Archive for September, 2016

Lucky Charm For The House

I am watching a local movie right now, the title is Fenghshui 2. It is about a person who owns the Bagua; it is a haunted Bagua that if you will see yourself in it, you will be lucky but after that something bad will happen to you and your family. Oh well, it just a movie so 100% it is not true at all.

Bagua is a Chinese religious octagonal contains of the eight trigrams of the I Ching. It shaped octagonal because it denotes the balance of yin and yang or around a mirror. They said if you will hang this on the top of your living room door, you will get lucky and everyone lives in the house.

I have this before in our old house but when I moved out, I didn’t bring the Bagua at all, so right now we already don’t have this kind of decoration in our house, but wait I wanted to buy that wind chimes. I am not sure though if that brings fortune as well, yet I like the sounds when the wind blows it. It is just so good to the ear


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Music And House Renovation

As you all know Faith just change her music from Violin she decided to transfer to Piano and I just learned all of this from her teacher. The Violin is very much expensive but what else can I do, she just rejected it this year. I thought to buy the korg microkey, it is not that big and very handy so it won’t occupy a space at home but the teacher said I don’t have to buy for it since they have some at school that Faith can borrow during recital on December.

Yeah, we have a small space at home, I know I need to do some extension and I am doing my best to save for it but how can I? I already used some yesterday for Mariel’s checkup. She got a fever and it is already on her 4th day yesterday and yet the fever is still there. Now I think I got caught some sickness, I am not feeling well, now tell me how can I save. But I will never give up; maybe next year will be the right time for our house to be extended.


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Gutter Is Up

Finally, just before the end of August I was able to talk to someone who can fix our gutter at least before heavy rain comes. I remember one night when it was raining so hard, the window in our kitchen where the gutter fall off, the rain water went inside our window that we had a hard time the whole night because we can’t close the window so easily.

Good thing that after that heavy rain, it didn’t rain that hard at all but should I wait for another heavy rainfall? So I looked for someone who can fix the tower, I don’t care if it is the same guy, all that matter is that I can have it fix.

One repair guy went to our house, after asking numbers of tricycle drivers in our village, finally one reaches in our house to ask if I am still looking for one. I directly lead him to the gutter and he told me the labor fee right away. I thought he was the one who repaired our gutter before but he said he never went here before so maybe it was the other guy.

This repair guy said that he is willing to repair the gutter by tomorrow; no need for purchasing materials because he will just simply hung it on the side of the roof. But my funds will not be available by tomorrow yet he said that its okay, he can wait he will just simply fix the gutter and he will be waiting for me to arrive after.

When I went home the next day, the gutter is already hung but the fee is not hand over yet. It took 2 days for me to pay him because he did not go back to our house right away. I thought he will not at all but after two day while I was sleeping, the kids said that he is outside and was asking for the fee. I told the kids to get the money from my wallet since the payment is ready for him to collect.


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Why Do so Many Rich People Play Golf?

There are a lot of sports that are played by people regardless of their social or economic standing. For example, soccer is one of the most popular sports played on the planet. As long as you have a ball and as long as you have something that can serve as a net or as a goalpost, you are good to go. Soccer can be played with two people, or it can be played with 20 people. Because there is a low economic entry into playing soccer, everyone does it.

The same thing does not apply with golf. Golf is a game that seems to attract richer people. But the question is, why? Why do more rich people play golf than poor people?

There are a lot of reasons for this. One reason is because when a person usually reaches financial security, they are past the bloom of youth. Yet, they still want the physical exertion, competition, and mental challenge that comes from playing sports. Golf is a time-tested way to allow an individual who is in their 50’s or their 60’s to get outdoors, challenge themselves physically, and compete with friends and family.

Another reason is that the barrier to entry into golf is very high. Many golf clubs are exclusive and expensive. In addition to requiring their members to pay fees, or they may have other requirements about the financial or social standing of their members. In return for paying these high fees, golf club members have the privilege to enjoy the amenities that the club offers. Included in these amenities are things like golf carts that have state-of-the-art club car body parts.

Unlike other sports that a person can play with just a couple of friends, golf is a sport that requires you to be able to have access to a specialized court. In order to get good at golf, you need paid lessons, expensive equipment, and you also need to have the money and time to practice your golf game repeatedly.

One of the interesting things about golf is that even if a person is younger than you and even if they are more athletic, if they have not received the training on how to play the game, it is very unlikely that they will play better than you do.

This does not mean that a person needs to be rich to play golf. However, to become proficient at the sport, a person will need to have access to some serious financial backing.

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