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Sunday, June 30, 2013

黄家驹 -- 永远的音乐天使


二十年前的今天,你离开了...

而我今年二十岁。真的有点吓倒,时间竟然过得这么快。
想说想念你,又好像有点不太对,毕竟我们是属于不同的年代的。可是还是忍不住,想对你说些话,希望你在天国会看到,也希望看到这篇文章的人,有机会去认识你。

家驹,Beyond。以前我听到这两个词时,都只会想到四个字 -- 海阔天空
那毕竟是你们最棒,最动听的歌曲。后来也慢慢地认识了其他名曲,如: 真的爱你,光辉岁月
我的童年,都是听着几首歌长大的
但我从来没去研究,唱这几首感动人心的人是谁。
突然有一天,在次听这几首歌时,才发现我听了快二十年了!真的没有夸张,我baby的时候,爸爸车里的收音机和CD都有在播,我还会和我哥一起跟着唱。我记得电视机也常播,也是一个广告的歌。后来有了所谓的mp3下载,Playlist里也一定会有三四首Beyond的歌。



究竟为什么我会喜欢这几首歌,喜欢了二十年呢?我再把歌曲听了再听,每次听都会有一种感动,一份感触。重点是,他们的歌都不是情歌歌词写出了人生,理想;歌声唱出了无奈,希望;歌曲奏出了人生的澎湃,起伏和悲伤。他们的歌,真的不是一般的歌,而是值得让人欣赏的音乐。



我知道Beyond是很让人崇拜的乐团,也知道其中一位主唱已离开人世。但真的,从不知道他们为何能如此受人景仰,让人永生难忘。之后我开始透过很多Youtube的视屏认识了他们,尤其是他......



黄家驹,Beyond的灵魂人物

他是利用音乐来表达自己的人,音乐是他的一切。他对音乐,有着别于一般人的理想和执著。1980s 的时候,香港乐坛的歌,大部分是翻唱别人的歌。原创音乐真的少得可怜。同时,乐坛里能听到的,除了情歌还是情歌。当时的歌手,都以偶像形象为主流。那些歌手,发唱片后,不用两年,就可以去演戏了。真正的音乐人,真的没有几个。而他,和他的乐团,就是为了音乐而活,要用自己的音乐去征服世人。 他们的音乐大多以西方摇滚为主,非常有性格。 但却不是所有人都会欣赏,包括我。刚开始出的专辑,因为无法吸引大部分听众,销量不好,常被别人批评,唱片公司也要放弃他们了。他们可是为了追求音乐的梦想,放弃了一般人能享受的简单生活,走上了这道又崎岖,又孤单的路。为了延续自己的梦,他们不能不作出妥协,迁就现实。

午夜怨曲,是世荣写的词,家驹的曲。听了,真的有感受到他们的心情,他们的孤独。同时,也唱出了他们的恒心,即使有人打碎了他们的心,他们仍然会拥抱着理想。

從來不知想擁有多少的理想 還離不開種種困憂
勉強去掩飾失意的感覺 再次聽到昨日的冷嘲


为了生存,他们把曲风改变了,但仍然用音乐来带出人生和社会的心声。他们也把以前较野性的外形改变了,剪短了头发,唱起了一首关于中國改革開放后,能够重聚的两父子的歌 -- 《大地》。这首歌红了!Beyond也瞬间变成无数香港人的偶像。


這刻在望著父親笑容時, 竟不知不覺的無言,讓日落暮色滲滿淚眼

虽然成功踏上了主流,但是他们的路,真的,并没有想象的那么好走了。他们被逼参加一些和音乐无关的活动和节目,也得演电影。 当中也包括家驹最讨厌的游戏节目。我相信,当时的他们,真的百般无奈,上节目的开心表情应该是硬撑的。而家驹的性格非常直率,常常在访谈中,毫不犹豫地表达了他对娱乐圈的不满,有时也会不给面子,纯粹地说出他的想法。虽然话没说错,但仍然会招来别人的不满。有报道指出他们甚至和无限有闹不和。另外,他们也被逼参加许多无聊,虚伪和毫无意义的应酬,就是为了在演艺圈里铺路。这样的生活,搞得他们,越来越少时间去玩他们喜欢的音乐。后来,就有了《俾面派对》这首歌,来反映娱乐圈里,许多为了名誉而不惜到处应酬的现象。

我超爱这首,简单,但歌词一针见血!

