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Narnia enthusiast

My excitement and anticipation for the cinema release of the new Narnia movie in 2 weeks made me want to watch both the already-released movies today. But I was a bit hesitant to watch Prince Caspian because they changed and/or excluded so many things from the book. Anyway, I watched them both, and it was only halfway through Prince Caspian that I started to feel tired from having been on my feet for several hours while I did the ironing.

I remember watching a BBC production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in primary school, and I remember it mimicking the book really closely. To my knowledge, they did more than just the one movie, so I went on a Google-hunt to find out whether it was available for sale anywhere so that I could buy it.

Here it is:

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Geek of Narnia

geek

noun
an unfashionable or socially inept person
[with adj.] a person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with the Chronicles of Narnia.

I first read the first book C.S. Lewis wrote from the series—The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe—in primary school, but sometime during high school, I decided I wanted to read the remaining 6 books. I managed to borrow and read all except the seventh book—The Last Battle—from my high school library, and I remember my mum randomly buying books 5 and 6 (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The SIlver Chair) for me.

In Year 11, we studied imaginary journeys for English (if I can remember correctly), and I used Voyage of the Dawn Treader as one of my texts for my portfolio. I don’t know why, but I went shopping for a new Chronicles of Narnia book around the time I was making my portfolio. It may just have been that I wanted to buy the other 5 books so I could finally read them again, but in the process, I found a large book that combined the seven. The cover boasted of the recently released movie adaption of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (which features a very handsome Peter Pevensie). (When Prince Caspian the movie came out, this book was re-released with a new cover that featured Prince Caspian (played by the handsome Ben Barnes) instead of the White Witch.)

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Fads of the Noughties

I was reading through some news articles on Planet 3 last night and I came across a collection of articles that paid homage to the decade that is soon coming to a close – the Noughties.

“Like a penniless drunk with a hefty bar tab, the Noughties are making a sideways run for it,” reads a brief description about the last decade. There were polls that asked readers what event helped define the noughties, what was the biggest celeb shocker, and what was the sporting moment of the decade. These were accompanied with articles that discussed the 5 best and 5 worst films, and the top 5 distractions of the decade – ‘noughty fads’.

For me, personally, the years 2000 to 2009 are/were years that are/were mostly full of teenage/adolescent/pubescent drama. But I wanted to share that Top 5 Fads list (with images I compiled myself) because I reckon people like me who grew up during the noughties will look back on these years when we’re old and fragile and say, “Back in my day…”

The 80’s had spandex, big hair and fashionable androgyny. The 90’s had grunge, Beavis & Butthead and the Macarena. But what fads held our ever-shrinking attention spans in the Noughties?

5: Crazy Diets

crazy diets

Dieting is nothing new, but the Noughties saw the rise of a plague of insane diet trends. Strangely, the ‘doctors’ pushing these diets usually have a body that can only be described as ‘Marlon Brando-esque’.

4: Energy Drinks

energy drinks

Out of the hands of tweeked clubbers, and into the hands of ten year olds with ADD. Energy drinks emerged from the place of glow sticks and smoke machines into every day usage.

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