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18.07.2012 | 雜貨士多

[Volume 7 Issue 7, #1478]
之前提到玻璃樽汽水, 有冇勾起大家對以前舊式雜貨士多嘅回憶呢(當然90後應該唔會知道係咩)?? 一個狹窄得冇多餘轉身位嘅店鋪, 但係近乎想買乜就有乜.. 除咗阿媽成日叫我去買糖買鹽買豉油, 放學之後我都會走去買啲零食, 然之後暱埋房間偷食, 哈哈!! 其實我突然間好掛住嗰啲收喺大大個玻璃罌里面, 斷斤稱嘅各式各樣餅乾!! 依家啲餅全部都獨立包裝, 感覺就係少咗啲人情味.. 大家仲記唔得嗰啲奶油夾心餅同朱古力威化餅?? 我的至愛呀~~ :)
i mentioned about the glass-bottled soda earlier on, wonder if it makes you recall those old style sundry store we called "kedai runcit" (of course those born after 90s may not know what this is)?? a really small shop you can hardly move freely but find just almost everything you need.. besides running errands for my mum for sugar salt and soya sauce, i always frequent the store after school for junk food, smuggled them home and then hiding in the room, i'd devour them like i'm a starving child, haha!! what i miss most now are those many types of biscuits kept in huge glass jar that you buy by weight.. now that all biscuits came in individual packaging, i just think they lack that little human touch.. still remember those custard sandwich and chocolate wafer biscuits?? those were my favorite~~ :)
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  1. Good morning, SK, everyone!

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    1. Good morning, HS!

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    2. Good morning, ladies!!

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    3. Good morning, Yvonne and S.Kucing!

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    4. Happy morning.. girls and meow meow..

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    5. Good morning all sundry shop fans, boys and gals! And to kitty meow meow too..... Purr purr...

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    6. good morning, SP and TM!

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  2. I have come across shops that sell biscuits by weight. Old-school but what a delight to encounter them. :)

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  3. SK, that is a really neat shop you have there in the picture - almost like a model shop.

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    1. I don't see that anymore unless in pasar Pagi or pasae mlm where they still sell from big containers n by weight

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    2. Usually kedai runcit are not organized, messy and you could get lost easily inside - it's like a maze!! Serious!

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    3. Haha, I'm exaggerated, but it's true we can't find the stuff we want by ourselves. Always need help from the tauke, because he knows all the lubangs in his shop :p

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    4. ya...dificult to find things in Kedai runcit. sure have ask the taukeh. else just wait at counter and tell taukeh what we want and he will bring

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    5. in a sundry shop, customers are just like friends.

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    6. but one bad thing is sundry shop owner is not allowed to have a bad mood day. Silap muka hitam at a customer, the whole neighbourhood will know and classified as stuck up shop. If hypermarket, they can say they will reprimand the staff bla bla bla...kesian those suundry shop

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    7. very true..must give good service.

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  4. haha..those were the days!

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  5. true, we sell only biscuits in packets too.

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  6. We still have these kedai runcits here :D

    We are so kampung-style, hehehe!

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    1. those small areas still have this kind of kedai runcit

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    2. Woi SK Thambee you hang out at Gardens and Pavillion so much!! You thought sundry shops no more ka? Let me take you there tonight!!

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    3. My side here also have but i don;t really buy from them. Mostly go for 99speedmart

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    4. In my area, we have 3 main sundry shops competing among each other.

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    5. We still have it here, but when my daughters grow up, all will be replaced with mini market.

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  7. I remember I used to cycle to the kedai runcit to buy 10 cents snack - Kum Kum, anyone had that before?

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    1. It was super yummy, I had it almost every weekend and my younger sisters soon started calling other similar snacks as Kum Kum!

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    2. Yes I had kum kum before. it wad yummy

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    3. and also buy those O-Ya , Mamee from those bg plastic bag that they hang outside the shop. some naughty kids would steal them. Not me ah LOL

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    4. I remember we have no phone at home, I cycled to Kedai Runcit to borrow their phone. I paid them 10sen for 1 phone call.

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    5. and can even buy stamps and they help to post letters too at those kedai runcit

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    6. Yan, no make call from public phone? I cycled out and called friends from public phone. Usually asked about homework.

