The novel is an archaeological and witchcraft thriller. The novel protagonist, Nora Kelly, an assistant professor at Santa Fe Archaeological Institute receives a letter from her father whom dissapeared sixteen years ago from an archaeological trip. The letter prompts Nora to go on a journey to discover what had happened to her father and an … Continue reading Book review: Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Kishore Mahbubani is the Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore, former Singapore diplomat, and former ambassador of Singapore to the United Nations (UN). This book is about the reemergence of Asia (China and India), threats to USA and the importance of multilateral organization such as United Nations. … Continue reading Book review: The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World by Kishore Mahbubani
Sometimes it becomes tricky when you register for subjects because you don’t know the requirement of the subject, and no one tells you. Finally, after months of googling, I finally found the course outline and prerequisites of each subject. One kind lecturer had posted the outline on the web (click FC Courses Sypnosis).
This is a book by Ashlee Vance, a famed tech writer. Initially I thought the writer is a female! Elon likes to think from the first principle. The whole space rocket can be boiled down to the physics. Instead of improving the existing rockets, his company built everything from scratch, minimizing cost of each component, … Continue reading Book review: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Around 2005, when I was still a teenager, I remember playing this game on my PlayStation 1 with my brother at my old house at Bandar Utama. We stayed in my parents room and we have the PS1 attached to the small square TV in the room. I was excited and amazed that I can … Continue reading Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. A review from 2016.
Murni Discovery is a modern mamak, with a roof, fan, air condition, and TV. Many young people and families frequent this restaurant. It serves some western and local foods. The thing that strikes me at this restaurant is its menu filled with colorful delicious foods. As well as some special drinks such as “I Love … Continue reading Murni Discovery at Aman Suria
I knew about the book from the documentary Cosmos: A Space Odyssey (2014) hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson. It was a book given by Carl (the author) to Neil during their meeting as a teenager. The book talks about the gold plaque aboard the spacecraft Pioneer 10, which was designed by Carl Sagan and his … Continue reading Book review: Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective by Carl Sagan