American Company Redesigns Mahjong As Hurts Chinese Culture

Know Mahjong game? You know, the game that Rachel Chu played with her mother Nick Young in the movie Crazy Rich Asians. This game, which is sometimes called Mahjong, originates from China and has become a distinctive culture for the people there.

Recently, a US company called The Mangjong Line released a “fresher and modern version” of Mahjong that no one asked for.

The modified version of the traditional game is clearly under fire. Why change a game that is not from their own country to a “better” version?

This act is arguably hurting native Chinese culture, by considering it not good enough for people who don’t come from China. Doesn’t it make sense to revise the culture of other people’s countries?

History of Mahjong

Mahjong is thought to have been created since the 10th century, some say this game existed in the mid-1800s. What is clear, this game with 144 tiles originated in China and only entered the United States in the 1920s.

The game was a huge success in Uncle Sam’s land. Because the game of Mahjong was not easy, a simpler American version of the rules appeared in 1935. From here came the term “American Mahjong” which was actually a derivative of the original Mahjong. There are an additional eight Joker tiles not present in the original game.

What did The Mahjong Line do

The Dallas-based company founded by three women offered a “refreshed” version of Mahjong because one of the founders felt traditional Mahjong was not as exciting (this was on their website statement, but has been removed since the controversy).

The way they made Mahjong better (for them) was by changing the colors of the tiles to be more aesthetic (pink, green, and blue), creating their own variety of tiles (replacing some of the Chinese characters with pictures of modern plants and other ornaments).

They sell it for 325-425 USD even though the normal price of classic games is around 30-100 USD.

Why is this action so wrong?

First, the revised version to embellish Mahjong was done by Americans. In fact, it is China that has a culture. With the statement that “Mahjong is less fun and does not represent their style”, is tantamount to vilifying the original culture that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Mahjong is not just a game, but a culture and a part of many people’s lives. These classic tiles have been ingrained in childhood memories and are a beauty in themselves. There’s no need to disrupt a culture that has become a sentimental side for many people, right?

Second, the founders of The Mahjong Line said that their goal was purely to share the love for American Mahjong which contains a lot of history in that country. Remember, American Mahjong is just a variant derived from Chinese Mahjong. Changing American Mahjong means changing Chinese Mahjong as well and they have no right to do that.

Third, Mahjong doesn’t need to be beautified. This game, played by four people, has been designed in such a way as to make it easier for players to know what kind of tile they are holding. The classic style is so common that it’s easy to remember. Plus, it has its own texture so we can know what tile we picked up without looking at it.

When viewed from the design of The Mahjong Line, there are three series, each of which has a different pattern. This will be difficult for novice players and really hard to remember.

Times change. Some games do experience changes to suit the times. However, the adjustment does not mean eliminating the original culture and considering that culture needs improvement. America, stop colonizing other countries cultures.

If you are curious and want to try playing Mahjong, download it on the Google Store. There are many types of Mahjong games to choose from. Even now there are also sites that provide this game with interesting and profitable features.

For how to play, you can see articles on the internet that discuss cara bermain Mahjong and tips on how to win the game.

Touching Hearts, Family Documentary: Mexico Midnight Family

Mexico Midnight Family

Documentary films are indeed being loved by film lovers, whose broadcast time is somewhat more relaxed and shorter than films shown on the big screen. Even so, documentaries themselves can still be screened in cinemas even though not too many are shown in theaters.

For you gamers, it’s a good idea to watch the Mexican Midnight Family Documentary to entertain yourself besides playing. When it’s finished, you can continue your favorite games like Gates of Olympus which can provide incomparable pleasure from profitable symbols.

Documentary films themselves, even though the broadcast time and production time are short, it is possible that the funds that must be spent are the same as a film that is shown in cinemas. This happened because the production team really wanted to be able to present a documentary film, which was able to captivate the audience and not be taken for granted.

One of the documentaries that have been aired is Midnight Family, which was released by the Mexican state. Tells the story of how an Oncha family runs a private ambulance, in the Mexico City area. The ambulance is there to provide for those who need immediate assistance, so they must always be on standby.

