Saturday, December 09, 2006

Publishing break

This blog will be on publishing break all of next week because I'll be in London. I promise to come back with a lot of stuff for my 4 readers (Dehesa dixit).

Mexican league Finals (first leg): Chivas 1-1 Toluca

What we didn't want to happened happened, and Toluca got a tie out of the first leg of the Mexican league finals (and to think I woke up at 5 a.m. CET friday to listen to the second half). The game was tactical as expected (Chivas plays very attacking football, whereas Toluca is pure catenaccio these days). The refereeing was horrible (they didn't signal a penalty), and Toluca got what they went to the Jalisco Stadium for, they got the tie.

The goals courtesy of Youtube here and here.

The penalty that wasn't awarded below:

Now Chivas has to beat Toluca at their stadium on Sunday either in regular time, extra time or penalties, something the team hasn't pulled off for 9 years. Now would be the time.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The 13th warrior

Even though this is not the greatest movie ever, I feel quite identified with the main character, as I was also a southerner living in the northern lands (though I'd be more of an Aztec amongst Fenni instead of an Arab amongst Norsemen). The whole scene where the guy starts to understand their language was especially strong to me, as I went through the same process.

El Tri

Another post in the Rock en Español series

El Tri (originally known as "Three Souls in my mind") is a hard rock/blues old school group from Mexico City, that has been active since the 1960's. They have an active following accross Latin America and many of their songs are considered real classics. Below some videos.

Virgen Morena

Niño sin amor
Chismes de Lavadero & A.D.O.
Las Piedras rodantes
Triste canción de amor (MTV Unplugged)

At last!

We have internet in the flat. The connection is quite bad, but it works...

Itsenäisyyspäivä suomalaisten kanssa

Me vietimme itsenäisyyspäiväjuhlaa muiden suomalaisten opiskelijoiden kanssa. Söimme makaronilaattikkoa ja pullaa ja joimme kahvia. Olin tosi iloinen että ne ajattelivat että olin osa porukasta, eli yksi heistä.

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää kaikille!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Babel, originally uploaded by Chiva Congelado.

Best movie I've seen in a while (and I've seen a few lately). It is really striking how González Iñárritu uses the theme of misunderstandings in such a recurrent and striking way. If this movie doesn't win at least one Oscar then I really don't understand the committee that awards them.

If you haven't seen it already, go!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Christmas is coming

I found this huge Christmas tree at the Grand Place last weekend.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Mexican league semifinals: Chivas 0(2)-(0)0 América

Chivas again demonstrated that it's just a much better team than América this year by holding them to a goalless draw at the Azteca Stadium. América and Chivas met 4 times during 2006, with Chivas taking the scalp in the Superclásico 3 times, and this goalless draw that gets them through to the finals against Toluca. Information from mediotiempo.

The highlights courtesy of Youtube.

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