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Postby EADG » Sun, 25 May 2008 8:00 am

I've found Singapore to be the least-stressful place I've lived - the pace is slower, the work easier, hours better.

I guess I get stressed from the lack of good food, good service and lowered intellectual stimulation, but am getting used to those somewhat.

At least in some cases the service seems to be getting a little better than when I arrived four years ago.
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Postby shihna » Tue, 27 May 2008 10:06 am

I am stressed over inflation, everything is going up except my paycheck.
Am feeling in a bit of a limbo, a little lost, a little lost.
I am where I am today because of the wrong turn I made oh so many years ago, and really, I am in no position to sink into self-pity.

I am stressed over my future, my career prospects.

Just stressed over life as it is.

I know that its high time that I take charge of my life, I have that feeling of wanting to leave Singapore but somehow fearful of making such a big change with ZERO plans.

Having been in limbo for far too long a time, has made me somewhat...mentally stunted? My job has become boring and I don't feel appreciated, being the only female in the company does not make things easy as well.

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Postby taxico » Tue, 27 May 2008 11:05 am

shihna wrote:I am where I am today because of the wrong turn I made oh so many years ago...

...I have that feeling of wanting to leave Singapore but somehow fearful of making such a big change with ZERO plans.


just do it.

i up and left something decent and comfortable and stable for something i've always wanted to pursue, ab initio.

don't live your life with regrets - i'm not saying you go be a bank robber or do anything else harmful, but don't let a wrong choice set you back and prevent you from achieving happiness.

make plans. as in, make actual, viable, concrete plans towards what you really want to do/be...

and don't look back.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 May 2008 12:02 pm

I wouldn't even make plans.

I don't mean that "totally" seriously, but I do mean it in a sense. The best decision I ever made in my life I made on my 29th birthday in 1976. I was setting in my office on upper Connecticut Avenue in Washington DC where I was the District Manager for H & R Block with 18 offices and 180 employees. I looked around me at a very nice wood paneled office, my 3-piece Geoffrey Beane Suit, A Triumph in the parking lot and started asking myself a silly question. Are you going to be happy staring a four office walls the rest of your life? Why aren't you happy? I had a damn good job, nice house, 2 new cars, a brand new wife who was 10 years my junior, what's to not like! But I wasn't happy.

I called my then wife and told her my dilemma and she told me to go do what I wanted to do. Don't worry about the security, we'll make it somehow. Ah, don't you just love youth! Their naivety about the need for security. Somehow, over the previous 8 or 9 years I had become the establishment - a far cry from that weekend in 69 that I found myself at a farm in upstate New York that became the icon for my whole generation. I had somehow lost that ability.

Anyway, before the day was over, I had submitted my resignation after 10 years with the company. I went to a commercial deep sea diving school in Oakland California in the beginning of '77 and then embarked on a totally new direction in life. That eventful birthday was the beginning of a fantastic new journey that I wouldn't have traded for anything. I took a hobby and turned it into a well paying trade (gave up a profession) that eventually took me all over the world. It's how I got here. No regrets. (I lost that wife during the process but sometimes that's the way things go. My current wife and I have been together 25 years now. :)

I agree. In the words of that famous sport shoe manufacturer........

JUST DO IT!

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Postby shihna » Tue, 27 May 2008 12:15 pm

Wow. Dare I use the words inspirational and impressive?

Uprooting and leaving all I had and all I knew was how I ended up in Singapore anyway. Came here with no job, no $$$, no family. Somehow ended staying here for almost 6 years now - I think. I was 19, it might not have been the brightest thing to do, I have some regrets, but generally, I have accepted that this is my life.


I think I should edit my above statement.

"...somehow fearful of making such a big change with ZERO plans. - AGAIN"

However, maybe it IS time that I uproot myself and flee to a different country - again. You could say that I've been 'looking for myself' and am still looking!

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Postby hk203 » Wed, 28 May 2008 5:04 pm

Soo bloody damn stress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deciding whether to have Paris Hilton or Christina Aguilera...


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