Dennis A. Amith

A Lifestyle, Personal Style and Travel Blog

The One about Noel Coward and David Lean’s “Brief Encounter”

An endearing romance classic about a doomed love affair. “Brief Encounter” is filmmaker David Lean’s film adaptation of Noel Coward’s play “Still Life” and their final collaboration together. It’s quite interesting to watch a film such as “Brief Encounter” because we see extra-marital affairs in film as common place in cinema. But we don’t really see a film that focuses on the actual affair and how one deals with it emotionally. In this case, through […]

The One about the Tora-san Statue Outside of Shibamata Station in Katsushika

In Northern Tokyo, outside of Shibamata Station is the statue of Tora-san. The character is best known for the long-running film series “Otoko wa tsurai yo” (which translates to “It’s Tough Being a Man”) directed by Yoji Yamada and stars actor Atsumi Kiyoshi. With a total of 48 installments which ran from 1969 to 1995 but would end with the death of Kiyoshi. Because the film has been part of Japanese pop culture for several […]

The One about Nagoya Castle

Earlier this month, I traveled to Nagoya, Japan to visit Nagoya Castle. And I will say it was one of the most breathtaking experiences that I have ever seen. Just from a distance and seeing the castle, you are literally in awe. According to Wikipedia: Nagoya Castle (名古屋城 Nagoya-jō) is a Japanese castle located in Nagoya, central Japan. Nagoya Castle is known for its unique “connected-donjon” style of construction, with the main donjon of five […]

The One about The Burgers Tokyo

Located at Tokyo Dome City, right between the Under Armour Tokyo Giants shop and the Japanese Hall of Fame is “The Burgers Tokyo”. The restaurant which is owned by Italian Tomato (who operates restaurants such as Faribeurre, IL VIGORE, Italian Tomato Cafe, Caffe Superiore, Panes House, Soy Italian and Kurami) prides itself in calling their burgers the ultimate premium burger and gourmet sandwich restaurant. All breads are baked every day using a stone kiln inside […]

The One about Ryo Izaki – RIP Ryo and thank you for your travel blog!

RIP to travel blogger Ryo Izaki. A young man full of life and was traveling the world and blogging about it since Feb. 2016. This past weekend, Ryo’s next country to visit was Colombia. On Saturday afternoon, his latest stop was in Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia and on the day he arrived, he was shot and killed by robbers. There are those of us who travel for the thrill of traveling. Discovering […]