Whodat

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.

Re the scene, 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 am now with a drinks accessories brand, huggaz. And i write for several publications primarily Esquire as a freelancer.

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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!

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Salud!

 

Deep (deepklc @ gmail . com)

BU house boyz - Khang, me, Sarge, Ed, in treehouse, Sarawak, havin a nutritious breakfast

BU house boyz – Khang, me, Sarge, Ed, in treehouse, Sarawak, havin a nutritious Johnnie Walker breakfast

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With other housemate Ovidia (front)

With other housemate Ovidia (front)

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35 thoughts on “Whodat

  1. Eddy looks like he’s trying for Ovi’s boobs. How come you putting your pics up? thought you publicity shy? & after all the crap you gave me bout having MY pic in the papers.

  2. hey there. interesting blog. i’m Eisz, an intern at mercy malaysia. we like ur story in afghanistan when ur worked with mercy malaysia back then. this is to include in our new publications. email me back. thank you!

  3. Hi Eisz
    Thanks. I have already written about my experiences in The Star as well as Mercy’s newsletter.
    If there’re specific questions, will answer dem over email.

  4. This is some cool site u got goin’… can’t wait to read/see more of it… just wondering though, any chance of putting an address/google maps locations of the places that u go? (I tend to get a little lost when trying to drive around new drinking locations… let alone getting back after a few)

    Cheers mate!

  5. Nice write up but to stir more s-hit up , write controversial stuffs like in bodohland.com

    BTW, I am in the alcohol business with good quality wine domain names.

    The day when hawkers start serving Chardonnay and Merlot, will be the day Msia called herself Merdeka!!

  6. Mate, first and foremost, excellent blog!
    Second, Fitou Brasserie @ Desa Park City just started selling a Pint of Heineken for RM 14 nett daily from 12pm to 10pm, no catches. Just thought I would share the love.
    Cheers
    Dave

  7. Been meaning to checkout Fitou. Bumped into the owner recently. I assume its one of d outlets with a deck overlooking the lake. Great spot.
    I hear there’s Spanish pork too.
    Will definitely make a plan to go for Friday or Saturday afternoon / evening drinks this month!

  8. This is some cool site u got goin’… can’t wait to read/see more of it… just wondering though, any chance of putting an address/google maps locations of the places that u go? (I tend to get a little lost when trying to drive around new drinking locations… let alone getting back after a few)
    +1

  9. Hey Adam
    Yea, i usually link to a map whenever possible. Also if the place is dodgy or hard to find, like the toddy shacks. Also i provide phone numbers or web address. Will try to link to maps more often.
    Jaydee, maybe u shd offer that to the MD of GAB instead!

  10. Dear Deep,

    Sawadee Krup from Thailand!

    A colleague just introduced me to your site and I salute you for your great blogging about alcohol in Malaysia. The next time you come to Thailand please let me know and I will be happy to host you a tour of our alcohol beverages.

    Chaiyo to you!
    (Chaiyo means cheers in Thai)

  11. Bangkok, Chiangmai or Phuket. We will let you try our new tropical spirits from Chiangmai and our award-winning boutique beer from Phuket. We are taking our homegrown booze from SE Asia to stand shoulder to shoulder with booze from the rest of the world.

  12. Hey there Deep. Learned a lot thru your blog and enjoy the drinks more now. I’m more to a brandy and white liquor person. any new or good brandy/gin/vodka available in our shores now?
    Keep up the good work man…

  13. Hey man. Thanks!
    With regard to new gin here, there’s Hendricks. haven’t tried it, but am attending a Hendrick’s party next week. Can update about it then. Vodka and brandy, nothing new, ‘cept for vodka flavours

  14. Hey Thirstyblogger,

    You have a cool website about booze and drinking. You did a blog post about Sarawak tuak and that was cool. Anyway, as a person interested in wine, I would like to recommend you this interesting website which happens to be a wine search engine/online wine magazine worth checking out. Do you know that more than 36,000 wine shops, wineries, distributors and importers are listed in Wine-searcher.com? Anyway here is the link (you would be surprised to find lots of wine stores and wineries in Asia listed in that website) : http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-searcher.lml

  15. Chanced upon your blog, and justtt wanted to clarify that Tuak is NOT moonshine.

    That would be Langkau.

    And if you can live through 70-80 bottles of that i will slaughter a wild boar in your honour and present it to you atop a garland of hornbill feathers.

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