27 June 2016

Dawdling in Dresden: The Zwinger Porcelain Collection

The Zwinger contains multiple collections: we visited all of them, but we were more interested in the Mathematical and Physical Collection (which I blogged about earlier). However, since the ticket we had allowed entry to the other collections, we also checked them out. This entry is about the Porcelain Collection, which would probably make any grandmother's memories you have active.

25 June 2016

Bilbao!

Good news, boys and girls, in a few months I will be heading to Bilbao!

23 June 2016

Dawdling in Dresden: The Zwinger Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon

Dresden is full of royal palaces and villas. The Zwinger is one of them, set right in the middle of the Old Town. This was the first thing we visited, and as geeks, we zoomed in to the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, or the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments. Boy, this was a wonderful place to be!

21 June 2016

Book Review: The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis

Hmm, I don't know what I feel about this book. The thing is, I have read most of Bret Easton Ellis's other works, and perhaps that is the reason why I feel like I have already read this book before. I feel like this book didn't contribute anything new, and that the author just used old formulas that he used in other books, which I already know. In other words, if I haven't read any other books by Ellis, I probably would have a higher and better opinion of this book. Oh well.

Anyway, this book is actually not a novel, but a collection of short stories about multiple characters that seem to share the same universe. They all revolve around Los Angeles, they have connections with other characters in Ellis's other novels, and they are all shallow beings lacking in depth and character. This is the typical Ellis formula, which has been used in his other novels he has written since then.