Raised in Baku city, Emin is a student of life, an entrepreneur, a food fanatic, claims to be an amateur cook, traveler, avid smoker, social drinker, and the creator of The Bangkok Breakdown.

Born in Bangladesh and bred in the boogie-down Bronx, Ashfaque Zaman is a pharmacist by trade and a communications specialist by passions. He believes that creative substance and recreational substance go hand in hand.