The final months of 2021 have been a deja vu all over again. It seems almost identical to the previous year with yet another variant of corona virus still raging on. Financially, 2021 had been a good year – plenty of new lessons, and exciting period of watching the portfolio slowly growing over time. Some… Continue reading Portfolio Update December 2021
Find out what cryptocurrencies are, how to invest, and a few helpful tips on managing your personal finances.
As a software developer, it is critical to keep yourself as relevant and up-to-date with industry trends as possible. For the majority of us, that often involves implementing new changes in day-to-day life. Keeping your skills fresh is just one way that can help you succeed in this competitive environment! This change might not be… Continue reading How to Change: A Guide for Software Developers
It’s 2021, and the pandemic is not quite over yet. Although, in Sydney, we are very lucky that the pandemic is well under control, as life is returning to the ‘old-normal’. The last two quarters had been the quarters of growth in the equity assets. Not so much if you are invested in bonds. I… Continue reading Portfolio update May 2021
2020 is almost over. What a year it has been. At the end of this weird year, sharemarkets all around the world are recovering strongly even more than ever. Of course, the sharemarkets are not the representative of how the economy is doing. I wish many things can be simpler and more straight forward than… Continue reading Portfolio Update December 2020
List of must-have pantry items before you start Cooking oil – There are many different oil you can use for cooking. If you are low on budget a bottle of olive oil or grapeseed oil is good enough. You cannot cook at high temperature using olive oil though, so be aware Salt & pepper Raw… Continue reading How to Cook Ten Recipes for Under $10 from Scratch?
My work colleagues decided to go with Golang stack for a new repo we are about to start. We did a mob session of FizzBuzz kata using Golang stack. It was really fun. I decided to finish off the kata by doing my own refactoring, and adding some more tests. Golang looks really good. I… Continue reading Weekend Coding Kata Challenge – Fizzbuzz TDD Using Golang
My team at work manages many different repos in production. Many of the Gitlab repos have no repo image to represent them, so I decided to channel my creative streak by creating all logos for all them in a single afternoon. All done using Sketch.
I tried doing the coffee kata challenge the other day, https://simcap.github.io/coffeemachine/. I thought it would be quite fun to revisit my first language that got me my first job as a web developer, Ruby. I haven’t done Ruby and Rspec for so long. It wasn’t so hard to update the Ruby version in my machine… Continue reading Weekend Coding Kata Challenge – Coffee Machine Kata in Statically-Typed Ruby
Here is my current asset allocation in September 2020. Some of the current allocation % are way off the new target %. REIT is a bit too risky for me at the moment. I am not a fan of its recent performance and how much risks REIT assets carry. I will actively reduce my exposure… Continue reading Portfolio Update September 2020 – COVID recovery