Thursday, 30 March 2017

A Farang friend's expenses

A Farang friend’s expenses in Jun and Jul 2016

A Farang friend FF (his words: “an old retired git* in financial distress”, my words: “an undeservedly in his old age impoverished Englishman”) has only 9 kTHB per month to live on. This is what he supplied (in italic), I converted data from table to text and did some editing. Chronological order, first number in line is day of the month.

* git (slang) ... git is a term of insult with origins in British English denoting an unpleasant, silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying, senile, elderly or childish person. As a mild oath it is roughly on a par with prat and marginally less pejorative than berk.

Date Description Activity THB Category (Food Toiletries Household Transport Medical Miscellaneous Entertain Sex) Comments

June 2016
1 Taxi Sathorn Road – Chong Nonsi BTS 55 Transport
1 Medications Pharmacy Rama 4 – Health 190 Medical
1 Toiletries Watsons 89 Toiletries
1 MRT Silom – Lumpini 8 Transport Elder card 50% discount
3 Bleach 7/11 Household 27 Household
3 Bread 7/11 34 Food
3 Ready Meal 7/11 35 Food
6 Taxi Abode – Chong Nonsi 55 Transport
6 Dentist Extraction + medications 900 Medical Unforeseen
6 MRT Silom – Klong Toei 10 Transport
7 Taxi Abode – Makro 50 Transport
7 Groceries Makro - incl. Cheese 790 1622
7 Taxi Makro – Abode 50 Transport
8 Phone top-up 7/11 90 Miscellaneous
11 Med procedure Clinic – Soi Si Samphen 100 Medical
11 Bread 7/11 34 Food
11 Toiletries 7/11 105 Toiletries
13 MRT Lumpini – Silom 8 Transport
13 Dental procedures Chong Nonsi 1600 Medical Unforeseen
13 Lunch KYC –meal + ice cream cornet 100 Food Highlight of the week!!!
13 BTS Sala Daeng – National Stadium 25 Transport
13 Lemon Squeezer Tokyu 51 Household
13 Toiletries Tokyu 524 Toiletries
13 Pencil leads Tokyu 20 Miscellaneous
13 BTS National Stadium – Sala Daeng 25 Transport
13 MRT Silom – Klong Toei 10 Transport
13 OSS OSS contribution 432 Miscellaneous
14 Milk 7/11 92 Food
15 Bread 7/11 20 Food
15 Envelopes 7/11 15 Miscellaneous
15 MRT Lumpini – Silom 8 Transport
15 PC headset Silom Complex 490 Miscellaneous Unforeseen
15 MRT Silom – Klong Toei 10 Transport
17 Bread 7/11 34 Food
17 Fried bananas Street vendor 20 Food
17 MRT Klong Toei – Silom 10 Transport
17 Mayonnaise x 2 Villa Market 218 Food
17 Iced coffee L McCraps (McDonald’s)-Happy hour discount 52 Food High Living!
17 MRT Silom – Klong Toei 10 Transport
21 Taxi Abode – Makro 50 Transport
21 Groceries Makro 1524 Food
21 Taxi Makro – Abode 50 Transport
22 Bread 7/11 34 Food
22 Shower Cap 7/11 35 Household
23 Pen 7/11 8 Miscellaneous
25 Bread 7/11 34 Food
25 Super Glue 7/11 25 Miscellaneous
25 Lighter 7/11 11 Miscellaneous
25 Ready meal 7/11 37 Food
25 Noodles 7/11 8 Food
28 Bread 7/11 34 Food
28 Milk 7/11 Food

Sum 9170, of which Food 4024, Toiletries 718, Household 113, Transport 434, Medical 2790, Miscellaneous 1091, Entertainment 0, Sex 0. Average daily food/beverage in THB 134, in USD 3.80.

FF stays in a Thai friend’s otherwise empty house for free, including water, electricity, internet. FF prepares food himself, hence fewer street food and more big shopping bills than in my expenses. The foodstuff he buys at Makro can be had for half price in local market, and Tokyu isn’t the cheapest place either. One could argue that FF should use more bus and less taxi or BTS/MRT, but with hip problems, bus is not recommended.

Date Description Activity THB Category (Food Toiletries Household Transport Medical Miscellaneous Entertain Sex).

July 2016
1 Toilet Rolls 7/11 87 Household
1 Butter 7/11 50 Food
1 Ready Meal 7/11 40 Food
1 Bread 7/11 34 Food
2 Ready Meal 7/11 40 Food
2 Soap Powder 7/11 35 Household
2 Bleach 7/11 27 Household
4 Taxi Abode - Novotel, Silom 110 Transport
4 Taxi Novotel - Saladaeng BTS 50 Transport
4 BTS Saladaeng – Chitlom 15 Transport
4 Taxi Paragon – Abode 90 Transport
4 Bread 7/11 37 Food
4 Raisin Bread 7/11 18 Food
4 Pizza Eat out 75 Food
5 Taxi Abode - Central World 60 Transport
5 BTS Siam – Saladaeng 18 Transport
5 MRT Silom - Klong Toei 10 Transport
7 Pizza Eat out 95 Food
7 Butter 7/11 94 Food
7 Ice Cream Fresh Mart 68 Food
7 Eggs Fresh Mart 68 Food
10 Bread 7/11 37 Food
10 Milk 7/11 45 Food
11 Lighter 7/11 18 Household
12 Ready Meal 7/11 37 Food
13 Bread 7/11 37 Food
13 Ready Meal 7/11 40 Food
14 BRT Chong Nonsi – Technic 5 Transport
14 Groceries Makro 1226 Food
14 Taxi Makro – Ritz 60 Transport (Ritz is what he sometimes calls his place)
14 OSS OSS Contribution 432 Miscellaneous
18 Lunch KYC  meal + ice cream 100 Food
18 Cracker biscuits Villa 55 Food
18 Butter Villa 95 Food
18 Ready meal 7/11 45 Food
18 Bread 7/11 37 Food
18 Scotch-brite 7/11 12 Household
20 Postage Post Office 20 Miscellaneous
21 Milk 7/11 45 Food
24 Bread 7/11 37 Food
24 Ice Cream 7/11 20 Food
27 BRT Chong Nonsi – Tecnnic 5 Transport
27 Groceries Makro + Cheese 2313 Food
27 Taxi Makro – Ritz 80 Transport
27 Chicken pieces Street vendor 55 Food
27 Bread 7/11 37 Food
28 Ice cream x 2 7/11 60 Food
29 Milk 7/11 45 Food
30 Noodle meal 7/11 12 Food
30 Bread 7/11 37 Food
30 Ready Meal 7/11 40 Food

Sum 6208, of which Food 5074, Toiletries 0, Household 179, Transport 503, Medical 0, Miscellaneous 452, Entertainment 0, Sex 0. Average daily food/beverage in THB 163, in USD 4.68.

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