“Isn’t that Iron Man’s watch?”

“I once had a young female passenger who was going to watch an Iron Man movie. She saw my watch and asked – “isn’t that Iron Man’s watch”? I said yes, it’s nicknamed the Iron Man G-Shock. She then said “but uncle, aren’t you a little bit too old to love superheroes?”. I then replied – “Do you know how old has Iron Man been published(1968)? Or Superman (1938)? Your grandfather knows them… Even Stan Lee (famous creator of several super heroes) is 90+ years old!”.

I’m 43 years old and my wife thinks I’m crazy for still loving super heroes and buying, reading manga/anime. And I said what’s wrong with it, we all have hobbies. My favourite superhero is Superman, because he’s invincible. But even so his weakness is Kryptonite. Goes to show that even the strongest person have a weakness.

Back then when I was young I could only enjoy the cartoons in the TV and seeing my friends play with them. Now that I have the money, I can finally enjoy them too!”

– Humans of Kuala Lumpur

Photostory by Mushamir Mustafa

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(This post was first published on May 30th 2018)