Seems like my blog has now garnered more than 90,000 views! Lots of peeping tom cats, aite? As long they mean nice and perusing information, it should be OK, I guess; but for those who have been lurking for “leak-up” information, well, you’ve come to the wrong page. The blog might transcript expressive details; but only the intelligent can read between the lines. So…. buzz off.. or in a harsher manner… FU*K OFF! (I used to write it full but now since there are a lot of educational staffs who LOVE to peep into my blog, I would soften the spelling. Still, the message is clear, no?) (,”).
Anyway, the long-anticipated finale of “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows” finally is here and I’ve to admit that for a moment I was a bit deluded about it as I was too occupied with my professional errands as a teacher (you know, July is the month where the school practically compresses everything to fit the picture prior to the arrival of holy month Ramadhan!). So, hollered my bestie Kitty Kat and she says she’s free on Saturday because on Sunday, she was to run for the Olympic Run in Stadium Merdeka and I myself planned to Qadha’ (pay back) my last fasting days that I skipped last year due to the bad Tonsillitis. Went to Jalan Ipoh and took her at her apartment via my beloved fuchsia-coloured MyVi, Dagny; off we went to Pavillion, KL! It’s been quite ages since I last go there and hanged out with Kat; so might as well just go there although I am sure the place must be VERY crowded because it’s weekend, baby!
True to the realistic ‘premonition’, the cineplex in Pavillion was immensely CROWDED with people thronging just to buy tickets! I miss the air of Pavillion; reminded me of those AFFIN bank days. Queued up the line and managed to secure the MOST FRONT seats in the cineplex! Initially, we were like a little indecisive over the ideas but then proceeded with it.
While waiting for the film to commence, we killed our time singing our lungs out in the nearby Red Box Karaoke. It was a fun experimenting ourselves with new songs and let our hairs down! It was like relishing those “Doncha Club” days…sans Efy of course. Still this coming December with our reunion, we shall rock the days, folks!
Luckily the cineplex in Pavillion is quite comfortable albeit it was the most front seat. On whole, the film was enjoyable but because it was originally a film that was done simultaneously with the 1st part, the continuation could be a little blurry for the non-novel readers. On whole, it is satisfying for the ending finale of this magical saga and relieved to see what you’ve been imagining when you read the words in the novel were fleshed out into silver screen gems brilliantly!
I still remember that I started to read Harry Potter when I was so bored waiting for my matriculation result for university intakes that I began to fill the time loopholes with reading the J.K. Rowling’s masterpieces; beginning with “Prisoner Of Azkaban” which happened to be the 3rd novel. From then on, I’ve become avid reader, collecting all the 7 books and on the little covers of each books, I left small note about my life that happened when I purchased the novels :-
- “Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban” – 10th May 2003; Mak’s birthday, and a day before Mother’s Day. “This is my first Harry Potter book. It really drives me crazy and I’m really lookin forward 2 buy others. At the same time, I’m all excited to be enrolled into university by this 1st of June!”
- “Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire” – 15th May 2003. “This is my 2nd book in Harry Potter’s series. I indeed find a pleasurably-exciting readin’ in this book.” “I hope that I can go 2 University.” – “Yeps. I’m 2 enrol 2 USM doin’ biological science. Hope till da’ end.”
- “Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix” – Fajar Bakti. 21/6/2003. RM80.91. “This is the latest Harry Potter’s series. And, this (today)’s the grand opening of this book’s unleashing world wide!!!” “I’ve been interviewed by The Star when wuz about 2 buy this book at Popular, KOMTAR! It wuz nice… my very first fiction-book in First Year’s at USM, majoring in biological science!!!”
- “Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince” – 16th July 2005. “This is the book bought at the pre-order matrimonial routine (what the hell I was thinking when I used this word? LOL!) and at the BJ Popular. I must say, the RM99 spent is absolutely worth as new evolutions of magic and characters unveiling has been injected by J.K. Rowling.” “One of the best and now I’m in my third year in USM doing microbiology under biological science.”
- “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” – “This book is bought on the same day as Harry Potter 6; 16/7/05. Originally from the RM50 coupon of lucky draw!!!”
- “Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets” – “This book’s also bought on 16/7/05. Due to coupon of lucky draw RM50 and Naz’s RM55; a must collection for Harry Potter avid fan cum reader.”
- “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows” – 21st July 2007. “This is the last Harry Potter novels series and I’m now about to start my intern with AFFIN Bank and convocation. Pre-order at POPULAR Alor Star.””What secret lies beyond the scar and prophecy? This book will answer everything!!!”
So now you can see how Harry Potter is closely knitted to my adolescent life. The saga was very enchanting and I shared the same passion with a USM friend of mine, Naz. I remembered that we were so excited prior to the releases of films and novels; and we quizzed each other about the trivial facts on Harry Potter! Sounds nerdy and geeky right? Well, I am happy to say that I am a self-confessed Harry Potter freak; so… whatever! Hahahhaa!
I’ve always imagined myself a student in Hogwarts and imagining myself attending those magical classes of Herbology, Transfiguration, Charms, Potions & of course, Defence Against The Dart Arts. But now since I am a teacher, I’ve gotten myself connected with the teachers’ characters. Amongst the teachers in Hogwarts, I would probably feel related to and describe myself as Professor McGonagall. Why? Because she’s a no-nonsense teacher; always uphold the sanctity of rules & regulations; stern; fair; and defensive when it comes to opinions – she’s very much like me, a disciplinarian. Crazy,aite? I know!
Mind the sentences “pre-order matrimonial routine”! Honestly at that time I didn’t even know the meaning but thought it was cool so tried to experiment using it without knowing the meaning. However, I didn’t want to use liquid-paper to erase it though; so yeah, I’ve gone through my bonker English experimenting days. All via Harry Potter! Hahaa!
After 4 years of the final book, now is the finale part of the film. Harry James Potter, Hermione Jean Granger and Ronald Billius Weasley will always remain in the nostalgia and the actors that portray the characters- Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Ruper Grint will always enter our imagination of the characters when we read about them. It’s a wonderful and magical journey of life; Avada Kedavra!
Call me Minerva McGonagall because I am truly her essence. No-nonsense, a disciplinarian and stern when it comes to rules & regulations. Despite that, I have my own soft spots too. A defensive person to what she believes is right; that’s me!