Day 3 – Universal Studios

(Please proceed reading at your own risk as this post is heavily loaded with pictures. There are 60pcs of pics, cropped & photoshopped into 18 collages to save bandwidth).

Last night in the plane, I had 2 hours of sleep and today, I hit the sack at 2.30am and woke up at 4.30am. Dang! I know I’m in deep trouble but I can’t help it. My eyes just won’t fall back into dreamland. Remember Lawrence dogs? He heard me walking in the room and came scratching on my door. Hehe… i just sat on my bed and giggle. He’s so alert and cute. Good thing Lawrence house is equipped with wi-fi. I get to clear my mail and moderate whole lots some comments to kill time.

We signed up with a tour agent for Universal Studios. US$70 (RM245!!!) per person for the entrance fee plus transport.

Once we are in the park, the first thing you do is hop on the tram for Studio Tour.

Get on the tram and it will bring you around Universal Studios for some tutorial like how films are made. Stage 25, etc, is like a big warehouse. Majorities of movies are shot in the warehouse with makeshif rooms inside.

Let me show you a bit of the tutorial.

What you see on TeeVee is fiction. The car doesn’t drift. It was attached to a…. dunno what they called that.

This is how they made floods…

1. All you see is dry river.
2. And the lightining began to strike and the rain falls down.
3. Suddenly the water started to gush down. Remember, you are in the tram watching all this. It’s amazing.
4. The floods came crashing at the river banks.
5. It then flows back into the tunnel where the storage are and it was then repeatedly used to show audience.
6. It takes minutes for the flood to happen. If you are there, don’t blink your eyes. Soon the water dries up again.

The making of fire/explosion…

Some of the tutorial went in my right ear and goes out thru my left ear 😳

The making of…

Everything is from control of a button. Small pond with miniature ship. When our tram reaches, the pond was split into half. That is when Moses split the Red Sea and walk across. Too bad, the Ten Commandments never make thru our teevee. All thanks to our censorship board.

Crops that are left behind from scenes…

Please bear in mind that all these pics are heavily photoshopped into collages for viewing pleasure. For example in the 2nd picture, the logo is not there at all. I photoshop them there.

There’s so many things to see but so little time. We don’t have a leisure walk in Universal Studio. Not even have proper lunch.

All I ate is a piece of some kind of deep fried batter. There’s strawberries dressing underneath and topped with whipped cream. They are superb.

Other than taking pics with cartoon characters, we have to rush thru shows. All types of shows – pirates and even animal shows.

Not sure if Lessie in the pic above is the actual Lessie that filmed the movie Lessie. Hmm… Lessie, Jessie, Lessie, Jessie, Lessie, Jessie. It rhyme!

I find marvel heros in leotard a bit crappy especially when that “thing” is bulging up. So obvious can die lidat! I don’t watch Dora nor a fan of hers. I took pics with Dora cos Princess like Dora 🙁 . It makes me wonder, if Princess saw this pic, will she get even more sad and jelous?

If you happen to be in Los Angeles,I would highly recommend you Universal Studios. This is a place that you must visit yourself to see all the amazing things that happen behind tube. Most of the time we go “wahhhhhhhhhhh” “oooOOOOooo” or “I seeeeeeeeeee”.

I saw this apple coated with chocolate.

It reminds me of Albie licking the red apple candy in Paris *jeles*. I’ll forgo this for the time being and scout for apple candy instead.

It’s the begining of spring when I was in LA. There’s flowers everywhere.

They are so beautiful and lovely. I’m sucker for flowers.

Ok. That’s so much as what I can show around Universal Studios. Too many things to see and do + Too many pics to take and show = Too little time in hand. I have tones of pics to share. It’s impossible to show them all here.

We soon met up with Lawrence again for dinner at 6pm. Like I say, he’s such a humble person. He insist on paying during meals which makes us a bit uneasy and paiseh. But when we get our chance to pay during breakfast, he say he’s not a breakkie type of person 😡 . We never get any chance to buy him meals.

What’s for dinner?

We eat almost anything that is served. Lawrence learnt fast. No point asking us what we want. Just order! I can say he’s good with food and know what’s best. This is not the best pizza I’ve ever eaten but this is my type of pizza. Thin crust. BBQ sauce makes the pizza even more yummilicious. Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino – You must try them! It is very very creamy.

By then, Lawrence announced, “You better take pictures of the pizza and show them to Mona. She’s buying you this meal.”

OMG! I almost wanna cry then I hear that. Mona is another friend of ours. We are all from the same hometown. I was supposed to meet up with her too. Unfortunately, she was schedule for a surgery on the same day I arrived. She called from her hospital bed shortly after we had finished our bites. It makes me wanna zoom off to her hospital and give her a big bear hug. Thank you Mona for this meal. Make sure I repay you when you are back in Malaysia. *snif snif*

It’s so freaking cold out there yet you can see folks queuing up for Cold Stone Ice-cream.

Lawrence make sure we try them before we are freeze to death on the street. What’s special? They slap a scoop of ice cream on a slab of stone and work them out by mixing nuts, fruits or candies of your choice. The ice-cream is already very yummy by itself. I don’t see why a slab of stone can improve the taste. *brrrrr…. we definitely gonna froze to death this time.

