Category Archives: Ageing

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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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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Mono lens

Like many people my age, my short-sightedness is now compounded by long-sightedness, and I need one pair of glasses to walk around, and another pair just for reading. Of course I could do bi-focals (how… outdated) or get progressive lenses … Continue reading

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Coffee and Career

Serious coffee drinkers treat the search for good coffee the way they go about securing their career. They consider things like body, flavour, aroma, subtle notes just as they would consider the career’s promise, relevance, importance, and maybe status and … Continue reading

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Stir crazy

So after the three days of monitoring and allowing my BP to shoot to 200, the doctors put me back on anti-hypertensives, and would slowly bring down my BP to normal. So I was admitted on a Friday (about 2 … Continue reading

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Duty, Courage, and Responsibility

In the last week or so, there were two stories that evoke a response from me. One was the story of Scott Peterson, the Deputy Sheriff at Florida Parkland school shooting who took cover while the gunman was shooting and … Continue reading

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