你話唔俾面 佢話唔賞面 似為名節做奴隸
 你都咪話唔俾面 咪話唔賞面 似用人臉造錢幣

虽然无奈,但Beyond还是坚持这要超越自己的信念,继续唱出了许多打动人心的歌曲。有宣泄情绪的,鼓励别人的。当时,他们就是香港非情歌时代的开拓者!

我觉得,一定要推荐的歌是歌颂母爱的《真的爱你》。这是我和我爸的K歌!


是妳多麼溫馨的目光 教我堅毅望著前路
叮囑我跌倒不應放棄


这首《谁伴我闯荡》,是我超爱的一首。真的很感动,讲述了他们在寻梦的这条路上的种种感触,有疑惑,孤独,失落,疲倦和无奈。每一句歌词都超赞!音乐也带着忧伤,吉他的旋律真的很到位。

尋夢像撲火 誰共我瘋狂
長夜漸覺冰凍 但我只有盡量去躲

这首是Beyond少有的情歌。是家驹的词曲创作,是写着他回忆以前的恋情,当中的无奈,想念和遗憾。感动死了。大部分情歌通常不是甜蜜的,就是痛苦。这首的歌词很简单,但是有很深的意义,说出了他当时为了梦想放弃了喜欢的人的那种辛酸和后悔。


之后,Beyond的歌,也开始变得很成熟。他们的音乐,开始会关注社会,宣扬正能量给全世界的人。他们曾去过非洲,当了世界宣明会的宣传大使,与当地小朋友接触。相信就是这趟非洲之旅,使家驹感触良多,想用音乐改变世界。歌词都是由家驹亲自填的,真的非常感动人心。

《光辉岁月》是家驹献给Nelson Mandela的歌,为了表扬Mandela对改变命运,不惜革命的精神。歌词谈到了人们不应该以肤色划分,不分贵贱。也谈到了,为了寻求自由,毫无畏惧地迎接挑战和困难的恒心。"风雨中抱紧自由"是我超爱的一句。


今天只有殘留的軀殼,迎接光辉岁月,风雨中抱紧自由

然后,又推出了宣扬世界和平,停止战争的《AMANI》简单的旋律,配上非洲当地人的语言,真的是感觉音乐无界限。

無助與冰凍的眼睛
流淚看天際帶悲憤
是控訴戰爭到最後傷痛是兒童


香港,对他们来说,实在有太多限制。他们的经纪公司一再的想把他们变成他们不喜欢的偶像歌手,也限制他们发表他们喜欢不受大众欢迎的歌曲。我想,他们应该是厌倦了这种娱乐圈里不是偶像就不能唱歌的定律。之后,他们怀着能够在音乐上获得更多自由的梦想,和日本的经纪公司签约,到日本及台湾发展。谁知道,日本的生活,让他们尝尽了寂寞的滋味。在经纪公司的压力下,他们又是被逼放下他们坚持的音乐风格,唱出那些只为讨好市场的甜蜜情歌。我想,当时的他们,逼于无奈,为了能在日本开拓市场,又妥协了真的可以看出,他们想征服日本听众的决心。他们一改以前阳刚摇滚的形象,以开朗活泼的邻家男孩形象演出。他们的歌,也被翻成逗女生开心的情歌。

注意看,家驹变得超会用眼睛放电了!真的是很难得!每次看都会被电晕。平时的他们,舞台魅力已经迷倒无数观众,现在还来电眼这招,日本女生应该被电死了吧!




这首歌,好像不太多人知道...出自家强的曲。刚开始看到这个MV真的有吓到太太太可爱了吧!我知道他们平时私底下都很活泼很可爱,但.....但这真的很不像他们的曲风。Haizzzz.....可是怎么办,明知他们不喜欢,可我就是喜欢他们那么可爱青春的样子,没错,我就是那么肤浅的女生。家驹在MV里帅惨了!真的看几次都不厌!



