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20110608.0800

One false move may cause us to regret such action forever.  For example, doing an armed hold-up, raping a person, killing a person, etc.  We may or may not be caught.  If we are caught and proven guilty, we may languish in jail for years or for life or even sentenced to death.  If we are absolved because of technicalities or whatever, and we know that we are guilty of committing the offence, we are not free yet.  There is the highest court which knows everything that we did or said.  It will give us a sentence that is just and fair.  That is the court in Heaven.

We know that we will all die one day and leave behind all the things we try to accumulate on earth.  So what for do we have to step into the lives of other people.  It may cause our downfall.

What do we do?  We live simply and righteously.  The one who can tell us which is right and which is wrong is the true God who created us.  We listen to Him and follow His commandments.  He not only created us but He can provide the things we need to live.

20110606.0500

Know the price of what you usually buy.  For example, the price of banana can go as low as a dollar a kilo.  If the price were $10 a kilo, I do not buy.  I buy cheaper substitute.  Am I craving for that item like a pregnant woman’s craving?  But when it is on sale and at about the usual price, then I may buy it.

For example, I don’t have any onions left.  I know that it can cost about a dollar a kilo.  If the price is about $3 a kilo, I don’t buy it even if the recipe calls for it.  I just cook my food without that ingredient or I may use another recipe not calling for that ingredient.  But when it is on sale and the price drops to about a dollar a kilo, then I buy.

What are the other items that may go on sale?  Toilet paper, ground beef, corned beef, soft drink, breakfast cereal, ice cream, pasta, rice, laundry powder, noodle, kebab, petrol, etc.

20110605.0010

Binge is an informal word for a heavy drinking bout or a drunken spree.

Men do binge drinking.  Women are also now binge drinking.

Why do they do that?  So that they may say that they are too drunk to have sexual intercourse?  And what are the consequences of having sexual intercourse?  AIDS?  Babies?

Do binge drinking just make brewery companies grow richer?

I say, drink beer or wine in moderation.  Better still, refrain from these alcoholic beverages.  There are substitutes, like water, juice, and soft drinks which will not make you drunk.

20 – Smoking

20110603.0900

The true God did not design a man’s body to inhale smoke.  Air is free. 

Smoking just puts a hole in your pocket but also in your lungs.  How much does it cost for a packet of cigarette?  How much does it cost to treat a person with lung cancer?  And other people, like loved ones, are affected, too.

The government tells us about the problems it brings.  The government campaigns for cure of its ill effects.   So why have problems?  Once you are hooked into it, it may be hard to get rid of it.

Why are others able to get by without smoking?

So if you want to prolong your life and not have problems, do not smoke.

20110602.0640

Usually, a food item has a best before or expiry date stamped on it.  Best before means that the food item is best consumed before the stamped date.  But does it mean that the food should not be consumed anymore after the date?  I don’t think so.  A day or two after the date may still be good.  But usually, supermarkets reduce the price greatly just before the date.  This is when I may buy the item.  Sometimes, to me, the regular price may be expensive but when the price is reduced, I may buy it and it may be a treat to my self.

When it says that the item expires on such and such date, it means that the item should not be consumed anymore after the date.  Example of this is medicine for after the date, some chemical reaction may take place making the item unsafe to use.

20110601.0850

I buy chicken frame (also called chicken skeleton or chicken carcass) and is much cheaper than drumstick or fillet.  I boil it with onion, garlic, pepper and salt and use the soup as stock. 

When I prepare my chicken noodle soup, I add the chicken stock  to the boiling water, the meat that I gathered from the boiled chicken, some frozen vegetables, and finally the noodles and other ingredients from the sachet.  It can be my meal and costs less than a dollar. 

 

 

 

20110531.0600

Before marrying, there is the courting or wooing of a woman by the man.  Woman, know the person well before entrusting your whole life to him.  You have the freedom to choose the best among your suitors.

It is not offering your body and have sex to know whether you are compatible or not.   No live-in as a test. 

The man likes to have sex before marriage?  No way.  He should wait until after marriage.