bits & pieces

The Raid

Instead of spending your money on The Hunger Games, go see this instead. I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire way through, holding my breath in almost every scene. Non-stop action forreals. And there’s every kind of action, gun-fights to knife fights to hand to hand combat. If you’re into super-styley next level martial arts films this is the one for you. Even if you’re not, this is still the one of you – just go see it so we can geek out together and talk about how that guy did that thing to that other guy, mmkay? Oh, and the Director has his own blog on the movie here. What a dude.

 MMA –

 – In keeping with the theme of violence, as I talked about on my facebook page, I went to my first MMA fight over the weekend. I knew one of the fighters and was stressed the whole time watching, but also completely fascinated with the kind of brutality people choose to make a sport for themselves. I then came home and watched a whole bunch of women’s MMA videos online until about 2am. I am slightly obsessed. No, I have no desire to be an MMA fighter – though if I thought of myself as more physically adept perhaps I would, I just truly find it all a little mind blowing. “Hey, so, apart from the usual kind of getting beat up, there’s every chance your opponent could dislocate your arm, still keen to fight?” “Sure!”. Really wanna see a Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano fight now lol.

Mexico (the restaurant) 

Checked out the restaurant everyone seems to have been talking about lately, Mexico, with friends. I’ve never been a huge fan of Mexican food, especially the kind we get in NZ, it’s always seemed way over-priced for what it is – but I really enjoyed the food here, especially the fried chicken and the guacamole. The prices are, as long as you’re not drinking alcohol, very reasonable ($10 chicken quesadillas for example). If you’re going with a party of 3 or 4 I reckon just order a couple chicken quesadillas and a couple of fried chickens, both of which are sharing size, and you’ll be set. And if you don’t mind ramping up your bill an extra $30 – $40 may I recommend the Mexico City Margarita. We also tried the Watermelon margarita and the sparkling sangria but the MCM wins. The restaurant is busy and crowded and you can expect to wait at least half an hour for a table, but as long as you’re prepared for that – which we were – there’s really not much to complain about. I can’t wait to go back there!

New Chocolate discoveries (Whittakers Mini Size Berry & Biscuit) – 

These may have been out for awhile but I only just discovered them. Sure, they’re essentially just a bite of black-forest, but 20man reckons the berry jelly stuff is easier to chew. So, there you have it. Plus, they’re mini-size and I’m allll about mini-sized food.

A milli, a milli, a milli, a milli

I finally scored over a million in bejeweled blitz. I think I’m going to go far in life.

4 Responses to bits & pieces

  1. bbsnz March 28, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    My wife and I have been to Mexico twice now. During our first time, it was a crowded mess with noisy hipsters and 9-5ers everywhere. The fish taco was very average (and I suspect the fish was not fresh), and the pork taco was kinda dry along with a lot of cabbage and a very small amount of pineapple salsa. However, the fried chicken and grilled corn cob coated in lime juice and butter are both simply amazing! Definitely worth coming back for, and so we did. They didn’t disappoint the second time round. I have yet to try the quesadilla. Just be careful with the fried chicken if you have a faint heart or stomach, it’s got a lot of kick!

    The Raid:
    I’ve heard many, many other people rave about The Raid, so I’ll definitely be taking the wifey to see it this week.

    I am sure most people saw the rumour about Whittaker’s Peanut Butter chocolate. Is it true?! I have yet to see it at the local supermarket and dairy….

    • lei March 28, 2012 at 10:34 am #

      Yep, the fried chicken is sooo good. I too have heard the whittakers peanut butter choc rumour, have yet to see with my own eyes however.

  2. Sean Kumar April 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Hunger games was shite.

    • lei April 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      haha you should def go see The Raid to make up for it then!

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