in contrast to what some people might think, little as my allowance is/seems, i don't actually claim everything from my parents. well, i used to do that... in jc... when i had like... five bucks a day? but i haven't been doing it for a long time, after my a's, and especially after i started getting a bit of money for myself. except for extraordinary purchases. which means something like above fifty bucks... which happens only on average at most once every two months. and it's not like i feel like i'm wei qu-ing myself or anything to not "claim back" my expenses, it's just that i let my pissiness get the better of me this time. uh... so, although i do admit i'm possibly getting more than enough to keep myself going quite comfortably, don't think that i'm really that pampered... and maybe instead, start wondering if you (generic) could get by as comfortably as you might be now, with your current lifestyle but my current allowance (make a guess lah), including tenth-tithing, books, occassional splurges etc. seriously, except for my little-bit-of nike obsession, i'm a much lower-maintenance, lesser-spending person than most kids my age are.
okay, who begs to differ on my penultimate statement?