What should you do to overcome the problem of overpopulation and the rising cost of living? Downsize people and everything all around them. That is basically what the movie is about. Paul and his wife decided to shrink themselves and move to Leisureland, the new place for small people who have gone through the process of making themselves smaller. Just imagine Lilliput in Gulliver's Travel. Unfortunately for Paul, after he has successfully shrunk himself, he gets a phone call from the wife, telling him she could not continue with what they have planned and has to leave him on his own. Everything was too late for Paul as once one gets oneself dwarfed, it is irreversible. Most of the scenes of the movie are funny and I must say I enjoy the story BUT the ending is somehow does not do justice to such an amazing scientific/futuristic theme. For Matt Damon fans, you can see the more realistic and "ugly" Matt Damon as an ordinary person, and not as a larger-than-life movie star. I would still recommend this movie as there is no other interesting films on show at the moment.
16th OCTOBER 2017 ~ The guide stopped the car at this place so I could see the real fish market in Makassar. Fresh fish and seafood were in abundance - I just wished I could buy some to be brought home.
This was the river that connected the market to the sea. The fish and other sources of food came straight from the ocean, hence the freshness.
If I were to migrate to Makassar, this fish market could be the main reason for doing so.
16th OCTOBER 2017 ~ I had to go the market as I wanted to buy certain local products to bring home. Among the food items bought were "tempe" [fermented soy cake] and raw "belinjau" crackers. There were not many people so shopping could be done easily.
I just wished I could buy the fresh vegetables but they would all be rotten by the time I arrived home the next morning.
I was finally here - the latest attraction in town: IKEA. I just wanted to have a look what this place had to offer and at the same time, to see if there was anything that might catch my attention. (I almost bought a carpet). It was a working day so I could walk around peacefully. I thought I would not rub shoulders with anyone I knew until I saw an ex-student of SMKTUN, Siti Farhana, who is on duty.
The place is real huge. This should be a good place for walking, if I need to do some physical exercise.
The next time I come to this place, I must try its famous meat balls at the food court.