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An interview that flattered me


Josiah Go interviewed me recently. He is a best-selling author, and chair and chief marketing strategist of Mansmith & Fielders, the leading marketing and sales training company in the Philippines. I have Go’s permission to publish the interview.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A day in the life of a Fil-Am retiree in California


Moving away from the Bay Area (we lived in Daly City for 27 years to be close to Chita’s place of work as an accountant) in 2008 to Sacramento was a very good decision. First off, we are both retired, and the cost of living in Daly City is high, as in most Bay Area places, for it is close to San Francisco, a major tourist destination, once the No. 1 in the world!

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ex-Singapore cop sells girls’ stuff

Mr Jimmy Lim has come full circle from his boyhood days being surrounded by clothes from his mother’s factory consignments to being a bodyguard to being the co-owner of a fashion handbag business.  PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

When police officers retire, many of them choose a second career related to law enforcement.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Why they are coming home and retiring in good old Pinas

JIM and Hedy Toolen

As if it’s the most natural thing, Filipinos who have spent their most productive years abroad come home not only to retire but also to share both wealth and know-how.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Withdrawal trouble in retirement


Since going recently into retirement, I’ve been getting advice about withdrawal trouble. In fact, I had a taste of it 20 years ago, only days after easing myself out of newspaper work, as an active editor: I awoke with a headache so big it felt terminal.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »