Category: Cheerful Egg

Reader Challenge: Be Bored For One Week

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re waiting in line to order your ban mian. There are about 5 people ahead of you. What do you do? You pull out your phone and check your Instagram feed. You head to the office bathroom to do your morning ahem, rituals. After settling in, you pull out […]

What Do Brides Do Before Their Wedding?

I don’t really remember what I did the night before my wedding. I’m a dude, so it probably involved some combination of Soi 19 wantan mee, YouTube videos, potato chips, and texting my bros about when they should come over for beer in the morning. Brides, on the other hand, probably have a loooooot of […]

Why I Was Tempted To Stop Blogging

Heyaaa guys I’m back! Didja miss me? It’s been 6 weeks since my last post, and I wanted to explain a key insight I had during this long absence. First of all, I stopped blogging for a couple of weeks because of a crazy travel schedule to London, Hong Kong, and Israel. There was one particularly […]

Business Lessons From A Michelin Star Restaurant

So last week, my wife convinced me to have dinner at The Clove Club, a 1-Michelin Star restaurant ranked #26 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards this year (Britain’s highest entry). Now, you must understand that unlike my wife, I have a very un-Michelin-like palate. I love Qiji nasi lemak, Soi 19 Thai wanton […]

The Unconventional Millennial’s Guide To Winning At CPF

Okay, quick poll: How many of you hate being called a “millennial”? I know I do. A little part of me dies every time I see a millennial commercial showing beautiful young people laughing, taking selfies and drinking hipster coffee. You see, I don’t think I fit into the typical millennial stereotypes. I hate WhatsApping, I […]

Are Returns That Important?

A couple of years ago, an Army friend asked me: Index investing sounds great and all, but when you buy the index, you’re just settling for average returns. Why would you settle for average when you can get above-average returns by picking stocks? On the surface, that seems to make sense. Why would you settle […]

The “Hi, How’s Your Day Going?” Approach

Soooo I was lucky enough to get a short work stint in London (long story), and I’ve been here for a couple of weeks. Here are some interesting observations I had: Cyclists are basically killer ninjas on wheels who will silently assassinate you from the back if you’re not looking Go to any English pub after […]

The Overfitting Fallacy

When I was in college, I was an obnoxious smartass. Like every ambitious, testosterone-driven Singaporean male, I believed I could trade my way towards becoming a millionaire. So I bought some trading software, some market data, several hundred dollars worth of trading books, and begin to craft my own strategy. Back then, “rules-based” technical trading […]

Singapore Robo-Advisors: Yay Or Nay?

Soooooo a bunch of robo-advisors have launched this month in Singapore. When I first heard about them, I got REALLY EXCITED. I tried sharing my excitement with my friends, which is probably why no one invites me to parties anymore. Now that I have nothing better to do on Friday nights, I did a little […]

IPPT Gold In 4 Weeks – Is That Possible?

One of the biggest complaints about my blog is that I don’t write enough about “personal finance stuff”. Well whoops, because here’s yet another non-money blogpost to annoy you with. 7 months ago, I wrote The Ultimate Guide To Achieving An IPPT Gold. It went on to become one of my most searched-for posts, because […]