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    Default are you cutting back on expenses due to recession ?

    i guess many has this question deep in mind these days, hobby can wait, your stomach and your bills cannot wait.

    as for me, i cook and eat at home, take public transport, watch TV instead of cinemas, no purchase of lenses for time being etc..
    Last edited by Exposure; 9th January 2009 at 10:18 PM.

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    yes.

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    Just bought a macbook

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    Default Re: are you cutting back on expenses due to recession ?

    If I need it, I will find the money to buy it.

    The biggest problem now is with people saying that things are getting bad and will get worse.

    That thinking is just making it all get even more worse.

    Talk positive and encourage others to do so.

    Negative talk generates negative thinking and trends.

    Inspire us away from what can make things go down further.
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    For me, hehe, feeling the pinch recently.... I try to cut down on taking cabs. And yea, indeed save quite abit.... So now i know where my $$ had gone for the past few years! Also cutting down on "good" food, coffee etc...

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    Yes. I just decided not to upgrade from a Q6600 to an i7 920 system. Even though the Graphics and Video rendering gain is about 30%. Sigh..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    are you cutting back on expenses due to recession ?
    Yes. Not joining XMM photoshoots anymore.

    Only shoot aunties who pose for free.
    Last edited by Sion; 10th January 2009 at 12:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    i guess many has this question deep in mind these days, hobby can wait, your stomach and your bills cannot wait.

    as for me, i cook and eat at home, take public transport, watch TV instead of cinemas, no purchase of lenses for time being etc..
    Aiyah, so cannot buy D300??

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    eat at canteen
    dont buy drinks at cantee , rather go back office drink kopi
    wait till passed 9am to reach office to skip ERP :P (boss scolded already . oops)
    go to parks instead of orchard road over weekends saves shopping and parking costs

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    Cannot! cannot cut back oh..

    http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/12/...-the-recessio/

    Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has advised people to continue spending, to keep the economy growing and avoid the downturn getting worse. (See here) Many people do not agree with this call. They are afraid of losing their jobs. They prefer to save more, in case the need they money in the future. The reduced domestic spending is now being felt in many sectors of the economy.

    blah blah blah...

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    Cannot! cannot cut back oh..

    http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/12/...-the-recessio/

    Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has advised people to continue spending, to keep the economy growing and avoid the downturn getting worse. (See here) Many people do not agree with this call. They are afraid of losing their jobs. They prefer to save more, in case the need they money in the future. The reduced domestic spending is now being felt in many sectors of the economy.

    blah blah blah...
    u think he will pass me his wallet so i can spend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisa View Post
    u think he will pass me his wallet so i can spend?
    haha, later u gonna get suck dry after spending that money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Yes. Not joining XMM photoshoots anymore.

    Only shoot aunties who pose for free.
    i recommend still life and landscapes... 100% hassel free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    i recommend still life and landscapes... 100% hassel free
    And Wildlife and Macros too.

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    Better yet...TFCD yourself in your own room heheh...... really save money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    i recommend still life and landscapes... 100% hassel free
    Quote Originally Posted by Garion View Post
    And Wildlife and Macros too.
    I recommend eye-tography

    like window shopping... no need to spend and $$$.
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    no really cutting but being wise on the expenses
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    Cannot! cannot cut back oh..

    http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/12/...-the-recessio/

    Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has advised people to continue spending, to keep the economy growing and avoid the downturn getting worse. (See here) Many people do not agree with this call. They are afraid of losing their jobs. They prefer to save more, in case the need they money in the future. The reduced domestic spending is now being felt in many sectors of the economy.

    blah blah blah...

    This is such classic Singapore! The kiasi talking with the kiasu!!!
    The Kiasi says, "Please spend lah, if not our economy die."
    The Kiasu replies, "Cannot lah, later we no job, then no money to survive how?!? We better save."

    And the capitalist shark makes a swim by:
    Quote Originally Posted by Nisa View Post
    u think he will pass me his wallet so i can spend?
    Please share with me too!
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    climate & weather will influence what i wear.
    Last edited by sORe-EyEz; 10th January 2009 at 04:00 AM.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Default Re: are you cutting back on expenses due to recession ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    Cannot! cannot cut back oh..

    http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/12/...-the-recessio/

    Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has advised people to continue spending, to keep the economy growing and avoid the downturn getting worse. (See here) Many people do not agree with this call. They are afraid of losing their jobs. They prefer to save more, in case the need they money in the future. The reduced domestic spending is now being felt in many sectors of the economy.

    blah blah blah...
    well the youngsters are doing a great job at spending even though is their parents money

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