The father, played by Juan Oncha, invites his children who have grown up to participate in this activity. Of course, the main purpose of the activities they do to help others is to get financing, which can improve family conditions and raise their status.

But unfortunately, after doing this activity the Oncha family and collecting a large amount of money, this family barely got the money they had envisioned together. This happened because of bribes, laws, arrests, and also competition with local EMTs.

By raising the genre of action, crime, documentary, and also drama, this documentary has a duration of 90 minutes. Even though it was quite a while, Luke Lorentzen, the director, tried his best to be able to present some of his actions very closely and in detail.

After all that Luke has put in for this documentary, it feels like this film is more worthy of being called a feature film. In some of the scenes that astonish and make us nervous, Luke can present beautifully and also the players are shrewd and able to get dissolved in the storyline.

It can also be seen that many have watched this documentary and they feel very sad and even deeply touched by what this family did to get good finances. Not only that, there are several scenes that will make us laugh because of the Oncha family’s behavior which makes us laugh.

Through this film, we will be given a rare experience that is in front of us and we can watch it with our family in an entertaining way, but there are also several parts that can be educational. Midnight Family is a rare documentary film because it is rare to present a point of view and story through this plot.

Is it possible in an industry so cutthroat, they can struggle to keep their financial needs at bay from sacrificing those in their care? Will they still be okay with reaching out to those in need?

By presenting a Spanish-language film, the Midnight Family documentary will air on December 6, 2019. However, if you want to watch and are curious about how this story ends, you can watch it on several online pages and download it. Have a good time watching!

Carlos Slim Helu, The Richest Conglomerate in Latin America

Profile and Wealth of Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos became the largest conglomerate in Latin America thanks to the business octopus he has nurtured since the 1970s.

Carlos Slim Helu’s profile and wealth are interesting to review. Carlos is a billionaire and philanthropist in Mexico, he has several times been named the richest man in the world by Forbes.

Meanwhile, the Bloomberg Billionaire Index places Carlos in 11th place in the ranks of the richest people in the world, making him the richest person in Latin America. Forbes noted that Carlos’ wealth reached USD 81.2 billion.

Nearly half of the issuers listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange are companies under the auspices of Carlos’s conglomerate. He founded the largest conglomerate company in Mexico, namely Grupo Carso.

What is the profile and wealth of Carlos Slim Helu?

Profile and Wealth of Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu was born on January 28, 1940, in Mexico City. Since childhood, he has shown interest in the business world and asked his father to teach him important subjects in business, such as management, finance, and accounting.

The lessons helped him to analyze and interpret financial statements. At the age of 11, Carlos invested his money in government bonds. Then at the age of 12, he bought his first stock.

Carlos is actually an engineer, but his interest remains in economics. Carlos himself admits that the knowledge of algebra and linear programming that he studied in college seems to have helped him in making business decisions.

After graduating, Carlos started his career as a stock trader for the first time. The profit from his personal investment reached USD 400,000 in 1965. During the same period, Carlos began to lay the foundations for his future conglomerate group, Grupo Carso.

In the early days, Carlos targeted the food and beverage industry, real estate, mining, and others, as his business focus. It wasn’t long before Carlos expanded his business diversification into the financial, telecommunications, tobacco, hospitality, and other sectors.

Carlos made a fortune in the early 1990s when the Mexican government began to dismantle its telecommunications industry. Through Grupo Carso, Carlo bought Telmex. As of 2006, Telmex operated 90% of the telephone lines in all of Mexico. Meanwhile, Telcel, another of Carlos’ companies, operates 80% of the cell phones in Mexico.

Carlos began to expand to America after 2000, he bought some shares of Barnes & Noble, Office Max, and others. Currently, Carlos Slim Helu is listed as the largest shareholder in the New York Times.

Carlos’s family business octopus is so rampant in Mexico, in almost every strategic sector, that the joke ‘There’s nothing else to acquire in Mexico’ appears when Carlos is asked why he is expanding to America.

Thus a piece of information about the profile and wealth of Carlos Slim Helu, the largest conglomerate in Mexico, whose assets reach tens of billions of US dollars.

