M’sian boy buys PS4 with 600 RM1 notes he saved from loaning comic books to friends
Most adults don't have such discipline.
During the school holidays, it’s normal for kids to beg their parents for the most popular toys and gadgets, like say, a PS4.
But for one 12-year-old in Malaysia, he actually took the initiative to pay for his own Playstation 4 (PS4).
Pays for PS4 with 600 RM1 notes
On Dec. 15, Twitter user @farhanailiasa, also known as Farhana, posted a tweet of her 12-year-old brother, Irfan, paying for a brand new PS4 with about a year’s worth of savings.
His savings amounted to around RM600 made entirely of RM1 notes:
My 12 years old brother bought ps4 today using his savings. And they’re all RM1 notes 😂 pic.twitter.com/jVavJKYHQ5
— ana ◟̽◞̽ (@farhanailiasa) December 15, 2018
In case you can’t see the tweet, this is what a stack of 600 RM1 notes look like:
Irfan’s secret to saving money? Entrepreneurship.
According to his sister, he is actually a comic book collector and has made some extra bucks by loaning his comic books to his friends:
“Just to let you guys know, my brother is a comic collector. So he has a mini business loaning his comics to his friends. That’s how he started collecting money.”
Parents help to chip in
Just so you know, a PS4 Slim 500GB costs RM1,349 in Malaysia.
As his savings definitely wouldn’t be enough to pay for the game console, Farhana shared that her parents did top up a little for his brand new PS4.
But that doesn’t shortchange his efforts, as most of these Malaysian netizens would agree:
Top image from @farhanailiasa’s Twitter page