I’m in the dormitory, being worried about money. I’ve already dug into dad’s cash, which I said I never would do. On the other hand, the only reason why I’m concerned is because I haven’t begun working yet, so I don’t feel as if I am earning.
I got shocked when I discovered that the values of certain things are off-kilter here. I went shopping in Albert, and most of the items there were 20 Kc or more. When I do the math, I think of how it relates to my income. Is it just because I’m not accustomed to the prices that I get so surprised? I don’t think so—if I go to any shopping area in the Philippines, some things will be certainly more expensive. But now I’m concerned of how it affects me. I’m supposed to be independent here.
I think it’s simply because I am not budgeting properly, since I feel as if I have not bought all the necessities. But that’s all finished now, I think. I’ve covered everything already—toilet paper, food, etc.
Actually, food wasn’t really important, since I’ve got 30 Kc sandwiches available at any given hour in the dorm. I’m just wondering at the wisdom of my current purchases.
I just spent a fortune on strawberries.