Confession of an Asian StyleHolic

Tumi Business Not for business bag!

Describe ‘business class bag’…

The typical answer is it must be black, preferably leather or material like leather, formal and sometimes so stiff!

Definitely nothing like the above for Tumi Business Class bag. It is yellow, made from nylon, backpack, nothing normal and not stiff. It is fun! but unfortunately in my case that is the only best part.


I am not a backpack person so maybe what I’m going to say here will be on a bias mood.

I don’t think I look good carrying this bag, especially if I am having a business meeting. My mind can’t work to visualize me carrying this yellow thing on my back. It is fun but don’t you think it is quite cheeky? Yellow backpack pair with a slack and tie?

If I ever carry this bag, it is for laptop and paper documents; that is only if I need to finish my work on the go. But I will definitely change to my formal, typical business tote for my appointment.

Don’t you think it is too ‘school boy’ to carry backpack to business meeting? Backpack is definitely not for serious business people. It is a worst case scenario if the convicted is a woman. The most disastrous catastrophe scene about backpack is when I saw a 20-ish girl in baju kurung and tudung with a backpack on her back in a very important meeting! So tasteless….

Some say style is about breaking the rules, but I can’t imagine myself breaking this rule.


Tumi Business Class Backpack that is NOT for business appointment at Tumi.


March 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tumi Villa Magazine Tote

I have a mixed reaction about outstation meeting. I hate it if my part is like 5% of the discussion. It is like why you ask me to eat plane meal when the only question you ask me is the status? You can always text or email me right?

The best part of outstation meeting is I can watch, guess the designer and analyzing (luv it!). My happiest is when someone carry bag that I blog. That is an achievement! Not that she read my blog before purchasing it, but you know, at least I wrote and know the name of the bag. The painful part is too see woman in Salvatore Ferragamo heels, MaxMara Suit and a smell of Calvin Klein Eternity EDP carrying laptop in a canvas case in Dell, Apple or Fujitsu tag. Dell? That name never in vogue. Apple? That is fruit. Fujitsu? I know it must be something to do with Japanese.


But what about Tumi? Ok. It maybe sound like African name for some but for those who really appreciate exclusive wear, this name is everywhere on their closet. If a woman (refer to above) consider to throw Dell canvas case and put her latest laptop into Tumi Canvas with leather trimmed and silvertone hardware Villa magazine tote, I am the most happiest even my part is less than 5% in that meeting.

This tote looks like a large, edgy handbag and nothing like a laptop case. It has interior organizer pocket that can be used to put your small purse. Before (or maybe during meeting) you might to take a look on what is in for winter or what is Nicole Kidman wears. Elle and Vogue can fit in perfectly. They won’t name it magazine bag for nothing. I would like to adjourn this entry with a decision that Tumi Villa Magazine tote a very stylish and professional plus exclusive bag and that Dell canvas should go away. Please write that in a meeting minute.

November 21, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment