I was having tea with my malay buddy from another division, let's call him Mat. And naturally, we spoke of the increasing cost of living especially with housing loan, car loan, ageing parents and school going kids to support.
Mat: You know Buaya, I envy you cina. Food cost so much lesser.
B69: Apa cakap lu? My ayam and your ayam still the same price mar! :P
Mat: Kepala hotak engkau! I meant the restaurants lar. You try eating in a mamak or malay restaurant? You cuba kira how much an average plate of rice with meat and vege will cost. And don't get me started on Nasi Kandar restaurants, aiyoyo, mahal betui!
B69: Ya hor. My chap farn still manageable at RM4.50 max max. Nasi Kandar? Let's not venture there.
Mat: And come this budget day, if the Gahmen increase my harga rokok, I will... I will...
B69: ... quit smoking? Good for ya!
Mat: sigh.... I think I will downgrade to rokok daun soon
B69: I don't smoke, so tak tau ler, but I very the kek-sim (heartache) last nite kat Shell station. They ran out of the RM2.70 petrol, kononnya quota habis, so I was forced to pump RM3.15/ltr for Shell V-Power.... my bill easily more than RM100....
Mat: RM3.15? wah... I hope my blur-blur mya isteri tak pam V-Power, nanti poket I takde power lagi... -_-"""
Buaya69 is thinking,"Should I get a RM5k kapchai to scoot-scoot to and fro work? Hmmm..."