San Miguel de Allende, The Best City in the World

San Miguel de Allende The Best City in the World

In discussing the best cities to visit, many will recommend Tokyo or Paris, it is true that these cities are fun places for tourism, but the best city to visit is San Miguel de Allende in Mexico which has been named the best city for tourism by

This city has it all, great food and beautiful views, diverse culture, and warm people. Apart from that, San Miguel de Allende is a very walkable city, the city is small enough to be explored only on foot, and tourist attractions are close together so many people choose to walk.

Therefore, of course, the air is still fresh to breathe. This city is still authentic with colonial architecture, so you can wash your eyes who often see modern tall buildings by looking at old buildings with typical Mexican Gothic architecture because there are absolutely no modern buildings in this city.

San Miguel de Allende

One of the buildings with the most beautiful architecture in this city is the Parroquia de San Miguel Archangel, a church that was built in 1742. Then, San Miguel de Allende is still thick with its culture, this city really supports its artists and humanists.

Many festivals are held in this city, there is the town of Desfile de los Locos where residents will wear unique costumes. Then San Miguel has where you can see the actions of the bullfighter. Cultural parades are often held on the streets of San Miguel de Allende.

Lastly, the sunset in this city is the most beautiful that you will experience, you can watch this beauty while eating traditional Mexican food, such as tacos, chilaquiles, or tamales.

5 Facts about Los Zetas, the Most Horrible Mexican Narcotics Cartel

Los Zetas, Mexican-Narcotics-Cartel

Overall, the development of the Mexican cartel was influenced by the intense process of cocaine smuggling from Colombia to the United States in the 1980s. US law enforcement officials who devote all their focus to eradicating the Colombian cartel, forget and let the narcotics cartel in the Aztec Country grow and develop.

In the 1980s, two major Mexican cartels developed Guadalajara and the Gulf. Over time, due to internal conflicts, three Guadalajara officials formed three new cartels, Sinaloa, Juarez, and Tijuana.

Internal conflicts also plagued the Gulf, and members of the cartel formed a new sub-cartel, namely Los Zetas in the 1990s.

Initially, Los Zetas, aka the Z, only had 34 members. However, even though the quantity is small, the quality of the 34 individuals is considered very qualified in Mexican cartel circles. Because originally, they were a ‘kill team’ for the Gulf cartel.

In 2003, Los Zetas members increased to 300 people. And in 2010, the cartel officially split from the Gulf.

The US government describes the Z as ‘Mexico’s most technologically advanced and operating sophisticated and dangerous cartel’. Why?

From various examples, here are 5 facts about Los Zetas, the most terrible Mexican drug cartel, as we have summarized from

Members of US-Trained Ex-Special Forces

A country’s military is designed to be a force to protect its homeland from aggression that comes from outside or threats to security in the country. In several countries, retired officers and veterans are honored as heroes and serve as examples of national patriotism.

However, it is ironic for Mexico that some of its ex-soldiers have become members of a narcotics cartel, one of which is for Los Zetas.

Of the 34 Los Zetas embryos, most of them are ex-special forces and former ‘kill team’ for the disbanded giant Mexican cartel, the Gulf.

They were briefly trained by the United States 7th Special Forces Group in the 1990s. During their training, they receive standard Special Forces courses in map reading, communications, and tactics, such as operating light and heavy weapons, machine guns, and some other automatic weapons.

The training provisions are intended to prepare a number of Mexican army personnel for counter-militant and counter-narcotics operations. Ironically, a number of retired army officers became members of the cartel, which was their initial opponent.

The Biggest Cartel in Mexico, Today

Los Zetas is the largest drug cartel in Mexico in terms of the scale of operations. They operate in 16 states or half of the total 32 states in the Land of the Aztecs.

By the end of 2011, Los Zetas’ area of operations had defeated the Sinaloa cartel, making the Z the largest drug lord group in Mexico geographically.

Los Zetas’ status as Mexico’s largest drug cartel carries additional implications. It is believed that they are now the number one distributor of narcotics from Mexico to the United States.

Bribing and Sponsoring Mexican Politicians

It is a fact that cartels like Los Zetas and others sponsor and bribe a number of Mexican politicians. And that fact is a big problem.

