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 […]

My South America adventure

I was reminded recently of the South America trip I took last year.  I can’t believe more than a year has passed since my South America adventure.  Time sure flies even when you are not in a full-time job.  That’s what happens when you are keeping busy and having a lot of fun!  Honestly, I do enjoy […]

Putting my Chinese chops to the test

I have added yet another experience on my trainer’s journey — training senior citizens to use tablets and laptops, and conducting the class in Chinese.  I am amazed with my own feat.  While I am comfortable conversing in Chinese Mandarin, conducting 2-day workshops totally in Chinese on IT topics, albeit very basic computing, is a whole different game! […]

Learning Basic Cardiac Life Support

Two weeks ago, at the urging of a friend, the both of us attended a Basic Cardiac Life Support course at the Singapore First Aid Training Centre.  Except it didn’t feel like basic to me!  This course aims to equip participants with the skills for resuscitating the collapsed adult and infant victims.  A noble cause I thought, although […]

Books for the 50plus at the library

When April rolled in, I knew the Apr-June issue of Time of Your Life (published by the National Library Board) would be waiting for me at the library.  Never to disappoint, I find it full of reading tips.  So many interesting books recommended, so little time to get to them all. On the list of books under Unexpected Finds, what […]

Year 2017 Q1, A Progress Check

Q1 2017 has ended and for some companies, it is the end of their fiscal year.  For me, it’s time to check in on my 2017 new year resolutions.  True, I only laid them out in Feb, so there wouldn’t be a lot of progress.  But it also means needing a sense of urgency because time seems to […]

Teaching is definitely not my calling

I haven’t written much this past week because I have been busy running workshops at schools for students.  And I am convinced teaching is not my calling — my strength does not lie in teaching children.  Not in a class anyway.  Perhaps in smaller groups or private tuition, I may do better. On Monday, I […]

I Love the Golden Girls

The Straits Times last Monday (Feb 20) featured an article about a new café in Washington Heights (New York, USA) that paid tribute to the hit television series, The Golden Girls, which happens to be my favourite TV show.  Called Rue La Rue Café, it is dedicated to Rue McClanahan and her hit TV series which ran […]

A Bumpy Ride on My Trainer Journey

I am all for lifelong learning but self-help aside, I believe having a good trainer to facilitate learning is an important part of the equation for successful learning.  As a child, I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps to become a school teacher.  But as I got older, the corporate world beckoned and it was […]

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 […]