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Sunday, August 13, 2017
August challenges

August is a relatively short month but it has its many challenges that I have to overcome. Look at the list:
  • Evaluation of vendors
  • Exam planning
  • Relief planning
  • Keying in of marks
  • Routine stuff
  • Performance
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    Sunday, July 02, 2017
    Investing

    Have paid the 20% downpayment, stamp duty and all the miscellaneous fees. I am now the proud co-owner of the property. I hope that it will eventually bring me some extra cash. I still have every wish to own the current flat. If I should not have any descendants, then it would go to my next-of-kin after my death. Recently, I read the news of the kind couple who donated $6 million dollars. I am truly inspired by them. Let's see how things pan out.

    Posted at 09:22 pm by yzwr
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
    Un-Holiday Like

    This year, I decided not to go anywhere again, thus saving more money for investments and retirement. Now, with a property that I need to pay, it is more important for me to keep myself employed. I cannot believe that I still have at least another 29 more years to go before I can even think of the big R. I also hoped that SLS would remember to pay me monthly. I am always fearful of her cos she always has her ways in trying to get me participating in things that I originally have no plans of. I even wondered if I should really buy a property and rent it out to earn some money in future?

    Posted at 09:31 pm by yzwr
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Investment

    I am not sure what went wrong with me? I actually agreed to be the co-owner of a condo with a friend. I hope it would bring me more money. I am now going to be very poor now, especially in my CPF.

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    Sunday, April 02, 2017
    New-born

    I have become an uncle again, but this time to the niece of my own brother. Good to have a new born to play with, but I wonder if I will want to have one of my own? For one, it is too much a responsibility. And next, I am not not too good with multi-tasking. I believe it will agitate me quite a fair bit if I have competing demands. I am already feeling quite apprehensive about showcasing my 4E class. They are by no means bad, just that they cannot be engaged at the same level. I hope this year passes quickly and I can get my Connect Plan payout. At my age, I desire money so that I can retire to do what I want in future, as quickly as possible.

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    Friday, March 03, 2017
    In Green

    I have never enjoyed reservist training. It is still the same now. However, it has become a little easier, now that I have moved to another branch. I just hope that everything would just move smoothly and I can do some real work during this period including planning lessons and setting papers.

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    Monday, February 06, 2017
    Tiring Work

    I think every year I have to get into trouble somehow. First, it was contract variation. Then now it is enrichment during staff contact. I do not know how one can plan anything if you place restrictions everywhere. And the KISS exercise is a sham when you choose to stop what you want to stop and not what we collectively want to stop. The eventual outcome is for us to have disengaged staff and even our clients. Anyway, I will just go with the motion and try to do as little as possible. This is the only way to not get yourself into trouble. And I will not do anything about contacting the overseas schools until time is running out. It is not my job anyway. Why should I trouble myself?

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    Sunday, January 01, 2017
    2017 - First reflection

    It's the beginning of a new year and I am not looking forward to it. The first challenge would be the KP interview and of course meeting all the deadlines and expectations that are tied to the appointment. I wish I have the courage to say No and to do something about it. Just the other day, I saw the post by WQ about her RO who asked her if she already had plans during June. She replied yes and the RO asked her if she's getting married and told her very specifically that this should not be so. She was truly upset and when I wanted to reproduce it here, it is now gone. I just wished that everyone can be a little kinder and think not of himself or herself all the time. I think that I am a lot friendly in the past. Why have I changed? Who has changed me? Anyway, I must try to tolerate whatever is thrown to me. I really need the money and I want it. Just the other day, HW told me Miss Wong entertained thoughts of quitting. And 21 years from when I know her, she is still around. I guess many of us have the temptation to leave but never really have the guts to do so.

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    Friday, December 23, 2016
    Courage

    I was looking at Jacqueline Y/E/W and Pang KH who left service and have now the freedom to do what they want. I wonder if I would have the courage to do the same years down the road and pursue a path where I can enjoy more and stress less. I do not think they left because they were lousy at what they were doing. If there was so, they would have not gotten their promotion at all. There must be many reasons but I guess at the end of the day, plucking up the courage to move to another greener pasture or a less green one is not easy. They have to sacrifise their pay and getting asked by people who are in no way any more successful than they are. I think I probably will be as courageous when I can get myself really disconnected from everyone.

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    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    Secure Job

    JM was telling me that he wanted to leave his current job. He has been in it for 5 years and he was kind of shock. His other colleague would be leaving it as well and wanted to be an EO. He had applied for positions including one in a job he cannot explicitly described. And immediately I knew what he was referring to. I wished I could offer him more advice. Given his kind of character and commitment in other areas, it would be hard for him to sustain in that job for long. When I looked at him and KQ, my conclusion is that while their job can be routine and mundane, they are probably the ones who can be travelling to so many countries without any care and concern about their job. This could only be so because of the rather low urgency level of their work. It is not high-paying but they can work until 70 year old and still be in it. Sometimes, I wish to be in their shoe. I do not mind the low pay and job prospect. I just want that pay and of course to keep my sanity.

    Posted at 03:11 pm by yzwr
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