Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Taiwanese singer Lulu (黃路梓茵) said Wednesday that some of her fondest childhood memories are associated with the cartoon character Garfield, which is being featured at an exhibition in Taipei.
"Garfield is really lovable because he is a part of my childhood memories," said Lulu, who has gained over 13 million views on YouTube for her hit "Leg Song" and 9.2 million views for her song "Really Love You."
"When I was a child, I really loved to watch Garfield because he was different from other cartoon characters. They wanted to fight for just causes, while Garfield only wanted to sleep and eat."
Lulu was visiting the Garfield exhibition at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (CKSMH) in Taipei that features paintings, sculptures and other artwork of the cartoon character, which was portrayed in comics and animated movies as a lazy cat full of sass and sarcasm.
The Taipei exhibition, being held June 25 to Sept. 15, also includes attractions such as a Garfield-themed slide that allows children to ride a sledge down two meters of artificial grass, and a cheese-themed maze that takes its explorers on a search for large Garfield figures strategically placed at dead-ends and in corners.
After touring the exhibition, Lulu said the cheese-themed maze was one of the most interesting attractions because it was a good place to take photos and that the grass slide also looked like fun.
"Unfortunately, I wore a dress today so I couldn't try the slide, but I saw children there having a lot of fun," said Lulu, who was a big hit this year as the host of the Golden Melody Awards in Taipei.
The fictional character Garfield, created by American cartoonist Jim Davis, first appeared in a comic strip in 1978. Since then, the cynical tabby with a love of lasagna has stolen the hearts of millions of fans around the world.