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You are not successful in Singapore unless you do this.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

In retirement, I have become totally slothful. I go to bed late. I wake up late. I spend time getting my hands dirty in my planter and also staring into my aquarium.


Make simple meals. Do some housework. Watch some TV and do lots of online gaming. Of course, I still blog and interact with readers but everything is OTOT lah. 

Don't know what is OTOT? Ask anyone who has done NS. 

Don't know what NS is? Never mind.

Oh, did I say I also take a nap whenever I want in the day?

What about my social life? Very little because I rather prefer my own company.

It should come as no surprise that I have avoided going to large gatherings for a while.

C:
I just moved into a bigger condo recently. I am going to keep my old condo for rental income.

B:
We are thinking of upgrading too.

C:
Your condo is nice and big. Why must upgrade?

B:
You know where I stay, right? We thought of moving somewhere central.

C:
Central will cost a lot more for the same size


B:
With our combined income, we can just about make it. Now, still looking.

C:
AK, what about you?

AK:
Me? I stay in a shoebox apartment.


C:
OMG! Why such a small apartment?

B:
It is OK lah. Can always upgrade.

AK:
I cannot because no bank would lend me any money...

When I mentioned this incident to my banker, he gave me some advice.

Banker:
Didn't you tell them you have retired?

AK:
I usually tell people I am unemployed.

Banker:
No, no. You mustn't tell people that. They will look down on you. You must always show people you are successful.

AK:
Really? How do you do that?


Banker:
They are usually impressed by how I have a luxury condo and a luxury car at such a young age. You must have visible signs of success and don't be afraid to flaunt it.

I have been so wrong for so long. Alamak.

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