well done, I really didn’t want to let him go…but I will write about it next time.

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Well…oh, what was I writing about…? Yeah, it’s just…I like skies…

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昨年の8月から定期的にスウェーデンに行ってます。仕事です。この話をすると「羨ましい〜」と言われる事が多いのですが、正直体力的にはきつい。もう若くないのかも知れません(笑)。

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特にフライトが・・・主にNorwegian Airを使っているのですが、これが遅れる事遅れる事・・・。12回乗った中半分以上は遅れているし、最長の待ち時間は6時間!「フライトクルーがまだ来てません」と言われた時は笑うしかありませんでした・・・。

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そんなストレス一杯の旅路。でも一つ気付いた事があります。私はどうやらひたすら空を眺めているのが好きなようです。どんなにフライトが遅れて腹が立っても、なんか窓際の席でぼーっと空を眺めていると嫌な気分がどっかへ行ってしまう、なんともお得な性格。そしてこちらは、出張がてら撮った空の写真達。

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Content from Skies

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更に言うと、飛行機とか、鳥とか、空を飛んでいるものを見るとテンションが上がります。これは飛行機の整備士をやっている父の影響かも知れません。小さい頃はお人形とかよりも飛行機に乗った時に貰える飛行機の形をしたおもちゃ大好きだったし、思えば小さい頃ジブリで一番好きだった作品はラピュタだった。パズーがシータを助けに行く時の飛行シーンは何度も見たし、シータが持っている飛行石みたいな色のペンダントを買って、ひそかにこれで飛べないかと思っておりました。懐かしいわ。

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Laputa Castle In The Sky (1986) Official Trailer – Full HD 1080p [JAPANESE]

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さて、そんな私が今一番はまっているのはもちろんスターウォーズ。2Dと、3D IMAXで2回見てしまいました。これも元はと言えば父親の影響、とにかくこのシリーズ大好きです。スターウォーズと言えばライトセイバーかも知れませんが、私はどちらかと言うとX-wingが出てくるシーンが大好きで、そんな理由から一番好きなエピソードは4。デススターを破壊しにX-wing達が翼を開くシーンが格好良すぎです。ちなみに折り紙で折れます。(折ってみたい人はこちら)

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@gchicco I did it with post-it… But I should have chosen different colour, it looks a bit like an insect…. 😅 #starwars #xwing

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今回のエピソード7。ヨーダが戦った、ってとこ位しか私的にあまりテンションの上がらなかった1,2,3と比べて断然好きでした。ストーリーが旧シリーズまんまじゃん〜って批判もあるようですが、今回はリブートっていう位置づけだったと思うし、”Every generation has a story”と歌っていた通り新キャストへバトンタッチの役割があったと思うので、ある意味オマージュ的なアプローチがとても成功していたと思います。この次のエピソードが楽しみ。

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とにかく新キャストすっごい良かったと思うのですよね。ご察しの通り私の一番のお気に入りはX-wingがいい所で活躍したシーンなので、パイロットPoeが大好き。それと新しい主役Rayは好感度抜群だったし、BB-8とリズムのいい笑いを取っていたFinnもStorm Trooper出身という今までには無いパターンで楽しませてくれました。

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These are the new faces of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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ちなみに新しいDarth Vaderのポジションを引き継いだKylo Renファンも多いみたいですが、私にはもうこのそっくりネコのイメージしかありませんよ(笑)。似過ぎだろ。

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A Cat That Looks Like Kylo Ren & More Incredible Links

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最後に、忘れてはならないのがR2-D2のポジションを引き継いだBB-8!可愛い・・・一台欲しい・・・実はクリスマスのプレゼントに、このBB-8を父に贈りました・・・。少し自分でも動かしてみたんですが、自分の所にも欲しくなるくらいのなかなかの出来。そのレビューはまた改めて。

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あれ、何の話してたんだっけ?確か空が好きだって話・・・。

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