Monthly Archives: September 2013

How had STI moved?

From 21 September to 27 September, I was away for a week for some quiet time. I had no access to the Internet and no newspapers to hook up to the external world. Hence, I did not know how the … Continue reading

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Back again into action

Five days of completely no internet access and cut off from news of the world, messages, and phone calls. No problem there. Quite something. Should try it sometime. Now back to the pragmatic world of chasing news and writing again.

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taking a break

This blog is taking a break till end of September.

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“When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka – A book review

After reading Julie Otsuka’s second novel “The Buddha in the Attic”, I was drawn to her first novel “When the Emperor was Divine”. In her second book, Julie Otsuka wrote about Japanese Americans emigrating from their homeland to America in … Continue reading

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Resignation from job – a personal reflection

Organisations spend time and effort to recruit employees. Human Resource Departments have elaborate recruitment policies and procedures for new hire. Recruiting someone for a vacant position is straightforward. However, retention and talent building part of organisational processes were less obvious. … Continue reading

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Tightening loans to borrowers

For this year alone, we saw four new measures pertaining to loans and credit facilities introduced by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). On 12 January 2013, MAS tightened further the loan-to-value (LTV) limit for property buyer that was first set … Continue reading

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“Best Kept Secret” by Jeffrey Archer – Book Review

This is the third volume of Clifton Chronicles after “Only Time Will Tell” and “The Sins of the Father”. So who shall inherit the title, estate and all that therein of late Sir Hugo Barrington? Should it be Giles Barrington … Continue reading

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