Retirees, And The Lack Of Anything Meaningful

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Re: Retirees, And The Lack Of Anything Meaningful

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Duncan wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:41 am
whatwat wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:20 am
Duncan wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:29 pm Yep,, retired and nothing meaningful to do, so I made breakfast for two of the girls that stayed with me in PP, then took them to buy a pair of shoes each, then took them back home to Takhmau, where I washed the sheets on their beds, then their towels, next on the list was their school clothes,,, while their mother slept. Probably a continuation from what she has done for the last three days.

I think I may need a work permit.
Does their mother live with you as well?
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, Never. I may be old but I'm not stupid.
I’d rather live with an adult than two female teens. You must be mad.
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whatwat wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:16 am
Duncan wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:41 am
whatwat wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:20 am
Duncan wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:29 pm Yep,, retired and nothing meaningful to do, so I made breakfast for two of the girls that stayed with me in PP, then took them to buy a pair of shoes each, then took them back home to Takhmau, where I washed the sheets on their beds, then their towels, next on the list was their school clothes,,, while their mother slept. Probably a continuation from what she has done for the last three days.

I think I may need a work permit.
Does their mother live with you as well?
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, Never. I may be old but I'm not stupid.
I’d rather live with an adult than two female teens. You must be mad.
8 , 11, and 18 years old at Takhmau mostly weekends only, and their 20 year old sister lives with me in PP. I'm beginning to enjoy the peace and quiet now while I'm locked up in OZ.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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I retired in Cambodia for years and did bugger all and got bored. Now I am on the pension in Australia, look after the two kids, enjoy the pretty young wife. Eat Asian food and have sunshine every day. I have very few possessions but I do have a sports car. Go driving to the beach and the rain forest, go fishing and crabbing. Manage an apartment block and do gardening and cleaning and maintenance work there. Occasionally do up a neighbours kitchen and bathroom as I am doing at the moment.
Occasionally I consider coming back to Cambodia but I couldn’t do nothing again. I would like a small hotel in Siem Riep but I’ll probably be dead before then.
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Getting bored the great retirement dilemma, but it still beats working
I'm standing up, so I must be straight
What's a poor man do when the blues keep following him around.(Smoking Dynamite)
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atst wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:41 pm Getting bored the great retirement dilemma, but it still beats working
I found I'm just as busy since I retired. The difference being that now I'm busy doing stuff I wanna do whereas before I was busy doing stuff I had to do for a living aka job.
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I am sitting here, watching a man, who is watching his cows. :bigeyes:

Not sure what the meaning is, but I don't think it matters much.
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The virus has been great for us although the home schooling was a drag. No one is working and the bars and nightclubs are shut and there are no tourists. So the missus has nothing to do except good things. Fishing for crabs nearly every day with Khmer and Thai girlfriends. She brings home several crabs every day and some big Pacific oysters. Maybe a $150 worth of crabs every day for $6 in squid bait. And the beaches they fish at are really beautiful.
And the cash from the government! She wasn’t eligible for the dole until 2023 despite being a permanent resident. But the rules changed for the virus and the dole doubled in value. I drive an Uber but there was no work so despite being a pensioner and earning $20,000 a year as a caretaker I get JobKeeper.
She also gets the family tax benefit and we get $160 a fortnight rent subsidy. That’s over $600 a fortnight.
So the first payment week of JobSeeker and JobKeeper we got $6600! Now she gets $1056 a fortnight plus over $600 family tax benefit! And I get the old age pension of about $650 a fortnight and $3000 a month JobKeeper plus my $2000 a month caretaking salary.
The money is just flowing in. She has saved $4000 recently and me $5000. This virus has been great for us! And three months of payments to come, or maybe longer!
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willyhilly wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:29 pm The virus has been great for us although the home schooling was a drag. No one is working and the bars and nightclubs are shut and there are no tourists. So the missus has nothing to do except good things. Fishing for crabs nearly every day with Khmer and Thai girlfriends. She brings home several crabs every day and some big Pacific oysters. Maybe a $150 worth of crabs every day for $6 in squid bait. And the beaches they fish at are really beautiful.
And the cash from the government! She wasn’t eligible for the dole until 2023 despite being a permanent resident. But the rules changed for the virus and the dole doubled in value. I drive an Uber but there was no work so despite being a pensioner and earning $20,000 a year as a caretaker I get JobKeeper.
She also gets the family tax benefit and we get $160 a fortnight rent subsidy. That’s over $600 a fortnight.
So the first payment week of JobSeeker and JobKeeper we got $6600! Now she gets $1056 a fortnight plus over $600 family tax benefit! And I get the old age pension of about $650 a fortnight and $3000 a month JobKeeper plus my $2000 a month caretaking salary.
The money is just flowing in. She has saved $4000 recently and me $5000. This virus has been great for us! And three months of payments to come, or maybe longer!

Has she told you about that cheap block of land back in her village yet ?
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Depends on the person. It's up to them how they spend their retirement and how meaningful they make it. Maybe they don't care and just want to do nothing.
Then again those that say there's nothing to do probably need to findo some interests or consider other Countries and Culture that are more suitable for their needs.
Cambodia isn't for everyone.
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