Get Munkey a DSLR Fund: Now Accepting Contributions

I am no jet-setting munkey. I’ve not been to the captivating mountain crevasse of Norway. I’ve got no prior glacier experiences. Heck, I’ve not even tasted a Viking dish before, let alone an elaborated Norwegian Seafood Feast. Such is life of a true peasant. Food blogs are dangerous places, they just suck you in for hours and leave you wanting more. Cis!

“...We are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl..
- excerpt from Madonna’s 1985’s smash hit, Material Girl.

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WANTS, they say, are terrible things. Especially when you want things beyond your reach. While having dreams can be good, it makes us strive and work hard for something. However, dreaming too big can also be disheartening when you are just unable to reach for any of them. And, this monkey is definitely no stranger to feeling all beaten down. Guess my heart and my bank account just need to sort out their issues and see eye-to-eye. I am, after all, living in a materiel world. And I’m a material munkey!

It wasn’t until yesterday’s lunch at Rice Cafe that I realised I have not been working hard enough to get that Canon EOS 500D I’ve been wanting. It became clear to me that owning a camera is not as impossible as reaching for the skies at Lysefjord (should I be wanting something I can’t even pronounce?). So, instead of continuing to stay good for the rest of the year and wait for Santa to put the camera under my tree, I came up with a plan:

2. Published it here on my blog
3. Wait for contributions from all my friends. (I’ve calculated, if everyone on my Facebook friends list contributed RM5.00 each, I can totally get the camera before this weekend)

Hang on, there’s something missing here. It can’t be as easy as this. I know, you’ll WANT something from me in return. Right? See, I knew WANTS are horrible things! Let’s get back to the plan…

4. I’m just going to put this out there and see where it takes me… Whore myself out!

Get your minds out of the gutter, people! Munkey’s ass is not up for sale anytime soon. I was just referring to whoring out my other talent. I can be a Designer-for-Hire. You can have a logo/business card/stationary designed by yours truly and I get to make some money. Easy peasy! After all, I do come with highly recommended (call Fatboybakes or Lyrical Lemongrass for a referral if you really have to). Oooh, and to get the ball rolling I just confirmed a client yesterday.

Watch this space, soon I’ll be starting Get Munkey a Holiday Fund, Get Munkey a Beemer Fund, Get Munkey Santorini Fund etc.

So, anybody needs a designer?


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Photo credits: Visit Maldives, BMW Malaysia, Canon, Lyrical Lemongrass and Hairyberry.

18 Responses to Get Munkey a DSLR Fund: Now Accepting Contributions
  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving
    October 15, 2009 | 12:57 am

    how come no prices one?? haha

    well no 1 at rice cafe had a dslr out to tempt u..chill chill

    cant wait to see wat u can do with a 500D!

  2. J
    October 15, 2009 | 1:29 am

    Well, are you good with coding? -how much would it cost for you to glam up my blog? :)
    (Hmmmm, I oso want similar things to your list. But darn, I don't think I have many talents to peddle!)

  3. Nic (KHKL)
    October 15, 2009 | 2:56 am

    aiyah, no need so susah la. get a 0% interest credit card instalment plan la. that's how i could afford my dslr. some can go up to 2 years! definitely an option that u can consider.

  4. Lyrical Lemongrass
    October 15, 2009 | 3:02 am

    For 50 bucks, I will sponsor the plastic cap covering the battery on the 500D. *clinking sound in kitty*

  5. thenomadGourmand
    October 15, 2009 | 3:12 am

    Ok..I'm serious.
    Will DM u on twitter.

  6. UnkaLeong
    October 15, 2009 | 3:22 am

    I'll definitely recommend you to my friends :) Got referral fee ar?

  7. Chaokar
    October 15, 2009 | 5:58 am

    whore urself out?!

    u can do a bizzare bazaar "whore yourself out" and all purchase made that day goes to ur fund.

    I sponsor some tiramisu can?

    nice meeting you the other day :)

  8. CUMI & CIKI
    October 15, 2009 | 8:58 am

    sure.. me, me!! yay!

  9. qwazymonkey
    October 15, 2009 | 10:57 am

    Joe: Rates depending on how complicated the design is and what you want me to do in totality mah. Email me what you need lah

    J: Hey welcome home. Hard having big dreams eh? Anyways I don't do coding lah, just graphic stuff. I can design your banners or other components for your site, but can't piece it together for the life of me. Mail me if u need some of my help.

    Nic: Don't wanna spend virtual money.

    LL: Gimme the 50-bucks lah. I got better use for it than getting that plastic thingamagiky

    TNG: Mail me, hurry!

    Unkaleong: Hey do spread the words ok. I'd give you a kiss for your kind referral, but guess you not into that. Oh well.

    Chaokar: I'll take it only if your tiramisu can make the camera seller to hand over an EOS 500D! Nice meeting ya too, finally.

    C&C: Hehe, what u paying me with? Banana? :P

  10. thule a.k.a leo
    October 16, 2009 | 3:38 am

    My friend is interested to have his company's namecard designed creatively! (but not sure with or without logo la)
    Dealing with rubber wood industry… hmmm… will ask him to check with you soon…

  11. PureGlutton
    October 16, 2009 | 4:56 am

    OK, i can contribute RM5… but then I'm not even on your FB wor, lol!
    But seriously, maybe it's time i glam up my blog also… what are the options?

  12. J2Kfm
    October 16, 2009 | 7:59 am

    eh me wants a 500D, or Nikon 5000D also lah … but i got no skills to sell.

  13. qwazymonkey
    October 16, 2009 | 11:43 am

    Leo: That'll be great. Pass my email to him Thanks a lot.

    PureGlutton: Like I was explaining to J earlier, I don't do codings. But I can help you help you rebrand yourself + blog if you want to. Drop me a mail if you wanna take it one step further alright?

    J2Kfm: Hehehe, tempting right? Dammit!

  14. boo_licious
    October 16, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    Since you have RM55 now pledged to you, I'll match that same amt to start the kitty going. Remember to collect from me when we meet up. Good luck with the fund raising.

  15. qwazymonkey
    October 17, 2009 | 2:30 pm

    Boo: wah! So honoured to have you contributing to the fund. Thanks very much. Sure you don't want any of my services?

  16. ahpa
    October 17, 2009 | 3:08 pm

    5 bucks from ahpa shouldn't be an issue, altho he wasn't mentioned in this post. Cis indeed!

  17. qwazymonkey
    October 18, 2009 | 1:08 pm

    Ah Pa: For that you get your trademark bone-in-the-mouth pose! LOL

  18. trenddude
    October 18, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    you funding for which DSLR?