Monthly Archives: August 2017

I Remember – Do you plan for retirement?

In my case, I was not enjoying my work in 2006. I took a leap into the unknown and quitted my full-time job. I was feeling burnout on the job. At that time, I was the Deputy Director of Temasek … Continue reading

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“Mee Siam Mai Hum – Some of the darnedest things our politicians say” – A Book Review

This book is edited by Edmund Wee of Epigram Books and illustrated by Jacqueline Goh. The book collates some of the quotes from Singapore politicians and ministers that were funny or unbelievable that were uttered by them. Some knock you … Continue reading

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Actual Dividends received for 2017

I keep track of dividends received for each stock and real estate investment trust (Reit) in my Singapore equity portfolio. I received dividends for SPDR STI ETF too. When I compute the actual dividend yield based on my cost of … Continue reading

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Visit to Singapore Botanic Gardens

Have you gone to Singapore Botanic Gardens after it was conferred the UNSECO World Heritage Site in 2015? There were changes to the Gardens. The latest addition is the Learning Forest. This Learning Forest is connected to the existing Rain … Continue reading

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“It is better to add life to time than add time to life.”

The government has been telling us that we have to move with the time. We have to keep up with technology. Singapore must catch up with other countries which have moved ahead, like the cashless payments. We cannot stop innovating … Continue reading

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“Death in the Clouds” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

Death in the Clouds was written in 1935. Death occurred in Chapter One on an airplane flying from Paris to Croydon. Of the eleven passengers, the famous private detective Hercule Poirot was on the same flight. It was inconceivable that … Continue reading

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40 years of NS brotherhood

Our get-to-together event on Friday was featured in TODAY’s newspapers. Still together after all these years. Celebrating 40 years of NS brotherhood

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40 years of Camaradarie celebrated

Back in 1977, forty-nine young officer cadets graduated from the Officer Cadet School as Second Lieutenants. We went through tough training and field exercises together as a fighting unit. Our bonds and camaraderie lasted through the test of time. We … Continue reading

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You walk alone

When you came to this world, you were alone. You depended on your parents and people around you. They were the people who cleaned you, fed you, and protected you. They were your caregivers. They watched over you until you … Continue reading

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I Remember – I was enrolled in English-Medium stream in primary school (1964)

My two older brothers went to Chinese schools where Chinese was the main medium of instructions. My sister after them chose English-medium stream and I followed in her footsteps. Back in early 1960s, my parents already knew how to hedge … Continue reading

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