Enjoy life before it's too late

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Looking back at the engineering career

Last week marked my 6th year anniversary of leaving the engineering career.  In the spring of 2013, finally I said to myself: “25 years in the IT is long enough to call it a career.  Let me get out of it.” Here I am.  Six years later, I’m happier and healthier.  Today I’d like to do some reflections about the engineering career.  It may not be that objective,...

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Don’t wait for others to buy flowers for you

Finally my favorite season spring is here.  Flowers started blooming.  The daffodils in my yard are smiling, and the tulips are catching up.  Today I’m going to talk about flowers. I love fresh flowers.  What about you? Many ladies like it, too.  Once a while, I heard some comments from my female friends: “I don’t remember when it was the last time my husband bought flowers for me.” ...

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Staying retired is not easy

Hi everyone, I’m back. My life has changed quite a lot lately.  To make the long story short: about a month ago, I started working again.  Not full time.  It’s a part time job. I know it doesn’t sound like me.  I mentioned in this blog over and over again that, I enjoyed my early retirement life.  No regrets about leaving the engineering career 6 years ago, and...

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Dear cell phone

Nowadays it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t own a cell phone.  Most of the cell phones are smart phones.  Love it or hate it, we become inseparable with it. Cell phone is part of our identities: what kind of phones we use, what APPs are running, the customized wallpaper and notification tones, you name it. Did the smart phone make us smarter?  Is our life becoming more...

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Yours, mine, and ours – family finance

Have you seen the 1968 movie “Yours, Mine and Ours” starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball?  I love it.  It’s so hilarious. The 2005 movie “Yours, Mine & Ours” is a remake.  It was played by Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo.  It’s good, too, with kind of modern flavor. It talked about a blended family.  The guy had 10 children, and the gal had 8 children.  They fell...

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Fit and healthy 2019

For 2019, as an exception, I didn’t make the New Year resolutions.  During the last couple of years, I failed half of the goals miserably.  So, I decided to try something different.  At the end of 2018, I joined a virtual health club. What is this virtual health club? Oh, this is an online chat group (not a cult group).  Currently there are about 20 members.  All of...