If there is one [English] word to describe this photo, it is “WORRIED”. That’s what I am feeling with the rising living cost and expenses. I don’t want to hear that living in Ipoh is still cheaper compared to other bigger cities. The fact is that it is way more expensive NOW compared to a couple of years ago.
I am the big dog and Snoopy and Dino are the small doggies. I remember a long time ago, a friend asked me what languages I could speak, and I told him, English and Malay and Cantonese dialect only. And he asked, what about dog language? Hah! I could speak that too, just a little!
A friend said that I should not have anything to worry about with this inflation because I am single and I earn enough but try telling that to someone who solely financially supports the family. The burden can get too heavy sometimes.
I am not sure if anyone is aware of the impact has on our lifestyle of the recent rise in rice prices. While we bought a normal 10kg packet of rice at an average of RM20, we now have to pay RM35 for the SAME packet of rice. And this happened within just a short two to three weeks. This is a rise of about 75%. I hope I got my Math right this time! Ya, I know all about prices because I do most of the shopping.
Tell me this isn’t affecting everyone! What? Being single no need to eat, issit? Being single no bills to pay, issit?
On the other hand, it is strange that the other day, when I was clearing out my room, I saw a price list for dog food. For a 3kg pack, it was sold at RM35, and that was in 2002 or so. It’s now already 2008 and I could still buy this same brand and packet size of dog food for RM35, if I caught an offer. I think the “normal retail” price now is slightly more than RM40. I wonder why this price did not change much after about four years and it’s imported from USA too!
Still, there are people who keep complaining that dog food is more expensive than rice for the family. And they not even paying for it.