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08.11.2013 | 數口精明

[Volume 8 Issue 11, #1817]
[SK/0617]
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當你在超市買嘢或在餐廳食嘢嘅時候, 你會唔會習慣約莫計下一陣應該俾幾多錢先呢?? 係靜雞雞喺度心算, 定係拎部手機出嚟(用內設嘅計數機功能)精準計下條數?? 我通常都會心算, 有個心理準備到時先唔會嚇親, 至少當價錢有差異(尤其係系統冇更新打折貨品嘅價錢), 我唔會仲係懵醒醒吖嘛.. 亦有時候當我正在格緊價, 我會拎部手機出嚟計下單位價, 雖然價錢係貴啲, 不過如果單位價係比較低, 就比較值得買喇(譬如話RM2.00一樽250毫升果汁同RM2.50一樽325毫升果汁).. 家下大家都見識到我對數目嘅敏感度啦?? 哈哈, 與其話我好似師奶仔咁過份緊張嗰一角幾毫, 倒不如話我係有啲啲咁小心錢財?? 老實講, 我辛苦賺返嚟嘅錢確實得來不易呀, 所以難怪我係如此愛惜金錢喎~~ :p
[後註] 逢星期五我都會循例整啲互動元素喺個post內嘅, 所以上面個簡單計算機其實係堅嘢嚟㗎!! 大家可以試試㩒啲掣玩下㗎, 當然我知大家唔會用啦, 之不過純粹係滿足我自己獨有嘅"scripteasing"之癮啫~~ :p
when you are buying things in a supermarket or dining in a restaurant, do you have a habit to roughly count how much you are going to pay later?? just silently calculate in heart, or conveniently take out your phone to make a precise computation using the built-in calculator?? i will always roughly count in heart, so that with an idea of the total, i will not get a shock at the cashier, and if there is discrepancy in the price of the items (especially discounted items that are not updated in the system), i will not be ignorant.. also there are times that i will take out my phone to calculate the unit price when i am comparing between two items, the one with a lower unit price is sure more worth buying even though it's more expensive (eg: RM2.00 for a 250ml drink vs RM2.50 for a 325ml drink).. now you can see how i am quite sensitive with numbers huh?? haha, instead of saying i am so uncle to even be so "kiasu" with every single sen i have, rather say i am slightly being more careful when it comes to money?? well, the money i earned is surely not easy, that's why i treasure them a lot, wokay?? :p
[PS] since it's friday which i usually build some interactive elements in my post, the simple calculator above is actually a WORKING one!! try clicking the buttons, but i bet you won't be using, it's there just to satisfy myself with my proprietary "scripteasing" fun, haha~~ :D
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    1. With the GST coming, I suppose we need to start doing that too. Thanks for the calculator though I have one on my site too, albeit a different one. There's also a currency converter too, did you notice?

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    2. Just wondering...what do people calculate when visiting your blog? Can just google to convert currency, easy.

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    3. And this is how exactly we nurture curious, creative mind.

      Put them down.

      Overlook the effort.

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    4. errr, the GST will be the same as what we used to calculate the current 6% government tax.. i bet most people can already calculate that pretty well already?? hahahaha.. haha, of course the calculator and converter on your blog are different, you just post ready widgets but i wrote this calculator using javascripts myself.. :D

      STP, of course i don't expect anyone to use this calculator.. as i said, it's merely for "scripteasing" fun because i was talking about "calculation".. nowadays not even need to google, just have the apps in our phone and the conversion is automatically displayed when we key in an amount.. :)

      lina, well i guess there are always people who are more attracted to things they are so used to see and overlook new things.. agree?? :)

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    5. Can kah? Ooooo....so cool! Ummm...why do I see people struggling with their smartphones when we go out dining in big groups and have to split the total? They don't have the apps, is it? I can do it mentally...easily and among friends, no need to be so exact right down to the decimal point, a rough round figure would do.

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    6. if you have got a smartphone i guess you will likely be very dependent on it, and probably those you saw struggling with their smartphones are those who don't really know how to use their smartphones, haha!! it explains that not everyone who owns something can use the most out of it, and we cannot always generalize with our own perception over things, agree?? of course those without would probably find it easier to count it mentally.. :)

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    7. agree with you SK.

