Posted on June 26th, 2008 by Lilian • Filed under: Life and rants
I was out shopping. Wuah, times are really bad lor. Today, we had lunch at one of the regular place which is usually very, very crowded during office lunch hours. Normally, we can forget about going there because we need to stand and wait for a while before we can get a table. However, there aren’t many patrons eventhough it is only around 1.30 pm. And we get served immediately. Most of the patrons are families and not office workers. So, you all office workers nowadays also ubah gaya hidup ledi ah? Makan chap fun only? (chap fun – packet rice)
Then, we went to buy Apong Guan apom. BTW, there is another apong stall before the famous Apong Guan. Last time, he doesn’t have a signboard. Now, of all the millions of names, he uses Apong Chooi. HOHOHOHOHO. Aparahhhh…no other name meh? So obscene. Lucky the guy’s surname is not Moh, Bee, Hian, Sin, Hum or or….LOLOLOLOL (those of you who do not speak Penang Hokkien won’t get the joke, ok?)
Anyway, Apong Guan’s apom price has increased too. Now, per piece is 30 sen. I told my #2 son, “Eh, last time when I was about to deliver you, this was the only thing I ate in the labour room. RM1, seven pieces. ” If I am not mistaken, Apong Guan apom was 25 sen a while back.
Then, we head to Gurney. I had been eyeing some laptop but boh pien, broke liao. I think I might as well partition my iMac to run Windows (don’t ask me how ‘cos I haven’t done it yet). But the temptation of getting a Macbook is quite gian cos they are having a roadshow and my son in KDU can get a 10% discount. However, the Dell Inspiron 1420 yellow colour looks so pretty. Sigh….I don’t get to buy anymore cos my anak-anak, both of them bought two Nokia handphones liao. But at least my #1 son bought it with his own money. He played some online games, earned lots of ‘stocks’ and sold them online. I don’t know what online game lah, but he sold them in USD and Euro. Say only lah, use his own money. But last-last, bapak bagi jugak lah….
One more sign of times are bad – the stretch of Burmah Road, after Larut Road is not as congested as previously during lunch hour. I think most people do not drive out to have lunch anymore. So, good mah, petrol price increase, everyone stay home or in the office.