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. (“,)
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?