An odd haiga for an odd moment in my life: a dinner in Brunei, where I found myself placed next to the guest-of-honour, who was the Governmental secretary for defence. The band, playing nearby on a stage, was apparently made up of army officers. "They made it clear to me that they are here in a private capacity", said the secretary; "There is some real talent here."Then, they started with the George Michael covers. I found it hard to stifle my chuckles, and resorted to drinking my fruit juice. (Alcohol is not for sale anywhere in Brunei.)Toodlepip,Hobbes
Hi, where did you buy your Puerh knife?
Greetings, Anon! The tea-knife / pu'erdao is one thing that I've never had to buy, strangely enough. I was generously given knives of different shapes and sizes by Yunnan Sourcing, Dragon Teahouse, Pu'erhshop, Essence of Tea, and, mostly recently, The Fat (a.k.a. Lauyufat). At the lower end, a pu'erdao can be something as simple as a letter opener. At the upper end (witness the sterling example generously provided by EoT that you'll see in my more recent photos), the pu'erdao can be a work of art in itself. I'm sure a rusty crowbar would do just as well, but there is a certain protocol to these things. :)Toodlepip,Hobbes
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