Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Malaised versus The Yellow Peril

Over thirty years of providing advice to corporate boards on the various aspects of change, I can confirm that the relatives of those on board flight MH370 are now undergoing the initial three stages of grief – and change – … Continue reading

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Sahara Sandals

The wife and I each received a pair of basket weave clogs from the owner of Sahara Sandals: The Municipality of Sahuayo, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico, has just certified Sahara Sandals as being the region’s finest artisans of handmade sandals. I disagree. … Continue reading

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Nothing Goes to Waste

Hong Kong has been my playground since I was a teenager. Of late, there’s been a proliferation of so-called celebrity chef eateries in the territory as well as some with Michelin stars. I’ve tried them all and sad to say, … Continue reading

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Chief Moron of Hong Kong

In order to carry a carton of duty-free cigarettes when flying into Hong Kong, you would need 20 people. Each carton of cigarettes consists of 20 packs. Each pack has 20 sticks. The duty-free allowance for cigarettes into Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Whack, Whack, Juraimi Whack, Whack!

Last October 48-year-old cleaner Juraimi Kamaludin was standing in line to board a bus. He claimed he left the line for a drink but when he re-joined at the same spot he vacated, he was accused by a woman of … Continue reading

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A Malaysian Sojourn

Had a three-day gig in Melaka last week but client didn’t want to brave the heat so we ate hotel food and at Nando’s and Secret Recipe. Not a chance to sample any of Melaka’s outstanding culinary offerings. So when … Continue reading

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Now Who You Calling Fat Cow?

Fat Cow at Camden has been reviewed to death and half the people I talked to praised it sky high, the other half told me to forget it, so I decided to check it out myself last Saturday afternoon. Turned … Continue reading

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The Tsunami Pipe

My friend Ronnie Wong is a long-time pipe smoker and probably Singapore’s only pipe carver. The photographs above – taken by Rob Balcer –  are of a pipe Ronnie has carved which he has named “Tsunami.” Tsunami (bowl diameter 20 … Continue reading

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