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AK's birthday wish is for everyone to be wealthier.

Friday, December 26, 2014

UPDATED (10 JAN 17):
People say this Oyster Omelet best.

Quite yummy. $5.00 only. We are so lucky to have good food at reasonably affordable prices in Singapore.
I always say that packing food to work daily would save us plenty of money. 

My mom prepared a bento for me today.
Steamed rice, stewed fish and ginger.

If we want to eat out, we can also visit the many hawker centres in Singapore which I think have good and inexpensive food.

When my family asked where would I like to go to have dinner to celebrate my 43rd birthday, I suggested Whampoa Market! Surprised?
Actually, there are many millionaires in our HDB estates and they lead simple lives

We might not know much about them because they are not very talkative (like I am) but they are more common than we think they are.

I like fried Ngo Hiang et. al. very much.
Realised I don't have a photo showing only the food.
This is the best shot after some cropping.
The Hokkien Mee was already half eaten. -.-"
Decided not to have a birthday cake.
Just stacked 3 waffles on top of one another.
Then, just eat with ice cream! I like!

(Apologies for the photo quality. The photos are in my mobile phone. I used a digital camera to take the images from the screen of my phone and cropped them. I am such an IT dinosaur, I know.)

Good company. Good food. Good price.

We don't have to go to "atas" restaurants to be happy.

People who have above average income would often tell me that it is difficult to build wealth in Singapore but if they were to examine their lifestyles, they might be surprised at how much money they could actually save if they were to make thriftier consumption choices.

I know it is possible to build wealth more rapidly in Singapore and some readers who have decided to make changes to their consumption choices with an eye on wealth building have written to me to say that they have made good progress. 

Get the whole family in on the project (which some readers have done) and our success rate would be even higher.

Remember, it is always the toughest in the beginning but if we are determined and disciplined, my birthday wish for everyone to become wealthier will come true.

Related posts:
1. AK's free birthday cake (2010).
2. Good food at good prices (2011).
3. The Millionaire Next Door.
4. Financial freedom is a family affair.
5. If we are not rich, don't act rich.
6. Be $48,000 to $60,000 richer in 10 years.


pf said...

Happy belated birthday!
Merry Christmas and happy new year! ;)

yeh said...

hahaha, my top 3 favorite foods are:
1st bao
2nd wonton noodle
3rd curry puff.

i share this to my sister and my friends, they feel weird how come i like such 'cheap' foods. hahaha, i also do not know why,just simply love:)

yeh said...

oh ya, forgot to say happy birthday ak!

iwimsasl said...

Happy 43rd Birthday To AK71!

May his wish come true.

BernardBear said...

Happy Birthday AK!

Victor said...

Hi AK,

Happy birthday, Merry X'mas and Happy New Year!


jfree said...

Happy Belated Birthday AK!

I totally agree on your philosophy of being thrifty and enjoy a good treat at the same time! Although people may say "birthday is one year one time only la, give yourself a good treat!" but than it's really up to yourself how you want to celebrate your birthday in the first place :D

I think if everyone are as sensitive and easily contended like you they would have saved so much rather than complaining about the high expenses living in Singapore! I wanna learn from you, that is something i have to learn to get richer.



SS said...

Happy Birthday, AK!

Hope your birthday wish will come true and everybody will lead a less stressful life when it comes to money.

jfree said...

please allow me to link your post on my wall. thanks!

AK71 said...

Hi all,

Thanks for all the birthday wishes and kind words. Much appreciated. :)

Hi jfree,

Please feel free to share with your friends and family. ;)

Rebel said...

This is just so perfect! Food from the time we were kids and a yummy waffle stack .

I would like a sugar donut stack.

AK71 said...

Hi Rebel,

But... but... but... donuts are fried. So unhealthy! :(

Hmmm... OK, I might just steal your idea for next year! LOL! ;p

Unknown said...

happy birthday AK71 :)

Anonymous said...

Hello AK,

Have a blessed birthday and a greater 2015 ahead! Wishing you a wealthier, healthier and happier 2015!

SGRetailTrader said...


Indeed, more often than not, millionaires are "made" by their savings rates, and not their salaries! This is the conclusion of the book "The Millionaire Next Door".

AK71 said...

Hi RetailTrader,

Indeed so. If we don't know how to save money, I think any talk of becoming an investor is just a waste of time. Well, unless we are born with a spoon made of some precious metal in our mouth, that is. ;p

So, "The Millionaire Next Door" is a must read for many people. In fact, I would say that the majority of the population should read it. :)

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