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Joy of Reading

Books by Enid Blyton were popular during my times in schools in 1970s. Enid Blyton wrote children’s books with captivating stories of young children and their adventures. She wrote series of books under such themes as Adventures, Famous Five, Secret … Continue reading

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Temasek Bond – 5-year T2023-S$ Bond 2.70% fixed interest rate

There was much media coverage of this Temasek Bond to be issued by Temasek Holdings Private Limited. Temasek Holdings even put up a full-page advertisement in The Straits Times. Temasek Bond is purely a corporate bond with fixed interest payment … Continue reading

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Fears of Retirement

With Singapore’s life expectancy rate of 83.3 years, assuming if one retires at age 67 years old, he has 16.3 years of life in retirement. However, if another wants to retire at 62 years old, then he has 21.3 years … Continue reading

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Kent Ridge Park

Kent Ridge Park is part of the Southern Ridges. It can be accessed from the western side of HortPark. Both parks are connected by an elevated boardwalk measuring 280-metres long called the Canopy Walk. Kent Ridge (formerly known as Pasir … Continue reading

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“Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul” by Deborah Rodriguez – A Book Review

Sunny Tedder returned in this second book. Sunny left her Little Coffee Shop of Kabul in the first book of the same title. This time round she was part owner Screaming Peacock Vineyard on Twimbly Island off the coast of … Continue reading

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Are you constantly planning ahead or living in the past?

My mind is darting around. It jumps around three states – past, present and future. The nature of mind is such. Dwelling too much in the past and the future robs us of staying in the present. The key word … Continue reading

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Friends forever

We left our secondary school 45 years ago in the year 1973. Six of us got together today for lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. All six are now 61 years old and we have been meeting to celebrate each … Continue reading

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