- 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
- Greek Odyssey
- Quiescence and Hiatus
- Join! It’s Free! Or is It?
Monthly Archives: January 2010
The picture above shows a dish cooked by my youngest kid when he was only 13. As for me, though I’ve taken lessons from luminaries like Sompon Nabnian and Emmanuel Stroobant, the first dish I ever cooked in my life was probably … Continue reading
Polishing shoes have never been so much fun. On Sunday evenings I polish my leather shoes. It’s an old habit from National Service days. And while I do that I usually have the TV on or a BD playing away. … Continue reading
On January 4, The Straits Times started a news item this way: Bird sellers see their wings clipped The bird business is going to the dogs. From 81 shops here selling birds five years ago, there are just 53 left. … Continue reading
Someone who claimed to be a US marine by the name of John Campbell, went on a night out in Darwin, Northern Territory and was supposedly so shocked at the skimpy clothing being worn by Australian females that he wrote … Continue reading
Corruption among those in power is nothing new but Wallop Bhukkanasut’s story sure packs a wallop. Last year, on the November 14 THAI Airways TG677 flight from Japan to Bangkok, Wallop Bhukkanasut checked in 30 pieces of luggage using Royal Orchid … Continue reading
One of those self-proclaimed management gurus from the US once said that if you help someone you are making a deposit into his emotional bank account. The idea is that he now owes you a favor. That’s how the majority … Continue reading
In next month’s issue of Vanity Fair, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Buzz Bissinger’s article Tiger In The Rough will be published. Bissinger will assassinate Tiger Woods’ character calling Woods a “sex addict” with “a preference for porn stars and nightclub waitresses” … Continue reading
Sigourney Weaver’s character in Avatar smokes. Not surprisingly, Avatar director James Cameron has drawn criticism from anti-smoking fascists who bitch and moan every time a movie character smokes. “This is like someone just put a bunch of plutonium in the water … Continue reading
When you are smoking a cigar and everyone else is doing the same, the heady aroma is enjoyed by all present and it’s very pleasant. But when you are smoking a pipe, someone sitting next to you smoking a cigar … Continue reading
Often, the two holidays Hari Raya and Chinese New Year are very close together so stores would put up ads hawking their merchandise and they would inevitably use greetings like “Kongsi Raya” (combining greetings from two cultures together). Last year, Deepavali … Continue reading