The New World – Pandora~

Today, I would like to introduce a thematically rich, visually impressive sci-fi/fantasy masterpiece that gives us a cosmology in sync with contemporary spirituality movements movie known as “Avatar”. This is by far the only movie that made me keep on re-watching it again and again when i have time although t has been released  quite a long time ago. You will understand when you watch it >!

Avatar-Movie Review

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Director:

James Cameron

Writer:

James Cameron

Release Date:  December 2009

Run-time: 2 and half hours

 


 

Did you know !?  “Avatar” is  ranked as the world’s highest-grossing film of all time. It even surpass the famous “Titanic”.!

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Pandora

Overview

In the epic action adventure fantasy AVATAR, James Cameron, the director of Titanic, takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination. On the distant moon Pandora, a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption, discovery and unexpected love — as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.

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The Story

The story’s protagonist, Jake Sully(Sam Worthington), is an ex-Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. In order to participate in the Avatar program, which will give him a healthy body, Jake agrees to travel to Pandora, a lush rainforest environment filled with incredible life forms – some beautiful, many terrifying.

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Jake Sully

 

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Jake Sully Avatar form

 

Pandora is also the home to the Na’vi, a humanoid race that lives at what we consider to be a primate level, but they are actually much more evolved than humans. Ten feet tall and blue skinned, the Na’vi live harmoniously within their unspoiled world. But as humans encroach on Pandora in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi’s very existence is threatened – and their warrior abilities unleashed.

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The Na’Vi

 

Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment.

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Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. The Avatars are living, breathing bodies in the real world, controlled by a human driver through a technology that links the driver’s mind to the Avatar body.

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Hybrid avatar

 

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Advanced technology that links human mind to its avatar form

 

On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again. Moreover, he falls in love with a young Na’vi woman, Neytiri( Zoe Saldana), whose beauty is matched by her ferocity in battle.

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Zoe Saldana

 

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Neytiri ( Zoe Saldana)

As Jake slides deeper into becoming one of her clan, he finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth, and the Na’vi – forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

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Jake Sully deciding to stand on which sides

 

The Most Memorable Scene

The most memorable scene for me towards this movie is when Jake Sully and the others started to enter the world of Pandora when they passed through all the Floating Mountain, i feel the amazement when this scene appears, all the big rock were floating in the air like some kind of gravity thingy which words can not describe. The floating mountain in this movie were really existed in the real world which is located in China at a place known as Zhang Jia Jie(at Hunan Province). I am planning to visit that place one day where i can look into the real floating mountain with my own eyes.

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Zhang JiaJie

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The Bad part

Lets talk about the the bad part about this movie before we go with the good . The bad part were that the character does not really speaks, the plot lines for each character were not developed well enough as sometimes you might heard a sudden vocab and it stops after that.

 

My Verdict & (Good part)

I would have rated a 9.5/10 rating for this movie as all the characters, creatures, plants, costumes, weapons, vehicles, and environment are from the prodigious imagination of this writer, director. I can feel how the director wanted to transports us to another world where we are immersed in the cross-cultural adventures of an ordinary man who is transformed by his encounters with the ancestral teachings and ecological activities of an alien race. The cinematography and computer-generated special effects in Avatar are astonishing — from the lush rainforest to the floating Hallelujah Mountains to the exhilarating sequences of flying, right down to the exotic insects. The CG Na’vi and avatar characters are wondrous to behold with their huge golden eyes, swishing tails, and facial expressions of various emotions.

All this is enough to recommend this amazing movie, but even more awe-inspiring is its spiritual dimensions.

 

IMDB

This movie have received the rating of 7.8/10 from IMDb, it is quite a high rating for a movie.

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Do check this link out and enjoy the trailer!

 

You can even watch the movie online for free via this portal:

https://www3.gomovies.film/movie/avatar-2009/

 

Thanks for viewing my blog, Have a nice day~

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The Spanish Cuisine El Aroma

FOOD

I love food. Everything about it. The flavors, the textures, the colors. The way food brings people together and puts a smile on their faces. Eating and cooking is my hobby; my passion. Food is an amazing thing and I am still discovering its possibilities. Thus, my friend and I are planning on going for food hunting at KL Pavilion to search for delicious delicacies this coming weekend. I would be delighted if you would share this journey with me.

