Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Market Value


With the ongoing global markets meltdown, this may just be my shortest stint in a job. With companies trimming headcount, the new post will likely be cut even before I start. Good thing I have my investments to fall back on. Oh wait a minute. Explain markets meltdown again?

Hubby is so engrossed with the unfolding of the financial armageddon, that it's impossible to have a conversation without him quoting Reuters or its Sino equivalent. All these analyses on the S&P's downgrading of the US, and he only gives me a puzzled look when I interjected that Ate Guy is back.

I'm poor, so no shopping. Hubby is possessed by aliens. Friends are busy at work. What's a bored guy like me to do? What else but hit the bath house. No, not that kind, but the typical neighborhood one that's in every other corner of this city. The Chinese version of Japan's onsens.

I enjoy the saunas, warm baths, body scrubs, massages and just chilling out. Just ignore the fact that most people here like to sport overgrown bushes of jungle-ic proportions, and you'll be relaxed to the point of zen. It's cheap as well. Entrance is anywhere from 40 to 120 pesos.

While these are family places, one does get the occassional stares and smiles. All harmless though - not the place where one gets dirty. But when it happens, I admit it boosts my ego. This is not one of those days though. It seems my value's gone down the drain with the rest of the markets.

photo from here

21 comments:

xallthethird said...

That feeling will pass. :D

Puzzie said...

Standard & Poor's rating is BULLSHIT.

This is the same credit rating company that gave Lehman Brothers and triple A rating ... a day before that investment company went bankrupt and drag the entire world financial system with it.

egG. said...

di ko naintindihan... anyway.. pogi nung lalake :P

Kiks said...

well, the world market seems to be going for another dip even before its head gets out of the water.

well, considering that hopefully you will have the body of the guy from your happy ending? post and the face of the guy in this post, your market value may not have gone down at all.

but yeah, econ's going deep-shit and everyone's tasting it.

Spiral Prince said...

laugh and let go, kuya sean. :)

Leo said...

oh sean! i so love how you relate the market meltdown with your market value! you're so funny. :)

on a serious note, now i know why everyone believes in the adage that when america sneezes, everyone gets the cold. (referring to the current global market milieu)

but the optimist says, "that too shall pass" and the market will shoot the scores high again, just like you!

cheers.

the green breaker said...

weh, parang di naman?

natawa ako kay hubby mo. geek kung geek.

Mac Callister said...

hehehe hyaaan mo na...who needs them when you have a special someone beside you and loves you :-)

bien said...

Oh No! Not again.
Di pa man nakakabawi

Sean said...

@xallthethird: i do hope so. thanks xall.

@puzzie: they lost credibility there and with that miscalculation before they announced the downgrade.

@egg: type mo talaga ang mga chinito eg!

@kiks: the only common feature that i probably have with any of them at the moment is this guy's facial hair haha! hopefully in time...

@spiral prince: thank you spiral :)

@leo: hey, thanks leo :) yeah, it's crazy isn't it? it's quite interesting to see the domino effect at play as each market opens. as you said, talagang hawa hawa. and i do hope my market value recovers :D

@the green breaker: hahaha! geek talaga siya sa ganyang bagay!

@mac callister: oo nga. kahit na losyang na ako, basta love pa rin niya ako di ba? hahaha!

@bien: oo nga. heto na naman tayo...

KikomaxXx said...

hahha sorry chong ha... di ko siya naintindihan.. hahah pagod na utak ko mag-internalize.. hehehe

lonewolf said...

Uso din ang bathhouse kahit sa korea and japan. Sa atin lang naman marumi ang imahe ang bathhouse.


Ill never be comfortable going to be in a bathhouse and be naked with other guys hahahahhaha

lonewolf said...

i doubt mananalo si obama ulit kasi bagsak economy ng USA. may hula daw na ang CHina ang mangunguna sa economy in the world on 2014.

Mr. Chan said...

hehehe. Asia is now the new America :)

Dito sa SG, andaming Europeans. andito na sila lahat. sumisikip na nga dito kasi this is one of the places na they can live comfortably and still manage to sustain what they're earning before in Europe.

Your value depends on you :) A good salesman can talk about how good a 50 yr old chair is, and manage to sell it in an unbelievable price :)

rudeboy said...

The U.S. is merely reaping the whirlwind ; it's only unfortunate that it's dragging the rest of the world down with it.

This doesn't bode well for Obama's reelection bid next year.

Oh, and London is burning. Good times.

Mugen said...

Need to learn how to buy stocks. When the dust settles and everything floats again, I should be the one on top of the markets. Hehehe.

As far as I know, markets are irrelevant when you have a "command" economy. Lolz.

Sean said...

@kikomaxxx: mahirap talaga ang maging super-hero batman. kapagod!

@lonewolf: di bale. para di ka mahiya, sasamahan kita. hahaha! yeah i also think he's done. grabe ang bilis yumaman ng china. pati nga yung mga masahista (na walang extrqa service ha!) parang call center ang kita.

@mr. chan: lahat ng mga nasa western hemisphere dito na lumipat. and thanks mr. chan - i should keep that in mind :)

@rudeboy: ei rudie. yeah what a mess. at this point, i don't think he'll be re-elected. I heard about london. scary! saw videos of muggings as well.

@mugen: ang taas nga ng stock mo eh :) haha, i agree with the "command" economy comment. kaso minsan, especially if i feel losyang, i just wanna mark myself to market lol!

~ JaY RuLEZ ~ said...

paki elaborate ng bathouse?di ko sya gets..:)

ZaiZai said...

slight nosebleed ako sa economics kemberloo! anyways, it's good to find ways to unwind even in stressful times like these. bet ko yang bathhouse :)

Sean said...

@jay rulez: ay para siyang spa na sobrang low end. may showers, hot and cold jacuzzi, dry sauna o steam room, pwede kang i-body scrub sa gitna ng mga tao, yung iba may massage din. family place siya kaya mula bata hanggang lolo dun naliligo (lalo na kung walang hot water sa bahay nila pag winter). mga taong hubad nagchichismisan. no hanky panky inside.

@zaizai: haha sorry! yeah relaxing yang bath house. ang dami lang na may malalagong bush na kailangan nang i-trim talaga haha!

ZaiZai said...

haha dala ka ng lawnmower next time :)

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