30 July 2011

Captain America: The First Avengers

Wohoo..its been a while, now its Captain America: The First Avengers turns to be evaluated by me. The story started by showing someone had found a crashing flying object buried in the ice, later the story setting went back to World War II era where by Captain America (CA) tried an army selection to serve as soldier. However due to his physical and health issues, he is not recruited. 

After that, he met a Dr from army secret division and willing to let him enters the army. Cut the story short, CA has been chosen as a candidate for superhuman soldier serum. Then starts the battle between CA and Red Skull from Nazis' Hydra division. Off course the hero will always win.

Comparing this movie with other Marvel's superheroes, sorry to say that this movie was such a let down. After CA got his superpower, they showed quite a lots of CA campaigning rather than fighting Nazi. For me the actions are just so-so only. This movie reveals more about CA characteristic rather than his abilities to fight. I'll give 2.5 STARS out of 5. Even the movie is not that good, I'll still watch it because of the trailer at the end of the credits for The Avengers film 2012 comprising Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and maybe others Marvels' superheroes. So make sure to wait until the credits finish..!!!

17 July 2011

Bon Odori Penang 2011

Last year I've been to Shah Alam Bon Odori, since I'm at Penang this year, why not I go to the Bon Odori here. This is my first time experiencing Bon Odori in Penang. Here in Penang, it seems more like a bunkasai. They have a few Japanese traditional games such as haunted house, gold fish scooping and yoyo balloon. Through my observation, there's a lots of local participation in this event. Some of the northern region SBP schools, clubs and society participated in the dance. Now let me list out the good and bad things:

  • more cultural event such as games, food and performances.
  • Got lucky draw
  • Got fireworks (Hanabi yo !!!)
  • A lots of Japanese People
  • No RM1.00 livita (they have this in Shah Alam)
  • No free fan
  • Some people doesn't know when to cosplay or not (such an eyesore, its a traditional event not pop culture event)
  • Malaysian like to throw rubbish everywhere which was such a disgrace
  • Expensive food and most of them were local food.
  • Haunted House which was a total rip off of RM8.00 and not scary at all (the one in Animangaki was way much better)
  • Not many people follow the main stage dance like in Shah Alam

Despite all that, my friends and I enjoyed the Bon Odori festival. We've met up a few trainees from AMD. Good to see u guys there. The Hanabi was spectacular and it's sure bring the mood up for the event. Enjoy the video and photos below.

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Rasa Sayang Dance