Since 2011, there have been many collusion scandals between politicians and narcotics cartels that have been exposed to the public. If politicians become ‘puppets’ of narcotics cartels, it is very unlikely that the ‘War on Drugs’ in Mexico will be won by the government.

Worse yet, politicians in Mexico are also interested in establishing collusive relationships with narcotics cartels like Los Zetas. Call it the Governor of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, and the former Governor of Coahuila, Humberto Moreira.

Yarrington, for example, is strongly suspected of receiving bribes from the Los Zetas cartel so that they can operate freely in Tamaulipas without interference from the authorities. According to Mexican media, SDP Noticias.

If the governor of a state in Mexico has been indicted as a collaborator of Los Zetas, then there is a possibility that one day, the criminal organization may remove the governor from its ranks.

Recruiting Achilles and Manufacturing Narcotics from Overseas

Los Zetas reportedly recruit members from prisons and gangs in the United States. They were recruited as accomplices who distributed narcotics on a small to medium scale in the field.

Not only recruiting, Los Zetas has also collaborated well with US gangs since 2010, in order to smooth distribution in Uncle Sam’s country.

Meanwhile, the cartel manufactures natural and synthetic drugs in developed countries such as the United States. In 2015, US law enforcement found a cannabis farm in Webb County, Texas that allegedly belonged to Los Zetas worth US$2 million. The field is associated with the Los Zetas cartel.

Los Zetas are also alleged to have operated overseas, purchasing raw materials from Argentina and operating in Asian countries such as Malaysia.

Committing Organized Crime

Los Zetas carry out other organized crime activities besides narcotics, namely by carrying out all forms of criminal acts that are able to support their financial structure and funding.

The cartel is also involved in kidnapping and extortion. In August 2017, the cartel kidnapped 17 people and held them in a house in Nuevo Laredo. Those who were kidnapped were used as objects of ransom to obtain money from the victims’ families.

To make matters worse, the gang also becomes smugglers of migrant workers. They allegedly control most of the trafficking networks of migrant workers sneaking into the US.

Mexican Women Are Obsessed With The Buchona Trend, Have A Sexy Body In The Way Of A Drug Cartel Wife

The buchona

For many women in Sinaloa, having the sexy body of a cartel boss’s wife is a dream. But many suffer from risky plastic surgery.

Paulina Ramírez García already had an idea of what her new look would look like when she visited a liposuction clinic in her city. She plans to shrink her stomach, then inject fat into her buttocks to get a slim and plump “Buchona” body.

In Mexico, the term “Buchona” is usually used as a nickname for the girlfriend or wife of a drug lord. Their beauty is like a top model, with perfect body curves. Any girl would be jealous of their flat stomach, small waist, and big chest.

“Many women in Sinaloa dream of marrying drug lords because they want a luxurious lifestyle,” said Isaac Tomas Guevara Martinez, a social psychologist who studies violence in Sinaloa state. Emma Coronel, wife of drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, is their role model.

However, Paulina doesn’t realize the place she chose is not an official clinic. The doctor who handles it is also not a plastic surgeon, but an ordinary general practitioner. The hope, by paying $ 2,000, she will get the ideal body, but what happened is the opposite. The 26-year-old woman ended up in the hospital due to complications. Based on information from the authorities and Paulina’s family, Dr. Amayrani Adilene Rodríguez Pérez perforated her internal organs, including the lungs and intestines, six times. This action causes septic shock.

During her three weeks in hospital, Paulina needed assistance with intubation. Photos received by Tressantosbaja showed the skin on his stomach had rotted away. She passed away on March 9, 22 days after liposuction.

Paulina’s family said Rodríguez Pérez did not want to take responsibility and never saw his nose. Even the doctor’s attorney is difficult to contact. He was arrested on first-degree murder charges, but later released on bail. His charges have even been reduced to manslaughter. Currently, Rodríguez Pérez is still waiting for a trial schedule in November.

The Buchona style has become something of a beauty trend on Instagram and TikTok. Women show off their beautiful bodies, while occasionally sharing their preparations before and after surgery. Paulina’s uncle, José Angel Angulo, revealed that his nephew is obsessed with having a body, as he often sees on social media. “It used to be that girl wanted to have a quinceañera (daughter of a king’s) birthday party, but now they prefer liposuction,” she says.

