1. “I can totally live on $300 a month.”
Yeah, if you want to poop into a sketchy Turkish toilet and sleep on a cot covered in Care Bears with Grandma Nguyen by your side. Remember how you’ve been caving to your weekly $7 burrito at El Gato Negro and that three-night-a-week $4 Heineken? Let’s not get too carried away here.
2. “I’m only shopping at markets and eating from questionable holes-in-the-wall 24/7.”
This lasts for about the first three months, and then you discover that the Big C has Nutella. All your friends are al fresco-ing at Barbecue Garden and apparently the flan at L’Usine is on point. Do you wanna meet up at Fly for cupcakes later? Yes. How many am I allowed before regret sets in again?