Monthly Archives: February 2013

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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Full year dividend 2012 (Part 1)

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 cost of purchase of these stocks for a one-year … Continue reading

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Why I Like Chinese New Year

1. I can toss yu sheng which is essentially salad. People who eat less vegetable get to eat them in larger quantity during this period. Vegetable is good for health! 2. Suddenly, I am not watching my cholesterol. I eat … Continue reading

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Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) Charity Bazaar 2013 – From a Volunteer Perspective

This charity bazaar was held yesterday at Hougang Mall Atrium for one day only. There were 14 booths selling various food and other items to catch the Chinese New Year shopping spirit before the eve. Months of preparation went into … Continue reading

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Have a heart for older workers

I read a news piece “Baby boomers ‘greatest victims’ of US recession” by New York Times (2 February 2013). When these Americans aged 50s and 60s lost their jobs, they find it difficult to get back into the job market. … Continue reading

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