Singapore’s budget came out earlier this week, on Valentine’s Day, and the theme for this year’s budget is aptly titled “Moving Forward in a New Era”. With Singapore entering a post-pandemic era amidst high inflation and increased nationalism, Singapore needs to continue exercising financial prudence while supporting Singaporeans. Among the various benefits to Singaporeans, this year includes the $3 billion top-up to the Assurance Package meant to help defray the rising costs of living and the upcoming GST hike in 2024. Benefits have also been given to families, especially young families and senior citizens.
This was BB’s last week of school! He had his project viva this week and was quite happy about how the project ended and how his viva was conducted. GG, on the other hand, still has a week to go with two more exams before she can put a full stop to her polytechnic journey.
Today’s quote is from the British mathematician, philosopher, logician, and public intellectual, Bertrand Russell. Russell tells us that the world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. What this means is that as we grow older and more mature, we learn to recognise the magic around us. Once we see the possibility of the wonderful things around us, we can’t unsee them and this is the magic of our world.
That’s all from me this week. Take care folks!