Summer 2013... supposed to be a summer of heat as usual. Well, wrong! Most of the season was practically filled with p***-pouring rain which flooded some areas but luckily, my location isn't one of many that got hit badly. While it's good for the plants, I just wished we'd return to sun-filled days again. Nevertheless, it's autumn right now, but let me fill in on what happened in the previous season.
As usual, we have movies - I've recently seen the following films - 3D The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 3D Life of Pi, Wreck-It-Ralph, and 3D Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away! The first, being an epic part of a trilogy with an adventure to reclaim a dwarf kingdom in Middle-Earth, with stunning high definition that could possibly much better than in the previous Tolkien trilogy! An example would be the comparison of the Wargs in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The second, Life of Pi is quite the survival story - who would have thought one would survive out at sea alone with a ferocious tiger as your only companion? For all you gamers wanting a hint of nostalgia, Wreck-It-Ralph is also a good one - with some great cameos, colourful characters and a feel-good hilarious story! If you enjoyed many of the Cirque Du Soleil shows and are a big fan, I think you would have liked Worlds Away. But for some reason, maybe because I enjoyed the live performances and/or the television moments, because much to my regret, I feel asleep during the first part of it... how annoying. But the rest however, I've managed to enjoy the rest of the film!
During January, I've been book hunting during the Lifeline Bookfest at the Brisbane Convention Centre! While I was unable to get the books I wanted, I found many that caught my eye. Especially the one hilariously titled 'The Axis of Evil Cookbook' by Gill Partington - which was about the foods and recipes from the said countries! It is not only funny, but also informative, and considering that since some of the recipes have ingredients that are no doubt prohibited, at least they offer substitutes just in case!
Most recently, since it is my 26th Birthday today, there was much excitement that happened! Mainly that last night my family and I went to see the show Cavalia! Think of it like Cirque Du Solei, only with not only humans, but also horses too! Quite the amazing acrobatics and stunts (including a woman controlling six horses while standing on the two rear ones (having her foot on a horse each at the same time)) it was without a doubt impressive! Who would have thought the bond between man and equine would be so strong! I was inspired to create an origami special as a result of this trip, which you will see later on! And finally tonight, I've just had a Thai dinner with family and friends as a celebration!
Well, I'd best get uploading with my deviation. I hope your summer (or winter) holidays has been going well for you lot as well! Take care!