Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A lovely remake, Inspired by Spirituality

Ask me what's the best thing that I like in watching movies..and, to all honesty; it's those clippings which some films (definitely not all) shows towards the end - the behind the scenes.
The stars in their normal selves, how they just crack up and get giggling while trying to deliver a very serious dialogue.....Jackie Chan knocking himselves on the pier of the bridge and falling straight into the water during that mad boat chase. You get what I mean ? I have lost count of the number of times I have watched the making of the movie "The Titanic" in youtube. The very minute thoughts that has gone behind. Even the logo on the cutleries were custom made...how cool !
Here, listening to this musical video, just can't help myself from wondering...what at the very first place, would have inspired it's makers to comeup with something so elegant. I've got no clue what she is singing, but from a mere listener's point of view, one thing is clear - It is very much, inspired by spirituality.

The most powerful of all buddhist chants "Om-Ma-Ne-Pad-Me-Hum" has been given a very elegant makeover. The tempo has been changed, the slow husky male voices have been replaced by this beautiful angelic voice.
The prayerfulness is so very much evident, which if you watch, will see....how respectfully she stands with folded hands, while chanting the six syllables of this magic chant.
The only slight disappointment that I had was that I really expected the chants to repeat once again towards the end as a closing note, but it didn’t. The music just fades off as such. Anyways..this is just my review…and truly recommend that my friends do listen to it too. A beautiful redo.
And...what does Sona has got to do with Buddhism ? What does this powerful chant symbolize ?
I have written that here...
enjoy the song !

Monday, April 25, 2016

Legoland Miniland - Asian and Starwars @Legoland Malaysia.

The centerpiece of every Legoland Park is the Miniland. Made of more than 30 million Lego bricks , it has taken three years to recreate some of Asia’s best known landmarks in DETAILED miniature, in the Malaysian Park . And yes..i repeat that word in BOLD . Such amazing  DETAILING !!!

From the curls on the girls hairs,  to the artifical lawn patched in between real grass...every minut thing about this Mini land is worth a lot of applause !! 

With scenes from 17 asisan countries – The Petronas, The Merlion, Taj Mahal, the whole of Miniland is animated and the website says that models come to live with the touch of a button. Well..we didnt know that, and didnt happen to see the button at all locations, but be it moving or stationary..it is definitely worth a visit. 
And with my husband taking the kids off to the playarea and a train ride, i got quite some time to wander aorund by myself around the whole place, scrutinising each mini architecture...and to set dreaming. 

Wow..a dream career, would it be..to be working on such projects!!!  

Starting with the Indian icon ...... (click on the images for a larger view )

 Taj Mahal, India 

The dancers in front of the Taj Mahal. Their face skin has a lighter tone, compared to the necks which are more darker. The knew the indian makeup scenario ;) 

Purah Tanah Lot, Indonesia 


Port Tanjung Pelepas, Johor, Malaysia


with the Legoland Hotel in the background

The Village Houses 

This is the part i liked the most. 

With the backdrop of the waters, the mini villages looked beautifull !!! 


The curtains, window panes, stairs...

See the mom holding the kid, the hens being fed, hen on top of the coop...

Kuala Lumpur International Airport 

Bolinao, Philipines

A Golf Club set. Notice how a patch of artificial lawn smoothly blends in with the natural ...

Wat Arun, Thailand

                                           Toooo gooodd !!! is it not . 


Karaweik Hall, Myanmar

Cute .. !!! 

See the Superman's hair curl in front 


Patuxai, Laos 

Hoi An, Vietnam 

And thats the boys taking a round in the Lego train thankfully giving me some ME time ! 

And now , to the Starwars Miniworld 

This is , thankfully indoors,  fully airconditioned  and features seven scenes from the six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series in great detail. In total, the attraction features more than 2,000 LEGO models built to a 1:20 scale using 1.5 million LEGO bricks.

A life-sized Lego statue of Darth Vader greets visitors at the entrance to the Star Wars Miniland

The model display also feature authentic Star Wars™ sounds, actions and lighting effects to create a realistic and enjoyable experience for the whole family. All the models for this project were built in various locations around the world including Malaysia, Germany and Czech Republic.

The exhibit is made up of seven rooms each depicting scenes from each Star Wars movie, in chronological order. The first one you’ll walk into, based on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, with the majestic Naboo Royal Palace looming over the Battle of Naboo between the Naboo, Gungans and the battle droids’ of the Trade Federation.

The Battle of Naboo pits Gungans against Trade Federation battle droids

Subsequent rooms will take you to Geonosis (from Episode II: Attack Of The Clones), Kashyyk and Mustafar (Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith), Tatooine (Episode IV: A New Hope), Hoth (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back), Endor (Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi), and finally, Christophsis (from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated feature).

From Episode II: "Attack of the Clones"

Well..personally, I have got absolutely no clue on these side. Not the least interested in the stuff of shows..so cant give much details on the chareacters, The text above..well..just got those from the Legoland page :P 

They entire set is animated, with light , sound and movement, with the press of a button. 

In one word..a very interesting set for the StarWars fans !! They would love it here, for sure. 

On more details, about the rest of Legoland, how to get there, the hotel rates and offers ,when to consider booking to get the best deals....in detail in the next post . 

Stay tuned !