Jigger & Pony

18 Jun

With a name that evokes the bar-tending  stainless steel cup (I learnt this from Wikipedia), my cousin’s new cocktail bar was something to behold. I just learnt of its existence from my cousin, Khai Yan, just 2 weeks back. It was apparently, a neat little collaboration between my cousin Guo Yi and her boyfriend, Indra.

We were in a family dinner in Singapore at that time and he suggested to a bunch of cousins (with me included) that we should go down to Jigger and Pony for a few drinks. When he said it to me, I asked him to repeat the name a couple of times because the name just didn’t register. After hours of picking little veggie bits off meat dishes, it was just my cousin Khai Yann and myself hailing the cab and heading to Amoy Street. I already had preconceived ideas that it was going to be a sort of neon-lit swanky place. Well, I was right on one count, it was definitely swanky.

Khai Yan recommended a mild and sweet Japanese beer that goes by the name Coedo. I was not really a cocktail person. Heck! I was not even a beer person but since I was here in Singapore and I hardly see my cousins anyway, I ordered it. It was a mighty fine beer that came in a small bottle and a hefty price. I looked around, the place was minimalist, beautiful and strangely inviting. It was a Friday night and there’s just the right crowd size of designer-clad yuppies and rich expats.

I happen to have some of KMP books including mine and Jamie’s books in my little bag. It was heavy and I decided to unload it there. I offered it to Indra. I am not sure if they would ever have the time to read but then again, they could leave it with some other books by the bar counter. Khai Yan was going around talking to some people, I spoke to a guy having his cocktail next to me. On the spur of the moment, I gave him my book and he took it and asked me why should he read my book.

“Well, you should read it because it is about my spiritual journey and that quite a number of people has said that it was inspirational.”

By then, I half-expected him to return my book and I was alright with that. But to my surprise, he perked up and like what I said. He told me that he was at the cross-roads in his life and he thinks that my book was a god-sent and it will help him. I was like great! Read it and I do hope it will help him. That’s one of the purpose that I am a writer. Not long after that, I hailed myself a cab and got back to the hotel, a little tipsy but contented that I did alright that night.

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It was a busy night and I didn’t get to take any pictures of my cousins. But anyway, here’s a video I found on Youtube about their new establishment that was featured on Time Out Singapore. Congratulations if you are reading this!

6 Responses to “Jigger & Pony”

  1. mayy June 18, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Hey David..next time round don’t leave us out when in Singapore! hahaha..As if am in……????

    • There's No Way But Up! June 23, 2012 at 4:31 am #

      May Woo! I would call you but I don’t think I am going down to Singapore anytime soon.

  2. Han Siew Fong June 22, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Nice post, i liked the part how David introduced his book to the guy next to him, in life you really do not know when, how, who, where you will touch a person in one way or another….

  3. Pammie July 9, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Wow! What a way to introduce your book David and you benefitted another person with it! Maybe you should start some book sharing sessions there or leave some books on the book rack (assuming there is one) or somewhere appropriate in the shop when you visit again. I LOVE your book! So easy to relate to, understand and apply. Thank you for such a wonderful book. Waiting for your new book too!

  4. Wan Wai Meng August 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Thanks for spreading KMP books down south!

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