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 […]

New Year Resolutions: Awesomeness!

I started 2017 without a list of new year resolutions and it is already February.  Better late than never, I think.  I took a look at my 2016 resolutions and thought those still look pretty good.  If I continue with them and add a few new ones, the list will become too long and I would lack focus.  And […]


I was very happy to see the Jan-Mar 2017 issue of Time of Your Life available at the Esplanade Library.  Knowing that articles are being written for the 50plus reaffirms my belief that we are an important enough group for the government to take notice of.  For the 50plus out there, let’s stand tall and proud. The first […]

The Indispensable Mobile Phone

We the 50plus still remember the time when mobile phones didn’t exist.  In fact, we didn’t even have PCs and the Internet growing up.  To the younger generation, it is like the Stone Age!  We the 50plus relied on the newspaper and TV for news and entertainment.  And when we made an appointment, we kept it because there was just no […]

Being called Auntie

I became an aunt when I was 31.  That was the time when my niece was born.  Three years later, my nephew was born, and I became an aunt the second time.  They have been taught to call me Er Eee (2nd aunt in Chinese) since young as I was the second child in the […]

Knowing The Future

Chinese New Year is in 2 weeks’ time and everywhere you go, you hear CNY songs being played and horoscopes displayed telling you what the Year of the Rooster is going to bring.  While most of us don’t really believe that anyone can tell us our future and fortune, we still stop and take the time to […]

Happy 2017

Hello everyone.  Happy new year.  May 2017 be a hell of a lot better than 2016.  After what I have been through, I think having good health is the most important.  With good health, you can do so much with your life — things that you know will make you happy and rich, maybe not in the monetary sense necessarily but […]

Space Management

This week, I have a house guest visiting from the UK.  It was fun getting the house ready for my good friend, not that I have a huge apartment.  But that is what made it more challenging.  With 915 sq. feet of space, I need to maximize use of all available space without making any place […]

Unexplainable Fear of Bugs

I enjoy owning my own home and living on my own.  I bought my 2-bedroom apartment in 2010 when I separated and moved in after renovation in Mar 2011 just before finalizing my divorce in Apr.  I always felt the whole process from buying, to renovating to moving was a journey of recovery, helping me to […]


I was introduced to this term earlier this year during a training course.  I didn’t think much of it until I chanced upon an article on A few important points were raised about what in-jobbing is: It is more about how you do what you do than what you actually do. It is about […]