Author Archives: Lohcifer

Come on, it’s Bullshit, no Matter What you Call it

In a newspaper headline stating that “PR firm Bell Pottinger Asia mulls over name change after crisis hits UK parent” Bell Pottinger Asia Chief Executive, commenting on a crisis that has engulfed its British parent over a campaign in South … Continue reading

Posted in Unforgiven | Comments Off on Come on, it’s Bullshit, no Matter What you Call it

Can a Smart Nation be led by Dumb Asses?

Singapore is in the throes of change. MRT stations and many other places where monetary transactions take place – including at hawker centers –  are going cashless, food courts deploy robots, robots fry our rice, parking coupons will soon belong … Continue reading

Posted in Unforgiven | Comments Off on Can a Smart Nation be led by Dumb Asses?

More Morettis

My addiction to Moretti pipes continues unabated. Here are my latest acquisitions:

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on More Morettis

RIP Sir David Tang

Sir David Tang was chairman of the Pacific Cigar Company Limited, the exclusive Cuban cigar distributor for the Asia Pacific region. He walked with royalty, and cavorted with stars, yet he made me, a nobody, felt like a somebody.

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on RIP Sir David Tang

Well, I Guess it’s Still Better than Blowing her own Trumpet

In mid August, I was attending a three-day training workshop at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine when suddenly a loud sound – like a foghorn – came from where some of the admin staff were sitting. I almost … Continue reading

Posted in Unforgiven | Comments Off on Well, I Guess it’s Still Better than Blowing her own Trumpet

Why I’m Singing in the Rain

Fox umbrellas have been hand-made in England since 1868. I opted for a “solid” meaning the handle and stick are made from one continuous piece of wood and is, therefore, almost as strong as a walking stick and can actually … Continue reading

Posted in Toy Story | Comments Off on Why I’m Singing in the Rain

Rimowa Gourmet Travel Humidor

Cost me an arm and a leg; what I paid for this could enable me to buy 5 pieces of Samsonite luggage, but what the heck, YOLO!

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on Rimowa Gourmet Travel Humidor

Just in – Another Two More Moretti Pipes

This time, a super magnum volcano; thanks Marco! And a Canadian:

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on Just in – Another Two More Moretti Pipes

Final Conversation with a Friend of Over 20 Years because Enough is Enough

She: Need to reschedule our lunch – my cat is dying. Me: Oh dear, I’m sorry to hear this. This is so sad. She: Nothing to be sad about, death is normal. Me: You are very stoic. She: Nothing to … Continue reading

Posted in Unforgiven | Comments Off on Final Conversation with a Friend of Over 20 Years because Enough is Enough

Moretti Fever

Just purchased a couple more pipes made by the very affable Marco Biagini of Moretti Pipes. Moretti pipes are among my favorites! For size comparison each pipe is placed next to my Group 5 Dunhill Shell Briar with bamboo.

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on Moretti Fever