29 September 2015

28 September 2015

I miss Sweetie.
The haze level today is 134. Oh dear. Over the weekend, it had appeared that things would be better.

I will take any opportunity to run when it drops under 100 from now on.
I met Alex and his daughter, Catlin, at Kinokuniya at Ngee Ann City yesterday. They were on a visit from Australia. Ironically, we went to Jones the Grocer at the Mandarin Gallery for drinks.

I met his wife, Karen, and their other daughter later.

25 September 2015

23 September 2015

Last night, I managed to finish Torchlight 2 years after I had started on it. I think this instalment is only average, there is a distinct lack of flavour in the worldbuilding and monsters for some reason.
Air pollution. 138. Unhealthy. Heh.
It was supposed to be a simple day but it is shaping up to be complicated and messy. Oh well.

15 September 2015

Air pollution is at 126 now after the rain. I guess it will peak towards evening, I don't think it would be wise to go run today.

The old in new guises

There are several new releases and new scheduled releases that I am considering.

New Order - Complete
A-Ha - Cast in Steel
Duran Duran - Paper Gods

And an older 2001 release that I have missed for some reason.

OneTwo - Instead

The first New Order album in some years, 'Complete', is without Peter Hook's input which may or may not be a good thing, New Order seems to be a spent entity, a faded musical force in the last decade or so though they do occasionally release the odd good single.

The new album from New Order has 'Restless' as its lead single, it is a decent song, not particularly memorable, I had heard it earlier but I could not remember a thing. I am not excited. I had decided against buying the previous album 'Lost Sirens'. I will want to hear the other songs in the album before deciding on a purchase. I have also not bought the Peter Hook album whereas I had all the Revenge and Monaco releases.

I heard the first single, 'Under the Makeup', from A-Ha's 'Cast in Steel' album. It sounded tired. I think I will wait and see. I will listen to more tracks first.

Duran Duran's 'Paper Gods' marks a new musical direction for them. I heard the first single 'Pressure Off' and I thought it was the worst single that I have heard from them. I have also heard a few other tracks in the album. This may just be the worst album that they have ever released. There is a high chance that I will not be purchasing this album. I had earlier decided against the last Erasure and Depeche Mode albums.

The 'Paper Gods' album cover is one of the worst that I have seen it years.

'Instead' by OneTwo is a collaboration between Propaganda's Claudia Brücken and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's Paul Humphreys. I heard the first single, 'Cloud Nine', and it was pleasant in the AOR (adult-oriented radio) sort of way, I will have to hear the other album tracks to consider, it does not bode well when the lead single is like that.

13 September 2015

I am finally taking a look at Torchlight II, not particularly compelling for some reason.

12 September 2015

That's it for tonight, what a disappointment Starhub is. I cannot get a consistent connection to any of the Battlefield 4 servers, fibre optic? Hopeless.
psi 124 tonight. I was at the library and borrowed a volume on botanical gardens and another on Chinese bridges.

10 September 2015

207 tonight! I was in the library at Somerset Road for 15 minutes before it closed. Oh well.
The air quality is poor today. 147 now. When I ran yesterday, it was about 86 at this hour.
The psi is 126 today. The haze is quite visible. The air is polluted today.

03 September 2015

I will sleep earlier tonight.

The air quality was 106 psi this afternoon. I may not want to run.