Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Turning 55 - the best is yet to be

Turning 55 is supposed to be a momentous event in our lives.

When my dad reached that milestone 33 years ago, he stopped working. He also got a big windfall from withdrawing all his Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings. Those were the days when a person did not have to set aside any money in his CPF for retirement needs or medical expenses.

Time flies. I could scarcely believe that it was my turn to hit 55 earlier this month. I still look and feel pretty much the same as always, but my friends made a big fuss about it and hosted me to dinner at the Tanglin Club to celebrate the occasion.