      Cannot bergayut so long, hot sun and not enough coins.

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    7. Ah hua.. 10cents kum kum?
      then somemore got toys inside right?
      you call frens because of homework?
      sure or not? not talking with guys (kau chai)? kakakakaka

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  8. The kedai runcit sells assorted of stuffs, you can even find brand-less cooking oil to variety of biscuits.

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  9. This kind of shop is still around in certain places.

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  10. I used to buy stuff for my mum from this kind of sundry shop those days.

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  11. Nowadays people like to frequent bigger shops with AC.

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    1. I am one of those. coz the sundry shop at my area not so clean n the stock not new. maybe due to lack of biz

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    2. according to my customers, they still prefer to shop at my husband's shop.

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    3. yours one is still ok la, Wenn. What i meant is those that is so sempit till one person also difficult to walk and dark ones

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  12. I still see they sell biscuit by weight but nit un kedai runcit but in those biscuit shop in MV , 1U etc shopping mall. but it doesn't feel the same

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  13. Kedai runcits are like 7-11 stores. The different between them, inside kedai runcit is dark and gloomy with 1 fluorescent light; 7-11 has bright lighting~

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    1. Lots of rats inside too!

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    2. Rats, roaches, ants and stick near expiry...ht is why I preferred 99 speedmart than the kedai runcit next door

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    3. not necessary..some sundry shop looks like a small supermarket.

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    4. Unless those operated by old uncles, inherit the shops from their father.... never renovated before, sure look under-maintained.

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    5. true but sundry shops need to advance otherwise they might lose out.

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    6. true what Wenn said,

      If dont advance, we also less tempted to go in and buy.

      Less costomer, the stock also move slower and some expired. kasi bad name to shop lo.

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    7. Actually when think about it ..
      those kedai runcit really make a fortune.. some of them their price is more or less about the same as 7 11.. then kedau runcit expenses is less le.. so profit more..

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    8. I don't think so..sundry shop don't earn a lot.

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  14. Pasar mlm n pasar Pagi still hv sell like tgat la.but I don't really like to buy coz if bad luck the thing will "Lau fung"(masuk angin??)

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    1. I don't like to buy from pasar malam as those food are exposed too.

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    2. now I seldom go for pasar malam..

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  15. I don'tvreally like to go those dark kedai runcit coz kena one time when small got hamsup man tabs my bun when I went there. phobia liao

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    1. Peewit! Mamarazzi still got attraction~~ kekeke, no hard feeling.

      You should piak his head hard when he caressed the cat!

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    2. that time kid la...baru 10 yrs old like that. where dare to wack the head. Still bodoh bodoh,. Fast fast cabut lari from that shop lo

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    3. Haiyoh, 10 years old punya budak pun tak lepas??

      So unlucky you met a pedophilia, tsk, tsk!

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    4. Scary lo! Luckily you still in one piece now.

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    5. of course la long time ago. If now, i already lempang the man la. But phobia till now

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    6. Muahahaha!.... I just learnt new word today - 'tab buns'....

      You should have grabbed a broom stick and whack his head!

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    7. lol on tab buns..
      meow meow you got miang or not?
      always purr here purr there.. then sure attract lots of ham sum lo...
      kakakaka

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    8. SP, not good you, say meow meow miang, she only miang her husband.

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    9. yan .. oppss... actually my meaning is that small kucing that time look sexy and the guy and tab buns .. not too good in miang word.. ampun ampun..

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  16. now the kedai runcit also change a lot..

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    1. true..it has to be AC too.

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    2. Got AC one, things will be more expensive lo!

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    3. not necessary..my husband's shop has to bear the AC cost himself.

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  17. in Kl there are lots of those keday runcit that sell chinese medicine and also groceries..

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    1. I like those especially the brightly led ones.

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    2. Eh, kedai runcit no sell chinese medicine. Kedai ubat sells chinese medicine. We have kedai runcit and kedai ubat here :D

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    3. eh here in KL some kedai runcit cum kedai ubat leh

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    4. my shop sells chinese medicine and groceries too.

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  18. their price is sometime cheaper compare to those hypermarket..
    eg. shampoo, toilet paper...

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    1. I think hypermarket always sell cheapest until kill the business of small traders!

