Author Archive for uptowngal

Do Not Fret

Psalm 37:3-7 3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the landz and enjoy safe pasture.a 4 Take delightb in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.c 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in himd and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteous rewarde shine like the dawn,f your vindication like the noonday sun. 7 Be […]

Opportunity Costs

If there’s one thing I place a lot of importance on it’s having minimal regrets in life. Therefore with every choice I make, I make it considering the pros & cons, and the opportunity cost of the decision. Which is why I will not change my course because that will mean all my previous decisions […]


I shall call her Samaritan, not cos she’s an enemy but cos I should learn to love her.


Can’t think of a nickname for my annoying colleague so I shall call her Thrashcan for now She really got on my nerves today with her stupid suggestion of checking with Compliance for issues that brokers can easily read and know for themselves. I have to admit that my anger was proportionately greater than the […]

Ah Choo!

Finally caught a cold today (21 June 2021). Haven’t had one since taking the flu vaccine last Oct. Not sure if it’s that or the mask wearing + WFH that’s keeping me healthy. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Fight (for) My Way

Fight My Way captures dating dynamics very well. It’s hard for old friends to date cos the risk of losing the friendship is high. It’s also hard to maintain a r/ship. The girl may ♥️ the guy so much that she asks for nothing but guys want to feel needed & ends up falling for […]

Dear Diary – Vesak Day

Vesak Day. Nice to have a midweek break. Glad the 8pm call on Digital Strategy was meaningful too. Binged Netflix – Bad Guys, No Mercy, Suspicious Partners. 🥳

Stupid Android Bug

I had this really strange issue with my Samsung S10 Plus for months. The apps simply wouldn’t update; as in they either would not download completely or the download would not start at all. I tried all the suggested solutions online such as clearing data and cache for Google Play, download manager, etc. I even […]

What makes a good broker?

Caught up with an ex-client for drinks last Fri. ‘Ex’ because the client changed companies and that account is being managed by a colleague of mine. Client was griping about certain issues at the new place and BM and me suggested some ways the client could get around the problem. The client then said – […]

Mercy & Justice

Read something interesting in Our Daily Bread today – mercy doesn’t mean lack of accountability and pursuing justice doesn’t mean retributive revenge.

October 2021