September 2018 – Portfolio (and Personal) Updates

Two more months before the year comes to an end, and I’ll officially be 28. I try to keep my blog posts mostly related to my investment journey, but there’s always some random (and more personal) stuff that goes on in my life which is still pretty blog worthy, so I talk about them to express myself. And perhaps allow my rantings in my writings to come through to others who are feeling the same way.

Have you ever felt like you’ve been trying to please others since forever? Wanting to agree and compromise, and accept the other person for who they are. Be it if they are your spouse, friend or colleague. Continue reading “September 2018 – Portfolio (and Personal) Updates”

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August 2018 – Portfolio Updates

With AEM as the newest addition to my portfolio from the beginning of August, things have gotten quite… volatile.

Time weighted return (YTD): -4.11% against STI ETF of -2.88%

XIRR (YTD): -5.92%

It was not surprising that my portfolio dipped again towards the end of the month as the prices of Valuetronics and AEM mostly reduced back closer to their intrinsic values, and my buying prices.

This month has also been rather nice on the collection on dividends with most of the companies announcing their earnings for the 2nd quarter of the fiscal year. Just this month alone, almost half of our portfolio went XD. These stocks are namely: Continue reading “August 2018 – Portfolio Updates”

The Ups and Downs of Electronic Stocks – Valuetronics

I have added some stocks that are in the electronics sector recently in my portfolio, namely Valuetronics and AEM. When I bought them, it was when Mr Market was very unhappy and beaten down their stocks badly.

Needless to say, since I can’t predict how things will turn out, the price of both stocks have also decreased by double percentage points in my portfolio after I bought them. Yet amazingly, within just three days, both have also risen up to be green currently.

17 August 2018

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6D5N Yogyakarta Hiking Trip On A Budget – Day 5 & Expenses (Part 3)

For all trip-related posts, navigate here:

Part 1: Arrival @ Yogyakarta, Dinner @ Superman Restaurant, 2D1N Hiking

Part 2: Goa Jomblang (Heaven’s light), Goa Pindul (Cave tubing)

Part 3: Borobodur Temple, Nglinggo Tea Plantation, House of Ramiten, Malioboro Street


We’re down to the last day of my Yogyakarta trip before we fly back to our sunny island the next day. Here’s Day 5 of my trip and my activities for the day. I’ll also be posting my itinerary details and expenses breakdown at the end of my post. If you want me to show you the money right now, click here!

Day 5

We woke up super super early at 3am to leave our hotel and headed to Borododur temple. When we reached there, our driver had already bought the tickets for us. Continue reading “6D5N Yogyakarta Hiking Trip On A Budget – Day 5 & Expenses (Part 3)”

6D5N Yogyakarta Hiking Trip On A Budget – <SGD$1000 ALL-IN! (Part 2)

For all trip-related posts, navigate here:

Part 1: Arrival @ Yogyakarta, Dinner @ Superman Restaurant, 2D1N Hiking

Part 2: Goa Jomblang (Heaven’s light), Goa Pindul (Cave tubing)

Part 3: Borobodur Temple, Nglinggo Tea Plantation, House of Ramiten, Malioboro Street


In the previous post, I blogged about the first 3 days of our trip and how we managed to reach the summit of Mount Merbabu. We continue with more touristy (and relaxing) activities from Day 4 onwards.

Day 4

Despite being crazy shag after our hike to the summit of Mount Merbabu, we woke up early and set off at 7am to Semanu area to start our activities for the day. Our first stop was Goa Jomblang to see the infamous Heaven’s Light that is flooded in Instagram and Google images. Continue reading “6D5N Yogyakarta Hiking Trip On A Budget – <SGD$1000 ALL-IN! (Part 2)”

July 2018 – Portfolio Updates

The second half of the year has started and it looks like things are becoming less bleak in the stock market. Through much volatility in the past few months, Mr. Market (a.k.a STI) has recovered slightly back to where he had started from the beginning of 2018, with its time-weighted return coming up at -0.33%, and an actual decrease of 0.94% (From 3489.45 to 3281.36).

My portfolio is not too far away, though I was expecting to do better than the STI. It now has -4.74% in terms of time-weighted return. XIRR is at -8.33% omigosh. (Dated 1st July… I think.) Continue reading “July 2018 – Portfolio Updates”

6D5N Yogyakarta Hiking Trip On A Budget – <SGD$1000 ALL-IN! (Part 1)

For all trip-related posts, navigate here:

Part 1: Arrival @ Yogyakarta, Dinner @ Superman Restaurant, 2D1N Hiking

Part 2: Goa Jomblang (Heaven’s light), Goa Pindul (Cave tubing)

Part 3: Borobodur Temple, Nglinggo Tea Plantation, House of Ramiten, Malioboro Street


A friend of mine is heading back to Sarawak to further her studies. Us, being good friends, have decided to plan a trip together before she goes back for good (~3 years). We don’t know if she might find a boyfriend and get married in 2020, so it would be insurance to spend quality time now to go on a hiking trip together.

I’ve got to say that this trip was so tiring. Out of 5 nights, we had to wake up at 3am to catch different sunrises at different places. While typing this, it daunted upon me that we didn’t manage to catch a full sunrise on all the nights, despite being present at those places! Continue reading “6D5N Yogyakarta Hiking Trip On A Budget – <SGD$1000 ALL-IN! (Part 1)”