Friday, July 30, 2010

Library Book Sale 2010

For an update, the following are the discarded picture books that I'd bought 3 weeks ago at the Library Book Sale at incredible dirt-cheap price of S$2 each.

If You're Afraid of the Dark
Add One More Star to the Night
[Hardcover]
Words & drawings by Cooper Edens
ISBN-10: 0811835375
Publisher : Chronicle Books


Toot & Puddle: Charming Opal [Hardcover]
by Holly Hobbie
ISBN-10: 0316366331
Publisher : Little, Brown & Co.


The Graves Family [Hardcover]
by Patricia Polacco
ISBN-10: 0399240349
Publisher: Philomel; 1st Edition (2003)


If You Want to See a Caribou [Hardcover]
Phyllis Root (Author), Jim Meyer (Illustrator
ISBN-10: 0618393145
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin (2004)


Night Visitors [Hardcover]
by Ed Young
ISBN-10: 0399227318
Publisher: Philomel; 1st ed edition (1995)


Puss in Boots [Hardcover]
Hans Fischer (Illustrator)
ISBN-10: 1-55858-642-3
Publisher : North South Books Inc


The Very Hungry Lion [Hardcover]
Gita Wolf (Author), Indrapramit Roy (Illustrator)
ISBN-10: 8186211020
Publisher : Tara Books (2006)


The Letter Home [Hardcover]
Timothy Decker (Author)
ISBN-10: 1932425500
Publisher : Front Street; First Edition. states edition (2005)


The Prince Child [Hardcover]**
Maranke Rinck (Author) Martijn van der Linden
ISBN-10: 1932425152
Publisher : Front Street 8 Lemniscaat; 1st ed. US ed (2004)













Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

I got my wisdom tooth extracted on last Saturday. Before the extraction, I was already worried like hell, especially hearing a number of friends' not-so-good experiences.

At first, the dentist gave me 3 shots of local anesthesia before he use a surgical knife to cut open my gum. But, you know what? I still felt the pain so my body jerked a little, eventually the dentist gave me another shot of anesthesia. Oh mind! It reminds me what my superior once told me - one of his alcoholic friend also needed extra doses because his blood was insensitive to anesthesia due to drinking. But I'm not a drinker, am I ?

During my extraction, I was horrified. My heart was trembling so fast as if it would burst out any time. The process was like first sawing a huge tree trunk (I could smell a burning odor) and then plucking the roots from a hard ground. Full of forces. Terrible feeling, i could say. After the ordeal, my whole body was shaking uncontrollably.

Amazing that I still managed to send messages to my 愛人, 情人 and friends on my status with my fingers trembling, before the anesthesia wore off, or before the pain started.

Now, the pain is not as bad as what I've imagined. However my wound is swollen as if I have stuffed an egg inside my mouth, and accompanied by a mild fever. Luckily, the bleeding stopped pretty fast.

I can't go out, can't eat much, can't talk much. I'm bored to death already. Hopefully, I will recover soon enough so that I can at least attend my colleague's big day this coming Saturday.

First of all, I want to ask, "Do you miss me ?"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Paraboles 2.0


A collaboration between Singapore video artist Victric Thng and Compagnie Off from France, Paraboles 2.0 is the much anticipated outdoor performance during the Night Festival 2010.

Six giant satellite dishes spring from the urban ground right in front of the National Museum of Singapore. Stretching out to the sky, they remain still, ignoring all activities on Earth. At the core of the satellite dishes, stroboscopic light flashes quietly, signalling activity. They are looking at the stars, downloading cosmic data, absorbing the sound of space. Under each satellite, we hear faint abstract sounds. It is the music of the stars, solar winds, and radio waves, all mixed together in a surreal, random composition.













Interesting!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My BooksActually


Upon a visit on Monday's night with my colleague Hoche, I've re-entered my beloved indie bookstore today with my Ai Ren with the very intention to take some photos. Since then, they have shifted and changed the layouts of the store quite a bit. Here are their most recent looks. Always cozy and lovely.








Besides, there is a new bookstore, Woods In The Books, barely a few stone throw away. This bookstore specializes in picture books, exactly my genre. ^_^


My humble study cum bed room


See the green circuit board mounted on the door ? It was demolished from my previous wacom tablet, which became malfunction for no reason barely a year of use. Alas!

My workstation. One Mac one pc.
My collection of minitoons on the window ledge.
Other collections

How you find my corner ? This is where I read, work and sleep. Messy, may be. Nevertheless, it reflects my personality. You are what you read, and what you collect as well. ^_^!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bannecker


Discovered these wonderful illustrations by Andrew Bannecker today. Have a look on his lovely website, his blog — andrewbannecker.com and of course his shop, where you can purchase prints of his work.





I like the series he did for Children's Defense Fund too. Simple yet effective.