A clever mom (humor)

Give me 5 minutes a day and I'll give you a happier, more successful life

A Mom visits her son for dinner who lives with a girl roommate.523429_409327455831671_630280954_n (1)
During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty his roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a
relationship between the two, and this had only made her more curious….

Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between him and his roommate than met the eye. Reading his mom’s thoughts, his son volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, we are just roommates.”

About a week later, his roommate came to him saying,
“Ever since your mother came to dinner, I’ve been unable to find the silver plate. You don’t suppose she took it, do you?”

He said ,”Well, I doubt it, but I’ll email her, just to be sure.” He sat down and…

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Investment Grade, If

Investment Grade

A good article from inquirer about investment grade:



A poem worthy of reflection:


The first time I read the poem above in college it made no sense to me but now that I gained experience in life, the poem perfectly describes what a great person should be. 🙂

Opportunity, Stock Thoughts: VLL, ORE, COAL


Assuming you are still in high school. What if your parents would request you to move heavy pots of flowers from the backyard to the front yard in the Morning and at noon you are tasked to move the same heavy pots back to the backyard? You are to do these tasks every day. How would you react to it?

Would you complain?


Would you just do it?


Would you innovate? Use a wheelbarrow to make the task easier.


Would you innovate and attempt to eliminate the task by knowing the objective of their request? You put a net over the flowers since the objective of moving the flowers is to avoid direct sunlight.

The world is full of circumstances that you can complain about. Why not accept the world as it is and exploit the opportunities that it presents?



Made a quick glance on VLL here:


I will post more “quick glance” stock coverage rather than the usual comprehensive stock reports. Comprehensive stock reports will still be posted weekly.

Thanks to a reader for the heads up on VLL.  He gave me A LOT of ideas and will try to cover it all. 🙂



ORE on the rise?

More on ORE here:


Be aware that nickel prices are mainly driven by demand from China. When China sneezes, nickel producers get sick too.



COAL up on news that it is accelerating commercial production:


Extraction of coal requires (Certificate of Compliance) COC from DOE and Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from the DENR. Currently COAL COC is at exploration. In order to extract commercially, COAL has to get COC for development.

DOE granting that COC might be a good catalyst for the market to value COAL at P1.35.

More here:



Do you decide straight from the gut?, Nice Quote, Good Writer, Stock Thoughts: ZHI

Do you decide straight from the gut?

Try these tests:

  1. A bat and a ball together costs $ 1.10 in total. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball costs?
  2. If it takes five minutes for five machines to make five widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?
  3. In a lake there is a patch of lily pads. Every day the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long will it take to cover half of the lake?



  1. $.10
  2. 100 minutes
  3. 24 days

Above are actually impulsive answers.


Real answers:

For question #1, you can use simple algebra to arrive at the answer of $0.05.

Let x= price of ball


2x=$1.10 – $1




For question #2, the output of a single machine is one widget for five minutes. So if there are 100 machines then it would take only 5 minutes to make 100 widgets.

For question #3, since the lily pads double in size everyday then a day before day 48, the pond was half covered. The answer is 47 days.

From: http://psych.fullerton.edu/MBIRNbAUM/PSYCH466/articles/Frederick_CRT_2005.pdf

Did you learn something that you can use in your stock investing? 🙂


Nice Quote

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

By Ayn Rand


Good Writer

I like this blogger:


I found his works excellent. 🙂

Especially this:




ZHI came ZHoomIng!

ZHI’s business plan to revitalize its business is its entry in the mining industry by entering into an operating agreement with Olympic International Sales Corporation which allows the ZHI to explore the latter’s mining claims in the province of Surigao del Sur.

As of September 30, 2012, ZHI has no MPSA.

No MPSA, not yet in commercial operations, net assets is worth P483k, no significant properties, but valued by the market at P1.5 billion.

What could be the reason that makes it worthy to be valued at P1.5 billion? Backdoor story perhaps?



As for me, I do not understand, I stay away.

A Great Post About Life

A great post about life!

Give me 5 minutes a day and I'll give you a happier, more successful life

“The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven”-John Milton.

Many people say they could be happy if only their family members were more loving to them. Others say they could be happy if only they had more money, if only they had a better job, if only they weren’t overweight.

The amazing thing is, if a person is not happy with what they have today, they probably won’t be happy after they get what they want. I often read about rich people who are bored and dissatisfied with life. Often people who appear to have great relationships are very unhappy with their loved ones. Most people find something they don’t like in life and allow that to be dominant in their thoughts, while forgetting about the multitudes of blessings they have.

If a person doesn’t have enough money today, they probably won’t…

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