92年时,到台湾和日本发展的主打歌之一 《长城》
非常澎湃的一首歌!家驹的歌声,真的很有feel!
圍著老去的國度 圍著事實的真相
圍著浩瀚的歲月 圍著慾望與理想


又有一首难得的情歌,《情人》。歌词有说道自己会离去.....难道是预感?
盼望我別去後會共你在遠方相聚
每一天望海每一天相對

93年,也就是二十年前....讲道那年,我已经开始想哭了。当时的他们,在日本已待了一段时间,虽然感到寂寞,但也因为能够在日本学习更多音乐的技巧而感到安慰。当时的家驹就写了《海阔天空》这一首歌。原本已经在想着可以大肆庆祝Beyond成军10周年,怎知道,一个对他们来说,毫无意义的游戏节目,让他们失去了乐队的灵魂。当时的他们,为了宣传自己的唱片,必须参与日本非常著名的综艺节目。谁料到,家驹竟然会在自己最讨厌的游戏节目里,牺牲了性命。我看了相关的报道后,真的觉得很可惜。也有想骂粗口的冲动!

如果当时他们做好防护措施?如果家驹有带头盔?如果他们坚决不去录影?如果他们根本没去日本?
那我最崇拜的家驹,是否会仍然在唱着他的歌,弹着他的吉他?这一切的如果,只要一个能实现,家驹和Beyond,相信仍然是乐坛的霸主。

海阔天空,为什么那么让人感动,我现在终于明白。我相信歌词是叙述家驹和Beyond十年的心路历程,当中的寂寞,迷茫,挫折,无奈,还有他对音乐的坚持,对自由的展望。要我从歌里选出最经典的歌词,我做不到,每一句都太刻苦铭心了。自从我研究了家驹和Beyond的故事后,我每次听,都会忍不住落泪。家驹所经历过的,真的太多,太让人心酸了。


原諒我這一生不羈放縱愛自由
也會怕有一天會跌倒
背棄了理想 誰人都可以
那會怕有一天只你共我

这个video最后还说要在94年再见,听到真是让我哭惨了
真羡慕当时又在现场的马来西亚歌迷。能听到家驹最后一次的live performance.

不知道为什么,我总觉得家驹好像知道自己会离开。我不是什么专业的歌评人,但每次听,歌里似乎有玄机。尤其是副歌。

他,是不是要我们原谅他,为了自由而离开他,好像知道自己会跌倒。他,是不是想告诉我们,他走了之后,仍然会在某一端,开心自由地唱着自己的歌?他似乎知道,他离开后,他的歌会继续被传唱,走遍千里。



我真的觉得,他已有预感会离开。我看了Paul的一则访问,他说家驹生前没多久一直在学从高高的地方跳下来,然后能够站稳。他也曾经说他要把他的乐器都卖给Paul.

无论是怎样,还是无法说出我心里的遗憾和感伤。至今,我偶尔会想说,“搞不好是你装死”之类的缪论。真的很希望,你并没有离开。也会常想,如果你还活着,现在的你,应该是名副其实的uncle黄伯了!我相信,你仍然在弹着你的吉他,用摇滚的声带唱出《金属狂人》。



不过,有时也会想说,你早点离开,可能也是好事搞不好未来的路,会让你过得更不快乐,不如让你早点走,去海阔天空的地方享受音乐。而我们,对你的记忆,也会永远停留在你青春岁月时,那直率,活泼和开朗的模样。



今天,是家驹离开过后的二十年。真的觉得,家驹是一个百年难得一见的天才。华人乐坛史上,真的没有比他更棒的音乐人了。他曾经是个普通人,打过各类型的工。但为了音乐,他毫无畏惧的实现自己的理想,也不管别人怎么看他。之后,他更懂得用音乐来奉献社会。真的只能说是天妒英才,这么早就把他召回天国了。我也曾想过,也许是世人太不珍惜家驹的音乐,老是逼他做自己不喜欢的事,上帝决定给我们一个教训,以最残酷的方式把他从我们身边带走。



我想说的是,在我心中,你就像是一个折了翅膀的天使有着非一般的创作天赋,感动人心的歌声,超凡的吉他弹奏,外表也帅惨了!但最重要的一点,你有一颗很善良,热爱和平及关怀社会的心。谢谢你,利用美妙的音乐,唱出了许多社会的讯息,世人的心生。也感谢你的音乐,给了我那么多鼓励。

但你这个天使,虽然用尽全力,用音乐来表达自己,造福他人,但来到这世上,却被逼面对残酷的现实,扭曲的社会,逼你做出种种妥协,也受尽了委屈,批评,压迫还有孤独。


你已离开二十年了。虽然那一次跌倒,让你无法再爬起来,但我真的希望,现在的你,在海阔天空的地方,继续做你想做的音乐,自由自我的高唱出你爱的摇滚乐!


