Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar was about politics in Rome Republic. The interplay of personal ambitions and politics is the centrepiece of the play. There are two camps headed by Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus. Brutus is a member of … Continue reading

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Going full digital at home

I have gone fibre-optic and dropping the analogue telephone line for our digital needs in the home. The bundle from Singtel is $31.90 per month. We do not have to pay the telephone line charges since home phone is now … Continue reading

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Bright Vision Hospital Flag Day 2016 – “Every Drop Counts”

This morning was an early start for me and my wife. We reached Holy Innocents’ High School before 8 am and took charge of thirty students. We set off and were at Serangoon MRT and Serangoon Central, the locations for … Continue reading

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Bright Vision Hospital Flag Day – “Every Drop Counts”

Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) is holding its Flag Day tomorrow (Saturday 12 March 2016) island-wide. “Every Drop Counts” meant a lot to the patients of BVH. There are 318 beds in this hospital looking after three groups of patients: mainly … Continue reading

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“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare – A book review

When I first read Macbeth, it was my literature text in secondary school back in the early 1970s. I sat for the GCE “O” Level examination for it. Now it was made into a motion picture. I remember the three … Continue reading

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Performance of equity portfolio against STI

I wonder how my Singapore equity portfolio performed against the Straits Times Index (STI)? I did not replicate the stocks in the STI in my portfolio. I bought stocks selectively with some from the STI component stocks and some from … Continue reading

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Enhanced Retirement Sum in 2016

Starting 2016, CPF members above 55 years old can contribute up to three times the Basic Retirement Sum (BRS) into their Retirement Accounts (RA). Current Basic Retirement Sum is $80,500. Full Retirement Sum is two times BRS, i.e $161,000. Enhanced … Continue reading

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