Sometimes I don't let myself watch certain movies because I know the moood they will leave me in. The Karate Kid, laugh if you want, leaves me nostalgic and and a little misty. It not only reminds me of my childhood, but also of my brother and my sister.
When I was little, I idolized my brother so when he was off being six years older, I watched The Karate Kid because Daniel-san reminded me of him. I love love love love LOVE this movie. And "Ali with an 'i'" will always make me think of my own sister as well as references such as "Cruel Summer" and The Crane.
This post was inspired by me catching the last 15 minutes of the movie on TV. I'll post something better later, I promise!