Friday, November 11, 2011

Paseo Interlomas now open!

Paseo Interlomas is finally open. I have been following on this project since 2008, long before any construction was made and the final project decided on. Now Paseo Interlomas has been opened and it looks great. Well not all the stores are opened yet, but the ones opened are nice.

The mall includes three main stores, Liverpool, El Palacio de Hierro, and Sears. There is also cinemas, an ice rink, a food court, and a restaurant area. There are 110,000 square meters of retail area with 229 locals. The mall interior has wood highlights, very good natural illumination and ample spaces. The exterior has three elements that catch the eye: the restaurant area is covered with wood-like paneling and has terraces for the smoking areas of the restaurants; El Palacio de Hierro looks like a giant slab of black granite (think 2001: Space Odyssey) with a video screen on one corner; but the most intriguing design is the one of Liverpool, its facade is made of 7,5000 unique stainless steel panels that gives the illusion of the flow of the cars. The exterior of Liverpool was designed by the team of Rojkind Architects.

Here is also a bird's eye view of the mall, from the twitter account of Rojkind Architects:

Bellow I have compiled a list of the stores that are expected to open in Paseo Interlomas:

Update: I'll update the list as I know of more stores in the mall and which ones are open.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

29

784147846_7951a8f32b_mToday I turned 29. Thanks to all the people in my life that continue to make it special :-) 

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

iTunes Store Mexico

Finally, Apple has announced today the opening of iTunes Store MexicoiTunes. After six years of opening in the United States and continuing it’s expansion to several more countries, Apple has decided to begin it’s offering of Music and Music Video in Mexico.

You can purchase most songs priced at $12.00 MXN (Mexican Pesos, $0.076 USD per MXN as August 4), albums at $120.00 MXN and music videos at $24.00 MXN.

Gift cards will also be available in various stores and it will come in 200, 400 an 600 pesos denominations.

For registering you need either a credit card or a gift card and a Mexican address.

You can find the official press release from Apple here.

[via http://mundomac.org/itunes-store-mexico-ya-disponible.html]

Quote of the Day:
Misery is optional.
--Abraham Lincoln

Friday, July 17, 2009

Follow the Apollo 11, 40 years later

The year was 1969, some three blokes on an incredible mission to conquer one of the biggest mankind dreams, walking on the moon. It meant a milestone in scientific and technological communities and for space exploration.

It all started with President’s John F. Kennedy address on the Nation’s Space Effort:

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

Then Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were crammed into a tiny space craft that would take them to the moon. The rest is history. What a better way to celebrate Apollo’s 11 lunar landing 40th anniversary than with a re-enactment of their trip using modern technologies. A website called We Choose The Moon (www.wechoosethemoon.org) by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum allows to follow the Apollo 11 mission in real time just as it happened on 1969. On the page there is streaming audio of the mission, including updates from the spacecraft and mission control. There are also Twitter accounts for mission control (@AP11_CAPCOM), Apollo 11 (@AP11_SPACECRAFT), and lunar landing module (@AP11_EAGLE).

On July 20, 1969 mankind achieved something that was a dream since man became man, landing on the moon. Be sure to visit www.wechoosethemoon.org to commemorate and remember an historic event.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Follow up to Paseo Interlomas mall

Last year I wrote a post regarding a new mall that is under construction on my neighborhood, Paseo Interlomas (see original post here) and I wanted to update on the subject.
The construction last year was almost drawn to a stop (I suspect lack of funding was the main reason), but in the past couple of months the construction site seems to have been reactivated and the are now busy as ants.
I have also noticed that on the developer’s website, www.gicsa.com.mx there is some updated information and new renderings. Here is the description found on such website:
Paseo Interlomas is the modern version of a park combined with a regional shopping center. This place will be the first community center in the area to be developed inside a spectacular building with open and closed spaces meeting the highest security standards. This commercial concept with nearly 1.4 million square feet of built area and a parking area of more than 1.9 million square feet will include two department stores 16 stadium type movie theaters with THX mega screens (6 VIP), 12 restaurants, a food court and 180 retail spaces of all sort of services and specialty shops. The following are some of the project’s attractions: skating rink, health and fitness gym, a family entertainment center, children’s attractions and dexterity games as well as an art exhibition center and a hotel.
And here are the renderings:
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From the renderings it shows that we can expect a Liverpool and the ubiquitous Sanborns. I will continue updating when I know more about it.

Update now the mall is open, read more about it in Paseo Interlomas now open

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Quit Stalling. a video.

This video was made by a relative for an Oxfam campaign. It needs to get views in order to win a trip. Please watch it and share it with your friends.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I still exist, look at my new design

Hey there, welcome again to my blog. A blog which I have left unattended for five (long) months, sorry for that.

I tried to choose a new design that is simple and that I can modify and tweak as my blog goes on. It may still need some tweaks. What do you think of the new design? Is it too dark? did you prefer the old design? Please let me know.

I promise to post more frequently, at least once a month. If you have anything that would like to see on the blog, don’t hesitate and leave a comment.

Finally, for those returning after the long hiatus, thanks. You are the people that matter the most :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Visit to Tepoztlan

Last Saturday I went to visit Tepoztlan with my brother and a couple of cousins. Tepoztlan is a little town located about half hour from Mexico City. This town is a traditional Mexican tow with old houses, small streets, a traditional marketplace, traditional food, handcrafts, etc.

We arrived late due to the heavy traffic (it was a long weekend and people escape the city in hordes) and we were hungry. We ate at the marketplace in a small stand that sells “antojitos”, basically quesadillas, sopes, and so on. First I ate an itacate, a triangle-shaped dough filled with the filling of your choosing, mine was potatoes with chorizo. Then I have a cecina (salted beef steak) taco and a cuitlacoche quesadilla, mmm I love cuitlacoche. Finally a chapulines quesadilla, tasty and something different.

To end the day we went walking through the handcraft vendors and bought a couple of things before returning to Mexico City.

Here are a couple of pictures from my visit to Tepoztlan:


Quote of the Day:
Vegetarian is an old Indian word meaning bad hunter.
--Anonymous

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Barack Obama wins

obama08All the projections points towards it.

Although I am neither American nor live in the United States I am happy that this  election turned out this way. It is a much needed change for the United States. But above all it means a renewed hope for that country. It is also a day to be marked in history as it is the first African-American to be elected as President of the United States.

I hope that this new President works towards a better world