The Richest Man in Babylon is definitely one of the most valuable books that I’ve read. It’s teaching finance through a plot from an ancient historical record. The stories are inspiring and although it’s using dated-English, it’s still fairly easy to grasp. Some quick notes that I’ve taken from this book:
10% pay yourself first
20% pay off debt (if any)
70% living expanse
Own your home. The book suggests buying your own property because it is treated as an investment. Instead of spending money on rent, own your house and spend the money to pay mortgage as your property might inflate in the future. If it doesn’t, just think of it as you were paying rent. Continue reading
I just finished reading one minute manager. Unlike other self-development books that present a central idea and discuss points in paragraphs, the audience of this book basically absorbing the new management system by following the journey of a young active learner. It’s as if I was reading a fictional book.
Near the end of the book, I found this little conversation rather interesting:
“I like you, young man,” the manager said. “How would you like to go to work here?”
The young man put down his notebook and stared in amazement. “You mean go to work for you?” he asked enthusiastically.
“No. I mean go to work for yourself like the other people in my department. Nobody ever really works for anybody else. I just help people work better and in the process they benefit our organization.”
It’s similar to a saying that “I have no allies/friends; I only happened to work/play with people that share the same goals/interests as me.” Okay, maybe not exactly that, but the manager’s answer clearly says that he is here to help you grow, not bossing you. 😀
Here’s the central idea of how this management system work:
It was a fun read. Definitely go check it out!!
Eternal Senia is a pokemon style RPG centering Senia’s journey to find her non-blood related sister, Magaleta. Not much to say about the gameplay. You basically just walk around and battle as many random stuff as you can to level up and collect items to upgrade weapons.
Check it out on Steam
Fidget cube and fidget spinner both serve the purpose of trying to calm people down and helping people with anxiety. I know fidget cube a bit earlier before spinner become a big hit (which i don’t understand why so high for spinners). But anyways, I like cubes better so this posts will be all about the cubes.
So I got two cubes. The yellow one was about $6.99 from Amazon and the red one is $2 from Dollarama. I got the red one just for fun coz I wanted to see if I was scammed for 6.99 for the golden one. And, I wasn’t. It was more expensive for reasons. The quality of this thing is quite speakable for itself:
USD$6.99 from Amazon.com
CDN$2 from Dollarama
I got a kinder egg set on the last day to celebrate. It was a Valentine set that comes with 4 eggs. The toys are nothing romantic, but i guess the market will speak for themselves.
I got this happy meal squirtle a few days ago. Apparently, McDonald is bringing back Pokemon theme again. I am old, but so what? I still like toys.
Basically, you get a pokemon figure, a battle card, a collection-set info paper, and a circle squritle info card in the package. I thought the circle card was a sticker, but it wasn’t 😦