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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by the observer » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:41 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:39 am
the observer wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am
abbby wrote:
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 9:34 pm


Did you buy it...does it work?
Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.
Really? I’ve been quite tempted but heard from my ENT that trying to do earwax removal without the proper training and tools can push the wax further rather than removing it.
Feels like a proper tool, this one.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:17 pm

the observer wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am
abbby wrote:
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 9:34 pm
the observer wrote:
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 10:35 pm
Ear spatula attached to an endoscope.

Bloody brilliant

https://shopee.sg/product/140392891/323 ... 22817296.9
Did you buy it...does it work?
Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.
Which model/variant did you buy?

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:22 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:39 am
the observer wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am
abbby wrote:
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 9:34 pm


Did you buy it...does it work?
Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.
Really? I’ve been quite tempted but heard from my ENT that trying to do earwax removal without the proper training and tools can push the wax further rather than removing it.
You may just use 2 drops of ear wax looseing drops once a month and it will do the trick.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by the observer » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 2:14 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:17 pm
the observer wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am
abbby wrote:
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 9:34 pm


Did you buy it...does it work?
Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.
Which model/variant did you buy?
I got the C3. Used it mainly on the kids.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 10 Jun 2021 1:04 am

the observer wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:41 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:39 am
the observer wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am


Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.
Really? I’ve been quite tempted but heard from my ENT that trying to do earwax removal without the proper training and tools can push the wax further rather than removing it.
Feels like a proper tool, this one.
Really? Do you have a link? I’ll look into it.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 10 Jun 2021 1:06 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:22 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:39 am
the observer wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am


Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.
Really? I’ve been quite tempted but heard from my ENT that trying to do earwax removal without the proper training and tools can push the wax further rather than removing it.
You may just use 2 drops of ear wax looseing drops once a month and it will do the trick.
I’ve read that a couple drops of essential oil can also do the trick, but for right now, I use a solution that my ENT prescribed me, an ear spray by OTIBLOCK. Feels like something fizzy is in your ear, and minutes later, any wax falls right out.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 10 Jun 2021 1:07 am

the observer wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 2:14 pm
singaporeflyer wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:17 pm
the observer wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am


Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.
Which model/variant did you buy?
I got the C3. Used it mainly on the kids.
By which brand? I currently use a prescribed ear spray, but its a little uncomfortable so if I can, I’d like to switch to a tool instead.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 10 Jun 2021 1:10 am

Wd40 wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 8:50 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:33 am

Some might think its crazy, but the savings add up.
Yes, we became extra frugal after coming to SG. When we were in India, we were frugal, but not this much. Here we see great opportunity to be frugal, yet we dont compromise on quality of life. There is a lot of stuff we get for "free" from the state, clean drinking water, pollution free air to breathe, awesome parks( there is jurong lake garden just outside my block), awesome public transport, biggest thing is the public safety. So all of this is an uplift in our quality of life. So, we try to enjoy and appreciate the free stuff. We make it point not to buy stuff that seems wasteful and since we never know when we will go back to India, we try not to acquire any bulky stuff. Our house is fully furnished, so most of the stuff is provided by landlord.

We have been living like this like long term tourists in SG since 12 years now. It has been great for my networth. We could go back to India now and will never have to work again, if we dont want to. And I really hate my job, so I dont see myself working beyond the age of 45 for sure. I am 41 right now.

