Archive | July 28, 2016

Amazon 2Q2016 Results, July 28, Just Goldilocks — I Can’t Stop Smiling. Thank YOU, Amazon.

by Anura Guruge


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From “marketwatch.com”. Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE here.


Not only do I own a fair chunk of Amazon shares, BUT I play options on them on a 4- to 6-week basis to generate INCOME to live on. Yes, it is true that my Amazon holdings are GREATER than the value of our (rather modest and unprepossessing) house and everything else I own! That is one heck of a commitment and bet on Amazon. I can’t tell you WHEN I bought the shares BUT I have now owned them for over 18 months.

And I write options every few weeks. IF the share price went up $120 today I would have had to scramble a BIT — though that would be nothing compared to what I would have made on the stock. This is Goldilocks for I. Stock price nicely UP and my August 19 options will EXPIRE ‘nicely’ …

I guess based on this I really should treat myself to a Nikon D500 and a good lens — and, of course, buy it from Amazon Prime (with a 5% rewards payback).

I wish I could teach you how to play AMZN options. 


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Fleeing Fujifilm, Full Bore, Into The Capacious Arms Of Nikon.

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As I explained in detail yesterday, much to MY own “shock, HORROR“, I have decided, unequivocally, that I will NOT be getting a Fuji X-T2 — a camera that I considered to be my dream camera (made specifically for my needs). The real issue, as I explained, are the Fuji lenses. They are expensive and in the main not that good!

Nikon, on the other hand, with their own, as well as Tamron & Sigma, has a HUGE range of lenses and reasonable prices. Hence my decision, at long last, to finally join, wholeheartedly, the Nikon fold.

I have nothing against Nikon. I have owned Nikon 35mm cameras in the past and we have, as a household, managed to lose more than one Nikon Coolpix compact. Plus, ironically, when I in August 2014, after a 30+ year hiatus (during which I was genuinely too busy to indulge in yet another time consuming hobby), decided to get back, with gusto, into photography, I started with a refurbished Nikon L820 (from Buydig.com). I returned that L820 within 72 hours! I couldn’t update the firmware and there was something drastically amiss with the zoom.

But the current plan is to go full bore into the arms of Nikon.

Yes, I had flirted with the idea of getting a Nikon D500. But that might be overkill.

Right now, i.e., July 27 – 28, 2016, my plan is as shown below. Yes, that means going back to 1″ sensors when I do REALLY want to standardize on APS-C. That could change.

Photokina 2016 is less than 2 months away.

Luckily I also have a book, “Brain Meditation“, to publish. I typically do not make MAJOR camera purchases while I am in the throes of publishing a book.

I MIGHT go with a REFURBISHED Nikon DSLR body and a Tamron 18-270mm!

There is, as ever, method to my madness.

Getting a Nikon P900 just for the 2,000mm reach. That will be a toy! My eyes are bad and the 2,000 will let me compensate for that.

But, one thing is for sure.

As of now I am Nikon all the way.


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Do You Say “Good Morning” To Your Brain On A Daily Basis?

by Anura Guruge


If you do, as you really should, I am SO, SO proud of YOU. Way to go.

Yes, of course, first thing every morning, even before I open my eyes I have wished my brain, my soul mate in the truest sense, a ‘Good Morning’. I have done this without fail for nearly 42 years.

This good morning ritual is a key part of my “Brain Meditation” self-help program.

Yesterday, July 27, 2016, I took the first steps in having my book on this topic, “Brain Meditation” published. It is, however, not as yet available for sale. It still needs to be proofed. But this time around I am going to use actual printed copies of the book as proofs. See below.

Independent of the book I will coach you on this invaluable self-help program via blog posts … here.

So think of this as ‘Lesson 1’ — and a very important lesson at that.

Every morning, as soon as you wake up, as you are opening your eyes, say a cheery, heartfelt “Good Morning” to your brain — in your mind!

You do not say it out loud UNLESS you want to do so. It is OK to do it all in your mind. “Good morning” from you to your brain … in your mind.

Try it. You can even do a “Good Morning”, “Good Afternoon” or “Good Evening” right now.

And yes, you have to say “Good Night” to your brain last thing at night as you close your eyes trying to fall asleep.


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