Sunday, October 30, 2005

The contents of my wallet at this moment

The first notes section:
One A$50 note

The second notes section:
Three RM10 notes
One RM5 note
One RM1 note
A piece of paper with frequently called numbers listed on it
I only started using a mobile phone when my cousin upgraded her phone and had a spare one lying about that I could use. That was in early 2003. Prior to that, I recorded the most frequently called numbers on a slip of paper I kept in my wallet. The secret to its longevity is that it is only half the size of a currency note, thus it is never folded. It is still in my wallet, a not very useful fragment from the past.

The coins pocket:
Four A$1 coins
Two A$0.10 coins
One A$0.20 coin
One A$0.05 coin

The various card slots:
Malaysian Driving Licence, valid till 31 March 2008.
National Registration Identity Card, needs to be updated to the electronic one ASAP.
A prepaid debit card for photocopying.
A membership card for the mandatory international student health insurance.
I haven’t used this one in ages. The problem with health insurance is that if you are healthy and well, you feel cheated of the $350+ annual fee.

Emergency Contact Card
"If the international student carrying this card requires emergency or crisis assistance, please contact:
The International Centre,
The University of Melbourne[…]"

The powers of this card have never been invoked. I wonder what it does.
The University of Melbourne student card
Two ATM cards for my bank accounts
A magnetic card for access into my apartment block
City Library membership card

Another compartment:
A little 符, folded neatly and wrapped in a tight plastic wrapper.It’s not so much if it works (or not), but it’s the fact that my grandmother took the trouble to get one for me.


Blogger NickTay said...

hehe :) nice! PS. Change ur ic before they make you pay for it.

5:41 pm, October 30, 2005  
Anonymous Alex said...

eeh? ur from Uni Melbourne also. wat course r u doing? Haha, i have those Malaysian ringgit notes in my wallet too :)

7:01 pm, October 30, 2005  
Blogger lynnee said...

i've been back in malaysia for 8 years now & i still carry around an AUD$2 coin in my wallet :)

7:40 pm, October 30, 2005  
Blogger Dr. Tan said...

Why in God's name are you having Malaysian notes in ur wallet?

10:26 pm, October 30, 2005  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Heh, yea thanks for the advice.

Mechanical engineering. mm...i should do an informal survey to flush out those who have foreign currency permanantly in their wallets. Just out of curiosity.

Impressive. 8 years is rather long. I doubt i can keep a coin for that long before it loses itself. Note- not me losing it :p

Tan Yee Hou:
Look now, Alex, Lynee and myself do it. There must be some valid explanation that does not need to invoke the deities.

11:00 pm, October 30, 2005  
Anonymous huiwen said...

oh..havent change ur ic?..

10:53 am, October 31, 2005  

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