Monthly Archives: October 2015

“Minding Frankie” by Maeve Binchy – A Book Review

Fiction 424 pages First published in 2010 Frankie (Frances) would not know her mother Stella Dixon after delivery via C-Section. Stella would not be alive after that and baby Frankie had to be looked after by someone. The title “Minding … Continue reading

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Singapore Savings Bonds (5) – Second Tranche

Subscription fell further. Even with higher interest compared to the first tranche, the second tranche of the Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB) did not do well. The application rate for second tranche was 0.2144 (21%). The first tranche was better at … Continue reading

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Banking stocks recovered somewhat

On 12 August about 2 months back, I wrote about owning banking stocks. The share prices of three local banks, namely DBS, OCBC and UOB, declined between 4% to 5% on that day (from the previous day). Little I knew … Continue reading

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“At Bertram’s Hotel” and “A Caribbean Mystery” by Agatha Christie – Book Reviews

“At Bertram’s Hotel” Agatha Christie brought everything British into the pages of this crime story. She was great with telling whodunit and the mastermind was not revealed till the last chapter. And even in the last chapter, there were still … Continue reading

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“After the Funeral” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This murder mystery was first written in 1953 by Agatha Christie under the title “Funerals are Fatal”. This book was released before my time and I became interested in her books only last month. Agatha Christie was an amazing author … Continue reading

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Parenting requires plenty of love and care

Though my daughter is in her mid 20s, as parents we continue to look out for her that she is kept safe. Two weeks back, she had a serious case of food poisoning. We were totally helpless except to seek … Continue reading

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“Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy – A Book Review

Thirty-six short stories in one book filling up 390 pages are about lives of people living in Chestnut Street. This is fictional and is set in Ireland, the country of birth for Maeve Binchy. These human lives and encounters were … Continue reading

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