Everybody knows about the sandwich generation. That’s us. We have kids in college and aging parents who may need financial help. We – the boomers – are smashed in between, trying to pay for it all and save a little something for our retirement too. No surprise – it isn’t going so well. Only about 40% of boomers have managed to save $100,000 or more, and hardly anyone is maxing out a 401(k) plan.
I really should be writing more often given that i am semi retired and have all the time in the world. But before you start jumping at me, i have to tell you that i have been busying myself with a lot of things.
There are many interesting things i would like to talk about recently including the Chinese new year celebrations but something important caught my attention. Anyway before i start blabbering, i would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New year! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!! (Wish you great wealth)
Finally reached Singapore yesterday after spending 5 beautiful days in Vietnam. It was my first trip to Vietnam and the first impression that you get is that there are a lot of motocycles. The entire street is filled with motorcycles.
The fascinating thing is that there is order within the chaos so even though there are few traffic lights, accident rate is believed to be among the lowest in South East Asia. Even when you try to cross the street packed with motorists, somehow or rather, the motorcycles will be able to skirt pass you with ease. Thats the beauty of this country. Food is good but more often than not, i try to avoid hawker food and stick to the safer hotel food option.
The Vietnamese are a resilient lot moulded by the many wars that they have endured throughout history. Who can forget the Vietnam war? It speaks volume of what they can achieve in future. From the trip, i have absolute confidence that the country will eventually come good.
The world is energy, and energy affects energy. This very principal is why yogis pay special attention to their diet. Yogis break food down into three categories: rajasic, tamasic, and satvic. The categories describe the effect that that particular food has upon the mind and body when ingested. As a result, according to the yogi, one can tell a lot about the temperament of a person based upon the foods that they prefer.