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  1. Alexandoy

    How do you define a rich person?

    For me, I feel rich when the money in my pocket can buy what I would desire. Since I am a simple man so even just $10 would make me feel rich. Now that I have lots of money in the bank my rule of thumb on wealth or being rich is the satisfaction. As long as I can satisfy myself with the material...
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    Getting a second opinion when in doubt

    There was a time that I had abdominal pains. The doctor prescribed a maintenance medication for high blood pressure. It was wrong because my blood pressure would normally go up when there is pain. Unfortunately our family doctor said that it is not good to stop the maintenance medication for...
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    Teaching kids how to gamble

    This topic is right and wrong depending on the purpose. When we were taught by our father how to play cards it is not for the fun of it or for the winning but only for the knowledge. That way we learned that gambling is not good. You can win some today and you can lose all tomorrow. For me, I...
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    Why I do not want to travel abroad

    Friends know that I am a frequent traveler abroad so they are often asking me when I would travel. As long as the face mask is required I do not want to travel. It is annoying to see my pictures with the face mask. Think of a vista shot of a public place where you see many people with all of...
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    Using empty soda bottles for potting herbs

    A potted herb is popular now that I have been seeing the wanted ads in social media. We have lots of empty soda bottles of different sizes. Maybe I can use those empty plastic bottles to contain some herbs that I have. Mint is very prolific so it is not in my list. What I think to be easy to...
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    When the rented apartment is full of pests

    When we moved to a rented apartment that was very old the owner confessed of the potential pests. But since we were in dire need to move so we took the unit and paid they rent. That is one problem when the tenant cannot wait. We were evicted from our home because of friction with my siblings...
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    The gym for the body building

    My nephew is fond of building his muscles so he is subscribed to a big gym with many branches. That means he can use the gym in other locations as long as there is accommodation in the reservation. When building your muscles you need to do the workout regularly and also the diet. You cannot...
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    A hut in the mountain resort

    Our trip to the mountain resort next week is only a day trip. But the resort has the facilities for an overnight stay. We can rent a tent in lieu of the sleeping quarters. There is a toilet and bath which is convenient. But the problem is the food. You need to bring your own food to cook in the...
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    A family car with a driver

    This may sound expensive because hiring a driver for the family car is a big expense. But I guess that is cheaper than having more than 1 car. Think if the couple are both working and they have kids that go to school. A driver can bring them all to their job and school. In the afternoon the...
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    House flipping

    This is the trick of a friend who remodeled his house before selling it. He then bought a new house where they are staying now. The house he sold was in the city and the house he bought is in the suburbs. Now he has a smaller home but a big money in the bank. I guess that is nice to do when you...
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    The nightly programs in the beach

    My friend who lives in an island resort said that they will be launching a nightly program for the guests of the resort. The traditional program has the singing and dancing plus the fire dance which is always a hit. They have to spend for the performers but that is part of the program. At least...
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    No big trees beside the house

    The title is the advice of a cousin who is an engineer. It is now getting common to have trees near the house for purposes of the shade that is beneficial during summer. However, the risk in having the tree near the house is the foliage. When the leaves fall and landed on the roof it can clog...
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    Baked chicken for a change

    We bought some chicken drumsticks that I plan to fry. But along the way I decided to bake the chicken. My marinade are the red tomatoes and salt. It is a simple marinade that never fails to satiate the taste buds of people in our home. The best side dish is a vegetable salad that is complemented...
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    I hired someone to trim the plants

    It is not really that I am getting old but I hired someone to trim the plants in our garden so that he can have money. I get a good feeling when I could help someone financially in the proper way. Instead of giving alms it is best to hire him to work so that he would also be proud that the money...
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    More physical activities for the mental health

    A doctor said that we need the physical activities not only for the physical fitness but also for the mental fitness. Maybe I can agree to that because whenever I would get physically tired my mind would somehow be relaxed especially after resting. When I am idle for the whole day I could feel...
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    No chicken for now for our dogs

    We are worried with the shedding of the fur of our white dog. It looked too much from the normal shedding. Our vet said that it might be the hot weather because it is already summer. Our housemaid said that we stop giving chicken to our dog. That might be the reason. Okay, no chicken for now...
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    Free plane ticket courtesy of a childhood friend

    My childhood friend who is living in a far away province had invited me for a visit. But until now I have no concrete plans. He was offering me a free plane ticket. Maybe he thinks that I do not have the money for the plane ticket. Okay, I said my thanks but I am scared to travel for now due to...
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    A potential scam investment to avoid

    An acquaintance who learned of the financial benefit that I received from the employer of my late wife had offered me an investment. The earnings are not realistic because it is very high. Obviously it is a scam so I just said my thanks and I was not interested. That was a month ago. Today I got...
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    The plantable toothbrush

    This is a novelty that I saw on tv. The handle of the toothbrush is made of bamboo and there is a small hole with a seed. When the toothbrush gets old you do not throw it but you can plant it. The seed inside the bamboo handle will germinate and show its appearance. It can be a citrus plant or...
  20. Alexandoy

    Friends to join me in my hike

    I have declared my intention to go to a mountain trail for a hike by my lonesome. Some classmates said that they would join me if I would agree with a slow hike. That is the problem with seniors. We already have some issues with our movement. Okay, everyone is welcome to join me in my hike. We...
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