Welcome once again to my little footprint on the Internet. You will have noticed, through my MSN name, or Friendster announcement, or upon entering this site that I have spent some time refurbishing my blog to give it a new look. Sparse yet rich, bland yet colourful, simple yet abstract, smart yet nonsensical.
I am (quite) happily typing this entry from my new but not that new computer. XP, Pentium 4, 512 RAM, and a whole load of other stuff I don't want to bother myself, or you, with. The not-so-new part is because my father asked his friend to get it from his bank, which was closing down, with what was supposed to be a nominal price of eight freakin hundred dollars. Oh well, I'm not complaining.
A few things have happened though. Wilbur lost his phone, poor thing, to some arse who borrowed his phone and walked off. Details on his blog. Yesterday, Bryan came for his first practice armed with a MuVo² FM MP3 player's recording system. And because he wanted to try out a part of a duet, I had to play the other singer. The rest is simply too horrible to describe. If you're already frothing at the mouth then you better count yourself lucky. And when I went out for the ELDDS committee 2003 dinner, Bryan left his freaking player behind, leaving me to face a few awkward questions.
I finally returned to the Esplanade library to borrow Handel's Messiah and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. I also did a bit of browsing and picked off a book from MPH. The Collected Short Stories of Saki, one of those under the Classics section that cost $4.73 no matter how thick the damned book is. As fas as I've read(page 8) he a master. About size 7 or 8 font, and only two pages, or one sheet of paper. Short right? They don't call it short stories for nothing you know. The best part? He captures a single topic or object so concisely, where other writers, even fantastic ones like Roald Dahl, would have to use up 10 pages, he squeezes it into two. So tight that, to quote the Introduction, 'to read them at one sitting may induce a kind of literary dyspepsia'. I tell you, this will be the best kept book I've ever bought. Also because I autographed it to myself. At least someone in this world thinks of me.
Oh, I'm not in the mood to blog now. Going to read Saki, hopefully I will taste Saké someday.
orchestrated by Renhao at 4:05:00 pm
© 2004-2007. All rights reserved. You have been warned.