Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Preparing to live life anew

I don't make new year resolutions as I don't keep them. haha.... I have a thirst for life and when I come across new and exciting things, I do try them.

Asians are used to working all their life, they don't know how to have fun. So when they come to retirement age, many don't know what to do, with so much time on their hands.

It is important to keep mind and body active. I'm rediscovering hobbies that I once loved, learning line dancing and a new language. At the same time, I'm making new friends. Life is filled with many wonderful experiences. It is never too late to learn and explore.

Besides having fun, don't forget to plan for your financial future.

These senior citizens posed for a picture before their cat-walk during SICEX.



To market, to market on a gleaming new tricycle!

Floor Ball for senior citizens, maybe when I'm in my 70s. Now I can achieve 70% of the stunts in the movie Lust, Caution. hahaha...........


60 comments:

  1. You can do it!! Rah rah rah! ;)

    Oh... when you go on the tricycle, be careful ohh...

    The one in red cheongsam looked a bit like you geh... hehe...

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  2. hahaha... I will not buy the tricycle because cannot cycle on the road and pedestrian walk! Singapore is not equipped for the handicapped or elderly.

    I wasn't among any of the ladies, not qualified yet. Only 25. wahahahah......

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  3. eastcoastlife,
    70 years old? You still have a long way to reach 70 lah. Now only how old? kekeke.

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  4. Har? you 25 meh? lier! You're 21 lah! I know your age one. Hehehehe That auntie on the tricycle looks very cool leh.

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  5. Some old folks just while their time away and think they cannot do anything. And yeah, I actually thought the one in red was you...the cheongsam lady!

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  6. I hear yer..!! but we still slogging very hard.. for the lil' brat to go to college leh.. :(

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  7. Go, ECL, GO!! Yeah, we need to organize a Padang Event.. one day.. in Penang, or Singapore, or KL..

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  8. I agree with you. We have got to keep mind and body active. I am hopeless in learning language. Oh, my mother recently fell passionately in love with dance (since you mentioned line dancing). I have no idea why she is into it. Maybe I shall find out when I am 60 ... ha ha ha ...

    ECL, you so young. Start to think of what to do in my 70s oredi?! How can?!

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  9. Kok,
    It's never too early to plan for your old age.

    The average age of people from Western countries planning for their old age is 28, while Singaporeans are at 34, some have no plans at all. With rising costs in everything and lesser children to look after the elderly, it's better to plan early.

    I'm actually semi-retired. hehe.... I'm only 25.

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  10. Princess Doreen,
    Cannot lie. I'm 25. wahahaha.....

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  11. giddy tigress,
    Yes.... I see too many elderly folks who retire and have nothing to do. Every day I see them sitting at coffee shops, reading newspapers, chatting with other retirees and sipping coffee. It's like waiting for death. That is not what I want.

    I just realized the lady in red cheongsum looked like me! hehe....

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  12. mamabok,
    Your daughter is still so young, you have at least another 15 years to slog. :P

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  13. LB,
    Yeah! You can all come visit me at my retirement village..... and we can sing, dance, BBQ, roll down the hill in a wheelchair!! Wheee!

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  14. wilfrid,
    Dancing is good exercise and it's very graceful. It's addictive.

    Cynthia and you should find time to learn dancing. It's only once a week and won't take up too much time.

    I'm learning activities which I can do until my 70s, to keep my body fit and my mind active. It's never too early to plan for the golden years. Without any planning is disastrous, after seeing what my elderly parents-in-law go through. And it's tough for their family members.

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  15. Heheh great idea for a WW entry :) Love the photos!

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  16. Ah a person is only as young as the woman or man they feel (dependentof gender or orientation of course!). Seriously you are right. It's essential to keep mind and body active for quality of life in old age.

    THe seniors posing before the cat walk look great. Good for them!

    Happy WW

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  18. Happy WW!

    I am lucky because what I do for work I would still do just for fun.

    I love the tricycle picture.

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  19. These folks look like they're enjoying themselves!

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  20. Nowadays, elderly people are active than us.. haha.. good spirit !

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  21. You spoke out of my heart ! I enjoy retirement very much and since I discovered blogging and have a window to the world it's even better ! I just wrote about it yesterday in Fun Monday, lol !

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  22. Hi East
    A beautiful place here!
    Excellent post! Thank you.
    have a good day

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  23. 25! So you mean I'm 19! Hehehe. My heart feels 19 though!

    And yes, I agree about planning about the golden years! It actually makes me feel a bit comfortable about old age when I plan. Actually, that thought applies on most things in my life.

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  24. Interesting. I got the impression that this generation of older people in Singapore still did not have the degree of financial security that perhaps your generation will. That CPF take is a big bite of salary, but will probably give you security later in life.

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  25. Looks like they had fun. Just eat healthy, even up to 100 years old you can still ride a bicycle...ha-ha.

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  26. I know it's not a popular ambition, but I'm shooting for 100 myself. Really loved these pictures, especially the senior ladies looking mighty fine.

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  27. Hey, I'm tagging you for a Band Meme should you care to play along. Details are on my blog, Blog-Blond.

    I agree with kok...you have a LONG way to go to join this group, but they're still beautiful!

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  28. It does look like they are enjoying themselves -- that IS something to look forward to.

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  29. wow! I admire the old folks who still had some fun inside them.

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  30. hahahaa.. that ahjuma looks pretty cool with that tricycle!

    p/s: took me 3 tries in quick clicking of the 'post comment' before the error msg came out..lol

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  31. that's a cool convention! yeah, good to prepare financially for the future, too.

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  32. Hey. Got your message. See comments at my site. I'll email once I'm done with this haircut.

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  33. Good point. I agree that it is vital to keep one's mind and body active. It's one of the keys of having a good life as we grow older.

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  34. Sounds like fun. And it's true it's never too late to learn new things. Thanks for dropping by. Happy WW.

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  35. Lovely photos! Looks so much fun, loved the picture of grandma on a tryke. Happy WW!

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  36. Great WW post, eastcoastlife! Thanks for sharing...

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  37. I love those pictures showing that beauty and age can still go together.

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  38. Hoi
    Even at 25, how many can do stunts like Lust, no caution?
    Those are for ... acrobats?

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  39. You are already thinking about life when you are 70?? You certainly think very, very far ahead...

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  40. You have to keep moving or the old joints just freeze up ! How's that ankle doing?? Not that you are a senior, my lovely Asian Goddess, Queen of Singapore...oh well I am sure Queen of your House..

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  41. kuanyin,
    Thanks for the meme.

    It's better to plan for my old age earlier, so that my son and I can live a happier life.

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  42. napaboaniya,
    Thanks so much for your persistence.

    And to all the other readers who were not put off by the 'error message' and commented on my posts all these months.

    Love you all!!

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  43. yenjai,
    hehehe... you watch the Lust Caution DVD too!

    Tough positions but can be done. You can try. hahaha....

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  44. Tom,
    My ankle's healing well. Thanks for asking.

    Yes, I gotta keep moving my joints. I find that I'm growing old faster each year.

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  45. Senior citizens meh? I spy some of them hair still spiky, boobs still perky leh. Can easily pass off as 40s. LOL

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  46. hhmm... i wonder. i haven't watched Lust,Caution yet but for you to say u can do 70% of the stunts, i take it you're very 'geng'!!

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  47. I'd love to ride a scooter too when I turn 70, just like that ahmah!

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