Monthly Archives: May 2018

Facebook – Entering phase of housekeeping for me

I had Facebook some 9 years ago (7 September 2009). When I first started using Facebook, it helped me to connect with family members and friends. I got friendship requests from my students, long lost school friends, colleagues and anyone … Continue reading

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Autumn Tranquility

Travelling on train over vast flat land Browning fields with light blue sky over it Nothing to obstruct seeing wide and far Hanging fluffy clouds look like cotton wool Moving forward slowly not catching up Evoking peace and calm on … Continue reading

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The Sydney Trip – 10 to 18 May 2018

The last time we visited Sydney, it was in April 2009. Since then, we did not go back to Australia. When we saw an advertisement by Scoot in November 2017, we decided to book cheap tickets and visit Sydney again … Continue reading

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“Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is another Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1937. Death on the Nile was a death of pretty and rich young Linnet Ridgeway on a steamer cruising along the Nile River. Newlywed and on a honeymoon, Linnet Ridgeway was … Continue reading

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“The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is another Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1926. The story was narrated by Dr Sheppard in the book. Dr Sheppard was a doctor in a small village of King’s Abbot. He was the attending doctor of Mrs Ferrars … Continue reading

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Knowing the China Stock Market – Shanghai Composite Index

Looking historically at the Shanghai Composite Index since the time when the Global Financial Crisis struck in 2007-2009, the index was once very high at 5,272.00 points by the end of 2007. It came down sharply to 2,093.00 points on … Continue reading

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How much time did you spend on your mobile phone?

Have you ever stopped to wonder how much time you had spent on your smart mobile phone each day? Can you break it down to time spent on it because of work-related imperative and time spent for personal purposes (outside … Continue reading

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Spare a thought for those who fear technology in Smart Nation push

Let me give two examples. “By 2020, all ticketing machines at train stations will only accept top-ups via electronic methods, such as Nets or debit and credit cards. Buses will also stop accepting cash payments by then.” (Source: The Straits … Continue reading

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“The Mystery of the Blue Train” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is another Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1928. A murder happened on the Blue train from London to Nice (France). Ruth Kettering, daughter of an American millionaire, laid dead in her compartment on the train. Her expensive ruby … Continue reading

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