When we go back to India, it will be a major downgrade in quality of life, so to make up for it, we will have increase our spending, buying our own car, buying a nice house in a gated community, we will have to create our own bubble there by spending money to make up for what the state doesn't provide.
So insightful. Sometimes we get so used to the comforts provided by the state that we fail to realize that people outside of Singapore sometimes don’t get to enjoy the same standard of living. When are you planning on going back to India? I’m sure the pandemic will make it much harder to live there.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by the observer » Thu, 10 Jun 2021 8:34 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 1:04 am
the observer wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:41 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:39 am


Really? I’ve been quite tempted but heard from my ENT that trying to do earwax removal without the proper training and tools can push the wax further rather than removing it.
Feels like a proper tool, this one.
Really? Do you have a link? I’ll look into it.
https://shopee.sg/product/140392891/323 ... 23285209.9


Or just google for bebird ear wax remover

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:10 am

Wd40 wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 8:50 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:33 am

Some might think its crazy, but the savings add up.
Yes, we became extra frugal after coming to SG. When we were in India, we were frugal, but not this much. Here we see great opportunity to be frugal, yet we dont compromise on quality of life. There is a lot of stuff we get for "free" from the state, clean drinking water, pollution free air to breathe, awesome parks( there is jurong lake garden just outside my block), awesome public transport, biggest thing is the public safety. So all of this is an uplift in our quality of life. So, we try to enjoy and appreciate the free stuff. We make it point not to buy stuff that seems wasteful and since we never know when we will go back to India, we try not to acquire any bulky stuff. Our house is fully furnished, so most of the stuff is provided by landlord.

We have been living like this like long term tourists in SG since 12 years now. It has been great for my networth. We could go back to India now and will never have to work again, if we dont want to. And I really hate my job, so I dont see myself working beyond the age of 45 for sure. I am 41 right now.

When we go back to India, it will be a major downgrade in quality of life, so to make up for it, we will have increase our spending, buying our own car, buying a nice house in a gated community, we will have to create our own bubble there by spending money to make up for what the state doesn't provide.
Good points WD40 and in part that is what keeps us here too (excellent education for virtually free along with the other points you mention).
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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:50 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:10 am
Wd40 wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 8:50 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:33 am

Some might think its crazy, but the savings add up.
Yes, we became extra frugal after coming to SG. When we were in India, we were frugal, but not this much. Here we see great opportunity to be frugal, yet we dont compromise on quality of life. There is a lot of stuff we get for "free" from the state, clean drinking water, pollution free air to breathe, awesome parks( there is jurong lake garden just outside my block), awesome public transport, biggest thing is the public safety. So all of this is an uplift in our quality of life. So, we try to enjoy and appreciate the free stuff. We make it point not to buy stuff that seems wasteful and since we never know when we will go back to India, we try not to acquire any bulky stuff. Our house is fully furnished, so most of the stuff is provided by landlord.

We have been living like this like long term tourists in SG since 12 years now. It has been great for my networth. We could go back to India now and will never have to work again, if we dont want to. And I really hate my job, so I dont see myself working beyond the age of 45 for sure. I am 41 right now.

When we go back to India, it will be a major downgrade in quality of life, so to make up for it, we will have increase our spending, buying our own car, buying a nice house in a gated community, we will have to create our own bubble there by spending money to make up for what the state doesn't provide.
Good points WD40 and in part that is what keeps us here too (excellent education for virtually free along with the other points you mention).
The healthcare system as well, so affordable, accessible, and high quality.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:50 pm

the observer wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 8:34 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 1:04 am
the observer wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:41 am


Feels like a proper tool, this one.
Really? Do you have a link? I’ll look into it.
https://shopee.sg/product/140392891/323 ... 23285209.9


Or just google for bebird ear wax remover
Thanks! I’ll bring it up to my ENT at my next appointment.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by midlet2013 » Fri, 11 Jun 2021 1:45 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:50 pm
PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:10 am
Wd40 wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 8:50 am


Yes, we became extra frugal after coming to SG. When we were in India, we were frugal, but not this much. Here we see great opportunity to be frugal, yet we dont compromise on quality of life. There is a lot of stuff we get for "free" from the state, clean drinking water, pollution free air to breathe, awesome parks( there is jurong lake garden just outside my block), awesome public transport, biggest thing is the public safety. So all of this is an uplift in our quality of life. So, we try to enjoy and appreciate the free stuff. We make it point not to buy stuff that seems wasteful and since we never know when we will go back to India, we try not to acquire any bulky stuff. Our house is fully furnished, so most of the stuff is provided by landlord.

