Monthly Archives: January 2014

Preoccupation of current generation

My parents’ generation had been through Japanese Occupation and the independence of Singapore in 1965. My generation is the baby boomers’ and is gradually retiring from the workforce. My daughter’s generation is starting to work. PM Lee Hsien Loon sees … Continue reading

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Views on changes in education system in Singapore

When comes to school education matters, I have my views as most Singaporeans do. I am a parent of a daughter who had completed her university degree recently. I also taught in a polytechnic and was a school administrator before. … Continue reading

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“Small Change, Investment made simple” by Goh Eng Yeow, a Book Review

I read Goh Eng Yeow’s columns in The Straits Times. In most of his writings, he wrote mainly to help investors made decisions to protect and grow their money. He believes in prudent investing and quotes quite a bit from … Continue reading

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Book – “Living Investment, Ideas on living and a collection of blog posts”

Introduction to the book This is not a textbook or a self-help book. It is a collection of my meaningful pieces I had written in my blog since 2006. It captures my life events since that year. This compilation is … Continue reading

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If your child wanted to start a business …

I taught in a polytechnic before for many years. As far as I know, proportion of polytechnic graduates starting a business on their own has always surpassed that of fresh university graduates. In the university sphere, professional degree holders such … Continue reading

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“Dear Life” by Alice Munro – A book review

I did not take notice of Alice Munro, the writer, until when she won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. So when I saw her book titled “Dear Life” released last year in the bookshop, I did not hesitate … Continue reading

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Bright Vision presented “Live to Give” musical charity concert

Bright Vision Hospital presented “Live to Give” – a local indie music charity concert 2014 on 11 January in collaboration with Livehouse. What a start to 2014! Music soothes the pains of patients and caregivers. This music charity concert was … Continue reading

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Dividend of stocks over the years

According to a letter sent by CEO of SGX dated 6 January 2014, the dividend yield of 30 Straits Times Index (STI) companies for last year was over 3% and this yield was the highest in Asia Pacific. Looking at … Continue reading

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Share prices of some stocks (2013 vs 2012)

On 27 December 2012, I wrote a blog post on share prices of some stocks. I continued this year with the same stocks and see how they did in 2013. The share prices were compared between two dates: 31 December … Continue reading

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Stock Indices 2011, 2012, 2013

This is for the record. The table below shows the indices of some major stock indices for years 2011, 2012 and 2013. The percentage change column is to compare 2013 with 2012. 2011 2012 2013 Change Nikkei 225 (Japan)      … Continue reading

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