Monthly Archives: June 2018

Half-year mark report card on equities

How can I describe half-year performance for financial markets? Horrible! After a promising start in January when the Straits Times Index (STI) reached a high of 3,609.24 points (YTD change of 6.1%), the STI is now below last year’s closing. … Continue reading

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“A Pocket Full of Rye” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is another Miss Marple Mystery published in 1953. Remember the nursery rhyme we used to grow up with? Sing a song of sixpence, a pocketful of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie …. This is a … Continue reading

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“The Murder at the Vicarage” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is the first Miss Marple Mystery published in 1930. I would recommend reading The Murder at the Vicarage first before the other stories in the Miss Marple series. The characters that were present in the village of St. Mary … Continue reading

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Visit to Chinatown Heritage Centre and Experience Chinatown

We brought two Taiwanese friends who had never visited Singapore or Malaysia to the Chinatown Heritage Centre yesterday. Even as Singaporeans, we had never stepped into this heritage centre. It was a treat for us too and our Taiwanese friends … Continue reading

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There were times that I wish I did not invest

My investments took a tumble again. With the US imposing tariffs on trade with several countries in particular with China, the world is on edge. The Federal Reserve of US (Fed) is also increasing benchmark interest rates faster. This did … Continue reading

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Mesmerizing and Calming

Bird small and light Swoops in under a canopy of green leaves Perches on tree branch Constantly looking left and right up and down Flaps to next branch In search of food Chirpy chirp chirp Sweet sharp and melodious Wish … Continue reading

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“The Body in the Library” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is another Miss Marple Mystery first published in 1942. How did a female body get to be there in the library of the residence of Colonel and Mrs Bantry? Both were friends of Miss Jane Marple and therefore Mrs … Continue reading

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