It is our reunion and we met at Formosa academy. We used to get together in Willingdon church starting from December 2010. After 2016, we stopped get-together, now it is 10 year reunion.
We have 45 adults and 25 kids, now the old kids are 8 years old.
I am so glad to meet those friends again. Most of them grew up, married, with kids, one person left in 2013 and came back with wife and 4 year old son. I am still the same, work in the same job last 10 years, and still rent a small bedroom last 10 years. I am getting old, kind of easy to forget things, people's name, and all other things. My eye bleed yesterday and it is hard for me.
I did not attend Willingdon church starting from Nov. 2018 after I chose to start to work on personal finance. I felt so touched by so many friends, and so happy to watch them to grow into middle 30s or close to 40 years old, best years in their life.
What I shared is the story how I landed in Canada from 2010, how I find Willingdon church and met in the small group Willingdom Chinese single group.
I went to road trip 14 days to Vancouver in 2010, on the road trip to Yosemite, I got a call from my friend in Florida, and her classmate purchased a home in 47th st., so that was my first home. I rented a small bedroom, and attended the church they went. In December, I started to join Willingdon church. That year I was 44 years old.
I was naive and I chose to attend younger people single group instead of my age group. I learned that at the time people in the group are young and lack of business skills or other things. I also was cheated every year to go to same Chinese auto shop, my car's brake would not work, and I went back to the shop; I asked to change the engine oil, the Chinese mechanic let go my brake oil. I still went back. I did see a lot of issues in my skills to live and do business in Vancouver.
I talked about a few things from 2010 to 2017. I talked about car accident and I got hit from behind, the accident and what the accident taught me.
I talked about last meeting I asked Angela, what if I purchased a condo, then I could not afford it. She told me to sell it.
Now the condo price is doubled, after 10 years in Vancouver, I plan to migrate to other city, cheap house and then I should think about retirement. I am over the hill.
I talked about the behavior I had did not match my age. My college classmate told me that I should not do things people do in 28 years old, like her son working in Amazon Seattle. I asked what she did, one time she told me that she invests on stock market.
I did not attend the church after Nov. 2018, I was involved a lot of personal finance research. I am back in stock market. I did not learn from 2010 to 2018. I was stubborn and then now it is hard for me to learn the lesson how to invest.
This reunion reminded me that I should go back to attend Christian get-together.