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La Papillion

How to register as a user in the cbox

February 8, 2013 by La Papillion
Hi folks, Those who had been to my site at bullythebear had always found that the cbox is one of the best things that this site has to offer. You can see a lot of people who came from all walks of life coming together to talk about almost everything. I had met a lot of [...]

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Results of cbox contribution fund raising

February 7, 2013 by La Papillion
Hi folks, This is a follow-up post after the call for donations to support the cbox contribution fund. First of all, thanks for all the contributors who funded the cause. I seriously didn’t think it would work but if we don’t ask, we would never get it, right? A total of 8 contributors made the [...]

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Cbox contribution fund

February 1, 2013 by La Papillion
Hi folks, Have you benefited from those who shared freely in the cbox? Did you get useful advice, not only in stocks, but also in other areas of life or other lobang? If you have and would like to contribute back, please do consider donating a small sum to fund the cbox premium, which is [...]

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Show, don’t tell

December 30, 2012 by La Papillion
I received a brochure from an English enrichment class near my home. I was super impressed because of the great advice it gives to students – Show, don’t tell. Basically that advice – for good writing to students – means that instead of saying that John is smart, you say everything that describes why he [...]
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Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

November 5, 2012 by La Papillion
I was having lunch with my wife and I happened to chance upon this car with a very special wording imprinted on the side mirrors. It’s not the first thing that I came across this particular phrase but it’s the first that I’ve seen printed on the side wing mirror itself. I don’t think it’s [...]
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THAT which is sacrificed to the god of Aphorism

November 4, 2012 by La Papillion
As work begins to wind down, I started reflecting more on the articles that I read on other blogs. One of the articles struck me as worthy of further reflection, and so I mused more on it. The article talks about how compounding can be magical in the way that a seemingly small sum of [...]

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I’m a true neutral druid/wizard!

October 31, 2012 by La Papillion
Did this survey to find out what my alignment and class is for the D&D role play found here. It’s a humongous 129 questions survey – pretty long – but it gives a very detailed result which I put it below. Have fun, and do share the results if you did it :) Sadly, I’m [...]

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Singpost’s quiet rise

September 11, 2012 by La Papillion
Singpost’s shares had been climbing up steadily, but especially so after the announcement of the new thompson mrt line. At least it seems so to me. The volume of the shares transacted daily also rose up appreciably, whereas in the past, this is usually a quiet counter. Out of curiosity, I went to dig up [...]

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How to borrow ebooks from NLB

August 30, 2012 by La Papillion
Some of you may heard that our very own national library board (NLB) had begun lending out ipads with books preloaded inside or downloadable from the library site, in order to encourage the younger ones to take up reading. While I reserve my judgement on whether it’s a good thing using ipad to encourage reading [...]
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Kindle dx graphite edition review

August 28, 2012 by La Papillion
I very recently bought a kindle graphite dx. This is the newer version of the kindle dx that I had and it comes with free 3G, a usual 9.7 inch display but with the newer e-ink (pearl) display. The 3G really works and I can access a very basic web browser with it. Don’t expect [...]

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Online loans

August 23, 2012 by La Papillion
Online Quick Loans—Great Solution to Overdrafts Payday loans are now one of the most convenient ways to borrow money. Banks offer loans with low interests however; approval takes some time because of several factors. Cheapest pay day loans UK offer online quick loans to borrowers who need loan for emergency situations. People have been using [...]

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Diablo 3 hardcore

August 8, 2012 by La Papillion
There’s this game called Diablo 3 by Blizzard that I’m spending quite a fair bit of my time on. Having played the normal aka softcore mode using all the different characters available, I thought I’ll try the hardcore mode for the wizard character. They said it’s going to be a wild ride and it sure [...]
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Is it fair?

June 29, 2012 by La Papillion
In my neighborhood there are three stalls selling economic rice. They are all selling around $4 each plate. One day, the stall that I’ve been buying for the past 4-5 yrs decided to change their price. They decided to import better rice and meat and fresher vegetables, with a catch of course. The catch being [...]

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The hen, the pig and the man

June 27, 2012 by La Papillion
A man has two best friends, one a hen and the other a pig. However, he is unsure what their level of commitment that they have towards him. For all he knows, it may just be a one sided friendship. So one day, he asked a fox for help. The wily fox agreed and set [...]
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A frustrating week

May 12, 2012 by La Papillion
I’ve had students who asked to stop the tuition once they did well for their exams or once the holidays are here. Usually I don’t agree, especially for graduating students because I think the time spent with me is worth many hours spent doing their own revision, unless proven otherwise. I’m in this business too [...]

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Noble chart

May 2, 2012 by La Papillion
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Be Brave.

April 26, 2012 by La Papillion
A student of mine recently got ‘scolded’ by me. She was trying to solve a physics problem but she had no idea how to do it. I had a glimpse of her thinking when I asked her to think out loud. She said after doing this and that, she had no idea what to do. [...]
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What’s the minimum salary to live comfortably?

April 19, 2012 by La Papillion
I was wondering what is the salary that one would need in order to survive life here in Singapore. It would not be surprising to hear a wide range, perhaps from as low as 1k/mth to as high as 20k/mth. That’s because we want different things in life and for certain things, we really do [...]
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