Being surrounded by athletic persons meant that somehow, their rugged and sporty lifestyles are sprinkled to yours as well. Suddenly I was told that there would be a running event of “The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration & Management” a.k.a. CAPAM International Run at Putrajaya! It was more like an unplanned spur-of-the-moment decision; so I was like “Sure, whatever!” Hahaha! I guess I am drawn to a more relaxed, cool and rugged persons rather than pampered fashion-freak stylish persons. (,”)
The banner. Unfortunately, the crowd wasn’t that immense unlike the events organized by privatized-sectors. Sorry for the inevitable comparisons but I can’t help but making that. And the officers in-charge were somewhat less-friendly and “gungho-like”. Attitude!
For health! Let’s go!
Like usual, I just participated in the Fun Run event while my passionate running partner of course into the more adventurous category. I just took my own sweet time; running for the sake of re-energizing my body and for fitness. I have to say that via these numerous running events, my body becomes lighter and I feel healthier and younger. When sweats trickling on your body, you feel so sexy and toned and that created adrenaline to make you happier & younger, no? Hahaha!
Ooopsie! Camwhoring/Selfie & I. Can’t resist! So, I took someone else’s handphone and snap my picture. Hahhahahaa! The quality make my face radiated. Well, unlike my cheap mobile phone, no? Hahaha!
Taking a sip at a small stall outlet circa Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. Quite relaxing ala metropolitan lifestyle. And to have “Teh Tarik” in the morning? That’s a must!!! (,”) And by the way, the ‘nasi lemak’ isn’t mine. It belonged to someone who is bigger-muscled than Yours Truly. (Hahhaa, someone in FB asked me that; so that’s the answer!).
The difference of color of skin. But I felt sexy. Hahaha! Look at my ant-size waist! Hark Ptuih! Hahahah!
After 2 weeks of hiatus (Hahhaah, quite long for movie addicts like us!), finally we managed to squeeze time to watch movie. Well, like usual; it is all up to my preferences as I hold the power (Ooops! Hahaha!) to choose. I’ve always wanted to watch “Annabelle” as I am interested about the ‘based-on-true-story’ smithereens of the whole plotline; which is said to be one of the famous cases by The Warrens, right before the “Conjuring” case. So naturally, I was so excited although I’ve heard mixed reviews prior to watching it.
The film poster.
Now, The Warrens (Ed & Lorraine) is a famous paranormal investigator couple in the 70s & 80s who has several cases being adapted into Hollywood silver screens such as “The Amityville Horror”, The Perrons a.k.a. “The Conjuring” & the recent film named “Annabelle”. It was said that the case of “Annabelle” triggered in 1970 when a woman’s mother named Donna bought a Raggedy Ann Doll for her birthday. Soon, Donna started to feel negative presence in the house involving the doll moved from its original places and things got worst when a few scribbling on papers were found out. Donna and her friends started to seek help via seance.
The real Warrens. Below are samples of possessed people getting help from Lorraine.
It was then, they learned that a so-called spirit of a little girl named “Annabelle Higgins” who was said to be occupying the Raggedy Ann Doll. Higgins was claimed to be a spirit of a little girl who used to reside in the apartment previously before Donna but found dead. Donna was feeling sympathetic to the ‘soul’ but soon learned it was a grave decision as things got worsen. Donna then turned into The Warrens who said that the Raggedy Ann Doll was actually possessed by an inhuman matter a.k.a Devil/Satan who conjured the Annabelle’s spirit just simply as decoy to the human (Donna and her friends) so that they would become weaken via sympathetic approaches whereas actually, it was their souls targeted.
Lorraine with the real Annabelle doll, who happened to be a Raggedy Ann Doll. Seemed harmless on the outerside but……….?
To cut the story short, The Warrens then took the doll back to their home and placed it in a glass case amongst the others supernatural collection in their Occult Museum. To read more on the whole story, you guys can check the website at http://www.warrens.net/Annabelle.html. Interesting! You know how I like historical-related stuffs, aite?
Lorraine with the collections in her Occult Museum.
Anyway, back on the review for the film. On whole, I was quite frustrated with the movie. Sure, the doll was re-designed to exude a more “frightening facade” in comparison to the real Annabelle of Raggedy Ann Doll but the director failed to use the “based on true story” reputation of the case which has been built prior to the release of the film; making audience to anticipate watching it. The narration of the story was frail with cliche and anticlimax ending AND the casts were somewhat less convincing as opposed to “The Conjuring” casts! Annabelle Wallis who was cast as the protagonist of the film, Mia Form is TOO BEAUTIFUL to be a plain mother. The make-up should be less-striking but unfortunately, her face outshone her performance. And the other actors too, left forgettable presence. Among the cast, Alfre Woodard probably served as a recognizable face from “Desperate Housewives” but still, her character was nothing more but a mundane Seer/Clairvoyant.
Snippet still from the movie. Annabelle Wallis is too beautiful to portray a plain mother character! It didn’t seem convincing enough. Sorry.
But for horror, movie junks, this could serve as an OK treat especially as Halloween is approaching y’all! (,”)
The film producers had attain the rights to fabricate the facade of Annabelle Doll into a more frightening feature as opposed to the real one. But then, the story behind is still intriguing, no?