28 May 2010
27 May 2010
Quote from "The Open Society and Its Enemies: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Popper
26 May 2010
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24 May 2010
RSS Endurance class Landing Ship Tanks (LST) moored on the left. On the top, there are two RSS Victory class missile corvettes and one RSS Formidable class frigate.
23 May 2010
I met Gerard and Anthony at Borders last night and Anthony had patiently and infectiously explained swordsmanship and the intricacies of armour, swords, poleaxes, spears and more. It was an enjoyable talk! Whee!
22 May 2010
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01 May 2010
After over twenty years, Sunny Bookshop is shifting to Plaza Singapura. The bookstore has literally been an institution in Far East Plaza for two generations of people, especially the readers of romance novels.
In its heydays, before the advent of Borders and the large Kinokuniya, the place was, well, thriving to say the least. Today, the selection on the shelves, at least in my opinion, is somewhat depleted. The arrivial of new volumes? Slowed. There is a sense of stagnation here. Decay perhaps.
In my opinion, there was a decent science fiction and fantasy section once. Today, the science fiction section is mostly filled military SF, with volumes by the likes of David Drake and David Weber. Oh well. It is not for me. And the fantasy section? Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman. Argh.
I will miss this place when it finally shifts. It will shift next week.