      We should not judge based on our own perceptions only.

      For all we know, our perception is the skewed one.

      Always be open to other views and opinions. And ideas.

      I find it easier to mentally calculate things.

      But of course, to get accurate answer; better use calculator lah... ;)

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    8. yalah, we must be open to other views and opinions, that's where we would learn about our shortcoming, if any, right?? of course calculator, tak jadi carrying an abacus around right?? hahaha~~

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    1. Normally i will silently roughly count in my heart the amount before heading to the cashier if in the supermarket...

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    2. yeah, i will count in my heart roughly so that i won't be shocked.. and sometimes to make sure that i have enough money to pay, haha!! :D

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  3. Good morning SK.. Yes yes, I calculate in my heart how much the meal is gonna cost, haha.. And to be honest, I will look at the price first before ordering the food, whether or not people belanja or I pay myself..

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    1. Same goes for shopping for groceries in the supermarket.. The moment I pickup something to throw into the trolley, my brain will start calculating already... Before I choose what items to throw into my trolley, yes, sometimes I pick the cheapest ones, depending on what products la.. If it's food items, I usually buy the good ones lor.. But if it's stuffs like detergent or hand soap or magic mop refill, I will sometimes choose the "hypermarket's selection", like J**co's selection, or T**co's selection kinda brands..

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    2. Stuffs like my kid's cultured milk drink, I will also "kiasu" + aunty + si lai also.. Will tend to buy more when we see the word "Jimat" or "Pek promosi".. Example: 15 bottles of cultured milk is already pre-packed, written there big big "Jimat RM2.00". I will definitely pickup this, rather than pickup the 5 bottle pack, hehe..

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    3. wah, like that i think you are very good in calculation huh?? are you an accountant or auditor?? haha.. the things dropped inside your cart and automatically the total comes in your mind huh?? but when it comes to eating, i always look at the price first lor, sometimes too expensive i also don't feel "seh duck" to eat also one lor..

      hehehe, those *** selections actually not bad one lah, probably about the same quality that other brands which mayb OEM only, haha!! so why pay more right?? and when it comes to "jimat" i always try to do that lah, i compare not the price of the item but actually the unit price.. same theory as your bulk purchases lor..

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    4. Talking about mother's buying and saving on milk powders!! This topic is spot on la. Yesterday Letchumy just told me that her UM's course mate came to our house to completed their project assignments together in my living room while I was away at work. Her course mate is a married lady with 2 kids. She brought along her electric breast pumps and hooked them up to her 2 mighty breasts while she was busy typing her notes on the lap top. After few hours, she showed my wife her 2 bag full of fresh white milk and chilled them in my fridge before taking them home. She pointed out that mother's breast milk is the BEST as the whole wide world knows it but the amount of money she saved monthly was unbelieveable. Her 2 kids drink her breast milk all the time in bottles and that saved her almost RM400 per month from buying 2 types of milk powders for both kids!!!! That means she could save RM400 X 12 mths = RM4800 a year!!! WOW!!!

      Thambee, we can go back to rearing a cow at home like Chennai folks do.

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  4. Normally when i go supermarket i will only roughly count the total then wait for cashier to give me receipt with receipt won't go wrong

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    1. of course only roughly count lah, i won't count to the exact cent, or rather say, i am not able to do that, haha!! just a rough idea how much so that it won't differ too much from expectation later.. :)

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  5. Good morning, SK and all! I don't use calculator at all. I will just pay and later I will just check the bill.

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    1. I like your pink calculator.

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    2. When I was in Korea last time, we used the calculator to the show the price that we asked. Because we couldn't speak in Korea language.

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    3. oh, i thought you don't use calculator because you can sum up precisely to the cent using your brain!! haha.. usually i will roughly count so that i have an idea roughly how much to pay, and to make sure that i have enough money, haha!!

      oh, it's convenient to bring a calculator when going overseas.. if you need to count the converted amount and to show the price.. :)

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    4. Now talking about countries using calculator to show tourists, I think Thailand uses that all the time as common practice besides Korea. In China, the sellers like to use fingers to sign language me the figures. I would pretend to buat bodoh and return my finger gestures to smaller numbers until I get my bargain. Letchumy always ticked me off for being so cruel and bargained till gagging the sellers. I told her to believe me that they must have charged me too high dei. When they ended up giving in, they could still smile happily while wrapping my goods. They made me feel that I have not bargained enough and they probably laughed in their hearts that they still slaughtered me.

