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    Back on vacation again: Portugal and Spain

    Tweet I am back on vacation again, folks! I’m in Portugal and Spain this time around until the end of August, so please be patient if anything goes wrong 🙂 I may not have internet connections at all either… so .. er.. yeah. 🙂 Here […]

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    Traveling as a Mobile, Minimalist and Well-Connected Person

    Tweet A little history As someone who has moved apartments at least once a year (sometimes two or three times in a year) for the past 8 years, on top of having traveled a lot within those last 8 years to different client sites by car, […]

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    Just a few more interesting links

    Tweet Money Rabbit — The end of my relationship with RBC I feel this way a lot with bad customer service and banks. Royal Bank of Canada, it’s over.  Today, you lost a multimillion dollar client. And believe me …  it’s you, not me. Emotions […]

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    Cost of living matters more than you think

    Tweet In Singapore, I had someone tell me that even making $100,000 a year, he couldn’t live in the country. To me, that was just.. crazy! How can you make $100k a year and not afford to live in Singapore? Note: $1 CAD/USD is approximately […]

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    Singapore – Peranakan Museum

    Tweet We went to the Peranakan Museum because of its rich history of Peranakan people particularly in Singapore. The term applies especially to the ethnic Chinese populations of the British Straits Settlements of Malaya and the Dutch-controlled island of Java and other locations, who have […]

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    The Meaning of Values: Resale versus Retail

    Tweet Retail = The cost of what it is on the shelf in stores today. This is also what I consider as “Replacement Value”. Resale = The amount of money you can get if you sell it today The difference between the two can be […]

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    The dirty secret of designer logo chasing

    Tweet Millions around the world buy and sell counterfeit. You may even own a counterfeit bag, yourself. It is not a victimless crime Don’t fool yourselves. I am far from being able to judge anyone for owning a counterfeit anything, but do not kid yourself. […]

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    Still More Interesting Articles from around the Globe

    Tweet Japanese pensioners (engineers) offer to brave radiation risks This made me cry. Volunteering to take the place of younger workers at the power station is not brave, Mr Yamada says, but logical. Mr Yamada has been getting back in touch with old friends via […]

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    What is “Success” exactly?

    Tweet Imagine this… A guy with a great family, a high-paying high-profile job he enjoys, pots of money banked, wonderful friends and the golden touch with anything he decides to take up (learning a new instrument, sport, language…) Got it? As a society, we’d call […]

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    Hong Kong – Ladies Market

    Tweet Hong Kong was a lot of fun to visit and to SHOP! 🙂 I cannot say that I bought very much in any of these markets (I’m a freak about quality and fit for clothing these days), but I enjoyed visiting the markets, nonetheless. […]

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