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23.05.2013 | 百物皆漲

[Volume 8 Issue 5, #1725]
曾幾何時, 拎張50蚊紙出嚟俾錢, 收銀員可能會問你有冇細張啲嘅紙.. 而家真係冇呢支歌仔唱喇, 一張張50蚊係咁由銀包拎出嚟都未為意, 返到屋企打開銀包, 先發覺一日內自己其實已經洗咗唔少錢.. 今時今日50蚊真係買唔到啲咩喇, 今日先發覺週圍嘅嘢食都一窩鋒咁齊齊起價, 短短一兩年間就起價數次, 都唔知咩世界??!! 依家RM5一餐已經買少見少喇, 大家仲奢望RM500夠你一個家庭洗用一年?? 哈哈, 簡直係天方夜譚啦, 家下仲要高調整多個咩消费税.. 本來荷包就已經持續縮水啦, 仲要喺個角剪個窿!! @.@"
once upon a time, when i pay by a RM50 note, the cashier may have asked if you have smaller notes.. of course now there is no such story anymore, you take out the RM50 notes one by one without even realizing it, only when you're back home and check your wallet, you realized how much you have actually spent for the day.. nowadays RM50 can really buy not much, i just realized today that food in eateries enjoy another price increase.. already few times within just a couple of years, what world is this??!! thinking about RM5 for one meal now is probably impossible, still wishing that RM500 extra to be enough for one family to spend for one whole year?? hahaha, unless there is a miracle, furthermore how could this be possible with another handsome tax coming soon?? our wallets are already shrinking, yet another hole is cut at one corner!! @.@"
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  1. Good morning SK, everyone!

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  2. Good morning SK and everyone here. Life isn't ideal. Life is indeed tough. Anyway, life goes on.

    The rich one is getting richer, the poor one is still getting poorer. How pathetic, right?

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  3. Good morning SK and everyone here. Life isn't ideal. Life is indeed tough. Anyway, life goes on.

    The rich one is getting richer, the poor one is still getting poorer. How pathetic, right?

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    1. Todays topic is very interesting... Economic subject!

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    2. I used to spend more on shoes and bags. Now no more, keep and save money for the kids, family, future and travel which is more meaningful.

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  5. RM5 for a meal, we still can have it here at Taiping. But I don't think it will last long... things are getting expensive but salary is not equally the same.

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    1. I really salute those staying at big city like KL, how they survive? Approximately RM5K/mth salary just enough to cover meal, hse rental, petrol and phone bills. Not enough ler...

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    2. Live simply lor.

      Dun drink Starbucks coffee.

      Dun drive expensive cars.

      Dun live a lifestyle more than you can afford.

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  6. I reckon that you mentioned RM50 notes one by one spend without even realizing it. This is very true.

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    1. RM10, RM5 & RM1 spend faster too....

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    2. My customers used to complain about the prices that they had to pay. They would say, 'So little items but already cost RM50?'

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  7. Last month when I was at Shah Alam, breakfast for 5 cost us RM52 something (inclusive of drinks)

    But to compare to my hometown - we only have to spend merely RM32.

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    1. It's always more expensive in places like KL. Sometimes eating in Ipoh is rather expensive too unless we go to the hawker's stalls.

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    2. RM52 for 5 kira as okay liao lor. Never kena slaughter can thank God jor.

      actually if you see properly ah...the food not that expensive. It's the drinks that kills you.

      One soft drinks RM2 or rm2.50. Some even dare to charge RM3. who much they buy in bulk...cost around rm1 only mah.

      then if u take those Lemon juice, lime juice or carrot juice, they charge RM4-RM9 depending on place. But how much lemon or lime they put in? Whole lemon ah? Nope...only two slices...okay la...giive it max half a lemon la...1 lemon rm1. so half is only 50 sen...water and ice max give it another 50 sen la....so...profit actually very high leh. Carrot oranges all those can buy in bulk leh

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    3. This year is the first time in my whole life that I ordered plain iced water so often at restaurants unless some kind hearted souls belanja me, I will order most expensive cocktails! LOL

      Anay has to save money and spend wiser.

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    4. So Anay have to save money to go where holiday sum more?

      Somehow everyone must have some saving before it rains.

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    5. I wanna follow Ah Boy's footprints and embark on My Journey To The West. Must go during the low seasons.

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    6. Bring own drinks!

