Alright. Since its inception from 27th May 2008 (before that, I relied on Friendster blog. Courtesy to my sister who imported all the entries prior to 27th May 2008 to be included inside this blog!), the blog has garnered 70,000 views or shall I say, peeping tomcats! Hahahhaa, of course this statistical record ain’t much in comparison to other celebrated blogs but to have your platform of voice been heard and responded by friends, acquaintances or prying strangers is just enthralling.
Anyway like I mentioned before this, being in Jitra means I have quite a number of plans commencing and in pipelines revolving around friends and also close-knitted family. So, on Friday went out with Seyzool for the sumptuous Thai delicacies at somewhere near YAWATA and then whisked to Jitra Mall for movie “Chronicles Of Narnia : Voyage Of Dawn Treader”. I watched the first installment back in USM but for the second installment circa Prince Caspian, I simply watched half way in VCD and didn’t really immersed into it.
Nonetheless, the 3rd installment was an alright flick which combined ethereal great CGI effect (as usual!) and excellent performances by the talented starlets. My, the kids have all grown up! Georgie Henley who plays the role Lucy Pevensie is already budding as a young lady and Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie is already hitting adult. Nonetheless, the spotlight was definitely owned by the young actor Will Poulter who played their snobbish and spoiled cousin, Eustace Scrubb! The arrogance portrayed was so eminent that we were VERY annoyed and despised the little brat but in the end, sympathized when he learned the lesson! On whole, it’s 3.2 stars outta 5!
Next, on Saturday 19th December, went to Penang Island with Miss Tina. We hit Gurney Plaza for ‘Tron : The Legacy”. It was an absolutely PURE enjoyable flick with electroluminescent elements depicted which happened to be the core design for the film setting. The movie, a so-called sequel to the 1982 film starring Jeff Bridges as the computer hacker/video-game maestro name Kevin Flynn who had created a new ‘grid’ world that changes the paradigm perception of the existing world. The new dimensional realm was co-administered by his own alter-ego named CLU but somehow it has gone bonkers and toppled the power-to-rule from Kevin. 20 years later, Sam Flynn, Kevin’s son somehow opened the secret gate-door to the world and soon discovered the truth of his yet-to-be-dead father and the phenomenal achievement. Great movie which I think deserve 3.5 stars outta 5!
We then had dinner at Khaleel which is situated at the Gurney Boulevard nearby. I have to say, it was total peaceful and serenity to savor foods on an alley along the beach. The sea breeze was so refreshing! Had the typical “Nasi Kandaq”- I was so hungry that I was willing to pass the planned seafood dinner. Hahhahaha! Then, we headed to Padang Tembak (Rifle Range) and Air Itam area because I was like so in a nostalgic mood and would LOVE to have at least a peekaboo of the place I resided for almost 22 years on the island. My, my how was things changed! The housing area opposite my primary school SK Padang Tembak where Nick’s (my ex schoolmate) place used to be was demolished into a vast parking lot! OMG! I called Marina who happened to still live around there and have a look at the old primary school. It was simply nostalgic albeit a lot of new buildings and changes are made to the school.
Went to Kampung Melayu for a night drink and caught up what’s-hot-and-not with her and then on the way back, we took the route using Jalan Sempadan or Boundary Road where my old residence is located. FRU Police Barrack y’all. The place that I used to call home ever since I could remember until my first year in university. The only thing I couldn’t do was to enter the police barrack because I had no business of entering as the place is highly guarded by policemen. I couldn’t see the football field and the marching field (which I am sure are now renovated in such ways that I couldn’t picture anymore), the playground, the old orchards, the several-tiered drain which seemed like a waterfall near my quarter at 1st floor of A Block….. the list continues. Nonetheless, without ashamed (although initially was a bit hesitated), I took picture at the welcoming plaque of FRU- with Marina as the photographer. I forgot to ask her to use flash. The picture gone blurry.
Anyway, around 10.10 P.M., we pushed off back to Jitra via Penang Bridge and the journey took us around one hour and a half with 20 minutes stop at Gurun- supper drink and safely arrived at Jitra circa 11.30 P.M. On whole, it was a nice yet congested and hectic day but to be able to thread the memory lane on the Pearl Of The Orient island; that is a gem. Priceless! (,”)