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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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from experience erk.....

Posted on: 2007/4/1 22:22
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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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Living expense increases but pays stay still. Well, that is what I have been hearing from each and every single person in this forum. So how would you justify that?

Posted on: 2007/4/2 7:11
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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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edgar wrote:
So how would you justify that?


We go back to living in the caves and hunting for food.

*thumbs up*

Posted on: 2007/4/2 9:10
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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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edgar wrote:
So how would you justify that?


We go back to living in the caves and hunting for food.

*thumbs up*


Not forgetting water supply from the river and lighting from fire we make .....

Hahaha...... but then again do we have that many caves to live in.... ahhh nvm... build "atap" houses ourselves haha

Posted on: 2007/4/2 9:36
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I am of the opinion that Sarawakians are generally well-off, or at least most are middle-upper class.

I also don't believe that Sarawakians are thrifty.

I just think we have a older-generation way of thinking. In that you don't spend on things that are not necessary; and the things you do need to spend on, always try to bargain!

I've met alot of Sarawakians too who say they are poor - they wear singlet and shorts and eat at kopitiams. But they also curiously update their handphones quite frequently . That's just one example. Its not to say they are rich, but obviously they are not as poor as they proclaim to be you know?

I am also in a business whr potential clients are always trying to haggle the price down, and they give all kinds of reasons. But you know, u gotta stay my ground - especially when you KNOW that your price is already as fair as it gets.


I totally agree. Financial problems aside, if you can't afford then don't purchase. There is a difference between business and charity.

Posted on: 2007/4/2 10:13
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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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Living expense increases but pays stay still. Well, that is what I have been hearing from each and every single person in this forum. So how would you justify that?


So don't go aiming for something you can't have? Life is never fair. For my case good things don't come cheap. I paid a lot for my belly 'education' without ever complaining because I know I'm getting what I paid for.

But in the recent workshop, the fees are fixed and yet they try to negotiate after completing the workshop with the excuse that they have to pay for their transportation and hotel accomodation...yeah right..like that's my problem? I should have collected the fees first and I know its my fault for trusting the clients.

Posted on: 2007/4/2 10:23
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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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Well I guess there are many types of people in this world... maybe they just want to cut cost... very typical can see in most people.

Posted on: 2007/4/2 10:39
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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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Tequilaaaaaa...in chinese, we said ren bu ke mao xiang ya!!! Kua kee lai jin lao sik, tapi o xin kua!!!

Posted on: 2007/4/2 17:54
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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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Chinese like to save for the raining day.

Chinese will plan for the next generation, and even they live simple, they will ensure their next generation is well educated.

Simple life, living in a hut, own a car, stable business or job. Reasonable income yet cannot be super rich.

Kuching is a kind of for relax placing, good for retirement. Lots of ppl works overseas and come home living in thrifty life. Dont spend so much, less shopping centre....

Low living standard, makes ppl afforable.

Posted on: 2007/4/3 0:28
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Re: Are Sarawakian generally poor or extremely thrifty?
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deadpoet, in the servicing business, money comes first.

otherwise, if you are offering services to an object, you retain the object until you get the money.

other than that, money comes first. Such as my lawyer in Australia, money comes first before any words of 'real' advice comes out from his mouth :D

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