The view from my office was especially magnificent yesterday.
I wish I could have opened the windows to take a proper photo, but unfortunately I couldn’t.
I had an opportunity to meet 3 lovely ladies from Singapore last week.
Above from left to right are: Kat, Beth and Ada.
Kat, Beth and Ada run a company called The Dating Loft, which helps well-heeled Singaporeans hook up with other well-heeled Singaporeans.
So were they in town to help me hook up?
Hahaha … no la …Â hard-working dating divas need a break sometime, so they decided to take a li’l vaca timeÂ in Penang.
Boy does helping people find the love of their life make you hungry:
Apart from the package from Hyperousia, I received some other stuff last week and I’ll share the interesting ones with you – like this hyper-limited Spoonfed X Sapporo Beer T which was created for aÂ recent Sapporo-sponsored fashion show in Miami, Florida.
In my mind, Spoonfed have always made some seriously high-quality garments, and they continue to impress every time I receive one of their packages.
And now ladies and gentlemen, Spoonfed has also diversified into the realm of skateboard manufacturing:
Oh I know you want one.
Thanks to Al and Laura for thinking of me.
“In many ways you could say our main product is customer support. It’s what we work on the hardest. 90% of our staff is in some way dedicated to this process. Beyond fast speeds, amazing technology, and great uptime records – we realize that we must judge our success on how well we have supported our clients. It’s really what matters the most in business today.
To be accessible, friendly, and helpful at all times.
To answer the phone when you call, 24/7 – no exceptions.
Reply to your emails and support tickets promptly.
To provide timely information regarding system incidents.
And lastly, we promise to listen. Should we fall short of our goals we want to know about it so we can quickly remedy areas needing improvement.
We value customer feedback. Please give us a report card on how we’re doing. We want to know the good, the bad, and everything in-between. We’re listening.”
The above was taken from our hosting company, Media Temple’s website.
I almost wanted to laugh when I read it, because NONE of it is true.
I’ve never been able to get any helpful technical support from ANYONE at Media Temple. Calls usually end up like, “Sorry sir, we don’t have a solution to that problem,” or, “It appears that we don’t have a backup of the data that you requested,” or “There’s nothing we can do about that because it’s our company policy.”
When sending in support requests through their website, I’ve often had to wait days and had to resort to sending in repeated requests before anyone would fucking reply, and then even the reply was of no help whatsoever.
And I didn’t even get to the downtime yet.
If you are considering US-based hosting, please DO NOT choose this company. If it wasn’t for the fact that we have a LOT of inter-linked and complicated websites/blogs/etc, I would switch hosting companies in the blink of an eye.
They have caused me an incredible amount of grief for the past year, and every day that something doesn’t go wrong is another day that I should go buy a lottery ticket.
But if anyone has a hassle-free method of switching for me, PLEASE let me know.
I received thisÂ sample from the fine folksÂ atÂ up-and-coming brand Hyperousia last week.
The T looks really simple, but upon closer inspection an amazingly intricate all-over kiku (chrysanthemum) pattern is discovered:
As Kevin from Hyperousia says:
“The flower symbolizes death. It pays tribute to children who die from poverty and struggle everyday.”
Available in 2 colors, White on White or Black on Black.
Someone whipped this out while we were having dinner at Somboon, I can’t remember who, but c-c-check it out.
Soon to be on sale in Thailand.
If you need a hookup, let me know.
I want to turn the last picture into a Tshirt graphic.