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Helix Giant Bookends - Mercury V53060
Helix Giant Bookends - Mercury V53060
Offered by The Clearance Aisle
Price: £17.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Industrial, 24 April 2014
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Arrived slightly bent but sturdy and strong and work well. Not going to win awards for aesthetics but then again...that isn't the point of these. Steel construction means you could jazz them up with magnets if you wanted!


DCI Sushi Magnets (Assorted)
DCI Sushi Magnets (Assorted)

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun little magnets, 24 April 2014
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These magnets are strong enough for a picture or few pieces of paper, but quite small. Fun magnets. Almost edible.


GreatShield VIES Nylon Protective Sleeve Case with Built-In Stand for 7.0 & 8.0-inch Tablet - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Tab 3 (7.0 & 8.0 inch) / Tab 2 7.0, Google Nexus 7 II FHD / I 1st Gen , Apple iPad Mini II Retina Display / iPad Mini, Blackberry Playbook, Barnes & Noble NOOK HD, Tabtronics Tab, CloudNine Neuropad2 7" and others 7" & 8" inch Touch Screen Android aPad / ePad PC Tablet (Black / Gray)
GreatShield VIES Nylon Protective Sleeve Case with Built-In Stand for 7.0 & 8.0-inch Tablet - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Tab 3 (7.0 & 8.0 inch) / Tab 2 7.0, Google Nexus 7 II FHD / I 1st Gen , Apple iPad Mini II Retina Display / iPad Mini, Blackberry Playbook, Barnes & Noble NOOK HD, Tabtronics Tab, CloudNine Neuropad2 7" and others 7" & 8" inch Touch Screen Android aPad / ePad PC Tablet (Black / Gray)
Offered by theWireless USA
Price: £13.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great alternative to other cases, 15 Aug. 2013
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The case is strong and durable, but light. It works well as a slip in case.

I chose this as it also works as a stand (landscape) and although it is not a perfect fit, it does work and makes a great alternative to the other case stands out there - which require you to add weight by clipping on a back or bulky holder.

Recommend!


I'mperfect
I'mperfect
Price: £12.61

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, 22 July 2013
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This review is from: I'mperfect (Audio CD)
Good album in the vein of Fall of Troy. Many time signatures, use of complex guitar...willingness to make use of melody and contrast between male/female vocals. Surprising use of 'space' within songs which are otherwise fast paced...


EUREKA
EUREKA
Offered by TOMMY's STORE
Price: £18.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Great shoegaze, dreamy landscapes., 9 Jun. 2013
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If you don't know who this band is or haven't heard them then advise you to toddle off to the internet and check them out...

The album is a conversation on the single 'another word' with strands of the sound and structures on this excellent single worked out and played with throughout the album. There are some surprisingly more 'rock' songs (in a Japanese vein) to be found here. In particular the fragile nature of the lead singers voice is worthy of note and further listens...


For My Parents
For My Parents
Price: £9.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt sweeps, 13 Oct. 2012
This review is from: For My Parents (Audio CD)
I don't think Mono ever will or can produce a bad album, their combination of crashing waves in the drum section, which is often percussive rather than using a standard pattern, the drilling guitar, orchestral backing and driving bass...It's like listening to life's pace itself and if you get to see them live it is a truly life affirming and affecting experience!

The album doesn't stray from their previous attempts too far...I would say there is a difference in the definition of the instruments compared to the previous album.

If you already like Mono then this shouldn't dissapoint. If you are looking for a huge shift or change in sound, then go buy another CD from another band because that isn't what this is about.

Expressive, emotive!


Adrift in Tokyo [DVD]
Adrift in Tokyo [DVD]
Dvd ~ Odagiri Jo
Price: £6.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Indie gem from Japan, 16 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Adrift in Tokyo [DVD] (DVD)
- Won't give a long review as the film is basically about a 'walk' through Tokyo, meeting the situations and characters along the way. This isn't a big budget type film, but focuses on the acting and it's relaxing and refreshing to see such films in comparison to the explosions and 3d in mainstream theatres now...

It's certainly entertaining and there are laughs to be had if you like Japanese comedy.


