An Eventful 2018

I recently met up with an old friend who asked me why I hadn’t updated my blog the past year.  Only one reason: I returned to the corporate world after a 2-year hiatus and the job took up almost all my time and energy.  When I am not at work, I am either spending time […]

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 […]