Sunday 27 May 2012

Bee Gees and Robin Gibb - I started a joke (Retirement)

When stars we have grown up with have moved on, I am reminded of my own mortality.

Robin Gibb died at 62 last Sunday on 20 May 2012.

The Bee Gees, Boney M, ABBA, were my 3 favourite bands that accompanied me during the late 70s and early 80s.

I still remember fondly those early days where I would visit Queensway Shopping Centre to buy those $2.50 cassette tapes.

62 years old is the retirement age in Singapore.

When I flipped through the obituaries in the papers, I can't help but take a second look if the person's age is around 65.

Imagine planning all the wonderful things you would like to do after retirement and we don't get a chance to execute them...

It can be a joke on us. 

What if tomorrow never comes


  1. Yeah that would really suck...planning all that retirement and never getting to enjoy them. At times, I do wonder about the money that I would be making if I were not working part-time, but then I read things like what you just wrote and then I feel better. Better that I'm doing some of the things that I love now. Better that I don't have to wait until retirement to do them. Etc. I doubt I will ever "retire". I'm pretty sure I will "work" forever. I'm never without some mini-project, so I'd imagine doing those things when I "retire". I just hope that some of those "mini" projects will make some money! ;-)

  2. Ronian,

    If we do what we like; it's not work :)

    It's a blessing to be able to "play" for a living.

  3. ofcos is a joke. why can't we do it right now? why wait? (list down all our excuses and start smacking our head)

  4. my buddy used to give me his "golden" advise, "don't wait until you want the fruits and the shade would you start planting a tree".

    thats not true in (my)life and in speculations (maybe in investing perhaps but i don't know)

    in speculation, you don't plan your future, you look for opportunities right now.

    1. Right on!

      We speculators take what the market can give us right now.

      You never count our money, when you're sitting at the table; there'll be time enough to count them, when the dealing is done (I'm singing the song right now)

      Some bored investors with too much time on their hands like to extrapolate and plan to death... If I compound 8% annually over 30 years, I'll get this much. See? Long term investing works! (Like that also can?) Then I will do this and that when I retire...

      If I am a investor, I would rather spend more time researching on the companies to snarl my 10 bagger or my forever growing yield plays ;)

      Now preferable - if you don't mind!


    2. researching on the companies? not my cup of coffee. i rather spend time on what i'm doing than what others are doing.

      i can see what they are doing by looking at the prices.

      we are doing find and our sales are great and forcast are perfect. but their prices keep falling down haha.

    3. better cheers the bulls up,


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