Eat Budget (Weeks 28 & 29) … and a quick blog

Here’s a double whammy because I’ve been off the grid for the last two weeks:

WEEK 28 … 11-17 July

Type Amount Remarks
Breakfast $15.50 Three work breakfasts and a Sunday brunch with momma
Lunch $46.20 Four meals. Most expensive was $17.20 at Kaizen, cheapest was $8.30 at MyTown
Dinner $24.70 I sort of kept buying shawarma from Amsarra… And a couple of things from Pan & Wok.
Coffee $16.95 Four cups
Drinks $0.50 Bottle of water
Dessert $10 A slice of cake and two macarons
Teatime $7.20 Ricebowl
TOTAL $121.05 Fail.

Did not do great in Week 28 but…

 

WEEK 29 … 18-24 July

Type Amount Remarks
Breakfast $5.20 Two work breakfasts
Lunch $27.80 Half what I spent last week, yay! Three lunches instead of the usual 4-5 because we had an open office this week, but I did spend less per meal compared to last week anyway.
Dinner $5 Another lamb shawarma from Amsarra. It’s a phase.
Coffee $7.80 Two cups only! Mehehe
Fast food $6.50 Jollibee. The C4 or something, you know what I’m talking about – spaghetti and chicken. It’s my emergency post-work hunger pang fix.
TOTAL $52.30 AW YISS

Quick blog story-time: I have pretty sensitive skin that’s quite prone to flare-ups and general crap complexion but I did notice that my skin cleared up quite significantly over Ramadhan and didn’t cause me as much distress as it usually does. I suspect it’s  this new skincare I’ve been using and possibly the fact that I didn’t drink as much coffee (with milk; my go-to is a flat white) over the month. So now I conveniently have another motivating reason to try to cut down on the $5 milk and coffee addiction. And progress so far is good. I used to average one cup a day but as you can tell from the table above, I only had two cups of coffee last week. (Ok fine, I only paid for two. I had at least one or two cups of black coffee that I’d made in the office pantry but at least I didn’t add milk.) I honestly don’t know if milk really is the culprit, but so far my skin’s been faring pretty well and it’s not hurting me to cut down on the dairy. I’m not trying to eliminate dairy completely pfft I could never do that, but I am trying to cut it down somewhat. Teabags are going to be my new best friend guys, just you wait.

Oh and… You know I said a couple of posts ago that my target for this year is to spend less overall than I did last year.

Really don’t think that’s going to happen, guys. 

I’ll tell you why next time.

Maybe.

We’ll see.

 

I haven’t written a long Muney story or info-sheet type note in a while. I dunno, haven’t been feeling it lately. Maybe I’m all personal financed out, haha. I still have my arsenal of half-baked ideas floating about in my head: kinda could write about my car, how much I’ve spent on it since I inherited it, the stuff I’m getting replaced within the next month (shock absorbers and things like that), whether I flirt with the idea of getting my own brand new car, and if I did get one – which one? I kinda also could write about net worth, what that means, how to calculate it (it’s super easy, it’s just the term that sounds scary and technical), why it’s important to know what your net worth number is (yes i know mine and i’ve been tracking it for about a year and a half now). Or I could do a “101” style info sheet and comparison on personal loans and financing. I could even spin a discussion on how many percent of your salary you should aim to save a month – 10%? 20%? 30%? Or even something as basic as how do you start saving? (aside from playing the Fives and Fifties game which you should know by now). I dunno. We’ll see.

Chances are though, my next post will be something a little different. Maybe I’ll introduce you to my pet guinea pig and rabbits. Maybe I’ll type up a list of vets available in Brunei, their addresses and phone numbers and general comments for if I’ve used one. Hmm that sounds fairly easy and straightforward. If I’m feeling lazy maybe I’ll do that this weekend.

Maybe.

I dunno.

We’ll see.

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