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  6. Yes, I will roughly mentally count the total.

    Then, I watch the cash register screen like a hawk to see the price scanned is correct. This is especially for promotional items. Sometimes the new prices yet to be updated.

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    1. me terbalik..sometimes tarak see the cash register. Just let the girl/boy scan la. After pay baru sit one side and check the receipt.

      Coz I shy shy cat la . If the price is wrong and i tell the cashier then the cashier will have to wait for supervisor to come and reset the machince...then the people queueing up behind will look at me one kind....,got the impatient look.

      best i wait and go to customer service and point out the error. They can check there and some more give me sweet smille and apologise for the error. so everybody hati will be happier too...good karma :p

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    2. I always stare at the prices that appear on the cashier's register as I have seen too many error in billings. Sometimes they keyed in wrong quantities and sometimes the price didn't tally with the tag price. I would protest for sure!!!

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    3. i will usually see the price tag and then do a rough calculation.. won't really go and stare at the register because as the cashier is scanning i will be busy packing my things into the bag.. then only i will check the receipt and then go to the customer service should there be discrepancy..

      like meow said, it's more efficient to go to the customer service (and give them more work to do), because the cashier will probably ask you to go to the customer service also (because they do not want to get the supervisor to authorize changes at the register)..

      the bottomline is - always check the receipt.. because most of the time it's the system which is not updated with the latest price, the cashier is also not to be blamed..

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    4. I buy lots of those "reduce to clear" items. So for me, it's imperative to see the cashier go and punch the discounts after scanning the items.

      Anyway, Cold Storage at MV no customer service counter. So must dispute there and then lor...

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    5. hmmm, you are right and only now i realise they don't seem to have customer service counter.. ah, must stare at the cash register for every item scanned then!!

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    6. and most time, they lazy to check so they'd just adjust the price there and then. Miahaha

      But eyes but be very sharp.

      No play money with me. I count to the last sen. wakaka

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    7. oh really?? such interesting cashiers at the Cold Storage MV huh?? will i be lucky one day that they gave me discount on those non reduce-to-clear items?? haha~~

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  7. I do make a mental calculation so I will know I have enough cash in hand to pay and other than that, when I pick the items, I will see if it is too expensive, whether I can afford it and whether it is worth the price or not...and whether there are cheaper brands available.

    I do not compare prices between shops though...and make my way to the cheapest one to buy something. I know people who do that and they even bring the whole family to buy toilet rolls on special offer, usually limited to two packs per person. They sure seem to shit a lot!

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    1. yeah, i will roughly calculate mentally but if it's some precise numbers that i need (for example the unit price) i will need to pull out my phone to use the calculator.. just to make sure i also have money in hand to pay for the thing lah.. :p

      errr, if two shops are nearby i really will compare the price.. i don't mind going back to the shop and get the same thing which is cheaper.. hahaha!! one whole family, surely not my case lah.. i don't do that to borong things, i just get as much as i could carry.. :)

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    2. I only compare when I'm shopping at MV because there are three supermarkets here. That's for groceries la...

      But roughly I know which supermarket will sell lower, on average.

      Supermarkets do like to "play" with pricing kan? This week promo, then next week the same item will be sold at full retail price. So have to keep updated and know what's the cheap price for some items, especially the ones we buy most.

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    3. haha, that's what i do.. and i usually only compare the two because i know the other one at the far end usually sells at expensive price.. that is why the one which you often patronize is always forgotten by me, haha!! but i wonder why the other two, tough under the same company already, still being managed separately and the prices can be so different huh??

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    4. so that people still go to either or both?

      One sells higher a bit, then one sells lower. Next week, the other way pulak. Play with prices. No?

