Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Bought another insurance policy

Recently I bought another insurance policy - it's called a gym membership. I've been walking/running for nearly a year already, doing it quite consistently for 5 days a week, so I'm quite sure signing up for a gym membership will be a good insurance policy to guard against future health issues.

I signed up with the ActiveSG membership first, and following the instructions, I got a credit of $100. This was an initiative set up in 2014 to encourage Singaporeans to live a healthier lifestyle. I know I'm a bit late in claiming the credits, but better late than never. For off peak gym membership, the free credits will allow me to use the gym for more than a year for free. Anyway, it's not that important since it's one of the cheapest rates in town at $40 per 6 months. Hard to beat at this price range.

Even as my body is aching from all the physical exertions, I think this should be a great start in 2020 to boost up my health sphere even further. I'm not getting any younger, and I need to take responsibility to make sure I stay healthy for my kid. While an actual insurance policy is reactive in nature (it helps only after some health issues had happened), doing more exercise will certainly help in being preemptive (preventing or delaying some health issues from happening). Can't control what might happen in the future, but the least I can do is to build a good base when I am still able to.

Seems like I have a lot of things on my hands. Need to exercise, need to read, need to practice on piano, need to work, need to have family time, haha


CreateWealth8888 said...

You are getting better with time management

la papillion said...

Hi bro8888,

Yeah, I suppose so, and it also helps that I cut off a lot of time wasting habits. Thinking back, without kids, I think my life is just floating by. I think being parents make me much more productive, simply because I have less time haha


Singapore Man of Leisure said...


Reminds me of study and work.

When deadlines are far away, we have a lot of time for "planning" and other time wasting habits.

When homework or work project is due, its all ACTION and less "thinking"... LOL!

You are on to something.

To be more productive, we need less time; not more!

And of course knowing when to say, "No".

Then again, without lots of leisure time doing nothing, we won't have art, philosophy, and appreciation of culture ;)

la papillion said...


It's true. We are forced to become more productive when time is limited, rather than when it's plentiful.

Can one be busy doing art? hahaha

J said...

Hi LP!

Was looking through financial sites for exposure and came across yours. Really liked it!

We're looking for more online exposure so was thinking if we can make your "blogs to follow" list? You be the judge and let us know if our site is providing enough value!

Marketing Manager

la papillion said...

Hi J,

Nah, I don't do such things anymore. Trying to 'privatise' this blog already, so not going to add new links. Thanks for trying anyway, good luck!

Seth said...

Privatising and turning down passive ad money? Blasphemy! Haha

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