Drinking on-the-run, literally!

This gadget was made for sumtin else, but it’s perfect for drinkers who party on-the-run!

Rehydration packs (aka Camelbaks aka cycling bags) are supercool to store n dispense cocktails. It’s basically a slim pack u carry on your back that holds a detachable bladder. A straw leads from the bladder to your mouth, appearing right over your shoulder. How easy is dat??

Great for festivals and outdoor parties. Trekking and DJ-ing too.

Rehydration packs - created for drinkers, abused by cyclists

Rehydration packs - created for drinkers, abused by cyclists

The holy straw

The holy straw. Its gotta one-way valve dat u just bite n suck

Mine’s a Karrimor, but d bladder is a Camelbak, 3-liter. The packs ensure the drink stays cold. Another version (owned by housemate Henry) is also a Camelbak 3-liter, but the pack and straw have their own insulation. Cool stuff.

The bladder has a large cap, enabling u to load ice. Three-liter is the largest size bladder we could find, and ur able to empty an entire bottle of liquor, then add d mixer n ice. Guaranteed to get u fucked-up!

Its even been loaded with tuak before.

If u wanna see Henry's bladder, here it is. Big bladder, small weener

If u wanna see Henry's bladder, here it is. Big bladder, small weener

The bladder has a big mouth

Insert alcohol here

Have used it excessively at the Sarawak Rainforest World Music Fest. Also when we organized some outdoor gigs on d beach in Langkawi. When ur on decks, u cant go mix a drink – so just get the pack loaded, put it on, and party all nite!

Also useful when trekking upriver in KKB. Dont think i have ever actually used it for water tho. Anyway the water will have an alcohol / mixer taste, so fuggedaboutit. The bladder costs about $150-$200 and the backpack costs about $100+.

Bumped into some dude, Paulie, in Sarawak a few years ago who had a similar set-up. We immediately exchanged cocktails. Haha. We good buddies now. But he’s also M.I.A. now.

Paulie sampling my mix

Paulie sampling my mix. See how fucked-up i am?

When u gotta Camelbak, strangers wanna know u

When u gotta Camelbak... even strangers wanna know u ...

... chicks wanna get close to u ...

... chicks wanna get close to u ...

... your circle of friends will expand ...

... your circle of friends will expand ...

... and u'll have it on all d time

... u'll have it on everywhere u go ...

... and ur guaranteed an intoxicated, wild nite! Party on!   (Spot yourself if u were there)

... and ur guaranteed an intoxicated, wild nite! Party on! (Spot me / yourself if u were there)

Brain damage rating: 8/10


U absinthe junkies

I was asked by my buddy Alet about the exact location to buy absinthe retail. He says one of d outlets (Palette2) sells it close to 500 bucks a bottle, and $45 a shot.

Being the communist that I am, i find that plain wrong. C’mon, for d price of 4 shots, I can buy a bottle of absinthe retail. Go get your own from Tong Woh, the importer.

In the spirit of solidarity, I’ve decided to be an angel (or is it fairy) and create a link for a map that points out the exact location of d booze shop in PJ. Nah. (It can load a lil slow sometimes, but u’ll get there)

If u STILL can’t find it, screw u. Wat am i, an absinthe pimp?

Actually, no, gimme a call, i’ll take u there, so long as i drink with u.

Keep an extinguisher / water handy, if u drink it d way i do.

Otherwise, here are some mixing options. These are the ones that I swallowed during the launch.


Absinthe cocktails



30ml La Clandestine Absinthe

15ml Monin Passion Fruit Syrup

20ml Boiron White Peach Puree

60ml Apple Juice

1 nos Lime Wedge

Ice Cube

Mix all ingredients into mixing glass & shake. Strain content into a 12oz catalina/sling glass.

Garnish with lemongrass stalk and mint sprig.




5ml La Angelique Absinthe

Orange Zest

1 nos Fresh Strawberry

35ml Cognac Brandy

15ml Monin Vanilla Syrup

Crushed Ice

Place Angelique absinthe and orange zest into a brandy snifter and flame.

Muddle fresh strawberry into a 12oz collins and add rest of ingredients including flamed absinthe. Stir till well mixed. Top with more crushed ice.

Garnish with strawberry halve.



40ml La Clandestine Absinthe

20ml Monin White Chocolate Syrup

3 drops Orange Infused Malt Whisky / Bourbon

Ice Cube

Mix all ingredients and stir till a desired consistency is achieved.

Fine strain content into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with cinnamon stick.


So innocent-looking, ain't it

So innocent-looking, ain't it


Now, ain’t it faster and less messy to have it straight up? Sure, it won’t taste as good, but at least it’s to-the-point. Or u could start with cocktails, and when u get bored of that, burn ’em all!

