Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Five Great Tips For 2010 ..........In Retirement

(Sharing an e-mail) 

1. Stay out of trouble.

2. Exercise to maintain good health.

3. Rely on your trusted partner to watch your back.

4. Rest and relax.


5. Realize that nothing is impossible.

And remember this:
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old,
you grow old because you stop laughing!!!"

Plus Another Five Tips For EVERDAY In 2010

1. Let go.
.....of old baggage. A fresh start demands a clean slate. Let everything from the past go. Clear your plate and your palate.

2. Decide what matters most today.
Forget about your goals for all of this year. Instead, decide: what do you want to do today?

3. Clear away distractions and focus.
Clear away email and Facebook and Twitter and your favorite blogs and news websites and social forums, clear away the iPhone or Blackberry or Android or cell phone, clear away all the little nagging work and chores and errands that pull at your attention, clear away the clutter that surrounds you.

4. Find happiness now.

Happiness is possible right now. Always remember that. When you push it back until later, it’ll never come. When you learn to be happy now, it’ll always be here.

5. Reinvent yourself, every day.
Every day, you are reborn. Reinvent yourself and your life, every day. Do what matters most to you, that day. Be passionate, be happy, right now.

You’ll have a fresh start every single day!

Read the full article here

Am Off to Declutter


mamasita said...

No 5 is so inspiring..thank you.

No 1..nak buang kemana yer the old goat? hahaha

No 3..impossible bab clear your favourite blogs..otherwise I won't tercongok here! hehe

masterwordsmith said...

Hi dear Kak Zendra

Thanks for such an inspiring post that is punctuated with so many lovely pics!

Here's wishing you and your family the very best for 2010.

Warmest wishes

Zendra said...

Hahaha mamasita, I terpikir tadi that old goat no. 5 tengah dalam position membuang baggage dia jugak!

Jangan buang old goats - buat sop sedap lagi tu.

No 3 memang susah for me - suka nak menjengok rumah orang. Tapi I'm so flattered that you care to waste your precious time kat teratak buruk ni.

Bila nak datang poco2 KL?

Zendra said...

Hey Paula, thanks for dropping by. May your 2010 be fulfilling to you and yours.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Zendra, I love your blog header picture. Its beautiful. Love the pastel shades especially.
Should be nice when the moon comes up, ha ha.

Love your pics here and your thoughts.
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

And not to fool around with 'Black forest temptress', ha ha ha.
And I don't, never make New Year resolutions as they only last at most 3 days.

You have fun, stay young and keep well, best regards, Lee.

NanaDJ said...

Happy New Year! Not too late I hope.
The first 5 I think suit me fine, quite relevant to me. But the second group tu susah bukan sikit but banyak. Kat mana nak buang all the clutters ( old goat aside) in your life? Trying to but never seem to end, maybe one day...

Capt's Longhouse said...


,,,congratulations again on your 'gambaru' spirit (jap;-gahm-bah-ruu) meaning to pesevere, never give-up, never say die, do one's best. It would no doubt benefit many other people to develop some of the extraordinary spirit of gambaru-ism. hahaha.
,,,irasshaimase 2010!!(selamat datang-lah)

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Zen, retirement is not in my vocab. I’m either in my 2nd childhood or had never ever grew up…hehehe. I’ll delay stage 7 for as long as I can;

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well sav'd, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."

Tommy Peter Pan

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey Zee, u remembered Slade that rock UK in the 70s? Well this is their version of All the world is a stage;

You are the eyes of the reader
I am the hand of the writer
Together we can fill up a page
You are the ears of the listener
I am the voice of the picture
Together we can act out the age.

All the world is a stage all the people are players,
Turn on the spotlight it's yours.
All the world is a stage, all the people are players,
Ring up the curtain Applause one thing's for certain, it's yours !

You are the sense of occasion
Mine is a standing ovation
Your pleasure is only at your command
You are to set the example
I am the one to portray it
To measure the storm that follows the calm.

You are the eyes of the reader
I am the hand of the writer
Together we can fill up a page
You are the brain of the thinker
I am the fave of expression
Together we can act out the age.

The start and end to every story is the same
But what comes in between you have yourself to blame:
It makes no difference at all
Just pick yourself when you fall
So ring up the certain - applause.

