Category Archives: Plans

Till Death Do Us Part…

“Let the dead bury the dead,” says Jesus. So let me bury myself when I’m dead. Or before. But first, Swedish Death Cleaning. In Swedish, the word is “dostadning” and it refers to the act of slowly and steadily decluttering … Continue reading

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Banking on Retirement

My Citibanker called a few weeks ago. I did not know I had one. Business is bad, he did not say. So in addition to the High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) or “Privileged” Customers, they have decided to go down … Continue reading

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Life’s no picnic

There are some things that sounds nice in concept, but less so in execution. A nice picnic in Singapore is wishful thinking or lucky coincidence at best. In all probability, it is very unlikely. So when Z’s pre-school organised a … Continue reading

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Perchance to dream of futures past

[14 July 2017 Update: I started writing this in Feb 2013, before we got married, but never published this, and then forgot about it, until my last post “Carry On”. Then I thought, didn’t I write something along this line … Continue reading

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Musings about Retirement

The idea of retirement is seductive. Planning for retirement is a little problematic. Firstly, you need to know how much money you will be spending a year. Without an income that increases or is guaranteed, there are several problems. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Pizza! (A journey of a thousand smiles begins with a grin.)

I recently discovered good pizza. Well, actually, re-discovered. In 2014, sometime in late July, we had our first taste of a wood-fired pizza in Denham (approx 800 km north of Perth, Australia). We just knew it was GOOD pizza, and … Continue reading

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Retreats, Casinos, and Nursing Homes – Heaven on Earth?

My mom stays with my brother and his family during the week. Then on weekends she stays with my sister. It’s a long story, but the long and short of it is, she doesn’t stay with me. Except this coming … Continue reading

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