Category Archives: Plans

No Home for Old Men

Or dead men. I bought my flat when I was 36. The flat then was already 30 years old. As it is a HDB flat, it was on a 99-year lease. By the time the 99-year lease expires, I would … Continue reading

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Plans for Tasmania

Fall colours in the Cradle Mountains of Tasmania should be gorgeous. There are no direct flights to Hobart from SG. Most have a stopover – either Melbourne or Sydney. So why not spend a few days in Sydney? Or Melbourne? … Continue reading

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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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