Monthly Archives: January 2012

Disturbing

My darling sister who works at a torture chamber is so pathetic that she gets cheered up by such wu liao emails. Have pity on her – offer her a job. From: CT Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 04:11 To: … Continue reading

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Cameras, Cameras, Cameras!

Have gone DSLR, but still acquiring new toys:  

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The Ultimate Pipe Bag

Just commissioned Neil Flancbaum of Smokin’ Holsters to make me yet another pipe bag, this time, one looking like this: Made of vegetable-tanned English bridle leather, like those made by Swaine Adeney Brigg. I believe this type of leather is the best … Continue reading

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Be Honest with Citizens Please!

When I was a wee little lad, mum would keep things from me. For my own sake, she would say. Some things were hushed up because they involved scandals or news too unsavory for little children to know. Some things … Continue reading

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Betrayed

Nearly 40 years ago I trudged across your vast lands – traversing from your farmers’ luscious fields to moss-covered man-made walls that stretch from as far as the eyes could see, from enormous public squares to well-preserved musty ancient buildings. … Continue reading

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Abalone Baloney

Abalones and rabbit fish are among the delicacies eaten during the Chinese new year period. They are expensive. In fact, the police has warned retailers that “cans of abalone should be kept in locked display shelves, which are only accessible … Continue reading

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Ugly Ang Pow Packet

Most “biang” ang pow packet seen so far; from Chaylernger some more ah:  

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Who Says Life is Fair?

TV host Quan Yifeng was sentenced last month to 15 months’ supervised probation for committing mischief during her altercation with a taxi driver in June 2010, when she damaged the fare meter and ripped out the receipt printer of his … Continue reading

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Rosemary Righter Rips into Kim Jong-Un

There is no love lost between me and those despots in North Korea, so this is not a post defending them. I’ve been to North Korea (do a search on this blog) and let me tell you, those guys running … Continue reading

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Jack Drayton

Yesterday, with profound sadness, I bade farewell to a dear friend and a fantastic human being, John David Drayton, who left us on new year’s day. Jack was a member of our pipe and cigar group and was very well-loved … Continue reading

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