05 July 2008

Saturday

I was at Borders earlier this afternoon and I didn't manage to find the volumes I was looking for. Soon afterwards, I was at Paradigm Infinitium later. Zaki mistook me for Grey. I told him that I might have to grow a moustache now! I bought two Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay items, ' Lure of the Liche Lord' and the 'character folio'. I also bought the Warhammer 40,000 short story collection 'Planetkill' and a Warhammer fantasy novel 'Curse of the Necrarch' for Wei Yi and myself. Zaki was strange. I was looking through the shop's Black Library catalogue for novels that I might have missed when he quickly took it away and hid it! Heheh. Funny guy. I was at HMV later and I got the Human League 'Live at the Dome' concert DVD, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's 'Architecture & Morality and more' concert DVD and CDs.

Later, I tried the mocha frappé at McCafé. Yuck. Horrid horrid frappuccino. Never again. I watched 'The Bank Job' after. Splendid film. Then, it was an excellent dinner at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, a Chinese casual diner. Good food. I enjoyed it.

04 July 2008

Chinese Anti-Terror Unit

Interesting images from the Chinese media. There is one of a member of an anti-terrorist unit in China armed with a flamethrower. Flamethrower? Whaaaat? Perhaps, they flame broil them first and then use the water cannon on them after...

There is another of a Chinese anti-terror unit mounted on Segways and shooting from them! From the image, some are armed with submachine guns (oh-oh), Type 56s (AK-47s) and a sniper rifle!

Not very precise means targeting terrorists and separatists in both cases, eh?

03 July 2008

02 July 2008

AMX-13


This old SAF example of the GIAT AMX-13 SM1 is found at Kent Ridge (also known as Pasir Panjang Ridge) and is representative of the light tank that served the army for decades.



The SAF AMX-13 light tanks were supposedly ex-Israeli examples. The main gun was found to be deficient in penetrative ability against the glacis of the T-54 and T-55 main battle tanks of the Arabs.


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01 July 2008

I went for a run earlier in the evening. 9:23. Heh. Good timing. I continued afterwards. I should be aiming for longer distances instead of these little brisk runs.
In an eyeblink, years passed. Eight years or so, that was. I met Gerald at Zhou's Kitchen at Square 2 last night.

The decor at Zhou's Kitchen was clean and bright, I like the place. The service was excellent.

30 June 2008

AMX-13 SM1

The AMX-13 SM1, armed with the original 75mm L70 gun, was in service with the Singapore Armed Forces for a few decades. The SM1 modification included the mounting of an American diesel engine. This tank, now being retired, is replaced by the Leopard 2A4. This example is found at Kent Ridge.




Addendum

A thank you to Gary who pointed out that this is an unmodified AMX-13.

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Pan Pacific Serviced Apartments

New building at Somerset Road. Pan Pacific Serviced Apartments.

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I was somewhat disoriented yesterday and did only managed 14 laps at the pool. I wasn't tired but I was discomfited. Oh well.
"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."

George Bernard Shaw