Nov 25th 2008 9:49AM At any temp above freezing, take a sip of Grey Goose, then a sip of Smirnoff, and you'll feel better about spending more money for the French stuff.
Nov 18th 2008 2:15AM On Clarke Quay in Singapore, "The Pump Room Brewery" brews a wheat beer flavored with pandan. Very good, with a slightly sweet aftertaste.
I met the brewmaster when I was there last week, a good guy who really knows his beers. http://www.pumproomasia.com/
Oct 21st 2008 7:02PM Many of the American Korean restaurants with BYOB have a similar storage service, except the shelves are full of bottles of Jack Daniels and Knob Creek.
Oct 14th 2008 6:42PM Warning: Airport security in international airports (e.g LHR and CDG) will confiscate pens such as these.
Specifically, they consider any pen with a solid metal body to be a "dual use item" and thus forbidden.
Oct 11th 2008 4:00AM Flying internationally, Business class is the way to go.
Nearly all the perks of First class, at half or less of the price (yet still many times the price of a coach ticket).
Lounges, pre-boarding, drinks, meals, quiet, and power port are all there for INTERNATIONAL business class. Even the complimentary glass of champagne upon boarding.
The added luxury found in the first class of a 3-class plane is space and a truly lie FLAT seat.
Sep 29th 2008 4:41PM "The brand made its original appearance alongside Bond in Dr No, the first James Bond movie, which premiered in 1962. Sean Connery’s request for a “martini, shaken not stirred” made with Smirnoff vodka helped change how people made 007’s favourite cocktail—from using traditional gin to making it vodka-based."
So Smirnoff is to blame for people ordering tasteless vodka martini's. J'accuse!
Aug 11th 2008 11:51PM Flying internationally, airlines still serve food (and cocktails at no charge). If you can swing business class, real meals. Maybe not as good or fresh as a fine restaurant, but at least as good as room service in a 4-star American hotel.
Specifically Flew SAS international business class in 2007. was offered a full dinner with at least two choices available for each course.
So good I saved the menu, I'll try to dig it out...
Jul 3rd 2008 11:13AM Airlines could stand to learn a few things from hotels. Like warm cookies.
The "give you a cup, not the can" thing is inconsistent, even a given airline. Last week I flew United, both ways the plane was full, but the (busy, rushed?) stewardess handed me a can of soda and a cup of ice.
I did pay a few extra bucks for United's "Economy Plus", but doubt this was a factor. I will say the extra legroom was well worth the cost. Still a narrow seat, but more legroom than I could use.
(P.S. I bring my own peanuts.)
Jan 5th 2006 10:31PM I don't see any details on dimensions and weight, looks significantly larger than the SLVR?
Sony is really getting all the mileage they can out of the "Walkman" name,