I realised it’s been some time since I had logged in to the blog, not to mention doing some writing. So firstly, sincere apologies to those who had commented on the blog or emailed me during the past two weeks. Don’t worry, you haven’t been ignored and I will reply you as soon as things are more settled. 😛
Well you see, the blog was probably the last thing on my mind during the past two weeks. Mrs 15HWW was hospitalised two weeks ago and I was spending my time shuttling between my workplace, the hospital and home (just to catch up on some sleep). Although it never appeared life-threatening, I was pretty worried initially as the diagnosis was vague and a tad grim.
Luckily, subsequent treatments worked and the Mrs was even discharged from the hospital a few days ago. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have even bothered to update this monthly expenses series. Seriously, what’s the point of wealth when you don’t have health. So nothing about money for this article’s preamble.
February’s Challenge: 20 exercise sessions
And obviously, during this hustling period, I have neglected taking care of my own health and fitness the past two weeks. Which really shouldn’t have been the case and I vow to put it right even with the CNY festive period coming up.
Eating Out: $449.30
Hawker ($236.20) – Most of them are my expenses. Stress and worry resulted in me having more meals.
Fast Food ($51.10) – Dominated by Subways as there was an outlet in the hospital.
Restaurants ($162) – Just 3 entries here this month and I realise this is definitely not a “need”.
Supermarket ($18) – Some fruits and bread during a trip to NTUC.
Beverages & Snacks: $43.10
Beverages ($34.40) – Plenty of fruit juices for the Mrs as she had little appetite for solid food last week.
Snacks ($8.70) – A few kuehs and some Mr Bean pancakes.
Electricity, Gas & Water ($81.16) – Rainy and windy climate led to less usage of air con and electricity tariffs are coming down
Cellphones ($60.03) – $28.03 for the Mrs’ plan and $32 for mine.
1 EZ Reload transaction for me and some cab trips when I ended work late.
Others ($500) – The Mrs renewed her salon package at the start of the month
Overall Total: $3,121.79 (included fixed expenses of $1,885)