We both had hectic lives lately and weekends are rare to be spent venturing other territories or uncharted visitors’ attractions in Malaysia. Therefore, I decided to concoct plans revolving circa KL and nearby spots. Initially, I was planning of going to Janda Baik but when I Googled, I saw that most of the nature beauty can only be savoured if we were to spend night there in certain resorts. I couldn’t find any public place for tourist attractions. Hence, alternative plan – that is to visit Antique Market at Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya!
Old record player.
Matchbox? Or Cigarette?
As a self-confessed historical paraphernalia and artifacts, I love being in a place where there are antiquated things. So when I Googled and found that there is this “must-go” antique market at Amcorp Mall, I was quite excited and yearn to go there. Well, Petaling Jaya is like an alien place for me because I rarely go there but there’s no hindrance when you have WAZE in your hand! Hhahaha! So, just drove there (and mind you, the car parking is expensive though it was an open parking unlike the understandably-indoor-parking-in-Pavillion!).
Unique Red Indian dolls/statuettes.
Comics! A rare collection, you know!
Old boxes of Vicks and Hacks.
I was mesmerized when I saw the Ground Floor level of Amcorp Mall. That is where the Antique Market located. There were a lot of antiquated stuffs that you can only find in the 50s, 60s or 70s; and there were the black discs and gramophone records; old clothes; old porcelains and chinas; old advertisments and many more. It was amazing experience! Some of the old books even costed more than RM1,000!!!! But I only managed to buy an autobiography of Gia Carangi – costing around mere RM11.90! Hahahahhaa! Well, that’s the only one thing that I could afford.
Hahhahaa…selfie. A must! (,”)
Biography on Gia Carangi. RM11.90. A tragic life of a supermodel. Angie won an Emmy by portraying her in TV movie.
Anyway, after having drinks and all; pushed off to the usual spot at Balakong AEON and caught the latest masterpiece by Ron Howard entitled “Rush” starring Aussie Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl; both respectively portraying the legendary figures of F1 drivers – James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The movie was depicted from Lauda’s point of view but I have to say that Ron Howard is a BRILLIANT director. Each scenes were meticulously done without any exaggeration or draggy; just fine! With the help of powerful musical arrangement by Hans Zimmer, each scenes were exciting and as a non-fan of F1, I am amazed that I was nailed and excited to see the subsequent scenes! And the climax isn’t a disappointment, either! I thought that both actors did great and this film ignited a great curiosity about the so-called feud between James Hunt and Nikki Lauda. Both were of different personalities – James Hunt, the flamboyant casanova who bedded more than 5,000 women in his life (Gosh!) while Lauda was a meticulous and analytical person who really take racing seriously!
Daniel Bruhl playing Niki Lauda.
The young and the present Niki Lauda. The scars were permanent; a remnant from the 1976 German Grand Prix at Nurburgring.
Chris Hemsworth as the flamboyant casanova James Hunt.
The life of a party animal. With unquenchable sex drive, he bedded more than 5,000 women. Phew!
Niki Lauda & James Hunt.
I say, I give 4 stars outta 5! Ron Howard could be a great contender for Oscar! Who knows? (,”)
Another Oscar nod for Ron Howard??? We will see (,”)