Category Archives: Life Lessons

So long and thanks for all the fish!

That’s a line or title from Douglas Adams’ book. So, I’ve been given a lot of money to stop working. I’ve been thinking about and preparing for retirement since the early 2000s. And got to serious planning just after my … Continue reading

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Raising Z to be resilient

Like all parents, I wonder if I might (have) ruin my kid. Excerpt from “How kids learn Resilience”:

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Financial Advice for the young adult

By “young adult” I mean Z of course… in about 20 years… But here are some rules for financial prudence. First, the numbers. The Numbers Don’t spend more than 30% of your income on anything on a regular basis – … Continue reading

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There are some seriously deranged people out there! Here is a woman (is it sexist to call her a “girl”?) who made a dollhouse size kitchen counter with a working sink!

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I admit, I was overly hopeful to expect that Z would appreciate Matilda the Musical. Not that she did not like it, but I think she was a little too young to understand everything, the culture was too unfamiliar for … Continue reading

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No matter how bad things are for you, count your blessings

Here are some news that got me thinking and empathising. 1) There’s an Indian PR (Avijit Das Patnaik) who had posted an image of a Singapore flag that was torn, revealing an Indian flag behind it. He shared this on … Continue reading

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Who I am – life lessons

“It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.” … Continue reading

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