Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Irony of Life

One of BC's aunt is pretty well to do and we got news that she is shifting to a new place. But in the meantime she is staying in a unit at The Sail @ Marina Bay for 2 months with her son and daughter-in-law, courtesy of her close friend who offered to loan her this unit.

Needless to say, the view is fantastic. I took the pic above from the unit that she is currently staying in on level 40 of The Sail. As she drove us to her place, we saw fleet and fleet of expensive cars in the carpark (lots reserved for residents). According to the aunt, the smallest unit on that level is approximately $2.5M and the unit that her friend loan is the biggest on the floor which is about double of the smallest unit, so might easily be $5M?

BC's cousin who went along with us mentioned that she is not surprised that most of the owners here might be out of town for business since they are busy working their butt off thus having the ability to afford a unit here.

This is seriously an irony, don't you think? You work so hard to accumulate your wealth and yet ending up not having the time to enjoy it. Just like some people who has all the riches in the world but they do not have the health to do the simplest thing in life to be happy. Perhaps this is God's way to remind us to be 知足 (contented). We will never be able to get all that we want but we have to make the fullest of what we have to live a fulfilling life?

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