Monday, June 22, 2015

Random thoughts: something never change


Random series has nothing to do with money.

Was craving for an ice-cream. What a hot day. Was contemplating about whether to get one, save some money, bad for health, FI. WTF, I went ahead anyway.

Was looking for a Magnum Ice-cream. Ya, I ate Atas ice-cream. But decided to go for a cheaper cornetto ice-cream. Then I saw the cheapest options, one of my childhood favorite. 


It remembered it was one of those atas ice-cream at 50cents. It costed 50cents then, and $1.20 now. 

It looked super small sized and I was thinking how inflation has manifest itself in a ice-cream.

Then, I suddenly had this thought: or is it the same size but my mouth had grow bigger?

As I enjoyed my ice-cream, I realised something never change. I used to suck on the 10 cents "sen bao" and even 5 cents half "sen Bao" and crave for 50 cents ice cream. 


My taste changes, but craving didn't. It got worse LOL

19 comments:

  1. Sillyinvestor,

    Ah! "Sen bao"!

    Good times. Nostalgia.

    We used to buy "sen bao" from the Malay auntie living across the road from our primary school at those 4 storey walkup apartments .

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    1. SMOL, Hmm... I buy sen Bao from Chinese provision shops lei...

      That's why u 12 years my senior LOL hehehe

      That time still got those flavored ice Dream. Different syrups and with 10cents or 20 cents can have a big pack. That shop is long gone

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  2. Hi SI

    Ahh, where did you buy those suck icecream. I remember it was at 10 cents too in the past and I like them very much. Mama shop still got sell?

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    1. B,
      Those such Ice cream are taken from the Internet LOL. Don't feel cheated, I have a tough time finding them.

      I am sure I can find them if I search the Internet hard enough, I still see them during school carnival

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  3. Hmm..i older than u? My time that same ice cream cost 30c i think.

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    1. Lol, talk age very sensitive la.

      But I very young at heart! LOL. SMOL YOUNGER at young than me LOL. Still 风花雪月,游戏人生。

      I think u mention u 39 right? I 36...

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    2. Sillyinvestor,

      You sweet talker you...

      i recommend SKII. Boink. boink ;)

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    3. Lol I thought u are going introduce Yunnam...

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  4. Some 30 years ago, i reca eating ice cream with my classmate, lim kim hai grandson. Boy..i admired him then, his grandfather will come in a chaufferred 728 n buy the latest hand gadget for him...i think it was a hand held gaming device..a big large one but nonetheless an object of admiration from myself n my other friends in st andrews.

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    1. Er... Actually I have no idea who is lim Kim hai. But hey, in my eyes, u already "make it"

      And you make it (FI) at a rather young age too.

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    2. Lim kim hai is aka taisin da lau ban.
      u are impressive too. A teacher but knows so much about numbers. Must be maths or physics teacher. Otherwise even more impressive
      lol

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    3. Lim kim hai is aka taisin da lau ban.
      u are impressive too. A teacher but knows so much about numbers. Must be maths or physics teacher. Otherwise even more impressive
      lol

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    4. LOL, Paul thanks for the kind words. I am a chinese teacher. Was just telling my friend the other day, of the 3 M, method after a certain level, is of diminishing returns, only Money, the more the better. LOL.

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  5. Sometimes it's nice to stop for a minute and reflect to the past.
    Great to see you found it in the form of an ice-cream.
    I hope you enjoyed it!

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    1. Hi Jesse,

      I always think of the past, almost as frequently if not more than me thinking of the future. The past is gone, the greatest regret is "I should have" and I am glad I don't have many "should have". Looking into the future, I wonder why I have so much anxiety over I "should have"

      Took a quick look at your blog. Think the trading community is getting bigger. Although I am not sure which community I belong to ??

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  6. oooo can buy a big packet from ntuc & freeze them at home. Alot more economical too. Now there's "artisan" version of sng bao going for $3 to $5 each...

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    1. Hi Philip, thanks for your info. Next time I am in charge of a stall during carnival, I will know what to sell.

      This year, I am in charge of house of horror instead. Guess I am a horrible person

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    2. Sillyinvestor,

      You mean you just stand there as an exhibit and people pay money to take one look at you and SCREAM?

      LOL!

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  7. hi mike,
    i bought the 1.2 ice cream you bought in NTUC last weekned.
    i pay 4 dollar, 1 for 1. there are 6 ice cream in each box.

    i think i got a good deal:)

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