Liza's own pork barrel

Meet Shisha

Since the inception of this blog, I have been thinking what could be the topic of my first post. Honestly, I’ve listed down several money saving topics on the side but then, I decided to post about Shisha. (“,)

Liza's own pork barrel

I remember having my first coin bank when I was in Kinder.  Since then I would always buy different coin banks and fill those with the Pamasko’s and excess baon’s I have. I had my last coin bank when I was in my third year college.

When I got my first salary as an IT worker in 2004, I had a hundred peso bill placed inside a book  (I will try to find later and post here) which will serve as a remembrance.  From then on, I tried to save money but for almost two years of working, I remember giving in several times to temptations of buying things which I don’t really need.  Until one day, I got a news that our company has filed a bankruptcy and will soon close.  It was my last day at work.

When I got home and looked at my passbook, I realized that I only had Php 20,000 and that’s all. Suddenly, I woke up to the fact that I no longer have a job and so unsure about how long will it take me to find another one.  I had several financial obligations during that time and somehow worried.  When I got my second job a month after,  I made a pact to myself that I will save money as long as I can.

Yesterday, I decided to buy a new piggy bank which I named Shisha. This will contain all the excess money I have reserved for the bills and whenever I have something left from my personal monthly allowance. This is separate from my savings and emergency funds which are both in the bank. Today, I deposited to her Php150.00 from the change when I paid my PLDT bill. I normally reserve Php 2,000 for PLDT each month.

Until I’m sure where to use the money that I kept in Shisha, her mouth will remain unopened. See the date?

Post Author: Liza Chua

I'm a travel blogger and currently working from home as an SEO Consultant. I'm have so much passion about discovering things and writing those things in my blogs. I'm open to new learning especially if it's about saving money and how it will work for me. Follow me @womenality to connect me on Twitter and Instagram.

2 thoughts on “Meet Shisha

    […] sure. you’ve met my Shisha – my cool, mouth-zipped, orange piggy bank. Now, you get to meet my friendly orange envelope which is the keeper of my monthly expenses in […]


    (November 8, 2013 - 7:12 pm)

    Arrives here at your blog coz I’m blog-hopping! I enjoy reading coz I am frugal too like you guys:)

    Nice Blog!

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