      Tak tau wor.

      hehehe

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  8. Good morning AH Boy! I am back...alamak...comeback aje kena calculate ah? pengsan

    As for your question. yes, i will agak agak calculate in the heart see how much I should be paying when time comes for payment coz I very kiasi leh. Later bring not enough money then malu kau kau liao LOL.

    hahaha...calculate per unit...i thought I am the only one doing that..you does that too ka? I usualy does that for milk powder. Milk powder very mahal leh....one pavket can go up to RM100. So most of the time i will calculate see if the 1.3kg and 1.6kg...see which one is cheaper. At ties the 1.3kg is cheaper than the 1.6kg leh.

    Usually i go to overseas union garden in old klang road to buy coz there are two competing chinese medicine hall there. Can get much cheaper price for milk powder from there.

    Yea yea...i know ..petrol gng thre also habis liao la from the so call saving but then usually I dont purposely go buy from there la. I go when I visit friends around that area and sekaligus buy lo. Kill two three birds with one stone leh...though am not sure killing birds is allowed these days ...hmmm...maybe crows la.... long time never see the Bandaraya people come shooting crows jor....: p

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    1. haha, i didn't ask you to do calculation lah, i just did this calculator to satisfy my own "scripteasing" fun only..

      yes, i always roughly calculate lah so that i know i have enough money to pay else sure very malu at the cashier and trouble everyone also.. oh, i always calculate the unit price if there are options - different brands or different size.. most of the time of course the larger size is cheaper lah.. but your milk powder, how come 1.3kg is cheaper than 1.6kg huh?? quite uncommon..

      hahaha.. purposely go to OKR sure your petrol also wasted more that what you have saved lah.. unless nearby then will do that lah, or if it's really cheap like warehouse sales, then no harm driving all the way there right?? afterall, Kaldip pays for the petrol from his wallet and not you~~ :D

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    2. If petrol can claim from company, never mind driving around and use petrol to find best bargain! LOL

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    3. errr, as if you need to go "pantry shopping" for your company?? if so, good lah, can at the same time do own grocery shopping (on a different bill) but claim petrol from company :p

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    4. no lah... I mean those with fix monthly petrol allowance or given a petrol card. How cares where you drive your car one. :P

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    5. errr, if with fix monthly allowance, then lagi need to save right?? the less used the better, so that got extra money in the pocket.. makes me think of my pocket money last time, every single sen also i think twice whether to use or not?? haha~~

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    6. Haiyoh! Fixed monthly allowance of RM600 need to save ah?

      Banyak la tu.

      Merc can pump 4 times full tank with that amount tau! ;)

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    7. Where to find a company that pays unlimited petrol allowance and tak kira banyak one? Tell Anay and I wanna work there!

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    8. I pun mau tau also! ;P

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  9. Over here, the supermarkets usually offer a fuel discount coupon when you spend above a certain amount, say $30. So yes, I do usually calculate roughly how much is in the trolley just so I can qualify for that coupon. :P Also, the price tags here all label the price and unit price, for example, if an item is $5 and weighs 200g, there will be a smaller print saying $2.50/100g. That's why it's so much more convenient to compare prices! (Also makes us lazy to calculate :P)

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    1. hahaha, so everytime you make sure you purchase above $30 so taht you can get the fuel discount coupon huh?? we don't have it here, but i always make sure that i buy 3 items at a time when the prices ends with a 9-sen.. so that they total up with 7-sen that will be rounded down to 5-sen, i earn 2-sen, haha!!

      only hypermarkets will show unit price in the price tag, which is easier and more convenient for me.. in other supermarkets, i will have to pull out my phone for the calculator.. :p

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  10. Good Afternoon Bloggers!! Happy Friday!!

    I am a very calculative person, so better beware of me!! Muahahahaha

    I count almost everything in life besides money and favours! That's me and it's necessary sometimes to be vary with our surroundings!

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    1. wow, Anay is a calculative person?? hmmm, like that have to be very nice to Anay and cannot treat him badly, else sure he will give back with something which is many times worse~~ :D

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    2. *must put in mind*

      hehehe

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    3. this is one good warning from Anay!! :p

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    4. I am not kidding that when one has bad karma and suffers from simple issues like career or health problems, they can actually get advice for the right number of chantings of certain mantras to help overturn their bad luck. The chanting could go up to a few hundred thousand or a million times! This is life la.

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  11. I am truly amazed by this SK Thambee for putting the calculator here. Of course I would click everything he posted in his blog. I am his Anay and he is my Thambee, so I have to show people what a hardcore supporter I am!
    I clicked every single digit on the calculator and checked how much i should change my Singapore dollars back to Ringgit!

