A wonderful day of drawing and painting. I was in town earlier today. I met Siu Hean and we browsed at Kinokuniya. There was a storm.
I also managed to finish two drawings and one old watercolour piece. Ooh! More to come!
09 February 2013
Against my better judgement, I bought 'Four Winds' by the Lightning Seeds. The previous albums were excellent. However, the most recent Ian Broudie solo album was a dreary affair. I should have realised that that had signalled a shift in musical direction. Where the Lightning Seeds used to have soaring guitars and wonderful melodies, this is a bland thing. My little sister heard it once and threw it back at me. Ugh.
This is my last Lightning Seeds album.
On a related note, I heard the first single, 'Heaven' from the upcoming Depeche Mode album, 'Delta Machine'. It was truly awful. I will not be buying it. Depeche Mode's music has not been good from 1993. Ugh. I had persisted hoping but it was hopeless.
07 February 2013
06 February 2013
05 February 2013
I saw a greater coucal this morning. I have seen it from time to time over the years. They usually come in pairs. I think it was a greater coucal rather than a lesser coucal on account of its size. The one I saw was larger than a crow or chicken and it was waddling on the ground before flying off. It was a very shy bird. I had tried taking photos of it but it was difficult. I heard the harsh scolding "skeeaaaw" frequently, one of the calls of the greater coucal.
03 February 2013
I did a major re-arrangement of the things in my study today. The first time in years. I moved my wargames to the upper shelves and moved the books down. It made more sense. I am also throwing out old hardware. I am bringing some hardware to the office to upgrade the office machines.