Not only me.. I bet many of us have our hands full this week for the preparation of this CNY celebration...
During lunch time, we went to First Garden, whatever she bought, i bought.... the buying never seems to end... and when I got home, I realized that I bought so much unnecessary stuff.... stuff that includes VCDs, spending some money on some old chinese series to keep me company during the festive season.....crazy!
Ended up storing 20 packets of groundnuts....60 cans of soft drinks...packets and tins of assorted biscuits, mandarin oranges, wet foodstuff to store up in the fridge.... till the fridge said "Sorry, No Entry"....
Spending and spending money like water tap turned on... Gosh, are they really necessary?
Ok, what else do i need to buy tomorrow??
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My Never Ending Spending..
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Are you celebrating Chinese New Year? I guess spending for a festival is okay. I spend a lot too during festive season. Heheh
hahhahaha.. same here Claire... money goes like water now...LOL...ReplyDelete
Pity money coming in is not like tap water eh.ReplyDelete
Or better like water in pind - just sitting there and not run put. LOL
Have a great CNY celebration. :)
Haha..me too! What else tomorrow. No more I guess...we go makan makan :))) and stop buying. Let's sit and relax and enjoy food :pReplyDelete
willie: i guess we all do.. spending like crazy this festive season...ReplyDelete
cath: money going like water.. coming to us in trickles..
lina: hahaha..same to u too!!
elin: sure or not.. i heard morning morning go buy again *wink* no la..i wont be following u.. i wanna eat instead.. u go buy la..
eh...last minute shopping??ReplyDelete
If only money grow on trees! I hav no further comment coz until now.. i havent done my CNY shopping..ReplyDelete
chrisau: last minute or not, money sudah spent.. can borrow from u or not, boss?ReplyDelete
merryn: smart! dont go shopping..
Claire... I am like my sister up there. I have yet to go shopping for CNY. Bah hambug! i dun even plan to go shopping. Buat sakit hati je, summore it's a complete waste of money, to buy things unnecessarily.ReplyDelete
Who cares la... I wear baju lama oso nobody will notice lah. Wud for waste money for some goddamn day just to please those people from dinosaur's age? Besides...it's not that anyone would notice me in the prison oso. Hypocrites 38 la, all those ppl... grrr! If it's up to me, I'd wear all black... grrr, just so that i can make ppl geram! berkabung ma...cuz i not happy ma!
And... word of the wise, Claire... never ever go shopping when you're hungry. You're probably hungry when you went shopping, hence, that explains why you bought so much!
it's part of the tradition I guess. Happy CNY!ReplyDelete
cleff: thank u for the words of wisdom.. never to go shopping when hungry.. yeah.. good suggestion!ReplyDelete
chubs: yes, traditionally made.. but i think nowadays ppl are more wise in spending.. but i m not.. hahhaa..
Same here Claire...I have been splurging like mad. Almost pokai now. :pReplyDelete
Ha, ha! Claire, herd instinct. I normally have a shopping list and that's it.ReplyDelete
lol is okay Claire~ Chinese new year ma... sure buy a lot of stuff... anyway wish you GONG XI FA CAI first =)ReplyDelete
Hahaha, same here. Crazy rite.ReplyDelete
I know what you have yet to buy....Foot and hand cream to massage your hands and feet as they sure to be tired from all the shoppingReplyDelete
tekkaus: u too? surprising.. what did u spend on?ReplyDelete
cheah: so u r very organized.. pooi fook, pooi fook.. myself no list, i buy impromptu.. that is the problem..
aeiween: hey, i saw your stuff.. really a spending spree for u too, right? hahaha...
sjb: join in the club!
smallkucing: hahaha..good idea.. no, on 2nd tots, better go for a good massage, right? let ppl pamper us!
hahahaha nvm lar. cny once a year. :PReplyDelete
Once a year, we spend like crazy...it is acceptable :p I just dont like the feeling of massive traffic jam, long queues in supermarket and pack like sardines in the shops. Sigh! But again, once a year.ReplyDelete
Hi Reana, always knew money grows on trees in Ipoh, ha ha.ReplyDelete
What you going to do with all that peanuts?
I remember those from Menglembu were really great, love them.
Fortunately we can get them here too....as well Ipoh black, white coffee from Old town.
Ipoh has followed us here ha ha....as well now have Tiger beer on sale too.
Save some money for the red packets, ha ha.
Best regards, lee.
Me here too Claire. Money out jz like tap water. Also my fridge full jugak now! hahaha...ReplyDelete
Are ALL women like that? My missus also - shop, shop, shop... Hundreds of shoes already, still buying. I told her - going to retire soon, pension not that much, not enough to survive on - MUST save. Never listens pun! She thinks this old man is going to live forever...and can go on giving her extra spending money!!!ReplyDelete
medie007: once a year but planning one month ahead... :)ReplyDelete
rose: u r right! the massive jams and the pricey food is another.. the hawkers also take full advantage of this festive time to make more money...
u.Lee: no wonder.. so u have made enough last time in ipoh? hahaa.. money grew on trees last time i guess..now all u see are dead leaves.. hahaha.. so ipoh famous stuff has gone to canada? guess they left me out, overlooked me.. :p
amy: maybe after cny, the food stuff are still in the fridge.. :p
stp: maybe i should tell your wife to read yr comment.. then maybe she will take some hints.. anyway, she wants to look good for your sake also ma.. tat means u r taking good care of her, giving her lots of money to spend.. all for the sake of love for yourwife! hahaha...