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    2. TM not really coz mini market sells things like milk powder, rice cheaper. even roti hv discount

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    3. I agree, I get most of my groceries from kedai runcit and kedai ubat - shampoo, toothpaste, soft drink, all at a much lower price.

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    4. I go to hypermarket when I want to get free air-cond and sponsorship from hubb (psst... trying to telan the allocated grocery fees, wakakaka!)

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    5. hypermarket only certain things are cheap.

      I bought 100 plus from 99 speedmart RM24-90 for a carton of 24 can but the hypermaket selling RM28 and above...even RM28 is kira as offer price.

      Bought ANmum at kedai ubat cum runcit for RM53 the hypermarket selling rm60plus.

      Kopi O Aik Cheong RM4-99 at speedmart, Hyper market 5-90.

      Vast difference leh.

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    6. my shop sells 100 plus at RM24.80 only.

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    7. Wenn

      But i heard from hubi friends' that the real price even the F & N company charging thier staff is RM28.

      i like the new 100plus Active. More umph...but not many stock up

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    8. 100 plus RM24.80.. cheap le..
      If i see this I will sapu 2 cartons..
      It could cool you down..

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    9. before this we sold at RM24.

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  19. Last time we can buy rice n gula loose fr kedairuncit. main grouses from housewife is that some kedai runcit main tipu. the weight machine was fix. not gvg the full weight

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    1. true..there is still a shop in my place that sells loose rice.

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    2. and back in the old days they have the rice...say can campur...campur the beras wangi with the duno what la this and that. The shop will help and mix

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    3. we don't do that..very troublesome.

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  20. I always liked to gamble there. They got sell Tikam Tikam where you tear the paper to see your lucky winnings! Goodness! I am so damn old cos you guys dunno what that is! Ha ha ha....

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    1. LOL..i dont play the tikam but the turn turn machine and something drop out punya thing

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    2. I know, I know!! I love the game, so kan cheong to see what I get. But I didn't play it much, no $ :(

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    3. I know I know. Don't worry, I am older. Now this tikam tikam has replaced with those balls inside a container one. What is that called? Please educate this aunty here.

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    4. When putting coin, you will a ball spin out from the container. That's the modern type of Tikam Tikam.

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    5. i also duno what is the name LOL...

      another thing i like is the machine outside the kedau runcit. The kiddie rides. Some mini market have kiddie ride.

      It was a BIG thing for me. Those days very seldom get to ride. Think it was 40 sen a ride back in those days

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    6. Yes .. I also play that..
      buy those sweet and you got a number and then you can win prize... wah that is really long time ago. then my mum get fed up.. she bought the whole set for me to play.. it is cheaper that way.. kaakakaka

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  21. I also bought their big sized Kueh kapek which had lucky numbers inside! I ended up buying few pieces just to gamble and asked my friends to help me to eat them all.

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    1. I dont recall the big size kuih kapit. But recall buying junk food la from the kedai runcit

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    2. TM, my father and mother were the one making those Kueh Kapek at home. My father build a small factory at my house backyard.

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    3. Then, my father hired a few lady staffs to help my mother baking and folding those kueh kapek.

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    4. My father would sell those kueh kapek in tins to kedai runcit. I was about 7 and 8 years old. So many memories.

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    5. wow...really ah Yan. Small world.

      But now if you see kuih kapek you will jelak or not?

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    6. wow...Yan really ah. But now if you see those kueh kapek will you feel bored.

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  22. My first playmates were also kids from the sundry shop! They lived across my house.

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    1. is it lecthumi? kakaka...
      childdhood lover?

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  23. My uncle still runs this kind of sundry shop in hometown... but of course, getting smaller scale too..

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  24. Last time i still remember the kedai runcit selling arang. Every sundauy i will go to the kedai runcit nearmy granny house and buy a big packet of arang for my granny. Of course i also get to buy my fav comics at that time la The Gila Gila and batu Api LOL

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    1. I did that for my mum too those days.

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    2. Can you believe that we sell charcoal too?

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    3. Wenn

      now wor....you still sell arang? Good leh. How much now ah? It had be ages sine the last time i bought.

      back then one packet was like RM4. Duno how heavy la...as big as my 10 years old body like that

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    4. now it's RM6.20 per packet.

