Wednesday, January 04, 2012
I happened to have taken a photograph of the price list two days ago, on the last day of 2011. I had wanted to compare the prices with that of my wife’s favourite congee shop in Jordan. Lo and behold, the price of most items had increased by 1 dollar.
艇仔粥 went from $12 to $13. 牛腸 (牛肉腸粉, rice noodle roll filled with beef) went from $11 to $12. 油炸鬼 (油條, fried bread stick) went from $5 to $6. The cost of my favourite big breakfast had gone up from $28 to $31 in 2 days!
Most of the time, actually, I would be less extravagant and order only 艇仔粥 and 油炸鬼, which would cost me seventeen dollars. Now, it would be nineteen, practically a whole twenty dollar bill without change.