Randy Ross, a local public health official, said that over the past two years, there have been an increasing number of unlicensed plastic surgery clinics in Sinaloa. Following Paulina’s death, the government closed 24 ineligible clinics in early September. However, it is difficult to determine how many illegal clinics operate in the state, given that the practice is so secretive. Meanwhile, for places that have been registered, there are currently a total of 233 clinics.

When Tressantosbaja visited the Rodríguez Pérez clinic in the suburbs of Culiacán, all we saw was a plain white building with glass windows and doors. There was nothing striking about him. There is also no sign for the name of the clinic.

“This kind of clinic is hard to find because at first glance it looks like an ordinary house. People usually only know that the clinic exists after someone reports it,” Ross explained.

According to licensed surgeon Dr. Rafaela Martinez Terrazas, Paulina’s case is only the “tip of the iceberg”. She admits that she often treats patients with complications caused by fake cosmetic procedures. But sadly, the government has no data on the deaths associated with it. “Nobody knows how many women have died because of this,” she said.

Fantastic, Here Are 5 Lists of the Richest Drug Cartel Bosses in History

Fantastic, Here Are 5 Lists of the Richest Drug Cartel Bosses in History: Some Are the Children of a Policeman!

Living life as a mafia throughout his life, here are 5 lists of the richest drug cartel bosses in history. It is undeniable that drug trafficking and cartels are still a frightening specter for many countries in the world until now.

When drugs have spread and poisoned many young people in a country, the country has lost a lot of resources and potential that is very meaningful for the future.

No doubt, the sentences handed down to drug dealers are classified as very severe, namely the majority of the death penalty.

Giving them the death penalty is a statement that drug cartels are something that really needs to be eradicated in order to create a world that is safe and far from a disaster.

In this case, the frightening scourge of drugs like this certainly never escapes from the hands of drug cartel bosses who control drug networks and distribution throughout the world.

Through their vicious hands, drugs have become very promising merchandise and have made them very wealthy. So, who are the richest drug cartel bosses in history?

If you want to know the answer, see the following explanation.

1. Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar Kartel

Undoubtedly, the name of Pablo Escobar has been known to the world community as the most legendary drug cartel boss in history. He is the founder of the Medellin Cartel, in Colombia, along with several cartel bosses in the surrounding area.

From this illicit business, Pablo Escobar is known to have a wealth of USD 33.91 billion, placing him as the richest drug cartel boss in the history of mankind.

2. Amado Corillo Fuentes

Amado Corillo Fuentes Kartel

In second place is Amado Corillo Fuentes, who is listed as the richest drug cartel boss in history. He is the leader of the Juarez cartel, Mexico, after successfully getting rid of his own boss, Rafael Aguilar Guajardo.

Fuentes has a leadership style that is notorious, so he practically has a lot of power. Being an international fugitive, Fuentes is even willing to undergo plastic surgery to outwit the police.

His wealth from this illicit business is estimated at USD 28.26.

3. Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich is a drug cartel and mafia boss in Russia. According to the FBI, Mogilevich obtained most of his $10 billion fortune through arms trafficking, murder, racketeering, drugs and prostitution.

Based in Budapest, the power of the Red Mafia, as the mafia group led by Mogilevich is called, is spread across various regions in the United States such as New York, Pennsylvania, Southern California, and even as far as New Zealand.

4. Dawood Ibrahim Rough

Dawood Ibrahim Rough

Compared to several other drug cartel bosses, Dawood Ibrahim Kasar is classified as having its own uniqueness. The reason is, as the boss of the narcotics trade, Kasar is the son of a police officer in India.

The name Dawood Ibrahim Kasar was placed in third place as the world’s most wanted fugitive by the FBI in 2011. As a result of running the drug business, Kasar was accused of various crimes such as murder, terrorism, extortion, and of course, drug trafficking.

From this illicit business, Dawood Ibrahim Kasar’s wealth is estimated at USD 7.57 billion.

