Johor Bahru (JB) can be fun for families who watch their budgets. With our rising Singapore dollar and the high costs of air travel (taxes and fuel surcharges particularly), there are more reasons than ever to consider a Malaysian holiday.
On a whim and a fancy, we hopped over to Johor Bahru (JB) when school closed last Wednesday. Like previous visits back in 2011 and 2013, we went via mostly buses and opted to go on a weekday.
One of the greatest movie epics of all time (courtesy of The Art of Writing)
Have you watched an “epic” movie which left an indelible mark on your consciousness? What about a book which you couldn’t forget years after you’re done reading?
Truth is, we all love great epics. Massive in scale and scope, they have the power to inspire us with awe, move us viscerally, and set our imaginations on fire.
Are you a superhero in the movie of your life? (courtesy of Man of Steel movie)
Do you know that you play between 12,000 to 60,000 movies in your head in a single day?
Or that your subconscious occupies 90% of your mind?
[Article first published as Book Review: Harry Potter – A Global Business Phenomenon by Susan Gunelius on Blogcritics.]
By now, almost everybody in the civilised world would have wept sweet tears over the end of the Harry Potter movie franchise with the screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”. Considered the world’s most bankable fantasy brand with an estimated brand value of US$15 billion, Harry Potter has changed forever the image of children’s fantasy books with its massive impact. With its unprecedented wave of success, the world of Harry Potter has left many wondering if such a feat could be repeated ever again.
“Return with your shield or on it!”
That was the urging given by the wife of King Leonidas, one time king of Sparta and a hero who led 300 men to face-off against the almighty god-king Xerxes the Great of Persia and his one million soldiers. Well at least that’s what happened in the movie 300 which I just caught this morning.