Well it’s been a long time. My work has been absorbing all of my week days, meaning the weekends go to my family, so that unfortunately has left me with little time left over for hobbies. But that’s beginning to change, and I’m hoping to get back to my every other week format of podcasting, but we’ll just have to see.
Now before we get into the memory, I have a big announcement. I’M GOING TO DISNEYLAND. That’s right, not Disney World, Disneyland. In June I’ll be making a trip to California for my brothers wedding and our family vacation. Part of that, will of course be a couple of days in Disneyland, where I hope to collect some memories that I can share with you.
But back to the the show. Today we’re back to our original format, and that means requests. Today’s request completes that email from Brian. His last request was for the Wonders of China movie. And I do believe he hasn’t been the only one to make that request. So this is one we should all enjoy. It’s going to involve two stops at the China Pavilion in Epcot. The first one is in December of 2001. This is a stereo memory, in which we’ll jump right in to the movie. We’ll meet up with my family just as we’re getting the last of the warnings about the theater, and the movie begins. The second memory is from May 2007. In this binaural memory (headphones on) we happen up on Si Xian who is playing some folk music before the movie begins. My wife, my in-laws, and I take our spot and the movie begins again.
Now you may ask, why 2 versions. Well in 2003, Disney changed the movie from Wonders of China to Reflections of China. The moves have some similarities, but there are noticeable differences. It’s not quite as drastic as say Canada, but it is noticeable.