      Don't buy their drinks.

      If I go food court, and there's a supermarket nearby, I just hop in and buy a bottle of RM0.50 mineral water first. No need to drink expensive drinks. ;)

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  8. Most of us already submitted and completed out income tax returns for YA2012.

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    1. There is another Tax to be implement in M'sia. Japan, SG, Aus and many countries already implemented. I really have no idea how it will effect us here...

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    2. This is call GST - Goods & Service Tax

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    3. if they implement the GST and the money is used to improve our country it's okay la. But you see la...i think you know already what happens to the money la

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    4. Oh yes, once they imposed the GST, the gomen will BOOM! The countrymen will all kaput and turn into ikan bilis. I think the whole shopping industry will be hit.

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    5. Yes! Yes! Make sure you pay your taxes. Terima kasih kerana membayar. Then, they can pay me my pension.

      I think they are regretting having that scheme now as people are living longer lives...and they have to pay everybody every month for doing nothing. I hear people entering public service now have to opt for EPF, no choice - no more pension scheme for them.

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  9. Since GE13 is already over. Government should be planning for this GST,after so many postpones.

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    1. GST will replaced our existing sales tax 10% and service tax 6%.

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    2. GST will be implement with a rate of 4%

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  10. Good morning, SK and all! True, RM50 is considered small. If you don't have RM50 in your wallet, it's rather difficult to go shopping unless you don't intend to shop at all.

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    1. Yea, the most is just window shopping. But when go shopping, also need to pay car park fees/pump petrol..... =_=

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    2. ya loor...even window shopping need to pay car par leh...here parking very mahal....

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    3. I often parked my car further down my street and walk across to One Utama. That saves money and time too!

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    4. I work in a big shopping mall and so far only spend about RM6 max a day. Dinner doesn't count though.

      How? Eat cheap lor. Tapau. Or order from food delivery.

      No need to eat breakfast at expensive kopitiams. For what? Gaya only. ;P

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    5. Yalor...places like Starbucks, all those Taiwanese desserts...all the exquisite burger places where they stack the stuffing as high as the sky...and very soon, the Ramadan buffets - over RM100 per head. I would think everyone's money grows on trees - seeing how they can afford to go to all these expensive places. Not for me, thank you.

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    6. Em.... I think I can survive with RM10 in my wallet for a day in my town here. Sometimes I forgotten to check my wallet and indeed, I have only RM10, haha! Order a bowl of noodle at RM3 and a glass of Chinese tea at 30 cent.

      Unless if I hop into McD or any fast food chain, then RM10 sure is not enough. Eh, i can afford McValue lunch :D

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  11. Good morning SK and guys!
    Thursday already! It's going to be a long weekend, woohoo! (I shout on behalf on you guys only, cause I don't have holidays one =_=)

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    1. Ever since the election, many things happened, including price increases. Bread, petrol etc etc. Definitely more coming.
      And you're so right, RM 50 is so small right now~

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    2. Not sure if you have seen a picture people shared in FB, RM 50 can buy a whole cart of groceries few years ago, but now, RM 50 can only buy you 1/4 of the cart. Very sad but also very true!

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    3. Everything is getting expensive, only salary is not.
      So our salary is very very 'precious' now, have to spend wisely and cut down on unnecessary stuff. I wonder do we still able to save a lot in our saving accounts now?

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    4. Hayley we are ladies, we love shopping RM50 is nothing. AT least RM200-300 gone in one shop.

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    5. If something caught our eyes..shoes and bags. Hey bags can cost us RM3K an above. I rather spend on something wise and needed.

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    6. bags and shoes not ngum me but books are my wekness. one book already rm40...die man! that's why i go chase the cheap books la ...rm8 kira okay la

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    7. My handbag always the one at 70% off.

      But my running shoes can cost more. But that one is for injury prevention, so lain! Hahaha

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    8. I have cut down my shopping, I'll cut down my lunch soon. Will be eating in the company's cafeteria for free food. Inflation is getting worse and now after GE13, I'm expecting increase of everything.

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  12. 最慘我既薪水冇起 :'(

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  13. 好在我既Dutch Lady既dividend差不多到手^^

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  14. SK, I realised you post a new photo as your pic profile... Totemo kawaii desu ne!

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    1. Like he farted...so smelly, so he had to cover his nose. Muahahahahahahaha!!!!!

