My Cup of Tea

sumire's livejournal

6 May
Sumire was born and raised in Hawaii, and went to college in Massachusetts. She lived in Japan for five years.

She joined LiveJournal mainly for the purpose of participating in the egl community, so her entries tend to revolve around clothes and Japanese stuff.


Favorite books:
A Room With a View (E.M. Forster), Ten Nights of Dream (Natsume Soseki), Mapp and Lucia (E.F. Benson), Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling), The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Douglas Adams), Persuasion (Jane Austen), vintage girls' series books

Other favorite writers: Bill Bryson, Gordon Korman, Daniel Pinkwater, David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell

Favorite movies:
Being John Malkovich, Best in Show, Chungking Express, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Empire of the Sun, Galaxy Quest, Gosford Park, Hot Shots, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, A Room with a View, The Royal Tenenbaums, Spirited Away/Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, Strictly Ballroom, Top Secret!, Velvet Goldmine, Whisper of the Heart/Mimi wo Sumaseba.

Favorite musical artists: Belle and Sebastian, The Brilliant Green/Tommy February, Da Vinci's Notebook, Arlo Guthrie, The High-Lows/The Blue Hearts, Judy and Mary, Yoko Kanno, Spitz, They Might Be Giants, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Yuzu

Favorite TV shows: The Adventures of Pete and Pete, The Kids in the Hall, Mystery Science Theater 3000. More recently, Project Runway and Beauty and the Geek. Japanese variety shows, but not the ones that get dubbed into English.