    I travel sometimes and pay bills until Zero Salary, so I definitely have to make mental calculations when I buy something or dine at restaurants with my parents every weekend. I could end up putting some groceries back to the shelves to keep the total under RM50.00

    Sometimes my dishes would be reduced and I could be drinking iced water instead to keep the dinner's total under RM100.00

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    1. TM, wah salute you! You really are a big fan of SK, you clicked every digits and checked the dollars and RM thingy!
      Me feel shame shame, cause I only did a simple calculation on SK's calculator, hehehe~ Confirm it's working fine la!

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    2. wah, i am very touched both of you actually clicked to play with the calculator!! i actually don't expect anyone to click, everyone may just not to be bother about the calculator though :p

      oh yeah, very true with what TM said.. the rough calculation is to allow us to have a rough idea how much the total is, and also kind of control within our budget.. things are surely becoming more expensive now and before we realize the number of items we took, the total price actually could exceed what we initially expected for.. it's that scary with many overpriced things nowadays..

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    3. Aiyoh, Ah Boy.

      You put it there already. Put your mind and time for it.

      Of course your readers will try it la...

      Otherwise, not sporting la. hehehe

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    4. it's just for my "scripteasing" fun only lah.. furthermore i also will not know who has clicked and who has not, my scripts is not so advanced that it can track traffic and clicks~~ :D

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  12. Love the calculator you're created here. Very nice and can play one lor. Even can change the background color too.

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    1. oh, another one who played with the calculator!! so touched lah, thank you for the support~~ :)

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  13. wahhh... sk, you very terror!! Can even put a "live" calculator here in the post too... very canggih! Yes, I am also very auntie... roughly count how much or ask my kids to guess how much... hahaha..

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    1. I agree! SK is so IT savvy la! Always surprise us with lots of canggih canggih stuff on his posts, hehe~

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    2. hehehe, feel bored with the plain posts everyday, so did something different today lah.. my "scripteasing" fun that is :p

      yeah, i think it's quite useful to roughly count lah, so that we have an idea how much we are going to pay (or how much exceeded our budget, haha)..

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    3. I wonder if SK is so IT Savvy with so many innovative games posted in his blog, could he invent those who calculate our career, lifespan or fortune tellings? I am sure you will attract thousands of people to log in and key in their data to predict their fate! Do it.

      You can even do Karma Calculators which could determine which hell or heaven's realms one might go to upon death. Just key in how many mozzies or cockroaches you have killed per year besides how many good merits, help and charity done per lifetime. Maybe you can engage a monk to help you to design this. Good idea?

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  14. Good evening SK!
    Wah you are so rajin this week! Surprise to see you update your blog again today, hmm, going back to the 'a post a day' method? ;))

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    1. I like this cute calculator you created! Simple and very easy to use (err of course calculator is easy to use, haha xD)!
      I actually tried using it la! Not that I am checking whether it calculate correctly or not, but just to 'support' you la, though you might not know if I really used it xD

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    2. Yep! I do that, most of the times. Sort of calculate the amount roughly in my heart, especially if I realize I do not have much cash in my purse, so that I can always ready and take out my card to swipe.
      Actually this 'rough calculation in heart' is quite good for us, can train our maths at the same times to prevent from being 迟钝, ;)
      Last time I even sum up the things I bought, then check with the tauke to see if I have calculate correctly ;)

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    3. eih, i usually have 4 posts per week lah, not surprise if i have a post today right?? i only "off day" on weekends and public holidays.. aiyoh, so 感動 lah, you play with my calculator!! haha, at least it doesn't just sit there being ignored~~ :p

      yeah, calculate roughly the total so that we can be sure we have enough cash in hand, and not to exceed what we budgeted for .. hahaha, you verify your "answer" with the cashier's register?? that's cute.. i have never thought about that.. a few items still okaylah, but if buying a lot of things and then got whatever GST, then difficult to calculate exactly precisely to the sen woh~~

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  15. 对数目没什么概念所以常常会被自己买的东西的价钱吓倒 >.<

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    1. 所以要養成這個好習慣, 知道大概多少錢, 其實可以幫你節省多一點.. 開始要重拾心算這玩意兒了哦~~ :)

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  16. I was just wondering how you post a real calculator here lo??? o.O!!!