If u got long hair, watch out now. Absinthe is extremely flammable. U just need to get an open flame close to it and it lights up. And everything that came into contact with the liquor will go up, including your fingers, as I discovered. But after a few shots, u won’t really care. Anyway, everybody has some form of drinking-related scars (physical or mental) .



Finally, a cure for hangovers!

My biznez partner Susan sent me a link to this article in the Telegraph about bacon sandwiches being a hangover cure. BACON man. Awesome.

Susan is one of them what I call ‘Sympathizers’ to the cause, and to the rebellion (Hmm… What rebellion? Will think of sumtin soon.). She dont drink, but she helps others lose their livers, and dont mind hangin out with alcos n all. Handy, them Sympathizers. We all know at least one, right?

Unlike those who dont drink (or cant drink) n try to preach to u about how ur ruining yor life, bla bla bla. To whom I say “Kiss my golden-brown ass.”

Or is it more of a Baileys-brown?


Anyway, after thousands of years of suffering and wasted next-days, the human race has hopefully discovered the holy grail of drinking – a cure for the billions of Morning-After Blues that has tortured the species over millennia.

Shouldn’t they have sorted dis shit out way back when they invented alcohol? Daam. Slackers.

Them researchers (who’ve finally decided to research sumtin useful for once) in UK say concentrated doses of carbohydrates and protein after some “over indulgence” can speed up your metabolism and provide the amino acids needed to start feeling better. (English translation: Eat bacon!!)

Now, another great reason to get smashed

Now, another great reason to get smashed

Here’s what they say: “”Bingeing on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters, but bacon contains a high level of aminos which tops these up, giving you a clearer head.”

They better not be shittin me man. This is a serious issue.

There’s also an article on other cures, all bullshit mumbo-jumbo ones i assume. Like using voodoo dolls in Haiti, pickled sheep’s eye in bloody Mongolia, lemon in your fuckin armpit (Puerto Ricans).

Gosh, looks like no one on earth has figured it out. Amazing.

For me, only sleep works. If i open my eyes feelin like i’m still in Zouk, hit da sack again right away. But a bad hangover is a bad hangover. Just gotta ride it out.

Have tried hair of da dog. Fuckdatshit. Only got me more high and more moody.

So looks like me n d boyz have been doin it almost right. After a heavy night out,

Stir it up...

Stir it up…

we get busy frying some pork luncheon meat to stuff our faces with.

But dis bacon sandwich thing sounds good. Coz bacon rocks. (If u haven’t yet, u gotta try d bacon ba kwa. Fuh!)

Will organize a hangover and report d results. Volunteers r welcome.


“Carlito, dez a worm in me mezcal”

My friend Abby sent me a cool New York Times slideshow link recently, about how mezcal is produced. Ol skool laborious shit man. It’s d hill-billy, kampung version of tequila, and not easily available.

Both are made from the agave plant – for tequila they’re steamed, for mezcal they’re roasted, givin it a smoky flava. The minimum amount of agave for tequila is 51%, mezcal is 80%.

Si, me is gonna climb them Aztec steps sooon

Si, me iz gonna climb them Aztec steps sooonn

Didn’t know too much about it, but i got a bottle of 100% agave mezcal in my room, worm n all. It’s by a producer called Oaxaca, which is also d region mezcal comes from. Besides the worm, there’s a sachet of what looks like hot chili powder around d bottle’s neck. Looks like Brown-Brown. (If u watched Lord of War.)  Assume it’s to add to d drink. Niiice.

Sombrero-heads thought of everything eh?

Gunpowder supplied. Just add mezcal

Gunpowder supplied. Just add mezcal

The words on d bottle are all Mehican (well Spanish actually). Got in the duty-free island of Labuan (Sabah) years ago. The pickled worm is actually pretty big. It’s the larva of a moth that lives in the agave plant, and is regularly roasted to makan as bites with booze.

His name's Carlos

Ese's name iz Carlos. And iz miiine, aaalll miine

Mehican law don’t allow worms n other shit in tequila tho. So if u see a worm in your drink, it ain’t tequila, it’s mezcal. Or some puta spiking your drink with some crap. Like a caterpillar.

Abby - got me thinkin bout mezcal

Abby - got me thinkin bout mezcal, among other norty stuff

Will see if any local distributor stocks mezcal and announce its availability.

Tequila-shooting is among my Top 5 fave drinks. Can’t wait to try mezcal now! (Need to check what else i have in my bar!) Salud Abby!

U learn sumtin new everyday!

Brain damage: To be updated, after Senor Carlos is digested

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