The most fun thing I did this month was to go on holiday. It was at the request of the son whose birthday was round the corner. So on a Friday afternoon when school ended, we picked up the kids and headed straight to Sentosa Shangri La. After a quick swim, dinner was in room dining, again at the kids' request. It was one of the best experience I had with hotel food. No kidding, all the dishes tasted at a high level and I don't think it's because of my lowered expectations. Saturday was full workout day mostly spent at Adventure Cove followed by kayaking. Checked out on Sunday with lunch at Trapizza before heading home. It might not be the conventional holiday but just seeing the luggage utilized and staying in the hotel room made us feel relaxed and temporarily forget about work.
Barely 2 weeks after I thought the markets would be calm, it turned out to be super volatile when the Fed announced impending rate hikes and stopping quantitative easing. For a few days, I observed the Dow futures on IG from afternoon till midnight. The swings were violent. One night, I woke at 0330H and saw negative 700, went back to sleep thinking it was a bad night, then woke up at 0630H to see it return into positive territory. Super amazing turnaround although it was probably heart stopping for traders.
It's Chinese New Year period and time to fight to stay in shape! Been focused on clocking at least 40000 steps a week. To achieve this, I did the usual jog on some mornings, went hiking with friends and just generally walking as much as possible. All because the pineapple tart is waiting at the end of it.
Tip: Chateau La Grangere 2001, shades of cherry, rhubarb and plum, drink now