I first heard about The Sci-Fi Cafe from Suresh, via our Via Astris (The Star Trek Club of the Philippines) Facebook Group. He had just stumbled on the place himself last week, which had its soft-opening on May 5.
I’ll just leave this here:
Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the ’70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. At her 2010 MoMa retrospective, Marina performed “The Artist Is Present” as part of the show; a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.
via Marina Abramovic Meets Ulay [YouTube]
Klingon Proverb of the Day: “A sharp knife is nothing without a sharp eye.”
- tlhIngan Hol: leghlaHchu’be’chugh mIn lo’laHbe’ taj jej
- Literal translation: A sharp knife is useless if the eye is unable to clearly see.
- Klingon Honor Guard manual, page 47
- Klingon language source: The Klingon Way, Marc Okrand
Here’s a short video of the amusing/cute cat tip box at Kozui Green Tea, a cafe/restaurant on Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
The video was taken by my cousin Benjamin Padero (speaking in the background is Carlo Tabije).
The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain?
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game
Even though I know – I suppose I’ll show
All my cool and cold – like old Job