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How much will my tea break and lunch cost tomorrow?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This is an impromptu blog post in response to a comment by a reader, Serendib, in an earlier blog post: here.


That is how much my tea break and lunch will cost tomorrow. Yup, a grand total of $1.00. Actually, it will be less because I will get a 5% rebate from the SMRT Pay Wave VISA and I will also get a rebate from being a NTUC CO-OP shareholder. If you can see me now, I am smiling.

Tea to be provided by the office pantry, of course.


I am quite looking forward to having this tomorrow. In fact, I am tempted to eat one now but I shall resist! Yum, yum.

19 comments:

Garfield75 said...

I am on an austerity drive...cos I overspent the last 2 months...blow my last 2 months salary on shopping, other pp's wedding , birthday celebration and travel.

AK, U r making me feel I need to drink sky juice and eat air...

Garfield75 said...

Oh another culprit is online shopping, can shop even if you don't step out of the house.haha...temptation is everywhere!

AK71 said...

Hi Garfield,

Online shopping? I think you might be related to Endrene. ;p

If your austerity drive works out nicely, you could consider extending it for ... er ... ever. ;p

JCK said...

THAT does not look very healthy!
Bad Carbs, greasy, lack of fibre, no protein..... :)

AK71 said...

Hi JCK,

I had oatmeal with soya bean milk and a small bowl of soya bean curd for breakfast. Enough protein, I think. ;)

Grease? Where, where?

I will have an orange for dinner to get some fibre. LOL!

Matt said...

Ak,

How about having a salad for lunch once in a while ? It will be more expensive than your bread but it will do wonders for your health.

AK71 said...

Hi Matt,

That is a good idea! I do like the occasional salad but it is usually consumed during dinner. :)

Garfield75 said...

AK,

Endrene are related...as in, we are women and women like shopping and good bargains.

It is a genetic issue..hahaha.but I am controlling myself with an excel spreadsheet.

AK71 said...

Hi Garfield,

Excel? Wah! High tech shopaholic! Haha... Good on you! :)

Dividend Chaser said...

Hi AK

I admired your determination on a low-cost simple lunch. Not many people can do that.

AK71 said...

Hi Dividend Chaser,

You think too highly of me. Really. :)

Food just isn't one of those things which is very high up on my list of expenses when I am eating alone.

I am willing to spend more when I am out with friends and family but when I am alone, I just keep things really simple. It comes naturally to me. No effort. :)

EY said...

Hi AK,

o.Oh, looking at what you eat, I suspect that you are under nourished. So much carbo. Unhealthy diet! *Shaking head disapprovingly...again* :P

Hey Garfield, keep yourself really busy then you don't have to go on an austerity drive. But I don't mean busy shopping hor! :D

I'm actually quite a fussy shopper. I don't really buy many things when I go shopping in the malls. I'm quite efficiency driven and I have a nagging need to compare prices. Haha. Yes, so eBay shopping is the choice. I have a feedback rating of 1000+, all from sellers and accumulated over 11 years. :P

I like shopping on the stock market too! And AK, please hold your urge to tell me that I would have made myself a small fortune if I'd converted my frivolous purchases into stocks. Hmmm...I make money to buy happiness, eventhough I must admit that this happiness is shortlived. That's why I need to replenish my happiness frequently! LOL~

Endrene

AK71 said...

Hi Endrene,

I had steamed rice, vegetables, braised pork, mushroom and beancurd for dinner. Also had an orange.

I don't eat bread only lah. LOL.

I have absolutely no urge to tell you what you could have done with the money you spent shopping. We have our own poisons. Hey, I own a car and a couple of luxury watches! I am not going to act holier than thou! ;p

EY said...

Hi AK,

Haha. I think the person with that holier than thou attitude is me!

Talking about nutrition, I only had a choc-chip scone from Four Leaves and half pack of D7 dried mango for dinner. :P

But breakfast this morning is sumptious! Cannot share though, or it'll appear that I'm a glutton. LOL~

Have a great day ahead!

Cheers,
Endrene

AK71 said...

Hi Endrene,

Ooooo... D7 Mangos. Did you mean half a pack of 100g or half a pack of 200g? I always buy the 200g ones when they are on special offer. Bestest! ;p

EY said...

Hi AK,

I bought 4 packs of 200g at $5 each from Star Mart at Caltex.

Can you smell a good deal from afar now? Haha.

Endrene

AK71 said...

Hi Endrene,

$5? That is expensive. I paid $4.65 at NTUC Fairprice when it was on sale. ;)

EY said...

Hi AK,

$0.35X4=$1.40

Did you just say that I'd forgone 2 ang ku kuehs for my four packs of D7? :(

Endrene

AK71 said...

Hi Endrene,

I rather think that you could have had a piping hot curry puff from Old Chang Kee at no extra cost. ;p

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