For Diehard Fans of Lamborghini

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube, Video: Automobili Lamborghini

Can you spot a diehard Lamborghini fan? Better yet, will you be able to identify a hardcore fan of Lamborghini in a toy shop?

Well, one particular toy shop did just that. Watch what happens to the young Lamborghini fan who was staunch in his car preference in this video that has a Christmas feel to it.

Speaking of Christmas, did you know that Christmas doesn’t end at midnight on 25 December?

Christmas extends into the following year because there are 12 days of festive celebrations. The first of the 12 days of Christmas begins on 25 December and therefore ends on 5 January the following year.

The first day on 25 December celebrates the birth of Jesus. Each of the following eleven days is traditionally meant for celebrating a feast for a saint.

The twelfth day of Christmas or 5 January is also known as Epiphany Eve, as highlighted on which adds that it is a day that celebrates 19th century Bishop St. John Neumann, the first bishop in America.

What can we say about what was received by the young fan who has a real love for the Italian car manufacturer based in Sant’Agata Bolognese?

Well, similar to the famous Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, his ultimate present was “sent” by his “true love”.

The moral of the story: Lamborghini is for real lovers of this Italian marque.

Leica: Café Leitz

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube

In early December 2018, the Leica camera shop at Raffles Hotel became the first store to open at the refurbished hotel in early December 2018.

Known as the Leica Store Raffles Hotel Arcade, it is a “homecoming” of sorts as this well-known German camera manufacturer opened its very first Leica store in Southeast Asia at the same Raffles Hotel in around 2010.

In addition to the product display area which will also have Leica’s new wristwatches – the L1 and L2, and the photo gallery, there is Café Leitz, a new experiential retail concept. Here, customers can enjoy coffee and petit fours over discussions. “Petit four” in French means “small oven” when translated to English.

Though we had visited the Leica Store at Raffles Hotel Arcade on opening day and the day after, we went back again a few days later to better appreciate what more the shop had to offer.

A conversation began with Serena Teo, guest relations manager at the store, and as trigger-happy Leica users, we decided to share what more we had learnt about Café Leitz.

Basically, for the month of December 2018, Leica has partnered with The Patissier, an innovative bakery based in Singapore offering petit fours with a creative twist. For example, take note that these are served on miniature Peranakan tiles.

For coffee, Leica has engaged Alchemist to offer exotic “white and black” coffee. Peggy is a barista working for Alchemist and is based in Café Leitz. What was even more impressive than the taste of the coffee was Peggy’s knowledge and passion for the brew.

We opted for a filtered coffee called Kochere Debo which comes with a taste of jasmine, apricot and peach. The coffee beans originate from Yirgacheffe, part of the Sidamo region in southern Ethiopia. Most of coffee plants are grown 2,000 metres above sea level.

It was a wonderful experience at the Leica Store, discovering the products as well as having our photography and videography questions answered by their senior sales consultant, Li Hao. Throw in the Ethiopian coffee and petit fours we had, the Leica experience became even more rewarding.

We congratulate Leica Camera AG and Leica Camera Asia Pacific Pte Ltd on the opening of their Leica Store Raffles Hotel Arcade.