Sunday, June 29, 2008
Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City. Beautiful lobby and enjoyed club room. The standard is not as good as recently build hotels but has some good design spaces. Also ate at Spanish restaurant in there. Everything tasted a bit salty but it was all good. $180 at club room where you get drinks and bkfst. Would stay there again.
National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Kind liked it but king of boring as usual museum smell. I would present them in a way so viewer get more thrilled and excited because what they have is good stuff but how they presented is too plain. The single stem roofing structure is amazing though.
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Mexico. Nice big resort with everything you need. The room came with 15 minutes relaxing massage but it was a joke. Other than that it was just nice resort huge hotel. Did not eat nor drink here so I would not know food score but I would imagine it is decent. $225 for a huge room.
Mision Panamericana Merida, Mexico. The hotel name might be wrong but it was located at Calle 59 and 52/54. $85 and must had its hay day about a few decade ago. Room is old and stinks. Beds were decade old. Not good. Entrance and lobby looks OK so check room before decide to stay. Walking from Los Almendros restaurant so that is the only plus.
Chichen Itza, Mexico. Hour half from Tulum. We stayed at near by hotel and did night visit as well as early morning visit before heat hit there. Nice but too bad old American lady died a few years back falling down from the pyramid, because that incident banned rest of us from climbing it. For the Night viewing, it is better to rent a translator headphone for two bucks otherwise, you have no idea what they are saying in Spanish.
Cuzama, Mexico. There is three Cenotes a bit south of Cuzama. You park and a horse will take you to all three for $20. All of them are good but I loved the third one which named Bolom-Chojol which translated as “nine mouse holes”. Going there on the horse carriage is kind a nice touch too. I love to go back there again in a decade or so. Cuzama is about 40 minutes from Merida or Chichen Itza.
Ocho Tulum Resort Mexico Yucatan. Brand new bungalows and superb food. When we were there for dinner, there was a young Italian (my guess) chef did decent seafood pasta. No AC/TV but who needs one when you have nice deep blue dark beach and wind. $100 for back room and you can feel like you are in nice resort in Tangier.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Eastern Promises (2007)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Everyone in it did a decent job acting but Viggo was outstanding. His fight in Sauna is just amazing. Nice world created and story. I enjoyed it but I think Cronenberg takes a bit too much on bloody side. That is his trademark but I think I am getting too old for his gruesome scene. Without being gruesome, the story and acting still can be bright. May be in the plane, they take out some gruesome scene so that is the one I should watch next time. Anyway good one. $13. Do not watch with kids or teenagers.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Dexter 2006. A dude from six feet under. Somehow he became main guy and more muscular but doing similar weird dead body orgy. This cinematographer who shot this, if this is the same as the 6 feet has good sense of capturing region. 6 feet was in LA and this one is in Miami. It shows how and mugginess of Miami now comparing to hot vast and dry LA from 6 feet. Also this time there is a lot of eating scene. Makes me hungry for hot food. Just show the 1st season 1st disc so can not tell much but so far so good. Just hope it does not stall like I did with 6feet by becoming mundane repeat of everyday life.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
King of California 2007. It was done by guy who did Sideways which I liked. This one had similar dry California pale light to it but I liked it a lot. Michael played so good. He looked so much like his dad too. Love the every scene from where go back in 2nd time to the water. I think this might not have been a major hit but I wish to see more of this kind a movie. $30.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Cups & Coins Cafe
415 N Mary Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
They specialize in Chinese noodle. They serve with topping and noodle soup in separate dish. It is kind a nice to keep the crispness. Noodle wise it is a bit stale but may be that is how is done in mainland. $12 for one. OK. Italian Soda sucks though.