Sunday, December 07, 2014

Night at the Park

This painting was inspired when I was still staying in Jurong East. There was one day that I decided to went for a job after rain, at night. It usually meant humid and lots of sweat, due to the weather here. But apart from that, it was rather windy that day. So I get to see the very quiet side of the park, with the wet surfaces of the ground and leaves, reflecting the street lights. It was supposed to be very beautiful and intricate, but I guess my art skill was still far from that, apologies...

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The French Table

It was a fine Sunday lunch and I thought 'let's have something nice for a quiet afternoon, just me and me'. Yes, as many who knows me would've agree, I'm a person who enjoys alone time a lot - I mean, A LOT. During these times, I get to be with myself, have a debate with myself, or just having tea with myself. 

So, a good meal is great! I found this French café in West Coast Plaza and it was not very crowded, which is a good thing for me.

I had a café latte, for an amateur coffee drinker like me. They're being very kind to serve it with a little canister of syrup, for those who like sweet coffee. There's a wild mushroom soup. It was pure mushrooms and cream, not salty or sweet - very nice - and very filling. My main course was confit de canard. You'd know le canard probably was what you'd be looking for in a French cuisine, and this is superb. It was very well cured and the crust was very fragrant and tasty. The only off-side was, I was very full after these and I failed to proceed to my dessert section, which is sad. I thought I would have some chocolate lava cake or some crème brûlée but it was all wasted, well...

Anyway, it was a great lunch and I did try my best to lengthen my mealtime this particular time and perhaps did succeed by a little.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Countdown to Christmas

Other than the nice extras BBC Doctor Who put up for the countdown, there was also a Countdown to Christmas page where you will be 'travelling across 25 different planets' (basically they unlock some goodies every day) until Christmas Special.

24 Days Til Christmas: What would be your Dream Christmas?
Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez were featured telling of their dream Christmas. As usual of Doctor Who fan, the answers include quite a fair amount of Who-ness...


23 Days Til Christmas: Mobile and Desktop Wallpaper
This day, you're officially given links to get the wallpaper of your preferred sizes, of Doctor Who Christmas Special 2014. This is the one with The Doctor, Clara and Santa, on a rooftop-like places, with two elves, a sleigh and a few tangerines.

Desktop (standard)
Desktop (widescreen)

22 Days Til Christmas: 20% WHO Products

21 Days Til Christmas: Chapter 1 of Lights Out
Lights Out is one of the Doctor Who e-book of the Twelfth Doctor, written by Holly Black.

20 Days Til Christmas: Questions from the TARDIS Tin: Jenna Coleman

In this video...

19 Days Til Christmas: Build Your Own TARDIS Decoration
To have a Who-ish Christmas, one should not deprive the season of the TARDIS. Here is a template for you to feel free to print them out and start making cute little TARDIS and hand them around your house!!!

18 Days Til Christmas: Sneak Peek of Doctor Who: World Conquest
*I'm waiting if there's anyone who post a embed-able video*
This video mainly shows footage of Doctor Who world tour in Korea. 

*Will update accordingly*

BBC Doctor Who Adventure Calendar 2014

Well, December has started and like most places, Doctor Who Land would be perking up with the season's mood. Here is BBC Doctor Who Adventure Calendar 2014, and one video would be unlocked each day until Christmas, with extra videos about the Christmas Special...

Day One: Nick Frost: How the real Santa was ‘a joy’ to work with…
Not to mention the first thing that caught my attention was the tanglungs at the background. Whoah, that's like two months in advance for Chinese New Year, but well... Nick Frost was discussing about working as/with the Santa, obviously Father Christmas played a rather important role in everyone's heart. There were scenes where Nick Frost was doing photoshoot with The Doctor and Clara, tossing tangerines...

Day Two: Wintry Wallpapers and More
It's bothering me because two advent calendars are giving out almost the same thing, but don't worry, this one comes with other kind of wallpapers, including one that might interest Classic Doctor Who fans.

Here are of 16x9 (because I can) dimensions, for 4x3, please visit the page itself:

Day Three: The Doctor Who Christmas Mega Quiz
On this one, only level One was unlocked.

Day Four: The Doctor Who Jigsaw Jamboree!
There are three jigsaw that you could play with!

Day Five: Level Two of The Doctor Who Christmas Mega Quiz

Day Six: A Last Christmas gallery of great images!
This one introduced more of the characters that will appear in Last Christmas, and also many close-up faces of The Doctor and Clara!

*Will update accordingly*

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nena - 99 Luftballons

Hast du etwas Zeit für mich
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von 99 Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont
Denkst du vielleicht g'rad an mich
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von 99 Luftballons
Und dass so was von so was kommt
99 Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont
Hielt man für Ufos aus dem All
Darum schickte ein General
'ne Fliegerstaffel hinterher
Alarm zu geben, wenn es so wär
Dabei war'n da am Horizont
Nur 99 Luftballons
99 Düsenjäger
Jeder war ein großer Krieger
Hielten sich für Captain Kirk
Das gab ein großes Feuerwerk
Die Nachbarn haben nichts gerafft
Und fühlten sich gleich angemacht
Dabei schoss man am Horizont
Auf 99 Luftballons
99 Kriegsminister -
Streichholz und Benzinkanister -
Hielten sich für schlaue Leute
Witterten schon fette Beute
Riefen Krieg und wollten Macht
Mann, wer hätte das gedacht
Dass es einmal soweit kommt
Wegen 99 Luftballons
99 Jahre Krieg
Ließen keinen Platz für Sieger
Kriegsminister gibt's nicht mehr
Und auch keine Düsenflieger
Heute zieh' ich meine Runden
Seh' die Welt in Trümmern liegen
Hab' 'nen Luftballon gefunden
Denk' an dich und lass' ihn fliegen
I was listening to my old playlist recently to recover this. Before I knew about the background of this song, I simply liked the sound of it, but it was after I learned of the stories that the meaning impacted on me. This song has a strong message, written by the band in 1983. One of the band members claimed of seeing the shape-shifting balloons when nearing the East Berlin horizon, during a Rolling Stone concert, depicting how that even in a relatively small land of Berlin, when divided by Berlin Wall, created two very different world, and how people are separated. This song sang of the meaningless of war and fight... However, no matter how powerful is this song, the Berlin Wall was not down, until much later in 1989.

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