Thursday, February 05, 2009

Introducing Ultraman Family!

Before my little boy discovered his newfound obsession with Ultraman, I always thought there was only one Ultraman in the superheroes universe. I didn’t realize there was more than one, consisting of other family members with an assortment of Japanese names.

There’s Ultraman Taro, Dyna, Tiga, Jack, Max, Nexus, Seven, Cosmos, King, Queen… even Mother & Father pun ada! Each has a different look, but one must observe very carefully to notice the difference. Nizzar knows all of them and can identify which one is which. If your son is (or used to be) into this mute superhero (as how my daughter puts it), I'm sure you can relate to that as well.



Ultraman family members (not complete)


The one that we are most familiar with is Ultraman Tiga. He always wears red, but may change colour to reflect his power or energy level. When he turns purple, that means he’s at his strongest point.

When I first saw the series, I thought it was very silly. All throughout the 30-minute episode, Ultraman will only make its appearance for 3 minutes ~ at the end. The rest of the time, you’ll see people in strange outfits going about, talking in a language which is hard to understand, strategizing ways how to destroy the monster that’s attacking the town/village.

My son will not be interested in the whole conversation. He’ll be playing with his toys or harassing his other family members, but he expects us to leave the TV on.

After all efforts failed (usually, the monster tak kan mati walaupun dah berapa kali kena tembak dengan rocket atau bom), Ultraman will come to the rescue. This is when my son will sit up straight and his eyes will be glued to the TV screen. No one can disturb him during this crucial 3-minute segment. But the look on his face when Ultraman finally kills the monster is priceless. It’s as if he was the one in the Ultraman suit and he was the one who killed the monster!

After continuously watching this show day in day out with the little boy, I can't help developing a certain kind of fondness for this superhero. So does my husband. He would secretly go on the internet at night to check out the names of all the Ultraman series. The next day, you’ll see him proudly showing off that he also can name the Ultraman. His favourite is Ultraman Seven.

So now, all my family members can sort of identify which Ultraman is which. We like to play this guessing game after dinner because at the dining hall, we have this huge Ultraman Family poster (given to Nizzar by Dada’s boys ~ it used to be theirs). We’d go through all the names and I love the part when one of us got it wrong, my little Ultraman will quickly correct it for us ~ “No… that’s not Ultraman Tiga. It’s Gaya..” (or Taro, or whatever lah)

He always get it right no matter how you try to cheat him. I find that pretty amazing.

Last night, before we dozed off to sleep, I said to him, “Good night Nizzar….”. He turned away from me and softly whispered, “Goodnite Ultraman…….” Ada ke??




From left: Ace, Jack, Taro, Zoffy, Seven, Ultraman, Queen, King


Enjoy this video!

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53 comments:

Kitchen Guardian said...

BJ,

As long as dia tak jadi MacGyver sudah....my boys will pomen all their toys and break them into small parts..

MrsNordin said...

KG,

He already did that. Most of his Ultraman dah tak ada kaki or tangan. The ones shown here baru beli, that's why belum kudung lagi.

Anonymous said...

errr dulu2 tak penah tengok ultraman ke? I could remember 2 monster yang sampai bila-bila akan ku kenang.
1) monster yang siap ada swimming pool on top of his head.
2) monster yang attack bumi sebab nak PULUT. The monster scream "Pulut di bumi sedap. Aku nak makan pulut". I swear that was the dialogue. sumpah tak tipu.

MrsN, ultraman sekarang ada budak kecik tu belakon lagi tak? Dulu ada budak yang selalu jerit panggil one of the officer, "Encik Goh encik Goh...rasaksa ayam dah menyerang!"

Errr send my regard to Nizzar ye. Hehe

DeeDee

MrsNordin said...

Dee Dee,

You're so funny!! I didn't really watch Ultraman when I was small. It was pretty boring. Tak habis2 raksaksa, raksaksa.

Ada ke monster with swimming pool on top of it's head? Hee.. hee... tak pernah tengok! And the one who likes pulut? Also tak pernah tengok. I bet you, that one sure selalu burp sebab angin!

Raksaksa ayam pun I tak pernah tengok, but I ada tengok raksaksa kura-kura which can fly. At one point, kura2 tu sakit and tak boleh terbang. So this Ultraman Seven took him on a piggy back ride and they flew to the moon! Bangang nak mampus!

Julie said...

MrsN,

Thank you for sharing this, it made me laugh. I think one of your best post. Nizzar is so cute.

Anonymous said...

