Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Singapore Siu Dai 3 – The SG Conversation Dabao!” by Felix Cheong – A Book Review

Number of pages: 149 Published in 2016 Illustrations by PMan This is book 3 of Singapore Siu Dai. This book is very Singapore. Felix Cheong poked fun at Singapore politics and Singapore-centric or should I say eccentric behaviour of her … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mother, Mother, Li Ho Bo*

Mother cannot hear me clearly now. I cannot call you on the phone like I used to in the past. I use my hands and gestures to communicate with you now. To know how you are, I have to make … Continue reading

Posted in Life Journey | Tagged | Leave a comment

Not all Real Estate Investment Trusts made money

You thought that real estate investment trust (REIT) offers quarterly dividends to investors, you can do no wrong when investing in REITs. Think again. I am not impressed with some REITs. Back in 2010 and 2013, we were invested in … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management | 5 Comments

“Good Grief!” by Alan John – A Book Review

When I saw the title Good Grief!, it reminded me of Charlie Brown of Peanuts comic strip. Peanuts has been and still is my favourite comic strip. Good Grief! by Alan John lives up to the title. Alan John, the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sharing of Wisdom and Experiences – Entrepreneurship

I was in the corporate world for the first half of my career. During the course of my work, I encountered clients that failed and gone into liquidation. I also read stories about failed enterprises, like 1.99 Shop that rose … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management | Leave a comment

Investing in bonds and fixed income investments

In an earlier blog post, I mentioned that I had allocated more funds into fixed income investments (loosely categorised as bond-like instruments). The latest addition was Singapore Airline 3.035% bonds with maturity on 11 April 2025 (8 years later). Interest … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management | Tagged | 4 Comments

“Singapore Version 2.0, Alternative proposals for a better Singapore” by Gerald Giam – A Book Review

The book is available at the National Library. 383 pages covering diverse topics from Politics to Foreign Affairs (14 in total) Gerald Giam was a Non-constituency Member of Parliament of 12th Parliament of Singapore from 2011 to 2015. He is … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged | Leave a comment