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    School holiday is always study hard (revision) as well as play hard for my 2 kids. It is very stressful to teach my younger son. Must teach very slowly & steady & need alot of patience. When am angry or he cant absorb. I really need to stop & let him have fun playing game.


    As for eldest son, he is a fast learner. He orders food by himself & eats alone. In 2016 ( 7 yrs old) , he took MRT all by himself from MRT (green line) to Bugis interchange & then 5 mins walk to downtown line (blue) to Bayfront MRT. He walked to Garden by the bay & entered 2 domes using the annual pass & back home again by himself. I am letting him to go to Kidzania Sentosa all by himself the next trip by MRT. My wife & some of my friends thinks that I am crazy.

    When opportunity arise & hopefully next yr, I will let him take one way plane back home. He is not afraid & find it very exciting. I once told a mainlander that I am training my son to be independent to compete against them.

    I teach my 2 son simple card game. When they grow older. I will teach them "BIG 2" card game. It is a brain game. They will become smarter.

    As for my wife, it is a opportunity for her to "recharge" with her friends. Just let her enjoy SINGLE life again without kids stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbsh38584 View Post
    School holiday is always study hard (revision) as well as play hard for my 2 kids. It is very stressful to teach my younger son. Must teach very slowly & steady & need alot of patience. When am angry or he cant absorb. I really need to stop & let him have fun playing game.


    As for eldest son, he is a fast learner. He orders food by himself & eats alone. In 2016 ( 7 yrs old) , he took MRT all by himself from MRT (green line) to Bugis interchange & then 5 mins walk to downtown line (blue) to Bayfront MRT. He walked to Garden by the bay & entered 2 domes using the annual pass & back home again by himself. I am letting him to go to Kidzania Sentosa all by himself the next trip by MRT. My wife & some of my friends thinks that I am crazy.

    When opportunity arise & hopefully next yr, I will let him take one way plane back home. He is not afraid & find it very exciting. I once told a mainlander that I am training my son to be independent to compete against them.

    I teach my 2 son simple card game. When they grow older. I will teach them "BIG 2" card game. It is a brain game. They will become smarter.

    As for my wife, it is a opportunity for her to "recharge" with her friends. Just let her enjoy SINGLE life again without kids stress.
    2006 I let my son go for Mind Champs program, good for children to learn how to learn the easy way.

    If possible, let your child study one year in advance. I got a shock when I overhear parents talking about one year advance learning during the NUS High open House.

    https://www.mindchamps.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbsh38584 View Post
    School holiday is always study hard (revision) as well as play hard for my 2 kids. It is very stressful to teach my younger son. Must teach very slowly & steady & need alot of patience. When am angry or he cant absorb. I really need to stop & let him have fun playing game.


    As for eldest son, he is a fast learner. He orders food by himself & eats alone. In 2016 ( 7 yrs old) , he took MRT all by himself from MRT (green line) to Bugis interchange & then 5 mins walk to downtown line (blue) to Bayfront MRT. He walked to Garden by the bay & entered 2 domes using the annual pass & back home again by himself. I am letting him to go to Kidzania Sentosa all by himself the next trip by MRT. My wife & some of my friends thinks that I am crazy.

    When opportunity arise & hopefully next yr, I will let him take one way plane back home. He is not afraid & find it very exciting. I once told a mainlander that I am training my son to be independent to compete against them.

    I teach my 2 son simple card game. When they grow older. I will teach them "BIG 2" card game. It is a brain game. They will become smarter.

    As for my wife, it is a opportunity for her to "recharge" with her friends. Just let her enjoy SINGLE life again without kids stress.
    I wish the MRT train breakdown during his trip so that he will hv the 1st hand real life of struggling in the MRT. Struggle are required in order to surivive in life.

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    Life is always a struggles. Struggle are required in order to surivive in life. You struggle to have a better life by prudent planning.
    Dont unwisely plan to fail by committing large debt. Know your ability & the new disruptive technologies which you may be replaced
    soon than you have imagine.


    You plan well by prudent spending One way ticket to the Moon.

    You plan unwisely. One way ticket to the BLUE .(headed towards sadness, misery, sorrow)


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    Quote Originally Posted by cbsh38584 View Post
    Life is always a struggles. Struggle are required in order to surivive in life. You struggle to have a better life by prudent planning.
    Dont unwisely plan to fail by committing large debt. Know your ability & the new disruptive technologies which you may be replaced
    soon than you have imagine.


    You plan well by prudent spending One way ticket to the Moon.

    You plan unwisely. One way ticket to the BLUE .(headed towards sadness, misery, sorrow)


    To all those marginal property investorss.
    Buying a condo or upgrading to a condo is NOT A GAME OF CARD for a married man especially with 2 young kids. This is your whole family life at stake.
    Your parent & both of you have worked & saved 20 yrs + to have a decent living in HDB. As long as you are the MAN IN CHARGE, you need to ensure your family financial health did not deteriorate. You need to be very prudent and not to get your whole amily in deep shit. Nobody is going to KNOCK IT DOWN what you have achieved unless you yourself screw up due to GREED or HERD instinct investment.

    U need to ask yourself .
    Is the company you work for has a "SUNSET THINKING" ?
    My friend (sme - staffs - 50) has the intention to sell away his 20 yrs + company. There is a American buyer but was rejected due to low offer.
    There is a sign of relief for the staffs as the takeover is not successful. If the American buyer will to succceed. The 1st thing he will do is to
    retrench old staff & replace by younger & cheaper workers.


