My father taught me well, without teaching me. He told me that we need to be trustworthy, and if we say we will be home by 6, we will be home by 6. If we promise to meet someone, we must meet someone.
The rest, were captured rather than taught. Working hard, enduring hardship.
A few things set me thinking again, after today lunch session.
He told me, he enjoyed the Swensen meal, and he like me bringing him to taste these 西餐,which he never tried before. We were early when we finished our walk at river safari, and I ask him to tell me what he like to eat. He told me to bring him to taste something he never tried before. LOL, 童心intact, still so adventurous. He was telling me although he didn't get the names right, that he like the Subway bread too, but didn't really like the Mexican cafe ( I can't remember the name too)
He was telling me that he wanted to eat a 10 cents noodles so badly that he ate 霸王餐（eat without paying) when the owner is not looking. So sad, and here I am craving for comfort food, complaining about my hectic work. He told me to work hard when young, and I told him I am working hard to the point of missing lunch regularly. He smiled.
He told me because of our allowances, he get by every month and spending slightly less than 100 in 4D. He still
Managed to save a couple of hundreds a month. It is not in him to spend everything.
I am quite clear about his finances. He has less than 40k in savings, and survived mainly on our allowance. When my mum falls sick, he had on numerous times ask if it is necessary to take less money from me. I told him I am really screwed if I have to cut down on his allowance.
So, it is possible to retired with about 800 In singapore, and he paid for the utilities etc.
I am so worried about my finances when I have so much more. Simply because I live more "comfortably". I have also more savings. At the end of the day, perhaps I should not worried about reaching FI, but having little needs at old age.
I hope I can be like him when I am old. Generally passionate about living, simple and carefree. He is not at the pink of health, with the weak legs that goes along with old age, and also kidney weakness.
Happy Father's Day.