Like many humans, I like booze. Coz it definitely loosens the world up, and am a bit of a bohemian i guess
So this is about booze, the good life, and all related stuff (as well as travel, coz booze n travel = great mix!).
I’ve been a writer all my workin life. From writing law essays in university, i switched to writing lifestyle, travel & some environment features as a journalist. Like many others, i was a late bloomer and worked on my drinking skills in my late teens, beginning with the legendary Night Train Express!
i spent most of my writing years at The Star’s Saturday pullout, WeekEnder, writing on travel, adventure, food, drinks, lifestyle and bars. While there i was somehow awarded a professional scholarship and was sponsored to the University of Cambridge as a Press Fellow. Haha. Nice ol’ pubs there. Cycling back to the bungalow drunk in winter was fun.
In 2004, to shake sum shit up, i volunteered on a one-month mission to Kandahar, Afghanistan, with Mercy Malaysia. The awakening experience changed me. Afghanistan is alcohol-free.
Been a DJ (house, tribal) and a bartender as well. My more popular cocktails include Kelapa Rock, Deep Red Shit and The Yeltsin Boogie.
Have organized several underground parties that appeared on the front pages for the wrong reasons!
i now run a marketing / PR agency called SPiN with a partner, n write for several publications primarily Esquire as a freelancer.
The blog - Coz fun is serious business
I started this blog in mid-April ’09 to pursue my hobby of drinking, and i aim to become a celebrity drinker. Haha!
I’d rather become a professional drinker than a professional bartender, as bartenders dont drink for a living.
COCKTALES is consumer, trade, and event-based. It will also feature everything from drinking accessories & paraphernalia, cool bar-deco, toddy joints, drunk travels, unconventional interviews with industry people, alcohol launches & events, and reader’s stories. Sorta an alcopedia. It’s not associated with any particular brand, company or outlet.
It won Best Blog in the ‘Best of 2009′ by JUICE magazine. Haha!
It’s been lotsa fun.
Malaysians are getting more adventurous with their drinking. What’s next is for us to be more discerning in our own personal taste, which means knowing what you like and appreciating it even more. And if you want, move on and evolve from there.
Some people try to force a change in drinking habits, but if you ask me, if a guy likes his beer with ice, so what! This is Malaysia. Every country is different. Of course you should impart them information – what they do with that knowledge is ultimately for them to decide.
And I aim to contribute to the education of drinkers in Malaysia, a fast-maturing beverage market..
See u out there!
Deep (deepklc @ gmail . com)
And this be Homey…