Category: Cheerful Egg

What Adam Can Teach You About Finding Your Dream Job

What would your dream job be if you didn’t have to worry about money? Ask someone that question, and you might get vague answers like “I want to make a difference”, or “I want to do something I enjoy”. Okaaaaay, that’s like saying, “I want to breathe oxygen”. That doesn’t really mean anything. Last week, […]

Why The Bible Can Give You Practical Advice (Even If You’re Not Christian)

I remember the first time I picked up The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. I was in Kinokuniya during the summer of 2008. For those of you who’ve heard of it, you’ll know that it inspired a whole generation of millennials to aspire towards becoming a “digital nomad”: Having optimised schedules, successful businesses, and a […]

What A Mexican Tour Taught Me About Experiences

So I’m on the last leg of my 2-week holiday in Mexico. To answer the FAQs: 1) It’s absolutely safe as long as you don’t wander into sketchy places, 2) Food is cheap and DELICIOUS, 3) You can get around with a few basic Spanish phrases (e.g. “donde esta el bano?“) While travelling through Mexico, […]

Crazy Rich Asians And The Meaning Of True Love

(Quick note before we start: I know, I know, it’s been 2 months since I published anything. Between family, church and my new job, I’ve had very little time to blog. But I’m on holiday right now with 8 hours to kill at a cafe, so I can finally write about something I’ve been meaning to […]

What Hugh Jackman Can Teach You About Negotiation

Okay, I admit it: I love The Greatest Showman. Folks are talking about Crazy Rich Asians right now, but my Spotify list is still playing tracks from The Greatest Showman like “Come Alive” and “Rewrite the Stars”. I may or may not have jammed out to them while doing housework on several occasions (To my neighbours: […]

Bitcoin And The Ideology Bias

There are some things in life that you never want to admit doing: Being really good at Dance Dance Revolution Asking for a 2nd helping of dinner while flying on Economy Class Buying bitcoin I am very proud to say that I’ve done all three. Wait. Lionel Yeo – Champion of Index Investing, Advocate of […]

Pascal’s Wager and Strategic Betting

It’s 1.30pm and you’re just stepping out of the office for lunch. You’re slightly annoyed at yourself for scheduling a 12pm meeting. In the last 20 minutes, you had to clear your throat every 5 minutes to mask the increasingly audible noises coming from your stomach. You normally have lunch at your usual fish soup […]

How To Talk To Anyone Without Feeling Awkward

So you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t written regularly for the past 6 months or so. There were yuuuuge changes in my personal and professional life that consumed all my energy and attention for the past 6 months. One of those changes is simple: I started a new job. (Well, before that, there was also […]

Your Financial GPS – A Whiskey-Inspired Review

This is a sponsored post done in collaboration with DBS. I very rarely accept sponsored posts, and only do so when I already use or like the product. All opinions are my own. You get the best insights over whiskey and KFC. I had some time to kill yesterday, so I hung out with Alvin […]

Why Pre-Paying Your Home Loan Could Be Awesome

Sometimes, I wish I were a 4th-century king in medieval England. I would spend all day sitting on my throne, deep in thought, slowly sharpening my broadsword and staring out into the abyss. My subjects, fearful of breaking my concentration, would whisper amongst themselves. “Perhaps His Majesty is coming up with a way to reduce […]