My boys masa kecik-kecik suka transformers. Dia orang kalau nyanyi lagu transformers tu, siap buat sound effect lagi. Transfromers lagilah banyak. Sampai hari ni Mama ni tak kenal satu pun... he, he, he.... Sekarang transformers lama-lama tu, cucu pulak yang main. Ingatkan bapak-bapak dah tak main dah.... Tapi last week, bapak, anak, uncles dan atuk sekali siap main transformers! Laaa.....

Nenek Rock

Eta My said...

woi..bj....nanti i pun cam nak kena ambik tau pasal ultraman etc..all these while..barbie..and those girly things yang sewaktu dengannya..

Ha..ha...since astro chn 611 berapa kali dok tayang kesah ultraman..anak-anak I pun mcm suka lak...(but those yg kecik2 la..hak yg besar...bila coti2..no chn 611-616 pls..hihi!)

And..wah...banyak collection meh!!
Such a sport mum lah u bj ooiii

Kak Ezza said...

hi MrsN,
walau pun usia akak ni dah 46 tahun,tapi akak masih ingat lagi cerita Ultraman ni masa akak kecik dulu. Dulu mana ada TV kaler..semua main hitam putih jer...Bila time Ultraman jer..masing masing berlonggok depan TV...masa tu rasa dia tu la penyelamat kami...
Masa tu masa dia terbang...dia jumpa abang dia laa,jumpa mak bapak dia laa..di tipu nya kita hidup hidup...
Bila dah tua ni baru la tau yang kita ni mmg di bangang kan oleh Jepun ni..hahaha

((((hugs)))))untuk you dan Nizzar

wanshana said...

BJ,

Your Nizzar is becoming more and more handsome maaaa!

I pun heran lah, masa kita kecik-kecik dulu, cerita Ultraman lah yang paling best di seantero dunia, kan? Now bila tengok balik... I ask myself, betul ke I tengok cerita-cerita tu dulu dari mula sampai habis??!

But, it's a good source of entertainment when you really need to gelak maxima... :)

tireless mom said...

Dear MrsN

Eh eh, like Alim masa dulu and sekarang. Suka susun ultraman straight line then kemas then susun balik. Used to be ultraman later upgrade army batalion pulak.

MrsNordin said...

Julie,

Hee.. hee... I'm gonna read your blog. It sure looks interesting! take care!

the principal said...

OMG! Ada byk ke? Tq 4 the info. No wonder the other day bila I tanya one child nak suruh I nyanyi lagu apa, he said, "Ultraman Tiga". I thought Ultraman ada satu je...

MrsNordin said...

Nenek Rock,

Si Nizzar belum lagi sampai tahap Transformers altho' abang dia dah perturunkan semua robot2 transformers dia kat adik dia (tapi semua dah tercabut!). Once in a while, we play along with them, best jugak.

You boleh jadi Ultraman Opah, nak?

MrsNordin said...

Eta,

Bila ada anak lelaki, you kena tahu their favourites. Memang lain dari girls dan boleh pening jugak. Tapi I think anak you tak lasak macam Nizzar sebab mak dia lemah lembut... :-). Tak macam I!

Good luck!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Ezza,

Apasal I tak boleh bukak your blog? Dah berpindah ya?

Ultraman dulu, hitam putih. And he was about the only superhero we knew. Sekarang ni macam2. I pun tak tahu which is which!

MrsNordin said...

Shana,

Indeed, it's a good source of laugh. As I'm writing, he's watching Ultraman Taro DVD. Alamat lambatlah tidur budak ni malam ni... sigh... jangan mengigau sudah!

MrsNordin said...

TM,

At least your Alim pandai kemas balik. Budak kecik ni tahu teraburkan saja. Kita lah yang tukang kutip lepas tu. Sakit pinggang dibuatnya!

MrsNordin said...

Prinicipal,

Lagu Ultraman Tiga yang paling best. At the end ada, "...you're always my hero..." Tu yang they all suka.

Try youtube to listen to the song. Just search Ultraman Tiga. You'll see a whole lot of video clips on it.

It'll be nice if you can throw an Ultraman party at your school. Sure the boys will love it!

Nadira Nordin said...

Actually, you got the names of the Ultraman in the photo caption wrong la! hahaha...its funny cuz i'm always playing that never-ending guessing game with Nizzar, i will never forget a face.

It is: Ace, Jack, Taro, Zoffy, Seven, Ultraman, King, Queen

Hahaha...oh yeah...Ultraman Gaia is spelt Gaia not Gaya...

I can't help correcting, the boy's brainwashed me!

