- Walking on Eggshells
- Too Many Encounters with Men and Women in White
- Crowdfunded Products? Thanks, but No Thanks!
- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
- Diwali Debacle
- Rare Japanese Lacquer Pipes
Monthly Archives: November 2009
When I first came across the quote “feedback is the breakfast of champions” I felt it was another one of those cheesy platitudes spouted by self-style gurus that make my hair stand. Now that I am much more mellowed, when … Continue reading
In the early days of Singapore, envisioning that the mastery of the Chinese language will come in useful when dealing with the China of the future, Lee Kuan Yew heavily promoted the teaching of Chinese. But Singapore started “completely wrong” … Continue reading
On November 5 at Fort Hood, shootings occurred killing 13 and wounding 30 others. Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, from Virginia, has been identified as the shooter who went postal. He was shot by policewoman Kimberly Munley, 34, … Continue reading
Today is Black Friday. Black Friday is a term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, the busiest shopping day in the year which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. The term “Black Friday” originated … Continue reading
Today is Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day is presently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November and has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. Most Americans celebrate by gathering at home with family or friends for a … Continue reading
In 1962, a gentleman named Tom Dunn from New York started a newsletter called The Pipe Smoker Ephemeris which he sent out free of charge to any pipe smoker who requested for it – pipe smokers he referred to as … Continue reading
In the last hotel I stayed in a tag was attached to the bathrobe. It said “Bathrobes are provided for your use during your stay. Should you wish to purchase one, please contact Service Center at ext 0.” It’s a … Continue reading
How stupid can people get? On Christmas Day last year, a 17-year-old girl received a phone call from a complete stranger who called himself “Jonathan” who wanted to have supper with her. She agreed but “Jonathan” did not show up, … Continue reading
I have flown from Jakarta to Singapore several times recently, the last time on November 5 via SQ961. Both times staff near SIA check-in counter insisted on me breaking the seal (placed by Jakarta airport security on my luggage after … Continue reading