31 May 2008

Angel (The Real Life of Angel Deverell)


I just saw 'Angel' this at GV Europa this evening. British-Belgian-French production in English. Pedestrian period drama. Protagonist was an obnoxious, unlikeable writer. 5/10.
I finished my first sketch for this year. Forest with a dolmen. Uninspired. Ack.

30 May 2008

Tree



Simple pencil doodle, drawn in a few minutes. Heh.
Borders Discounts

25% off for one full-priced book. Click here for coupon. Offer expires on 12th June 2008.
In an eyeblink, it has already been two years since I met up with Anthony and Tze Kwang. I will probably meet them some time next week.

It's also been a while since I had dinner with Kelvin. Has it been six months? I will see him next week too.

Heheh. A week of meeting people. I will probably arrange to meet Teck Loong for coffee too.

29 May 2008

I picked up the 'Daywatch', 'Hot Fuzz', 'The Brave One', 'American Gangster', 'The Invasion' and 'Resident Evil: Extinction' DVDs at Video Ezy at Thomson Plaza today. These were ex-rental DVDs and they were going cheap.

I got 'Resident Evil: Extinction' by mistake. I had seen that. Oh well.
Narco: The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp


I have been meaning to watch this. I finally watched it on DVD this evening. Amusing French drama and comedy about a man who suffers from narcolepsy. When he sleeps, he is a superhero. Unknown to him, his ability for illustrating his dreams is exploited by those closest to him. A drama about life, love and friendship. Entertaining but not exceptional. Worthwhile watch. 6.5/10
Slow day here. I was at Thomson Plaza for some banking matters and had lunch at the food court there. Then, I spoke to a representative from a credit bureau. Yes, a debt collection agency. I am thinking of hiring them to collect debt.

28 May 2008

Cathay




The original Cathay building was the tallest building in South East Asia sixty years ago. Sadly, there is almost nothing left of the original structure. Instead, another unsuccessful mall was built in its place. Sad.
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I just got back from HMV. I picked up the DVDs of 'A very long engagement', 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly', 'Fight Club' and 'The Deaths of Ian Stone'. I picked up 'The Illusionist' a few days ago. I wanted to watch 'The Orphanage' but the DVD was 44 dollars. Way too much.
What a fine day! It's not hot either. Cloudy with blue skies. I wish I could be outside.

27 May 2008

Hillside



10 cm x 12 cm pencil doodle. Imaginery hillside in the Greek countryside with temple, columns, trees, waterfalls.
A Descent into McDonald's Hell

Last night, I had the worse burger yet from Carl's Junior at Plaza Singapura. The Portobello Mushroom Burger was soggy and the greens were nowhere in evidence. The burger was nothing like the picture presented and promoted. It had only been a year or so since this new joint landed on our shores and it seemed that Carl's Junior had descended to the depths of the quality found at McDonald's. I didn't feel good after that meal of sorts. I rarely eat burgers anyhow but now dining at burger joints is almost certain to be rarity for me. Oh well.

26 May 2008

Books I am reading



Over the weekend, I read a few chapters from 'Between Two Oceans: A Military History Of Singapore From First Settlement To Final British Withdrawal' by Brian P. Farrell, John N. Miksic, Malcolm H. Murfett, and Chiang Ming Shun and 'The Age of Everything: How Science explores the Past' by Matthew Hedman.


What are you reading at present?



Potential Premiership Relegation Candidates

I was thinking of the potential relegation candidates. The goals scored and goals allowed records of Fulham, Wigan, Sunderland and Bolton are quite similar. Without purchases of new players, these four teams are going to struggle.

Meanwhile, between West Bromwich, Stoke and Hull, I see that West Bromwich has the best scoring record, while Hull has the best defensive record in the Championship League. I think Stoke and Hull will struggle.

West Bromwich has Kevin Philips while Hull has Nick Barmby. I suspect that West Bromwich will survive. We will have to see about purchases.

Right now, I predict:

Sunderland
Hull
Stoke
The sunkened ground has been filled in. Well done PUB for the swift action taken!

25 May 2008

Delicatessen

Kelvin lent the 'Delicatessen' DVD a few months back. After all these years, I have finally watched the 1991 Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed black comedy about a butcher and his tenants. Ha ha ha. A post-holocaust world of a sort where a household had resorted to eating new people under their roof. Then, one day, the butcher's daughter fell in love with a circus clown who had just moved in. The clown was the object of everyone's hunger. Such an eccentric vehicle with a whole range of human emotions, love, humour, malice, hunger, and more. The incredibly well-crafted scenes were magnificient. It's so whimsical unlike the rather contrived and commercial Tim Burton flicks. 7/10.
Water Fools

Some rather blurred photos of the waters after the event. It was too crowded to get a decent view until after the event. Heh.



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The Grand Admiral's Golden Barge

We went for a spin in the Grand Admiral's Golden Barge. It's powerful! Highly impressive!


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One Night at Starbucks II





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One night at Starbucks




Starbucks at Orchard Road, next to the Heeren. Images taken by His Majesty, Willie, except for the last one.

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