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Money Stories from Malaysians: Volume 1

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Money Stories from Malaysians: Volume 1 is a compilation of 10 short stories from 10 different authors.

100 pages, ebook

Published March 1, 2019

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Suraya Zainudin

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May 19, 2019
Love the mixture of humour, jokes, seriousness, sadness and happiness in this book. So many different emotions, so many different stories told by the different authors. Defo a good read!
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December 10, 2020
Easy to read book with a mixture of fantasy & real life experience related to money (whether directly or indirectly). An enjoyable light read.
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675 reviews46 followers
April 28, 2022
“Children can understand the value of money. Children do understand the importance of making money and saving money. But of course money should never be their problem - that’s the burden of the adult. If you ask children what they want to be when they grow up, you’d almost always get the kind of jobs that help people. Go ahead, give it a try. You’ll hear doctor, teacher, soldier, fireman, policeman and there’s always that one kid who wants to be Spiderman”.
- Look out for Naila, World! (Money stories from Malaysians by Suraya Zainuddin)
I am not good with money 😂. Ask any of my best friends, they can vouch for this. Hence why i decided to buy and read this book instantly. Judging from the cover, I am expecting tips or advice on how to save/ spend/ invest money - sort of textbook-ish kinda book. I am pleasantly surprised that it’s not how it was written. There are 6 Non Fictions and 4 fictions in this collection of stories. Non fictions comprised of personal experiences ranging from ‘dont ever start smoking’ which penned by the hardcore smoker himself up to ‘how do you quantify mother/housewife tasks and the price of it being an invisible labor’- drawn from personal experience of a new mother. As for fictions, all of them were quite good - There’s a story of memory trade which the poor have to sell their own memories to make a living which i believe a dissent towards capitalism. Then we also have a story titled ‘Condo’ sort of like ‘hunger games plus squid game’ but in Malaysian setting. I finished it in one sitting and right after, i was mumbling to myself whether i should buy the volume 2. I genuinely enjoy these stories. For once, when it is written by Malaysians, the relatability on the struggle with currency exchange rate, government agenda and even the cost of living is there. Overall, a solid 4 stars from me.
Individual Rating for each story :
1. Look out for Naila, World by Jauhari Ali (3/5)
2. In Memoriam by N.T Cloever (4/5)
3. Necessary Expense by Sarah Anne (3.5/5)
4. Cigarettes by Eu Leon (3/5)
5. An APP-xpensive Mistake by Sumi S (4/5)
6. Condo by Aina Izzah (4/5)
7. Managing Finances While Doing A PhD by Juntaki (3.5/5)
8. My Family’s experience with Ponzi by Scheme by Jonathan Kam (4/5)
9. How Much is a mother’s job worth by Chan Ai Sin (5/5)
10. For the greater good by Suraya Zainuddion (5/5)
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