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Thicker oil is killing your engine

I wrote this entry hoping it would prevent people from using incorrect engine oil viscosities, especially newer cars that require as low as 20 weight oils (e.g. Mazda Skyactiv.) I often hear mechanics saying that we need to use thicker… Continue Reading →

Truth about automotive leather maintenance

Leather treatment/conditioning is a big automotive detailing fad. In cars built in possibly 1990s, and definitely 2000s and beyond, all automotive leather have a clear coat (read: plastic) applied to a treated, dyed and artificially textured leather. The clear coat makes… Continue Reading →

What I think about the Singapore Property Market in 2016

Here’s what I think of the Singapore property market in 2016 (and beyond). I’ve just sold my HDB and am renting temporarily waiting on the side to jump in. If you’d like me to summarise in one sentence, I think the… Continue Reading →

Spring cleaning surprises

I wrote two entries towards the end of 2015 about slowing down (a.k.a. work-life balance) and de-cluttering. Enter 2016 + Chinese New Year spring cleaning. Spring cleaning this year it is a big affair because I am moving house, so almost every… Continue Reading →

Make space; consumerism sucks

One of the best quotes this year from a friend. People buy stuff because they can’t think of anything else better to do. – T. Lake It’s so darn true. I am guilty of turning to shopping whenever I am… Continue Reading →

Looking back

It’s December again. How time flies. Next year marks the 10th year of my “official” life as an economic hamster. It’s starting to become obvious that the “wheel of fortune” keeps spinning, but you seem to get nowhere — until… Continue Reading →

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