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AK says good-bye to another old friend.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Feeling sad.

A shirt which I have had for more than 10 years, maybe 15.

After the latest wash in the machine.

This is one of my favourite shirts and I liked it so much, I bought two that time. Time to let go.

I remember wearing this shirt to meet a fellow financial blogger 3 or 4 years ago. 

I was still very new to blogging and he was very encouraging. 

His fiancée then could tell that it was a shirt from Giordano!

Maybe, I should go shopping for another shirt.

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Investopenly said...

Wah! Two words for you : 佩服! I means you didn't out-grown your T-shirt! hahaha

AK71 said...

Hi Richard,

Oh, I am sure it was tighter the last few times I wore it. Maybe, that was why it tore at the seams. -.-"

E H said...

A seamstress can fix this for a few bucks.

AK71 said...

Hi E H,

Er... Actually, my sister asked me if I would like her to mend it but I rationalised that the other seams might start giving way next. So, never mind, I told her. Didn't want to trouble her. :)

Having worn the shirt for more than 10 years, I've gotten enough mileage out of it, I guess. ;p

pf said...

Yar lor...pls do ur part for the economy. :P

AK71 said...

Hi pf,

I hear you. The paradox of thrift? LOL. ;p

Capricon said...

Wow .. 15years ? 够本了

Unknown said...

Now, your shirt can become a floor rag? That's what I do with worn our clothes. Else, I go flea market and sell them away if the condition is still good :) Once I got back over $200+ for selling away dresses that I can no longer fit ... not a lot of $ but happy for them to find new homes ...

E H said...

Are you a left hander?

AK71 said...

Hi Capricon,

Once upon a time, I would continue to wear shirts and pants even if they had small holes in them. LOL. Yes, I would. ;p

I have learnt to be a little less tight fisted with money in my old age. ;)

AK71 said...

Hi Eve,

I don't think anyone would want to buy my clothes. They are usually quite well worn. LOL. No kidding. ;p

As for using my old t-shirts as floor rags, my mom does that but she has a store of old t-shirts that will last her for years now. So, no thanks, she would say. Just sell them to the rag and bone man. :)

AK71 said...

Hi E H,

Nope. Well, not unless I have a Dr. Jekyll in me that I don't know of. Spooky! -.-"

The Sun said...

I agree with what Eve had shared. Another good example is how some households extend the shell life of the plastic bags they get as a result of their purchases at supermarkets and provision shops by using them as mini trash bags in their homes.

mrtamjiak said...

I also just got rid of my 10 year old berms. :( Its so comfortable, but it has got a big gaping hole recently at a compromising spot. :p

AK71 said...


Oh, I know what you mean. I had a similar experience with a pair of cargo pants which I really liked.

It was my "breeziest" pair of pants for a while as I refused to throw it away for another few months after the tear developed.

The tear got so big that my mom said it was obscene and I got rid of it. I am sure, till today, that my mom was exaggerating. :(

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