July and August have been the least productive months for me. I spent most days being angry at the government. It needs to stop, not because we have a ‘new’ government (nothing new with the list of Cabinet ministers), but it’s tiring and brings me nowhere.
So I decided it’s time to get back on track with my life (while continue to educate myself with the happenings in the world) – #myMerdekaGoal!
Back to this monthly update – my spendings highlight!
Spending money as usual, for those routine expenses. Because spending excessively on unnecessary things is sooo 2019!
RM388 for facial laser
Eh necessary? Not excessive?
I have these tiny harmless black spots on the upper sides of my face known as seborrhoeic keratosis. Nothing severe, not noticeable either but it’s been bothering and annoying me for some time. I wanted to wait till after the pandemic, or at least when the cases calm down, but I couldn’t wait any longer, so I went to a derma clinic.
I was recommended to do this laser (can’t remember the name now) to remove them. Was also asked if I wanted to laser away the moles on my face but I love them, so nope. The procedure, including check-up and applying numbing cream, took only one hour plus, and RM388. I don’t mind as the result makes me oh-so-happy.
Yes, I’m not one who shies away from doing any affordable beauty procedure that can take away my insecurities and life problems (so long it’s not haram #keepithalal).
RM159.60 on Covid-19 home self test kit
First, the Covid-19 home self-test kit should’ve come to the country way earlier because RTK and PCR tests at the private clinics are just expensive. Second, the initial selling price of RM39.90 was not within the affordability range for most. So, it’s good news that the government finally sets a ceiling price of RM19.90 for the kit.
I bought 4 kits at the original price. In hindsight, should’ve waited for the price to go lower but I need the peace of mind having the test kit within my reach when I need it. So far, I’ve used one.
RM58.99 for monthly Duolingo subscription
Been using the free version of Duolingo for a while but as I become more serious in learning Italian, I decided to subscribe for RM58.99 a month. Will unsubscribe once I finish the course.
Imparare l’italiano è divertente!
All in All
I should’ve and could’ve restrained myself from these unnecessary spendings but we’ve been deprived of so many normal things in our days that these now seem okay. And I’m grateful I can afford these.
Let’s hope for better days.
Let’s continue figuringgitout.