-The Bored Kakak Sitting At Home With Nizzar All Day-

MrsNordin said...

Nadira,

I thought so it was not quite right. I couldn't place Zoffy! So I hentam je lah. Not many people know anyway... hee.. hee...

Ultraman, Zoffy and Tiga look almost the same, it's hard to differentiate them.

Well dahling, at least you learn something rather than nothing! Well done!

Thanks for correcting them for me.

MrsNordin said...

Nadira, are you sure that's ZOFFY and not JACK? I think, JACK is the one with the dots on its chest (ie. the one in the middle).

Can you please re-confirm?

MA & Brood said...

At least keluarga Ultraman is tetap dan berpencen.


Try understanding the connection between the Jedis, the Siths, the padawan ntah sapa-sapa lagi. Pening woo...tak paham.



I had to baca the Star Wars Year Book (thanks to Kak Teh) to understand who's who. The story pun start from the future and ke belakang. Terbalik like that.


And you kena tahu the family relationship to understand the story.

MrsNordin said...

Ma,

I know Star Wars is more complicated. That's why I tak tengok habis all the Star Wars movies. I only watched the first Star Wars & Return of The Jedi (masa kecik dulu). The recent ones, tengok satu je kut. Entah, can't remember the title pun.

Since I read your stories about adik's craze over light saber, I kept on looking out for one ("Apa ke bendanya light saber ni??"). Tapi sampai laa ni belum jumpa.

Madam Tai Tai said...

Hi MrsN,

Ultraman ni is quite evergreen kan. I remember my brother and I used to act out scenes from the Ultraman series we watched kat black & white tv we all tu. We changed roles everytime - either he was Ultraman & I'm the monster or vice versa.

Tapi masa tu there was only one Ultraman. Now tak sangka pulak dah jadi clans pulak.

Hidup Ultraman! Cross your arms, everyone!

Aida said...

BJ,

He's such an adorable little boy la ur Nizzar. I can see so much of both u and MrN in him.

ANyway, him having an interest is a good thing no matter what. U know, all ut Ultraman toys kudung and such... u never know in the future he'll be a surgeon ker hehehehe kalau tak pomen ehehehe

Its all healthy.

Have a good weekend.

Eta My said...

Chop Bj..nak tambah lagi comment arr..

Kali ni I baru terperasan..amboi-boi-boi..senyuman ur boy..eh..ceh ceh...and sorry if I sounded biased..but his smile takes after u lah..

And awat pipi merah..mat salleh kah?

nahiella said...

Mrs Nordin,


hahahaha! you r so kelakar! My son is in that phase la sekarang ni. I can open a toy shop with his collection. All sorts tapi i tak bother tau nama2 diorang!

kay_leeda said...

MrsN,

Wah..banyak rupa nyer family Ultraman ni? I'd fail miserably if there was a test on present day kiddies' toys.

And Nizzar is so cute!!! Bet you are having so much fun with him :)

Kmar said...

BJ,

Handsomenya your ´ultraman jr´!! Airmuka you laa... tak sia-sia dok bawa dia dalam perut for 9 months..he.he..

Boleh ´salute´ spring sebab he can remember the names. I pun dulu suka tengok ultraman and it is true that the last 3 minutes of the episode is the most AMAZING part!!

My son is more to transformer. Pening kepala I bila dengar his ´explanation´ about the transformers sebab to my eyes sama aje semuanya.. besi robot jadi kereta!!!

IBU said...

Tu dia UltraMommy pun dah memorised the names!

Standby.... next could be BEN 10. Kononnya because BEN can transform into 10 types of monsters. La ni dah more than 10 jenis pulak monstersnya. Saja jer nak bagi perabih duit Ibu & Ayah....

MrsNordin said...

Mdm TT,

Masa kecik dulu, I pun ada tengok tapi tak pernah main monster-ultraman with my brothers. I guess they were good boys, tak buli kakak dia!

So now, Nizzar does that to me. Sakit2 badan ooo..!

MrsNordin said...

Aida,

Kalau boleh jadi surgeon bila besar nanti, elok jugak. Ini dia pandai cabut je, betulkan balik tak nak!

I guess kids go through these phases. I'm sure your kids did too.

MrsNordin said...

Eta,

He came to Singgahsana for a while that day when they dropped me off. Tapi I think you ter'lambat' sikit. Liz dapat lah cium dia!

Senyum dia ikut I, ya? Hee.. hee... thank you! Your little boy pun nanti, sure hensem bila besar nanti. My flying kiss for him!

