Monthly Archives: March 2015

Nasi Ambeng at Hajjah Mariam Café

Food sellers at the basement of Westgate at Jurong East face tough competition. Though the mall is higher end compared to its neighbor JEM, and Big Box and the nearby JCube, there are literally hundreds of places in these three … Continue reading

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Colors of the Forest

Local chef Sam Leong (who focuses on Chinese food) and his Thai wife and their son cooked up a storm on Thursday at Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café. The wines were organic German wines from the Schmalzried vineyard. To start: Kessler … Continue reading

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Le 5th Grand Chapiter de la Confrefrie du Sabre d’Or

Held on 24th March, it was a muted event and a moment of silence was observed for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. To start: 2000 R&L Legras Brut Blanc de Blancs, Millesime, Saint-Vincent, Grand Cru. The following fine, exquisite … Continue reading

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Eating Well in Sydney

More than three decades of visiting Sydney means I’ve tasted all kinds of food there, from those served in very expensive and highly rated restaurants booked months ahead to those dished out by humble food court stalls. The city never … Continue reading

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Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015

Thank you, Mr Lee. You transformed an impoverished island into a first-world country whose citizens – ordinary people like me – can take pride in. Today, we walk with our heads held up high because of your tireless efforts. Thank … Continue reading

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Two More Clays

Usually un-glazed, and burn hot, clay pipes do have their aficionados, however, who claim that, unlike other materials, a well-made clay pipe gives a “pure” smoke with no chance of ghosting, in other words, tobacco you use won’t leave traces … Continue reading

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An Axe I Can Smoke

The Tomahawk is an iconic weapon associated with Native Americans. The word is an anglicized version of the Algonquian ‘’tamahaac’’ meaning ‘’what is used for cutting.’’ The Pipe Tomahawk – more than 18 inches long –  is particularly unique because … Continue reading

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Starring Chai Chee Prick

So a monster with shit for brains got into a cab driven by a man who has a daughter who works in the media industry. The retarded Mongoloid berated the taxi driver nonstop throughout the journey for a number of … Continue reading

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None but the Lark so Shrill and Clear

Collecting and drinking single malts from all over the world is a lot of fun. The Japanese, Swedish, Taiwanese and the Indian ones have never failed to thrill. Some have even won awards. Browse around this blog for my posts … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

Sol Levy was a tobacco store in Sydney and though most people working in there seemed cocky, cranky and grouchy it was about the only place worth visiting if you are into pipes, pipe tobacco and cigars. Those days, signs … Continue reading

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