Saturday, July 30, 2016


Earning a stronger currency certainly gives one more purchasing power.

But like all power, one can be easily swayed and be corrupt. We are all normal human beings.

The thrifty spending has to continue. Proud of myself for surviving in frugal conditions in my first month in Singapore. Life has been like a game will small achievements along. 

1. Survive 1st month in Singapore (Completed)
2. Become debt free (25%)
3. Control variable cost spending to less than $1k a month (Achieved in 1st month)

These are the short term 3 main goals to be accomplished by the first 4 months (the variable cost spending will be an ongoing task). 

It is easy to be swayed into spending once earning a more powerful currency. I have also been frugal back in Malaysia. But took me a long time to save a substantial amount. Over here the value is 3 times more, hence the thought of buying something that you couldn't buy back then, will haunt you now and then.

Advice to myself: Do not be tempted by the Dark Side. 

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