Saturday, October 01, 2016

Use a TV as a monitor

My 15 year old monitor died. I went to Fairprice in AMK Hub. The staff recommended a Philips 24" Philips 4200 series HDTV. It was on offer for $199.

I am quite happy with this TV. It can work as a monitor and as a TV. The screen looks quite satisfactory and was much better than the old monitor.

Fortunately my old PC has a HDMI output. I used it to connect to the TV and get image and audio.

This is the first time that I use a TV as a monitor. The experience has been satisfactory.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Investing in a second property

A 50 year old person who has a fully paid up 5 room HDB flats wants to invest in a small condo. She intends to rent out the condo or the 5 room flat. She needs the rental income to help pay the mortgage on the condo. In the worse case, she will sell off the HDB flat and live in the condo. She asked for my views.

My reply:My general advice to consumers is:
a) Never invest with borrowed money, except for a property that you live in.
b) Be free of debt when you are 60 years old.
c) Do not invest in property when the price is high.

If you are prepared for the worse case scenario, then you should be meeting my guidelines. However, if you wish to look for a good investment, you should consider the index fund. Watch my videos here:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Grab Taxi rewards its loyal customers

I used Grab Taxi app to book a taxi to a hotel in Orchard Road. On arrival, the meter showed $24.10. I gave $25 to the taxi driver. He said that Grab Taxi is giving a discount of $4. So, he took only $20.

I was not aware about the discount. I did receive an email from Grab Taxi previously about some promotion but I did not pay attention to it.

I booked Grab Taxi for my return trip to my home. This time the discount was $5. So I paid $5 less than the metered fare.

It looks like Grab Taxi is now fighting hard to keep its market share. I have been using Grab Taxi regularly. They know it. They have a good CRM system.

Well done, Grab Taxi. You do recognize your good customers and reward them well. You can be sure that Grab Taxi will be my first choice.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trump rally in Florida

Trump won the online polls on the first debate between him and Clinton. Some people clained that the online polls were rigged. I don't think so. It is difficult to rig 500,000 votes.

He held a rally in Florida on the day after the debate. 27,000 people turned up. It is amazing. You can't rig this kind of turnout.

Trump is getting the support of the ordinary people. The corporate media wants to present a different picture about him. But the ordinary people think otherwise.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

First presidential debate - Clinton vs Trump

The Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are in big trouble.

Fortune Magazine Hillary 49%
Trump 51%
Sample (453,268 votes)
Hillary 39%
Trump 61%
Sample (453,268 votes)
The Washington Times
Hillary 23%
Trump 71%
Time Magazine 
Hillary 41%
Trump 59%
Sample (899,785 votes)
CBS New York
Hillary 41%
Trump 59%
Sample (70,221 votes)
Hillary 10%
Trump 55%
Sample (51,818 votes)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jill Stein of the Green Party

Watch Jill Stein of the Green Party answered the biased news anchors.

Her campaign messages:

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