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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gas Price and Exchange Rate

Gosh! It has been a while since I updated on those 2 taboo subjects. But this time at least there is a positive result. At least for ur living in the US. As you all know, the gas price is gradually coming down. It was peaked at close to usd5/gallon. As of yesterday morning, Saturday Nov 1, it costs us 2.70/gallon although at noon when we were driving back fr the asian supermarket it went down to 2.66/gallon. Oh well, cant complaint too much. After suffering from a very high cost of gas the last 4-8 months, I am just so relieved that it is now back to what it was a year ago. Now, if only they bring down the price of goods as well. Everything went up when the gas price was up but when the price is down, nobody seems to want to bring down the price of goods.

Now, on the exchange rate, Ringgit Malaysia(RM) to USD it is not looking to good for Malaysian. Since Friday Oct 31, my exchange rate ticker on my notebook says that it is USD1 = RM3.553. It is of course good for Malaysian sending back money to home or if you are planning to go back and spend some moolah there. (Cath, Gert & Jannie, aren't you guys going back next year?)




15 comments:

mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora said...

Hi Farina, are you going back next year too? if yes, when? We shall be home in SG sometime Sept if all goes according to plan. And we do plan to go up to KL to visit friends, it be nice to meet up = ) Hugs for a good week ahead.

ICook4Fun said...

Yeap, I am going home for Chinese New Year. Leaving on the 10th of Jan. Can't wait to go home. Hopefully the US $ stay strong :)

pugly said...

I long for the days when the Ringgit to the Pound was RM 3.8 = GBP 1, & to the Dollar was RM 2.3 = USD 1. Sigh.

I don't think I'm returning to the UK any time soon. It's far too expensive to go there these days. Airport tax je dah (at least) RM 1K.

Mat Salo said...

Farina,

Ini bagus take advantage yak nak balik ke?

For some of us (me) who horde USD I've been burnt many times before. And recently there's this scary scenario of US declaring their greenback 'illegal-tender' replacing it with a new currency called 'Amero' so they can wipe they slate clean and start afresh. Still at the 'conspiracy theory' stage like 'who really killed JFK'. But I can't help but shudder...

Say, nice pix of So-Cal skies. Yes, I remember the sunsets were brilliant ... but masa tu tak ada camera lagi.

Kak Teh said...

Salam farina, not a good time to bring sterling back to malaysia. Dah jatuh banyak. But my children dah book their tickets to go back in January.
anyway, kalau nak kenal lagi Pak Malim kucing ray yang alim, do visit my blog.

Anonymous said...

Komen Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim.

Saya takde exchange rate sebab saya takde duit, kata Pak Malim dgn ekor yg terkuit-kuit.

goooooood girl said...

Good good good......

Salt N Turmeric said...

Mush, insyaallah next year nak try balik for raya. Nanti dah confirm kita calling2 ya?

Gert, how long are u going back? mesti dah excited gila nih. ;)

Pug, i cant see i long for the same since im now in the US. Tak balik lah gamaknya aku kalau turun tht much. :(

Mat Salo, iv heard of the theory 'amero' but i aint taking it seriously. You pun prefer sunset ke? itu sunrise lah Mat Salo. hehe.

Kak Teh, tak ikut balik sama ke dgn anak2?

Tak baik cakap takde duit pak malim oi, kata farina sambil makan cakoi. Arwah tok selalu pesan, kata itu doa, kata farina sambil menganga. ;)

Cat Cat said...

Farina,
Gas prices kat Cali is $2.66/gallon?? Biar betul babe... Kat sini in VA, I saw the gas station across us is at $1.98/gallon...

Oh yes, can't wait to go home on 01/16.

Barbara said...

Hi Farina,
Gas prices have been decreasing also in Europe. Glad to see the same in Cali.
Ooooh; you are returning for a visit in your country soon ? Very nice :) It's always a special mompent for expats; feel good time !!

I tagged you for a meme; I hope that you will join us for the fun.

See you.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Cath, below 2/gal already in VA? i think the last time tht i know it was below 2 was back in PA late 2004. lol.

Barbara, so its also down in europe ya? thts good. Yes, im planning to go back next year. Hopefully nothing changes. ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Farina,

Hah...

How's Obama?

Sad lar...You can't meet Bush anymore!

Hehehehe...Sorry, can't resist ever since Aunty Rita teased you about Bush...;)

Azreen Zzz said...

Hi, I link your blog to mine. I hope you don't mind.

Cheers.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Daphne, lega rasa takyah nak dengar 'semak' tu bercakap lagi. letih tau! :P

Hi Azreen. Welcome and thank you for linking my blog to yours. ;)

Sri said...

Hey Farina

I'm suspicious about the gas prices. Why the sudden drop? Hmmm... I still think the govt has something to do with the gas price increase. About 6-8 weeks ago, gas prices in South FL was close to $4.00...now it's down to $2.46 here.