Author Archives: Lohcifer

A Hulu Pipe

For the Chinese, hulu or the bottle gourd or calabash is a symbol of prosperity, abundance, good health and longevity; which is the reason why on my 60th birthday, JQ presented me with a reverse calabash briar pipe made in … Continue reading

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Died Brokenhearted

Attended the funeral of a friend yesterday. Cause of death was myocardial infarction – heart attack, in layman terms. But honestly, I think he died of a broken heart. About a year ago my friend had no choice but to … Continue reading

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Lucky Me, You’re Not Here!

My friend’s sister is a married woman with a kid but every once in a while, she takes off on a vacation all by herself, leaving husband and child behind. Her Instagram for the next few days will brag of … Continue reading

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Hey, Boobs Don’t Have Eyes!

I felt a pretty woman’s breasts yesterday – firm, bouncy and just about the right size. Before your imagination starts going wild, no, I wasn’t making out with some newfound girlfriend; what happened was the young woman walked into me. … Continue reading

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Joshua Robinson

Joshua Robinson, you champion, man. You is the can. I tabik you lah! You were caught with 321 films – believed to be the largest number of such films seized from a single person in Singapore – containing child pornography … Continue reading

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Upside Down

What do you do when you live in an upside down world and drive an upside down car? You smoke an upside down pipe!

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A Pipe with a Mouthpiece made of Ivory

The buying and selling of ivory in Singapore is allowed. Since 1990, however, the commercial import and export of ivory has been banned, although non-commercial import and export – such as for museum display and research – is still allowed … Continue reading

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A Kirsten for my 60th

First invented in 1936, each Kirsten pipe has six basic components – mouthpiece, radiator body, valve, bowl, bowl screw and bowl ring. Kirsten bowls come sandblasted, carved, smooth and rusticated bowls and combinations thereof. There are even corncob bowls! A … Continue reading

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A Clay Pipe with a Difference

  For centuries, clay pipes have been cherished throughout the west. These were long, plain-looking pipes and pubs would provide them to customers. After smoking one, the pipe would be returned to the pub. The next customer who wishes to … Continue reading

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A Pipe with a Mouthpiece made of Amber

On my 60th birthday, Landrick presented me with a vintage, unsmoked pipe from Italy with a mouthpiece made of amber. Pipes with mouthpieces made of amber are extremely rare. Actually, the fossilized resin of prehistoric plants, amber is rare due … Continue reading

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