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.





6 Comments:

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...

Nick:
Heh, yea thanks for the advice.

Alex:
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.

Lynee:
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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