Niow (Stingy) - I immediately thought of Uncle Scrooge... Haha. I used to call my dad that (behind his back), can't imagine the tables are turned now. XP
Hah, I hear people say: “Wah, you buy such a big house, why so niow?”
To me, if you are a rich man’s son or daughter, have a great paying job/business and have plenty to spend, by means go ahead & splurge. My family belongs to the average Singaporean who happens to decide to pool in the money to get a nice place for all to stay. I’m not rich, I’m accountable for my family’s hard earned money and it only makes sense to pay for what’s worth.
So……….. I not niow hor. Only trying to stretch my dollar as much as I can.
On the side note, I can’t live with IKEA furniture. They’ve got really good designs and certain products are fantastic, but their “big” furniture lacks quality (here I’m talking about wardrobes, cabinets, shelving). I’ve bought, they look great, after 2-3 years, they warped. I had to chuck it. I’d rather pay more for better quality.
So see, not everything has to be CHEAP in my list to qualify.
Well, I get most of my inspirations from home magazines, I just hope that the end result will not be a disaster!