Ok so I crashed out Friday night after indulging in some more room service and watching some more crappy moves on HBO/Cinemax/Star Movies..
Those channels are nice for about a week, then after that you are stuck with the same movies you’ve already watched a few days previously..
Occasionally a new one springs up that’s worth watchin.
Saturday I headed out on a Journey into Colombo..
It was hot, no really it was SERIOUSLY HOT, I felt like I was in a sauna and was dripping like a skanky hoes underpants after a few minutes.
Majestic has a nightclub, casino and what I’ll losely describe as a Cinema..
I took my camera to take some shots, but sadly it developed a random ‘memory card error’ and wouldn’t save ANY of the pictures I took, which was somewhat annoying..
(To digress I managed to fix it by formatting the memory card)
So let me expand on the cinema…MGM/Majestic cinema seems to be the only Cinema in Colombo (perhaps in the country?) showing western movies, and it’s a joke.
They show 1 movie, 3 times a day.
Yes let me repeat that ONE LOUSY MOVIE
So you can see, it can barely be described as a cinema..
DVD piracy is rife here, and looking at the cinema, I can see why. The excuse in Malaysia is heavy censorship and some movies not being shown, here the excuse is you can’t even pay to the see the movies legitamately if you WANT to.
DVD’s cost around the same as Malaysia, 180rupees which is about 7RM.
Everything else here is pretty expensive though, food & drink wise, for a country I originally though was considered poorer than Malaysia, and from being here, it certainly ‘feels‘ poorer.
I couldn’t handle it out there too long, too hot, too croweded, reminiscent of those documentaries you see about India..
So I found a small supermarket, bought some snacks and headed back the hotel.
Watched some more crappy movies on cable and ate room service again 🙂 (Maryland chicken) It’s getting to be a convenient habit.
Some of the crappy movies I’ve sat through:
She’s Having a Baby[/url]
2 Weeks Notice[/url]
My Little Eye[/url]
Dracula: Dead & Loving It[/url]
Long Time Dead[/url]
Half decent movies I’ve seen there would be..
As far as I remember that’s about it..my mind is a blur of B-grade movies.
Plus so many others I can’t even remember..
Yesterday I even watched the UCA Cheerleading finals, wtf?
I have some photos from yesterday, took a walk down the beach, will post when I’ve sorted them out.