    Is the company you work for has a "SUNSET attitude" ?
    I remember clearly during my NS which I was posted to a Amour unit repair & maint M16 rifle & mortar.
    Two of my encik (Warrant officers ) not knee on any small changes in Amour dept as they are <1 yr into their retirement
    & will get their pension.

    Is the company you work for has a "sunset low technolgies" which can move to Msia or Viet due to low cost" ?
    The company you work are easily taken over by low cost companies like Viet, India , China M'sia etc.
    I remember that one of the potential big volume product which we make for Microsoft was suddenly
    stop. We came to know that Foxconn offers 30% cheaper to manufacture it.

    Is the company you work for has a "sunset thinking & attitude CEO" ?
    Look at Nokia , Netscape , Yahoo , SPH etc. They are a great companies. Once they are just or less worry about the companies future
    They will definitely be replaced by new technologies or their paranoid competitors. For a company to surivive. It need to be PARANOID.
    Continuous seeking to change everyday.

    Do you have a plan to start for a "SUNSET" saving account early (CPF) ?
    If you do not have a plan. Please start thinking NOW. If you think. You will plan.
    Once you plan & prepare for it. You will have less worry when you really into "SUNSET" retirement at age 60-65.



    人无远虑, 必有近忧. If one has no long-term considerations, he can hardly avoid troubles every now and then.; He who has no anxious thoughts for the future will find trouble right at hand.; If a man is not farsighted, he is bound to encounter difficulties in the near future.; Those who do not plan for the future will find trouble at their doorstep


    Lee Kuan Yew definition of a educated man.
    An educated man is a man never stop learning and want to learn.

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    Thank you for the post.

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    Great post. In modern times, condo is not for everyone. According to Govt plan, its tagged to income. Same for private transport and private medical.

    Quote Originally Posted by cbsh38584 View Post
    To all those marginal property investorss.
    Buying a condo or upgrading to a condo is NOT A GAME OF CARD for a married man especially with 2 young kids. This is your whole family life at stake.
    Your parent & both of you have worked & saved 20 yrs + to have a decent living in HDB. As long as you are the MAN IN CHARGE, you need to ensure your family financial health did not deteriorate. You need to be very prudent and not to get your whole amily in deep shit. Nobody is going to KNOCK IT DOWN what you have achieved unless you yourself screw up due to GREED or HERD instinct investment.

    U need to ask yourself .
    Is the company you work for has a "SUNSET THINKING" ?
    My friend (sme - staffs - 50) has the intention to sell away his 20 yrs + company. There is a American buyer but was rejected due to low offer.
    There is a sign of relief for the staffs as the takeover is not successful. If the American buyer will to succceed. The 1st thing he will do is to
    retrench old staff & replace by younger & cheaper workers.


    Is the company you work for has a "SUNSET attitude" ?
    I remember clearly during my NS which I was posted to a Amour unit repair & maint M16 rifle & mortar.
    Two of my encik (Warrant officers ) not knee on any small changes in Amour dept as they are <1 yr into their retirement
    & will get their pension.

    Is the company you work for has a "sunset low technolgies" which can move to Msia or Viet due to low cost" ?
    The company you work are easily taken over by low cost companies like Viet, India , China M'sia etc.
    I remember that one of the potential big volume product which we make for Microsoft was suddenly
    stop. We came to know that Foxconn offers 30% cheaper to manufacture it.

    Is the company you work for has a "sunset thinking & attitude CEO" ?
    Look at Nokia , Netscape , Yahoo , SPH etc. They are a great companies. Once they are just or less worry about the companies future
    They will definitely be replaced by new technologies or their paranoid competitors. For a company to surivive. It need to be PARANOID.
    Continuous seeking to change everyday.

    Do you have a plan to start for a "SUNSET" saving account early (CPF) ?
    If you do not have a plan. Please start thinking NOW. If you think. You will plan.
    Once you plan & prepare for it. You will have less worry when you really into "SUNSET" retirement at age 60-65.



    人无远虑, 必有近忧. If one has no long-term considerations, he can hardly avoid troubles every now and then.; He who has no anxious thoughts for the future will find trouble right at hand.; If a man is not farsighted, he is bound to encounter difficulties in the near future.; Those who do not plan for the future will find trouble at their doorstep


    Lee Kuan Yew definition of a educated man.
    An educated man is a man never stop learning and want to learn.
    The three laws of Kelonguni:

    Where there is kelong, there is guni.
    No kelong no guni.
    More kelong = more guni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelonguni View Post
    Great post. In modern times, condo is not for everyone. According to Govt plan, its tagged to income. Same for private transport and private medical.
    Long Long time ago physical property can only be own by the Lord of the land.

    Don't be too happy for physical property to be tagged to income.

    All my physical property was not tagged to income, gone are the cowboy time.

    Got money, can buy, still, don't buy and waiting for the crash will be very disappointed to MTB again.

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    I agree with you, but I believe sense will prevail.

    When only the income-strong subscribes, it will be a super sturdy item. Not anyone can own with any income.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcachon View Post
    Long Long time ago physical property can only be own by the Lord of the land.

    Don't be too happy for physical property to be tagged to income.

    All my physical property was not tagged to income, gone are the cowboy time.

    Got money, can buy, still, don't buy and waiting for the crash will be very disappointed to MTB again.
    The three laws of Kelonguni:

    Where there is kelong, there is guni.
    No kelong no guni.
    More kelong = more guni.

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