Forever Alone. Te Cagas Wey.
Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
42Trip End Sep 15, 2013
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This week I also made my first visit to the cinema to see Skyfall. The sight of the rain, traffic and general stress in the opening scenes, making London look miserable, made me excitedly nudge my two Mexican friends and yelp a little "ahhhh that's London" - first signs of homesickness? As I tweeted, Mexican Cinemas really know how it is done. My nearest and dearest will know that for me, a trip to the cinema is incomplete without a large diet coke/pepsi to accompany me to my chair... Here, for the same price, if not cheaper, I was given a tray fit for a King, with the messiness of a baby, to hold my selected combo deal: large popcorn, large drink with a Hershey's Cookies and Cream to boot... W.O.W. Popcorn flavours in Mexico- Salt/Butter, Caramel, Enchiladas or a Combo... I went for Caramel, and if my memory serves me right, it was just as tasty as the famous Garrett popcorn in Chicago.
One of the things I love most about the Mexicans is their endless amounts of energy, and how, if you say something funny, they will laugh so enthusiastically that you think you are some sort of comic genius. Which we know in my case, isn't true. Another example is during the basketball games that I have watched, if the mascot wants to get the crowd cheering, all he needs to do is clap once, and the whole crowd have already joined in with so much enthusiasm... they are all just loving life 24/7. In England, the mascots have to work 100x harder to get any sort of response. Anyway, where was I going with this... oh yeah, so I love that they are so enthusiastic all the time, and if they're shocked, people in the next street will know they are shocked... this is all great, but in the cinema? Endless idle chit chat/laughter with the person sitting next to them, phones out, chatting away it's bloody crazy.
The girls had two matches this week, late on Wednesday night and Thursday. Both matches were played with great defence and and we won both of them :) I am counting down the days until January so I can finally start playing in the LUC (similar to BUCS.)
Now, onto the beautiful thing that is, LADIES NIGHT. Ladies night at Dubai for the first time, went with some people from Bahía Azul, and Rosie and I dominated the Karaoke machine with our special rendition of Rock DJ- Robbie Williams.
Ladies night at Irish Pub the following day, I do feel sorry for the boys who always have to pay their entrance fees and drinks, whereas the girls have free access to the bar all night... Another great night of salsa, drinks and fun with people from the residential.
Friday night included a run in with the Police and we were lucky to get away with a small bribe as that was all we had, $200, lucky escape. Nothing bad, but still probably shouldn't write down the details...
Saturday involved lazing about on the beach and then getting geared up to go and play some basketball, in the hope that I wasn't still playing like the last two games, as if I was still that 15 year old who couldn't play for shit, excuse the expression, and would need my sister to tell me not to cry during training... Minutes before tip off, and then, freak rain :( Match postponed. Wah. So the girls and I decided to go to Parque de las Palapas, the hippy place, with loads of food stalls. They all purchased Esquites, sweetcorn off the cob in a styrofoam cup filled with runny mayonnaise and chilli. Obviously I decided to avoid this and decided to go for the tastiest milanesa de pollo torta. Mmm. Delicious. After, we all jumped into Tec's car, again, with 5 of us in the back seats... standard procedure in Mexico... and drove to the Poliforum to watch Los Pioneros play. What a game! They were trailing the whole of the first half, taking the lead in the third and battling it out in the last quarter. Their star player who was absent most of the game, missed a 3 in the dying seconds, but then got the rebound and went for the 3 again, this time nailing it to win the game 81-79. Amazing! The atmosphere was electric. Mexican fans are brilliant.
I think that has just about covered my week, there was something that I made a mental note of to write about, and it is so frustrating that I can't remember what it was... maybe next time!