Everyone has a wishlist of things they want. Here are some things that I’ve always wanted, but probably won’t buy during the #MyCyberSale this year. My delay gratification game is strong, y’all.
1. All the game consoles. I used to be a casual gamer. I’ve played Playstation, Playstation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP consoles and loved them all. At one point, I had 3 PSPs at once. I miss those times, and I do want to start playing games again, but not now, not yet. I think if I get one, I’ll stop updating Ringgit Oh Ringgit lol.
2. A Roomba. Robot vacuum cleaners! The idea of this thing makes me really happy. If someone give this to me as a gift, I would love them very much (I love practical gifts). But nah, I can still sweep floors manually.
3. Macbook/High-powered laptop. I always get laptops on the RM1-2k range, and always wonder how RM4-6k laptops perform. Maybe when my current laptop foes kaput, I’ll consider buying the higher-spec ones.
4. An actual Rayban. I like how they look on me, but I can’t justify the pricetag. Why would I splurge on this when I can get the style for RM10 at night market?
5. Digital drum. When I was younger, I used to take drum classes. It would be fun to play this again. I don’t want the big drumset – those are clunky as hell and will take too much space.
6. Actually, I want game console+drum playset. So. Cool. Much. Fun.
7. Muji furniture. My ideal home will be fully decked out with Muji furniture. It’s minimalist and practical and space-efficient and has neutral colours- everything I want in furniture. I actually think they are worth the high prices, because the style and the quality is great.
8. Fancy headphones. I don’t even know which one, I just want a better one than I have now (given free with my phone). This ‘want’ is weird because I don’t even listen to music much. My favourite music is whatever’s on the radio.
9. Weight scale. Been postponing this purchase. I used to weigh myself at the gym, but now it’s apparently broken. Yes, I know it’s the inches not the kilos that is important. But there’s a deep satisfaction is seeing the number – I’m 20kgs less than my highest weight, so it’s pretty exciting.
10. A watch. I haven’t been a watch person for the longest time, but I like the idea of being more aware of time in general. When I was in my teens, I owned the perfect watch – it was like a bangle that I can easily put on/take off. No meddling with clasps, no need to buckle – the hinge keeps the watch in place. It died after a couple of years. I still look for a similar type, but can’t find it anywhere.
11. A tablet/ebook. I have no idea why I want this. I own digital books, and I read them fine on laptop and smartphone. I like physical books too. It’s a complete want, yet I still find myself window shopping for tablets sometimes.
12. A green carpet that looks like grass, on dark brown wooden floor. Rofl my date always laugh at me for this. I’ve always wanted the outdoors look, indoors!
13. All the Micro Bricks/ Blocks collections. I bought one of the Ninja Turtles one, and really enjoyed it. But I can’t bring myself to spend hundreds of ringgit to get the collections one (I want the landmarks and the McDonalds – they’re so cute omg)
14. A drone. It’d be fun to take pictures of the mountain range here in Ipoh.
15. Vape. I really miss smoking. I didn’t quit because of money or health reasons, I quit because it made my teeth yellow and I’m too vain to let that continue. But vape equipment is expensive and I don’t need it, so.
16. The Xiaomi MiBand. I had one, then I went to Krabi and lost it wtf. I may get a replacement one later, but not now.
17. Expensive skincare products. Twice already when I jumped in Uber, the driver straightaway called me Puan wtf. I know it’s not an insult, but I terasa. I think I have to step up my anti-aging routine, because dammit my ego is fragile.
(this list might be updated later because I’m not immune to consumerist culture)
Why talk about #MyCyberSales?
Ok, so the inspiration for this post came from #MyCyberSale that is currently going on right now. I have nothing against deals, I love them. But at the same time, if you go on twitter, you’ll see people almost… bragging.. of their brokeness. The tone is like, ‘whoops look at me so naughty cannot control my spending I’m so doomed haha’.
Aiyo, don’t la spend money if you don’t have them. Yes, it’s nice to have makeup and new clothes and what have you. But have you deducted necessary expenses like:
- Bills (including previous credit card bills)
- The obligatory 15% of every paycheck to add to your savings
- Insurance/medical card
- Petrol/Toll/Car repairs
- and others
So if you think you’d have to depend on credit card or Mom/Dad to help you with the above after you finish your shopping spree, I’m asking – please don’t buy anything. Malaysia have a lot of sales. Even #MyCyberSale is an annual event, it’ll come again, you’re not missing much tbh.
If you have enough to cover for the above and saved up 3-6 months’ worth of living expenses already and have leftover money, yay, good for you, go ahead and contribute to the economy.
So far, I have personally bought these during #MyCyberSales:
- RM100 prepaid topup (12% cashback via Shopback (note: referral) + 5% cashback via my credit card. Related: how to maximise cashback credit card)
- 3 x my favourite jeans on Uniqlo (I bought 1 at RM149.90, it’s now RM99.90) (I’m covered, pants-wise, for at least the next 5 years) (I should add here that I was looking for pants anyway. I have precisely 1 pair now.)(Now I will have four: 2 basic black, 1 white, and 1 dark blue yay) (I have never owned white pants. I will worry about not making them dirty ugh)
That’s it. I’m open to buying other practical stuff that I actually need 🙂
What is YOUR ‘Want but Won’t Buy’ List?
Of course you have one. Can you share your list in the comments? It was really fun to list it out, try it!