Tuesday, May 19, 2009

WANNA BE A MILLIONAIRE??

There was an interesting topic that my hubby and I have discussed in the car this morning on the way to and back from the hospital. Since we've hardly had the 'actual' time doing the serious 'talking', it just occurred to us that it was indeed an interesting issue that would be just too good to be debated about. How is it like to become a millionaire? Have we ever thought of becoming a Millionaire??? Oh wow!
When we first decided to move here...actually Haswadi was the one who made the decision..I am just his follower, we've considered many things we'll face as soon as we start our 'new' life, to the extend of thinking what will be our future ahead?? The kids were the most of our concern and then comes our family, our properties (like we have that many??), and my job. Considering a few obvious reasons and a few promises made ahead by dear Haswadi, fine!...I'll go with him and gradually letting go off all the mixed feelings that have been haunting me personally about this moving to the Saudi thing!
Now, the best part of the migration issue we had talked and discussed with a few of our friends was that about the 'myth' of those who have worked or are working abroad especially in the Saudi or any country in the middle east will come back home as a 'millionaire'??!!! (but still it depends on what type of job(s) that you are involved in? What level of occupation you are engaged with? and other compensation-related issue). Is that so? Too hard to believe, let alone to have faith in it. Where do they get that sort of a conclusion?? Unless they've been in that situation themselves....unfortunately, none of them had or even have experienced what they've proclaimed. So cynical of them!
With that claim in mind, it turns out to be quite difficult for us to prove that the claim by dearly friends may not be true or may be impossible to materialize. The reason being is because we want to live life to the fullest. There is no way we'll become the next millionaire! But, we could!
There and then the issue of being stingy versus thrifty arise. Are we stingy or just being thrifty??
Truly I do not mind being thrifty...it helps secure your pocket! But not an 'overdose', or else life gets to be miserable. You are forgiven also if you are not a big-spender. You are not being stingy, but you just do not like to spend!
There are people who are really concern of what they spend, what they pay for, how they spend their money, how much do they get to save, what is the portion set aside for social activities?...especially like us who have brought along our family members. People tend to become stingy about spending and also frugal in spending. Just because money is everything in life. These people really want to be the next millionaire. We might have different views on that matter. We have promised ourselves that whatever life it is going to be, we would live comfortably or even better than before. There is no use of becoming too miserly on what you spend or even become too thrifty on things you've used to before. Life should be at its best and of course live with a considering mind.
Obviously we could always discard those myths about becoming the next millionaire. Too good to be true I supposed. But life can get too complex and too complicated. We pray hard that ALLAH beatify the journey of our life.

7 comments:

yginsaf.com said...

yg penting takyah bayar income tax tewww.. ehehe, tp jangan lupa bayar zakat ya ..

Neeza Shahril said...

nak jadi millionaire tak tau la.. yang penting nak settle hutang2 dulu norma..
kalau ada rezeki utk jadi millionaire, apa salahnya kan hehee..
tapi tak nak sampai hidup melarat kan..

nj said...

en_me...
InsyaAllah akak ni tak 'stingy' bayar zakat tu...

neeza...
Setuju!...langsaikan hutang piutang lepas tu nak jadi 'six million dollar man' pun tak apa ye.

yginsaf.com said...

akak norma, kebetulan akak neeza pun ada kat sini, akak norma leh tanya akak neeza camane bila dia komen kat blog me yg itteww leh kuar pic dia fulakkks.. ghitewww

nj said...

en_me...
keluar dah muka akak kat wordpress en_me tu...tengok le jelingan 'manja' akak tu en_me oiii!!! neeza memang terror dah bab bab gini...

::ADleez:: said...

fuhhh...
klu kak norma tanye saye ape matlamat saye dtg cni..>>

1)settle segala hutang piutang
2)saye ngan jo nak ronda2 dunia sambil shopping mopping..;)~
3)ade simpanan utk kemudian hari

x tau la sempat ke idok jd millionaire...yg penting kami x mau jd hamba duit...;)

Neeza Shahril said...

Norma dan en me..

mana ada terer.. anak murid baru belajar gak neeza ni..



btw, norma.. I've heard the news. Nampak sangat lama tak bercontact dengan norma neeza ni kan.. sorry my dear.. it's not the rezeki this time. Try again ya dear.. take care..