Today, School was OK, I guess.
In Chinese, we worked on some exercises in our new workbook, and our teacher droned on and on about provinces and marked our exercises and stuff.
At break, I got changed into my PE Kit, as I was doing Touch Rugby and I didn’t want to spend time changing. After that, I dropped my bags off at C42, then went up to the Atrium- the cafetaria on the 5th floor- to get a snack.
After eating my cookie and samosas and drinking my mango juice, I went back to C42 to game until it was time to take the bus to PE.
Rugby was OK, I guess. My team won. The only problem was that I couldn’t run fast enough to touch someone or get the ball.
In Learning Futures, or Learn Fu, as we like to call it, we learned some more about Capitalism- and it’s good and bad points. Then, Mr. Davis announced something absolutely awesome- for the next few lessons, we would be playing Monopoly! :D.
Finally, I went to Tutor Time. Or was a bit late.
Because, I’d gone downstairs to the carpark. When I got to the car, my mum reminded me I had to go to Tutor Time, so, I had to go back up the stairs, huffing and puffing, to see my tutor group.
Anyway, when I got there, we were all sponsoring each other for the walk for Cancer- so the Hong Kong Cancer Fund could raise money to help more people.
After that I went back home.
End of Journal.
And now for something I like.
WRECK IT RALPH
Basically, Wreck it Ralph is one of my favourite animated movies-and one of my all time favourite movies-ever.
It’s basically the story of a arcade game bad guy who does something very risky in order to win a medal so he can become the hero for once.
The movie is AWESOME, in so many ways.
First of all, there’s the story itself. It’s very touching, and there are loads of moments were Ralph is desperately trying to get his medal back so he can get respect from the Nicelanders in his game, who bully him and only see him as the bad guy who wrecks the building.
Second, there were the massive gaming references and cameos from tons of game characters. You can spot Sonic, Ryu, M. Bison, Pac Man, the knight from Joust, Bowser, Zangief, Q*Bert- the cameos are endless. I’m guessing it’s what helped the movie succeed- a little cameo for everyone. And doing that was also a brilliant tribute for video gaming history.
Third, there’s the characters. Each are all wonderfully detailed- from Ralph himself, to Vanellope Von Schweetz, the glitch who is bullied and shunned by everyone because she’s different, and Sergeant Calhoun, the hard as nails female sergeant who has been programmed with ” the most tragic backstory ever”. You can sympathise with them too- Ralph is forced to sleep in bricks while Fix it Felix, the hero of the game Ralph lives and works in, although a nice man himself to Ralph, is given by the Nicelanders an apartment in the luxurious apartment building. Vanellope Von Schweetz has no friends at all, is lonely, desperately wants to race, and is treated like dirt by everyone because she’s different from everyone else. Calhoun was about to get married to her fiance when a Cy Bug, the very thing she was fighting to stop, smashed the window of the church and ate her groom. She was forced to kill her groom via a giant minigun she had under her wedding dress, because since Cy Bugs become what they eat, she couldn’t bear the sight of her groom turning into a monster.
I can relate specially to Ralph and Vanellope too. I get bullied a lot by my schoolmates, my family, who don’t realize it, some of my teachers and even my FRIENDS. Kyle trolls me a lot, and Gabriel keeps on saying I’m stupid.
Finally, this film is up for the Oscars and is battling Brave, Paranorman, Frankenweenie and The Pirates: Band of Misfits for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
I hope it wins. If it doesn’t, well, there’s always the Golden Globes….
Also, the Junior Novel is my 3rd Favourite Book.
And if you happen to be thinking ” Hey, if he’s a fan of the movie, he would be a fan of this kiddie book-” boy, you are DEAD WRONG.
Yes, Yes, I know, I know that this is a kid’s book and has pictures and stuff, but then this isn’t like any other junior novel I’ve read.
It tells the entire story, even though some bits in the movie are different, and somehow keeps the massive emotional punch in there. It’s a really emotional story. You can understand Ralph’s desperation and Vanellope’s plight perfectly. And somehow, you just want to read it again and again and again.