Sunday, February 14, 2010
New Year, New Start ... Give the man another Tiger
This is the first time in 50 years, the Chinese New Year coincides with the Valentine's Day.
Locally, for our governemt who was worry about aging population, will see leaner Singapore stork. Singapore fertility rate a all time low of 1.23 last year. We think this year will be worst as couple prefer not to have children during the Year of the Tiger. Guess, we Singaporean not only need to upgrade our productivity to 'stimulate' the econimic, back home we also need to 'stimulate' love ...
Based on the feedback from conservationists, the poacher will chop the tiger into half or quarter without bring skinned. It is similar to how the kicten is prepare in the kitchen. According the information from the global network that monitors wildlife trade, the most active of such market/trade are in Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
For mak-e pens lover and collector, Namiki had released a new Zodiac - Tiger. The artisan name are new to us. This is the first time I saw their name. Maybe be in the future Namiki pens, we will see more of their work.
Till date, no information about the new artisan had been provided. We will have to wait and see what Pilot are welling to release.
... getting noisy here... have to go. Happy Chinese New Year!!!
Here is the first tiger.
Namiki pens on sales at our HOP(e)Marketplace.