Wizards and Witches
When I was a little kid, my parents could have me running inside my room to hide inside my closet, simply by saying the word "witch" (In Filipino, "bruha" or "mangkukulam"). I remember, every time I was being stubborn, mom would say that the witch would get me and take me home with her. A naive little kid, I would go inside the house immediately. Yeah There were lots of talks about nasty witches in our neighborhood. It was best to just stay inside and be safe.
When the first Harry Potter came out, I didn't watch it. I honestly thought it would be a bad movie and well.. bloody gory. I didn't even bother reading some reviews on the internet. Until one day, older bro brought home a magazine. A review about the Harry Potter movie caught my eye. A few days later, I bought the VCD. And watch it, I did. A lot of times.
Now, wizards and witches and their adventures fascinate me. They still scare me sometimes, but I'm more fascinated than scared this time. All because of dear Harry Potter.
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