Meini is just an Asian girl with mediocre earning but she always want to appear rich in the eyes of others. She has friends who are alike but they don’t really like each other, they just trying to impress each other. When hanging out with those girls gang, they always looks fashionable and trendy with clothes, expensive branded handbag. All just for the sake of showing a high social status.

Sometimes she got not enough cash in hand to buy expensive cosmetics and branded bags she wanted. That is not a problem at all thou. Thanks to the power of credit cards! Nowadays being high spender becomes easier. It’s wonderful, we can spend first even before we earn the money.

Yet those lifestyle are not GRAZY enough. Even though she grown-up, have her own job and income, Meini still receives monthly allowance from her parents who own a small kitchenware store in a small town. Not because she is lacking money for basic daily needs, but cause she has always such a glamorous life style.

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.

Dave Ramsey

Among the her friends there is Mimi, Meini’s ex classmate, an old friend and they has been friends since high school. Mimi always look modest and humble living. They were once very close, at the present Meini rarely get in touch with her just because of their different way of life. Since graduating from school Meini has changed.

One day, unexpected and shocking thing happens, Meini’s father got seriously ill and she and her family needs a large sum of money to pay for medical expenses. Because desperate no additional money and she owed a lot of unpaid debt, she then seek help through social media accounts looking for sympathy donators.

The money collected but not enough, some viewers are not sympathetic because they are wondering that she who usually afford living with such luxury, how can she suddenly be short of money? Sadly not even one in her girls gang who used to hang out together come to help and began to avoid her. She is also wondering why her friends who is living with such extravagance couldn’t help her a little.

Luckily she still had friend who is kind like Mimi, she actually helped her with the medical expenses. Meini’s amazed why she could help with such a huge sum of money, she never knew that Mimi and her family was so rich. Meini’s father finally recovered but it is not possible to be able to run his store business anymore.

One pretends to be rich, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Proverbs 13:7

After all this happened whether Meini would have change her lifestyle or choose to go on with her current one. All depends on her awareness. This is a story about a Grazy Poor Asian. You may look rich but with mentality of the poor, you will always be poor. If Meini in this story seem like you, I am sorry it might just be coincidence. I am not talking about you or anyone else. I myself is guilty too, I did buying expensive things that I don’t really need but I hope it won’t happen again. It is emotional discipline.

Photo picture just for illustration purposes. Photo by mentatdgt from Pexels


  1. Tahia 26th September 2018 at 7:26 am

    I think I’ll read Crazy Rich Asians now… after reading your amazing review it sounds like my kind of book!

    1. Stefen Ng 26th September 2018 at 9:37 am

      Actually this is not a book review for Grazy Rich Asian. It’s just my own made up story for sarcasm. xD

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