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

The Sales and Marketing Trap – How Companies Get You To Buy More Than You Actually Need

Ah, capitalism.  No matter how vigilant we try to be against the tricks of the trade, I’m pretty sure we’ve all fallen victim to seemingly ‘innocent’ marketing traps at one time or other. It’s the .99$ promos, the membership discounts, the buy-1-free-1 deals. We think we’re getting a bargain; that we’ve outsmarted the game. In reality, we’re all just suckers in a system designed to … Continue reading The Sales and Marketing Trap – How Companies Get You To Buy More Than You Actually Need

How To Be A Cheapskate: Christmas Edition

When I was younger, I used to scoff at people who’d go out of their way to get free samples. “There’s shower gel at home, why on earth would anyone want to take that tiny little bottle that will probably only last for one use?” was basically my attitude to people who took amenities from the hotel after a stay. Spoken like a true spoilt … Continue reading How To Be A Cheapskate: Christmas Edition

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?

Get Cashback from your Online Shopping with ShopBack

I don’t want a discount…. said nobody ever. Especially Malaysians. We’re natural bargain hunters. The festive season is an exciting time for shoppers – so much to buy, so little time! As times change, an increasing number of people are ditching malls and turning to online shopping sites like Groupon, Lazada and Zalora. Everything under one virtual roof, and you never have to step out … Continue reading Get Cashback from your Online Shopping with ShopBack

No Money No Honey – Starting Married Life in Debt

Til Debt Do Us Part ? – article from Malay Mail. Okay, so it’s not a new story: it was written in 2013, but I saw it reposted on a friend’s account and it got me thinking. If you read the article, it talks about how about how some young couples spend thousands of ringgit, just to have what they think is the ‘perfect wedding’. I … Continue reading No Money No Honey – Starting Married Life in Debt

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?