Monthly Archives: February 2013

“Easier than you think, because life doesn’t have to be so hard” by Dr Richard Carlson – Book Review

Dr Richard Carlson wrote the bestselling book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” back in 1996. I was a fan of him back then reading quite a number of “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series. I picked up “Easier than you … Continue reading

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Full year dividend 2012 (Part 2) – comparison within each sector

With the release of full-year financial performance of some listed companies, I am interested to know total dividends (paid and proposed) of some counters. The table below shows dividend yields against prices of these stocks as at 31 December 2012. … Continue reading

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Government co-pays salary increases for Singaporean workers

This year’s government budget will be best remembered by a new spending, known as the Wage Credit Scheme (WCS). $3.6 billion is set aside for this scheme to cover 3 years of use of this fund. “Under the WCS, the … Continue reading

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Bright Vision Hospital Appreciates Volunteers

23 February 2013 – Volunteer Appreciation Day. This day was set aside by Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) to celebrate the volunteering spirit of its volunteers for yet another year. Volunteers were invited to participate in a morning of fun, games, … Continue reading

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Dividends proposed by CapitaLand – 2006 to 2012

CapitaLand released its unaudited 2012 full year financial results today. 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Net Profit ($b) $1.01 $2.75 $1.26 $1.05 $1.27 $1.05 $0.93 EPS (cents) 36.6 98.6 37.0 26.2 29.9 24.8 21.9 Ord div (cents) 7.0 … Continue reading

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‘Too Many Murders” by Colleen McCullough – Book Review

I read the hugely popular The Thorn Birds written by Colleen McCullough back in 1970s. Her name remains in my consciousness when I picked up this crime fiction in 2010. The title Too Many Murders was enticing for a read. … Continue reading

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“The Sins of the Father” by Jeffrey Archer – Book Review

This is the second volume of Clifton Chronicles after “Only Time Will Tell”. The story continued with Harry Clifton being arrested in America for first-degree murder. How this happened was unexpected. Harry assumed the identity of another sailor, Tom Bradshaw, … Continue reading

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Premium for MediShield ballooned

CPF Board announced the enhanced MediShield Scheme come 1 March 2013. The enhancements include (among others): –       higher claim limits per policy year and per lifetime –       increase of maximum coverage age from 85 to 90 years With increased benefits, … Continue reading

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“Only Time Will Tell” by Jeffrey Archer – Book Review

Jeffrey Archer wrote this as a three-volume fiction chronicling the live of Harry Clifton starting in 1919 growing up in Bristol, UK. I like reading how Harry lived and studied in the British education system during that period. Harry came … Continue reading

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Three additional categories

I have added three new categories to my blog posts: 1. Social Issues 2. Education Matters 3. Bright Vision Hospital I brought in older posts into these categories for easy search by readers.

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