Today my officemates gave me advice on how to live independently. That is, to save up. The income isn't that much (although we're in it for the perks), and being financially independent meant you will not have a good time saving up. It will get difficult.
My parents aren't helping me. Haha. Not. even. one. bit. I shouldered my one month advance, one month deposit rent, bought groceries (toiletries and stuff like that). Work clothes and shoes (not much yet) as well as food!
Food is terribly expensive. I live a few corners from Maginhawa, so you could expect that shops are really competitive. They come up with concepts and stuff like that, and they price it for the rich hipsters, I mean, people who visit the place. In short, no affordable karendirya around!
Last week was my first paycheck, and I laughed bitterly. HAHAHA. I treated some friends to dinner. Once at a buffet (what was I thinking? LOL) and some cheapster kiosk and my roommate to delivery food. And tomorrow I will treat one for breakfast, and promised another group as well as my parents for a treat. What am I, a millionaire? When almost all of the cash went to Bigbang's Concert which Dad paid via credit card! Aagggh.
So this is how it feels. I'm pretty confident at how I handle money matters. And I guess right now I'll just shrug it off. It's my first paycheck. People rejoiced with me and I think they deserved it. Okay.
I washed clothes. Not everything. I still went to the laundry shop to give the major clothes. They say washing my own clothes will save money, but I think more money will be wasted when they get destroyed. Or simply, if I waste too much time/soap/water cleaning the stuff. Another expense!
Then I went to Savemore to do some grocery shopping. And I remember the times I was at my own home with my parents and I would just pile up all the food I wanted into the cart. Now I measure the grams, the prices and all the unattractive things that was due to the fact that it'll be from my pocket every cent that I give.
I'l be buying my own running shoes soon so that I will still get physically fit. Last summer, as mentioned I enrolled myself in dancing classes in Cavite. But I can't possibly continue. And it has become too expensive HAHA. I found a yoga studio, and my officemates do zumba, but EXPENSES AGAIN... So, no. Jogging is free and good for the body.
My friend and I will be launching a blog soon. Me for fashion, she for make-up Well, actually we have just talked about it/mentioned it tonight. But it was pretty much my frustration. I've been holding back for so long, and I don't want to have regrets. It will be terribly difficult. Most likely EXPENSIVE. I hate to say this but...
LOL. In a positive way. So I'll plunge ahead, committed!
to my dear father who I really loved.
He's not perfect and I could rant about that,
but he loves me.
Thank you Dad!