Anyways, I miss you so much. Thanks for all the wonderful songs that opened my eyes into the world of music. I use to take music for granted, think of it just as a form of entertainment. Your words, your music, your philosophy, made me truly realize music is a form of art, it's used to express, and it also allow others to admire them. I'll remember all the things you've said, and hold on tight to my dreams.

Your songs will go down in history. I'll make sure my kids and grandchildren know how to sing your songs. May you rest in peace, and have fun in heaven.

我po了很多歌,而且大部分是live的。家驹的歌声,真的是要现场听才过瘾。只可惜,我永远都没机会了。还有以两首要分享:

又是一首关于Beyond的心声的音乐。

只想將結他緊抱 訴出辛酸
就在這刻想起往事



不再犹豫,我很喜欢的一首。有Beyond四子的声音。歌词讲述了追求梦想的辛苦,但只要有恒心,梦想终可实现。真的很励志,每次听都会很开心。

縱有創傷不退避
夢想有日達成找到心底夢想的世界 終可見



天啊,一口气写了那么多。po了那么多首歌。如果你不认识Beyond,真的希望你会听一首,一首就够了,我想你一定会爱上他们。



超爱这张,希望Beyond能够复合。


Monday, June 17, 2013

Johor Food Thumbs Up! : Sensations Cafe @ Taman Molek, Cheng Sing Breakfast @ Permas Jaya, 亚福粿条仔@Kempas

well I don't have a lot of pictures for this post...
but these are the places that I went while I was in JB.
Super delicious! and also pretty affordable!

1. Sensations Cafe @ Taman Molek
Our all time favorite local dishes and desserts!!
The menu is really thick and full of words haha....so many choices to choose from!
From economy bihun, roti bakar, to nasi lemak and mee rebus. You can add on side dishes like Otak-otak and fried egg as well. Besides, there's also a wide range of cakes and pastry with local flavors (like durian cakes&egg tarts), available to give u a full and satisfying breakfast!


Economy Bihun  
simple and delicious, with the yummy sambal and crunchy bihun...
btw, try adding the otak otak as well... It's one good combination :D

Teh C and Kaya Butter Toast
I like the red color nescafe mug, brings a nostalgic feel hehe
The toast was okay, crunchy and strong buttery scent. 

I can't remember the exact prices..
But I can assure you, the toast, the bihun and the drink together, inclusive of taxes cost less than RM15
The place can get very crowded in the morning, do go early.
The cafe interior is very simple yet has a nostalgic sense to it. The tables and chairs resembles old school kopitiam but with a slightly modern feel.

Photo from Open Rice

Sensation Cafe and Bakery 手工坊
Taman Molek,
81200, Johor Bahru,
Johor, Malaysia

Office: 07 - 3611993
Fax: 07 - 3575154
Email: sensation0503@gmail.com
Opening Hours : 8.00am to 5.00pm
Website : http://www.dashyou.com/Sensation/

2. Cheng Sing Food Enterprise @ Permas Jaya
This is also another breakfast spot
I really like this one because it's something I don't see in PJ
basically, it's sort of like breakfast buffet, where there is a whole range of food displayed and you'll just take what you want to your plate. Yes, self serviced. There's fried noodles, bihun, nasi lemak, then there's some dishes like curry, tofu, veggie, fried fishcakes to pair with them. Lots of choices! Other than that, they also have cakes and bread, you can just get them from the shelves. 

Yeap, u can mix kuay teow and also bihun
I had curry, egg tofu and some fried items. So full and nutritious lerrr....
Love the curry! Just spices up the kuay teow and increase ur appetite! 
I ordered a Pandan layer cake as well. It's really delicious.Their cheesecake is also not bad!

The price, how do they calculate?
Basically, when u r gonna pay, u just state whatever you ordered to the boss and she'll tell you the price.
Yes, what a nice boss right?? Putting trust on the customers.
The price is very very reasonable. 

