Liquified Petroleum Gas

At my current weekend sales gig, one of the home appliances that I help “promote” are hobs (stoves).

When we sell a hob, we need to ask the customer whether they are using piped PUB gas (aka Town Gas), or using those blue liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders.

Of course the majority of customers are using PUB piped gas.

I’ve noticed the minority still using LPG are the elderly (60s and above). And learnt something I didn’t know before – there are some ancient HDB flats that have no piped gas installed for the whole block!?

Really!

Yet, there are always exceptions. I’m quite bemused whenever I get customers who are in their late 20s or early 30s opting for LPG.

So I casually surveyed their rationale for doing so.

2 main reasons:

  1. They grew up in LPG families. They never thought of considering the “convenience” of piped PUB gas. What their parents did, they followed as adults. No questions asked. (Big daddy would love them)
  1. Then there’s the equivalent of “giam kana” (stingy thrifty) financial bloggers. They know every nickle and cents about the cost savings from using LPG over piped PUB gas. Very financially literate!

Yes, that type that foams at the mouth over one extra % in bank interests, free miles, and count in 2 decimal places. (What? Someone got to troll them right?)

So don’t say got lobang (good deal) I never jio (recommend)!

If you are one of those penny pinchers who believed saving 10 dollars a month compounded by 30 years will lead to a big mountain, then do consider switching to LPG for your kitchen. Especially if you cook a lot!

(Tip: I got this from a gas technician who uses piped PUB gas for the cooking convenience, but use LPG for his gas fired dryer. He saved extra $20 per month!)

For those of you that have moved recently to your BTO flat or condo, you may want to take a look how many of your neighbours have opted for LPG gas? During house-warming parties, take a peek at their kitchen hobs.

You may even notice the some have opted for the electrical induction hobs. Wink.

Somehow, I am reminded of how good Li Ka-shing was when he listed his HPH Trust.

Respect.

Newspaper

I prefer reading the dailies in print form (same goes for book reading). I’m an old dinosaur in this respect.

Once upon a time, there were lots of job ads in the classified sections. Now? Drastic reduction right?

Come to think of it, my current weekend job was found through online job search websites. And my previous one was walk-in when I saw Howard Storage World’s job ads outside the store while drinking kopi at Ya-Kun HabourFront…

Have you noticed sometimes there were full page colour ads on the front page of our dailies?

Snake-oils out there like me, we see it as a sign of weakness… An act of desperation…

For those who are not in sales, think about it for a moment.

Would you walk around dressed in a chicken suit to earn that extra income?

TV

I noticed I don’t watch TV anymore.

Yes, sometimes I’ll join mom to watch the 6:30pm Channel 8 news. That’s more to keep mom company.

Now I watch movies and documentaries on Youtube.

And surf the web for what’s going in the world.

Question. When was the last time you watched TV?

I have a naughty thought.

Can you make a guess when big daddy would monetise their TV assets?

Would you bite?


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