Thursday, November 12, 2009

gaudy gold

it is the wash-basin installed in the private aircraft of sultan of brunei, hassanal bolkiah. the sultan is one of the richest men on earth, worth in 2009, as per wikipedia, US $ 20 billion (that is 13.5 billion euros or 1.8 trillion yen or 12 billion uk pounds or 135 billion chinese yuan or 21 billion austrailian $ or 94,000 crore indian rupees).

some say the sink is solid gold. some say the sink is gold-plated. in any case, it looks gaudy. it is sign of a disease called 'show-off' that affects many rich people. WEALTH IS NO GUARANTEE FOR GOOD TASTES.

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