Author Archives: Lohcifer

2020’s Last Post

I developed an aversion to Tsuge pipes since my friend Kyozaburo Tsuge was elected as a vice president for the Asian region of CIPC (Comite International des Pipe Club). No, it’s not jealousy. It’s just that I believe it is … Continue reading

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Be Sensitive!

Splurging at Christmas? Spending a couple thousand bucks on a staycation? Pigging out at a Michelin-starred restaurant? Talking incessantly about buying fancy watches or another yacht or re-doing your house? Boasting about the number of bottles of rare whisky you’ve … Continue reading

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A Dunhill ODA

Some people like large pipes, it could be an ego thing. An American lawyer I know, who’s a windbag with a penchant for dominating newsletters devoted to pipe smoking with pages of his rambling drivel is one such person. Well, … Continue reading

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Aftermath

I’m not a rich man – I live in public housing, remember? – but I will not have the local, cowering newspapers dictate to me, a news junkie, and voracious reader, what to read, so I spend heaps and heaps … Continue reading

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Holy Shit!

In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (“Asian Flu”). This H2N2 virus was comprised of three different genes from an H2N2 virus that originated from an avian influenza A virus, including … Continue reading

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Told Ya!

Like humans, chimps prioritize positive relationships as they age, according to a new study published in Science October 23rd. The work – led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Tufts University, Harvard University and the University of New Mexico … Continue reading

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Oh No!

Someone by the name of Chin Kee Thou wrote a letter to the Forum page of The Straits Times last Wednesday. He included the picture above and he wrote: Music in the park: Such a pleasure to be at MacRitchie … Continue reading

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Dying Broke

No kid of mine was born with a silver spoon. (They are all adults now.) However, none grew up deprived of any basic needs. They had a roof over their heads, were never short of food and had their education … Continue reading

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Uncivilized

The Jurassic Mile officially opened in October and is a part of the 3.5km Changi Airport Connector which links the heartlands to Changi Airport. Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung, who cycled along the route, posted about the event the day … Continue reading

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36th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary. We were married on November 17th 1984.

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