Big spender…

This song always reminds me of my daughter when she was younger. We were on our way home from school – I was driving and she was in the back seat…and the song came over the air waves on the radio. She listened to it and remarked, “This song is about you, daddy?”

“Oh?…A man of distinction?” I asked.

“No,” she replied, “Big suspenders!!!”

LOL!!! Sometimes she can be naughty too, the chip of the ol’ block!

Anyway, I’m no big spender…and call me a miser or whatever, I do not care. But the truth is I do not mind spending my money even if it may be more than usual…provided it is TRULY worth it.

Just look at what I bought from my regular stall at Bandong. For RM12.00, I got this HUGE bowl of really deliciously spicy udang galah (freshwater prawns)…

Bnadong's spicy udang galah

…and this very nice ikan tenggiri (mackerel) curry was only RM10.00 for 5 huge pieces of the fish that is getting more and more expensive at the market, it seems…

Bandong's tenggiri curry

…and this telur masak merah was RM1.00 each. I asked for 5 and the man gave me one extra – with his compliments.

Bandong's telur masak merah

The cempedak muda masak lemak (young cempedak cooked in coconut milk) was only RM3.00 for this much…

Bandong's cempedak muda masak lemak

…and this sambal timun (cucumber) cost me RM3.00 as well…

Bandong's sambal timun

That came up to a total of RM33.00 and was MORE than enough for an absolutely super scrumptious dinner for four persons! Even though it was not inclusive of rice and drinks, that would be a lot more satisfying and definitely a much wiser choice than what I had at that place in my previous post for RM40.50 for two!

Times are hard, the economy doesn’t look like it’s getting any better…so do spend wisely!