5. The Ochoa Brothers

The Ochoa Brothers

The fifth position of the richest drug cartel bosses in history is occupied by three brothers, namely Jorge Luiz Ochoa Vasquez, Juan David Ochoa Vasquez and Fabo Ochoa Vasqueuez.

The three brothers were one of the initiators behind the founding of the Medellin Cartel, Colombia. From the drug trade business, the three brothers have an estimated wealth of USD 6.78 billion.

The three of them managed to become very rich drug cartel bosses because of their connections with the biggest drug lord in history, Pablo Escobar.

Thus the explanation of the list of the richest drug cartel bosses in history.

4 Tribes That are Known to Have The Most Feared Witchcraft in The World

Feared Witchcraft

Be careful, these are 4 tribes that are known to have the most feared witchcraft in the world

Witchcraft and shamanism are still being questioned, not only in Indonesia, but also in almost all corners of the world. In fact, not a few think that this knowledge was never born in the world because of its very impossible shape.

Even so, thousands of years ago, a number of tribes in the world claimed to have embraced this invisible knowledge in their daily lives. In fact, the magic that they have is claimed to be the most dangerous, sinister, and deadly.

So, which tribes have magic? The following Tressantosbaja summarizes the 4 tribes with the most dangerous sorcery in the world.

1. Mayans, Mexico

Mayans The Most Feared Witchcraft in The World

Maya, an inland tribe located in Mexico and Guatemala, is an indigenous group in the world that is known to have the most dangerous magic in the world. This community is believed to be able to summon rain and make the weather sunny with just a ceremony.

This raining ceremony is usually performed by a Toltec, an elder figure in the Mayans. To grant this request, usually, the Toltecs will exchange it by offering a human heart to the gods.

2. Maasai Tribe, Kenya

Masaai-Tribe Feared Witchcraft

The Maasai tribe is one of the indigenous African tribes originating from Tanzania. Usually, they live around Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley. The tribe, which is known for its principle of upholding its customs, seems to have a god named Enkai. The Maasai tribe believes that the mantra issued by the god has the efficacious power to grant all the wishes of the supplicant.

Interestingly, the people of this tribe are believed to have the power to run fast, jump high, be invulnerable, and be good at fighting. This native African tribe is also famous for its towering posture, with an average height of 1.8 meters.

3. Gypsy Tribe, India

Gypsy-Tribe Feared Witchcraft

The Gypsies or also known as the Roma are native Indians who migrated to various parts of the world. Behind their nomadic life, the Gypsies are believed to have dangerous magical abilities.

The terrible magic that belongs to the Gypsy Tribe is called Lamia. With this magic, a magician or shaman can send unbearable pain until his vital organs are damaged. The form of magic that the Gypsies have is not much different from the witchcraft that is popular in Indonesia.

Using an object that is often used by the target, the magician will send a ‘catastrophe’ to the target person. However, Lamia was only used to attack human vitals.

4. Voodoo, West Africa

Voodoo The Most Feared Witchcraft in The World

In West Africa, in Benin to be precise, local people celebrate their religion and belief, Voodoo, in the form of festivals. Benin is the country that is the birthplace of the Voodoo faith. Voodoo was born in the region between Abomey and Ouidah in Benin.

Voodoo is often used by witches or shamans to destroy the target’s life using dolls. Just like witchcraft, the doll will be stabbed by a sharp object or even burned.

Everyone whose soul is put into the doll can feel the pain just like what the doll gets. For people in Benin, Voodoo is part of nature and human life. The spirits are believed to live with and side by side with humans and other living things.

The practice of Voodoo in Benin is not considered taboo either. Even today, Voodoo has become one of the national religions since 1996. Therefore, every year the Voodoo Festival is always celebrated in a big way and is attended by many people.

Get to know Mexican Tradition and Culture Through Coco


Children’s films are usually closely related to fantasy and fairy tales. This genre was later adopted by Disney Pixar in an animated film, Coco. The film Coco tells the story of Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a boy from Mexico who is determined to become a famous musician.

However, his wishes are opposed by his family who has bad memories of music. Not wanting to give up on his dream, he is determined to steal the guitar belonging to the legend Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) to be able to perform at a show in the middle of the city. This action actually brought him trapped in the Land of the Dead.

