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Chamber of Secrets

Just magical? (TCP theme this week) I'm so having a ready answer for that. But as ready as I may seem for this week's theme, choosing which, among the 6 installments of Harry Potter, to feature was rather hard. I love them all. Have I made myself obvious yet as a Harry Potter fan? :-) Ok, I made up my mind on the second installment - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Check out Mrs Weasley's howler. Observe how Dobby the house elf attempt to repay a debt of gratitude. Don't neglect your ear muffs when you grasp a mandrake. Make sure the invisibility booster is functioning when you ride a flying car. Avoid landing it on a Whomping Willow. Have some Kleenex in your pocket if you travelled by Floo Powder. It's a bit messy. Say 'immobulos' to ward off pixies trying to tie you to a dinosaur skeleton. Get curious at Tom Riddle's diary.

My kiddo watches HP almost every week, and sometimes points a chopstick at me and says, "umos aksima" (lumos maxima). I remember Chamber of Secrets as the very first installment of HP that I saw. My little regret, as far as one filming location goes, is not insisting on visiting Alnwick Castle, where Harry and his fellow wizards flew their broomstick for their first flying lesson. Friends and I were only 15 minutes away from the castle while touring the north of England. I'm guessing many of you have seen any of these HP trailers already, the phenomenon that HP has become. But magic does not wear out easily. Come on, muggles. Click away and go magical. Help yourself to fun magic.

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Anonymous said…
You know I have only seen one of those Harry Potter movies and loved it. I don't know who I don't see them all. Not my age for pete's sake. LOL
shelo's garden said…
LOL!! I can see how addicted you are with HP sis.. I have even read your post on that " Something wicked this way comes"..

I can see that your son din pala.. hehe
Hazel said…
Neither mine, Thom. but I was surprised than ever to see fans a lot older than I in the latest installment, lol!
Chris said…
hi hazel! im one of the few who havent watched any HP movies... :)
Hazel said…
let's call it like mom, like son, sis :-)
Hazel said…
now that's novel, Chris :-)
kamz said…
harry potter has indeed captured the hearts of many, young and old alike. i have read and collected all the 7 books and have seen all the movies except for the ones not yet shown. i just love this film. some criticize it for promoting witchcraft but i love it because it tells of good always winning over evil in the end.

thanks for joining this week mommy hazel! next week, we will feature drama films. till then, hugs and happy tcp!
Mys said…
I love HP as well, but I'm partial to the Goblet of Fire installment because I like the Yule Ball where Hermione surprised everyone.
Hazel said…
oh, it's been criticized by ... how are they called ? ... muggles who are not sure where and when to draw the line between reality and fiction? ... :)
Ebie said…
Hahaha! Zee has all the books and DVDs and we even watch the movie when the TV plays a HP marathon (real CP)!

A truly one magical movie series!
Anya said…
I always love The Potter movies
Always SsCcAaRrYy ....... LOL

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