- 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: September 2010
Nearly everyone has an opinion about those god-awful sheepskin boots from Australia but few know about the legal shenanigans behind the scene. In Australia, they used to be sold at mom and pop stores and at gas stations when I … Continue reading
Come October 29, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold its first-ever sale dedicated to the Lafite estate. The collection has an enviable provenance: It comes directly from the château itself – nearly 2,000 bottles in pristine condition that have never left … Continue reading
It’s quite amusing to see Josephine Teo trying to act cute on TV, prancing around like a retard. The program is The Chinese Challenge which I stumbled upon on September 26. The Chinese Challenge is a TV quiz show to … Continue reading
Yesterday, just a day after Alec Ee hand-carried an entire foie gras for me from his overseas trip, Freddie Tan presented me with three live conches – one gigantic one and two smaller ones. Conches are mollusks second in popularity only … Continue reading
So Madonna and Demi Moore are exceptions. What a letdown. I was hoping some about-to-croak wealthy old cougar will adopt me as a “cub.” A study of online dating, by the University of Wales found men and women are still … Continue reading
At midday on June 11, 1963, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc took a ride in a car to the corner of Phan Dinh Phung and Le Van Duyet streets in central Saigon (now Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Cach Mang … Continue reading
So the Mid-Autumn or “Mooncake” Festival was on Wednesday. Did you have some mooncakes? I was in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday and was given some really nice mooncakes – the traditional kind – by my colleagues. When I … Continue reading
I have always been fascinated by cigars from the Philippines since I was introduced to them over 30 years ago. The history of tobacco in the Philippines dates to 1592, when the Spanish galleon San Clemente brought about 50 kilos … Continue reading
Ah the Philippines. It’s good to be back and plunge right smack into the familiar. The country has so much memories for me – Luneta Park, Manila Hotel, Ongpin, crispy pata, Lydia’s Lechon, Banaue, Bagio, Bohol, Philippine Rabbit, bagoong, Max, … Continue reading