Recent Reviews for Fumiko Takahashi
Disappearance- The Rise & Fall of Pan Am (Book) - 12/11/2011 1:00:43 PM|
Ahhh the mystery of flight and its fliers. Pure delight.
My Walk on the Wild Side (Short Story) - 11/23/2012 8:03:53 AM
Fumiko, you are a delightful story teller. I am so glad you survived your ordeal. Jerks are everywhere and come in all sizes, shapes, and disguises. True gems (like you) are one in a million.
My Walk on the Wild Side (Short Story) - 11/13/2012 7:41:47 AM
this was an interesting read. it is too bad that even today some men are truly only interested in the obvious.
47 Ronin's True Story (Article) - 11/22/2013 7:36:10 AM
Very interesting. I thought that the movie was pure fiction. I am familiar with Harakiri as a ritual of honor, particularly along the Japanese military. Yes, I agree that Japanese are Japanese. It's hard to believe the audacity of attacking the United States from a small island empire. I liken it to mass suicide. However, after taking China and much of the South Pacific, I can see why Japanese pride was so high that they would think that attacking the United States was possible.
After 40 years, I recently viewed Fires in the Plain again. While the story highlights the horrors of war, it also brings out some of Japanese personality. Still, I think that, when faced with defeat like Japan had in the Philippines, United States soldiers may have acted in a similar way, feeling abandoned by their country.
I have flown Pan Am and at one lived in an apartment house with several stewardesses who flew Pan Am. On one flight, I remember that the stewardesses were required to wear gold paper dresses that were so stiff and short that it was very hard for the ladies to serve the passengers. My best flight ever was on Royal Orchid Airlines with Thai stewardesses that waited on us like kings and queens all the way to Bangladesh.
How to Pick Up Foreign Men (Article) - 11/28/2012 3:47:36 PM
Marilyn Monroe's Honeymoon Flight (Article) - 11/3/2012 10:46:03 AM
Great story! So cheapo Joe splurged $6.50 on his honeymoon motel, and wanted Marilyn to settle down and become a housewife. Now we know who the real dreamer was! Thanks, Fumiko.
Merv Griffin Steals My Shrimp (Article) - 11/3/2012 10:32:37 AM
You have a superb ability to draw the reader into your narrative. And such interesting storied! It's the mark of an exceptional writer. Keep writing...please.
Steve McQueen On Pan Am (Article) - 5/1/2012 3:49:07 PM
I'm star struck myself. McQueen was a good actor. Too bad we lost him at age fifty.
Steve McQueen On Pan Am (Article) - 12/15/2011 10:07:42 AM
That's how life surprises us.
Steve McQueen On Pan Am (Article) - 9/9/2011 6:24:09 AM
Nicely written...certainly worth a smile... :-)