Sunday, September 29, 2013

Boxers & Saints: A Chilling Graphic Novel

Heh. Sounds promising.

Partially quoted from Kotaku, "2013's Best Graphic Novel Is All About Killing in the Name of God(s)":

Don’t let the appealingly cartoony look of Boxers & Saints fool you. Terrible things happen in this graphic novel. Old men get beaten up. Women and children get killed in rather heartless fashion. And, worst of all, the senseless death that happens in the 500-page opus is based on actual events. But, goddamn, is it ever beautiful.1P

Boxers & Saints tells the story of the Boxer Rebellion in China, a tumultuous two-year period from 1899-901 where Chinese rebels tried to expel European foreigners and missionaries from their country. In terms of violence, much of the worst stuff happens off-panel but there’s still a ton of chilling imagery that shows what happens when a society has to grapple with physical and spiritual invasions.

And from the Austin Chronicle, "The Boxer Rebellion Gets Yang'd But Good":

Gene Luen Yang's Boxers and Saints is physically heavy enough to be used as a doorstop and narratively deep enough to float two perspectives on a substantial hunk of Chinese (and, to a lesser extent, pushy British Empire) history: The Boxer Rebellion.

ทรูมูฟ เอช " การให้ คือการสื่อสารที่ดีที่สุด " TrueMove H : Giving

"ทรูมูฟ เอช " การให้ คือการสื่อสารที่ดีที่สุด " TrueMove H : Giving". Wonderful advert, but unless you're a Thai, you won't know what the product is being advertised. Heh.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Exclusive behind-the-scene tour photos of 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Okay. Photos galore alright. And I am at loss at putting the comments for them. All in all, the exclusive behind-the-scenes tour also covered the interesting "Race Control & Administration" room. Heh. The rest will have acronymns like FIA (stands for Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) and FOM (stands for Formula One Management). Oh, and you see the one about Parc fermé?

If you're excited about the incoming event of Singapore F1 2013 night race, besides the official website, "2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix", you may want to check out regularly this Facebook, "Singapore GP Official Page".

Anyway, here are the exclusive photos taken during the exclusive behind-the-scene tour:

PS. But no, I'm not one of the twenty students. Heh.

A behind-the-scenes Formula 1 (F1) tour was held on Monday for a group of twenty students from two schools.

There is slightly more than two weeks left before the Singapore F1 race and the publicity machinery is being cranked up into higher gear as organisers try to bring the race closer to Singaporeans.

The tour is just one of the initiatives under the Rev Up Singapore! campaign where selected students and members of the public get a peek at what goes into setting up the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

The tour included a first-hand look into the paddock, team garages and the F1 Village, as well as restricted areas like the race control.

Second Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran joined the students on the tour.

Mr Iswaran said: "We have always emphasised this race is not just about a motor sports event but also a platform to reach out to the broader community to be involved; so that's what makes our race different and special."
From Channel NewsAsia, "Students get behind-the-scenes tour of S’pore F1 circuit".

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Haiku on much desired streetcars...or is it 'supercars' - Wouldn't it be an ultimate drive?! Heh.

Desire a car?
I'd rather name a car: "Hope"
Hope springs eternal.

A Haiku on Singapore Food Trail and not so random photos too!

Singapore Food Trail
Feel nostalgic already?
The price spoils one's mood...

Haiku for a random night shot: MBS, the Helix Bridge

With those lights alight,
Still I feel the night too dark?!
My light has burnt out...