Today we got to watch one of my all-time favorite movies: Como aqua por Chocalate (Like Water for Chocolate) and I fell in love with it all over again. It’s sensual, magical and portrays the art of cooking so beautifully. You can’t help but love this movie.

The film was screened at a fairly new cultural house in Amman called Makan, which is basically an initiative started by art and culture lover Ola Khaladi.

Although the site itself is fairly small, it offers a range of cultural events such as concerts, exhibitions, movies and others. Such initiatives are among the many positives signs I have been noticing in Jordan. Kudos to Makan and those behind it!

Makan is located in Jebel Weibdeh and has a fantastic view from its veranda of Jebel Amman, which can be seen below. That little white daub in the midst of that blue, blue sky is the moon.