This picture is Takeda Fox fan brush.
In the last blog, I talked about pine squirrel being very soft.
I received feedback that Takeda pine squirrel is soft.
Hakuhodo usually mixes pine squirrel with other squirrels. e.g. North American squirrel.
Takeda makes pure pine squirrel brushes.
I wonder how different they are.
I wrote that Russell Crowe’s English was hard for me to catch.
First, I watched a movie, ‘Allied.’
Brad Pitt was there, and its ending was sad,
So I tried to make sure that they were happy in real life, LOL.
It helps me to recover from sadness.
Marion Cotillard, a French actress, was with Brad Pitt.
I did not know her, but I have seen her somewhere.
So I googled it.
I found her in a movie,
‘A Good Year.’
And she was with Russell Crowe,
I have seen that movie somewhere long time ago.
Back then, I rented a movie, so I needed to return a video or DVD in a few days.
So it was a quick watch.
While I understood Marion’s ‘French English,’ Russell Crowe’s English was hard.
My English sadly hasn’t improved much, and I still had a problem.
I know many of you speak English as a native language or good English even as a second language.
(Well, Japanese are notorious for being not good at English)
Is his English Australian or New Zealand or British ?
We are educated by American accents here in Japan, and it is quite interesting to find those differences.
In ‘A Good Year,’ Russell, a young Investment banker in London, found a different himself at Provence, France.
If it is in Japan, a hard working business person in Tokyo moves to Okinawa to enjoy life.
Born and raised in a local town in Hiroshima, I don’t necessarily agree to all facets of this idea, but I understand.
Marion Cotillard was good, too.
Totally irrelevant (LOL), but there is one person, a makeup shop salesperson, that looks like Marion, except that her eyes are not blue.
She works for a Japanese brand that I regularly go to.
Other brands people talk about her being the most attractive lady in that floor.
Many customers come to see her for makeup consultation, I can tell.
And I also know that one attractive male gets many customer visits in a different floor.
Both have fans.
There are different motivations and it is interesting to watch them.
It is my humble hobby, really.
I find it quite amusing to do people watching at makeup counters.
And I ask sales person what they think of other brands.
That may be another blog topic.
Thank you for reading!