The Tiendesitas theme song keeps playing in my head. I've been shooting there two days straight, so I don't mind if I don't visit it for a while.
There were a lot if interesting shops that I'd like to take a look at, though, if I get the chance to return (afeter I get the admittedly catchy theme song out of my head). I wasn't able to fully appreciate the place, what with all the running around, trying to stay on schedule and all.
I spoke with a stall owner who said that the concept of Tiendesitas is to have all Filipino nade goods (and food!) under one roof. The place is structured like a small Jatujak (the huge weekend market in Bangkok). It has different areas for clothes and accessories, pets, gardening paraphernalia, and furniture. It's an upscale tiangge, which means that it's very clean and well-maintained. It's also very pet friendly, which is a big plus in this country. Definetly worth a visit!
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
I finally got to see the season ender of the 5th season of CSI, the one dirested by Quentin Tarantino and I must say, it was such a letdown. There was none of the cool "togetherness" that the Las Vegas team usually exhibits.
Everyone just broke down in the face of Nick's kidnapping and it seemed that everyone forgot how to function properly. Protocols were breached and procedures that were second nature to the team in other episodes were completely forgotten. In a season filled with strange cases and even stanger people, it's really anticlimactic to watch a season ender where nothing much happens by way of CSI-action.
The best part was the sequence when the two coroners go to town on Nick's body, and that only lasted about two minutes, total. As much as I admire Tarantino, I feel that his talent was wasted here, because his quirky directing style didn't shine trhough, even though his trademark talkative, sort of dumb, characters did -- not a good thing for a "smart" series.
It's sad that the only character development Nick Stokes gets is his penchant for getting kidnapped. This is the second time it's happened in the series and you'd think that a big, grown man like Nick would be able to defend himself, instead of acting like a teenaged heroine in a Japanese cartoon.
That aside, CSI is still a good show and I can't wait to see season six.