- Walking on Eggshells
- Too Many Encounters with Men and Women in White
- Crowdfunded Products? Thanks, but No Thanks!
- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
- Diwali Debacle
- Rare Japanese Lacquer Pipes
Monthly Archives: February 2015
Another birthday present – a Brebbia Fat Bob Noce Author. Brebbia began manufacturing pipes in 1953 in Italy and produces nearly 35,000 air cured briar pipes annually. The company was initially the result of a partnership between that of Brebbia … Continue reading
If Indonesians run drug-rings in Australia I’m sure they’ll be punished to the fullest extent of the law, if caught. Now two Aussies are on death-row for doing precisely that in Indonesia, as well as for attempting to smuggle heroin … Continue reading
This Chinese New Year, first came Ismail with a humongous hamper, then came Freddie with his annual catch of fish. Read about the fish here. And Freddie doesn’t own a fish farm. He believes it is more blessed to give … Continue reading
From Comite International des Pipe Clubs: Mission, Purpose and Philosophy MISSION We foster links across the globe in honor of friendship and to celebrate the fraternity of pipe-smokers across all borders. PURPOSE On the special IPSD – once a year- … Continue reading
Today is the first day of Chinese New Year of the Goat and I wish you and yours well!
An early birthday gift from Tracy and Joey that arrived yesterday; what a pleasant surprise, since my birthday is not till some days later! They’ve sent me the entire Cobbit Collection from Missouri Meerschaum Company. Missouri Meerschaum, with its genesis … Continue reading
Apart from the need to learn to be more courteous drivers, Singaporeans ought to work harder on improving their social skills too. Since when is “Hey, you’ve lost weight!” or “Hey, you’ve gained weight!” (often accompanied by a poke in … Continue reading
A local florist – that’s her in the picture above – has imported 300 stalks of the world’s tallest roses from Ecuador. Known as Freedom, each stalk is 1.5m (almost five feet) tall. She is selling them at S$55/- apiece, … Continue reading
INCIDENT ONE Millionaire: Let’s meet for a chat. Me: Sure, Dome at Scotts Square? Millionaire: No, Dome at CMPB. Me: Oh, you prefer that? Millionaire (who drives a Porsche): Yes, free parking. INCIDENT TWO Billionaire: Have you made your first … Continue reading