November 1, 2010
A view from our apartment at night. The flame at left comes from a refinery burning off waste hydrocarbons. The usual three chimneys are visible only thanks to some dim red lights.
November 3, 2010
Also: check out the joke interview with Eno on Wired.com. I have to tell you it's a joke, because if you don't know that, you may get disgusted after the first minute and quit listening, like I did the first time.
(Can you see who Dick Flash really is?)
November 15, 2010
A nice improvisation by Brian Eno,
Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams:
Written, Forgotten, Remembered.
November 16, 2010
Last night Lisa and I went to Sia Huat, a really good kitchenware
and kitchen appliance store at 9 Temple Street in Chinatown
here in Singapore. We took the subway to the Chinatown stop
and emerged at Pagoda Street, then walked down to South Bridge
Road, went one block south and turned back up Temple Street.
I can't believe I hadn't seen this
area before! Pagoda Street is really picturesque in a touristic sort
of way, lined by lots of small shops and restaurants, with red
lanterns hanging all over. There's no pagoda there... the street
is named after an impressive Hindu temple whose main entrance is on
South Bridge Road, the Sri
Marianman Temple. If you're in the
vicinity, go and take a look inside!
We bought a bamboo steamer, a metal apparatus for supporting something
in a wok, a pair of scissors, and a bunch of glasses. Then we
looked for a restaurant. We found a shop that sold
Szechuan opera masks, and we bought three, which now decorate our dining
room. We asked the shop owner for a good local restaurant, and they told
us to try Yum Cha. We went there, but it turned out to specialize in dim
sum, not optimal for dinner. So, we looked around a bit more and
found a Hunan/Singaporean place called Tang's Restaurant on 53 Temple Street.
It's new, so they didn't have many customers, but it was great! Try
the pork cooked with coffee... very unusual, very tasty. Also pork with
sliced sour long beans, and a bitter melon omelette. Yum!
November 24, 2010
Anatoly Karlin runs a number of very entertaining blogs with a very strong Russian intellectual flavor. He seems like the sort of guy who would completely dominate a conversation with his wit and unorthodox theories, and become utterly unbearable after 2 or 3 fascinating hours. Luckily, with a blog you can take a break whenever you want!
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