Skip to main content

There's Something Magical About Disney: Reflections & Video


Did you guys see this year's Disneyland fireworks? Disney celebrated its 50th year with a spectacular firework extravaganza that lit up the skies of those who were there and the hearts of those who has a special place for everything magical about Disney.

No, I did not catch it at Disneyland because...you know...COVID and all? I caught it LIVE on...beat this....Tiktok. Someone was streaming the thing on Tiktok so I got on it and watched it in the middle of the night. 


Yeah, the wonders of the internet. 


I remember bringing my boys to the nearest Disneyland I could afford to bring them to...the one in Hong Kong...when they were really young. They were like 7 and 5. It was ME who was elated at the entrance. It was ME who wanted to take a picture with every Princess, and Mickey, Goofy, and Donald (the duck...in case you're wondering, lol).  

I expected the kids to be caught up with the whole reverie...but in all honesty, they couldn't be more aloof about the whole thing. 

The only thing they remember about Disneyland was the Tarzan river and treehouse, that Buzz Lightyear alien shooting game, and maybe a little bit about the 4D show we went for. And that's about it, I think. On the other hand, I remember everything vividly, from the weather to the trains we took. 

And especially the fireworks. I almost cried...because we nearly missed it when my kid wanted to take one more round on a very typical "self-driving race track". I tried to convince him that we could drive around pretty much the same thing at home but we won't be able to see the same kind of fireworks once it ends HERE, he wasn't having it. 

It's hard arguing with a 7-year-old. 

I nearly went ballistic at the parade. That's an exaggeration but yes, the spectacle was more than what I imagined it to be.

I don't know but there's something awfully magical about Disney to me. The boys? Yeah, sure, I think they WILL remember it as a part of their childhood but I have an inkling they will think more about Nintendo and Youtube than they will about Disney.

It's different because when I (and you too if you're around my age) grew up during a time when there wasn't an information overload. It was either booksTVradio, or the occasional movie or cartoon treat. 

In the age of the internet, handheld devices, mobile games, and free entertainment, Disney hasn't got a stronghold on the generation my kids were born in. And if I thought my kids were brought up wrong or weird, apparently, their cousins are pretty much the same. They're like "Sure, Disney's fun and all but....you know Nintendo?

Ugh...lol

Anyway, whether you're a huge Disney fan or not, you can't deny the grandiose. Yes, it's bad for the environment, the sheer length and breadth of the display, but...what's life without a little sacrifice, right? Hahaha....

Anyway, here's the Youtube video for the performance. 


Happy weekend, everyone!
Love,
Marsha

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Space Sweepers (Netflix): Movie Review (2021)

Space Sweeper the Korean Sci-Fi Blockbuster hits Netflix 2021 Image Source: KoreaTimes Let me come clean. The first thing I thought when I saw Song Joong Ki leading the lineup for this movie was ' Is this OK?'  ' Hhhmmm.....what about, you know...his personal life', and as a fan of his previous personal work, I had the same doubt I had when he was casted in 'Descendants of the Sun'.  Sorry, Joong Ki. 😳 But the concept of a sci-fi movie in the Korean film platter was enticing. The trailer didn't look half bad either. When it comes to space movies, Hollywood has always been the Big Guy. We expect Hollywood to deliver the big guns and explosions while Kdrama land is all mush, love, arm grabs, ice-cold kiss scenes, love triangles, and of late, time traveling.  So, sci-fi? Interesting. Honestly, I went in with an empty mind which is not necessarily an open one. Ditched the reviews, writeups, Youtube reactions and everything else and hit the 'watch' butto

Maid Side-Kick

I was kind of a little sad when I read the news about this - there will be no live-in Indonesian maids in Malaysia anymore . There are pros and cons to having a live-in maid, as with everything else, but for us, we enjoyed more pros than cons. Back then, when my kids were little, we brought in a family of maids to help with...well, just about everything, and we were like two families merged into one. They ate what we ate, we sleep, they sleep, we shop, they shop, they joke, we laugh, we joke, they laugh...for me, the maid I hired was more like a sister and side-kick to me. For that few years, I was dependent on her to mind-read my schedule and when I need or don't need help. She picked things up quickly and we ended up having lots of moments whereby we were in sync. Today, two of them are on my Facebook and we were gleefully chatting over Facebook Messenger since they've just discovered the wonders of the Internet and Social Media. Since we were more like partners in crim

Stargazer - Stretch Those Sides

I have been doing this pose, part of Cosmic Dance (a type of yoga, I am assuming), called Stargazer pose without knowing it is called Stargazer's pose a lot in the past. You see, sometimes, I don't follow the rules and come up with my own stretches and poses. It is fun. I have on some music, nice, soothing music or just anything I can click on. Then I go with the flow, letting my hair down. Just moving to the music...and that is when I come up with the above Stargazer's pose. This pose really stretches your sides. Keep your eyes on the outstretched hand if you are keeping it pointed to the top, as if you are waving or connecting to a higher energy from the Universe. Your arms will ache a little but hey, toned arms, here you come! :-) For those who want a bigger stretch, it is safe to slowly and gently move the lifted hand towards your back...don't overdo it, listen to your body's complaints and respect it. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, reme