Monthly Archives: November 2010

Don Florian

Prof Pathma commissioned Matteo Stefania to carve a pipe for me. Matteo Stefani names his pipes Don Florian. Stefani was born near Venice in 1971. In 1992 when he was a law student preparing for his exams he started to … Continue reading

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Tardy Dynasty, No Paradise, Only Kitsch

Singaporeans are such mindless followers. Include yours truly who was talked into trying those multi-colored xiaolongbaos at Paradise Dynasty, ION Orchard. Can’t miss the place – lots of suckers crowding around outside trying to get in. I have never seen … Continue reading

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Remorseful?

Let the picture speak for itself. What sort of idiot would go to his sentencing by striding in like a hero and brandishing a political poster? He might as well wear a T-shirt that says “Hang me!” The photo shows … Continue reading

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Cubicle Police Needed

    I can never understand how retarded some people can be. There is such a thing as cubicle etiquette you know. I visited some of our offices in the region recently and saw some behaviors that are really appalling. … Continue reading

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Sincerity in Apologies

    How do you apologize? Here are some tips from Elizabeth Bernstein, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology at Barnard College: Know what you did wrong. If you’re not sure, ask. Show real remorse. Don’t say “I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Stop Bellyaching, Start Doing Something!

Joe Queenan wrote in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that in the US, the National Basketball Association has instituted a ban on whining. If a player whines about a foul call, either by rolling his eyes or punching … Continue reading

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Transform Lives, Wear a Titan!

No I’m not talking about Trojan. I’m not talking about condoms. I’m talking about watches. Watches made in India. Who would have thought of India as a watchmaker? Well, prepare to be surprised. Not only is India making watches, it … Continue reading

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Wedding Couple Insulted

The Maldivian government has apologized to a European couple referred to as “swine” and “infidels” during what was supposed to be a romantic renewal of wedding vows in the Indian Ocean archipelago. A video of the ceremony said to have … Continue reading

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End of an Era

Remember the Walkman? On October 22, Sony announced it will stop manufacturing and selling these devices in Japan – after 30 years. Sony says the final lot was shipped to retailers in April this year, and once the last units … Continue reading

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The Pain of Separation

    Long after my friend Anne’s dad passed away, she couldn’t bring herself to delete his phone number from her cell phone. When your connection with someone is so strong, you cannot just move on like that. Of course … Continue reading

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