M’sian boy buys PS4 with 600 RM1 notes he saved from loaning comic books to friends

Most adults don't have such discipline.

Fasiha Nazren | December 16, 2018 @ 06:17 pm

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:

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

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