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    1. Remember in the States, have to pay 15%tips for the server, I was so lazy to calculate the 15% all the time, so what I did is wait for my friends to calculate, then follow it…(yes, outside of school, I barely use my mind to do any calculation)

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    2. But if by myself I would calculate mentally, …only use calculator when needs to see the currency changes!!! =]

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    3. Have a great weekend ahead!!! =]

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    4. hehehe, i am always very good with HTML/Javascripts in m posts mah.. oh, yeah, 15% is quite difficult sometimes, unlike 10% which is easier.. now our 6% is even more weird to calculate i guess, and especially they always priced the items at XX.90 and not rounded up to the nearest ringgit.. :p

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    5. If 15%, what I'd do is, calculat what's 10%. Then divide by two for the 5% campur 10% + 5% = dpat anser. Correct or not, nasib la! Hahaha

      If got sale of 70%, I just times price with 30% to get the price. Senang mau kira. :P

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    6. discounts i surely have no problem lah.. if 70% discount i always times 0.3 to the original price and get the discounted price, easy only.. of course roughly lah, nowadays all the prices are not rounded up either RM1 or RM0.10 or even RM0.01 to the nearest ringgit, so i always round up first before doing the multiplication..

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  17. i would probably count inside my heart~

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    1. i think in UK is easier, since the number is usually smaller because of the bigger currency value.. :)

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    1. wakakakaka.. #SKISTHEBEST~~ :D

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  19. I memorized which mart selling milo or vege or the cheapest.. :D

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    1. but if that mart is always the cheapest, i really don't mind remembering.. but still to be on the safe side, i always compare the price.. i rather remember the one that sells at the most expensive price so i will ban it~~ :D

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  20. I believe most of us have such habit-to count before we go to the counter. :D

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    1. yeah, most will roughly count.. but i do hope i can be one who doesn't need to count and have enough to pay~~ :D

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  21. Usually we will count it in the heart. It will look silly if we yank out a calculator or smartphone to count. :p

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    1. errr, not really lah, i don't feel shy to take out my phone to calculate the amount.. especially if i need to compare by the unit price..

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  22. Sometimes I do experience price discrepancies in certain shopping malls. :/

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    1. oh, i would say it's not uncommon.. just go to the customer service counter and get a refund.. they are always efficient and friendly..

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  23. Today I have sometime to come here for some comments.

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    1. same like most of you guys here. Count roughly in mind so I can get ready the amount to be paid when I was at the counter/cashier. I don't like to waste time taking money out from my wallet after the cashier announced how much I should pay. Furthermore, I also knew that behind me definitely got people queueing up. I will feel phai seh if I take too much time at the counter there.

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    2. When we count in advance and count ahead of something doesn't means we are calculative. But we act as we are prepared for something and we actually act fast. Always make the first initiative move not for ourself but we also concerned about other people feelings and needs.

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    3. When comes to promotions/offer/sale. Don't we love that all the time, so we can grab more and save more when we buy in bulk. But if you think properly, we actually spend more and waste more too. Erm, calculate can't count that, but it is common sense. Yes it save more if you buy in bulk, but do think of the stock you keep inside your house? Can you really use up all at once? Expiry date is near, not enough space to keep stock, some goods and items can be impair of quality when keep too long and so on. Once you found these, will you still want to use or throw them away and buy back another new batch?

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    4. I do calculate and find where I can get better goods and price. But I will not easily attracted by the hypermarket offer and sales promotion. For Taiping, every where is not that far. If I stay at KL and other place, tak kan I want to buy 1 pack of milk powder and need to travel to Mid Valley to buy it. Unless, we can plan and arrange our time well or we have other things to buy from there also. I think you know what I meant here...

