It was a humid day in Singapore. I forgot how hot the little country could get. But that didn’t stop me to wander at this humongous park that goes with the name of Gardens by the Bay. I got to say that even though it was Sunday, I didn’t feel so much suffocated by the crowd. Can you believe it’s 101-hectare wide?
Goodness, it’s been more than a month since my last post! How y’all have been? I hope life treats you well. I’ve been caught up in work and other fixations, like new TV series (Legion! A Series of Unfortunate Events! Rewatching Stranger Things!), that I don’t really want to make the time to write and read. Soz.
I was looking for any chance to travel again since my last trip to Bandung in May (read my post about the city here). My days are filled with work now, and while I’m grateful for that, my wanderlust is getting stronger than ever. That’s why when my friend asked whether I wanted to join her and her other 2 friends in visiting Malang, I didn’t think twice to say yes.
I might sound like a broken record every time I express my deep and profound love (or obsession?) for Harry Potter. I don’t want to bore you with details; let’s just say it was almost my everything. Yes, that sounds terribly exaggerating, but you should’ve seen me in my younger years to understand what I mean.
To be honest with you, I don’t keep up with upcoming releases unless it’s a part of a series that I’ve been following e.g. Harry Potter or The Fever Code. So I was a bit surprised to see that there was a new book from Jennifer Niven coming out soon. I loved All the Bright Places, so I was really hoping that the new book, Holding Up the Universe, would be as good.
It was even better.
When I found out that there would be an adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Tim Burton would be the one directing it, I knew this film would have an amazing story line and great visual. I have to be honest though, I haven’t delved much into his filmography. I gotta say that Alice in Wonderland is my favorite, with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory coming in a close second.
Unfortunately, Miss Peregrine didn’t quite live up to my expectation.
Before getting into the review of The Cursed Child itself, I want to tell you about this little story first. I don’t think many people who aren’t Indonesians (or at least were in Indonesia at that time) were aware about this “drama” in Indonesia when the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, came out here 2011. Basically there was a film boycott in the first 6 months of 2011 back then and we weren’t getting films from major studios like Warner Bros and such in the cinemas.