May 15, 2013

Lotus F1


The Lotus F1 Team is in town. I missed the May 5 event where a local racer, Marlon Stockinger drove the Lotus F1 car around in the Quirino Grandstand and the Mall of Asia, but I spied the car being displayed in the new Greenbelt mall in Makati. 



April 26, 2013

Tears in Rain





This is one of my favorite lines in a movie. This soliloquy was spoken by Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer), the replicant in Blade Runner
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

This line wasn't originally on the script but Hauer improvised on it. 

April 25, 2013

Aircraft De-icing


No this is not Lt. Ellen Ripley's exoskeleton in Alien.  It is just an aircraft de-icing equipment spraying de-icing fluid on the airplane.

This was taken in Detroit-Wayne County Airport, during my from to Chicago-Midway about a Delta Canadair CJR900, last March. As you can see below, most of the airport was covered with snow and ice.