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三岛由纪夫的sea of fertility三部曲的第一部。三岛写的时候就说三部曲写完他就没必要活下去了。后来他早上将最后定稿的第三部交到编辑部,然后就到某个会馆里面切腹自杀了。自杀的过程十分痛苦和漫长,不过最后终于死了。我才知道原来切腹自杀是要有助手的,切完腹之后,要由助手把脑袋砍下来才死的。三岛同学挑的这个助手不幸砍了好久都没把他的头砍下来,后来又来了一个人,才搞定。很血腥吧,日本人太变态了。

这本书丝毫和这些东西没有关系。是一个文学男青年写的另一个敏感情绪化的文学男青年的恋爱故事。画面情境干净唯美,充满了那种让人十分向往的单纯的快乐。贯穿全书的是emotion尤其是passion的力量,可以让一个人爆发出疯狂的力量。

The author writes in deceptively simple language and with a straightforward story. There is not much subplots or several narratives meeting together revealing a mystery. He depicts a world from the point of view of two wealthy teenagers who are on the brink of becoming man and reining in their passions for higher purposes. The world he describes is charming, with the traditional life style and beauty. The characters live on the whim of themselves and with no responsibilities. The latter half is better than the earlier half because of the tension is better played and therefore draws in the readers more. Yet under the hood there are powerful forces that are driving each one forward and sometimes (or shall I say most times) to tragic endings.

If we back out of the book the author’s story itself follows a similar path. He writes about such classic Japanese beauties and commits a horrible suicide himself. It is not like he writes violent and graphical dramas. He writes simple and pure stories. So the entire thing about Japan is that it is so conflicting and therefore so intriguing.

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上个星期去吃的。好贵啊。tasting menu要158一个人,现在大家都很敢开价啊。我们没有吃tasting menu, 点了himachi shots, shaved foie gras, 一个28oz dry aged porterhouse, 一个colorado rack of lamb. 好吃都还是很好吃的。尤其是那个羊肉,很有可能是我吃过最好吃的肉。特别嫩,真的是入口即化,羊肉啊,能是这个样子的,没见过。

一直听说他们是南湾最好吃的steakhouse。就目前吃起来还真的可能是名副其实哈。比较surprising的piece of fact是他们其实是日本店,主厨都是日本人,然后有wagyu beef. 听说最近神户牛不出口了,所以美国现在没有多少cut了,waitress骄傲的跟我们说这里还有,hoho。

foie gras也是第一次吃这么好的。前面还很好吃。吃得多了有点腻。其实就是一个appetizer的量。牛排很不错。也是吃过最好吃的了。28oz好大一块,在店里连一半都没吃掉。剩下的肉回来又吃了一顿半。

吃饭的时候聊了聊彼此的梦想。不知道是不是最近看非诚勿扰的结果。难得一个晚上抛开工作放松享受了一下。很幸福。


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