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Monthly Archives: November 2010
If your kid’s kindergarten principal is a known pedophile, would you still leave your kid there? If you know your parish priest is forcing altar boys to suck his dick, would you still go to church? The Methodist Church operates … Continue reading
Bus commuters have been overcharged some S$300,000/- since distance-based fares were implemented in July. The errors occurred because the distances between 68 bus-stop pairs were measured wrongly. The Land Transport Authority could not say how many commuters were affected, but … Continue reading
For 90 cents Singapore, it’s quite a lot of pages to read. But The Sunday Times is spoilt by three things: One, that stupid mockup of some celebrity’s Facebook page. Two, Sumiko Tan’s column. Three, Lee Wei Ling’s column. Re … Continue reading
Ever thought of marrying your pen pal? Well, people don’t have pen pals anymore nowadays, do they? When I was still in school, I had a couple of pen pals. One of them was a girl in Malacca. We wrote to … Continue reading
Kyoichiro Tsuge passed away on November 2. He was 99. Tsuge was born in 1910. In his youth, he became an apprentice at a cigarette holder manufacturer where he learned to craft ivory cigarette holders. When Tsuge turned twenty-six, he … Continue reading
Finally, the last pipe among my latest acquisitions – a Bing Crosby from a dear friend. This one is by Savinelli. Since 1876, the Savinelli family has been making fine pipes using only the finest grades of Sardinian and Corsican briar. This pipe … Continue reading
And here’s a gift from Freddie Tan – a calabash. Calabash gourds (usually with meerschaum bowls set inside them) have long made prized pipes, but they are labor-intensive to make and therefore quite expensive. Because of this expense, pipes with … Continue reading
If you remember, Oliver Camphausen made me a bullet pipe before. I’ve just acquired another one of his pipes. Camphausen started pipemaking in the year 2000 but has since gone full time. Every pipe is completely handmade.
Made in London – aristocratic, proud and pleasurable. Each pipe was cured in an oven over a period of six weeks Joel Sasieni apprenticed at Charatan, and moved to Dunhill, where he eventually rose to the position of factory manager. … Continue reading