Of Slimy Mucus, Goblin, Ogre and Mermaid…

Of Slimy Mucus, Goblin, Ogre and Mermaid…

I haven’t been well these past week, the usual cold, runny nose, coughing very much like a chihuahua barking. Hence the lack of post… (mati lah alasan..). I think i got this cold from a friend, with whom i had coffee last week. The funny thing is, i have been surrounded by people with cold for the past month and didn’t get sick but just 3 hours spent with this germ carrier, i’m infected…. kuat tul virus kau da! So last week, with the prophet Mohammad’s (s.a.w) birthday, it was decreed as a public holiday where i live and since the holiday was in Thursday, i took leave on friday which means that i had 4 non working days.. woohooo! But sadly because of this bloody cold, i spent two days from those liberating off days from work –  sleeping…. *sigh..* In case you care, i’m ok now, just the occasional chihuaha coughs, and nasal voice..

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All is not lost though, because on friday i dragged bf to the movies. We watched ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’. I think it is one of the best movies i’ve seen this month. Granted that the movie is based on a child’s book, it was riveting and there was not a dull moment while you watched. The movie is about fairies, goblins and ogre (who btw is not ugly-but-adorable-shrek-kind).  One of the things that i noticed, almost 80% of the patrons were chinese and half were families and kids. It was a good story, much like Lord of the Ring or Narnia, because of the mystical creatures and all, good for the imagination process for kids, i guess. So, why do malay parents seldom want to bring their kids to watch this kind of movies, i’ll never understand. Instead they’ll watch Duyong, with the likes of Apek and Yassin, doing slapstick comedy. I admit that it’s funny but come on… you watch one of Apek’s movie, then you can safely say you’ve watched all of the movie that he has starred in. The same tired funny lines, the same cliche moral of the story, nothing new, nothing to excite the senses and the imagination. 

Before nak mengutuk aku ke hapa, let me clear something up, I did went to watch ‘DUYONG’ by the way… TWICE (kau ado??)… because i like the movie’s breathtaking cinematography (the blue green ocean, beaches.. you know.. my kind of thing..), i just think that if it were my kid, i would like to expose them to something more than slapstick comedy because it is so hard to find kid friendly stories that doesn’t make me gag… ‘Nuff said.. Maya Karin btw looks ravishing in Duyong.. i llooiikkee… It must have been freezing to be in the water all the time. Mesti kecut berut bila dia bukak scale custome dia tu kan..? And the male mermaid (merman?)  looks mutant… hehe.. Forgot to mention – ‘Duyong’ is produced by KRU but sadly they decided on Razak Mohideen as the director (yang veranganz dia tu M. Night Shyamalan, because he keeps making two, to three cameo apperance throughout the movie. Same skin colour but bagai langit dan bumi the talent.. ok…?) So adalah sikit-sikit, CGI, which i think Yusry tinkering around, in the scene where Orix wakes Jimmy up to feed the birds… sungguh terserlah kepalsuan beburungan itu… (ada ke burung yang colourful and kecik2 yang jenis makan buah sibuk-sibuk kat tengah laut..? Mabuk punyer burung…) Aaarrhh… i don’t care lah… that movie makes me miss going to the islands… Because i can’t find the movie poster of Duyong (mermaid) , i guess you’ll have to make do with this…

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