Photo from 88db SG

Cheng Sing Food Enterprise
9, Jalan Permas 10/10, 
Taman Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru

3. 亚福粿条仔@Kempas
This is the best part I had during my trip in Johor. 
Seriously awesome food!!
粿条仔 aka Kuay Teow Soup seems to be very popular in Johor area, in fact Singapore too!
I never really tried them, and it doesn't "sound" good coz i'm not a big fan of soup kuay teow. But OMG, the soup is so wonderful that I can't stop bugging my mom to find 粿条仔 in PJ!
anyways, the Kuay Teow is actually cooked in a super super fragrant and rich herbal soup. When I say rich herbal, pls don't think of it as those chinese medicine soup, it was more like a soup with very strong spices. I believe there's Dang Gui and Ba Jiao. Something similar to the Tangkak Beef Noodle's Soup. But the best part is, alongside the kuay teow soup, you have all sorts of super delicious side dishes. 
From salted vegetable, foochok, braised eggs, tofu, pork skin, pork intestine and lots more. The clever part is, they make those organs taste so good without any awful smell! Sorry I have no photos, because the food was all gone in minutes! All of asked for extra kuay teow and also side dishes. Seriously, you can't stop once you eat them! The price is also very affordable, there were 7 of us, the bill was around RM60. Cheap right?

Photo credits to Foursquare

Photo from HomeofJBfood
I know not everyone is a fan of internal organs, but pls try them!
It's so crunchy and there's a strong flavor of spices. You'll enjoy chewing them while enjoying the taste!

Yes, their super yummy Soup Kuay Teow!
The texture was just nice, slightly chewy, and it absorbs the soup, giving it a subtle flavor when u chew the kuay teow. Love it!

Photo from HomeofJBfood

亚福粿條仔
Cempaka Kueh Tiaw Kia

17, Jalan Anggerik 2/5,
Taman Anggerik,
81300 Skudai,
Johor

Operating hours: 10am to 10pm

Off Day: Every Wednesday


By the way, just wanna share something extra

Do you know what is this??
Boiled Coke with Ginger! 生姜煲可乐
Officially my favorite drink from now on.
I was sick when I was in JB, and I felt super super tired and also heaty.
This drink just soothes down and works like an awesome panadol!
It reduces the heat, while also warming body parts that are cold, like the legs and the palms. 
It wont give u gas because after boiling, the coke has no more gas!
Really recommend this drink to you if you want to keep yourself healthy!
By the way, I had this drink at KimGary.


Friday, June 07, 2013

Legoland in 3 hours

After the SG trip, I still have 3 more days in JB.
So I thought of going to Legoland since da cousins all have the annual passes.
Turns out their annual passes were just one-entry passes to them coz they only went once and refused to go again LOL I knew Legoland will be nothing close to Universal Studious but I was really into the Lego structures. So yeap, I paid RM120, just to see the lego bricks and buy souvenirs LOL Officially Broke on that day haha Anyways It was still quite a pleasant experience. I'll tell you why.

Legoland @ Nusajaya
Freaking hot that day... 

So we arrive at Legoland at 5pm, yes 5pm already!! When I was buying the ticket, the cashier was kind enough to remind me that I have less than 3 hours. hmmm....well afterall, what I want was just to see the bricks, so...that should be enough...but it seems like I did more than i expected hehe



Fuhyoh, saw this photo, sendiri stunned haha...Yeng Mou?? 

Yes it was super freaking blazing hot...
pls bring ur umbrellas, fan, shades etc etc etc

This Old Man seems lonely, all of us gave some warmth to him haha

Well I'll try to blog in sections, according to the attractions and rides...
So first up
1. Miniland
which is right in the middle of the Park.
The main reason for me to visit this place....Lego Structures!!!
Be amazed, like seriously...
There's replicas of several cities and landmarks all built by Lego bricks. The level of detail makes your jaw drop. The precision in size and scale is also well done! Look at the photos, you wouldn't know I took them from Legoland, you probably think I went to the real location!

My Fave KL View.

There's several buttons located around Miniland, where visitors can push them and see special effects like sound, water, lighting.
For the photo, pressing the button will actually play an effect of the two Lego figures moving the heavy van. 





Will post more Miniland photos at the end of the post.

Area A : IMAGINATION

2. Observation Tower.
This was the recommended attraction by my cousins. Apparently this is the most special and also fun thing to experience in Legoland. Other than that, the main reason is that there's air cond! The weather was so damn hot, and this observation tower seems to be the best hideout!

anyways, the tower sends you up in the air and revolves so that you can have a 360 view of Legoland. The view was great, but there's still several places in renovation.