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  25. In a sundry shop, we sell almost anything. Even toys and small stuff.

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    1. Ooo something like Speedmart, wel-mart, My Mydin over here la?

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    2. limited space for sundry shops.

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  26. 當然記得啦,仲有我摯愛嘅甜魷魚片!

    嘩,乜最近興相當年啊?

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  27. Some cutomers really shop once in a month in a sundry shop.

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    1. coz most items that we buy are like detergent, toothpaste, coffee and stuff like that. Wont need to replenish so fast. Once a month would be just nice or maybe twice amonth

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    2. and they bought a lot..could be almost RM1K.

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  28. Frankly speaking, sundry shops don't earn a lot from groceries.

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    1. I always wonder for those sundry shops that sell vege , fish and meat...what happen to the leftover vege/fish /meat that people dont buy. Mean rugi la?

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    2. rugi one as those items can't be returned.

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  29. More earnings come from those chinese herbal stuff.

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    1. I need to buy a lot Chinese Herbal every week.

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    2. we do sell..u can check out my page.
      http://www.facebook.com/ChangJiangEnt

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    3. Ok, I will check it out, Wenn.

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    4. if u need, I can bring to u..

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  30. As for sugar, can you imagine we only earn a mere few cents from a packet?

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    1. we sell at RM2.30.

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    2. sigh it is difficult to make business nowadays...

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    3. some more customers said it's expensive..

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  31. Even milk powders, we can't earn much as they are damn expensive.

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    1. I argree with you on that. They just modify the formula a bit and then start selling at higher price. Anmum baru naik harga last year :(

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    2. sometimes we just earn 50 sen per tin.

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  32. Lots of competition..even 10 sen counts.

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    1. that is true.

      I go to buy Anmum in two mini market cum chinese med hall in OUG. They are next to each other and i would survey both first and choose the cheaper one evnthough its by 10sen. Coz i usually buy 6 packets or tin to stock up

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    2. every customer has his/her own rights.

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  33. One thing we don't sell wine as it needs license.

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    1. ya that one susah. But how about Chinese cooking wine? that one also cannot sell?

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  34. Good morning everyone, so happy to meet everyone here today.

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    1. good morning, Yan!

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    2. Good morning Yan. Today is Wednesday. According to SK analysis, wednesday have the most commenters

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    3. hahaha .. yah le wed is a day when I already done up the all the fire fighting all urgent matters... so middle of the week is relaxing...

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  35. I almost cannot do that on time, because my PC "kena" virus.

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  36. Now ok already, thanks God, I still got back everything, but I will be double careful when open up people website.

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    1. why? what happen?

      Yee Ling's PC also kena virus last night? The two of you went to the same website kea?

      But how to be double careful la if the website is the one that we usually go to. no warning no nothing

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    2. That's why! Don't know who's website got virus and cause me and yee ling kena. I must ban that website, if I know.

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    3. Someone website is spreading virus, today I don't dare to go other people blogs, except coming to SK/0617.

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  37. wah...SK closed off comment on yesterday post ah? I tried to comment it saied "New comments are not allowed. "

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    1. hehe, sorry lah.. i have to close off commenting whenever the comments exceeds 200.. because if over 200 comments, then i have to do some manual counting already, very troublesome lah.. :p

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    2. aiks...like that ka? no wonder la...lucky not coz pc kena virus

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    3. SK looks like you have to re-write your programme la...make it 300 or more comments. Your blog having more commenteres now leh.

      now 10.30am already have 136 cmments. belum sampai 5pm sure already reach 200 comment leh. late comers cant comment jor :(

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    4. SK, change the limit to 500 la! 200 is too easy to achieve la!

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    5. it's not my limit lah, it's blogger that hides the 201st comments onwards, if you see the comments you have to manually click the "Load more.." link in order to see subsequent comments leh.. so my program will not be able to extract the comments automatically, have to do manual counting lah.. 200 is good lah, haha!! so that you will all come early to comment mah.. "hand fast got, hand slow don't"~~ :p

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    6. then cannot le ..
      morning your blog is slow le..
      everyone keep on fighting to post a comment..

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    7. Want manyak komen tapi malas kira. Aiyoyo!

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    8. Every morning kenot fight with HS (Hyper Speed!)