Feeling old lah, your sentimental friend ;(


Zendra said...

Dear Lee, nice of you to stop by. The beach in my current blog header pic is at Cherating taken on a windy December morning.

Absolutely, I'm with you, retirees should simply retire. Better to play with new technology gadgets than succumbing to black forests hahaha.

Keep warm Lee and have a splendid year ahead.

Zendra said...

NanaDJ, I know what you mean. I try to maintain a minimalist home but clutter creeps in anyway. But its ok just be happy with the clutter now, it can as and when the fancy comes ;)

Zendra said...

Kapitanu-san, so desune wakarimas!

Just trying to get into first gear for a new journey. Warming up the old engine a bit only hehe

Zendra said...

Wah Tommy, what's with the Shake-spear. I did an entry on this soliloquy way back. Here's the link:

Seven Ages

So what stage are you in then?

And no youtube link for the Slade song kah? The lyrics are good lah. But not very familiar, maybe when I hear it, it will come back.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

I got stuck at 45yo, happy & contented, macam Dorian Gray lah…hahaha….habis I ni!

This is Slade;

World’s a Stage

You might be more familiar with this other hit of theirs;

Far Far Away

P/S – You got stuck at 50 kan? Capt, I ingat kena pakai pamper semula....sorry sir :)

Zendra said...

Tommy, No I seem to be stuck at 38 .... percent taf hehe

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey that's not fair, u cheated lah :) or was that your waistline measurement?....hahaha got u!

So how's your Azeim coping with the minus 18 degreeeeeee over there? Perhaps can take up some winter sport to represent 1Malaysia in the coming Vancouver Winter Olympic.{Zim, no streaking in the snow, ok?}

I like your new profile statement, macam exact copy of mine if I want to do one (copy & paste, can or not?) but bet u I can pull off much better than u :)))


Zendra said...

Tommy, could be waistline measurement for the vibrant and prosperous - 38 in cantonese hehe

Azeim's dreaming of summer to frolic on Pulau Kapas ogling at Capt's guests haha

Eh how flattering that you want to be exactly like me. Be my guest - copy as much as you wish, even the "tough woman" part haha. OK prove that you can pull off much better than me - memang sah your types always nak menang!

Tommy Yewfigure said...

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

RA, Capt, MatB, Oldstock must be sniggering & ROTFLTAO are proof that I can pull off better than u hangs down. I sure menang want what coz of my KIASU genes :)))

Jangan marah je, kawan2 play2 only, anyway it's TGIF, have a great one.


Capt's Longhouse said...


,,,(kah-tah-kee-uu-chee) - Katakiuchi !!.
,,,you brought up my feudal samurai spirit to upholding their honor !!...KatakiUchi - The Need for Revenge.
,,,Kataki means enemy and Uchi means destroy.

kikoku shijo ...pls ask your Jap. friends its meaning o.k. ?.hahaha

Tok Uban

a.j. said...

cute pictures... =D love last pic!! wakakaka !

Zendra-Maria said...

Tommy, thanks, i had been wanting to modify my nick for a while now :)

Your act of kiasu provided the right impetus hehe

Zendra-Maria said...

Tok Uban, steady lah, please no blood to be spilled here OK? Especially of that self-confessed kiasu from JB...

Zendra-Maria said...

Yub, who does it remind you of? wakakaka

Capt's Longhouse said...

Zendra & Tommy,

,,,Tok Mee the kaisu, you are lucky ada Zendra your protector cos. in Japan its 'kikoku shijo' for such individual yoo !!..terok mah hehehe...just ask any Jap. down under, they are also considered as one !

Tok Uban

DrSam said...

Salam kanda. I like your zen-style spirit no. 5. Everyday becomes a new person. Walauweee...

Zendra-Maria said...

Dinda, today start with my nick hehe

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hi Zen, gee I like you new nick; Zendra-Maria, the hyphenated thingy makes u more classy lah :)

Don't lah be like that Capt, Zendra is only one of the FEW people in the whole wide world that can 'read'Tommy so well lah.

FYI, Kiasu motto is 'Kikikukiki'if all else fails; 'Kikikaokuku'...kakaka.

Peace to all, 'make love not war',

Zendra-Maria said...

Tommy, Capt meant kickeekuckookao, quickee put on your wicket-keeper's togs hehe