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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 monthly income of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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