By this time next week I will probably be sweating like a sinner in church and sipping something that is hardly good for me, and I can't wait! I have been looking at the photos of our swanky hotel and drooling with anticipation, if it is half as good as it seems, then I know that I am going to love it. A week without chores, or work, or responsibility - I may never come back! And from what I have heard, Singapore is pretty amazing, the cleanest and tidiest corner of Asia, but I will be able to confirm or refuse those claims myself soon enough.
Obviously the food is going to be great, I love Malaysian fare and a lot of it is gluten free, so that won't be an issue. Can't wait to check out the Hawker Centres so that I can get my feed on without having to cook or do any of the cleaning up, it all seems too good to be true.
Craig and I went to Europe on the tail end of Winter when we went, and I remember how much of a blessing it was to be suddenly immersed in a warmer climate. If I was rich, I think that I would keep my winter experiences down to a few short weeks a year, just enough to get sick of it and then boom, off to a summer season country to forget about it again. Basically, I just cannot wait for a good dose of heat and rays.
So, you won't be hearing from me again until I return, but trust me, I am sure that I will have plenty of interesting tales about the escapades of me and my sisters to regale you with upon my return.
Until then, au revoir, I will write you all again from the other side of Singapore xx
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Release Date: 2014
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 100min
Wes Anderson strikes another high note with The Grand Budapest Hotel. This is a funny, fast paced romp that recounts the adventures of Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) the concierge at The Grand Budapest Hotel. The story is narrated by Zero, the lobby boy and Gustave's loyal confidant, as he recalls the events surrounding a battle for a family inheritance and a priceless painting.
The characters in this movie are beyond all belief in their old world charm and ridiculousness. The ski scene on the alps had me virtually rolling out of my seat into the isles with laughter. This film is just so witty in a really refreshing way. The cast is absolutely star studded with Harvey Keitel as a tattooed inmate, Willem Dafoe as a scrooge like assassin, Saoirse Ronan with her Mexico shaped birthmark and even Tilda Swinton as the filthy rich Madame D, to name but a few.
This film is a triumph, a symphony of fun and a definite must see.
FINAL SAY: The best Wes Anderson comedy to date.
4.5 Chili Peppers