Saturday, September 13, 2014

Important Personal Finance Lesson I Learned From The Hundred Foot Journey

If you have not already know, I am a movie buff and one of my hobby is to watch movies and I like to watch it in big screens. Most of the time, I watched them with my wife and occasionally I watched them with friends or alone (yes, alone). 

Last week, watched The Hundred Foot Journey with my wife and we both like it. It is a typical east meet west (India vs France), cultural crashes movie using food as the theme. If you are a foodie (Michelin Star fine dinning or Masala), you will love this movie. The casts' performance are superb (especially Helen Mirren and Om Puri) and I am giving it 4tars (out of 5). By the way, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey co-produced the movie. If you are still yet to watch it, do consider to watch it with your loved ones. 

Oh wait, why is movie theme post appear in the investment blog like this? 

In fact, I write about this movie because of the following dialogue between the roles played by Helen Mirren and Om Puri (not in exact words) :

Helen Mirren : I heard you have asked for discount (bargain) at the market...(she is assuming that Om Puri is not able to afford to buy the house opposite her restaurant to build an Indian Restaurant)

Om Puri : Lady, I asked for discount is not because I am poor, it is because I am thrifty (he is actually quite a rich guy in the movie).

So, what are the learning points?

a. Never judge a book by its cover (or action in this case)

b. It is important to be thrifty and there is no reason to pay more, if you can pay less (for the same thing). So, it's time to be thrifty and save more to build up the war chest ;-)

Since I am in it, just share the trailer of The Hundred Foot Journey below so you can have a better idea what to expect:


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