3. LEGO Studios
This is actually the 4D cineplex that plays 4D movies every half an hour.
The one that we watched was The Spellbreaker
which is a story about a man who makes weapons to defend the country.
To be honest, I was quite disappointed with the so call 4D effects.
ok my bad coz I'm comparing it with Universal studios...
So basically, the seats don't move, so during the movie, the 4D was just wind blowing, some water splashing and snow(made from soap) falling. Well I kinda like the wind effects actually, quite realistic. while other effects are just.....plain...not enough impact. The story was also kind of boring, as there's no speaking involved, yea coz Lego can't speak. I just have the I-CANT-WAIT-TO-LEAVE-THIS-PLACE feeling sorry.

Photo with CHIMA, one of the main characters in the Lego Studios Movie. 

Cute hehe

with our 3D glasses.

4. Duplo Playtown
well it's meant for really young kids, with all the super cute playground facilities made by Lego bricks! we can't help but to enter, just to take some photos with the Lego figures!


Everything is MINI-cute sized in there.

5. Kids Power Tower
My Favorite Ride of the Day!!
Yes, I didn't know I would like this so much haha
I know, it's suppose to be a kids game, but they allow adults too.
Basically, what we do is, from where we seat, we have to pull our way up to reach the top of the tower and have a fantastic view of Legoland. Yes, pulling with your bare hands, no machine, no button or pedal to press. Just your own strength. 
So me and the cousins raced, see who's the Tarzan haha
Once you reach the top, the tower revolves, to give u a good view. It's exciting, coz my legs are hanging in the middle of the air and seriously, it's quite high! The moment you release the rope, you'll fall. (not free fall la but, still, quite scary haha) 
Just feel the height and enjoy the view!
really recommend this one!




Area B : LEGO KINGDOMS
an area with medieval castle and beautiful old times village setting.
Takes you back into the Legends and Myths from the Middle Age.





6. The Dragon
one of the most thrilling rides in Legoland. It's basically a Dragon roller coaster that moves at High Speed (not that high if compare with USS) and takes steep drops and rapid turns. Like I said before, I just wanted to see Lego, not ride Lego, so I wasn't exactly prepared to go for thrilling rides LOL, so I shouted really hard though it's not scary at all haha... Anyways, the roller coasters starts inside the castle, before leaving the castle, the roller coaster put you on a track into the Middle Age, with all the Lego figures, do keep an eye on those beautiful figures!

On our way towards the ride :

Lego Storybook OMG


7. The Dragon Apprentice
My cousins called The Dragon ride 大龙 (Big Dragon), call this Dragon Apprentice 小龙 (Small Dragon)。So yea, you understand the difference. Basically, this dragon one has more simple track, unlike the previous one, not that high, not that fast and not that turbulent. But it's still quite fun, as you can have a really beautiful view of the castle and also other parts of Legoland. 


This is so damn de cute OMG
it's at the entrance to The Dragon Apprentice ride. 


Area C : LEGO TECHNIC
I don't have any photos for this area, coz it's just too fun to see n forgot to take out my camera haha
Though I only went to one of the rides, but from what I see, the rides from this area are all pretty thrilling, not that kiddish haha. There's the Lego version Teacups ride, and then a water surf ride with lots of splashing and surprise.

8. Project X
went to this because it looks scary from the outside. It's like this small little vehicle, on a very simple track. Yes, simple, looks like it will break easily. Basically, you ride on the cute Lego toycar and goes along the "Test Track". At first it goes up to around 4 storeys high and here comes a super steep drop. I wont say scary, but at least it made my heart stop a beat since I hate the falling feeling. Anyways, the ToyCar tracks are high for most of the ride, so it's also an opportunity to observe the beautiful surrounding.

Photo for reference. 

Area D : LEGO CITY
basically it's a mini-city. And from what the website says, it's a city meant for children to take control! In my opinion, the sights look pretty fun for this area, though most of the rides are meant for little kids. You have everything from Driving School and Fire Rescue Department to Airport and Train Station. 







9.  Boating School
It's already dusk, the place looks really beautiful at this time! Especially those places with waters.(Yes, in my opinion, prettier than USS) So we decided to go for a boating ride. So it's a Lego Boat! With the bright yellow, red and blue color hehe... We have to steer and accelerate the boat on our own. It ended up as a race between 6 of us haha...We kept on bumping into each other and got stuck together along the narrow pathway, so we kept others waiting, and we're really sorry about that haha...





