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Hachiko: A Dog's Story

:mecry: amazing and best real life drama movie so far.



This heartwarming true story is an American adaptation of a Japanese tale about a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station every day and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Sadly his master departs one day, passes away and never returns to the station. Hachiko faithfully returns to the same spot at the station the very next day, and every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many who work near and commute through the town square. He teaches the local people love, compassion and above all unyielding loyalty. Today, a bronze statue of Hachiko sits in his waiting spot outside the Shibuya station in Japan as a permanent reminder of his devotion and love.


  • booksalebooksale PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    meron na yan sa dividi. :lol:
  • Funny Pinoy Names

    A Rhose, by Any Other Name
    By Matthew Sutherland
    “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches” –(Proverbs 22:1)

    WHEN I arrived in the Philippines from the UK six years ago, one of the first cultural differences to strike me was names. The subject has provided a continuing source of amazement and amusement ever since.

    The first unusual thing, from an English perspective, is that everyone here has a nickname. In the staid and boring United Kingdom, we have nicknames in kindergarten, but when we move into adulthood we tend, I am glad to say, to lose them.

    The second thing that struck me is that Philippine names for both girls and boys tend to be what we in the UK would regard as overbearingly cutesyfor anyone over about five. “Fifty-five-year-olds with names that sound like five-year-olds”, as one colleague put it. Where I come from, a boy with a nickname like Boy Blue or Honey Boy would be beaten to death at school by pre-adolescent bullies, and never make it to adulthood. So, probably, would girls with names like Babes, Lovely, Precious, Peachy or Apples. Yuk, ech ech. Here, however, no one bats an eyelid.

    Then I noticed how many people have what I have come to call “door-bell names”. These are nicknames that sound like – well, door-bells. There are millions of them. Bing, Bong, Ding, and Dong are some of the more common. They can be, and frequently are, used in even more door-bell-like combinations such as Bing-Bong, Ding-Dong, Ting-Ting, and so on. Even our newly-appointed chief of police has a doorbell name – Ping. None of these door-bell names exist where I come from, and hence sound unusually amusing to my untutored foreign ear. Someone once told me that one of the Bings, when asked why he was called Bing, replied “because my brother is called Bong”. Faultless logic. Dong, of course, is a particularly funny one for me, as where I come from “dong” is a slang word for… well, perhaps “talong” is the best Tagalog equivalent.

    Repeating names was another novelty to me, having never before encountered people with names like Len-Len, Let-Let,Mai-Mai, or Ning-Ning. The secretary I inherited on my arrival had an unusual one: Leck-Leck. Such names are then frequently further refined by using the “squared” symbol, as in Len2 or Mai2. This had me very confused for a while.

    Then there is the trend for parents to stick to a theme when naming their children. This can be as simple as making them all begin with the same letter, as in Jun, Jimmy, Janice, and Joy. More imaginative parents shoot for more sophisticated forms of assonance or rhyme, as in Biboy,Boboy, Buboy, Baboy (notice the names get worse the more kids there are — best to be born early or you could end up being a Baboy).

    Even better, parents can create whole families of, say, desserts (Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Honey Pie) or flowers (Rose, Daffodil, Tulip). The main advantage of such combinations is that they look great painted across your trunk if you’re a cab driver.

    That’s another thing I’d never seen before coming to Manila – taxis with the driver’s kids’ names on the trunk.

    Another whole eye-opening field for the foreign visitor is the phenomenon of the “composite” name. This includes names like Jejomar (for Jesus, Joseph and Mary), and the remarkable Luzviminda (for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, believe it or not). That’s a bit like me being called something like “Engscowani” (for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

    Between you and me, I’m glad I’m not.

    And how could I forget to mention the fabulous concept of the randomly-inserted letter ‘h’. Quite what this device is supposed to achieve, I have not yet figured out, but I think it is designed to give a touch of class to an otherwise only averagely weird name. It results in creations like Jhun, Lhenn, Ghemma, and Jhimmy. Or how about Jhun-Jhun (Jhun2)?

