Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beautiful People 1 - Samuel Lee

Samuel Lee, Fashion Editor of Men's Uno magazine

I can't tell you how much I adore people with unique fashion sense. I'd always wished to create a blog like that of the Sartorialist, but lacked the time and determination. Anyway, from now on, I will start taking photographs of well dressed visitors and upload their photos to this blog. The first one featured is no other than my best dressed buddy, Samuel Lee.

Look at the loud zebra print T and the white loafer! Don't you just love it?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Beautiful Strangers

One of the thing I enjoy being a shopkeoper is that, i get to meet people from all walk of life. Elaine Garcia, a girl who lived in Berlin and Bangkok before, walked in the other night. And from the way she talks, I knew it instantly we could be friends. A jet setter and a fashionista, she seems to have lived an ultra interesting life, and I can't wait to hear her stories.

And there was this guy Jimmy Zai who claimed that he had been reading my writings and column in newspaper. We spent an afternoon sipping tea and chatting without any real topic, while I was busy cleaning this and that. It's so nice to have someone accompany me to kill an slumber afternoon.

And the other night, two aunties walked up and were so excited to see my shop. "Your shop is so avant garde, we should hang out with young people like you more, so that we are not left behind. " they said. They stayed and chatted with me for half an hour.

It was really encouraging when I encountered people like them. However, there are also other strangers who gave really helpful comments, including customers and my new neighbors. (i.e, the owner of next door music school) They have nothing but good intentions. I think they'd rather see me survive in this business.

For that, I am thankful.

No time to go out for dinner last night. So Samuel brought me sushi. Surprise! I am surrounded by angels. ^.^

Saturday, May 22, 2010

First Espresso. (who can help me on this?)

Bought an espresso maker. This is the first cup of espresso made by me. See that Crema on it?

David Chai happened to visit me while the espresso maker arrived. So he was the first who tasted my coffee. He said he liked it better than Starbucks. However, it doesn't take a genius to figure out he was just being supportive.

Eunice and Kian Long visited me later that evening, so I fix them some drinks too. They said it was bland and they liked it. However, I knew they actually meant TASTELESS.

Ok. later that night, another friend Samuel came. And he frankly said, it was terrible.

I've been experimenting with it and still couldn't pull a nice coffee. Gosh, making coffee is hard.

Anyone got any advice? Anyone can help? Please?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Party for Jump's VM Team

Nope, my shop is still not officially open yet. But I had had the honor to host a farewell party for Jump's vision merchandiser team last week. And I am truly happy that so many beautiful girls and handsome guys came that night.

I hope everyone enjoyed the party.

And yes, if you have any function or event or just want to throw your friends a private party, please do contact me.