Monday, September 25, 2006

Wake me up ...

... when September ends.

"Wake me up when September ends" ~ Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong

Friday, September 22, 2006

They're not enough

At least once every year, there would be a band that comes along and pen down lyrics for a song that sounds just like what we've been waiting to hear all this time. No relevance what-so-ever but seriously, Chasing Cars?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Clash of Civilisations

Recently Fumio NANJO (b.1949) who is currently the Deputy Director of the Mori Art Museum and also an art critic and a lecturer at Keio University, highlighted in a statement a book Samuel P. Huntington wrote - The Clash of Civilisations.

"Is it really impossible for people with different values and faiths to live together peacefully? In this age of ever diversifying and mixed value systems what should people believe in and live by? To live moment by moment is also to make choices from multiple possibilities. What do we base these decisions to live by on? Some people believe in the absolute truth of religion, others believe in the rules of capitalism and economics, others in progress and development, and yet others believe in the values of nature and the environment."

An interesting read.


Just watched the movie Devil Wears Prada and found it rather amusing and refreshing, the show brought back some fond memories of NYC. I last visited the city some 4 years ago, while working on a project in Boston. It was a 2 hour drive to NYC from Boston.

There was also this incident where I (it was night fall and the bright light on the bridge were a little disorienting) was so clueless on directions, that I crossed (if I recall correctly) the Washinton Bridge into Bronx, and found the same exact address that's supposed to be in NYC... subsequently had to stop by a petrol kiosk to ask for directions from a guy who was sitting in his car and otherwise engaged in reading something.

In the split seconds of me knocking on his window and seeing him turn his head around, he looked like he was probably about to pull something out of his coat as he was turning around to look in my direction. Then giving me a look of shock before winding down the window and half shouted at me "What?!"

Finally found my way back to NYC sometime after 1 AM.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Feel the buzz

FOUR prisoners in an El Salvador jail hid mobile phones, a phone charger and spare chips in their bowels so they could co-ordinate crimes from their cells...

The men, all gang members, wrapped their phones and accessories in plastic and inserted them into their rectums "far enough to reach their intestines," Ramon Arevalo, director of the maximum security Zacatecoluca prison, said.

The men, members of the ultra-violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang and the first in El Salvador known to go to such lengths to make phone calls in jail, used the mobile phones to manage robberies, blackmail and murders outside, Mr Arevalo said.

The Zacatecoluca prison is also known by the nickname "Zacatraz," after the US island penitentiary Alcatraz.

Zacatecoluca is about 65km east of the capital San Salvador and currently home to 337 inmates

"Dun text msg me DonJuan, ring me ring me ok? I have set the phone on vibe, it makes me feel good inside, you know what I mean? It's already a pain in the arse, so give me something good to look forward to, k? Oh, and smart arse, send me some more of 'em lub."

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Biennale Singapore 2006

This is the first colourful contemporary installation artwork, revealed tonight at the opening of the Biennale 2006 at the Padang.

The circle in the photo spots two ballons that got away with the colour-blinker LED lights attached.

Here's one volunteer with a angry yawn, haha. The LED lights that blinks different colours are motion activated, hence there's a whole bunch of volunteers shaking it up. But the real light works comes on when the breeze comes along.

A little more subtle, fashion expressions and translations by local fashion design students from Temasek Poly, LaSalle and Raffles LaSalle.

Did you know that the word Biennale is actually found in the online
Definition: any biennial art exhibition
Etymology: from Biennale, an international art exhibition held every two years at Venice, Italy