La Papillion

Is it a "waste of yourself" to be caught up in investing?

September 1, 2014 by La Papillion
I think financial education is a must in this world. It’s not even an option. Everything (almost) transacts in monetary terms, so without a working knowledge of money, you’ll be severely disadvantaged in this world that you’re currently living in. But even though it’s a necessity, it doesn’t mean everyone needs to be an expert […]
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Have you grabbed POSB’s low hanging fruits?

August 27, 2014 by La Papillion
I thought I’ll just share this again, in case you missed my informative story “It would have to do“. It’s about the POSB national day celebration, where they will give you an extra 1.5% per annum for 3 months if you register after you’ve deposited in a sum (up to 10k max) in your savings […]
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The girl who picks up snail

August 23, 2014 by La Papillion
He was just 22, when he met a beautiful girlbending over a pavement, while it pours like pearlWith her brown and beady eyes, she pointed to a snailcrawling along the pavement, leaving a moist and slimy trail.With slow and gentle hands, she plucked it off the groundand placed it just beside, a soft and grassy […]

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OCBC rights issue (Part 2)

August 19, 2014 by La Papillion
I was thinking whether there’s a way to make the best out of this rights issue…seems bleak. For those who haven’t read, do read my first post on this rights exercise: OCBC rights issue (Part 1) first. I thought of a few ways. Let’s just assume that the buy in price is $10.20, just to […]
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OCBC rights issue (Part 1)

August 18, 2014 by La Papillion
I’m always very interested in rights issue. There’s a new kid on the block just announced today. That’s for OCBC. They bought into WingHang bank listed in HK, maybe even over paying for it. The big idea is that they can raise the funds for the purchase by doing private placements (Boo!), borrow money and […]
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A Great Loss

August 15, 2014 by La Papillion
“A Great Loss” I knew I was unimportant. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life I am invisible to her eyes. Nah – she nary cast a glance at me, and even if she did, I must say the look is never affirmative. Usually it ranges from glowering distaste to say the least, and […]

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A clip from the past

August 12, 2014 by La Papillion
Recently I chanced upon this site on NLB that has clips of Straits times in the past. It’s very interesting to read about the past. Things were so different then. This was the headlines of the day when I was born. President of the US is Jimmy Carter. There’s still USSR back in those days. […]
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My Father

August 10, 2014 by La Papillion
When I was a kid at 5, I never liked my father. He wasn’t there when I needed him, to teach me how to bike. Each night I want a kiss from him, before tucking me to bed. Wasn’t there to comfort me, as I cry myself in bed. When I grow up as a […]
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Kindle paper white

August 8, 2014 by La Papillion
I thought I would never get another kindle, but I was proven wrong. This time, it’s the 6.7 inches kindle paperwhite. What’s so special about this compared to my 9.7 inches old graphite DX? First of all, there’s a back lit for the kindle paperwhite. This makes reading possible when there’s no natural light. The […]

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The secrets of the millionaire dwarfs

August 7, 2014 by La Papillion
“Bwahahaa! Those are yer good ol’ times, ain’t ye?”, bellowed Drurim Drumsbearer as he gulped down his fifth pint of Heineken. The good dwarf had long ago hung his battle-worn oaken shield that had been passed down from his bloodline and exchanged his trusty old battleaxe for his Louis Vuitton’s leather briefcase, perfectly tailored pinstripe […]
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It Would Have To Do

August 5, 2014 by La Papillion
I’m on a roll. I must say this new development of dispensing financial information through the use of short stories is making me excited about blogging on personal finance again. It keeps me thinking of imaginary characters making imaginary conversations. Actually they are not so imaginary. It’s always based on fragments on some real aspects […]
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An Empty House

August 4, 2014 by La Papillion
Financial bloggers always use rationality to convince readers. I think there’s another tool that is seldom used to persuade, and that is through story telling. I can blog out an article with 5 pointers, complete with reasons and supporting evidence, but it will not tug at the heart strings of my readers. It’s emotionally dead […]
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