Archive for March, 2007



Rome S02E09 (HBO)

Scooters on the move near the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station (忠孝復興捷運站). Part of the Down Fuxing North Road Series.

Verenus dreams of his life before it spiraled out of control with the loss of his family.

A few years have passed and a delegation from Rome comes to see Marc Anthony to get some shipments of grain for Rome. But Marc Anthony wants war on Rome. Yet his demands for Spain are met with utter disbelief.

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Rome S02E08 (HBO)

A view of the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station (忠孝復興捷運站). Part of the Down Fuxing North Road Series.

Caesar takes care of his marriage by taking the Livia, Nero’s wife.

Posco and Myceanus are going to take a share of the Herod’s gold. Gaia’s abortion by proxy on Ireni doesn’t work out as planned. She is dying.

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Rome S02E07 (HBO)

The front of the Sogo on Fuxing Rd. near Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station (忠孝復興捷運站). Part of the Down Fuxing North Road Series.

Penniless Jocasta marries Marc Anthony’s freed slave, the one that he inherited from Caesar.

Pollo’s wife is pregnant. There is a plot to seduce Verenus’ oldest daughter.

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Rome S02E06 (HBO)

On my way back home, right next to a trendy little restaurant, I spotted this Hartford Magic 125. It was modified and looked really interesting. Part of the Down Fuxing North Road Series.

Marc Anthony and Caesar come up with a murder list; a list of rich and wealthy supporters of Brutus that must be dealt with. The list is given to Verenus to divide between the different collegia.

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Rome S02E05 (HBO)

The square right in front of the Sogo on Fuxing Rd. near Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station (忠孝復興捷運站). Part of the Down Fuxing North Road Series.

As Verenus and Pollo make their way back to Rome with the children, Caesar Octavian has brought his army to Rome. Verenus’ children want to escape their father, but they do not yet have any money.

Octavian will become Consul, thanks to his alliances in the Senate. His sister is coming to see him, but not his mother. The visit is not the best, because old wounds are opened again.

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The Diamond Age And Other Neal Stephenson Books

I was walking past the Sogo on Fuxing Rd. near Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station (忠孝復興捷運站). Part of the Down Fuxing North Road Series.

I first discovered Neal Stephenson when someone gave me his book Cryptonomicon.

I was fascinated by it.

A few years later, I discovered Snow Crash, The Diamond Age and Interface. At last news, The Diamond Age will become a mini-series on the SciFi channel.

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Taipei On A Rainy Day

A parking tower on Fuxing N. Rd near Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station (忠孝復興捷運站) I like the contrast between the eerie sky, the ruddy brown of the wall and the cleanliness of the parking tower. Part of the Down Fuxing North Road Series.

We went to Taipei today to do some errands.

We arrived in the city at about 1:30PM. We quickly stopped at EVA Air to get a refund on some tickets, which we will get in two weeks. I love that service, but I found it strange that it would take two weeks. Whatever.

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Hotel Babylon And Dresden Files Impressions

A para sailer on Hat Karon in Phuket, Thailand. Part of the Thailand Chronicles.

I have watched this light British series the last time it was around.

I watched it again this time. Hotel Babylon just started its second season. In Britain, shows don’t last 20 or 24 episodes, they are contained in shorter arcs, such as 10 to 12, just like the shows on HBO. This gives the BBC the opportunity to try things that would not work otherwise. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised that Life On Mars came back for a second season.

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Heroes S01E18 (NBC)

Hat Karon in Phuket, Thailand. Part of the Thailand Chronicles.

You can not understand the level or sacrifice that he made so you might live. You must honor that.
The Haitian to Claire Bennet

Bennet is discussing the situation with his boss and they tell him to forget Claire, she was just an assignment. They have Parkman check up on him to see if he is telling the truth. Naturally, since the Haitian took a good part of his memories, he is.

Isaac tries to kill Peter again after he killed Simone. Peter disappears and leaves.

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Heroes S01E17 (NBC)

We see how Parkman and Ted were planning to get to Mr. Bennet at the paper factory. However, with the sudden arrival of Bennet and his family back home, they decide to nab him right there.

The story goes back 15 years. Bennet was partnered with Claude Raines. A year later, Hiro’s father orders him to adopt a baby Claire, who survived the nab gone wrong of a firestarter. We see Hiro as a child.

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