With the cost of living ever increasing, here are some ways that everyday Hongkongers can cut down on their expenditures and economize. • Feeling hungry? Dampen your appetite by logging onto Facebook and looking at the endless, sickening pictures of that annoying girl from school and her new baby. • Recycling is a great way to supplement your income in difficult times. For example, try getting your hands on some old newspapers. Nutritionists say that they have about as much dietary value as a box of siu mei, and one-third of the saturated fat. • Save money on food packaging by just carrying meals around in your bunched fists. • If you find apartments in Hong Kong too expensive to buy, consider moving to Saskatoon. • If taxis are getting too pricey, ask the cab driver if you can just lie in the trunk until he drives past roughly where you need to be. • According to the Gini Coefficient, Hong Kong has the biggest rich-poor gap of any place on earth. Go find that Gini guy and punch him in the nose. • Rather than buying your usual luxurious muesli from New Zealand, consider buying the variety that comes without goji berries (for southside tai-tais only). • Save money that you would otherwise put towards blunt force weapons by recycling last week’s stale mooncakes. • If your coke habit is burning too large a hole in your wallet, consider switching to the more economical crack instead.