My Top 10 Pet Peeves

Everyone has their pet peeves.  According to Wiki, a pet peeve or pet aversion is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than others may find.  While I try not to let them bother me, since they are really minor things, they still get on my […]

Aging Parents and Death

Yesterday I went to the wake of a friend’s father, who died of pneumonia in a nursing home where he had stayed the past 7 years.  He was 80.  I was relieved that she and her family were taking it well.  At our age, the 50 plus, the truth is, we are attending more funerals.  […]

10 Tips to Living and Loving Life After 50

Having started this blog a year ago about living and loving life after 50, I realized we could all do with a summary to highlight the moral behind all the stories I have been sharing.  As we get older, we tend to become set in our ways.  How can we ensure that we don’t become […]

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade

This phrase is meant to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulties in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink.  Most of us try to see the good in things and try to make the best of every situation, telling ourselves there’s a […]

When less is more, an interesting concept

What made the Jul-Sep issue of my favourite little magazine “Time of Your Life” interesting was the concept of “When Less is More”.  I know it is not a new concept but for me personally, I have found it difficult to embrace. I have been looking for this reading kit in July but was told […]

Food Paradise in Malacca, Non-Stop Eating

I recently went on an eating trip to Malacca (West Malaysia) with my sister and nephew who were visiting from the US.  It was a short 3 days, 2 nights trip.  With the very favourable exchange rate, it felt like I was in food paradise. Most people suggested we drive there.  But I really didn’t […]

The Salted Egg Snacks Craze

Who would imagine such craze for these salted egg snacks?  I was texted by my friend in Hong Kong to help buy her some of these Irvins salted egg snacks.  I was visiting HKG anyway, so how difficult could it be to pick these up?  WRONG! I checked out the website and there were several […]

Saying goodbye to your pet – in loving memory of Bella

I have never had a pet so it is difficult for me to fully understand the sadness one feels when the pet dies.  When you have a pet for 10 years, I suppose it becomes part of the family and you do miss it when it dies, although I can’t imagine an animal being a family […]

To-Do Lists, A Key To Success

Now that I am working only part-time, I have more time to check out what’s posted on LinkedIn and Facebooks, and pay more attention to my finances and spend time with family and friends of course.  An interesting article caught my attention on LinkedIn this week where Richard Branson credits To-Do Lists as a key to his success.  This […]

Remembering a dear Englishman

Last week, I received news from my former boss in the UK that our former English colleague had passed away.  It came as a shock, especially since he had been posting happy pictures on Facebook about his travels.  We had all un-jobbed about the same time, each enjoying our free time to pursue our dreams, travel, spend time with family and friends, and experience […]