Ever since I went on a low carbohydrate diet, I have been consuming more protein and fats. One of the things I do eat from time to time is fish and I enjoy Batang fish quite a bit.

This evening, I paid almost $5 for my fish dinner:

150 grams of Batang fish. Just nice for a grown man or at least for me.

A dusting of turmeric powder, a sprinkling of garlic salt and some butter.

1 minute in the microwave oven at 800 watts, followed by a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and it is good to eat.

Yummy.

Anyway, as I was walking home from the supermarket, I tossed some numbers in my head.

$5 doesn’t seem like a lot of money but to someone who makes $100 a day, that is 5% of his daily pay.

(Once upon a time, that was my daily pay too.)

Considering the fact that $20 goes to his CPF, $5 is actually 6.25% of his take home pay. This is quite a big percentage…