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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