On June 4, 2008, Malaysian government raised the petrol price by more than 40% and diesel price by more than 60%. The government urged the people to “change their lifestyles” as a mean to cope with the inflation that ensued.
I wish I could, but how? As a working people who studies MBA on part-time basis, I have near zero entertainment. I don’t go to disco and the last time I went into a karaoke lounge was in the year 2006.
Some commuters switch to using public transport, but I can’t. I drive about 35 minutes to get to my office. If I take public transport, the traveling time will surely more than double. Now, for two days a week, I attend my MBA class right after work. If I take public transport, I won’t make it.
Even on the days when I have no class, I would like to rush home to do my homework, or jog in the park. Malaysian blogger who lives in
Some naïve government officers tell us to plant vegetables at our backyards. C’mon, I live in city, not kampong. How much land do I have? Furthermore, chemical fertilizer has become more expensive, while organic fertilizer a.k.a. chicken’s dropping is not available.
I think there is very little I can do to change my lifestyle. It would be better if the government changes its spending patterns and does not waste taxpayers’ money.