I’m a personal finance blogger. I am NOT a personal finance advisor. Have to make this clear, because the former is (too-err-is-to) human while the latter is a collective of best practices taught in an educational setting.
In this post, I thought of a way to show you guys that I make stupid decisions when it comes to finances too: I’ll show you my own. Hopefully you’ll show me yours in the comment, make me feel a bit less stupid.
Here are some stupid purchases I’ve made between January to June 2017.
Selamat Hari Raya! Please forgive my many, many mistakes so far ye tengkiu lapchu.
I’ve written a couple of blogposts about Raya so far, namely:
But I’ve never written a post-Raya spending post-mortem, so that’s what I’m going to do. 2017 was my first Raya where money wasn’t an issue, so I was curious how it compared to previous Raya spending experiences. This is what I spent on this year.
#1 – Baju Raya
In the spirit of sharing, and just to show you that I make as many stupid purchases as I made good ones, here’s my list of best and worst spending in 2016.
Related: My best and worst spending in 2015
After more than 10 years of being a die-hard prepaid advocate, I finally switched from prepaid to postpaid.
Here’s why (Hint: cheaper for me; proof provided)
Thrift shops in Malaysia are a dime a dozen. They are also called ‘vintage’ shops (higher price point) or ‘bundle’ shops (lower price point). I wasn’t the biggest fan of thrift shops in Malaysia because I think they can’t compare with overseas ones. But I found Mr Musashi (FYI this is not a paid review) and I think I’m coming around a bit. I’ve seen it around while driving around Ipoh/Perak (update: locations with address at the end of the post), and checked it out a couple of times.
They specialise in ‘Japan and USA vintage clothing’, according to their Facebook page. I thought it would be fun to show off what I bought, all 6 of it. I have no shame in thrift-shopping 😀
This is 100% the most updated list of where you can spend your bitcoins in Malaysia. Accurate as of 30 June 2016. If I missed any, please let me know. EDIT: article is super outdated.
At the end of the article I will also teach you how to spend your bitcoins in Malaysia using a debit card.
Related: Bitcoin for newbies guide for Malaysians