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Seize & Cherish All Chances At Love

“You miss 100% of the shots you do not take.” – Michael Jordan Recently ‘liked’ the NTU Confessions Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/NTUConfess?fref=ts&ref=br_tf). Reading some of the little stories invoked a sense of nostalgia in me. I felt young, energetic, fun and excited like a student again. Making tonnes of friends / acquaintances, eyeballing cute girls from NBS / HSS…

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The Importance of Being Patient

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow  About 2000 years ago, a young Carthaginian general named Hannibal was facing the mighty Romans during the 2nd Punic War. He hated the Romans to the core and was close to squaring off with…

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Should Religion Be A Deal-Breaker in Relationships?

 “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” – John Galsworthy Some of my friends recently asked me about my marriage and how we make concessions when it comes to our religious differences. I’m a cradle Roman Catholic while my wife is a Buddhist. Born and bred in a cosmopolitan city, I’ve noticed that it’s…

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9 Reasons To Be Thankful Towards Your Partner

“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure: 1. Acceptance 2. Understanding 3. Appreciation. Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.”  ― Vera Nazarian Let’s get real. Relationships aren’t a bed of roses, no matter how much they have been glamourised on TV and movies, or by some of our friends who are…

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How Embracing Singlehood Got Me Attached

 “Being single will suck when you perpetuate the delusion of defining yourself only by your relationships.”  A friend struggled and hesitated to leave her current boyfriend of 8 years, who by the way, ain’t that good to her. But she refused to leave him as she has been in that relationship for so long – she…

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Words & People – Some Matter But Others Don’t

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling … Sometimes its easy to be affected by the things that people say to us. I recall having used to take in whatever opinions everyone had of me. After some time though, I realized that I was gradually starting to live a…

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Is Your House an Asset?

“Managing your own property can be a full-time job.” – Robert Kiyosaki Is the house you stay in an asset? Or is it not? This might be an important question to ask as one’s views towards their properties can greatly influence their actions and management of the related finances, which is more often than not,…

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Thoughts of A Retail Value Investor

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” – Warren Buffett It’s really exciting… the first time you see the money in the investment account. Waiting for action. I remember vividly how it felt like, purchasing my very first stake in Wells Fargo & Co. You just can’t wait to get started, hoping for it to turn out…