Sunday, January 18, 2009

Love Song of a Code Monkey

For all the "code monkeys" out there ... the runaway hit by Jonathan Coulton ... with a cute dance by a geekette!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Shadowless Sword

Genre: Action & Adventure
First time I've seen a non-mainstream-language movie being shown in a UAE cinema hall without being dubbed into English. Decent filming locations, sets, choreography, effects and wuxia story, though a bit heavy on wire-fu (which I think it quite passe these days). The comic-book villains with their special martial powers kind of reminded me of Seven Swords. Still, worth a second-choice watch.

Friday, January 2, 2009


Today I tried my hand at archery for the first time. Getting to and from Jebel Ali shooting club is a pain since it's so far away from the city, but it has the only archery range in town (though indoors) and pretty decent prices.

I was not sure what to expect, but it seems I did pretty well for a first-timer, getting a maximum score of 65 points (out of the 100 points you get if all 10 arrows in the round hit the bullseye). Not quite the Arjuna, but with time ...

Trying archery has been my fantasy for a long time, so it was great to finally draw a bow. The physical strength required was more than I had expected; you really need some upper-body strength to do this. Anyway, I had a nice time and will definitely be back for more.