Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok - a city like no other. It's crazy, hustle bustle, dirty, unbearably hot and humid, insane traffic and hookers. That aside, it's famous for its tuk tuks, food, massages - although I'm trying to remember the last time I went for a Thai massage in Bangkok without being asked if I wanted a happy ending despite my efforts of only looking for establishments with clear signage of "no extra service" which has clearly proved to be a waste of time. 

 My colleagues and I went to their cooking school to learn how to cook their signature Tom Yum dish. I was surprised to learn that it's actually quite easy - well, provided you have the right ingredients.
 I  prepped this. 

End result - restaurant quality, right?

View from our restaurant of the temple. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Head Porter

I have been looking around for a backpack for the longest time - my Bill Amberg Hunter Ruck Sack, unfortunately was a huge disappointment and the strap broke off after 4 months of usage. After a few angry emails to Bill Amberg to their Mayfair store, I managed to get a refund. The bag was too small to fit a laptop and just a nuisance. The compartment had no closure so things can easily fall out when you stuff your bag in our overhead compartment in a plane.

Anyway, I've always loved anything Japanese-made and when I came across this backpack from Porter, I'm immediately sold and the colour - blue is my favourite! Thank God for their international shipping and I've placed my order - YEN34,000. You know when you see something at first sight and something you gotta have - this bag did that to me.

The strap looks hardwearing and comfy for travels too, which is a big plus. 
Photos from Head Porter

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rolex Black Limited Edition

Photos from: Ssense

Wow!!! I've been longing for a metal watch to compliment my leather Panerai watch and this watch is just perfection. Rolex is commercial but the limited edition of 50, black PVD adds character and edginess. USD$20,000..