Part of a series of tasting notes from a monthly private whisky club in Mumbai, India. It was our first session of 2014 and our 3rd anniversary of monthly whisky quaffing explorations.
Tasting Notes from 20 Feb 2014
Following our standard format, we blind tasted samples before revealing the whisky. This month featured: Jura Superstition, Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve and Ardbeg Corryvreckon. (more…)
Between my partner and I we seem to be on a SIM collecting spree!
My latest trip to Malaysia added yet another SIM. But what a pleasure – For approx $10 and 10 mins, was up and running on email, BBM, WhatsAp, etc! (more…)
In addition to my last day day in KL, I had one other sunny Sunday to stroll about in my two weeks in Malaysia.
Yes there was a morning meeting, yes there was some preparation work as well… But ah… it was still a glorious afternoon free to fritter about and explore a little of Kuala Lumpur!
Here are a few pics of a rather enjoyable day…
Other than Sunday off, we really did just work, work and work on the KL project. Was a terrific assignment, great client, most enjoyable activities… however there were few opportunities to slip away and explore Kuala Lumpur.
But a gal has gotta eat! And if you have limited time in a place, may as well make the most of it! (more…)
It is well-known that I enjoy a good dram…
It is also reasonably well-known that I’m part of a lovely private whisky tasting club in Mumbai…
What isn’t so well-known is how we acquire our specialty offerings!
I’m gonna let you into a secret… From trips just like my Malaysia one.
When each member travels, they hunt out a place that goes well beyond the average duty-free fare to titillate our palates with something unique.
We also have a network of friends who come visit, knowing the best thing they can be is a ‘mule’ for our increasingly discerning tastes.
In all my trips to Indonesia last year, I despaired of finding anything remotely interesting.
You see… we’ve exhausted the duty-free options from my usual stops – Bangkok, Singapore and Mumbai airports. (more…)
It was a perfect Sunday.
No alarm… lazily woke up… wandered to the hotel lounge where settled down comfortably to sip several cups of espresso. Gazed out the window on a bright sunny day… After two weeks of non-stop work, having nothing that really needed to be done other than pack was pure bliss!
Best of all? Knowing that later that night I would be back home in Mumbai with my partner. That alone prompted a great big smile!
And just when I was ready to surface and do ‘something’ of my own volition, a call came from my partner’s friend asking if I wanted to get out for a couple of hours.
Less than an hour later we were off for a little drive around Kuala Lumpur (KL). Half the enjoyment came from not having a specific agenda… we just let circumstances, whims and fancies craft a lovely afternoon. (more…)
A common sight in India are families of 4 or 5 perched precariously together on a motorcycle. Dad driving with another kid in front of him. Mom at the back with a babe clutched on one side and daughter squished between her parents.
Yet the ‘seat’ space is limited… And it turns out, just enough for a cat to comfortably stretch out and have a nice nap! (more…)
That friends, family and complete strangers take the trouble to read AND share their thoughts too – I am most appreciative – truly!
There is only one request – keep doing it!
- 3rd Quarter Summary
- Dragon’s Loyalty Award
- Trophy accident – celebrating 100 followers
- 999 views? It’s an emergency!
Thank you client! I nearly missed welcoming the Year of the Horse! Chinese New Year (CNY) is completely absent India… and I was missing the celebrations…
After being in Singapore during CNY, this time of year is incomplete without all the gorgeous red lanterns everywhere, the loud drums and cymbals heralding the coming of the dragon or lion dance… and then the crazy antics of the lion dance acrobats!
I was beginning to feel like I’d completely skipped what is a seriously big festival in Asia!
But thanks to the latest project in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia, every where I go, there are signs of celebrations. (more…)
As shared, my Mumbai theatrical ‘debut‘ had two challenges:
- Short hair – For ‘outdoor’ scenes, Belinda’s instantly crafted hat was perfect! However for my indoor scenes… something had to be done about my scandalously short locks!
I’m lucky to have a talented young stylist friend. When learning her craft, I was her ‘guinea pig’ (model) – and she even won her final exam ‘soiree’! (more…)