Wednesday, May 07, 2008

7,000 Rp Coin

Yesterday I spotted a 50c (7,000Rp) coin on Grafton Street in Dublin (one of Dublin's main shopping streets).

As an amateur economist, I thought I shouldn't bother picking it up, as if it was real wouldn't someone have picked it up already?

In the end I did pick it up, and I think I will incorporate the coin in my new EUR USD FX trading strategy.

8 comments:

M said...

John, allow me to OOT here;

reading u wrote Dublin street, reminds me of one night i spent in Dublin. I took a walk in the Temple's bar area and it came to my surprise that there were some homeless people on the street-knowing that Ireland is in the top 5 of countries with high GDP in the world.

i walked with a Dubliner friend, he stopped for sometimes to give coins to the homeless people. and it was the first time that i ever saw a European gave a penny to homeless people on the street.

i was impressed by Dublin street, coins and Dubliners..

johnorford said...

i think we have the no. two gdp per capita. something crazy like that...

but, yeh, we still have lots of homeless.

i think your friend is an exception tho, most of us don't stop...

Therry said...

Ah. No wonder Marian Keyes has been particularly touched by the homeless people in Ireland that she dedicated the profit of one of her book-sellings to the Simon community.

johnorford said...

i think u know about ireland than me...

actually my dad had a book of his photography for the simon community published... altho somehow i doubt you can still buy it - he photographed homeless people in the 70s and 80s. my lil sis is actually named christine, after a pal of my dad's called christopher who was homeless...

Therry said...

I know Irish people say "feck" and "divil the bit" and "yoke" but those were just words I learnt from Keyes' novel.

She's my favourite author ever - the characters in her book are so complex and yet it's hard not to like them. She does have a real knack in making them characters sound alive!

You can tell I'm a HUGE fan of chick-lits...

johnorford said...

yeh my dad works with her quite a bit i think... we don't really say that typical irish stuff (too much at least ;))

Therry said...

YOUR DAD works with Marian?!!! No way! What for?? This is huuuuge. You're practically a celebrity now!

johnorford said...

haha. he's a photographer.