I recently bought a fifth printing of Sherlock: The Casebook by Guy Adams (BBC Books, 2012) from Fully Booked in Alabang. (The pictures here are of the book’s dust jacket.) According to its last page, “This book is published to accompany Sherlock, broadcast on BBC ONE.” The book covers the six episodes of seasons 1 and 2. The BBC One website describes the show as “Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson’s adventures in 21st Century London. A thrilling, funny, fast-paced contemporary reimagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.”
My wife and I first saw the three episodes of season 1 a few years ago and became instant fans of the show. I had never read a Sherlock Holmes story before (nor had I seen any TV shows or movies about him) and so I knew almost nothing about the character. The book describes what happened in the show, so I’m planning not to read the second half until I watch the season 2 episodes.
As a child, I had a few scale model military vehicles: a Matchbox #K108 M3A1 Half Track APC, a Matchbox #32e Field Gun, a Matchbox #30e Swamp Rat, and an unidentified tank. I don’t have them any more.
A few years ago, I bought a Tomica #114 JSDF light armoured vehicle and was amazed by its quality. (It’s shown on the right in the pictures here.) I was recently able to buy a Siku #0870 Tank (shown in the middle) and a Siku #0871 Armoured Reconnaissance Tank (shown on the left).
I find it ironic that Tomica is a Japanese brand, Siku is a German brand, and these scale models are all made in China.
The picture below should give an idea of the amazing detail on these models. I’ll be blogging about each of them in the future.
I just got a 100-peso commemorative note that has the current logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas inside the zero of a large number 20, the text “1993-2013,” and the text “wastong pananalapi tungo sa kaunlaran.” For some reason, the Wikipedia entry on this note (at the time of this writing) describes it as “Financially Proper Toward the Development.” Google Translate currently gives “progress towards proper financial.” I would translate the phrase as “proper finance towards progress” or “proper finance towards development.”
In a previous blog post, I mentioned that I liked the scale 1:32 Siku 1010 Dog with Kennel. I was able to purchase one recently in Rustan’s at Alabang. The Siku website states that the dog is a sheep dog. Read the rest of this entry »
My wife and I just bought some Hot Wheels at a 10% discount. The Batcopter and the Batman: Arkham Asylum Batmobile are additions to our Batmobile collection. (The Batcopter was bought some time ago, and this Arkham Asylum Batmobile is a 2013 variant of the 2011 first release.)
The Hot Wheels High is an addition to our school bus collection. The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 shown here is a “battle-damaged” variant.
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I found these washing instructions on a shirt my wife bought:
WIYM UKG COLORS. CKLY
ACH WHENNGEDED.YUMBLCDRY LO
COLOUR DY NOMBERIG
ONL Y DRY CLEANINO
MADE IN KOREA
I’ve partially deciphered the text as “Machine wash cold with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. [...] Only dry cleaning. Made in Korea.” The remaining text seems to be “Colour by numbering” but that doesn’t seem to make any sense.