'comme je trouve' is my family motto, it dates back to King Richard and the Butler family, de Buitléir, in Irish Gaelic, owning the greater portion of southern Ireland, basically from Kilkenny down; and we're all familiar with Kilkenny.
A close enough to direct translation of the motto is, "as I find" or, in today's less than beautiful terms, take it as it comes. So I'm easy going and don't mind the odd present of a bottle of single malt, if you get my meaning.
The word "butler" comes from Anglo-Norman buteler, variant form of Old Norman *butelier, corresponding to Old French botellier "officer in charge of the king's wine bottles", derived of boteille "bottle", Modern French bouteille, itself from Gallo-Romance BUTICULA "bottle".
The role of the butler, for centuries, has been that of the chief steward of a household, the attendant entrusted with the care and serving of wine and other bottled beverages which in ancient times might have represented a considerable portion of the household's assets.
In Britain, the butler was originally a middle-ranking member of the staff of a grand household. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the butler gradually became the senior, usually male, member of a household's staff in the very grandest households. However, there was sometimes a steward who ran the outside estate and financial affairs, rather than just the household, and who was senior to the butler in social status into the 19th century. Butlers used always to be attired in a special uniform, distinct from the livery of junior servants, but today a butler is more likely to wear a business suit or business casual clothing and appear in uniform only on special occasions.
I like comfort at home and my definition of that is art, music, friends, wine and quiet. Not necessarily in that order.
I also like work, well my kind anyway and if you're travelling this way, speak a language other than English and stop in Singapore, might mean some work for you. Translating, reading scripts, proof reading, that sort of thing.
Have a (email hidden), it's all there.
As for staying in my place, its basic, what you see, you get. If I'm to compare it to life, it's a dying breed. Singapore in its drive to achieve great heights, both economically and structurally, cannot not leave a place like this alone for too long. It is a haven of peace and tranquillity, inhabited by people who hate high rise living, who enjoy it and treat with respect.
That's all I ask of any tenant.