Author Archives: Kate

A minimalist pregnancy?

Kyith from Investment Moats had shared our November expenses report in a local facebook discussion group (thanks Kyith!) and it had generated a lot of feedback and discussion. Well predominantly, it was about the cost of having a baby in Singapore, as well as how “minimalist” or not “minimalist” the pregnancy was. I think in […]

Car ownership in Singapore

A recent video produced by “Talking Point” garnered quite a bit of lively discussion among the local community. This has always been a topic of discussion and a somewhat controversial topic. However, perhaps what might have reopened this discussion is the statistics in the latest report – On average, these households earn a┬ámonthly income of […]

An exciting piece of news to share

To all our readers, We have a piece of exciting news to share with you! Here it goes……drumroll….. We just had baby number 2! No, it’s not that I just found out that I am pregnant and we are having the baby next year – literally, I had just delivered our second child. And it’s […]

Navigating the workplace

A friend of mine called me late at night last friday evening. I was initially pretty startled by her call as I wasn’t expecting it, and I was getting ready to sleep. I answered the call. And oh boy, I think it was a good thing I did. She was sobbing at the other end […]

The engagement ring

At a friend’s gathering  a few weeks ago, a mutual friend in a group secretly whispered to me and told me that another friend of ours has  finally moved on from his previous job to a current role in another organization. It kind of took me by surprise, as I thought he really liked the […]

A proud parenting moment

As Dave has shared in the previous post, there was an estate party in our neighbourhood last month, and we attended the event. The event was pretty well organised, with lots of family friendly activities and games, many suitable for young kids. Ally might have been a bit too young to participate in some of […]

Surviving the 11.11 challenge

I have a confession to make. Even though I try to live minimally, and purchase only things I need, I do a lot of window shopping. Online. Ok, that is an oxymoron, some might say. If you are a minimalist, you won’t even bother looking at stuff like that. Because, you probably don’t need any […]

Compassion at the work place

An uncle of a colleague passed on earlier this week. It was an upsetting event and I passed her my condolences. The passing of a love and close one is always one of the hardest ordeal to overcome for anyone and words alone are insufficient to describe the feelings, and little can be said to […]

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