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 […]

Prague

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. […]