Thursday, November 30, 2006

Post-Hard-Day-At-The-Office Drink Up

Christmas came early this year bitches...

Tough day at the office calls for a tough time at the bar.....Harry's new location just opened up right below our office. It was their grand opening. The weekend's gonna come around much quicker every week.

To be honest, I just saw a Guiness sign from way far. That only means one thing.....It's fresh on Tap!! The initial debate was to step in for 1 pint of Black Velvet (half Guiness, half Cider), but I'd be willing to put a wager on the fact that almost all heterosexual, misguided boys will almost always stay for another,.... and another,..... and another and then finally scraggle off drunk, broke and desperately looking for food. So I don't feel so bad.

Working class man's happy juice

Working class man's type of Women


Have a good weekend. Be safe! I will be considering Rishi's not here.

More sneaks

I will be meeting the good people from Swear tomorrow. They have some heat in their collection. Some of you may have seen the starry kicks on me sometime recent.

Some more heat from the crazy minds at Double Identity.

Back tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Thought it would be a good time for an update.

I am working with the interior designer right now and have gotten some good ideas from her. We will be visiting the space with the Engineer on Friday to see if we should go ahead and remove the roofing to expose the beams. Hopefully there's treasure under there so as to add a bit more raw-ness to the store space.

I am currently working with a graphic designer to iron out logos and work on branding and corporate identity. We'll then work on the website after the logo is done so as to show you lot that I'm around and headed in the right direction. I wanted to work with these guys too. Check out who they've done work for. They are on a similar wavelength I think.

I have placed an order at the good people at Still Life NYC. Some good things there.

I have also finished placing orders with the good people at Double Identity. Some of their stuff below. Feedback's always good!!

Another well-thought out interpretation of the trusted all-stars.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Here them are....

Here you are. Some before photos. I went to the store on friday to meet the interior designer. Great ideas. Let's hope they are executed soon. Our plan is to gut the entire place and then work from scratch. Again I want it spot on which is why I'm being a little bitch with shit like this. Take a look.

These are all first floor pictures. Thats all there is. Don't expect any after photos.

Enjoy the weekend. Be safe. I don't think I will considering Rishi is here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


It's been real slow here. My routine everyday typically involves getting my ass out of bed, getting cleaned up and heading straight to the office. Sad to say but it's become a routine already, which is maybe good in a way.

I have been working with the interior designer. She knows her shit and is using the project to truly showcase her talent. I respect that. She can be found here. Yesterday they took a spare copy of my keys and have started to come in and take photographs of the place. Measurements are also going to be taken so that construction plans can be drawn up.

I will have first draft pictures to post up soon.

I'm also trying to get some of these shits for all you aged cats out there. Lemme know what you think.

I went on a mass email spree to try and get info from all brands. I also bitched at Nike and told em that I saw all those weird stores in Melbourne with great product. It's not fair with them giving me all Tier 2 shit. Thats not cool. They mentioned that they will work the "Energy" products in later on when there's a buzz going around the store. Let's see how that pans out.

It looks like its going to piss down outside. Fuck Singapore weather and Fuck the Subway being so far away!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Got pest control to come in today for them to inspect the space for any termite activity. Everything came out clean so it's all good and ready for work. I just need to take care of some faulty flooring.

Interior Designer is ready for work so we get bizy on Monday.

I am going to collect the Bank Guarantee today at 2pm. They called and told me it was ready. I'll then get the employment pass. I'll be sure to show you guys what this thing looks like. To think that this little card had me by the balls all this time gives me the shivers. I can't wait to meet this thing. It's going to be a feisty introduction.

I'm placing other orders. All should be okay from now on. Smmmoooooooothh sailing....

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


The holiday mode depression has finally worn off and I am back in Singapore working on things full swing. Melbourne had the most positive effect on me. I really needed that holiday to let loose and sort of prepare myself for the tough upcoming months. I'm still drinking a lot in Singapore though, and this is only my 3rd day here.

Good things have happened. I met with my cousin the first day I got here and we ended up having a few drinks.

I met with the Interior Designer yesterday. What was supposed to be a brainstorming and budget breakdown discussion ended up becoming a (surprise, surprise) piss-up session. Hey, if happy hour starts at 4pm instead of 5pm, I ain't wasting that extra hour.

The thing that has annoyed me most is the employment pass issue I am having. It is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. This employment pass is the key to everything. I mean everything! You need it to get a phone line, Internet acces, Cable TV. You need it to go to the bank even if you are opening a FIXED deposit account. Anyway, I still haven't been able to get one as when I was supposed to collect it yesterday, the Ministry of Manpower tells me that I need to deposit 3000 bucks at a bank and collect a banker's guarantee and bring it back to them. Next thing you know they're going to tell me to grow a Vagina. Believe you me, they probably would ask for something like that. That's how unreasonable these people are.

So I went ahead and got 3000 bucks and deposited it. The guy at the counter tells me that the guarantee will be ready in a week. This is when I flipped out. I instantly told him that without that damn pass, I would have no access to all the shit I mentioned above. Shit, I even told him that I have been going to bed at 7:30pm each night. Because of that I have been waking up at 6:30 in the am goddamnit..!

So fuck it. I did everything and am just waiting for things to happen. I am going to watch some fighting.


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Boys Trip 2006.....

Okay. Once again I'm not quite sure where to start. Sorry for the long lay off. We just got in from the Annual Boys Trip 2006. I'm trying to gather all my thoughts together.

What a trip........!

That's right, I said it!!!

First of all, please remind me to buy the person who came up with the "boys trip" concept a round of cold ones, a car, a woman, a karaoke machine, whatever....I don't really care. All I want to say is that if you're ever in need to break free from your exciting-as-watching-paint-dry sort of life, round up a group of your tightest mates, pick a destination and run a muck. Rest assured you're going to be laughing (Shouu-laki anyone? Nipple Clamps?) and drinking and gambling (until you forget to return the rental car) and getting into trouble and eating as much as we did. I did all of it, except the damn nipple clamps!

To all my good mates new and old, you guys helped to serve up a truly great experience that I will not ever forget. Not only was it wicked fun to experience Perth and Melbourne with my good buddies, but it was equally great meeting other people and involving them in this trip. I made some new friends and met people that I have only good things to say about. You guys know who all of you are! I look forward to more of these trips to come.

To the boys that were there; Nathani, Inny, Ash, Giresh, PK, Rish....and the boys that weren't there; Puts and Avi....try not to ever grow up! Let's just stay stupid for as long as possible. It's better like that...

Last but not least, I have thrown up all the photos on this address for those of you that missed out on this trip.

If you want any pictures removed because you may look like a knob or are smoking something or kissing someone you're not supposed to, please direct emails to me. I probably won't do shit about it but it'll still be nice to hear from you lot.