Monthly Archives: July 2016

New PSLE Scoring System – It’s about choices to make

Instead of T Score, Achievement Levels (AL) from 1 to 8 will be the new scoring system. To start, this new grading system is easier to understand. It is closer to grading system of examination systems starting from “O” Level … Continue reading

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Keep Aging and Illness at Bay

You will know that you are aging when your body is no longer the same as the one some 40 years ago. I could run up the steep Peng Kang Hill1 during my National Service days. Now walking up steep … Continue reading

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“Being Mortal – Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande – A Book Review

We all have limited lifespan. One day we have to face death. We may not want to talk about it as it is depressing. But this is important when we live long enough into retirement. It can be part of … Continue reading

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Total Shareholder Return of Portfolio

Temasek Holdings released the financial results for the year to 31 March 2016. The one-year return to shareholder was -9.02%. This is the measure known as Total Shareholder Return (TSR) in S$ term. It comprises dividend return (actual income received) … Continue reading

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Aging concerns

When one grows old, the person’s body goes through transformations. Unless you have contact with an elderly, you may not know what he (or she) is going through. He loses hearing and sight gradually. His balance may be affected causing … Continue reading

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Time to be less intrusive

Parents tend to be ‘kan cheong”1 when comes to bringing up kids. After all, they want their offsprings to be successful in lives. There is nothing wrong with this aspiration. In this competitive environment, the best in class has a … Continue reading

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“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins – A Book Review

This is Paula Hawkins’ first novel and it is a runaway success. It has elements of suspense and modern day Whodunit fiction. The story lines are believable and it could well happen in real life. The author had great imagination … Continue reading

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