Saturday, July 02, 2011
Episode 1013: Asian Civilisations Museum Visit
Went with my family to see the new exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor & His Legacy. It's the first time the actual terracotta warriors have been exhibited here. Kind of thought there would be more specimens of the terracotta warriors, like a miniature version of the rows and rows of the Terracotta Army that you always see in pictures of them, but I suppose it would hardly be practical to have so many loaned to the museum. There wouldn't have been room to house them anyway! Also finished reading another two library books, both humour stuff with self-explanatory titles: Passive Aggressive Notes by Kerry Miller and The Art Of Overeating by Leslie Landis. The former is inspired by Frank Warren's PostSecret phenomenon, whose books are on my list of things to get at some point in the future. Some of the notes are hilarious, although most feel more like the sort of housemate bitching and sniping that you get when people are thrown together in an apartment/hall. Landis's book, on the other hand, shamelessly celebrates the joys of overeating, tongue firmly in cheek (or dessert, as it were). I might actually buy this book when I head back to the UK, if the one remaining copy on Amazon UK is still available, that's how fun it is. Great visual work too!