“The changing world order” Ray Dalio’s insights about what to come in the next 5 – 30 or 50 years

How to apply Ray Dalio’s sharings to your personal finance?

My take on “A conversation with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong”

Singapore has been in a unique position when it comes to geopolitics and foreign relations. She is a friend/strategic partner of Both China and the West (the US in particular). So when Singapore’s Prime Minister speaks, the world listens and it carries substantial weight (disproportionate to the country’s tiny size). Two days ago (Mar 30),…

Kevin Rudd’s new book “The Avoidable War”

Last week, Kevin Rudd published a new book titled “The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China“. I have been a long-time admirer of his work and his sharing so naturally, I watched both of the launch events: one in Washington D.C. and one in New York.…

What I am grateful for since I relocated to the US

Hi there, As per my previous post, I recently relocated to the US in late 2021. And I want to journal my experience through time. This post will be about what I am grateful for since I moved. I will update it regularly as new things come up. 1. Being in a new country forces…

18 tips for relocation to the US from Asia in 2022

Relocation to the US from Asia 2022 2

Hi there, Late last year (Nov 2021), I relocated from Singapore to the US. I have help, a lot of help, from my company, friends and a relocation agency. So that made my experience much better. Yet I still experienced many speed bumps along the way. So this post is a way for me to…

Vietnam economy in 2020: 11 key facts and trends


Vietnam has done an excellent job thus far when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. A country of more than 97 million people, a direct land border with China, Vietnam implemented quick, decisive border closure, testing, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantining. The social unity, comprehensive public awareness campaign, and government transparency in dealing with the crisis are critical ingredients for success too.

But it is far from over.

Like the global economy, Vietnam is now struggling to contain the economic fallout from the pandemic. Given the recent global interest in the Vietnam economy, especially regarding its potential as a factory relocation from China, I write this post to include some key figures, facts. I try to use third party, English sources so that you can verify the numbers.

My thoughts on “The Big Cycle of the United States and the Dollar, Part 1” by Ray Dalio


Yesterday, Ray Dalio published the latest chapter titled “Chapter 4: The Big Cycle of the United States and the Dollar, Part 1”. Overall, it is a good read, even though it doesn’t include as many new ideas or insights as I hope it should. This is partly because I have been following Ray’s public sharing for a while, including many of his recent interview with Bloomberg, TED, Goldman Sachs, etc. If you haven’t been reading or watching Ray’s writing/talks, then there is plenty of new information, insights in this article (or the whole series) for you.