RIP, Heath Ledger . Mortality is a strange thing to ponder: the more you think about it, the more of it you extinguish. Perhaps one of the most affecting sets of performances this decade, for me at least, was Ledger and Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain , which still sticks in my mind as an expression of regret and the ability of forces to work against emotion.
Showing posts from January, 2008
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Went down to Wheelock Place to pick out Office 2008 for Mac and check out what the new Macbook Air prices would be like for Singapore. $2988 for the basic 1.6 GHz, versus the US price of US$1799 - so those travelling to the US can get a little discount shopping overseas, I guess. It looks really, really good. I just wish it would solve the aesthetic / convenience issue I have with my Macbook - not having a dock means, good as the Macbook by itself looks, you have to plug in 5 wires or so at a time, which doesn't look very clean.
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For childhood friends, new friends, friends near and far away, a cup o' kindness: We twa hae run about the braes, and pou’d the gowans fine; But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit, sin’ auld lang syne. We twa hae paidl’d in the burn, frae morning sun till dine; But seas between us braid hae roar’d sin’ auld lang syne.