Monthly Archives: February 2019

Know who you have nominated as beneficiaries for life insurance policies

I had taken up four life insurance policies in 1980s and 1995. I did not remember whether I had nominated someone to be the beneficiary of each policy when I passed away. These policies were taken up more than 20/30 … Continue reading

Posted in Retirement Planning

Look Up at the Sky

When you next travel in a bus instead of using your smart phone or people watch, why not look up at the sky? (Before you do that make sure you protect your eyes if the sunlight is too bright.) Yesterday, … Continue reading

Posted in Living Tips

Cost of driving a car

When I bought my Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6L Auto 10 years ago, the car cost me $54,088 with COE included. COE was $4,460. There was no financing cost for this car. After I scrapped my car, PARF/COE Rebates are $8,106. … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management

Stopped Driving

I got my driving licence in 1977, my first car in 1983. I was driving since then. After 35 years of owning cars, I de-registered my Toyota Corolla Altis this morning. This car had served me well for 10 years. … Continue reading

Posted in I Remember Series, Life Journey

I Remember – My First Driving Licence

My first driving licence was in paper form. I Passed the driving test on 9 December 1977 while I was still serving full-time National Service. It was 41 years ago. During that time, my driving instructor was fierce and did … Continue reading

Posted in I Remember Series

Reunion Emotions

On the first day of Chinese New Year, we gathered at my nephew’s house for lunch. I have nine nephews and nieces and like the year before one nephew opened up his house for a large gathering of thirty-three people. … Continue reading

Posted in Life Journey

Spring 春

Spring brings hopes of a new beginning. Lunar New Year starts with celebration on the eve. Reunion dinner brings us together. Some of us have not met for a year. Good to catch up when we are one year older. … Continue reading

Posted in Life Journey