- In that March 2009 period when the market reached a recent low, I learned that General Motors might go bankrupt or not. To balance my Ford shares, I bought some GM. The company did go under, so I thought I lost everything.
- Not so. In a few days, GM became GMX, and I still had my money in it. Two weeks later the value jumped 20%, so I sold. Thus, in a few weeks, I made 20% on GMX.
- As this was "free" money, I decided to re-invest in three stocks that were also in dire trouble: Sirius Radio, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To make a long story short, FMCC and FNMA have both doubled and SIRI has jumped by 1028%.
Of course, if you're retired, the weekend does not end on Sunday. I bought a bento plate of shoyu pork and chicken curry at Don Quixote, with an appropriate set of drinks, and went to Magic Island:
My close friend, Honu, came by and said hi:
I then had a Cuban and gazed above:
I'm more and more convinced that I already live in Heaven. On the way back to my car, I took a photo of the latest newly married couple from Japan:
Matsue is particularly vulnerable, for typhoons normally don't go there and everything seems to be near sea level. Here is a blog site from that city you can follow, and a weather guide, as Danas approaches. I once gave a lecture to the employees of Komatsu Electric Industry in that fine city. Best to Akio Komatsu.