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My Wallet Sort of Hates Me Right Now

Let me open this blog entry by posting a message to the oil conglomerates and those who constantly raise prices of basic commodities like Mini Stop Kariman and those things I buy off street urchins (I don’t know what those things are, but I tend to float three feet off the ground whenever I sniff that stuff):

I hate you
Also, fuck you.

Now that rant’s safely out of the way, let me tell you what’s been bothering me lately. You see, it seems that every single thing has been becoming too expensive, too fast. Just the other day, bus fare jumped up a whopping three pesos. Okay, that didn’t sound too much, but for miserly old me, it’s a fortune. At this rate I’m pretty sure we’ll reach the point where a can of sardines will cost as much as the average yearly income of a small African country.

I’m pretty sure that with the constantly increasing prices, more and more people will end up like this guy two days after payday: staring at their wallets, checking their payslips, and going “what the fuck just happened?”

It really is annoying to see all my money well earned (by staring intently at my PC, Plurking and pretending to understand that goddamn Excel spreadsheet) go to waste. I will now try to think of some money-saving measures to maximize my moolah and to keep me from sucking cocks for food.


  • It is absolutely imperative that I stop spending for useless things like those pink fluffy pens that I keep under my bed.
  • Some people decided to stop driving to work and commute instead. I will take this a step further by not commuting to work and instead walk all the way from QC to Ortigas! Yeah.
  • Vegetable dish that costs 60 pesos? No. Sisig rice that costs 50 pesos? Hell yeah!
  • I decided that clothes are an unnecessary expense. Starting tomorrow I shall live the rest of my life naked.
  • Same goes for soap.

So yeah, monetary problems blow. Really. So what about you, what’re you doing about it? Leave me a comment.

18 Comments

  1. I don't understand why back in college, I was able to eat a nice meal for 35 bucks. Given, the soup = pinagkuluan ng medyas, but still, I mean with 35 pesos, I can only afford Boy Bawang in Ortigas.

    FAIL!!!

    (Or is that also a sign that I'm getting old? Kasi nung araw, alam mo, mura pa mga bilihin eh…)

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  2. cabbies now demand u add ten fricken bucks to their flag downs, which is really, really sad. also, annoying. yeah. T_T

    iamnotfrodo's last blog post..Couch Potato-ing

  3. and jeep fare is up by .50c, which is not alot but, still.

    With everything increasing , I wish we all get a salary increase too! but no laying off people cos that's just sad.

    cigarette-girl's last blog post..Bloody Mary

  4. ^ Did I say day?! I meant three times a week! Damn stupet fingers. I will cut you off and put sticky rice on you!! Anyone wants sushi?! No? Okay!!

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  5. To save up I will only go to work three times a day! That is a sacrifice I am willing to take!!

    avatar's last blog post..Diet Update: Joel's obesity through the years

  6. =(

    You make more than I do. I vote we pull of a heist!!!

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  7. Go find a sugar mommy… or, if you're really desperate, a sugar daddy.

    joyfulchicken's last blog post..King of the road

  8. With the constant rise of commodity and fares I will not be surprised if I see people "taking sick leaves" just because they cannot afford to go to work. 🙁

    My "tipid efforts"? Absolutely no more taxi rides as much as possible, avoid malls, limit lunch-out/dine-out/night-out and timed computer use (the last one was the hardest!!!).

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    • Ade

      I know. In fact I'm planning to be "sick" sometime next week. And the week after.

  9. I got sick last week and instead of buying medicines so I can get well sooner, I decided to revel in my sickness. I had a poor appetite, so I didn't spend as much on food. I didn't smoke, so thats a few bucks saved. I was too weak to go anywhere, so travel money is saved too. Lastly, too much brightness and noise irritated the hell out of me so practically all electronic appliance is turned off except for my laptop.

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  10. I guess all I can do is suck it up, after all, I'm still dependent. You have pink fluffy pens? Oh me too!! And yellow, and green, and purple……

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