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Some things I have given up

Jaywalking Because you can’t beat the Ferrari Train service Anytime someone tries to juxtapose “train” and “service” in the same sentence, I’m gonna beat the shit out of him/her. Reading the Straits Times Because the crap printed on those pages insults the trees that died in vain Real social interaction Because everyone prefers to talk… Read More »

10 things I’ll miss about Hong Kong

So I’ve left Hong Kong before the 7-year itch bit me. Here are 10 things I’ll miss about the territory. 1. Cantonese2. Winter3. Trams (or “ding ding” as the locals called it) – HK$2.30 gets you anywhere on the line in HK island.4. Getting to the other side of the Victoria Harbour via ferry5. Standing… Read More »

Bet hair day

When you walk into a hair salon for the first time, which hair stylist should you choose? Go for the one with the worst haircut. Because whoever cuts his hair is not him, so assuming they cut each other’s hair, you’ll at least be assured that you won’t choose the one whose skill sucks. Related… Read More »

Got milk? No thanks!

If you want to avoid breast cancer, give up dairy products. That’s according to professor Jane Plant, author of Your Life in Your Hands, who battled the so-called “middle-class disease” and won. Professor Plant (quite an apt surname for someone who advocates a non-dairy diet) believes that the link between dairy produce and breast cancer… Read More »

Buy property? Think again!

Ringo Lam, founder of Wisers Information Ltd, puts it succinctly: 一直租樓的林永君,認為不用供樓,壓力已經小得多。他說﹕「很多朋友工作幾年,儲錢買樓結婚,不久生仔。最初供樓跟着生仔,再供退休計劃,一世人供供吓就供到退休。」對此他一點不認同。 林永君解釋﹕「很簡單,一買樓已壓住筆首期,例如值300萬的樓,一開始付100萬,再加上每個月供的錢,比租金多出5至6千元。現時任何一個基金都可以提供每年5至7%的回報,以20年計,原本的100萬,與每個月多付的數千元,若用來供一個基金,每條數20年後都各自可以有100萬的利息回報。」他指若物業20年後升少過200至300萬,已是一盤虧本的數。 And that’s why I’ve resisted the pressure to own a property, especially now that I’m in Hong Kong. Technorati Tags: 林永君 供樓 Ringo Lam Help spread the word!