Thursday, July 24, 2008

Have you been eating out less often?

Don't lie, tell me the truth.

Despite prices of fuel spiralling the prices of every other commodity up; have you been eating out like you used to? Or have you been sane enough to realise, that your wallet can't take you to the places that you always visit?

Or is it me; despite heading towards the path of accountancy, i can't even get my debits and credits to balance?

Oh, Gloomy weather, can you brighten up with a nice fat bonus and increment?

I am finding myself, starring at an empty wallet and yet, planning for nice dinners every weekend and yet on that very day, i am looking for cheaper alternatives.

How about you fellows?

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On another note, any Australians out there who read my blog and know abit about their personal tax system? Need help in my Tax assignment!

35 comments:

Chong said...

Once a while (typically once or twice in a month), I'll pamper myself with good food. But not every weekend.. :P

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Oh I feel you, bro! I'm going out every night this week and the wallet burns, baby, it burns!! Lol...

Shell (貝殼) said...

i spend more then 1/3 of my salary 4 foods=.='

550ml jar of faith said...

Odd but in the past couple of months, I found myself going out to eat more than ever... almost an indignant, foolish attempt to prove that the price rises ain't got nothing on me, like somehow my wallet's invincible. It's not, as I duly found out. So now, I'm cheap as chips... :-(

leo said...

hmmm i guess i'm kinda in the same boat as you lah...

the wallet runs dry due to excessive consumption of food hahaha!

but hey, money if not spent, depreciates no?

CUMI & CIKI said...

burn baby burn... disco inferno! i find that now, you need to ASK how much is that panggang fish (roadside) or they could charge u MORE.. taking advantage these days, the hawkers (can't blame em). But fine-dining is more legitimate... expensive as always la.. no change. what to do...

Christine said...

Yes right, everything is on the rise but not salary.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

christine: yeah lor..salary lags behind..

c&c: well fine dining also gets worse..smaller portions..as if it isn't small enough

leo: haha eat d, then shit..also no use rite?

550ml: haha yeah i realise its been leaking..very badly too..

shell: wah! thats damn alot man..

kenny: its home cooking everynite baby!..bring on mommy's soup!

chong: i use to do it every wkend..now very pain lar..

J2Kfm said...

did not affect me much, until my waist circumference sounded the alarm. whooops ... and the unfavourable comments from the others somehow made me think twice before going for lavish meals ...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

when debits don't match credits, create suspense accounts? :-D

mimid3vils said...

Life is unpredictable, just eat whatever u want, haha!!

tigerfish said...

Been eating out so much cos I don't have a kitchen now! :(
Longing for home-cooked food again....

Nic (KHKL) said...

i feel that something's not right in the equation lor. something/somehow/somewhere should come up with a compensation program to at least cover the rate of inflation lor.

yeah, i know. it's quite impossible. sianzzzz....

Seaqueen said...

Well have gone out to eat lavishly like once a month compared to before, when I feel like it.

Still trying to cook at home and not able to. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

seaqueen: haha no home cooking on wkends..no no..

nic: apparently our HR dept thinks it is not a prob..

tigerfish: wat a brilliant excuse!

mimi: how to pay??

ll: and maybe create a provision for bad debt account too!

j2fkm: eh lavish dinners not meant to fill up ur stomaches with the small servings..u must have eaten way too much!

daphne said...

hey joe, I know abit abt the Australian tax system but my fiance knows more..not sure how can we help?=)

and here in aus, it's sooo ex to eat out that we cook nearly everyday-i bet u know how it feels given your stint in aus as well. =)

ling239 said...

erm... lunch still need to eat out lar, tak kan want to travel home and eat and back to work >.<"

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: hahah true la..have to eat cheap lor..

daphne: really really???? maybe i can facebook u some questions..

Henry Yeo said...

ling239: adopt Oprah's debt diet, tah pau from home!!!

nipples: be patient, your time to splurge will come. still able to afford my regulars haunts at the moment. still awaiting the inevitable inflation.

zewt said...

i am definitely eating out less, but not becos of my wallet, but becos of my health... :)

so... moving to aust already?

Thomas Chan y w said...

hey Joe,

I'm currently studying taxation law as one of my subjects at Melbourne. What do you wana know about personal tax system?

backstreetgluttons said...

if u r like us , u will have no problems.eat more in the backlanes with more bread and water
( dun forgit the guitat too)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bsg: yes lets head to the streets b4 that gets too expensive!

thomas: left you a comment on your blog..

zewt: no la..waitin for my 3 yrs work exp..almost up!

henry: haha cant wait..

fatboybakes said...

ya, nipples, you only eat in exp exp places .... i am amazed. since i have a brood of 4 to feed, i rarely have the chance to eat out.

Seaqueen said...

Why no cooking on weekends?? Feeling too lazy?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: i wouldnt eat out if you serve the kind of meals u serve us EVERYDAY!

seaqueen: no la..mother hangs up her wok on wkends..

Henry Yeo said...

you go twist his arm for that.
I am already getting a lot of freebies/goodies without twisting his arm at all.

trust me, once you start regularly patronizing a restaurant, you won't believe what secrets you get to enjoy without even opening your mouth.

Christine Tham said...

Live to Eat - what's the saying goes. No matter how expensive food is we still need to eat, right?

Big Boys Oven said...

ya lor . . . so expensive to eat out even at hawker stalls as a bowl of noodle can work out to be RM4.50 to RM6.00 . . . this is crazy . . . !

Thomas Chan y w said...

aikz. i can only help u in frindge benefits, but i wont be having it in my lectures until the next month.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: hahaha u shud knw..

christine: true..but have to limit the quantity la..

bbo: sigh..wat to do?

thomas: haha no point..that time i can teach you instead..dun sweat abt it..many thanks!

New Kid on the Blog said...

hardly eat out nowadays.... $$ is a concern lor.

ladyironchef said...

hahahah! yeah its quite heavy on the pocket when you always eat out, but cant be help i guess. We all love food, what to do?

Recently i found myself eating more hawker food when the budget for restaurants are not there. lol!

but so long is nice food its all right!

Criz Lai said...

Well... not much of difference in eating out for me. After returning from my KL food hunt, the few sens increased in the local food was not that bad compared if I were to stay in KL. So glad I'm staying in Penang with good food and cheap pricing :)

http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: yeah lorrr

ladyironchef: true..im picking hawker places too!

criz: lucky lucky..