Shorty is a huge Harry Potter fan. Like really huge. Starting from the books all the way to the movie. So when she heard that we could visit the studio in which they filmed the movie here in London, she decided we had to go.
So I brought her to Warner Bros Studio in London.
We spent hours there. On all the other days in London, Shorty often complained about walking around because she said she gets tired quickly now with Fighter, but at the Harry Potter studio, she said no such thing. She was happily darting around to look at all the exhibits.
Let me share a few noteworthy pictures I took.
Here are pictures I took on the set of the Great Hall.
This is where they filmed the scene when all the students of Hogwarts would be eating.
We could walk into the actual sets in which they used to film different scenes. This one for example was Dumbledore’s office.
And we had a chance to drink Butter Beer, which Shorty loved
There was a lot more about the Harry Potter studios than I can share here like Harry Potter’s house
or this bridge.
But I’m still blogging on my phone and it is too difficult to blog a full length entry. So I’ll let you read more about it on Shorty’s blog when she does publish it.
Ok this is a joke. A joke because today marks the first time in my life I’ve had to blog with my phone. Why ? See shorty and I are in London now for our honeymoon. We are staying in this flat that doesn’t have wifi.
Now we thought that wouldn’t be a problem at all because well we’ll just get a local SIM card and use personal hotspot to tether our laptops so we can blog. WRONG! In the UK if you’re using a prepaid SIM card they block you from tethering. Sien.
So that brings me to me blogging on my phone. For this reason I’m not going to bother with formatting of the text so much. I’m just going to type it all out in one way and publish it. So excuse me for that but anyway here’s today’s Things Shorty and Fatty Say.
On the plane flying over here.
Me: *watching a movie when suddenly my channel changes*
Shorty: Something is wrong with my controller. Doesn’t seem to work.
Me: Maybe that’s because you are using MY controller.
Shorty: *looks at controller* oh oops sorry sorry.
In the taxi on the way from the airport to our flat.
Me: Shit shorty, we haven’t even properly got out of the airport area and the meter is at RM100 already!
Shorty: Wah !
Me: Maybe we should’ve taken the train. This is going to be one expensive ride.
Shorty: Oh well then we better enjoy it. *sits back with wind in her face and leans back*
It is hard for this blog to ignore TODAY. It is the day millions of Malaysians go out to vote for the government that will lead them in the next 5 years. Today is probably the most hotly contested election Malaysia has ever had.
Personally, today was my second time voting and Shorty’s first. I went back to Penang to vote while Shorty stayed in Subang. We both ended up having to line up for close to 2 hours, but we knew it was worth the wait. I would’ve waited all day if I had to. It’s not just about exercising your right as a citizen, it’s about doing what you can to determine the future of a country we love so much.
I had a funny conversation with my mother today though.
Throughout the day, there were all sorts of pictures circulating social media on the elections. The one picture that really moved me though was this one.
A bride that was voting in her wedding gown on her wedding day. I admire how she chose to vote on what was probably the most important day of her life, this is a reminder to me that I can never come up with any reason good enough to NOT vote in future.
At the point of writing this blog entry, we don’t know the results of our election yet. So I gotta go start stalking Malaysiakini now for the results. Whatever the results turn out to be or whoever the victor, my only wish is that Malaysia becomes a better place. I love Malaysia… and I know all the people who came out to vote today love Malaysia too.