One thing I really miss about Chicago is the entertainment options we had at our disposal. Now, if am honest I cannot remember the last time we actually went to see a movie back home especially since Miss Annikah’s arrival. Babysitters and movie tickets were not cheap and on date nights we mostly would go to dinner so we could actually talk and catch up (and because we both LOVE to eat, duh!). But at least we had the theoretic option to to go out and see a movie if the feeling so moved us. No movie theaters here and unfortunately NetFlix has not made it to this continent. Of course we do have beautiful beaches year round so no complaints! Here our only option for seeing relatively new movies is to buy them off the street or from the local shops. These are legal here and seem somewhat legit…that is until you read the back or see the subtitles. You see what qualifies as English is less than say; academically sound. Once we even watched a movie where one entire scene was in Italian (a language NOT even offered on the DVD!). I had to share the following description found on the back of a movie we borrowed from some team mates. It is hilarious, ridiculous, and endearing all at once (I hope the picture is readable)….So if you had to try to select this movie based on this description whatta think?
Wait! It gets better. While Jason was off gallivanting in Asia I watched it one night and could not get the darn subtitles to turn off but no worries reading them proved to be better than the actual movie. This was my favorite one:
This was the actual line of the movie: I’m here because I got fired
This was the subtitle offered: I be not like fried man of squid
Yep, it is entertaining in so many ways!!