Monday, August 1, 2011

Midsummer Masquerade and Harry Potter 7.2

It seems I update my blog on a weekly basis nowadays. I shouldn't even be posting now, seeing as how I have two tests to cram for tomorrow and the past week has been birthday celebration after birthday celebration. (Why are there so many July babies?!) Still, an update is in order, so I shall try to provide you with something substantial in as short a time as possible.

Midsummer Masquerade

On Friday night, students and staff of MCKL got dressed up to get down at Midsummer Masquerade. Some of the (mostly rented) costumes were pretty awesome -- we had Barney, V (from V For Vendetta), the Mad Hatter, Mario, Spiderman, the Joker, Roman emperors, a SWAT team guy, and Phua Chu Kang. SWAT team guy (Daniel) and Barney (Shen Wen) won best-dressed male and female respectively. Congrats!

Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination!
Shen Wen and Kelvin doing their thang on stage.
(Photo credit: Hancock's Facebook)

It even has his name on the name tag!
(Photo credit: Hancock's Facebook.)

And in case you wanted to know what I went as, I was supposed to be a gypsy. Unfortunately, the general perception was 'pirate'. Sigh. Oh well. Also, I was one of the few girls not in heels, and I am already one of the shortest when everyone's at normal height. I felt more like a midget than a gypsy, to be honest.

Me, Ying Ying, Trishi, Shean Yen.
(Photo credit: MethodistCollege StudentAlumni's Facebook.)

While nowhere near as good as OB, it was a good night nonetheless. MCKL ftw!

Harry Potter 7.2

I finally watched the last Harry Potter movie yesterday. While a bit rushed, I thought it was good. Something I noticed was that, at times, implications were made in a way such that people who hadn't read the book wouldn't have understood what was going on. This was proven true when my mother and Ying Ying told me they basically wouldn't shut up asking questions throughout the whole movie. (I pity very much the people they watched the movie with.)

It's impossible to continue without spoilers, so click below if you're interested.

The movie was one long sobfest for me. On and off throughout the battle of Hogwarts, pretty much every time Snape appeared, when Fred was shown dead, when Lupin and Tonks were shown dead, during Snape's memories in the Pensieve, when Harry found out he had to die, when he summoned his parents and Sirius and Lupin...I cried. When Nagini attacked Snape, I sobbed.

(From Collider.)

I watched it with Iis and Timothy. Poor Timothy was sitting uncomfortably between two crying girls, helping us pass tissues back and forth.

"Look... At... Me..."

There were lines I could quote from my head as they were being said onscreen. I am very pleased that they didn't omit Mrs. Weasley's "Not my daughter, you bitch!" However, it was uttered with much less venom than I'd expected. Oh well, at least it was there.

I'm rather miffed that they downplayed Fred's death so much. Plus they cut out Percy's return, which was a major event in the book! Where is the Weasley love?!

Weasley twins appreciation picture!
(From Fanpop.)

Anyway, the movie was good. Rushed, but good. I want to watch it again...with a whole box of tissues this time.

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