    There is also a whole separate field of name games — those where the parents have exhibited a creative sense of humor on purpose. I once had my house in London painted by a Czechoslovakian decorator by the name of Peter Peter. I could never figure out if his parents had a fantastic sense of humor or no imagination at all — it had to be one or the other. But here in the Philippines, wonderful imagination and humor is often applied to the naming process, particularly, it seems, in the Chinese community. My favourites include Bach Johann Sebastian; Edgar Allan Pe; Jonathan Livingston Sy; Magic Chiongson, Chica Go, and my girlfriend’s very own sister, Van Go. I am assured these are real people, although I’ve only met two of them. I hope they don’t mind being mentioned here.

    How boring to come from a country like the UK full of people with names like John Smith. How wonderful to come from a country where imagination and exoticism rule the world of names. Even the towns here have weird names; my favorite is the unbelieveably-named town of Sexmoan (ironically close to Olongapo and Angeles).

    Where else in the world could that really be true? Where else in the world could the head of the Church really be called Cardinal Sin? Where else in the world could Angel, Gigi and Mandy be grown-up men? Where else could you go through adultlife unembarrassed and unassailed with a name like Mosquito, or Pepper, or Honey Boy?

    Where else but the Philippines!

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  • rictos16rictos16 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    kakapanuod ko pa lang.. sobrang naiyak ako.. huhuh ang babaw talaga ng luha ko basta mga ganitong pelikula.. nakakaawa ang aso..
  • rictos16 wrote: »
    kakapanuod ko pa lang.. sobrang naiyak ako.. huhuh ang babaw talaga ng luha ko basta mga ganitong pelikula.. nakakaawa ang aso..

    aww. me too. :mecry: 4 kami nanuod, ako lang umiyak.. :lol: marley & me, ganito rin ako.. :( i'm a sucker for dog movies.. :bashful:
  • -gelay--gelay- PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    aww... parang yoko panoorin 'to. :lol:

    mahilig pa naman ako sa doggies....
  • rictos16rictos16 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ako nga na takot sa aso na iyak.. grabe talaga..
  • MakaveliLivesMakaveliLives PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Available na ba to sa mga suking manong dibidi?
  • rictos16rictos16 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    pinanood ko lang to online..
  • jade_roswelljade_roswell PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    may statue si hachiko sa shibuya station sa tokyo.
  • trailer p lang nito nakakaiyak n e..
  • Nightwing05Nightwing05 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    nirelease ba to sa mga sinehan..?
    parang maganda ah..
    mahanap nga..
  • MakaveliLivesMakaveliLives PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    rictos16 wrote: »
    pinanood ko lang to online..

    Can I have the link?
  • been wondering the title of the movie: hachiko - but in the poster it only says hachi. why is that so?
  • jade_roswelljade_roswell PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    panurin nyo original japanese version nito, mas nakakaiyak!
  • Nakita ko na trailer nito, Nakakaiyak siya grabe.:mecry:

    Saan po makakahanap ng movie nito American at Japanese versio? Link please... Gusto ko manuod nito. :(
  • 22mai22mai Australian Open 2020 Participant 🎾
    panurin nyo original japanese version nito, mas nakakaiyak!

    i think the Japanese version is more poignant




    i watched the hollywood version and it felt disconnected in some scenes...
  • ...wakaranai...wakaranai PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    interesting. ma-download nga yung dalawang versions mamaya.
  • -gelay--gelay- PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    panurin nyo original japanese version nito, mas nakakaiyak!

    hi! where can i get/watch the Japanese version of the film? :D
  • they should change the title to Hachiko: The Dog Who Can't Be Moved :D haha jk! :lol:
  • Watch HQ Hachiko: A Dog's Story movie online at
    Amazing story *okay*
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