Saturday, 25 November 2017

Carl Zeiss Vision Officially Opens The First Zeiss Vision Center In Malaysia


I attended the official opening of the Zeiss Vision Center located at the Pavilion KL shopping centre  here in downtown Kuala Lumpur a few days ago. If you are not aware, Carl Zeiss Vision is a market leader in the field of optics and lenses. You will find the Zeiss products in cameras too and they have been at making precision glass for a very, very long time.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Writing Instruments: From the Collection - The Parker 61 with 'Rainbow' Cap


Now this is something a little different that belongs to me. Those that collect Parker would find this one of the unique fountain pens from the renown pen maker - the Parker 61. This was a pen, when first introduced in 1956 had a tagline ' Unlike Any Pen In The World...or Any Other'. You can see it in the photograph above.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Trunk Shows: P.Johnson at WJ & Co. This September 16th to the 18th


P. Johnson, who are quite famous for their lightweight, unstructured suits suitable for our weather is having another round of their regular trunk shows over at WJ & Co which is located in Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Go-To-Hell Pants in all of its glory - Featuring Yours Truly in a Video


What are Go-to-Hell Pants? Actually, it encompasses more than just the trousers if you put it down to brightly coloured (and embroidered) articles of clothing that one could wear as casualwear. The most famous of them all are the Go-to-Hell (GTH) pants. Here, in the video below where I try review a Porsche Panamera with a friend, I am wearing a pair by Brooks Brothers GTH trousers with birds embroidered on them, that famous American brand noted for making these sort of trousers (well, I prefer calling them trousers).

Friday, 21 July 2017

Timepieces/Watches: RED ARMY WATCHES' Gift Ideas for Friendship Day

Friendship Day. This is another Hallmark Cards creation to boost their sales. Much like that Mother's Day, Father's Day, Uncle's Day, Groundhog Day or Sit at Home and Sleep Day cards that we all buy. Some of these cards I made up but you get the point. But it is about sharing a greeting to someone. So friendship day, usually celebrated on the first sunday of August is a time where one can gift a friend something nice - watch retailer Red Army Watches supposedly have a few timepieces or watches for that thought.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Art & Design: GALERI PETRONAS HOSTS ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION, RELIVING TRANSFORMATIVE MERDEKA IDEALS AND ASPIRATIONS


GALERI PETRONAS today launched MANIFEST: Modernism of Merdeka, an exhibition to showcase how Malaysian architecture had shaped the transformation of the nation during its pre- and post-independence period of 1950s and 1960s.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Bags: Of Thrifting at the Local Thrift/Bundle Stores & the LL Bean weekend duffle bag I recently bought


Thrifting at the thrift shops or what they call 'Kedai Bundle' here in Malaysia is actually one of the best ways to procure hard to find clothing, shoes, bags and other accessories. Now 'kedai' means shop, and bundle is from the bundles where used clothes are bundled together and then sold at stores like this, giving new life to used items. I have to admit that I occasionally frequent these stores from time to time. It is usually when I am on the look out for something unique or hard to find here in Malaysia. 

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