Monthly Archives: July 2019

Number of LIKES in Social Media

Are we obsessed with the number of LIKES in social media? Did we feel down when the posts did not garner any interests from readers in cyberspace? Do we feel the urge to post something everyday? I have Facebook, Instagram, … Continue reading

Posted in Life Journey

Jewel Changi Airport

The Jewel is the latest attraction at Singapore Changi Airport. I called it the “Doughnut” with a central hole. It was designed by the renowned architect Moshe Safdie. The waterfall in the centre called the Rain Vortex and the Forest … Continue reading

Posted in Travelogue

Use small plastic bags for rubbish

We stopped taking NTUC Fairprice plastic bags for our grocery shopping since late last year. We keep some USED plastic bags in our carry-on bags and these plastic bags come in handy when we need to bring things home. In … Continue reading

Posted in Social Issues

Loving Human Race and not Anger

I am seeing more and more divisive populations in many countries in recent years. I am also seeing more and more race being exploited by politicians and those in powers for their personal political gains. I am seeing more and … Continue reading

Posted in Social Issues

Living within your means

As I get older, I appreciate how my parents cope financially in their old age. They depended on their own savings and what we (as their children) gave them in the form of allowances and items they needed. We paid … Continue reading

Posted in Retirement Planning

Cable Car Ride – Free for Seniors

We had a free cable car ride this morning courtesy of One Faber Group. As long as you are a senior (citizens or local residents), just produce your senior ID before boarding the cable car. Do not go to the … Continue reading

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Austerity Measures on Spending in Forefront again

Singapore’s Real Gross Domestic Products (GDP) grew below 3.0% in year 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For the past three years, GDP growth rates were 3.0%, 3.7% and 3.1% respectively. As for this year 2019, the Ministry of Trade … Continue reading

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My Experience with Mother on End-of-Life

My mother passed away at her home in 2017 at age 93 years old. For more than a year, her health deteriorated at first slowly and then rapidly in the last 6 months of her life. In the final month, … Continue reading

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Complacency and Exuberance are Flashpoints for Downturn

During the last Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009, the sudden collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage triggered the lost of confidence in the global financial system. During the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98, the sudden devaluation of Thai Baht sparked … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management

Advance Care Planning (ACP) Explained Simply

First there is AMD and then there is LPA and now this thing called ACP come along. I thought that I have all things covered about dying according to my wishes without burdening my loved ones and relatives with decisions … Continue reading

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