Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Price We Pay

With raising prices of gas and other basic commodities, folks are having a hard time budgeting their expenses. Raft3r is no exception.

I am going crazy with the ever changing fuel prices. These days, a P500 weekly gas allowance is simply not feasible.

Now more and more people are resorting to fast cash payday loans.

I don’t blame them. Times are hard. It doesn’t help that the US economy is on a downward spiral. Go Bush!

Indeed, a global financial crisis is upon us.

Prices are on the constant rise and salary increases seem to be a distant thing of the past.

The sudden emergence of cash loan centers is a strong indication of how weak the world economy is. At least, they offer convenience and a quick fix to monetary problems.

20 comments:

Lawstude said...

P500 weekly gas allowance? that is indeed insane.

i remember the times when gas per liter was only P18 per liter (the first time i had my own car), now, it's almost P50 /L. Mainam pa magcommute na lang.

Raft3r said...

lawstude, Nyahaha. SVU pa tsikot ko nyan. hehe

pete said...

utang na naman?

Demiera said...

Yo yo Raft3r! What's this contest you were talking about? I wanna join =P!!!

brainteaser said...

Indeed!

500 gas allowance = 1 day na lang these day.

Or pwede rin yung 500 per week. Basta once a week mo lang gamitin yung car mo. Ahahahahahah!

Kakanerbios talaga ang lagay ng world economy ngayon. Tsktsktsk!

Raft3r said...

pete, Yes. Nyahaha

demiera, It's under the Sell The Free World post. =)

brainteaser, Sobrang hirap na talaga ng buhay ngayon. Hay!

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

wahhh! ur absolutely ryt, there so many wrongs. that's why many from ryt... go to left. (gets mo?!) hehehe

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Gets na gets. Hehe

the donG said...

i hope that it will get better or at least stable.

Raft3r said...

the dong, That's everyone's wish.

ar-dee-see said...

What! you mean I can't fly to places without paying a large sum of cash. great. Btw, you got P350 I can borrow? I need it to research how to replicate an Iron Man suit.

Raft3r said...

ar-dee-see, Hehe. Sure, man!

Sonnet's said...

Your statement - "The sudden emergence of cash loan centers is a strong indication of how weak the world economy is." - is so true. But I doubt if the same goes for the Phils. coz whenever there are foreign artists coming here, people lavishly squander 5,000 to 18,000 just to get a good seat. Yon ba ang naghihirap?

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Mayabang ang tawag don. Hehe

Sonnet's said...

I agree, mas marami palang mayabang sa Pinas kesa sa mahirap hehehe:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Hehe. Kasama ako dyan. Nyahaha

Sonnet's said...

Obvious ba?:) Hahaha!!!

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Nyahaha

pete said...

salamat nga pala sa libre, ha

Raft3r said...

pete, You're welcome!