13 January 2006

Top Ten Signs You Should Watch Your CNY Spending

It's that time of the year again. Decorations in all shades of red, blazing songs with Chinese drum tracks, piped in firecracker sound - signs in a shopping mall that you're within 1 month of Chinese New Year. It's also the time many people get their bonus (not me though) and that can only mean one thing: shopping.

Let me tell you this: it's not easy to spend and watch your expenses at the same time - they contradict. Just ask most members of the female species ... there's some in-born, hard-wired instinct to buy that red tank top. Even when you've already got 87 pieces of tank tops in various shades of red. And you know you've got RM25 before you bust your credit card limit and only RM5.84 cents in your pockets. And you still need to pay toll and top up your car's fuel afterwards. You still wanna buy that red tank top - otherwise you'd probably be tossing about in bed at night thinking about what could have been ...

So, to you all, here's some signs you need to watch for, signs that you should watch your Chinese New Year spending:

  • The Ah Longs need to take 'some pictures' for loan collateral.
  • Your regular mamak stall has stopped giving you credit.
  • You're on a new diet: nasi kosong with kuah kari/soya sos 2 times a day.
  • You've only maxed out on 6 credit cards. 4 more to go.
  • Isetan and IKEA are totally depending on you for a profitable Chinese New Year shopping season.
  • "You mean I can't trade in my boyfriend for the 5 pairs of jeans? C'mon, he makes a good slave ... "
  • You have just given a press conference about your RM 1.04 billion contribution to cancer research.
  • Lately, you have been checking under your sofa, under your bed, under your car seat, in your wardrobe, etc. etc. for loose change you might have dropped there very, very, regularly.
  • Instinctively offering your Petaling Street Tag Hauer to people at the 1 Utama parking lot for 5 bucks so that you can pay your parking.
  • You have resorted to selling pirated DVDs and your name is moz monster.
Chinese New Year (or any ocassion) is really no excuse for splurge spending, unless you have 46 billion bucks in the bank .. ;-)

I'll probably make a top ten list for ways to cut spending on Chinese New Year. Let's see how much work materializes over the next week.

12 comments:

ahlian said...

hahahahaha i like ur blogs and writings....but but are u m/f? becos i only likes to talk to dudes....gals can buzz off...lolz

h

moz monster said...

Does m stand for Male or Metrosexual? I'm m for Mad.

I'm hoping that answers it.

ahlian said...

hahahaha just kidding...dont la....
but u can talk..i like ur style...
u got any contacts like msn i can add?...ciao~

moz monster said...

Seriously, M for mad means M for crazy, not M for angry. Really.

I haven't got any MSN. But I'm on Yahoo tho .. look at the profile.

angel said...

looks like munster ain't gonna be lonely no more... ;)

on a serious note, yeah, i do agree with you that the tendency to overspend a few weeks b4 cny is there. and the cny songs u hear in the malls is like kinda "encouraging" ppl to spend with their tong tong chiang rhythm! no?? LOL...

moz monster said...

Angel, The sad thing is that it's only still 2 weeks away, and I'm feeling the urge to contact a 'personal loan consultant' already ... tsk tsk ... where's God of Fortune when you really need him ?

Anonymous said...

oh mom god!!!dat white trash stalkers is everywhere!!!u better remove and block his comments or i dun wan hav anything to do with u..

moz monster said...

???

Anonymous said...

im so sad i dun hav yahoo...do u hav msn?

moz monster said...

Gosh, I had some bad experience with MSN, so I'm not going back there again :-(.

angel said...

personal loan consultant?? tiok bo?? i bet u just kidding...

LOL i suppose that anonymous meant the 'stalker' who commented in yr sunset post. he/she must be an anti-tiger LOL.

moz monster said...

This 'shop' hv very few visitors. Even stalkers are welcome at this point.

As long as you don't post your journal about the growth rate of your toenails, you're welcome.

I kinda like ST's blogs.