Thursday, January 15, 2009

Back in Swan City

Holla from the Foochow town! :D

Just landed a couple of hours ago, and I already had my fix of the infamous kampua noodles. *Slurps*

As happy as I am to be back in the embrace of my family, I'm missing Bee terribly. It's SO hard to be away from the boy again after being around him everyday for the past 8 months. I don't even wanna start thinking about how I'm gonna leave and go back to Melbourne all by myself. *Sighs*

On the brighter side, it might be a good thing for my (already) dwindling bank account to have a much needed break from the never-ending crazy sales in KL. I've been shopping so much for the past few weeks that it's really not funny anymore.

I did a rough mental calculation the other day. I'm gonna have to pay back a hefty AU$15-20k to Australian government when I finally get around to doing my tax return for year 2007/2008. And that's on top of the tax that's already been automatically deducted from my wages each pay cycle!

I'm feeling like a pauper already. *Double sighs*

If there's one thing that I seriously loathe about living in Oz, it's gotta be their evil blood-sucking tax system! We often feel like we're being punished for working hard and earning more. :(

Okie dokes, that's enough ranting for one day. Let's leave the rest till I go back to Melbourne and face the dragon accountant.

For now, I'm just gonna put my legs up and enjoy being a spoilt brat at home.


10 left a petal:

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

15-20k? Hoooly crap man =O


renaye said...

have a good rest!

fuzkittie said...

Oh man, that sucks!! Well, try not to think about it and focus on all the goodies you've bought! :]

Doreen said...

Talking about tax, OZ is still better off than NZ. The tax rate here is even higher. @#!$%^&@^#% Oops, excuse my language.

prettybeautiful said...

wah jialat. earn more end up paying more O_o

p/s: it is always great at home with the parents :)

Josephine said...

Why remind me of tax?
I got to pay lots more this year compare to last year!

argh!!! Help...

cbenc12 said...

y do u hav to go back to aussie? how u going to hav a married life wif bee?

Lila said...

Waa...AU$15-20k? That's a lot of money!!

MisSmall said...

The Constantly Dramatic One: I know! *Heartaches*

Renaye: Will do. Thanks, girl. :)

Fuzkittie: It sucks BIG time! Took away the joy of shopping too. *Sobs sobs*

Doreen: Don't worry, darl. You wouldn't wanna know the language I use whenever I find out how much I've been taxed. :D

MisSmall said...

Prettybeautiful: Exactly! What a stupid system huh? :/

Josephine: You and I both, hun. *Sighs*

Cbenc12: Questions I don't have answers to either. :|

Lila: And that's not even half of what I have to pay in total for one financial year! >_<