Five one shots released for Valentine's Day 2011 by Summerzoo Studio.
1. Eternal Moment (by Xia Da)
Annie's to-do list: "bird and roses tiara...buy lace and fasteners...brooch...break up with Lin Xian." The film director boyfriend, Lin, is a bit too busy to realize Annie's feelings. Whoever wants to continue the relationship will meet one day, and then...?
2. Love in Kilimanjaro (by Zhu Le Tao)
3. Oneshot (by Yao Fei La)
4. Oneshot (by Yu Yan Shu)
5. Oneshot (by Jiang Xiao Chen)
After all falling in love will always have some troubles along the way, doesn't mean there are also good memories being made. However, like a simple love story of boy meets girl, it's truly a beautiful moment for both partners realize what's special about being in love. As I first read the summary of this story, I first realized its like any other love story, but as I got deeper and I realized maybe this story might not be so bad. Like maybe drinking coffee on a early Sunday morning or maybe reading Haruki Murakami books on a rainy day. Like maybe watching anime that
makes life amazing. Being in love doesn't mean to control someone but to enjoy someone's company by being with them. Simplicity makes being in love a bliss.
Looking at the art also is quite elegant and pretty. Like many manhwa's with black and white, and others that take too much space in them. It's really simple like the story itself. Although the character development wasn't good overall, it would be a better idea to make a fact that love is not that simple to experience. This story has a meaning to it. Like breaking up over a stupid reason. But in this case, love stories always end with the boy and a girl with happy ever after. The only way to have a happy ending is to open your eyes and find that what makes you happy is right in front of you.
I wish I also fell in love like that, but life is not simple as it looks. Fate is behind our back and destiny is waiting in front of us. In other words live life. Like people always say, "you should learn from your mistakes!" but how? human always makes mistakes, what's wrong with that? But we humans always want to be loved. Only to be loved, wanted, and needed. But people always will experience the same mistakes over and over again. It's not wrong to experience something to that occurs. It's just life.
This story is really short. But simple and sweet. It's makes it the wonder of reading it. It may be such a boring story to some, but that's not what I think. The characters are really well drawn and the way the characters express themselves is beautiful. I have never experienced my first love or real love, however, it's funny to see me writing a review about this. Like other people reading romance manga to fully satisfy and know that love also appears in many different ways, makes it a global habit to marvel.
As this is my first review or so to say my first time writing about how I feel about this, makes this the first time I actually enjoyed this story. Life life life, is about how people live it. But as my first impression to free write something, is like making music. Like I said this story is very enjoyable. For the past times I have always said that this story is original, but however, doesn't every love story always makes it simple. Sometimes it makes me want to puke at how the bad the story is, but i learned maybe it may not be to half bad while listening to every 80's or 90's love song, or maybe listening to smoothing songs, like nujabes, clazziqui, and epik high. But it's all just about a girl and a boy.
Both of them finding their way of life with meeting of new people and breaking up with strangers in the past. Past, present, future or anything, love always in the air. Unexpected meetings or miscellaneous fate appearing in life. There are no excuses, it just happens.Like fuel, love is what drives others to move on. Whether to break up or make up, time will heal. No person on earth will able to survive by being alone.
Doesn't mean everyone goes through it.
It's just fate.
With reasons and time, love just happens, you don't know when ti happens. Let your heart and mind experience. Life is short. But death is ticking. Clearly, like many have wise choices, it makes the person wonder, why do I feel this sensation (a.k.a feelings) to this one person. Might be heart sickness after all. It's like meeting a 100% perfect girl. There is no other person in the world rather than that person. Being by her side. Listening to her problems. Complementing on how beautiful she is on her everyday life. Sometimes, fate will never allow it to happen. Meeting a fated to person along the streets, and letting memories drift like a wave to remember a spectacular moment.
Being in love is simple.
It's just comes and goes.
Coming back to remember the painful times, but also to remembering the good times. Being alone will only make a dream smaller, but being together makes a dream bigger, The truth is out there. There are people suffer from break ups but get over it. Like a girl eating ice cream on a Saturday night. Crying to go back to those special days being spend. Because it's painful to burden the break up.
Slice of life manhwa makes this a worthwhile to remember. Love isn't hard to write about at all. With many love stories being told, there are countless of these stories being the same. Of course love can be different ways. Not every love story ends with a happy ending, but of course every love story will always have a fate between a boy and a girl falling in love on first sight.
Writing a review about this seems easy with only short pages to read and a simple story to remember makes it special. "Eternal Moment" is truly a short simple story that brought smiles to my face.
Falling in love has nothing to do with being in complicated situations, because falling is love is simple and lovely.