How We Had Our Malaysian Chinese Wedding For Under RM10,000

Marriage is meant to be a lifelong commitment – you are, after all, vowing to your significant other “to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.” But before you get to that stage, you have that ceremony to go through to make it ‘official’ – the wedding. Now, I know not … Continue reading How We Had Our Malaysian Chinese Wedding For Under RM10,000

Can I Survive For A Month On RM1,000?

So due to unavoidable circumstances (pay cut + I enrolled in a course; a decision I agonised over for long time before finally taking the plunge lol), I officially have RM1,000  left to spend in the month of October.  For the benefit of my foreign readers (if I have any), that’s about USD250. This is after deducting the usual necessities I spend on each month: RM1,000 … Continue reading Can I Survive For A Month On RM1,000?

Staying In A Capsule Hotel – Riccarton Jonkerview, Melaka

Capsule hotels were first mooted in Japan, during the economic boom of the 1980s. The concept came about as a solution for salarymen who needed a place to crash for the night after work and socialising into the wee hours of the morning. ‘Pods’ in these hotels often comprised of a basic, single bed, and perhaps a TV. While they’re still used for this purpose today, … Continue reading Staying In A Capsule Hotel – Riccarton Jonkerview, Melaka

Review: Pasqarto Food Delivery in Petaling Jaya

Food choices are quite limited around my office area, so I was curious to try this food delivery service called Pasqarto when I saw their brochure lying on the pantry counter one morning. Orders have to be made before 12pm, so I tried ringing them on the number. Five times. Nobody picked up. I was going to give up but then thought what the heck, so … Continue reading Review: Pasqarto Food Delivery in Petaling Jaya

Lunch Hack

This cost me only RM2. A regular bowl costs RM5.  I wasn’t feel very hungry over lunch but I wanted to eat something. Colleague had a large wantan mee (egg noodles with barbecued pork and dumplings), so I bought five dumplings for just RM2, then took some of her noodles. Voila! I have a feeling there will be more of these cheapo meals if our … Continue reading Lunch Hack

Surviving on RM2,500 a Month?

IF you were like my dad, you were probably one of those people queueing up at petrol stations last week when the government suddenly announced a 20sen increase in RON95 fuel effective Wednesday midnight, to get in a last minute full tank before the prices increased. Apparently this was ‘in line with the government’s plans for subsidy rationalisation’… whatever that means. Hey, I’m a layman. … Continue reading Surviving on RM2,500 a Month?