Council Letters

Battleship.Letter from Gene

In Battleship, some alien super high tech ships had landed somewhere near Pearl Harbour where some also high tech digitally run american destroyers were having some naval exercise. Invariably the more high tech aliens decimated our digital stalwarts one by one. In a plot twist a la Space Cowboys involving an aging Clint Eastwood saving the world, the only ship left to face the rampaging extra terrestrials was a 70 year old battleship which had somehow become a museum for school kids cos – guess what – it’s all analog. Yet somehow it was unsinkable and in a strategem that was all about reading the right book and extracting just what was contextually appropriate, the hero with help of a crew of old shipmen who all looked like our grandpas… well, won’t spoil the movie for you.

We Got It! IFLA WLIC 2013 – Letter From Gene

The time has come! Singapore has won the bid to host the prestigious IFLA in 2013 – the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC)! This announcement was made officially at the closing session of the IFLA WLIC 2011 on 18 August in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at about 5ish …

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How does it feel to say goodbye?

The most memorable thing about the dinner – other than Yit experimenting with prata and chocolate ice cream – trust me, don’t go there, you just get weird sloppy brown prata – was when i shook the hands of those I had to say goodbye to. I remember especially Isabella shaking my hand really hard – so hard that the MacBook Air I was carrying was shaking in …ahem..the air 😉 Dinner folks, you might not know this but it was a major lump-in-throat moment that lasted all the way home on Northeast line.