Friday, July 13, 2018

Z E R O


After Snowden's case in 2013 and the recent Facebook's data breaches related to the Cambridge Analtica scandal, reading this book by Marc Elsberg is startlingly thrilling if not alarming. It kept reminding me the first episode "Nosedive" of Black Mirror Season 3.

All about our so-called privacy, if there really is.

Here are some passages for pondering.

Metal Rulers


#onthewaytowork

#onthewaytowork #whatalovelyday #Wednesday
Despite the hot sun, it was a nice day to be out here enjoying a cold brew coffee with a book.

Another scorching hot afternoon

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Our Marvel's Day


Yesterday was our Marvel's day.

We went to Art Science Museum for the Marvel Studios Exhibition : 10 Years of Heroes and watched Ant Man and The Wasp after dinner.

We're a little disappointed by this rather limited exhibition though ..... not even an hour inside.

Anyway, it was still a lovely day to be there.




The water lilies were in full bloom.




Dinner at Monster Curry, 313 Somerset.

The big plate of Monster set was for my boy. Mine was the one behind it.  See the difference?

No wonder the mummy is getting poorer and poorer. 真的吃窮他老母😂😭😭


Lastly, I wanna say that we really enjoyed the movie Ant Man and The Wasp.  So funny.

Earlier than usual

#onthewaygome #earlierthanusual #thursdaynight

Kill The Father


First Kill The Angel and now Kill The Father by Sandrine Dozieri.  Absolutely thrilling.  Can't wait to read the next sequel though don't know when it will be out.

Here is the blurb.


When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman’s husband and await his confession.

But the Chief of Rome’s Major Crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy’s top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo.

Fed through the gloved hand of a masked kidnapper who called himself “The Father,” Dante emerged from his ordeal with crippling claustrophobia but, also, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and hyper-observant capacities.

All evidence suggests that the Father is back and active after being dormant for decades. Indeed, he has left tell-tale signs that signal he’s looking forward to a reunion with Dante. But when Columba and Dante begin following the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, they grasp that what’s really going on is darker than they ever imagined.


With references likes  The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate", The CIA and Mind Control, The Secret History of the Behavioural Sciences and Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness,  one can more or less guess what is it about.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

#SGABF2018

Singapore Art Book Fair 2018 @NTU Centre for Contemporary Art





100x Mini Zine By Bananafish Books Shanghai. (S$100)
Get a postcard and a 10x Mni Zine pack free.


Film Is Not Dead and Odd Creatures by Holycrap (S$65).



Phonebook : Halo by Rinko Kawauchi | signed (S$95).




KOAN by Chen XiaoYi | signed (S$80)
Published by Jiazazhi
Press Size: 260mm*90mm
Traditional Chinese binding, 44 folds, Acrylic Hardcover housed in a paper box
First Edition: 500
Published in Dec. 2017

The Bliss of Conformity by Yingguang GUO (S$45)
Limited edition of 800 copies
© La Maison de Z 2018
 

Children Picture Book : The Stressed Ball by Lydia Lim (S$32)

Zines : 寒暄逃走大法打小人 Villain Hitting (S$16 ea)


Of course, the tote bag and badges especially for the event. (S$18)