Audemars Piguet Watches

Ignorant me.  I have not heard of Audemars Piguet watches.  And they say these are essential watches of Beverly Hills.  These watches must be very expensive but not essential as in needed.   They cannot be indispensable because life can go on without these costly accessories, or life can go on with only a cheap watch to use.

I find it funny really that the rich spend that much money on accessories like watches, bags, trinkets, etc.  But it’s their money and of course, what business do I have of people buying these overpriced valuable possessions?

I just thought that it would be better if money will be spent for charities and worthy causes.  I mean, if one doesn’t know where to spend his money, then he has extra and if it’s extra then it is not necessarily a need to be fulfilled.

Meditation equals Relaxation

Someone said, “I noticed that every time I relax, meditate, or pray, I feel balanced and my life seems steady.  Then after days, or months,  meditation and prayer are forgotten.  Then gradually, life becomes stressful again.  I will go back to meditation and prayer once more.  My life eventually becomes beautiful again.”

Most of us experience these episodes, particularly the working people – businessmen, lawyers, writers and teachers.  The precept behind is find time to relax even if it seems impossible.  Relaxation is gratifying and gives us peace and the benefit of attracting beautiful people in our lives.

If our life is peaceful, we attract other people who are peaceful, too.  We generally attract peace.  The hostile ones look at the peaceful ones as weird but they look at them as examples to follow that eventually they are transformed to being peaceful people, too.

Here are a few tips on meditation and relaxation:

  • This is a daily activity.  Do it everyday at the same time you first scheduled your meditation.  The earliest time of the day is suggested because nobody will disturb and you will have the luxury of preparing for the day.
  • Sit when you meditate.  If you do it reclining, you will fall asleep.
  • Force yourself to allot time everyday, at least twenty minutes, if you think you do not have the luxury of time.

Spaghetti Sauce and Copper Core Cookware

Every time it rains, thinking of good food cannot be helped.  Suddenly, I thought of spaghetti sauce.  I’m quite good at preparing this sauce.  The children loved it not because I’m their mother.  It’s because I cook delicious spaghetti sauce.  😀

Even without an all clad copper core sauce pan, my spaghetti will be appetizing.   It’s not the cookware which is the secret, of course.  It is how one prepares a particular food.

I will not be listing a recipe here but I will mention that one of the reasons why food is delicious is the natural ingredients you put in it.  There are already preserved tomatoes in can but I still choose to buy fresh tomatoes, and onions, and garlic, and mince them.  The natural aroma from them is incomparable to the instantly available ones in cans as they are sauteed.

Pepper also is one of the necessary ingredients.  A considerable amount enhances the other flavors in a dish or a sauce.  I prefer the finely ground pepper.  Do not forget, salt with it but it should not be too much.  Just enough to add flavor.

The ground beef (which I prefer over ground pork) should be sauteed thirty minutes or until they look brown.  It is to my experience when you cook them in a lesser time, a queer taste will linger.   I also prefer to cook the mushrooms with the ground beef.

So there.  I have to have a cup of coffee.  And go to the supermarket afterwards.  I feel like cooking spaghetti.

How Efren Sells His Life Insurance Plans

If you are wondering who Efren is, he is the guy I was talking about in this post.

He has two agents in his network in the company.  The more sales they bring, the more earnings Efren gets.  It truly is networking.  Actually, it’s my first time to hear that even insurance agencies are into networking.

Back to Efren, I just witnessed how Efren sells his plans.  He does not miss opportunities.  In one of our auditing activities, in the middle of discussing how to protect one’s self by logging in and out when doing OB (official business) outside the plant, he suddenly mentioned the term life insurance quotes to the auditee.  As in from nowhere, he thought of selling a plan.  But unfortunately, the guy already has a plan from the same insurance company.

Efren was not able to sell but it was the ability and the effort that impressed me.  He has that skill of making the most out of every opportunity.  A true-bloodied salesman.  It is no wonder he earned his position and went up the ladder.

The Nice Things about Having Friends

I am not the self-important friend that others seem to be.  I am a people-pleaser most of the time.  That is different from a crowd-pleaser, I think.  Maybe that is why I have friends, not plenty, but I have friends.

One of the nice things about having a friend or friends is that you have one or two you can vent your anger or exasperation towards a hateful person, for example.  You have one or two you can run to when you urgently need money because your pocket doesn’t have a penny.  One of them will even crack open their piggy bank and lend you the money.  Don’t you think I have enough reason to think it is nice to have friends?  😀

And you have someone who gives you or finds food for you when you are hungry.  A piece of biscuit can really save the day, you know.  😀  You also have one or two who occasionally enjoys talking about raunchy or gross topics.  😀  Note:  occasional.  That can be subjective.

Most especially, you have one or two to laugh with even when you are faced with hopelessness.  The nice things about having friends is that you have a cushion, you have a support.

I cannot be too cozy with them, by the way, because, you know, familiarity breeds contempt.  I cannot afford not to be without them.  That is more like it.

Brought Back Memories

I saw this picture of my high school classmates in my FB friend’s account. It brought back memories.  Especially with Didi (the one in black and with still an angelic face that does not require even a whit of Acneticin) and with Gemma (the one in a flowery blouse).

I missed this one actually.  It was a bad time because hypertension prevented me from going.  The group is not large but it could have been a very nice time to catch up and do some chit chat.

I was wondering – how would you converse with a high school classmate who had previously hurt you or did not treat you right, when you see each other in a gathering such as this?

Dreaming of Cars

My recent experience with our car must be in my subconscious that was why I dreamed of these powerful cars.

I first dreamed of a porsche boxster, one of those roadsters that only famous and very rich men own. Funny, but in reality, I do not like two-door convertibles. Even if it is a super sleek, fashionable car, I will always go for the spacious ones.  This porsche boxster in my dream looks like this one.  Beautiful, isn’t it?

And speaking of a spacious car, I think this red bmw 1 series is perfect.  You know how dreams magnify what one feels.   And boy, the ecstatic joy owning a car like this one is incomparable.

Then there is this saab 9-5 that does not only look sleek, spacious but also sturdy.  I felt floating among the clouds in my dream when I was ushered into this car.

But what really gave me a complete feeling, a grand one, is owning this mercury milan in my dreams.  I was jumping with joy and it felt like it was really true!  The car was very shiny, perfectly spacious and sturdy looking with its shining black color.  The front of it speaks about elegance.  Who would not love it?

But like all dreams, it has to end.  And this kind will sure give you a dejected feeling.  It just didn’t seem right.  😦