- 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: May 2019
After ten enjoyable years, it’s time to take a break. Starting today, I’m off to see the parts of the world I’ve never visited before. It will be an extended trip, something I have not done for a long time. … Continue reading
When Raffles Town Club first opened, it was positioned as a top-end members’ only haven and enclave. Fiercely touted were its supposed European design, central location (no, no, not tucked away in the boondocks) with superlative fine dining restaurants and … Continue reading
They say your life will flash before you before you die. I almost died four times one recent morning. Yup, face to face with death four times in one morning! Can you beat that? What flashed wasn’t my life, though. … Continue reading
Press reports early this week claimed that much coveted bottles of single-malt whiskies were bought up by the airport’s DFS (Duty Free Singapore) staff, depriving travelers from buying any. What do DFS staff do with those whiskies? Who knows? Maybe … Continue reading
I woke up, and suddenly my head was filled with recollections of unpleasant events and hurtful thoughts of obnoxious people. The rest of the day didn’t go well. The outing with grandkids left me unfulfilled in more ways than one. … Continue reading
When Damai Beach resort first opened in Santubong Sarawak, the management thought that finding labor wouldn’t be a problem. The natives, like the Ibans, they figured, would eagerly grab the job opportunities. But management hit a brick wall. What was … Continue reading
Jerry Zenn from Taiwan used to be a Volvo mechanic before he started to make pipes full time. Click here. Using the best quality briar from Corsica, France, Italy, Greece and Spain and specially-cultivated bamboo from various parts of Asia, … Continue reading
SMS language, textspeak or texting language is the abbreviated language and slang commonly used with mobile phone text messaging. Such language is usually accompanied by emojis or emoticons. The word “emoji” is from the Japanese e, “picture,” and moji, “character.” … Continue reading
In my very first year of formal schooling (that would have been in the early 60’s) my mother would peel grapes, remove their seeds, and chill them in the refrigerator. At recess, she’ll be at the school tuckshop, waiting for … Continue reading