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  • It doesn’t get much better than this

    Lan Kwai Fong, Wanchai, Soho — it’s just been one drinking session after another this week. Many of my former drinking buddies from across the globe have crawled into Hong Kong this week to attend a certain week-long Swiss bank conference, giving me the perfect get-out-of-jail card to drink outside and pay with someone else’s card instead of mine for a change.

    • 27 Mar 2014
  • St Patrick, stout and stomach acid

    Spring is the air and so is the smell of beer. St Patrick’s Day is one of those rare occasions when I can be persuaded to swap my beloved whisky for a good pint of stout.

    • 20 Mar 2014
  • Speed dating, anyone? No thanks

    On Sunday afternoon a few young whippersnappers managed to wangle themselves invitations — ostensibly to a lunch party in my garden, but really to pose around the edge of my swimming pool, flex their muscles and flirt with my wife.

    • 13 Mar 2014
  • Rich men and bad behaviour

    Coming home after a long day at the club and intent on a single malt nightcap, I found my entry barred. Forcing open the front door I discovered the culprit was an assortment of expensive looking bags from Lane Crawford.

    • 06 Mar 2014