Monthly Archives: September 2014

Calming an over-active Mind

This happened all the time. My mind thinks a lot. Often time, I was not aware of thinking while I was on an activity. Take the example of driving a car alone to a destination. Driving is almost auto-pilot and … Continue reading

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Australian Dollar declines

One Australian dollar was S$1.118 on 26 September 2014. It was S$1.139 on 19 September, a week ago. This was a decline of 1.8% against Singapore dollar. My investment in Australian dollar lost value as a result. Australian dollar was … Continue reading

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Nikko AM China Onshore Bond Fund (CNH)

On 10 September 2014, Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) launched a bond fund called “Nikko AM China Onshore Bond Fund CNH”. It is denominated in CNH (Offshore Renminbi RMB), the offshore equivalent of Chinese Yuan CNY. This fund invests primarily … Continue reading

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What items get into your monthly household expenditure?

The Statistics Department of Singapore released its latest Household Expenditure Survey report (2012/13) yesterday. A snapshots of information captured in mainstream media: Average monthly incomes of resident household = $10,503 Average monthly expenditure of household = $4,724 Household expenditure increased … Continue reading

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“All Over Creation” by Ruth Ozeki – A Book Review

This novel was first published in 2003 and I got to read it recently. Ruth Ozeki used this novel to champion natural growing of potatoes, plants and vegetables. A group of young individuals came together to protest against a big … Continue reading

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One week of Retreat

For one week, I was cut off from daily news of the world. No newspaper, no Internet. I kept myself in a quiet and peaceful environment without any books and entertainments. It was a moment to rejuvenate and get into … Continue reading

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Time to reduce contact time with the Internet

This is September. Eight months had gone by. In the month of July and August, I wrote 18-19 blog posts a month. This is a bit much. The more I write, the more I hope that readership would go up. … Continue reading

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OCBC Rights Issue – Prospectus out on 27 August 2014

This is a continuation of my blog post on the subject matter dated 22 August. The prospectus for the Rights Issue was lodged on 27 August. Trading of the Rights (OCBC Rights) started today (1 September). For shareholders entitled to … Continue reading

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