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Today: 2 Jan 2018.
A good friend indeed, I have always asked Lin to write a Christmas message for this blog, and she has always been obliging me. It has now become an annual affair. Thank you again, Lin.
My retirement from service comes with a monthly pension which sees me through comfortably. I like going to the movies. 4.50/- for a senior at off-peak hours and lunch ( chai perng --rice with 2 vegs + 1 meat --4/-) and bus fare (no MRT for me --don't like to be underground) come to a total of 10/-, a simple enjoyable day out.
Not having to rush with the school kids and working adults for public transport, I go for bus rides on a weekday with a destination in mind. The changes taking place on this little island are never-ending.
The public libraries especially those in the newer towns are tops -- sometimes I can spend an hour browsing and then borrowing up to eight books (normal limit) and keep them for three weeks and then renew them for another three, being the slow reader that I am. I just have to make sure I do not exceed the due date or else I have to pay a fine.
The nature parks and now the park connectors are practically at my doorstep. I must make a point to start walking them as I cannot ride a bike anymore - weak knees and not wanting to be bulldozed by the PMDs.
Contentment is my mantra - 'I don't need. I don't want.' My mobile phone is for calls and SMS. My desktop is for emails, googling, games. I don't need to be in a chat group. I don't need apps. I'm nagged by the well-intentioned - "They're free" --so, I need/want them???
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