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  15. RM50 is like RM10 or RM20 in the 1980s now lor...like chipsmore...now you see it now you dont

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  16. Good afternoon Ah Boy and everyone! Eh! Your new profile photo looks soooooo handsome and man! Oh dear, any female virgin would pancut seeing it.

    You gave me a new idea today. With the word "shrinking wallet", I guess I need to buy a smaller wallet to carry!!! That will forbid me from carrying too much cash, so money can be saved!

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    1. So what about your credit and debit card? Should it be keep inside your cupboard instead of wallet?

      I propose 1 day only take RM50 to spend, I'm sure this definitely applies to the word "shrinking wallet"

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    2. I have started carrying lots of loose coins in my pocket and less than RM50 dollar bill. I keep all my credit cards at home and bring out only 2. My current wallet is too big sized. How else can I shrink?

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    3. Wah, annay is so rich for having so many platinum and gold credit cards until he has to keep them in the closet and chooses 2 to bring out. I have none, only have those member card for shopping queen, hehe.

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  17. The only time when I felt so painful with all this taxes was in US!!!! I was a student and the sales & misc taxes varied from state to state in America! It was so ridiculous and you still need to tip between 5-10% for dining in restaurants!!

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  18. I must learn to cut down my expenses since we failed to UBAH the gomen! I will start planting vegetables in my gardens! That will save lotsa money! Maybe Anay can sell real organic sayur in neighbourhood too!

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    1. Economically, good idea.

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    2. Good, good! Plant your own veg - stay home...don't eat out. Like living abroad, it is a whole lot cheaper to buy and cook one's own...and a whole lot healthier too...and you can save on petrol...on the parking fee. There are ways to stretch the ringgit - just grumbling and grumbling is not going to help one bit...and it only leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

      When you keep thinking depressing thoughts, you end up not only depressing yourself but all those around you. I would like to believe that there is more to life than that. Give thanks, praise God that we are alive and well and thank Him for whatever little blessings that may come our way...and try to be happy and live our lives the best we can. God helps those who help themselves.

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  19. As expected, the fools have overspent during the last 5 years and added further damages during the election campaigns. So they need to do magic & turn off the lights and POOF! The GST will appear like a Rabbit! Muahahahahaha

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    1. GST will probably coming next year... GOMEN already spent a lot for the last 5 yrs. This is the time for revenge...Mati lah kita.

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    2. I find the whole GST thing ridiculous that we have to suffer & bear their foolishness!

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    3. Anay, for us to stay as a develop country, GST need to implement like other countries.

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  20. 周圍都一樣,我呢度直頭已經起到麻木咗!

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  21. Nowadays, money not enough to use... haiz...

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  22. One trip out, S$50 easily out...

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  23. And if eyes spoilt, buy this and that, easily spend a lot of money...

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  24. But see that a lot of Malaysians come to Singapore to work, and the money they convert back to RM, a lot liao...

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    1. No choice....earing money is not easy, so they have to work hard in other country.

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  25. well thats a sad fact prices increases but the quality never really does
    my mom use to compare prices back and then,

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  26. well back then when philippines was still one
    of the richest country in asia, my mom told me
    they could get to eat meals only paying for a few cents

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  27. haha even me, i could clearly say that things
    really gone high! haha bakc then jeepney fare here were
    only a peso but not its 8 haha

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  28. hmm well i thinking it is really impossible to
    get decent and great meals for a low price
    but i think you can get to have fulling meals still

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  29. have a great day and happy blogging sk
    take the best of care and god bless you

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  30. Yeah lor, my usual RM4.50 wanton noodles is now RM5! :(

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    1. Kampua mee is still RM2.50 here, thank God for small mercies.

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  31. Now I spend rm3 for lunch just economy rice with 2 vege

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  32. 唯一没有起的只有薪水而已

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  33. i could't agree more.. it works the same thing here i our country

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  34. the value of the money seems like decreasing yet the price of the goods are constantly increasing

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  35. my mom used to complain about such thing too since she's always the one who's budgeting the money in our house

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  36. Yah lo!!! Those Rm50 note nowadays look like nothing!!! Even a high school kid can use it on a simple meal, remember my school time back, I won't eat anything that's more than 5 bucks lo!

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    1. Even though every price is up but just that the paid is still remain the same!!!

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  37. 的钱越来越唔见洗~~~ =.="

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