On Wednesday, a day before my birthday, my big sisters and my father planned a birthday surprise for me, but I did not suspect anything since it was not yet my birthday.
My mother told us to get ready because we were going out but she did not tell us where we were going. I did not suspect anything and I thought that we were going out for grocery shopping.
My father drove us to the Wangsa Walk Mall which made me wonder why for it is a place that we rarely go to. We entered the mall and followed my father walking here and there and I kept on asking my mother why were we at the mall. Then after we took the elevator to the upper floor, my dad walked toward the TGV Cinemas.
I was so excited and asked my mother if my father was going to take us to a movie but my mother pretended that she has no idea about it. My father walked up the small steps towards the cinema halls while my big sister Kaman and my mother bought some big cups of popcorn and some drinks.
At that moment I knew that we were going to watch a movie but nobody wanted to tell me what movie we were going to watch. After taking the 3D glasses, we walked to one of the cinema halls, took our seats and then the lights turned off.
And at last, after lots of advertisements the movie started. It was The Lego Movie which I wanted to watch since the first time I watched its trailer last year. I was so excited!
The Lego Movie is about a Lego construction worker named Emmet. One day, he saw a stranger around the construction site. Emmet tried to investigate but fell into a hole. After falling through a long tunnel, he saw a relic and heard a voice from it, calling for him. It told Emmet to touch it and after touching it, he somehow fell unconscious and had some visions.
When he woke up, he was already in a police station and then a multi personality police officer asked him lots of questions. Then the person who he saw at the construction site saved him and told him that he is the special one and a master builder. He also discovered that the relic was to save the world.
So the rest of the movie is about Emmet’s great adventure trying to save the world with his friends, Wyldstyle, Vitruvius, Batman, Ben and Unikitty.
It was really fun, the movie was great, the popcorn was tasty and after the movie was over my big sisters told me that it was a birthday surprise for me! And we had the whole cinema hall for ourselves for there was nobody else but our family watching the movie in the hall.
Thank you, everybody. It was a real surprise and the best birthday surprise!
Early on Friday July 20, 2012, there was another mass shooting in the United States.
This time 12 people were killed and 59 people were injured including children in a mass shooting at the ‘Batman – The Dark Knight Rises’ premiere at a mall in Aurora, Colorado.
The suspect’s name is James Eagan Holmes who is 24 years old.
He was armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol.
Dressed in black with a gas mask, ballistic helmet, vest, throat guard and crotch guard, he told the police that he was Batman’s enemy, the Joker.
REUTERS reported that police said Holmes also booby-trapped his Aurora apartment with what appeared to be sophisticated explosives, creating a potential hazard for law-enforcement and bomb squad officers who swarmed to the scene and authorities evacuated five nearby buildings and created a perimeter of several blocks as they planned to detonate the suspected explosives with a robot.
I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.
People especially children should not watch or read violent stories because they might be influenced to commit violent actions.
Even when the story shows the hero fighting against violent enemies like Batman and other superhero, some people are influenced by the nemesis who uses violence to hurt others.
And the problem will be worse in countries where owning guns are legal because people can use the guns to hurt others and also for mass shootings.
It is a disaster when people hurt others just because they feel like doing it.