Monthly Archives: April 2018

Shocking: Petrol Bill shot up

My petrol bill shot up to $85.56 (after discount) this morning. I am used to pay on average $70 for each pump to full tank. This is a 22% jump based on my consumption and refilling pattern. There is a … Continue reading

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“The Big Four” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

The Big Four was written and first published in 1927 by Agatha Christie. Admittedly, I did not think much about this Hercule Poirot mystery when I first picked up the book in the library.  The title of the book did … Continue reading

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Qing Ming Festival 清明节 – This year is different.

Qing Ming Festival (清明节) is celebrated in a big way in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is a national holiday in these countries. As for Singapore, it is not one of the public holidays gazetted by the government. 5 … Continue reading

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Five Days of Worry

When your child is really sick it affects you emotionally and it is draining. I believe all parents had gone through periods of anxieties under the circumstances. When my daughter had severe diarrhoea last Wednesday night with suspicion of food … Continue reading

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“Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

This the third book on Aunty Lee by Ovidia Yu. Aunty Lee owns a Peranakan café called Aunty Lee’s Delights. She has connections with the Singapore Police Force and uses her delightful Peranakan and Singapore local food to solve murder … Continue reading

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Interest rates not going up fast enough for Singapore Savings Bonds

Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB) was introduced to the financial markets in 2015 with much fanfare. It was created specially by MAS to provide better risk returns to improve retirement investments. The average interest rate (when held to maturity) started very … Continue reading

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Privacy matters to me

After the shocking revelation of privacy breach by Facebook in recent week, it set me thinking. Are we sharing too much private detail on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram? Who can see my intimate details as required by … Continue reading

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“The Clocks” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is another Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie. It was a later murder mystery by the author written and copyrighted in 1963. It was a cleverly written murder mystery that caught me by surprise at the end. I was … Continue reading

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