27 August 2019


The problem with buying bread at night is this, you can't find any!

I was at Barcook Bakery at Square 2 at 8:20 pm. Zip, nada, nothing! I was then at Breadtalk (I know I know, horrible stuff) but they are under renovation. Same for Cedele at Novena Square.

I went to Duke Bakery at United Square, sold out. Same for Cedele. I finally found a loaf of multi-grain bread from Swiss Bake at Cold Storage!

14 August 2019

F-4 Phantom II

What am I reading?

I have just started on the two volumes on French tanks by Steven Zaloga. This was sparked by playing War Thunder on the computer as a friend had taken to using French tanks in the game. They were pretty horrible in the game though their cast, shaped armour were pretty advanced for its time.

I am also reading "Battle Flight: RAF Air Defence Projects and Weapons Since 1945" by Chris Gibson. This is about British Cold War air defences as denoted in the title, much of which were paper projects and prototypes that were never fielded. This is an area that I know little about.

A few decades ago, Singapore did field the Bloodhound surface to air missile (SAM). This is examined in the book by Gibson.

I have read a few books about the Battle of Stalingrad over the years. I have also read much more on the Eastern Front.

"Winter Storm: The Battle for Stalingrad and the Operation to Rescue 6th Army" by Hans Wijers has just arrived in the mail. I have always wanted to read more accounts of the firefights in the tractor factory, the city fighting in general. This volume should have the narratives I seek.

And as I usual, I am reading numerous others, each at various stages of completion.

03 August 2019