Sleeping beauty

I've finally met a real-life sleeping beauty. Needs a few kisses, after an interval of time in between, to finally wake up. Sometimes need hugs too. Makes bunny noises :P

SBB and blanket

SBB blanket

How can anyone (apart from Ban) suspect SBB to be an evil bunny? Especially if he's under such cute blanket.

Force of g

My weight has gone down below my normal weight. Since weight = mass x g and I've not decreased my intake of food, g must have gone down! Alert the press! Gather all scientists! :P

PS: Haven't been blogging much because I'm in Australia with Ban until May 3 :)

Shares Part I

Currently the shares that I'm invested in are as follows:

(1) AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT
- industrial properties mainly in Singapore
- enables me to diversify into industrial properties


(2) CapitaCommercial Trust
- predominantly commercial properties in Singapore
- includes some well-known properties

(3) Cityspring Infrastructure Trust
- assets made up mostly of the sole producer and retailer of town gas in Singapore and sole supplier of desalinated water to Singapore's national water agency
- assets have monopolistic feature

(4) DBXT MSCI Asia ex-Japan ETF 10
- replicates as closely as possible the MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan TRN Index
- enable me to diversify across different countries in Asia excluding Japan

(5) DBXT MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 10
- replicates as closely as possible the MSCI Total Return Net Emerging Markets Index
- enables me to diversify across different countries in emerging countries


(6) DBXT MSCI World TRN ETF 10
- replicates as closely as possible the MSCI Total Return Net World Index
- enables me to diversify across different countries in the world

(7) First Ship Lease Trust
- shipping vessels for transporting goods
- enables me to diversify into maritime industry

(8) First REIT
- healthcare-related properties predominantly in Indonesia and Singapore
- enables me to diversify into healthcare industry

(9) M1 Limited
- telco with more than 20% of market share in Singapore
- enables me to diversify into telecommunication industry

(10) Pacific Shipping Trust

- shipping vessels for transporting goods
- enables me to diversify into maritime industry

(11) SBS Transit Limited
- operates buses and trains, predominantly in Singapore
- has a near-monopoly on buses in Singapore

(12) SP Ausnet
- electricity transmission and electricity & gas distribution businesses in Australia
- enables me to diversify into another country and energy business

(13) Starhill Global REIT
- retail and office properties in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Australia
- includes well-known malls in Singapore and Malaysia

(14) Suntec REIT
- retail and office properties in Singapore
- includes well-known properties

All, except (4), (5) and (6), provide regular dividends consistently...so far. For the exceptions, any dividends are reinvested i.e. capital gain.

I hope to set out the actual dividend yields I've experienced so far in another post.

To KL drivers

Received this in an e-mail:

Traffic

Chocolate sponge bread

It's yummy! Those who love chocolate sponge cake should give this a try. It seems to give a little more fuller filling, likely because it's in bread form.

I bought it from The Baker's Cottage at One Utama. Original price was RM3.20 but was on promotional price of RM2.60.

The ingredient of the bread is as follows:
High protein wheat flour
Butter
Margarine (butter and margarine???)
Sugar
Eggs
UHT Milk
Cocoa powder
Chocolate emulsifier (or so I guess - the actual term in Malay language is "Coklat emulko")
Salt
Raising flour
Yeast

Not exactly healthy food...hehe...but it's delicious!

Chocolate sponge bread

Money

Money isn't everything but it sure helps in a lot of things.

- Not sure whether anyone said this before. If not, I'm claiming it :)

Avatar: The Last Airbender

I've watched the tv series a couple years ago and I like it so much that I've been hunting for its genuine DVDs in Singapore and Malaysia. I've finally found it at Animetech at Centrepoint, Bandar Utama.

However, my joy was short-lived: there was problem playing it if chapter was selected (rather than "Play All"). It was the same for all 3 DVDs. What I was afraid most was that this problem was laptop specific i.e. it may be playing perfectly well on a DVD player.

Fortunately, it was the same problem when tested using the shop's DVD player. Since they did not have another copy, they offered to try to get another one from another branch or to order a new one. Should that new copy also have the same problem, then I would be fully refunded.

About 8 days later, I obtained its replacement and so far, it's working well :)

Avatar: The Last Airbender 1

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2

Avatar: The Last Airbender 3

Avatar: The Last Airbender 4

Update on hand

Following from my post here, I rested my hand for about 5 days where I only spent at most an hour on the computer. I've also diligently did some exercise that supposed to help my hand gets well. The spots of pain all almost gone.

Question now is how do I go from here? Abstaining from computer is definitely not viable. How should I hold me mouse? How do I face the screen? Etc, etc.