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  38. so much about shops, I have to go work soon. Have a nice day!

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  39. when we moved here, there was only one kedai runcit at my area. That kedai runcit boss was very sombong. Scold customer if customer belek belek the vege too much, if kids stand at the cooridor padahal in the store no place to stand coz cramp. ask to send the gas, wait from morning to night baru send. That time everyone forced to buy from there la.

    Now many more shops opened. Then last year, 99speedmart opened up next to his shop. Me very bad la. But i was laughed when i saw that coz serves him right.

    Now he had to work harder. 11pm also not close yet. Last time 9pm already closed.

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    1. we have to be efficient too..

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  40. Ya, still able to find a few kedai runcit here.. Small but packed with almost everything. And got one kind of smell inside.. LOL :P

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  41. Oh yes I remember these shops.. used to go there often before tuition to buy junk food too! And ate them during tuition! haha.. I used to love buying Hiro cake, and Apollo as well. Ah don't forget Mimi :P And chocolate wafer biscuits! I miss them!

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  42. There's one round the corner from my house - old school grocery store. I buy my things there quite regularly. Saves me the trouble of driving too far, pay parking fee and all...but some things are not avaailble - no choice, have to head to the bigger shops and supermarkets.

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  43. nowadays there are lots of kedai runcit that open by mamak.. they sell newspaper and stuff like that...

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  44. Wah you're so naughty wan ar? XD
    I still buy stuff for my grandma from the mini market these days

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  45. when you go to those really small town....
    normally the main business is kedai runcit..

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  46. how actually those kedai runcit work?
    they have to buy all those goods in cash and then sell it?
    whereas in hypermarket .. eveyrthing is in payment terms..

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  47. Aiyoh... I lambat come and comment here... come during lunch time and hundreds of spam errr.... comments here. @.@

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    1. Why today so late you come?

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    2. She ate Nasi Sambal Petai until forget to spam!.. Burp!... burp!.... Bau petai keluar!


      Kakakakakaka....

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    3. lina, you ate so much petai one ah? If I go for the run, seeing you there, I don't want to run at your back. Later you fart, yiii..yerrr...

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    4. lol on the fart...
      I better stay away from lina behind.. kakakaka

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  48. Actually in ipoh there are still some kedai runcit near my neighbourhood..
    when I go back I will go and buy some carlsberg and drink with my dad

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  49. well when I think about kedai runcit I think of junk food and soft drink..

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  50. that is why I like to get money from my mum and walk to the kedai to buy junk food and soft drink..

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  51. i gotta scroll way too long down here... lol... the store looks like a finders keeper store... old but interesting

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  52. I remember when i was still a child.. whenever my mom asked me to buy her something from a store i used to keep the change... now if the change was a big amount a took some few pennies from it.. lol bad me... wahahahaha

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    1. hahaha .. no wonder you are so good girl huh.....

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  53. now I see those kedai runcit is very modern liao. got wifi somemore.. kakaka

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    1. my place no internet..otherwise I would be using it non-stop :)

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  54. There are a few "store" like this at my mom's place which I like to explore :)

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  55. like what it says .. we need to be careful also..
    some of the tin food alreay expired

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    1. if expired, it can be exchanged.

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  56. I think the government is also try to protect the kedai runcit by setting that hypermarket must be at least how big the sizes...

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  57. one thing I remember about kedai runcit is that they can play hutang hutang..
    so you can record all purhcase in the buku tiga lima ..

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    1. oh..now no more..only cash.

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  58. one thing good about kedai runcit is that you could have "personal touch" with the boss and staff..
    I see that when my mum goes there.. she use to talk and talk with the lady boss..

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  59. now i see those kedai runcit are mainly operated by the old ppl.. the new generation is not interested..

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    1. true..I don't think my kids would be interested.

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  60. SP,
    New generation ikut franchise kot... Mcm kedai 1Rakyat or whatever you call it? No?

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  61. Actually, come to think about it, buying at the old style kedai runcit can save money...

    Because,
    last time when my Mom would give a list and I passed the list to the Uncle/Anay to get for me - ikan bilis ke, bawang ke, etc...

    No need to browse, browse around the shop and start buying unnecessary stuff.

    Now at hypermarkets, I think we tend to buy things that's not even in our list. Right or not? ;p

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