A lot of my friends and even my mom are really puzzled on the number of Mickey shirts that I have.
Honestly, I have lost the count. Yes, I’m a big fan of Mickey Mouse since I was small. Really, when I was a little tiny Alvin, I had Mickey Mouse stationary case, Mickey Mouse colour pencils, Mickey Mouse shirts, Mickey Mouse cups, Mickey Mouse towel, Mickey Mouse bed sheet and the list goes one. I was really devastated when all the MCKY boutique outlets in Malaysia had been closed down. I was such a huge fan of that brand. Now I only rely on UNIQLO and FOS for mickey mouse shirts and of course those who go to Disneyland and buy me Mickey Mouse shirt for souvenirs.
I also have no idea why I have such this big affection for that black mouse in red shorts with large yellow shoes and white gloves. Though I’m 26 now but I’ll be easily turned into excited little kid whenever I see Mckey Mouse.
So over the weekend, I braced myself to the terrible traffic jam to Mid Valley for Mickey Mouse Through The Years Project 2012 exhibition, dubbed the largest congregation of Mickey Mouse figurines in Malaysia –over 350 colourful Mickey Mouse figurines. Celebrities, artists, media, students, mall tenants and corporate partners participated in this project to design and express their own interpretation of Mickey Mouse.
Scheduled to coincide with the school break, this exhibition is held at the centre court till June 10, after which it will be showcased at the gallery area (third floor) from June 11 to Sept 17.
It wasn’t a nice experience for me there because gosh, it was really packed. School holiday + public holiday+weekend is a simple recipe for overcrowding.
Really, I barely could walk and I barely could snap a picture of the huge Mickey Mouse. Most of the time, I was sandwiched by those kids. But for Mickey, it was all worth it.
It would be very silly of me to post over 100 photos of Mickey figurines here so I just post some of my favourites.
|The classic Mickey|
|The nerdy mickey|
|The AEON Mickey|
Indeed, Mickey Mouse has come a long long way to be the most recognizable cartoon character of all time. Debuted in November 1928 in the animated cartoon Steamboat Willie to Mickey in The Band to Mickey The Wizard in Fantasia 1940 to the current Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse were nominated nine times in Oscar of which it won in 1942 for Lend A Paw. Mickey also created a history for being the first cartoon character to have a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. I believe its merchandises would be in billion in figures in revenue for now.
When I was small, I had this little silly thought that Mickey lived in the Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland. So I made a childhood wish that I would go there someday to visit Mickey. Even now, I’m still holding on to my childhood dream. I was very delighted that there were highly important people in my life who promised me to bring me to Disneyland to see Mickey. I was really happy until like this little girl below:
But my joy and my anticipation would always end in disaster by the empty promises. When I wish upon the stars, my dreams will not come. Not to be sad though, maybe Disneyland is my childhood dream and I’m adult now, so let’s move on and be happy and gay like Mickey Mouse! Let’s join the jamboree!!