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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

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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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Weighty Issues on Ageing

If you look at news and personal updates on social media, you would see glamour and beauty that are not entirely the real world. The real world consists of the young and the old, the healthy and the sickly, the … Continue reading

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I Remember – My Uncle from Malaysia

My mother had one brother who stayed in Malaysia. She was the oldest among her siblings of five including her. My mother was the only one who moved to Singapore. I remember my uncle used to come to Singapore once … Continue reading

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