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    5. yeah, i always roughly calculate and then prepare the money ahead.. i hate those who just stand there blankly, and when the cashier showed the total amount, they still wanna ask how much is the total, and then only slowly pull out the money, piece by piece, from their wallet or purse and then lay them on the cashier table for the cashier to pick up (so rude).. i especially gets pissed off with such people..

      yeah, every sen is money and i think we being the consumers have the right to purchase things at the lowest price right?? that is why we need to compare and then do simple calculation for the sake of saving the most we could..

      and you are right, it's all about budget and also how you need things, not just blindly buy because they are cheaper (yes, cheaper and not cheap).. and travelling all the way to a certain place to get something, also need to consider whether it's worth the time and also the transport.. :)

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    6. oh! I hate those people too!

      Then slowly slowly takes cash out from wallet. One piece by one piece.

      Then one coin by one coin.

      Grrrrrrrrrr...

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    7. Last Friday, I witness a funny thing. One customer put a RM100 note on the conveyer belt to pay for his stuff.

      The guy behind him picked the note up, pass it to his hand and told him not to leave it there. Hehehe

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    8. yeah lah, especially those Mak Datin with large purse slowly pulling out the notes and coins one by one.. not hand over to the cashier but campak aje at the table, i find this such a disrespect to the cashier really..

      hahaha!! kudos to that guy who picked up the note!! hahaha, i bet he also finds that rude and not respecting the cashier like i do?? :p

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    9. Yeah very funny, that guys is so good and honest or else pick the RM100 note and straight put inside his pocket.

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    10. Lina, if there's people in slow motion taking out their money, we can forgive that if they are the warga emas right?

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    11. Ya very rude lar if to campak the duit to people. I prefer to hand on to them. More polite right. Must use right hand you know. Like we shake hands must use right hand too. I used left hand some time(if my right hand is occupied by something or dirty) - then I followed by apologize by using left hand.

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    12. Right now many hypermarket we have the price scanner thing right? in order for us to calculate ahead, it is good to use it. But hor some people didn't use but when over to the counter and asked the cashier to scan to see how much was it. Tsk Tsk Tsk....

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    13. There are people asked the cashier to scan until it reach certain amount, do you know people like us standing and waiting from behind queueing up and watch them. It is waste of time lor... If in this case I suggest he or she used and bring a calculator along or else use your calculator link to solve their problems.

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    14. I have the patience to wait for customers in front who slowly pulled out their notes one by one to pay or rather swiped their credit cards and that took some minutes to clear.

      The ones I could not stand was those customers who filled their trolley full to the brim and when the cashier started to scan until the bill went over RM300 or more, the customers realised they didn't have enough CASH!!!! WTF! They start taking out many scanned items from the conveyor belt to put aside and the poor cashier had to call the supervisor to allow her to adjust the billed items. Such things are getting common these days with so many retarded shoppers who didn't do simple maths while pushing their trolleys on buying spree. That was so irritating and I often shook my head in greatest displeasure to show them.

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  24. oh no....i dun count coz i'm quite bad in maths! haha...i won't want to crack my head while shopping.

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    1. but i will take note how much the cashier punch the price into the machine. I will check the receipt too... to make sure i won't be over charged or wrongly charged.

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    2. hahaha, that means you always have lots of money to pay for your items and never need to worry!! and it's true, always a good habit to check your receipt, do not take for granted that the supermarket's system is error free, afterall those are our hard earned money right?? :)

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    3. I only developed this habit to check my receipts a few years ago after getting overcharged and I overlooked my part for not being observant. Painful lessons indeed.

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  25. 其實我覺得買嚟計數好正常啊,無論心算抑或用計數機都要計得一清二楚。

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  26. I also test playing with your calculator, no bug, user friendly and lovely, because can change color.

    SK, I count when I buy clothes, but I don't count at all when I buy at grocery or market. Because too many things I need to buy, I will not really care how much I need to pay already.
    But, JJ is detailed like you, he will do all the calculation. Hahahah! Opposite attract.

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    1. Aiyo this Yannie behave like Tai Tai pula, goes grocery shopping and no need to count. Well if JJ pays then no need to calculate lah since JJ is ATM machine. I am a bread winner and has to count dollars & cents to survive.

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    2. I always find it good governance to always be careful and look at my spending, even if I'm spending company money, my money, my husband money or whoever money it is.

      Money is hard-earned. Cannot take it and use it for granted lah. Like that, I'm not teaching my child about the value of money.

      Just my two sen.

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    3. Ooooo comment today at old posts kena approved ah> hihhihih

      Like mine also lah eh, SK?

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