Saturday, August 20, 2011

Money Not Enough!

Sigh, it's such a cruel world where you can't afford the things you wanted! I was visiting the Perfect Livin 2011 exhibition at the Putra World Trade Centre where they exhibits the stuff that you'll need for the house from electrical appliances to furnishings. It was my first visit to such an exhibition as previously I don't have to care about the deco. Ever since I've joined the home owners club, I need to start thinking what am I going to do with the house!

Well, it's such a wonder that RM20k don't get you much nowadays. That's approximately the price of 2 units of 1 seater sofa that I fell in love with, with a Lebensstil fridge and a induction cooker. Wow... how could one possibly furnish the whole house at one go?!! I'm partly to be blamed because of such fine tastes. I just couldn't help it... I want my dream home!

And my dream kitchen is one that looks like this. There's a built in wine fridge to store my wines and champagnes with the right temperature. Then, there's an island in the centre for me to do my baking or act as a dining table if I'm dining alone or if it's just 1 or 2 people.

Back to reality, I can't really afford this kitchen and my house is not that big! Just the built in kitchen cabinets itself will cost more than RM10k, not inclusive of the fridge, the sink, the cooker, the oven and kitchen hood! Double sigh...

I want a colourful theme for my living room!

Lucky I didn't commit myself to sign up any packages at the exhibition despite them giving big discounts as I believe a wise consumer should only buy something they need at that time. I won't be rennovating the house till next year and certainly I won't need to buy anything now! You know what they say, there'll always be another exhibition... soon!

Massage & Body Scrub @ Aspen Spa

During the afternoon, I took my Mom to Aspen Spa located on the 1st Floor of Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7 at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail for a nice body scrub and full body massage. There's a promotion during the Merdeka & Raya where the whole package only costs RM138 for a 90 minute treatment. Though it may not be some fancy spa places but it does offer a very professional and relaxing massage. The body scrub was very good as I can feel the difference after all the dead skin cells have been removed and the body is well moisturised now.

As for dinner, Mom and me decided to buy some food from the Ramadan Bazaar near our home instead of her cooking or eating at the restaurant. It's my 1st ramadan bazaar so far for the year. There are not many choices as only a few stalls are set up in my housing area. I was craving for ayam percik and lucky there was a stall selling that!

For RM3.50, it's a pretty decent price but I was more disappointed with the quality. They didn't grill it properly as the chicken were not completely cooked. The marinate wasn't strong enough but the chilli sauce does a good job by covering the lack of flavours.

The chicken murtabak I had wasn't any good either!

Colourful drinks don't appeal to me..

Actually I do realise how much food prices have gone up! I bought 5 pieces of really small fried cempedak (a fruit resembling jackfruit but has a soft and slimy texture) for RM2! The pieces were really small and I thought it was really expensive.

Seriously, if you think eating at the bazaars are cheap, they aren't. I usually end up buying more than what I can really stomach because I can't stop buying all the different kind of food that I wanted to try but then can't finish them. Money these days really can't buy much!


Sean said...

my sofa is from ikea, so it's not too pricey! it's nearly 10 years old already, but yeah, i don't wanna change it and have to fork out a five-figure sum for a new sofa! :D

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

KY said...

my simple kitchen already cost RM 15k too. lol money memang not enough

eiling lim said...

Sean: haha.. you're smart. Better don't change anything

KY: Wah that's a lot...

CUMI & CIKI said...

here's to your dream house.. save up and buy lor;)

Mun Mun said...

You will get there soon. Just save up. Love the kitchen settings. You store ya fav wines there too. Good plan!

suituapui said...

Of course it's not enough...unless you live a simple life like mine, miserable and boring like hell but can survive. One solution to your problem - grab a hubby that's real loaded and will pay all your bills. Wink! Wink! Good luck! LOL!!!

eiling lim said...

Cumi & CikiL yeahlor have to say by by to expensive clothes and shoes

Mun Mun: Yeah and my favourite champagnes! *wink

STP: Your life good worries now.. I am just starting to feel the pinch!

AugustDiners said...

I like de looks of your dream kitchennnn!!! How I yearn for one like dat toooooo!!

eiling lim said...

august diners: I'm sure your kitchen would be better! cheers

Huai Bin said...

Nice dream home. The wine fridge would be expensive to stock and maintain too! :)

Oh I heard the biggest bazaar Ramadan is in Shah Alam. Quite a drive for me, but I plan to visit before it ends. :D

foongpc said...

Oh yes! There's always another exhibition so never buy anything you don't need now!

Colourful drinks? I avoid that always! You are just drinking chemicals!

Is that the TTDI ramadan bazaar you went to?

eiling lim said...

Huai Bin: Yeah that's true. A wine friedge is really expensive. I have not gone to that big ramadan you mentioned. Must be spoilt for choices there.

Foongpc: Yeah I try to avoid colourful drinks too. Nope that's a small ramadan bazaar in shah alam.

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