Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Money No Enough

With the salary increment announced by our PM, Pak Lah for Government Servants somewhere around in June 07 (if not mistaken & please correct me if Im wrong :p), follows is a series of increment in our daily expenses (groceries, poultries, electricity & etc, perhaps the fuel/petrol is in the Q list too).
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You see this, a plate of noodle (Mi Kering/Mi Kolok), it cost me RM2.30 started Nov 07. I ever part time at a food & drink restaurant whilst Im studied in secondary school (year 1992), that time a plate of noodle/bihun/kuehtiaw was only RM1.50, it was later adjusted to RM1.70, then increased to RM2.00, and now shoot up to RM2.30! RM0.30 increased in 1KG of noodle lead to RM0.30 increase in a plate of noodle, don't you think that such increment seem is out of sense & not reasonable!
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If let say u eat "Mi Kering" or similiar stuffs as your breakfast every morning, this meant you will have to spend extra RM9.00 /month just for breakfast alone, this haven't take account other stuffs like Laksa, "KuehChap", Fried Noodle/Bihun/KuehTiao, which the price is much more increased (+RM0.50). Now even the price of "ChaSiu" rice, chicken rice, BBQ rice & etc to be increased another RM0.50~RM1.00 (or may be more) from the current price, due to market price increment of the poultries like chickens, porks, ducks...
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Very soon, I guess, very soon, our PM, Pak Lah is going to announce price increment in the fuel (petrol), may be just after the coming election day??? I ever part time in Petronas Station as a Pump Attendant cum clerk asisitant during my 6 months long school break after SPM (before stepped in Lower 6). a
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That time (year 1998), 1 Liter of petrol (Super) was only RM1.09, we spent RM59.95 for a full tank of fuel for our vehicle (assume that the tank volum is 55 Litre); but now, we have to pay RM105.60 for a full tank, which differ RM45.65.
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We hope that we can change this cruel situation, but the fact is we can't! Now most of us are so helpless, can do nothing to stop a series of increment in our daily espenses, is a burden! So is time for you to monitor your wallet/purse closely, dont let it suffer of "Vit-M" deficiency or over feed your Credit Cards, think twice in spend every single cent of $, be a smart consumer; between may be you should be a smart elector in the coming election day? :p

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8 comments:

Apple said...

I just had a bowl of RM2.50 kolo mee yesterday evening.

Wak This Way said...

Prices of things at home have really changed. They have got quite expensive. But having said that, some things at home are still cheaper in comparison to things in other countries. Take for example, petrol here in Irreland is about 1.20 euros a litre but you can't got out for a meal at any time of the day for any where less than 6 euros unless it's subsidize like in government hospital etc. At least you can still eat in malaysia for 3 to 4 ringgit if not lesser.

Interesting blog anyways. Keep up the good work.

amei79 said...

apple: yesterday newspaper said that, for foods stuffs, price increment won over RM0.50.

wak this way: sometime hard to compare with western countries, as different lifestyle & economy status...anyway, such suffer only 1 to 2 mth, later we will forgot & adapted to the changed...

Renge said...

all things' price increase, but our wallet get slimmer everyday.
haiz~

amei79 said...

renge: yup, u r correct! perhaps we will get slimmer too, as have to eat less than b4... :P

Anonymous said...

Aiyo.... very touching oh.... $ is really not enough oh.... but compare to cook by urself oh (if only 1 person-like myself), u stil rather eat or da-bao outsite, truth oh.... so, watever the price increase, we stil hav to accept.... so sad.

Lee Chien said...

wow.. kolo mee... ya, price increased, and still will be in the future.. haih... salary never increase...

amei79 said...

anonymous: i understand as i work outstation, lazy to cook & even cook by own sometime more costly then "tapao"...

lee chien: Nice to be a government servant, got increment mah...lolz