Last instalment to a hire purchase loan

Finally paid the last instalment to a hire purchase loan! Had been paying large sum of money every month for the past five years. A significant drain on the cash flow of my business. It’s such a relief that this is finally over. Does it mean I am going to get my life back from this point onwards having been such a slave to money for so long? I certainly hope so. Trouble is that is not really the end of it yet. There are still other loans to settle. It’s just that this is the most suffocating one. Now I’ll have to work on turning the business around with improved cash flow. Revenue has been falling in the past few years. But I am optimistic that this year will be a better year. Last year was a disaster, with increased competition, and with plans that did not work quite as well as I hoped. Alright ini kalilah, and bring on the general election! The redelineation of election boundaries bill that was passed yesterday with a simple majority in the parliament is to improve UMNO’s chance of winning more constituencies, even at the expense of Barisan Nasional’s other component parties. Constituencies are even more racially divided now..

Off-peak Play Pass by Cheeky Tots

Found out about this incredible deal offered by Cheeky Tots when I brought my children over there today.

In short, for RM25 you get to enter Cheeky Tots any number of times during their off-peak period, which is school days from Monday to Friday, for 3 months. This is incredibly good value, because it is already RM16 to enter on a school day for my daughter. By just paying an extra RM9 I can bring my daughter there as often as I wish during their off-peak period for the next 3 months. You see now I don’t have to worry about paying for their entrance fees if I want to bring them over for a meal. Cheeky Tots is afterall still the most relaxing place in Ipoh for me as a parent if I’m being honest. The toilet is clean. There are plenty of things to keep my children busy and active. The children are safe in the play area so I can relax a little more without having to constantly watching over them like a hawk. Especially now that I have a toddler who likes to climb on anything he can put his feet on. Besides I can get 10% discount on food (a la carte food) as a pass holder too! It really is a no brainer for parents who have time to bring their kids out on weekdays. And they have also recently added a new play section, or more precisely converted what used to be a reading section, that looks like a supermarket.

They certainly have planned all these together. The roll-out of the new section makes the already attractive play pass offer even more compelling!

Oh yeah, actually there is more! They have this “Kids Eat Free” promotion which gives your child a free kids meal when the adult orders an adult set meal (written on the chalk board behind their cafe counter).

The premise is very spacious on weekdays, and air-conditioned. OMG the place has suddenly become so much more attractive in my mind with the introduction of this play pass! Well played Cheeky Tots! I will see a lot more of you from next week onwards.