Category Archives: Life Journey

Life without a car

On the 8thof this month, I sent my car for scrapping after 10 years of using it. In less than two weeks, I received my PARF Refund and COE Refund into my bank account today. I used the service of Automobile … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Another break of tradition – Not buying boxes of oranges

Come Chinese New Year, we would buy a box of Mandarin oranges. NTUC Fairprice promotes these oranges from different suppliers. In the past, we would pick up a box and carried it home. Mandarin oranges were brought along when we … Continue reading

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I am breaking from tradition – using old currency notes for Ang Pow (Hongbao) packets

I went to three local banks recently and they ran out of new currencies for the day. It is Chinese New Year (CNY) fever again and the queues at the banks for new currencies were madness. The same can be … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2018

Unilateralism Instead of multilateralism we see unilateralism being acted out in 2018. National interest took precedence over collaboration among countries. President Donald Trump pushes for America First as his political agenda. He and his administration is waging trade wars with … Continue reading

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