Friday, May 20, 2011

How I spend 'Grow & Share' package money

I always wanted to post this but currently I am having my exam so I am 'really busy' studying. HAHA! Okay, so after much procrastination, I finally gonna blog about this. If you are a Singaporean, I bet you would have already received your  'Grow & Share' package on 1st May (or earlier) or worst YOU HAVE ALREADY FINISHED SPENDING EVERY SINGLE CENT! LOL! Well, I am not an expert in telling people how to manage their wealth but here is how I spent my money wisely...

1) Treat my parent at Dian Xiao Er to celebrate Mother's Day.

Who wont be happy when the food they gonna eat are free! Haha! 

Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herb. My favourite dish! I love the crispy skin =D

Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish Slices.

Dong Po Pork
Chinese Spinach Superior Stock

Braised Assorted Mushroom w/ Broccoli

I spent about $120 for 4 pax. It is rather expensive because it is mother's day! All restaurant has mark up their price but it is still worth it because firstly, the money is given by our government, secondly, I make my parent happy =D Lastly, I get to eat also what! So this is money spent is definitely very wise! Lol!

Verdict: A cheeky win-win situation!

2) I bought  a new bag for myself to use when I start work in June! 

I bought a striking hot pink bag from PrettyFit. 

This bag cost me around $60+. This is actually the first time I spend more than $30 on a bag! Haha! I always change my bags so I don't find it necessary to spend so much money on a bag. Well, I still think it's worth it because...the money is given by our government and I LOVE THE COLOUR OF THIS BAG!

Verdict:  Another happy win-win situation! 

3) I bought additional accessories for my camera!

Adaptor Tube + Lens Cap + Lens Hood + UV filter For 52m Panasonic DMC-LX3

This is how my overall camera look like =D Although it is a semi-pro camera but now it does look a little like DSLR. 
I bought the additional accessories from ebay and it only cost me £9.47 which is about $20+ in SGD. Cheap cheap! Even if it is not as useful as wide angle lens BUT it definitely beautify my camera. =p

Verdict: Happy like-a-boss because it is a cheap buy! 

I still left with few hundreds which I didn't spend it at all because I have decided to keep it for rainy days :) I have just shared with you how I spent my money. How about you? Anyway, it doesn't matter how you spend it, the real question is... "Have you spend it wisely?"

By the way, please take note that even though I keep saying "the money is given by our government " that doesn't mean the money is really from our government! If you still don't know, the money actually comes from the tax payers o_o So don't be so happy whenever you recieved this sum of money before the election =p


Zazabong said...

WAH! SUPER STRIKING PINK BAG!! Lol, I rarely buy very striking colours coz hard to match with clothes. I am so curious how u r gonna match yoursssss...!

Treating your parents is a good way to spend though! It's good to be generous where filial piety is concerned. :) I know of some people who will count every cent even for their parents (even if the money is from 'grow & share package'). Lousy kids.

Soh Hong Wei said...

Dian Xiao Er is yum yum!
And i like the striking pink bag..! Nice! =)

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