A Stroll at Mall of the Emirates and Bee Movie!

The Christmas shopping continues… This weekend, we (me and my roommates) went to The Mall of the Emirates. The place was jampacked as usual. While walking towards Carrefour, we came across an area, where Sony and EA Sports were conducting a “Play and Win” competition.

They had taken up a huge area at the mall and were giving out gifts such as game packs and PlayStation 3 (!!) to winners of the game. And they had a Quadbike and a Water Scooter on display – I am guessing these would be the giveaways at some grand finale!

A large crowd had gathered to cheer the players. At the end of it, one lucky guy walked away with a bunch of game pacs, while another bloke won a PlayStation 3 console.

Yesterday, we (me and my roommates, again)  went for a special media screening of The Bee Movie. The screening was arranged at Grand Cineplex, which is situated near Wafi City and Grand Hyatt. The event was sponsored by AMD and ATI, the graphics card company which was bought over by chip maker AMD way back in 2006.

Bee Movie is a computer-animated film starring Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Oprah Winfrey, Eddie Izzard, and Patrick Warburton. It’s produced by DreamWorks Animation, is directed by Simon J. Smith and Steve Hickner and apparently, its title is a play on the term “B movie”.

Having just graduated from three days of college, a bee by the name of Barry Bee Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) finds himself disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice – honey. As he ventures outside of the hive for the first time, he breaks one of the cardinal rules of the bee world and talks to a human, a New York City florist named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger). He is shocked to discover that the humans have been stealing and eating the bees’ honey for centuries, and ultimately realizes that his true calling in life is to set the world right by suing the human race for stealing their precious honey.

Barry eventually wins the lawsuit, and all honey in the world is confiscated and returned to the bees. But now, Barry and Vanessa realise that now all the honey in the world is back, every bee has been put out of a job, and thus cannot earn money for their families. Barry also realises that without bees pollinating the flowers, the plant life is dying and producing no more oxygen. The rest of the movie is how to set things right, he and Vanessa find a way to re-pollinate the flowers by going to the final rose show in California.

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