In order to return to the real world, he must get the blessing of one of his family who has died. He adventures in the Land of the Dead with Héctor (Gael García Bernal’s) and Dante in search of his great-grandfather, Ernesto. But Miguel must be disappointed because it turns out that Ernesto is not his family. The film, directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, was released on November 22, 2017.

The director along with Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich, and Adrian Molina collaborated on writing a story inspired by Mexican folklore. This film is presented in two languages ​​namely English and Spanish. Reporting from IMDb, the film Coco managed to get a rating of 8.4/10 from 358,070 user reviews.

In its first week of release, the film Coco managed to gross more than 50 million US dollars for the American region. Meanwhile, on a global scale, the gross profit reached more than 800 million US dollars. Quoted from IMDb, the success of Coco’s film won 2 Oscars in 2018. In addition, Coco’s film also won 108 categories at various film festivals and was included in 37 film festival nominations. The story in this film is wrapped in a very thick Mexican tradition and culture. Here are some reviews:

1. The tradition of Día de los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos is the tradition of giving offerings to the deceased family such as food and drink. On the eve of the celebration, the surviving family members will pay a visit to the tomb. The departed ancestors would visit them to the graves and bring home the offerings in a magical form.

2. Alebrije


Alebrije is a spiritual being in Mexican folklore. These creatures can be animals, humans, certain objects, or imaginary creatures with intense colors and patterns.

3. Myth of the Land of the Dead

The Land of the Dead is a haven for people who have died. In Mexican folklore, people can continue their lives here after they leave the Land of the Living (real world). They will continue to be in this place as long as the living remember them. Otherwise, they will disappear into memory and go to the Final Death.

4. Ofrenda

Ofrenda is a place used to put photos of family members who have died. Photos can be placed on a table decorated with candles, flowers, food, and drinks. This is intended as a form of respect for them. In the myth, the person whose picture is placed in Ofrenda can visit family members who visit the tomb.

5. Golden Lion Mexicali

Golden Lion Mexicali is one of the most popular casinos in Mexico. Not only popular, but this place also becomes a place where local people gamble and play some games, like Agen Sbobet. Gambling is pretty much a tradition in Mexico, where Mexican spends their money in exchange for happiness.

Which one out of 5 is your favorite? Leave a comment and give us a review, hope you enjoy it!

5 Facts About Mayans History


There is an ancient Mayan city found in the jungle of tropical forests in the Peten Region, Guatemala. It is no ordinary city but a megapolitan inhabited by millions of people, complete with industrial-scale agricultural land and an integrated canal system. The city’s existence was revealed thanks to the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) mapping technique. The way it works is by reflecting a laser beam onto the ground and then revealing detailed contours behind the dense trees in the forest.

The mapping of an area of ​​2,100 square kilometers further reveals the fact that the Mayans — one of the original inhabitants of the American continent who lived around 1000 BC to 900 AD — were a nation that was skilled in farming. “This could be a strong reason why America is known as the origin of various important plants today, such as chilies and potatoes, for example,” said Thomas Garrison, Assistant Professor of Anthropology from Ithaca College in New York, the USA, as quoted by Time.

The mapping of the area was able to detect as many as 60,000 individual structures, including four locations of Mayan worship centers equipped with pyramids and open fields. Not only the discovery of an ancient city in the middle of the wilderness, but the Mayans also have many unsolved mysteries. Here are some of them

1. Cruel Nation

The popular view is that the Maya were a peaceful tribe: they enjoyed stargazing, trading jade, gold, and beautiful feathers in exchange for other goods.

However, that assumption was dashed when archaeologists uncovered ancient symbols and letters left on statues and temples.

As it turned out, the Mayans were no more violent than their northern neighbors, the Aztecs.

Scenes of war, massacre, and human sacrifice are immortalized in rock paintings.

Wars between city-states turned into endless brutal battles, so many believe it was the cause of the decline of the Maya civilization, which eventually perished.

2. Never Predicted Doomsday 2012

The world was made a scene ahead of December 21, 2012 – which was considered the ‘doomsday according to the Mayans’.

The date is said to correspond to the Mayan Long Count calendar, a very complex system covering a period of about 5,200 years.

