Posts Tagged ‘family entertainment’

Spa Castle made me feel like a Queen.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

So went to Spa  Castle in College Point Queens, right over the Whitestone Bridge. It’s such a vacation going there.  I”ll tell ya- it’s like Korean bath house meets Disney World.  It’s sparkling clean, relaxing and a fun family destination.  We spent 4 hours, which is our typical “run” when we are there. I take the girls and go to the hotbaths, off the women’s locker room.  We go from pool to pool, jet to jet.  Then we usually head upstairs to saunas (all different kinds). M loves the LED light sauna (different lights, different moods), J bounces from one to the other and I like the cold sauna.

We usually do lunch- where I stay away from the fries and sushi and head for the salads and fruit. Then we head upstairs/outside. There are hot pools and jets and massage showers.  IT’S GREAT.  It was beautiful out so it was glorious to be up there.  Highly recommend this place for the family or for your own escape.

Babies…the movie

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I saw it with my daughters, we all really liked it.  Sitting in the first row of mezanine seats, helped.

I am sure you have heard the description- following 4 families, different countries, different cultures- in the babies first year of life. Namibian, Mongolian, Japanese (from Tokyo) and US (San Fran)

– 1hr 19min‎‎ – Rated PG‎‎ – Documentary‎ -
Director: Thomas Balmès – Cast: Ponijao, Bayarjargal, Mari, Hattie – : Rated 3.5 out of  5.0
Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. The film simultaneously follows four babies around the world — from birth to first steps. The children are, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her in San Francisco, Calif.
The Namibian family moved me the most. What seems to be a matriarchal culture, at least the raising the babies part (I didn’t see any adult males). These babies were give such a rich experience to explore their environments.
Here is a review:
Great go to- movie

The food or the monsters, which was scarier?

Monday, September 28th, 2009

After nixing  Melia’s (my daughter) wish to have her birthday party here, we decided as a family to go to lunch at Jekyll and Hyde restaurant in NYC. I am sure some people love this place, I am not exactly sure who. Maybe there are things to like about it but my husband and I thought it was pricey,  dusty and the food as close to inedible as I have ever experienced.   I commissioned my daughter, Jaya, to (literally) type up her and her sister’s opinions of this restaurant. I think they hit the nail on the coffin (ha ha).

In their own words -Jaya’s and Melia’s Opinion and Review:

Why did you want to go to Jekyll and Hyde?
melia’s responds: i thought it would be better.
jaya’s responds: i  thought it would be more fun.

What did you expect?
melia’s responds: i hoped it would be more funny scary not scary scary
jaya’s responds: brains and bloody eye’s for meals waiters dressed in ogre costume’s.

What did you experience when you got there?

melia’s responds: i was really scared i wanted to go home.
jaya’s responds: i felt the need to cling on to daddy and have melia be my tester for popping up monsters.
Was it what you wanted it to be?
melia’s responds: no!
jaya’s responds: not really no.
What did you eat?  How was the food?
melia’s responds:all the food had m.s.g. it made me tired and thirsty
jaya’s responds: the food was disgusting.the h20 was better than the food.

extra info:
jaya’s responds: the commercial said for 5 and up it should say for 9 and up. This scary skeleton came down from the ceiling and this little girl started crying.
How many stars: 5 is the best

Food Jaya no stars Melia 1 star                      

Cleanliness Jaya -1 star, Melia -0 star
Entertainment Jaya 5 stars, Melia 5 stars
Scary pop ups Jaya -1 star melia -1 star
arcade  Jaya 2 star Melia 5 stars (because i got to hide in the photo booth)