Two things will happen shortly:
This blog will move to http://www.stefanpertz.org/ (in a week)
We (Spike Pertz, Nicole and me) are going to live in Malaysia.
Yesterday we singed the lease agreement for our new home.
The place is a newly developed condominium and we are the first tenants.
Feel free to visit us, we got guestrooms.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Two things will happen shortly:
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 7:27 PM
Monday, June 23, 2008
On Saturday we met Chian, a Singapore based photographer, whom I met while staying in "InCityLofts". We fooled around with the camera and some props he had flying around and the result...Well, see for yourself. You may also check out his portfolio: http://www.boonchian.com/
The studio is located in a former school. Lots of stairs, no lifts. However, a breezy, nice bar in the schoolyard. as it is a bit hidden, it is quiet. Good place for business meetings if you want a quiet place with some atmosphere to it. You could walk up the stairs from Orchard Road. But then you would be soaked by the time you get there. Better take a cab
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 12:11 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
We went to see Kenny at Kha @ Hort Park (http://www.kha.sg/) last night. The Thai restaurant is one of three restaurants Kenny is handling when it comes to events.
Hort Park is a plant nursery where they grow plants to be transferrred to places accross the island. Kha is situated on top of the park with a pool stretching across the lounge area. While you sit and sip you can marvel at the greenery, forgetting you are in a mega city.
The setting reminded me a lot of Bali, with the nature around you and all the birds, cicadas and gekkos adding to the atmosphere.
Guest of honour: While we were having our drinks, Minister Mentore Lee Kuan Yew came to visit Hort Park!
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 7:43 AM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The newspaper reports today that the Singaporean Government has not extended the rights to use the site near Bugis Junction to host the DHL Balloon (Pictured above). We have been on that balloon when Kersten was here last time. Fantastic! Last ride is 3rd August. I am going to miss that huge blimp. Such a nice sight when you sit in your office and the balloon pops up between the high rise buildings. Singapore Ducktours, the operator, was offered a replacement site in Jurong which they politely rejected. Good on them! I would have punched someone in the face for offering a new site away from ANY action. Too bad people coming to see the F1 in September won't have a chance anymore.
LET'S SIGN A PETITION TO KEEP THE BALLOON WHERE IT IS!
In other news: A 19 year old, with a obsessive compulsory disorder with voyourism, was sentenced to give up his mobile phone with a camera for 12 months. He was found to have taken a video of a woman changing in the toilet of the airport. No one said he cannot have a CAMERA! These days they come with video function too and phone calls from the airport to local numbers are free anyway! So you think he will go on playing peeping Tom?
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 7:29 PM
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 10:42 PM
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Ok, so many academics don't really like Edward de Bono. Why is that? I don't care.
Basically, I can only agree with his idea that our lives have become too difficult with all the "things" that are supposed to make our life easier (in his book called simplicity). De Bono says we should simplify our lives.
And that is exactly what I am planning to do. Let's streamline the household. What works in the corporate world surely must work at home too. Get rid of everything that makes life difficult or complicated. I am sure there is a lot of potential in this to free some more "quality time" to be spent on useful things, or simple relaxation.
Not sure where to start and what to dump first, but I am sure there will be something.
Maybe I start with stopping to blog? After all, this is making things complicated. Naaaaa just joking.
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 9:21 PM