 

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. 
George Bernard Shaw

 

Let the Journey Begin!!!

 

Malaysia is a country which has a well-developed public transportation system around the city. There are several ways of travelling to Pavilion. You can travel to Pavilion by Bus, KTM, MRT and personal car. I travel to pavilion by MRT Rapid KL from MRT Kajang to Bukit Bintang station.

 

Other ways of getting to Pavilion from Kajang.

 

Below are few option of getting to Pavilion from Kajang :

  1. Kajang —-> (take bus) to Pavilion  [1 hours 30 mins without traffic, approximately RM5- RM15)
  2. Kajang KTM station —-> (take ktm) to KL Sentral —-> (exchange to MRT from Muzium Negara MRT station) to Bukit Bintang MRT Station —-> Exit D —-> Pavilion [1hour , approximately RM5to RM8)
  3. Kajang MRT station —> (take MRT) to Bukit Bintang MRT Station —-> Exit D —-> Pavilion [50 minutes, approximately RM4 to RM5)
  4. Grab Car (you can experience the grab car option if you are looking for a comfortable and convenient option for going to pavilion by ordering the grab car by using the grab application) [ 40 minutes, approximately RM30- RM40 (depends on the distance)]

 

 

Option 1 ( By Bus)

Below shows the details of taking bus to Pavilion bus and timetable from Kajang. You can have a few option depends on your final destination.

  1. Stadium Kajang —-> wait for Lebuh Pudu BUS 452 —-> Had Lebuh Pudu(LP) —->Walk to Maybank Bangunan wait for GOKL(Had Pasar Seni at Bukit Bintang) —-> Starhill Gallery —-> Walk to Pavilion
  2. Stadium Kajang —-> wait for Lebuh Pudu BUS 452 —-> Pos Malaysia Pudu —->wait for Bus no. 400/580 —-> Bukit Bintang —-> walk to Pavilion

 

Download the Bus Timetable Mobile Apps

Having the Bus Timetable Mobile Apps allows you to check the departure time and car plate number and direction in advanced which you do not have to queue up or wasting unnecessary time at the bus stop.

 

Download Moovit mobile Apps

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This is what you see when you click in the apps

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Enter the place you departs and in the “Start” column and your destination in the “ End” column to check the bus car plate and departure time. The green line showing on the map is the direction of the bus that it will pass by.

 

 

Option 2( By Ktm and exchange station to MRT at Kl Sentral to Pavilion)

Taking KTM to Kl Sentral and exchange station to MRT at Kl Sentral to Pavilion by boarding the KTM Komuter at Kajang KTM station. You will need either a token, Touch & Go or KTM card to enter the entrance gate which u can purchase the token by the automation machine with approximately RM4 to Kl Sentral, purchasing the KTM Card by the counter by reloading an amount into it(the card is free) and enter   the entrance or using Touch n Go. The benefits of owning a KTM card and Touch&Go card is because both of this card pay lesser compare to the use of token and you do not have to waste time queuing.

 

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KTM card

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KTM Komuter timetable

You can always check the departure time of KTM Kajang on the internet in advanced instead of checking it at the Station itself. Timetable link has been listed below.

https://www.train36.com/ktm-kajang-to-kl-sentral.html

 

Option 3 (MRT Rapid KL)

MRT Rapid KL is the latest public transportation in Malaysia which I personally recommend the most within all the transportation because it provides comfortable and affordable price. MRT Rapid KL is mainly travel around the capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur that you can enjoy the beautiful view of Kuala Lumpur when you are travelling with MRT.

You may have to purchase a token by the automation machine to enter the entrance gate or by using a Touch n Go card. The token cost around RM4 from the distance of Kajang MRT Station to Bukit Bintang Station(Walk to Pavilion after exit) same price as for Touch n Go. You do not really need a timetable for MRT Rapid KL as the time between each train will be approximately 5mins where you can check it on the particular station monitor.

