Monthly Archives: May 2015
This is my web log, (that’s what “blog” means right?) and not a public forum for discussion. That’s one reason why I don’t entertain comments. I mean, if you feel so insecure about yourself or need to defend your stupid … Continue reading
Only the barbers in London can give you a shave like no others. Every time I’m in London, I will go for a shave. This was on May 6th.
At the Chicago Pipe Show, I came to know of a camera-shy female pipe maker from Singapore. She’s no pompous ass, nor is she a grouch though. This elegant and soft-spoken lady – we shall call her Ms X – … Continue reading
The gold is finally here! The black, the chrome and now the gold!
Won this at the silent auction held at the recent Chicago Pipe Show; the hand texturing was done by the famous American pipe maker Michael Butera:
One of my purchases at this year’s Chicago Pipe Show – The Radiator Pipe! The Radiator Pipe was created by Hekthor Wiebe of Canada and provides a cool dry smoke, thanks to a deep calabash-type chamber in the “Radiator” base. … Continue reading
At the Chicago Pipe Show, I purchased from American pipe maker extraordinaire, Anthony Harris, a double-chambered pipe. Many people think that the double-chambered pipe is a new development or a fad, but that’s not quite correct, as the traditional calabash … Continue reading
The United Pipe Clubs of America held a smoking contest – The 13th Annual National Slow Smoke Championship – on day two of the recent Chicago Pipe Show. 140 participants took part. After payment of a nominal fee, each contestant … Continue reading
I love the Bunnahabhain 16-year-old in Manzanilla Wood Finish; unfortunately there are only 3,792 bottles available. If you are into strange-sounding names, Glenglassaugh has a whisky named “The Spirit Drink that Dare Not Speak Its Name.” There is also a … Continue reading