The unusual and mysterious sub-concious mind. I went to a bookstore yesterday hoping to find something interesting to read, and decided that I'll find a book under anything except from the 'Classics' shelf (since I thought I've had too many classics for once). Turned out I was wandering aimlessly from aisle to aisle, when a horror book caught my attention. It seemed interesting with a catchy title, I was quite delighted reading the book's description. My jaw dropped when I noticed that the book was under the 'Classics' section. Maybe I do have some kind of weird connection with classical books? Finally, I bought the book (entitled: "Not Exactly Ghosts" by Sir Andrew Caldecott) and also a Malay novel (entitled: "Dear Yayah" by Farihah Iskandar) which is quite rare in my actions of buying books. The last time I read a Malay novel was probably during Form 5. Well that's a two years gap! Mind do have its ways for quirks and surprises. =)
p/s: Right now I'm beginning to open my heart to different aspects/genres in books, as a part of my training to become a writer. My fatal weakness has always been in description of surroundings and physical traits of characters. Help! It's Anisah's birthday today, so happy 20th birthday girl(no updates this time, folks)
"WALL-E", another wonderful production from Disney/Pixar. I've grown up watching most of their production (missing only "Cars" and "Finding Nemo") and all of it managed to capture my attention with their unique characters and themes. Last time I watched "Meet the Robinsons" who taught us to 'keep moving forward', this time with my family; "WALL-E" had succesfully showed its own teachings to not be too dependable on technology. In the story, Earth had been too filthy to live in and all humans have gone up to space to spend some time there while robots called WALL-E clean up the mess. Turned out that most WALL-E robots malfunctioned, leaving only one left doing its work. Many years later, a robot called EVE came to investigate Earth... What's interesting in the story is mostly how human emotions are prominent in WALL-E's character. He (or it?) shows fear, curiousity, lonliness and even love towards EVE. These traits seemed to mock the 'sloth' humans up in space, where they themselves act like robots; not walking by themselves, unsociallised, oblivious of their surrounding. After watching this movie, I'm sure most of us would want to do better for ourselves!
(Rating: 4.2 out of 5)
p/s: The romance between WALL-E and EVE was interesting as well. I liked the way EVE shows her womanly 'seriousness' and 'wrath', while WALL-E managed to show the 'idiotic' and 'stubborness' of a man in love! But what's worth the awe, is how both took care of each other. You would want to think twice before making a woman angry - with the 'wrath' and all. Hehe...
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