Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ljubljana in Pictures

to Ljubljana! This is Metelkova City, an “autonomous cultural centre” similar to (but rather different from) Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen. It’s a hub for alternative culture, with space for bars, galleries, concerts and studios. Any city that has a street/ district (painted) like this ranks high on my “cool” index. And unlike Freetown Christiania, I […]

Travel Notes – Part 2

Day 11, 25/12/2012, 2057 hrs I walked out of the train somewhat dazed – the Jesenice station was poorly signposted, and I nearly missed the stop entirely, if not for a helpful lady who managed to identify the station. The outside of the station was similarly disorienting and I would probably be lost if not […]

Travel Notes

Day 10, 24/12/2012, 1116 hrs Southward I’m on a train now, passing through beautiful, and at other times depressing landscapes of snow. It’s my second day travelling alone today. I had my second day in Salzburg yesterday after my housemate left – the day was mostly uneventful as most shops were closed; I did however […]

Prague Pictures, Part 2

What’s next? Competitive Backgammon, maybe – I learnt some basic rules at the Northern Ireland tourney this year. As usual, competitive gear is a notch up. We attended a concert by the Prague Philharmonia right after the tournament. It was a very good performance, partially thanks to the excellent acoustics in the hall. The best […]

WYSC Pictures

Blogging from Nürnberg, where my housemates and I are waiting for our train to Munich. We’ve had a great time so far. I’ve always been rather supportive of this event; because of my participation in the first two iterations of the tournament, and also because I feel it is generally a good experience to young players. […]

Prague Pictures

Scrabble players usually don’t have much time to go way out for food (the Prague tourney was a bit of an exception with 1.5 hour lunch breaks, but we took a while to get used to it). We had most of our meals at a Thai fusion cafe called Yam Yam. It was rather tasty, […]

Brief Scrabble Report – MSI Prague

Can’t seem to start on my homework, so I guess I’ll do this instead. The Tournament It’s always nice to play in an international tourney for its atmosphere – I’m one who enjoys talking about games, moves and words in general so I don’t think I’ll get tired of the scene anytime (or is it […]


In Prague now, doing fairly above expectations for the tournament (and playing surprisingly OK). I’m thoroughly enjoying the fatigue and the mad rush. The above picture was taken in Stansted Airport – our flight got delayed (technical problem) so we waited in the plane for an hour and back at the terminal for another hour. […]