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Hachiko's Movie Reviews - An Inspirational Story About Loyalty and Unconditional Love

The movie "Hachiko : A Dog's Story" is based on a 1987 Japanese movie, which in turn is based on a true story that took place in first half of the 20th century in Japan, behind a bronze statue of an Akita dog just outside of Shibuya Train Station in Tokyo, Japan. This is a simple but heart warming tale about Love and Loyalty.

Hachiko : A Dog's Story, released in August 2009, is an American movie starred by actor Richard Gere, directed by Lasse Hallström. The movie was filmed in Rhode Island, and also featured Joan Allen and Jason Alexander.

Hachiko : A Dog's Story movie reviews :
The movie starts with a young boy telling the story of a dog which belongs to his grandfather, a professor who commutes to work by train everyday. The dog will walk with him to the train station everyday and return to wait for him to return home everyday.

One day, the professor (starred by Richard Gere) had a heart attack and never return home. Hachi is given to the professor's daughter but he escape to return to the train station to wait for his late master to return. His where abouts in the day time is unknown, but everyday at 5:00pm he will wait at the station hoping that his master will appear. This continues for 10 years till he pass away.

The simple act of waiting touches many. In the original version of events, the Professor's former student returned frequently to visit the dog and over the years published several articles about Hachikō's remarkable loyalty. In 1932 one of these articles, published in Tokyo's largest newspaper, threw the dog into the national spotlight. Hachikō's faithfulness to his master's memory impressed the people of Japan. Teachers and parents used Hachikō's vigil as an example for children to follow. A well-known Japanese artist rendered a sculpture of the dog. Eventually, Hachikō's legendary faithfulness became a national symbol of loyalty.

A moving movie for the whole family. A great starting point to talk to children about pets, death and loyalty.

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Jing Si Aphorism - Inspirational Wisdom Quotes by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The hardest thing
for people to see
is themselves.


Tranquility is beauty.
Equanimity is joy.


When we are irritated by others, it is actually because
we are still lacking in graciousness.


When doing something, instead of worrying
or being vexed about it, we should just be mindful.


A frown and a smile are both possible,
Why not smile ?

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Daddy, May I Please Borrow $10 ?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

Son : "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"

Dad : "Yeah sure, what it is?" replied the man.

Son : "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"

Dad : "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.

Son : "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"

Dad : "If you must know, I make $20 an hour."

Son : "Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down.

Son : "May I please borrow $10?"

The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities."

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down and started to think :

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

"Are you asleep, son?" he asked.

"No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy.

"I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier" said the man. "It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $10 you asked for."

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you daddy!" he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The man saw that the boy already had money and started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

"Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father grumbled.

"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied.

"Daddy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $20 worth of your time with someone you love.

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours... But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

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When I Turn Old

◆When I turn old, I am not the original me: Please understand me and have patience with me.

◆When I drip gravy all over my clothes, when I forget to tie my shoelaces: Please remember how I taught you what not to do, and how to do many things by hand.

◆When I repeatedly tell you things that youre tired of hearing: please be patient and listen to me. Please dont interrupt me. When you were young, I told you the same story over and over again until you were sound asleep.

◆When I need you to help me bathe: Please dont scold me. Do you still remember how when you were small I had to coax you to have a bath?

◆When I dont understand new technology: Please dont laugh at me or mock me. Please think how I used to be so patient with you to answer your every why.

◆When my two legs are tired and I cannot walk anymore: Please stretch out your powerful hands to lend me a hand, just like when you were a baby learning to walk I held both your hands.

◆When I suddenly forget what subject we are discussing: Please give me a little time to recollect. Actually, it does not matter what we are talk about; as long as you are by my side, I am so contented and happy already.

◆When you see the old me, please dont be sad: Please understand me and support me, just like how I was with you when you were young and were just learning to face life. At the beginning, I guided you to the path of life. Now I ask you to keep me company to finish this last leg of my life. Give me your love and patience, I will give you a grateful smile, and crystallized in this smile is my endless love for you.

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