Happy New Year Everyone and i'm sure 2012 will be an even better year for all :)
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
I have enjoyed watching Japanese family drama "Kaseifu No Mita" and it received superb viewership ratings for its final episode in Japan. I was impressed with actress Matsushima Nanako's portrayal of the main character housekeeper Mita San and looks forward to her new Winter 2012 drama "Lucky Seven". Alot of viewers in Japan were hoping for a second season and i also share the same sentiment after watching the final touching episode and finally seeing Mita San smiling and hope to see how she helps more problematic families in her own unique ways. However it seems the writer of the drama has no plans for a sequel and i have to agree that the ending was a good one to end off the story. I managed to find out more information about the final episode of the drama from (http://www.tokyohive.com/2011/12/final-episode-of-kaseifu-no-mita-reaches-average-rating-of-40/) and you can read it below:
Matsushima Nanako’s stoic housekeeper role in Nihon Television’s ’Kaseifu no Mita‘ has been garnering a lot of attention.
The anticipated final episode aired on December 21st, and managed to draw in a whopping figure of 40% in viewership ratings within the Kanto region. It also received an average of 36.4% in the Kansai region and 34.6% in the Nagoya region, making it the first time in nearly 12 years that a drama has surpassed the 40% mark.
With these ratings, ‘Kaseifu no Mita’ is tied for 3rd as the drama with the highest ratings of all time. The top three dramas in this regard are ‘Tsumikikuzushi Oya to Ko no 200-nichi Senso‘ (TBS 1983) with 45.3%,’Beautiful Life‘ (TBS 2000) with 41.3%, and ‘Netchu Jidai‘ (1979 NihonTV) with 40.0%. ‘Kaseifu no Mita’ has tied with third place, surpassing the TBS drama ‘3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei‘ (39.9%).
According to media research, this is the first time since 2000 that a drama has exceeded the 40% viewership rating. The last time a drama achieved this rating was when TBS aired the final episode of ‘Beautiful Life‘ back in March of 2000.
To get an idea of how far ‘Kaseifu no Mita’ has come, the series began with an average first episode rating of 19.5%. It continued to improve as the series progressed, leading up to the final episode. Although the final episode received an average of 40%, the final scene gained the highest viewership rating, with 42.8% in the Kanto region, 39.0% in the Kansai region, and 36.7% in the Nagoya region. This was during the final moments of the drama where Mita, played by Matsushima, bids farewell to the family that she served.
As a whole, the drama received an impressive average rating of 25.17%. Despite being in an era where people are watching less television, the drama turned out to be a blockbuster hit. Nowadays, a drama with 15% or more viewership ratings is considered to a hit, and a drama exceeding 20% is considered to be a huge hit. Currently there are no plans for a sequel or a movie adaptation, but fans are already pleading for more Mita-san. For those that can’t get enough of ‘Kaseifu no Mita’, the DVD and Blu-ray box sets are scheduled to be released on April 18, 2012 in Japan.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
I had a delicious dinner yesterday with my family at the Mata Thai Restaurant at Blk 508 Bishan Street 11 #01-390, near the Bishan CPF Building and Bus Interchange. I love its signature curry fish head which is my mum-in-law's favorite dish and has become a family favorite too. The food is delicious, service staff friendly and the price reasonable with no service charge. Our total bill for 5 person only cost S$43 and i must thank my brother-in-law for treating all of us :) You can call 92762629 for reservations of seats.
Love the Thai Iced Milk Tea :)
Delicious Curry Fish Head which only cost S$10 if you dine in ;)
Friday, December 23, 2011
I was supposed to go to my mum's place for dinner yesterday and had met with my aunt first to accompany her to shop for Chinese New Year clothes at Northpoint. We could not resist having a bowl of pipping hot and delicious Laksa at our favorite Laksa stall at Yishun Central Blk 928 when we walked past around 5 plus and saw that it was not crowded. This Laksa stall is really famous in Yishun and has been featured on TV and there is always a long queue but we were lucky yesterday. I ended up having dinner twice yesterday and delicious home made tang yuan for dessert to end off a lovely day :)
Thursday, December 22, 2011
One of my best friends wanted a change of wardrobe and me and another friend accompanied her shopping this week and all of us ended up buying some lovely clothes for Christmas and Chinese New Year next month :) we had a fun time trying out various styles of clothes that we normally would not buy and giving each other feedback on how it looks and i guess it will be awhile before we will need to shop for more clothes hehe ;) I guess it is time i clear out some of the clothes that i have kept in my storeroom for a long time as i have 'outgrown' them. It will be too wasteful to just throw away and i plan to pass it on to people who will wear them as some are still new. Will have to spring clean my home soon to welcome the new year. I have posted pictures of some of my purchases below to share with readers of my blog:
Bought this beautiful dress and sweet top for a dear friend's daughter. Hopefully she will love it :)
Tea time @ Delifrance to de-stress and relax after all the shoppings ;) (for those who have been following popular Japanese drama "Nazotoki Wa Dinner No Ato De", this reminds me of the butler character Kageyama in the show who always stressed on the importance of him enjoying a relaxing and peaceful tea time to the annoyance of his employer Reiko hehe)
Could not resist getting hubby to take a picture of me in my new clothes with my lovely Christmas tree :) Merry Christmas and hope everyone have completed your Christmas shoppings!