Batman and Nyonya

Batman and Nyonya

The night is darkest just before the dawn, and I promise you, the dawn is coming.

I watched The Dark Knight over the weekend in IMAX Melbourne. This next sequel of Batman is easily my movie of the year. Strong casts, excellent storyline, and great cinematography. The first half of the movie was full of thrill and suspense, while the second half was full of twists. The late Heath Ledger portrayed The Joker flawlessly. All I can say is, if you haven’t watch it, then go and watch it in cinema. It’s really worth it.

As for the cinema itself, the picture quality was stunning, especially when the movie was shot in IMAX format, which pretty much took up the whole screen area (which measured around 30m x 30m). But the audio experience was a bit disappointing. I didn’t feel surround sound at all. And in some scenes, the speeches were a little bit slurred and not audible as clearly.

On another topic, we had dinner in Malaymas last Sunday. I ordered Clam Kwetiaw, and specifically requested for less oily meal. It was a really nice fried kwetiaw, especially with cut chilli. My housemate ordered some sort of fried rice vermicelli. I looked at the menu, there were only two fried rice vermicelli in it, one is Singaporean Fried Noodles, and the other one is Nyonya Mee Hoon. I bet it must be the latter one. And then when the waitress (whom, from her accent, I suspected is Chinese Mainlander) come out from the kitchen with the rice vermicelli, she actually called out “Niau Niau Mee Hoon”. I couldn’t control myself and laughed so hard. She asked me why I laughed, but I didn’t answer. For those of you who don’t understand why I laughed, it’s because “niau niau” is Mandarin for peeing. Oh man, I felt bad that I laughed so hard without explaining to her why, but it was damn funny.

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