17 Things Malaysians Love To Keep For Years And Years

"Just in case I need it."

  • 1. 60% of your wardrobe is full with old bajus you've been keeping for over 10 years

    • It doesn't matter that they're all faded, or that you can't fit into the sleeves anymore. You never know when the fashion will come back as a trend, right?

  • 2. You keep them even though you KNOW you'll never wear them again

    • Your old PJ baju is still there. Can use as rag.

  • 3. Sometimes you look through your cupboard and you're like "OMG, I still have this!" and then you keep it for another 10 years

    • Sometimes you don't even remember when you bought it or if it's even yours...

  • 4. You keep boxes. A LOT of boxes.

  • 5. You loooove shopping for new boxes to keep your old boxes in them

  • 6. Speaking of storage, you buy more kinds of storage so you can keep more stuff in them... <3

  • 7. You still keep wrapping paper from decades ago

  • 8. You're the kind who opens presents carefully so you can keep the wrapping paper

    • "NO, DON'T TEAR THE WRAPPING PAPER!" proceeds to caaaarefully peel off the cellophane tape even though everyone's watching and it's been 20 minutes

  • 9. You have movie ticket stubs from your past and you still keep them even though they're all faded now

    • Let's not forget your boarding passes!

  • 10. Aww, greeting cards <3

    • Birthday cards, Chinese New Year cards, Raya cards, Deepavali cards, get well soon cards! Sooo 'vintage', must keep them all!


    • Keep the good quality branded ones in a special place, and oh, never use the big, sturdy paper bags unless there's an occasion that calls for it.


  • 13. You loooove keeping plastic forks and spoons

    • And those cheap bamboo chopsticks. Still can use what!

  • 14. Let's not forget the little packets of sauces and chilli flakes

    • You never know when you might run out of chilli sauce. 

  • 15. There's always a place at home where you keep stuff on 'standby', just in case you need them

  • 16. We love keeping mountains and mountains of rubber bands, especially from tapau packets

    • We keep them for so long that they lose elasticity and we can't use them anymore :(

  • 17. Then there are the angpow packets from five years ago

    • The quality is sooooo good! Must not throw!

  • Share if you can relate!

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