Monthly Archives: April 2017

“The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling – A Book Review

J.K. Rowling was Harry Potter creator. I read and watched the whole Harry Potter series. Stories of Harry Potter were magical and imaginative. The Casual Vacancy is a break from Rowling’s well-known style in Harry Potter. This novel is for … Continue reading

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I Remember – PSC Undergraduate Scholarship 1976

I was a teenager before, though this was so long ago. In 1975, I was still in National Junior College doing Year 2. Like most aspiring students, I too was attracted to the idea of going overseas for my undergraduate … Continue reading

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Change in Asset Mix of Investable Funds – April 2017

I reviewed my portfolio and did two major actions since the start of this year. I sold off all foreign currency denominated investments. I invested in a corporate bond to bring my exposure to fixed income investments to 47% of … Continue reading

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Stopped foreign currency denominated investments

I have sold off all foreign currency denominated investments. With the latest redemption of Nikko AM China Onshore Bond Fund CNH, I do not own any foreign currency denominated investments. My experience with foreign currency was not good. I used … Continue reading

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Nikko AM China Onshore Bond Fund (CNH) – Redemption

Back in September 2014, I invested in Nikko AM China Onshore Bond Fund CNH”. It is denominated in CNH (Offshore Renminbi RMB or Chinese Yuan). This fund invests primarily in RMB denominated fixed income instruments issued onshore in China. Their … Continue reading

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I Remember – My years in National Junior College (NJC)

Back in the early seventies, National Junior College (NJC) was a premier educational institution. It had several prominent alumni since its founding in 1969. It was the first JC to be set up in Singapore. After my GCE “O” Level, … Continue reading

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Staying in the present

I went away and stayed in a monastery for 18 days. Together with other meditators, we were cut out from the world beyond the monastery. We surrendered our mobile devices and we had no access to the Internet. We woke … Continue reading

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