10. Legoland Express
well who would thought that we teenagers-adult went on a train, slow-slow-train ride? 
It was never our plan, but as the super cute and adorable Lego train pass us by, we just cant wait to sit in this Made-From-Lego-Bricks train...The train was made up of really colorful jumbo size Lego Bricks...
It takes you on a tour around Legoland, passing by all the Major areas. It was night time, so the view was really mesmerizing! And the train station looks really beautiful as well...


The Platform for Legoland express
See the fountain sculpture, it's made out of Lego!!


Area E : Land of Adventure
okay, this part is more like the BC era one...with Egyptian Buildings and statues and also Jurassic Park-esque structures, decorations and plants...
I would say they're trying to mimic the Ancient Egypt and Lost World in USS..
Well the Egyptian statue made from Lego was impressive!! but other than that, it's just kinda plain, it lacked the scale and epicness that can be found from USS.




11. Dino Island
This is like the major Water ride in Legoland, and yes U WILL GET WET, NOT JUST WET, SOAKED!
This was our last ride, and it's already almost 8pm. It's so freaking dark and it does feel kinda scary coz there's no one else before us, or behind us. It does feel like a scary adventurous ride haha...with the loud noises from the beating waters to the thunderous sound effects. On our way, there are Lego Dinosaurs! which look super adorable! Anyways, the drop wasn't exactly scary, but still thrilling haha...and the moment u get wet, u will shout coz it's so freaking cold.

anyways, I think it's best to go for this in the dark hehe....just to increase the level of excitement.

by the way, there's a drying pod (similar to USS) to dry yourself for RM10.




12. The BIG Shop
the main Lego store that sells all the Lego Playset and also exclusive Legoland Malaysia Items.
Too bad that they are already closing by the time we start shopping. I wished I had more time to look through the Lego Playsets, which I really wanted to buy one and build myself...
I ended up only buying keychains as souvenirs...
The Keychains are not exactly cheap mannn, to my surprise they actually cost more than USS's key chains...
Around RM20 each
However the designs are really cute. There's Lego keychains from different series, like the DC Superheroes, Harry Potter, Spongebob, Starwars etc etc...
I kinda regret now that I only bought 5
should've bought the whole DC Superheroes and also Harry Potter Collection (But the collections are not complete though)

anyways, there's also all kinds of merchandise, from magnets, lego bricks, building figures to towels, mugs and postcards. 


Key Chains that we've bought!

One thing that I didn't really like about the keychains, is that, they are not exclusive to Legoland
as in, they can be found at other shops too...Yes I'm very picky when it come to this part...I will only buy souvenirs that actually proves my visit :D I mean, of course you don't want the person receiving the souvenir to have a feeling that the keychain was bought somewhere else right? So what I did was, I actually asked for more plastic bags. Though the plastic bags didn't specifically state Legoland, but at least, we know that the bag can only be given by Legoland itself...

anyways, I had already submitted my complaint to the Legoland website, and I even asked them to open another Legoland Big Shop right beside the Legoland so that people don't have to pay for the entrance ticket just to buy Lego Products. 


The Thoughts...
Well, I would say Legoland is actually pretty well done, despite the hot weather and some minor flaws. Yes, this place would definitely be heaven to young kids! well I'm not going to say it sucks just because I didnt get the fun that I want. Basically, everything in the park is targeted on kids and trust me, there were so many times where I just wished I'm a little girl with my daddy and mommy! It's basically a place for young children to have fun, be creative and also gain experience and knowledge! I told myself that I will bring my kids here in the future. So yea, if you have young kids, do bring them here. If you're above 12 years old, I think the main thing that is worth visiting is to appreciate the Lego structures, its science and art behind them. 

By the way, despite there's only 3 hours, I think I managed to experience a lot. Thanks to the super short queue (eventhough it's school holiday!). So if you're not going to spend much time, I think it's quite good to go in the evening as it will be less sunny!

so now, more Lego structures photos!
Putrajaya 

KL Sentral with the Monorail Station 


 Merlion Park and Fullerton Hotel @ Singapore
 Riverside Point
ahhh bring back all the memories from SG hehe


Kwangsoo's Girlfriend. with Long eyelashes. 


Ballerina Giraffe! So graceful hehe 

Musical Symphony

 This is so damn cute omg

 KL Night View

 Johor

Singapore Flyer behind me. 



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