Monthly Archives: January 2011

Those HR Idiots Again!

It was only late on December 30 2010 that my renewal contract for 2011 was ready for signing. HR people should be less insensitive. Unfortunately the majority of HR people I’ve dealt with are just emotionless, heartless robots pushing papers. This is … Continue reading

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Cheap Charlie

NOTE: If you think you’ve seen this post before, you are not wrong. I’m re-organizing the order of appearance of my posts, as a result, you’ll be seeing some old posts re-surfacing, but things should be “regularized” in due course. I … Continue reading

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Bad Drivers

NOTE: If you think you’ve seen this post before, you are not wrong. I’m re-organizing the order of appearance of my posts, as a result, you’ll be seeing some old posts re-surfacing, but things should be “regularized” in due course. I … Continue reading

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Ang Pow Fund? Stop the Nonsense!

This time of the year I usually receive a letter from the clubs I belong to to contribute to a ang pow fund. “The amount collected will be distributed to the staff to show your appreciation for the services they … Continue reading

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You Keeping Score?

In chapter 13 of Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians, the apostle wrote that “Love keeps no records.” Different scholars interpret that differently but the consensus is that when you love someone you don’t keep score. I was therefore shocked … Continue reading

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Sweeney Todd I am Not

At the urging of Marcel den Herder and Mauro Cattana, I made an attempt to shave with a straight edge or cut-throat razor. Men who shave that way may do so because they are attracted to things old and traditional … Continue reading

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Five More Tsuges

Just bought another Tsuge – a very unusual Tsuge “Topper” pipe. Smooth polished briar: Extra deep bowl can be smoked as is, but a special insert to reduce the chamber capacity is also provided: This is how you use the metal … Continue reading

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Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

My Irish buddy Alec Molloy gave me a bottle of Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey recently. Connemara? Yup, Connemara, and it’s not a Hokkien bad word exhorting you to copulate with your mother. (This is for those who think that … Continue reading

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No More Daily Posts from Now On

Ah, 2011 is here. Finally. Time to wind down, take stock, relax, catch some Zs. From now on, I won’t be blogging daily. Got lots to do. I ended 2010 with a huge backlog of unfinished business. Bad. Well, maybe … Continue reading

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