Someone invited me to join a summer trip to Europe the other day.
I was actually quite tempted.
However, after an extensive calculations of my finances, I had to say no to it.
The trip could costs me a minimum of RM15k.
Really can't afford that at the moment.
Still, I'm glad that the person had invited me to go on the trip.
I was very happy because of that.
It would have been very nice to visit those places again, and in good company at that.
But I have to be realistic with my finances.
Things are quite tight now.
And I'm not alone.
Most people are going through the same.
Some even feel that the country is collapsing because of those difficulties.
I think that's being a bit too dramatic , but yes, I do agree if the government is to push itself harder to make life less financially difficult for everyone.
But, I still don't think BR1M is the answer.
Cash handouts can't be sustainable and not so nice for the country's image.
I wish I'm some sorts of an economist and can offer a suggestion on how to do it.
But I'm not.
Maybe the more clever bloggers can suggest something brilliant to help the government make the people's finances better.
Who are the more clever bloggers?
Well, they are the ones who can come up with fancy charts and graphs la.
Maybe they can impress the government with those charts and graphs so that BR1M can be replaced with a better policy to make the standard and quality of Malaysians' life better.
That's better then using the charts and graphs to convince everyone to hate each others.
Example : See, my very fancy charts indicate that the Chinese belligerence level has reached the boiling point due to the mental poison administered by the Christians. So, the Malay Muslim ummah, heed my word, YOU ARE IN DANGER!!!!GET READY FOR WAR!!!!NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER!!!!EITHER YOU ARE WITH US OR AGAINST US!!!!
Aiyo....chill la. Go take a shower. That should cool you down, okay.
Really. In my opinion, if everyone takes it easy a bit, we will be much better off.
Life is always fraught with difficulties, but if we don't lose our head and get emo all the time, I'm quite sure we will eventually overcome them.
Keep a good heart and Allah will bless us with a better life (and finances), okay. InsyaAllah.
Anyway, I'm going to keep saving some money for maybe a winter trip either end of this year or early next year.
As I said in a previous post, I want to go to a hot spring in Hokkaido to do this,
Yup, taking a dip in the hot spring there with the snow monkeys in the dead of winter.
That would be an amazing experience.
I've been in Japan in spring and autumn.
Always want to go there in winter.
The summer is just hot....sometimes more than in Malaysia, so I was told by a Japanese guy.
Well, whatever it is, I need to save money for the trip first.
Hopefully things will get financially better not only for me, but all Malaysians.