October 11, 2016


I always travel solo for business or for quick weekend trips somewhere near like Hong Kong, Bali and Singapore, but again, that doesn’t really count.

For my big 3-5, I have finally decided to get out of my comfort zone and celebrate my birthday 22 hours and two stopovers away from everyone else.
It may sound sad and lonely for most but I think it’s about time I treat myself to something great and really get away from all the craziness, that is – work and the city I live in.
The past few days, I have been going through my old issues of Monocle, Travel + Leisure and AFAR on Marrakech, Tangier and Cape Town, to get my excitement started and really get my groove on. Embarrassingly, I have already been stressing myself out on what to wear and what to take with me (hahaha slap me now!). 

I know it is still a year from now but I would really rather prepare in advance than cram a few months before my trip. To be honest, I have actually bookmarked a couple of sites to review this weekend for my itinerary.
Nothing touristy, I have always like to stay off the beaten path, exploring local neighborhoods that doesn’t scream, “hey, I’m a tourist, come take my money!” and spending a few days doing my own thing, sipping a mojito or a few glasses of shiraz, in a country where no one knows me.
I love traveling with friends and family and having experiences that we all will look back on and remember, but not this time. Not this trip. Definitely not jaded, as we grow older, I have learned to accept that liking solitude doesn't make us, strange. Solitude gives us the space to hear our own thoughts, which can feel like a rarity in our busy, appointment-laden lives. 

Excited to recharge and truly embrace myself. It’s about time I smile again and be really happy. Who knows, I might find it miles away from home.
This should be fun!

August 23, 2016


I have always been picky with trousers. Most retailers don’t seem to get the details right, or probably, I just don’t have the right body for one. Thank god, I found a tailor who got my pattern right and yes, they fit me like a glove!

Apart from getting all the right details, making average guys like me appear less schlumpy, it has also upped my game, making me feel like Alessandro Squarzi with an added doze of sprezzatura.

Fast forward, and more good news later, Wonderous will go live next month, with a Kickstarter campaign for its Forever O.G. Pants. The company has invented the world’s first odor, liquid and stain resistant chino pants backed by a lifetime size and quality guarantee, perfect for us men who are always on the go.

“Our inspiration for The Forever O.G. Pants was simple. We saw how cheap pants don’t last and how expensive pants don’t fit for long.” asserted, Jeff Chang, Founder, Wonderous. “With our lifetime size exchange program you never have to worry about size again. Just exchange out your pair for a pair that fits. With transparent pricing, silver threading, Odor, Liquid and Stain Resistant fabric and a lifetime quality guarantee we intend to redefine what quality means.”
Wonderous prides itself on being manufactured in New York, with buttons from San Francisco, and custom fabric from Los Angeles. For decades, the company feels that fashion giants have trained consumers to accept inferior products, they plan to change all that by providing superior quality fit, at an affordable price.
Backed by 2 years of R&D and 12 rounds of prototypes, each pair of The Forever O.G. Pants outperforms all existing clothing standards by featuring; silver infused extremely flexible fabric, premium embroidery, a heavy duty YKK zipper, ultra strong 3-ply 4 way stretch twill, Italian gingham lining, tucked belt loops, extra strong inseam, a reinforced double crotch, and is made from odor, liquid and stain resistant fabric boasting state of the art liquid repellant nanotechnology. The pants come in a Classic Fit or Tailor Slim Fit and the company expects to ship in time for Christmas 2016.

What sets them apart from most retailers?

The Lifetime Size Exchange Program – A program where we exchange out your pair of Forever O.G. pants for the correct size you need, anytime, free of charge!

The Lifetime Guarantee – The Forever O.G. pants have a full warranty. Covers everything. No hassle. For Life.

The Odor, Liquid & Stain Repellent Fabric – Silver threads infused with nanotech make the pants protected from any external bacteria or liquid.
The Quality Design – The build is so strong that you can workout, run, or even squat in these pants and they won’t tear.
The company’s goals is to raise $20,000 for its first production run.

Think of it as the best slim-cut trousers that feels just as great as your tailored pair. With the Forever O.G. Pants by Wonderous, there’s no reason you should be wearing trousers that’s floppy and baggy, especially in the thigh area. Tighten it up! Uncool.

Now, who's excited? Because, I am!

Wonderous will go live with a Kickstarter Campaign for its Forever O.G Pants on Thursday, the 1st of September, 2016. Click HERE to know ore about the campaign.


I tend to appreciate anyone who display a strong sense of personal style and is emphatic with rules. Like designer William McLure, a  Birmingham, Alabama native, his eclectic, masculine spaces are masterfully designed.
Like myself, he is a big fan of blue and crisp white – he never tries too hard and is all about classic sophistication. He was never trendy, like in fashion, he knows what works for one won’t work for another.
Everything he beautifully creates, happens behind closed doors.
Ever since coming across him on Instagram, I always look forward to seeing his posts and see his career progress.
Like fashion, I believe you need to be yourself and be consistent with how you fix and decorate your space. There is really nothing worse than playing a part that you don’t identify with.

April 22, 2016


Friends and colleagues know  that my aesthetic has always been preppy.

A hallmark of any true prep, the
L.L. Bean boat and tote has proven its versatility from city streets to points beyond. Trust me, I’ve had a couple for years and they’re still in good form.
BTW, I finally got myself a new one a few days ago and I couldn’t be happier!

If Chris Martin, Japanese men and East Coast preps carry one, it’s certainly good enough for me!