Monthly Archives: April 2018

“Sad Cypress” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is a Hercule Poirot mystery first published in 1940. The story opened in the Prologue of the book where Elinor Carlisle stood at the dock in a courtroom accused of poisoning Mary Gerrard.  The prosecution for the Crown and … Continue reading

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Freed up Financial Commitments

I can appreciate why Singaporeans work so hard to earn a high enough salaries to support themselves in this expensive city of the world. I had been there before. When one is in his forties, he is sandwiched between bringing … Continue reading

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Not Active in Investing

42% of my portfolio remained un-invested. Since January 2018, I decided to take a back seat and watch the financial markets by the side. Looking at the volatility of the markets in the first quarter, I am glad that I … Continue reading

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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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