Monthly Archives: January 2017

I remember – Credit facility

I started working on 1 April 1981. Barely a year in January 1982, I got my first Visa credit card issued by BankAmericard (Bank of America NT&SA). Imagine my happiness when I could own a credit card to pay for … Continue reading

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What has changed during this Chinese New Year?

I kept receiving videos of Chinese New Year greetings this year. The same videos get circulated by different people. Since I am on Whatsapp this year, I have different chat groups and I got more such videos this time around … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year

May the Year of the Rooster bring happiness and prosperity to all!

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Traditions, Traditions (singing to the tune of Fiddler on the Roof)

Chinese New Year comes once a year on the lunar calendar. It is a time to look forward to a new beginning. We wish people luck, good health and of course prosperity. So, we give red packets (红包)for good luck … Continue reading

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This Rooster Year has significance

My father was born in the Year of Rooster in 1909. The Chinese zodiac sign for 2017 is the Rooster. I would have gone through five cycles of 12 zodiac animals before Rooster comes around again. This means that I … Continue reading

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Interest income on CPF balances

I received my CPF statement for 2016 some days ago. Interest income on my CPF balances average 3.7% per annum. This 3.7% return is way above the current 10-year Singapore Government Bonds coupon rate of 2.125%. It is also above … Continue reading

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I Remember – Chinese New Year

As a kid, I was most happy when Chinese New Year came around. The better off relative of my parents would visit and brought a life chicken. The chicken would be slaughtered for the dining table ultimately. My father would … Continue reading

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