I bet your provision will last you till the end of the year, or may be will be still there,when i make a trip to see you down in Ipoh,kekekekekekeke.ReplyDelete
sister, san tai kin hon
Ha ha ha, one a year, shop lah! That is the spirit of Chinese New Year! LOL!ReplyDelete
Wishing you and your family Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year!
eugene: meaning to say.. that when u come to ipoh, i got to cook for u lar?? hahaha.. dont wan la.. cannot be asking u to eat old stock, right? thank u for the sun tai keen hon..ReplyDelete
pete: looking forward to seeing yr recipes for cny!
Happy Happy CNY!!!ReplyDelete
Sounds very festive already :o)ReplyDelete
I'll come visit you during CNY, boleh? Hahaha! I'm crazy about bak kwa, did you buy some?
I heard people rushing for Mandarin too, but we have it here during summer time and it's quite cheap only about $1-$2 a kilo. There's a type call "Honey Marcot" - super & guarantee sweet.
Perhaps next time, till then, Happy CNY!
survivor mum: gong xi gong xi..ReplyDelete
aishiang: serious? ok, i try to cater some best chinese food if u come to ipoh.. i got a great cook in hand... bak kwa, i didnt buy this year.. furiously expensive, i will eat that after cny.. hahha.. cutting down on expenses la..
Wat 20 packets of groundnuts? I think in my life i never buy so many packets..u sure u can walap all? hehhehe..Make sure drink all de soft drinks up n i m sure u would not get heaty by the nuts.ReplyDelete
@Cikgu... no lah, not all women like ur missus. I know I'm not. I can't bear shopping centres... so malas! I hate the crowd, those damn music, the queue when paying for things, and everything oso is placed far for one another, and by the end of the day, hurt my feet walking too much only. I get cranky easily when go shopping, so I really prefer not to shop. See money go out oso sakit hati oso! OMG... I'm a certified Scrooge!ReplyDelete
But of course theer's an exception for me. I like to shop at those book cheap warehouse book fair!
Tomorrow morning my wifey wants to go shopping again, then go back hometown last minute shopping again...I pengsan! ha ha ha!ReplyDelete
Wishing you and your family a Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year!
*sigh* I not yet shop for a single thing! So no mood!ReplyDelete
Wah Claire, stock up so much food and drink! My kids will love going to your house. Hahaha!ReplyDelete
I spent my $$ on food and CNY goodies for parents and relatives. Those homemade cookies, not cheap ler. But this year I buy minimum for self, don't want majority go to the kids stomach. Hahaha!
Wish you and ur family Happy Chinese New Year!
yeah...agree wtih u lah....cny is all about spending money....the only money in is if u have kids...then can collect ang pow back...ReplyDelete
mommyling: yes, 20 packets..haha.. u know chinese la.. go visiting, must take some along, then when they come, also must give back.. :)the rest will be for my malay colleagues :)ReplyDelete
cleff: books? count me in! see, anything also i m interested one.. when it comes to spending money, i can enter competition for title Big Spender!
cheeyee: i also hv cut down a lot, minisizing the purchases.. by cutting down invitations as well :)
cleff: u r going back to TI, so no need to buy anything and stock up, right? hahaha.. sorry to bring up that sensitive issue again :p
pete: u better get ready your credit cards.. or r u going to hide them now?? hahaha...
via: correct! parents give out, kids sapu balik.. but the ang pows belong to them..not the parents!
one year only once time.ReplyDelete
Good to spend to boost up the economic of Malaysia.
Haha this sounds so familiar! CNY or no CNY, the spending never ends....ReplyDelete
Oh I almost forgot, Happy CNY to you and family (not sure if you'll be celebrating but you bought so much CNY goodies, I assume you are) :-)ReplyDelete
hehe.. ya i think i spend too much until i broken already hopefully this CNY i can get more ang pow yeah yeah yeah! :pReplyDelete
Shop till you drop??? Money has to be circulated, heard from people who attended millionaire mindset seminar told me, if you don't spend it, it is still not yours, how true? hahaReplyDelete
chvoon: then u should come bavk more often la..ReplyDelete
chloe:yes...it is a time for eating...
aeiween: so u r still eligible to collect ang pow la.. hahaha...
cheah: i dont know about millionaire.. i have million hair only as far as i know and i try to spend within our limits.. i really try...
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Have An Awesome Weekend!
Sure nid to stock up... stock up my bag and stash it with food, that is! *snarl* It's not that I'm allowed for unhealthy food with meat when I go back there anyway *GROWL*. All oso have to curi curi eat. Might as well send me to a temple and make me a nun!ReplyDelete
I swear to God that I will feed myself with comfort food once I come back to KL!!!! See if I don't! Grrrr!!!!
I too, seem to shop alot more when our holidays come around. Who can resist all the store ads and displays?ReplyDelete
I call this a season of abundance. everything in abundance and excess, until the frige screams OMG !!! Not again !ReplyDelete