The hysteria ahead of December 21, 2012 — the endpoint of the Long Count’s count — even made the United States Space Agency (NASA) speak up, dismissing all rumors and false news circulating. All the arguments for the ’cause’ of the apocalypse were disproved by science.

The United States Space Agency, NASA, revealed that the Mayan apocalypse rumors began with a claim about a “wild” planet called Nibiru. “It is said that the planet discovered by the Sumerians was pointing towards Earth,” explained NASA on the site.

Nibiru or popularly called “Planet X,” was then claimed to cause the apocalypse. “Initially, the end of the world was predicted to occur in May 2003, but because nothing happened, the end of the world was shifted to December 2012,” said NASA.

Incidentally, December 21, 2012, coincided with the end of the 13th b’ak’tun long count calendar (Long Count) Maya. “That’s why suddenly the apocalypse is predicted to occur on December 21, 2012.”

In fact, the ancient Mayans never predicted the apocalypse. The end of their calendar is a new beginning, not a sign of the apocalypse.

3. Literacy

The Mayans turned out to have language, letters, and even books. To the untrained eye, their alphabet looks like a strange series of dots and scribbles.

In fact, the ancient Mayans used a complex language. Not all members can read.

The books were allegedly produced and used by religious leaders or priests.

The Maya had thousands of books when the Spaniards arrived and colonized their land. However, immigrants burned most of the books.

Only four Maya books or codexes have survived.

4. Ritual of Human Sacrifice

The ritual of human sacrifice is considered closely related to the Aztec culture of Central Mexico. However, that assumption may have been because the Spanish chronicler was there to witness it.

It turned out that the Mayans were just as thirsty for blood when they made offerings to the gods they worshiped.

The Mayan city-states often fought with each other, and many enemy fighters were taken, prisoner. These captives were usually enslaved or sacrificed.

High-ranking captives such as nobles or kings were forced to play ball matches against charming parties.

After the match, the outcome of which was predetermined — according to who won and lost in battle — the captives were sacrificed in a ritual.

The Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Belize bears witness to the Mayan ritual of human sacrifice.

At the end of the cavernous twists and turns, on a stretch of wet ground dubbed “The Cathedral,” are 14 human skeletons, victims of the Mayan ritual sacrifice to their god.
The most famous is the skeleton of an 18-year-old girl nicknamed “The Crystal Maiden.” He was laid in a cave room, which was separated from the other bodies.

It is believed that the poor girl died horribly, allegedly with a bat, where two of the victim’s spine was broken by it.

Her body sticks out of the ground in a unique position and is hardened by chalk, forming a shining layer of calcite — inspiring her nickname as the ‘crystal maiden.’

Meanwhile, the age of other skeletons varies, from 1 year to an estimated 45 years. The majority died from fatal head trauma. Some even had their skulls crushed.

The ancient Maya was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the world. They believe the underground world that exists in the caves is home to the gods who control rain and harvest.

Young children and women are believed to be the purest human beings and most desired by the gods. That’s why they are used as sacrifices to get collective luck.

5. Mysterious Perish

Around the year 700 AD, the Mayan civilization became strong. Powerful city-states ruled over weak followers, trade flourished, and cultural achievements such as art, architecture, and astronomy were at their peak.

By 900 AD, a number of city-states that were important supporters of Mayan culture, such as Tikal, Palenque, and Calakmul, declined and were abandoned.

The Maya civilization declined until it finally perished. What happened? No one knows for sure.

Some experts say war is the trigger. Others argue that climate change, hunger, and disease outbreaks are the main factors.

It’s also possible that what happened was a combination of all of these. However, until now, experts have not found an agreement.

Even though the Ancient Mayan civilization ended a thousand years ago, that doesn’t mean the people died.

Maya culture was still around when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the early 1500s. Like the rest of America, they were conquered and enslaved, their culture banned, their books destroyed.

For 500 years, the Mayans have struggled to maintain the culture and traditions of their ancestors. In Guatemala, parts of Mexico, Belize, there are ethnic groups that still adhere to their traditions, such as language, dress, and religion, dating back to the days when the great Mayan civilization was at its peak.