On the way home, we saw In-N-Out Burger.

On their menu, they have only 3 type of burgers 😉 Got the hint now? Can you imagine with only 3 type of burgers and their business is still blooming, you can tell that their burgers must’ve taste very very good. Lawrence again insist we must try their burger. Altho I’m so full, I just have to give them a try. I’ll have that for supper. Maybe? Do I have to tell you how good it is? It’s heaven! I love the thick and crunchy lettuce. I’m dying for greens actually. lol.

So much for pening down the whole day of event in words. Half of the time, I really dunno what I’m crapping about. 😳 See you tomorrow in Disneyland 😉

Go back to read Day 2 from LAX to Walk of Fame

Proceed to read Day 4 in Disneyland here

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  1. Adrian said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    Uhmm… Universal Studio LA certainly has changed a lot since I was there years back. Ah those pictures brought back the fond memories during my stay in the States….

    The Queen says:  So, how’s Universal Studios compare to your days there?  Better or worst?   I bet you are looking back at your pictures! 

  2. huisia said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

    All those making seems real..

    The Queen says:  It’s truly amazing you have to see them for yourself.   

  3. The Giddy Tiger said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    Didn’t wait for all the photos to load…so MANY!!!
    But the first few ones that I saw really reminded me of my Universal Studios trip too – I know, very hard to finish everything in one visit, so I went there twice!

    The Queen says:  I spent so much time croping the pics and putting them in collages :(  I’m so sad!  I’m so sad!  Yea, if I have the time and $$$, will definitely visit Universal Studios again.

  4. athena said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 5:45 pm

    i’m actually most jeles about the good food you’re having…:(

    The Queen says:  American food very nice.  But still can’t beat our asam laksa or curry laksa or NASI LEMAK! 

  5. Hisham said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

    Captain America is dead.

    The Queen says:  You need kleenex?  Errr…. should that be Queen of America?

  6. wuching said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

    u got eaten by the shark! 🙁

    The Queen says:  No.  I’m just helping him to floss his teeth. 

  7. may said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 7:49 pm

    OMG, all those photos! all the loading! all the scrolling! looks like a truly wonderful vacation. and thank goodness I bought extra bandwidth allowance, otherwise I wouldn’t look at the pix liao, LOL! welcome back to Normal-land…

    The Queen says:  Good thing I master the art of collage from you.  Save so much of bandwidth and yet spending more time playing with photoshop!  How’s Sydney-land? 

  8. eve said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

    huarrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…me so jeles…me wanna go oso….

    The Queen says:  Sell your clinic then can go for holidays. Hmm… I think have to sell your husband also. haha

  9. jazzmint said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

    banyak syiok ooo…jeles jeles

    The Queen says:  It’s pay back time for your HK trip *ngek*.  There’s more to come – “The Loot from LA” *ngek, ngek* 

  10. sila said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    wah! reminds of last year with lilian, dino and mona! 😀

    cold stone creamery rocks!!

    The Queen says:  Makes me drool again *slurp* 

  11. the Razzler said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 9:08 am

    Wow! Queen ..

    Fantastic write up & pics … You should be PAID for all this promotions!!
    Good enough to be placed in the magazine .. liao !!

    The Queen says:  Huh?  Sure or not.  My story all got tail no head.  I like the pics but not the write up.  Glad you like them :) 

  12. simple american said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    *covers eyes* lol

    Lessie? Her name is Lassie. kekekeke

    And those fried breads are called funnel cakes. My missus loves them. Very yummy!

    I love Universal Studio. Did you know that a lot of the flames are just colored water? Amazing. I do not know how they do that.

    I never have had an In N Out burger. You one up me lah!!!

    The Queen says:  Aiyah, no wonder I find the spelling a bit weird.  Yup, Lassie!  Only missus like funnel cake? How about you?  I don’t want anymore burger.  I’m craving for Asam Laksa!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Irene said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    WOW… So cool! I want to go too provided I can earn so much money to go or I manage to dig a gold pot hahahha…

    The Queen says:  Have you start digging?  Go, go, go! 

  14. velverse said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

    wah like super excting… *heart beats faster*

    Mummy.. I want to go too~

    The Queen says:  Ah Lui ah… ask your low kong to bring you there for your honeymoon.

  15. LB said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

    Haha!! That was a special Toffee Apple in Paris, but you should have gone for the Chocolate ones too…

  16. Lil said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

    so much fun… really made me think of the good time i had last year with sila and vin, dino, and mona…

    The Queen says:  Haiya, I keep getting this comment from you and Sila.  I bet I’m missing the fun with you guys.  Btw, where have you been?  Miss you lots. 

  17. Simple American said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    I wan asam laksa too.

    The whole family loves funnel cakes. 🙂

  18. said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 11:04 am

    You really have fun there! Great.

    btw, I … really can’t recognise you leh.
    You look soooo young! ^-^

  19. Allan said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

    the captain america look very cool,but the spider look abit pa lia hahahha~never imagine before universal studio is so nice de…thanks for the blog next time will consider go hahah…

    The Queen says:  Oh, so that is Captain America ka.  Spidey not pa lia.  I make him look like pa lia 🙁 .  You should see him posing with other kids. So full of umph!

  20. Hijack Queen » Day 4 - Disneyland said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 3:22 pm

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