Mamma Mia! Ping Pong
Trip Start Jul 06, 2008
29Trip End Aug 04, 2008
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The Electric Cinema is one cool theatre. It was built, I have found out, in 1910. There are rows of leather couches with little footrests (unfortunately they don't move and Lilliana could just hardly reach hers) and the screen was huge but collapsable and hidden behind a red velvet theatre curtain. The drinks were served in glass tumblers and just before the movie began they played "Mamma Mia" with coreographed colored lights.
The movie itself was very well done, funny and creative and entertaining. Julie Walters did an amazing job. =D However, the only good thing about Pierce Brosnan's character was that it was so easy to make fun of him.
Afterwards, Gahan drove us to a Dim Sum restaurant called Ping Pong. The drive through the city at night in his tiny car was quite magical. The restaurant itself was very good with a pleasant atmosphere, and nice because it was a place where you ordered food and knew exactly what you were getting. It was my first time ever having jasmine tea, which I was told I had to have at this particular place for a very specific reason: instead of a packet or even loose tea, you get a tall clear glass full of hot water, which they drop a dried jasmine flower into. Slowly, as the water rejuvenates it, the flower opens and grows in the glass, steeping at the same time.
Nancy and I are going on a road trip this the weekend. I think we both need a break from the city, and I am very excited for my country weekend! =D
Some photos of the Electric Cinema that I found online, since I couldn't capture it well: