Author Archives: Dave

Dec 2017 and Full year – Expenses Update (900 more days to FI)

December is the month that we hosted a baby shower for our son, Ashton. I’m also clearing most of my annual leaves so as to take a breather from work and also spend some quality time with the family.

Minimalist in the City – Reflections of 2017

2017 is coming to an end and as we welcome the New Year, I thought it would be good to consolidate some of our thoughts for the year, and some of the key takeaways that we will bring with us to 2018. Health  In terms of my health, i went for a health checkup earlier […]

Nov 2017 – Expenses Update

November is the month that we celebrated the birth of our son, Ashton, as announced by Kate earlier in this post.  I am glad that we have a boy now to balance the gender inequality within our family (just kidding!). A girl (女) preceding a boy (子) forms the Chinese character “好“, which symbolises good fortune. We are […]

Oct 2017 – Expenses Update

October is the month when we celebrated our 5th wedding Anniversary and we went for a family day out at River Safari. Ally enjoyed free admission with each accompanying adult for the month of October. This is the third time we went to River Safari with Ally and she is so excited about it that […]

What are you passionate about in life?

Recently, I attended an inspirational talk by Grant Rawlinson (aka Axe) who originated from New Zealand and is currently based in Singapore. He is a professional speaker, adventurer and explorer. He used to be a professional 7 – side rugby player during his younger days (did that for around 25 years) but it ended after an injury. […]

Interview Series – Minimalist who wants to step foot on all Seven Continents before the age of 35

This interview is about a friend of mine, Yong Sheng, 30 who aspires to travel to the seven continents before he reaches the age of 35. He is also a practicing minimalist with a keen interest in investing and photography. Currently, he is working as an operation executive in a logistic firm. I’m very impressed […]

THE BIG PLAN – Counting down with 1000 more days to FI

THE BIG PLAN Exactly 5 years ago, I came out with a big plan to aggressively save a considerable portion of our combined income to invest and grow our stock portfolio with a focus on dividend stocks. The objective is to have enough dividends generated from our stock portfolio to cover our annual expenses in […]

Sept 2017 – Expenses Update

  September is the month where we celebrated Ally’s birthday and also my sister’s wedding. Ally also transited from half day to full day child care where she will be attending additional enrichment classes like speech and drama. We believe she will be able to adapt to it and enjoy it. My sister’s wedding was […]

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