Some random stuff that I'd like to share for no real good reason.

Aug, 2023
Something new that I learnt?
"august" can be used as an adjective

august: respected and impressive.

"Countless proposals flooded in, sent by sources as august as the World Academy of Sciences and as humble as elementary schools." - Death's End (The Three-Body Problem)

Something I watched?

Came in with high expecations but left disappointed. Watched it at Yishun GV — 1/5 venue, the screen was too small, audio wasn't great. Also didn't choose one with English subtitles and could barely make out the dialogue a lot of the time.

I'm sure its good and deserves a rewatch but that would require a 3 hour investment.

What am I thinking about?
Aliens 👽

Ok not really, but been reading The Three Body Problem trilogy recently and whilst I'm not the biggest fan of the writing and characters, the ideas and plot are phenomenal.

One of the most popular sci-fi books for a reason, Liu Cixin's work really made me think and I never know what to expect next.

What song is on repeat?

Heard this for the first time when Jermaine played it in the car. Chills.

What an impressive discography, and hearing it all spliced up like this REALLY makes me appreciate how much incredible music Taylor has produced over the years, and how they've been absolutely seared into my brain.

Something I read?
The Dark Forest
- Cixin Liu

It's gooood. My thoughts on this are quite similar to the first book in the trilogy — the writing and characters are meh, but the ideas and plot are phenomenal.

You just never know what's going to happen next.

Something I did this month?

Just a lil' collection of books I've read.

Read so many books that have been lost to memory. I think it'll be nice to have a record of them, and growing this collection will give me a sense of satisfaction and encourage me to read more.