Saturday, 10 December 2011

New Toys

Raimie has been a pretty happy boy this vacation. This is the one time he's allowed to use the money allocated to him to buy anything that he wants, provided that it doesn't exceed the set limit. It's not free money though, it's his own savings for the year that we allow him to use once a year to splurge on toys and games. And what did he get so far? A Nintendo 3DS and a few games to go with it. By the way, it cost 15,000yen in Japan; which is about RM600.00 and if bought in Malaysia, we need to pay RM1,139.00 for the same game! Good savings, eh?

Having the games allows him to not get too bored when we take a long train journey while zipping through the length and breadth of Japan. And most probably would help to pass time on the Air Asia flight back home in a few days too.

12 comments:

  1. Huge savings, alright. Sure makes him a happy boy for a long time to come. What have you got for yourself, eh? Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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  2. RM600 could get me two new Brooks trainers ... hehehe ...

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  3. @HappySurfer,
    For me? So far nothing yet. Nothing interest me anymore other than those stuff over at a sports outlet that we found on our second day here. I'll probably spend all my Yen there before going back. ^^

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  4. Guess it's good to splurge sometimes. As long as it brings us joy, especially tis the season to be jolly!

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  5. Definitely huge savings! It's good that he's spending money that he saved during the year : )

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  6. @The en(reach)er,
    Once in a while is OK but can't splurge all the time! xD

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  7. @foong,
    Yeah and he learns the value of money and planning. ^^

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  8. wah, raimie can save up to so much money in a year!! not bad at all.. i think he beats many of the working adults also lah~~ :p

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  9. but i think this is a good way of making him save money huh, i like your idea.. let him have a spree at the end of the year with his own money, it really motivates him and he shall appreciate that thing he bought more.. :)

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  10. fuyoh, mario 3D!! wow, i like mario, but i am only good enough to play the 2D version, the 3D version is too complicated for uncle, hahahaha!! and it's cheap, so much cheaper to get it in japan~~

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  11. @SK,
    Well, his pocket money is RM3 which he seldom uses because he always has something packed for recess.

    Then, the duit raya and misc cash too so it all added up. And he does makes a concious effort to save because he knows he'll be spending the money in Japan.

    His father matches his savings to put in the bank though.

    If it comes from Japan, it is cheap. But US games aren't cheap here. "Uncle" SK wanna try and play with the 3D game, ah? See whether complicated or not. ;p

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