2008 kicked off with me working overtime, which is what I have been doing since New Year's, coming back home in a daze of fatigue. It's my busy period, what more with my team being short of one staff who just resigned.
Last Sunday, I visited the Singapore National Museum, which is having an exhibition called Greek Masterpieces from the Louvre. Quite an interesting exhibition with lots of nude life size sculptures and vases and the like. Can't imagine that people back in that time are more appreciative of male nudity than they are now. And yeah, I know the Greeks are the ones that started the whole pedagogy thing ;)
Managed to catch two movies on the same day, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Vexille, an anime. I found Elizabeth to be so-so, nothing great but the acting was good. The storyline could have been more engaging. The movie ended with some England and Spain going to war and that ships battling was quite good.
Vexille was excellent. The synopsis:
Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.
That's the gist of it but there is more actually. The storyline was interesting and I was quite engrossed in the plot. About how the last fragments of humanity is more human that those who are 100% human.
The graphics could be better though. Some of the characters movements and outline were not rendered naturally.
Overall, quite a busy Sunday I had last week.
And appropriately for the new year, something new beckons. Something which turns out better, I hope.