If you’ve been to Bangkok recently, are heading up or spend time there regularly for work, you might want to reserve some to check out a new outlet in the Thonglor district. STIX is a brand new gastrobar that elevates Bangkok grilled stick street food culture to fine dining, coupled with excellent drink options. It’s part of the new food-focused JIA mall on Thonglor 10.
STIX is the brainchild of Eugene Lim, one of our former A-Listers and marketing guy who decided to start his own business after years of working for others. It’s something he had been contemplating for years, after having co-founded and kicked off various social projects in Singapore. “It’s intense,” he explains about having to watch over every single detail when starting your own business. “There’s never enough time in the day to finish everything.”
But he’s learnt through the process to not just manage time better, but to appreciate the little moments in life. Like the time he spends with friends and family or with his interest group, The High Panters, a running collective that focuses on driving awareness to important social causes. There’s also his personal pet photo project, 1448, which he does on a daily basis to capture what’s happening at the time of his birth.
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“I started doing it several years ago, originally to just capture what was happening on a daily basis, like a pictoral diary of my life,” he explains. “It could be anything from the mundane to something significant. It’s a way to remind myself to treasure the time we have and spend it on, since it’s a significant moment in my life.”
That same entrepreneurial spirit and continuous desire to learn and do more is reflected on his wrist. Eugene sports a Bremont MBII timepiece when he’s out and about. The independent English watchmaking brand was founded by two siblings, Giles and Nick English (that’s actually their surname, yes) in 2002, and aims to revive an industry that has languished in the UK. In a similar manner, everything that has transpired in the English brothers’ life led them on this path.
Today, Bremont’s watches are fully made in the United Kingdom and they’ve developed partnerships with notable English marques such as Jaguar and Martin Baker. Find out more about Eugene, Bremont and his philosophy of time in the video above.
This article is brought to you in collaboration with Bremont and Sincere Fine Watch, the brand’s exclusive retailer in Singapore. Eugene wears the Martin Baker MBII watch by Bremont. For more information on the brand and its timepieces, click here.