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nostalgic

Posted on: July 28, 2007

i remember when i was way young, i would tune in to this program on television called “Telestar” with my brother. it’s a music chart show program reminiscence of the MTV we have now. songs such as “Love in the first degree“, “Eternal Flame” and “Heaven is a place on Earth” are but a few classic songs that i grew up with.

so anyway, i was surfing around and came across a Harry Potter spoiler site which had a link to a video clip of a certain leroy jenkins (famous for his antics on World of Warcraft) who did a spoilerish remix video for HP7. what really got me was the Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up” that was used in the video.

nostalgic.

i spent the next 30 minutes looking for the song in mp3 format…and couldn’t get it. heavens to betsy, at least the video’s available on youtube.

enjoy.

check this out. apparently the back seats is statistically proven to be the safest place to be at in a plane…

i always figured the wing seats were the safest as it’s the most stable part of the plane during a flight. guess i should practice taking the back seats from now on…just have to bear with the turbulence.

finished the book while taking a crap at 1.20pm. i can imagine the sense of elation that J.K. Rowling must’ve felt and i think i share that bit of it at the end. the final closure breaths a sigh of relieve and i realize that it’s over. kudos to Rowling for a piece of literature well done.

so it’s almost 7.00pm. i’m munching on some cold mango slices, an after dinner dessert. i fell asleep reading in the afternoon around 2.00pm and woke up like an hour ago. currently at page 234 the beginning of chapter 15.

thoughts. the progress is very slow. i mean the story. granted there’s been death left and right, but my anticipation of something big happening has not been met yet.

stop reading this post if you don’t want spoilers.

i admit it caught me by surprise that hedwig is dead. that lovable owl of Harry’s. i’m guessing Harry might just get a phoenix for a pet later on. so what has happened in the last 15 chapters? the strongest order member is down, the minister of magic is dead, Ron seems to be pretty good at magic now and Harry broke up with Ginny. what has not yet happened? Nevile has not been mentioned, Harry has not made use of his firebolt, what happened to Dobby the house elf?

by now, the book has more or less confirmed Dumbledore is gone and Snape is a bad guy. oh, and that theory about R.A.B. being Sirius’s brother? it’s true.

right then, shall i get back to it?


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the reception at Belle’s was pretty lukewarm with hardly anyone at all. most of the kuchingnites flocked over to Popular bookstore at Tun Jugah instead (as they opened up first). but you know why Popular sucks? this is perhaps the most anticipated book ever to come in a long long time and they have the audacity to not STOCK any for sale.

imagine that. if you were one of those sorry guys (including me) that went there early to line up hoping to scope out one copy of the book without pre-ordering…then your out of luck.

i wasted close to 30 minutes before i realized and asked one of the sales people about it. so i packed my butt out of Popular and ran straight to Belle’s hoping a long line has not formed there as well. fortunately, there were only 2-3 people at Belle’s and the wait was hardly anything at all. granted that you get a nifty orange paper bag and shirt (for the first 100 people) at Popular and absolutely zip gifts at Belle’s, but the important thing is the book right?

i got the adult edition – same story different cover. there goes my weekend! ooooohhh i’m so tempted to check out the last page to see if the last word is “scar”.

12 hours to go…no sleep for me this weekend. the book will be on sale at 7.01am at Belle’s. waiting in anticipation. gotta get some eye drops, stock up on booze, junk food and remember to lock myself in the room, switch off my hand phone and read, read, read.

here are my predictions:

1. Harry, Ron and Hermoine will be alive at the end of the book.
2. Voldemort will not be killed but perhaps banished instead – e.g. the veil.
3. Wormtail will repay his debt by helping Harry retrieve / destroy one of the horcruxes.
4. Ron and Hermoine will finally kiss in this book.
5. Ginny and Nevile will tag along with Harry, Ron and Hermoine on their quest to locate the horcruxes.
6. Lupin and Tonks will be together, but one of them dies at the end.
7. Snape will be sent to Azkaban prison.
8. We will be introduced to some new spells by Harry – perhaps learnt from the Half-Blood Prince’s book.
9. Snape knows about the Dark Lord’s secret to immortality.

can’t wait…


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