[Poetry] Rats

I’m posting some of my shorter standalone pieces or excerpts on my Instagram account. A photo posted by Georgette Tan (@georgettetan) on May 19, 2016 at 5:40am PDT

Saving Yoda the Cat

Yoda is one of those rescue success stories that I’ve had the privilege to observe from Day 1. His progress was updated on my Facebook profile over the months of recovery but I wanted to put the whole story in one place so one of those stupid clickbait sites can steal it, pretend it’s their content, cater to people who don’t know intellectual property even if it walked up to

No Spend September 2015 – Week 4

Week 4: Sept 22-28, 2015 Expenditure: RM325.10 My week’s expenditure was just about average and according to the pattern of my last three weeks, if you ignore the big chunk of unexpected spending due to an incident… proving that you should have money set aside for emergencies. It also makes a more interesting story for this week’s entry because me moaning about being a budgeting failure is getting old. I did groceries.

No Spend September 2015 – Week 3

Condiment cupboard. #food #foodporn A photo posted by Georgette Tan (@georgettetan) on Sep 25, 2015 at 11:33pm PDT Week 3: Sept 15-21, 2015 Balance: RM55.10 Expenditure: RM262.25 I’ve neglected updating because I was really not in the mood to blog. Now nearly two weeks is over; I have one more day tomorrow before I come to the end of Week 4. What can I say about Week 3? To say

No Spend September 2015 – Week 2

Week 2: Sept 8-14, 2015 Budget: RM287.80 Actual: RM232.70 The last two weeks proved my suspicion correct – a budget of RM510 which included groceries was delusional at best. I know now that I made a bad miscalculation that didn’t include the increased cost of living, GST or the fact that I now live on my own and don’t mooch meals (the bulk of the groceries) from the parents. If