Making a Living

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At spring fest, there were a large amount of people that emptied their wallets. Most clubs sold snack items such as Korean Barbecue or spam musubi. Other clubs sold drinks. These were expensive drinks such as boba. They required a lot of preparation and planning. My club, however, decided to sell bottled drinks. This was the greatest decision of my life because we didn’t have to prepare for anything. Other clubs spent more than five hours cooking and preparing their meals. My  club simply stopped by Costco to buy our drinks. Since we were the only club selling cheap and simple drinks, we got the most sales. At the end of the day, we sold out and made a profit of $300. It was out perfect plan to work smart and not hard. Our club had made  a big amount of profit without spending a lot of effort. The lesson of the day was to work smart, not hard.

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Notes on the upper Muddle

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This post delighted me. It showed how people tend to separate and divide themselves into different social classes. The author described the life of the rich and middle classes. He showed the luxury of both classes and how money flowed through society. I was extremely delighted when he also mentioned the fact that all the classes still went to the same school. No matter what class they were from, they still all ate in the same cafeteria. I admire how the author shows the different life styles but united them afterwards. He explains the property of the rich and the social life of all three classes. Even though each class had a different amount of money, they still had the same social life.

Budget Life

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At the end of this month, I plan on going snowboarding with my friends. We have been told that the best and closest place to snowboard was Big Bear. However, we all know that snowboarding is costly and expensive. As a result, we always hold back from going. The lifting ticket is 64$ and the renting cost is about 34$. I thought that renting would be expensive if I went multiple times. As a result, I thought of a cheap alternative. I went hunting for used snowboards and boots online. This way, I can get high end gear for a great price. I targeted those rich people who mainly sold their used gear to people who would take care of it, rather than people who paid the most for it.Ultimately, I was able to save more money. I called this the budget life. I thought it was smart of me and a good solution for me, a broke high school student, to still be in the game with those rich kids.

 

Dim Sum

This weekend, I went out to go eat Dim Sum with my friends. It was the best thing I’ve ever tasted. The Xiu Mai was a delicious yellow dumping with pork in the middle. After we all finished and the bill came out, we groaned. The bill for our party of four people was 60 dollars! This moment reminded me of a quote someone once told me. They said “you get what you payed for.” I knew what this quote meant now. Since we paid a lot for the food, it was delicious. This quote perfectly related to our situation. I instantly knew we got what was worth 60 dollars.

Cash and Dash

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Once I arrived home after school,  I found a bunch of 20 dollar bills on my desk. I had no idea where this came from but I didn’t care. All I knew was that I had free money, which is something that never happens in life. This sparked many new questions. Who gave me this money? Where did it come from? What did I do to deserve this money? At the same time, I was also delighted that someone had taken their time to surprise me and give me money. I took the money and ran away.