MrsNordin said...

Nahiella,

You should try and learn their names. I dulu pun can't be bothered, but bila dah tahu tu, macam best pulak!

MrsNordin said...

Kay,

Anak you dah besar2... dah tak main Ultraman/Power Rangers ni.

Yes, he's cute and adorable when he behaves. But bila time dia mengada2, memang selalu lah kena cubit. Right now, I'm nursing a headache after berguling2 with him on the bed main Ultraman-Monster. Sigh...

MrsNordin said...

Kmar,

I think this Ultraman phase will last quite a while becoz abang dia dulu, sampai umur 10 tahun pun he was still crazy about Ultraman. Tak taulah kalau his attention span is very short.

You take care too and have a nice day!

MrsNordin said...

Ibu,

He knows "Ben 10" tapi belum menunjukkan minat lagi. I'm sure you've gone through these phases with your boys. Tak larat lah! Umur dah tua, dah tak terdaya nak main2 monster lagi!

Kak Ezza said...

MrsN,ya akak dah pindah blog ler...you can masuk http://muffinbiru.blogspot.com...

Naz said...

Mrs N,
Your boy is sooo cute and smart.
haha! my Emil is also a fan of ultraman. he would go on youtube, search for ultraman and learn all the theme songs. now dah calm down sikit. dulu-dulu sama naik dengan tv!

Playing with Mimi.. said...

Couldn't help but laugh to myself when i read this posting. At least you know you can easily make him happy, behave, stop crying, follow your orders etc using 'ultraman'.. very powerful tool tu! Have you got the names right yet? Kena check dengan Nizzar.. hehe..

MrsNordin said...

Hi Naz,

He likes to watch Ultraman on YouTube as well. Kakak dia lah yang ajar. Now, he knows how to switch on the PC and do it himself, much to the chagrin of everyone at home. That boy learns very fast!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Mimi,

You're quite right ~ Ultraman is a very powerful tool to use to make him behave. Kalau dia tak nak mandi, guna Ultraman. Kalau tak nak tidur, guna Ultraman. Kalau tak nak makan pun guna Ultraman. Very useful indeed!

Yesterday, MrN bought him another 2 Ultraman t-shirts from JB. He wore both the whole day of yesterday!

No, I still haven't go all the names correct. Still trying...

Thanks for dropping by!

izreen fara said...

mrs n.. it was great to see you at shila's - eventhough it was more like a hi and byeeeee!! nizzar mmg handsome - can i book him for nadya then?
heh heh
hope to see more of you in the future...

MrsNordin said...

Hi Izreen,

It was nice meeting you too!! I dah post comment in your blog.

Hey, I thought I nak book your daughter first? Ini dah terbalik pulak! Hee.. heee... boleh... boleh... no problem!

Anonymous said...

Lepas ultraman mesti Ben 10 punyalah. Yesterday I baru discover yang Ben 10 punya la terer sampai dia punya great great grandfather pun hidup lagi tau.

DeeDee

MrsNordin said...

Dee Dee,

Secretly, I hope Nizzar will not outgrow this Ultraman phase so soon. I'm beginning to become quite fond of it myself!

(my family laughed reading your comment about the monster with the swimming pool tu.. :-) )

Lyana Mauseth said...

mrsnordin,

masa i kecik2 dulu ni la katun feveret i haha...semua satu famili ultraman tu i hafal!! blh perang dunia kalau parents i x bg tgk tau...

MrsNordin said...

Lyana,

No joke? You knew all their names? Then you must meet my son when you come home for the holidays!

(I'm trying to learn all their names. Too many lah!)

Nadim said...

WoW i didnt know there were so many Ultraman! HI ME HANG NADIM

MrsNordin said...

Nadim,

I'm surprised you didn't know there were "many". You were the Ultraman of the House before... :)

But I guess, during "your time", there weren't many Ultraman toys being sold at the shops, unlike these days. An-Nur pun ada jual Ultraman! Fierce...

Have a nice day!

bella said...

Hi Mrs N,
And there I was thinking ada 2 Tomen aje(my nieces call this warrior Tomen)...so nice of ur hubby siap pegi google lagi...hehehe...

zaitgha said...

Mrs. N,

Dah lama nak drop by tapi tak sampai2 he he...never knew there were this many otomen...my boys dah way over otomen phase ....

and your boy is so adorable lah....geram tgk dia with mask...

MrsNordin said...

Bella/Zaitgha,

Yes, there are more than one. At the last count, there were 20. And he knows which is which.