We have been living like this like long term tourists in SG since 12 years now. It has been great for my networth. We could go back to India now and will never have to work again, if we dont want to. And I really hate my job, so I dont see myself working beyond the age of 45 for sure. I am 41 right now.

When we go back to India, it will be a major downgrade in quality of life, so to make up for it, we will have increase our spending, buying our own car, buying a nice house in a gated community, we will have to create our own bubble there by spending money to make up for what the state doesn't provide.
Good points WD40 and in part that is what keeps us here too (excellent education for virtually free along with the other points you mention).
The healthcare system as well, so affordable, accessible, and high quality.



What WD40 describes is the kinda of life we led in India where my dad was too extreme in spending n savings. It only works if the entire family is in sync. If the wife or kids disagree or feel unhappy, then it leads to misery. Savings is fine but experiences are worth it too.

Our rule is different. We try not to spend more than 25-40% of our income. We have seen a significant rise in our household income in the past 5-7 years so were able to upgrade a lot.


If you read the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, one of the points is to not deny yourself what u want, instead focus on earning more. Its not always easy but at least one try . Once u reach ur limit, one has to be practical.

so it depends

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 12 Jun 2021 9:44 pm

midlet2013 wrote:
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 1:45 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:50 pm
PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:10 am


Good points WD40 and in part that is what keeps us here too (excellent education for virtually free along with the other points you mention).
The healthcare system as well, so affordable, accessible, and high quality.



What WD40 describes is the kinda of life we led in India where my dad was too extreme in spending n savings. It only works if the entire family is in sync. If the wife or kids disagree or feel unhappy, then it leads to misery. Savings is fine but experiences are worth it too.

Our rule is different. We try not to spend more than 25-40% of our income. We have seen a significant rise in our household income in the past 5-7 years so were able to upgrade a lot.


If you read the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, one of the points is to not deny yourself what u want, instead focus on earning more. Its not always easy but at least one try . Once u reach ur limit, one has to be practical.

so it depends
True, an extremely thrifty lifestyle also makes sense if the entire family is on board, otherwise it will just lead to unhappiness and disagreements.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by midlet2013 » Sun, 13 Jun 2021 12:02 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 9:44 pm
midlet2013 wrote:
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 1:45 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:50 pm


The healthcare system as well, so affordable, accessible, and high quality.



What WD40 describes is the kinda of life we led in India where my dad was too extreme in spending n savings. It only works if the entire family is in sync. If the wife or kids disagree or feel unhappy, then it leads to misery. Savings is fine but experiences are worth it too.

Our rule is different. We try not to spend more than 25-40% of our income. We have seen a significant rise in our household income in the past 5-7 years so were able to upgrade a lot.


If you read the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, one of the points is to not deny yourself what u want, instead focus on earning more. Its not always easy but at least one try . Once u reach ur limit, one has to be practical.

so it depends
True, an extremely thrifty lifestyle also makes sense if the entire family is on board, otherwise it will just lead to unhappiness and disagreements.

I am not judging anyone here. Just saying from my experience. I have met indians who claim they have never been to cinema in Sg in 10+ years. While I can appreciate the discipline, it only works if everyone is onboard.

I noticed that in my own family where my father made all choices and never once realised the unhappiness small cuts can lead too. What is hypocritical is that men save only on things where they see a point. And dont mind spending or wasting on stuff that appeals to them.

Often I see, that men decide for the entire family specifically when women are not working. Often, we fail to understand what the other person needs or wants.

I once asked a friend how his wife reacts given he spend 300$ on cigarettes a month. His answer was that his wife does not know his salary. I thought this was happening in my father's generation. But its happening even now particularly when women are not working.

Thats why my only advice to people who want dignity is to earn their own money and be loved :)

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