2 in 1 Bright Camping Fishing Outdoor Rainproof LED Torch & Lantern/Lamp Light x Qty1
2 in 1 Bright Camping Fishing Outdoor Rainproof LED Torch & Lantern/Lamp Light x Qty1

3.0 out of 5 stars It works, 4 Jun. 2012
The torch is as advertised and works well. It is compact and would be good if you need light for a short time powercut etc...

The glow is a little tinted though, it's not as clear as some other lights out there.


The Yellow Sea (Hwanghae) (AKA The Murderer) (2010) (DVD)
The Yellow Sea (Hwanghae) (AKA The Murderer) (2010) (DVD)
Dvd ~ Jung-woo Ha
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A film of several themes., 5 May 2012
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The next film by The Chaser's director builds on many of the themes in that film. Here we have a twisted world in which probably no-one would choose to inhabit, where cops are useless or incompetant, bad guys are demonically strong, and protagonists dirtied by it all - in The Chaser for example we followed a cop turned pimp, but we also learn that he was hardly a model officer when he was on the force..

Yet at the same time in the Chaser there were many moments of humanity. In the Yellow Sea I struggled to find this humanity within most of the characters themselves. Partially difficulty in finding reasons to empathise with the characters comes from some of the detracting features in the film. Reviews abound on the internet, and you might seek out and find comments there such as 'women not portrayed in enough detail', 'overly long', 'lacks editing'.

But at the same time there are many reasons to watch this film. Let me give you a few:

- As social comment, albiet from the director's angle, this film differs from many of the more popular Korean films of recent years, examples here would be Oldboy, Bittersweet life, in particular The man from nowhere. Instead there is possibly a lack of character development, in the traditional sense, in favour of seeing the poverty and hardship of the lives in the first third of the film. This focus on Urban life/poverty/hardship demonstrates why the characters do as they do (to some extent).

- The cinematography here is very good, much as in The chaser there is attention to detail, artistry with the lens. Not as polished looking as The chaser I would say the investment of more money, possibly time, and locations for filming opened up the use of different camera styles. Some may find this jarring - esp near the last third of the film - but I think it does add to the direction of the scenes. There is a lot of action which I think is best seen not described.

- The acting as ever is good, despite my earlier point about a lack of character development in the traditional sense. The main character speaks little and we must therefore look to his experiences, facial expressions and suchlike. In terms of the other characters the villians work well, if again we learn little about them as people, but they seem clearly 'products' of their environments - note the 'clean' looking vs 'dirty' looking Boss theme!

- The plot. Though there seems to be some confusion in interpretations, the film warrants a re-watch to understand the goings on after about an hour and a bit in. There are a number of twists and plot changes, notably the shift between the first third and middle/last portions of the film.

Overall I would recommend the film, if it must be compared to exisiting Korean film then something like Sympathy for MR Vengence would be applicable, perhaps too Memories of murder. I would stress though that this is one of the bleaker films out there in Korean cinema, we are encouraged perhaps to learn (again in a limited way) about the plight of Koreans outside of the pop/glamour-world. Even more starkly less of the popular Black humour appears in this film than is ususally present in Korean thrillers; though it is there in small doses I think you might check your moral compass if you come away from this film smiling!

#Buyers may be interested to know this features 2 discs, with a long making of feature. The film is a 'directors cut' in which about 15/20 mins is removed in comparison to the Korean release. There is a comparison on the net, but I would add that the film is long enough as it is.


The Buddha in the Attic
The Buddha in the Attic
by Julie Otsuka
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and poetic, 22 Feb. 2012
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I think your enjoyment of this book will be determined in part by whether you already have an interest in the issues it covers. The book is quite short and it is poetic too, with a structure which is followed through the whole book based on individual and group experiences of being Japanese picture brides. Contrary to what might be heard the book is about Japanese who went to marry other Japanese in the states.

It is an enjoyable read from the perspective of someone interested in experiences of Japanese people and recent modern history. If you want a good story then this isn't really a novel, but it does bring into mind the number of issues and concerns for this group of people...


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