 

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MRT token

 

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 Total station from Kajang MRT to Bukit Bintang

 

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MRT Rapid KL Departure or Arrival TIme Board/ Monitor

 

Option 4 (Grab)

Grab Malaysia offers everyone the opportunity to travel around the country by a comfortable vehicle by simply just downloading the apps, place your order and pay the driver once you have arrived your destination. By entering the departure location and your destination, the price of the journey will be illustrated but the toll charges will have to add in to your total price if you encounter any of it in your journey. Just that simple ~

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 Grab Malaysia Apps

 


 

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Pavilion KL entrance

As we arrive at Pavilion by 1pm , we started looking for delicious delicacies that we have never tasted before. Going floor by floor ,shop by shop, after 30mins to 1 hour of survey, my friend and I were attracted by an Spanish restaurant called “El-iberico”.

 

 

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El-Iberico Restaurant

 

El Iberico is a casual table-service restaurant that specializes in Iberico “Black Pig” Pork. The pork is fully imported from the gastronomy of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula. The superb quality of the meat is controlled by the climate, their freedom to roam outdoors and their acorns diet which gives the meat a wonderful nutty flavor.

 

TO START

For the entrée (or starter for Americans) I ordered the grilled pork skewer and toasted baguette. This grilled pork skewer featured the most delicious pork skewer I have ever eaten. They were freshly grilled, coated with bell-pepper and toasted baguette topped with herb mixed roasted bell-pepper which it was very juicy.

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Grilled pork skewer with bell-pepper and toasted baguette topped with herb mixed roasted bell-pepper

 

THE MAIN EVENT

For my main, I chose the Grilled Slipper Lobster with mixed vegetables, a Spanish style of grilled lobster dish served with mixed vegetables. I’m not the biggest seafood-eater, to be honest, but it was fork-tender and just perfect. I fell apart as I taste it as it was flavorful with the freshness of lobster inside my mouth. As one of the heavier dishes on the menu, there was ample to share and we polished it off.

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Grilled whole slipper lobster baste/ garlic butter served with gourmet mixed vegetables

 

SWEET TREATS

I have a huge sweet tooth – so I ordered a dessert. I tried the fruity pavlova, a few level of baked biscuit covered with a light and dreamy custard known as crème anglaise (or English cream) and mixed fruits with it. The dish was quite dense, but the juicy of fruits balanced it out and I was surprised how easily i finished it.

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Crisp crust and soft meringue filled with fruit base whipping cream & mixed fruits

 

Free Dessert

As we were about to leave, the owner treated us with a daily dessert – Classic Tiramisu -. The rich flavour of coffee in it melted all the stress within me right away when I tasted it. It is a splendid dessert that I highly recommended.

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Creamy dessert of espresso-soaked ladyfingers surrounded by lightly sweetened whipped cream

 

 

Environment of El-iberico

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The environment was good, beautiful, relaxing and comfortable. Both waiter and waitress are very friendly – always been there for you when you need them.

 

Beverages and Wines

El-iberico  are also famous in their variety of wines such as Red wine, White Wine, Rose wine, Sweet Wine and etc.

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Red wine
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Beer bottle & Sangria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruit juices and Mocktail

 


 

My Verdict

 

The food was outstanding and very reasonably priced – the quality and the taste of the food was just out of this world… from “the starter” with light pork skewer, then my Lobster….and end with a creamy Tiramisu. Everything was perfect and simple, I have dreamed about it during the night so juicy and tasty it was. The fixed price for a set menu is RM62.80, RM68.80 and RM72.80 respectively, drinks are not included but can be added. The total bill for both of us was under RM150. All of the ingredients were carefully sourced and the vision of the chef was present on every single plate. It is an ideal place to look for gathering with friends or family weekend dinner.

 

Overall Ratings:

Taste: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)

Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 cheap 4-7 average, 8-10 expensive)

Service: 9/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)

Ambiance: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)

Service Charge: 10% of the total price

Government Tax: None

 

Additional Information

El-iberico

Lot C4.05.01, Level 4, Pavilion 168,

Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 Kuala Lumpur,

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours: 10:00am – 11:00pm (Mon-Sun)

 

El-iberico Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/elibericopavilion/

Tel No: +603 2110 2631