Monthly Archives: November 2017

Some ways to de-clutter your home

We are into the end of 2017 and one month to go. Over the course of one year, we must have accumulated many things from things bought and items received through the mail. It is time to clear and discard … Continue reading

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Redeemed two funds of First State Investments

I sold off First State Bridge Fund and First State Regional China Fund this year. First State Bridge Fund (Balanced fund, Asia Pacific excluding Japan) Bought on 23 April 2008 (Net Asset Value $1.3859) Redeemed fully by 6 April 2017 … Continue reading

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“Surrender” – A theatre performance by Ageless Theatre

Playwright: Prabhu Silvam Artistic Director: Yeo Hon Beng Do we surrender when lives throw you a curved ball? Do we give up and lament in our miseries? I remember when I was still a young boy (which was in the … Continue reading

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Having the urge to post in social media

Social media such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, WordPress are now a part of modern living. When we wake up each day, we reach for our mobile phones to see postings on these on-line platforms. Some years back before Facebook, we … Continue reading

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“Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot was a well-known and respected private detective from Belgium. He was famous for cracking murder cases that seemed unsolvable and baffling. In this book, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, Agatha Christie wrote a murder that involved the family of Simeon … Continue reading

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Are you sucked into negativity?

It happened in higher frequency in recent days. With the MRT breakdowns and commuters inconvenienced and injured, one could not help but to cast those connected with SMRT and LTA in a bad light. The topics of conversation among friends … Continue reading

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“Ordeal by Innocence” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

A mother, Mrs Rachel Argyle, was murdered in her home some two years ago. Her adopted son, Jack, was sentenced to life imprisonment on account of her death. Unfortunately, Jack died in the prison because of pneumonia. The Argyle family … Continue reading

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Living Investment in two volumes were published on

I started blogging in 2006, the year when I left my full-time academic job. In 2013, I released an e-book on Living Investment. In 2016, I followed on with the release of the Second Volume of Living Investment. With two … Continue reading

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Distribution Yields of SPDR STI ETF beat CPF interest rate

SPDR Straits Times Index ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) invests in a portfolio of stocks that are on the list of the Straits Times Index (STI). As such the fund gets dividends from these companies and it then distributes them out … Continue reading

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What stocks driving up the STI?

The Straits Times Index (STI) did very well for 2017 so far. It was up nearly 19% since the start of 2017 to end at 3,423.91 points. 13 stocks of the 30 component stocks of STI beat the benchmark. Stock … Continue reading

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