I dont know if this happens to anyone else having a husband who’s accountant by profession, but I have to endure his over conscious of our budget and spending, which is sometimes I think rather unnecessary. And here I want to reveal a little book (buku tiga lima) which tracks record of every single Rupee spent during our India trip last year.
Okay, nothing special about this book. At least I said so, and when he was busy jotting down all auto-rickshaw fares, monument entrance, food etc we had spent for that day, I would give an unpleasant ‘is that really important?’ kind of look. “My family never bother taking note of how much we spent during travel, yet still we survived without getting short of money :P” I teased him. Well I realized he’s taking precaution so to track our money out and if we’re still within budget. By writing down in this small book.
He would write separate page for each day, and in another section, the money out was calculated in category (whether it’s hotel, food, entrance fee, transport, etc) and the last section at the end is where the figures would be audited again so that everything and the balance would telly, and we know how much money remain by day without having to dig out our pocket again and re-count the notes again. Ya, he gets a point there, but still, this is so much fuss to me. Who needs to care about our budget that much when we know we already bring enough funds already?
Yup, I never actually agreed with him regarding the small book, until recently, when I found the book again, how I realized it helped ALOT to trace our journey in details! ^_^ I’ve been compiling our travelogues in another place (not in this blog finally, seeing I have so much to write and I’m so perfectionist when it comes to documenting our travel stories!). Well, this little book turned out to be my savior!
Apart from our spending account, this book records some marks from people we dearly met in Delhi.. with Mr Showkat’s note of his address in Kashmir he asked us to visit, and his sketch of map of Mughal Gardens in Srinagar.
Also, some other addresses we could keep in case we visit them again!
The luggage sticker for our SpiceJet flight to Srinagar! And phone number and name of mysterious guy we kept encountering in Srinagar! Ohhhh this little book has become a memorable item now! T_T I love you Az! You’re so genius!
I will reveal the travel blog one of these days, if you like. Hopefully before China.