09 June 2012
08 June 2012
On Prometheus, like every other SF movie out there, the scientists in this movie behaved mostly like teenagers in a slasher flick. You would think that hysterical people wouldn't have been chosen on a 1 trillion dollar mission. You would think that they would have protocols, procedures and methods for first contact. You would think that they would have some methodical means of mapping the place. Would careful, deliberate science have made for a good movie? Probably not when you have loud, swearing lost scientists which were entertaining when they lose their heads, well up to an extent. Curiously enough, the central character in the movie, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, is a Christian. Anyway, I won't say more until everyone has watched it.
07 June 2012
Back from watching Prometheus with Amelia and Siu Hean at Lido, I won't spoil it for everyone by saying much. I will only say that it met my expectations weren't high. It was decent and compelling enough. The graphics by WETA was excellent. Soundtrack, not bad. I had pretty much predicted the whole plot exactly. Heh except for one small bit. Heh.
06 June 2012
05 June 2012
I just ordered five books from Book Depository. Heheh.
- Principles of Maritime Strategy (Paperback) by Julian S. Corbett
- The Navy In Battle (Paperback) by Arthur Hungerford Pollen
- Panzer Gunner (Paperback) by Bruno Friesen
- Velocity (Hardback) by Stephan Martiniere
- God and the Folly of Faith (Paperback) by Victor J. Stenger
Actually, I think with her arrest, Samantha Lo, like Vincent Leow with his public urine drinking and Josef Ng with his public pubic hair snipping, has made it into the national art consciousness.
You, who have your installations and artwork, will not be remembered like these three.
I'm not judging anyone, this is an observation that she has achieved fame or notoriety, depending on what you subscribe to.
It was 27:6, 38:6, 21:7, 4:1, 28:25 last night. From the latest to the earliest. I'm no good by any stretch of the imagination. If faced, say one to one with a normal player in a flat plain with no cover, I would almost certainly lose. However, what I did was that I would hide in ambush positions and shoot. I would time and charge and shoot. I would lob grenades carefully. Thus, I was able to overcome my shortcomings in reflexes, skill and manual dexterity in achieving scores favourable to myself. That was, of course, very satisfying.
04 June 2012
I was reading various chapters from 'Auto Mania: Cars, Consumers, and the Environment' by Tom McCarthy. Upon reading about the early Ford years and also the current penchant for SUVs, I returned the volume which was essentially a study on automobile consumerism.