Author Archives: Lohcifer

Just Landed: A Pipe by Tom Richard

This pipe is a masterpiece by Tom Richard. Tom hails from northern Germany, close to Denmark, the pipe mecca of the world. It was Poul Winslow who encouraged Tom to go into pipe making, and in 2003, after a visit … Continue reading

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Very Rare Masterpieces for the Discerning Collector

From Ittigen-Bern, Switzerland, Martin Pauli makes Japanese-themed pipes using urushi and kokuso. Urushi is a natural lacquer from Japan and kokuso is a mixture of urushi, clay powder, wheat flour and saw dust. Many Buddhist statues in Japanese temples are … Continue reading

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Our Appalling Hawker Centers

Delicious and cheaply-priced food cooked immediately after you’ve placed your order, and thousands of choices. Where to find them? In food courts or food centers or coffee shops, of course! The food centers used to be called “hawker” centers because … Continue reading

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Ingrates Who Bite the Hand that Feeds Them

COVID-19 shutdowns have resulted in the economy tanking. Companies close and people lose their jobs. The government doled out heaps of cash to help those affected and those who qualify received financial assistance to tie over this difficult period. Some … Continue reading

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Have You No Decency?

So, Orange Man has COVID-19. My inbox has been inundated with forwarded memes and jokes, most are not funny, and many I deleted without even opening, and quite a few from people who should know better, including those who were … Continue reading

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Jailed for Honest Reviews?

Yes, I am aware that a negative review can be more trouble than it’s worth. In Thailand, I could be jailed. For the clueless, Thailand is a fucked-up kingdom in South-east Asia full of nice, gentle people. It had a … Continue reading

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Avoid Wildfire Pizza

Ordering pizzas is not rocket science. You make a phone call or go online and then the pizzas show up at your door. Unless, you are dealing with Wildfire Pizza. The non-existent pizzeria – there isn’t a brick and mortar … Continue reading

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What’s Up with Some WhatsApp Users?

Irritating WhatsApp habits abound: such as people blurting you a question asking how you are and then disappear for the rest of the day, not bothering to check their phone for your response. It’s almost like an obligatory pat of … Continue reading

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Now Everyone Is An Author

My ex-colleague proudly announced to me that the latest anti-Trump book he ordered has just arrived. A new book about Trump seems to crop up each week. Retards like Omarosa Manigault Newman, Anthony Scaramucci, Corey Lewandowski, John Bolton, James Comey, … Continue reading

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The Retards Doth Complain Too Much, Methinks

Chinatown is decked up to light up like Hong Kong, in commemoration of the Mid-autumn Festival which will occur on October 1st. Some auspicious wordings on those banners had to be changed after complaints from some members of the public. … Continue reading

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