KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 15): It is often said that athletes “die” twice, the first time being when they retire from sports. Not Astro World Cup pundit David James — he’s lived the fullest, most diverse and fascinating “after life” an ex-England keeper could wish for. “How you follow it [a sporting career] is a human problem,” says the man Liverpool fans know as “Calamity James”. Find out how the pro footballer, now 52, is forwarding the sport off the pitch in our cover story.
If you are an enthusiast of heritage, delight in the storied history of Martell. Brothers Thierry and Amaury Martell, the ninth generation of the family and ambassadors of the venerable cognac house, discuss the longevity and refinement of the maison in this issue.
There is much to look forward to in this prosperous month, especially Malaysian director Chiu Keng Guan’s latest movie Ma, I Love You. His seventh production is an Astro Shaw Lunar New Year offering, which centres on control freak Mei Ling who, upon learning that her daughter wants to further her studies in Paris, signs up for a French course and takes on more work to earn money to support her family.
On the same festive note, the horology world rings in the auspicious Year of the Rabbit with special-edition works of art. Breguet has released only eight pieces of the Classique 9075, a watch that showcases in-house artisanal techniques such as enamelling and engraving; Vacheron Constantin's Métiers d’art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac is a 950 platinum watch with said animal at its centre; and TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph is artfully designed with touches of red, representing luck, joy and passion.
Read all about these and more in our Jan 16 issue of Options, out with The Edge Malaysia weekly.
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