Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blackberry Or New Zealand

Why can't i just have both???

It's becoz i can only afford either one...if i took blackberry...then i have to hold my plan to go to New Zealand...if i go along with my plan to go to New Zealand...i can say bye bye bye to blackberry...and some of my friends were wondering...how come using blackberry can be equivalent to the amount spent to travel to New Zealand...

Aha...that's where most people have miscalculate the financial implication...taking on blackberry doesn't only means paying for the phone itself...its also paying for the service as well...lets calculate shall we...

The price for the phone (Blackberry Torch) = RM1,588
The monthly commitment (Celcom Exec 50 + Blackberry Pro) = RM148x12months = RM1,776
Grand Total per annum = RM3,364 ~ RM2,614 (after deducting my monthly prepaid reloads)
source from Celcom website...

To be fair...i am currently using prepaid...and i reload RM60 every month...so the grand total deducted by RM720 (RM60x12) is RM2,614...that is an additional payment i have to fork out for next year if i take on Blackberry...

How does this equal to the planned NZ trip...

The return flight ticket via air*asia inclusive tax = RM700 (during promo period it can go as low as RM391 but to be fair i doubled the fare price)...
Accomodations for 5 nites = RM500 (budget lodging can go as low as RM70 per nite)
Meals 3 times a day for 5 nites = RM300
Transport/ entrance fee/ airport transfers = RM500
Small souveniers for myself and those in the list = RM300
Grand Total = RM2,300 (the currency is almost equivalent to Singapore)
source from wikitravel/ air*asia/ travellerspoint/ hostelbookers/ NZ  tourism website

Aha...looks like travelling to New Zealand will be slightly cheaper than taking blackberry...

But it has been three years since i last bought handphone...it should came up in the priority list...but then again i had been dreaming of going to New Zealand since i first seen my big sis's photos during her trip there in the late 90s...

A good friend of mine said that i should take the blackberry...and maybe save New Zealand as the honeymoon destination since its quite affordable to go there via Air*asia...as he eloquently stated...

~takkan lari New Zealand dikejar~

Arghhhh...it comes down to this...either taking on a gadget which is an asset that can be seen everyday until it broke/ unusable anymore...OR...use the same amount for a one-off experience to the beautiful country which will last forever in mind...owh denggg...now i am torn between the two...as i stated in one of my entries before...i can afford to travel by sacrificing other needs...once again now i have to make a decision...decision...decision...decision...what its gonna be...

Blackberry OR New Zealand

ajie
2:29 a.m
12 December 2010
Putrajaya

15 comments:

Mr. Moshuchi said...

new zealand mal..
mmg new zealand tak lari dikejar..cuma takut lps ni takde masa ko nak kejar nz je...
esok2 lusa bberry tu makin murah..masa tu ko beli la wpun tentu dah keluar/ada model lain yg lebih ranggi kan..
go go..new zealand
aku pun suka new zealand..ermmm

patunghujan a.k.a cik teruterubozu said...

i vote for new zealand as well mal
gadget baru asyik kuar jek
blackberry leh jd outdated
nti ada fon yg lebih menarik hatimu...

HaRaShO HiDaYaH said...

aish...susah tuh...dua2 pun menggoda...dua2 pun nak...hahahaha~ ala, u dah byk travel la, sekali sekala boleh la beli gadget utk diri sendiri gak...hehehe

Jaja Yunizah said...

mmm...dua-dua pun memang menarik. macam aku pun tgh dilema gak sbb nak beli iphone4 or save some budget for this Jan trip......tapi xsalah kalau beli hp dulu since NZ punya promo pun xde yang murah lagi kan.......yup, save the NZ for honeymoon is quit interesting tuuu (^_^)

muhamadakmalwahab said...

shuko :
hurmmm...ntah ler...tengah pikir pikir nie...tapi memang dari ari tu nak pakai BB...sebab memang dah lama tak tukar phone...

patunghujan :
nak pakai BB bukan sebab phone tu sangat...but because of the service provided...hurmmm...

muhamadakmalwahab said...

dayah :
itu ler kan...kena pikir betul betul..taknak nyesal ajer...

jaja :
ko takper...gaji dah banyak hokey...tak sama...cesss...

papaYA said...

New zealand.. :)

Ko revise balik, can you survive without a BB for another year? hehehehe

howiseeit said...

Istiharah sudaa....
Xpun ko nekad buat salah satu. Habis kisah :D

Al Hadi said...

aku nak bagi komen, tapi rasanya mcm bias lak nanti hehehe....

BB? akan ada model baru yg lebih canggih.

NZ? tak lari gunung dikejar.

flip the coin je la.

nihadriz said...

akmal : aku vote for NZ. ANNNDDDD savings for your wedding (i know, tak masuk dalam quotation but as a friendly reminder saje hehehe).

bb PASTI akan turun harga lagi. aku tengah pantau harga aipong ni. menarikssss...applications are superb. nak tukar henfon (plus repair henfon yg retak ni huhu). tunggu next yr bila dah dapat epf. jeng jeng jenggg (nak beli rumah lgi etc.)

amacam? mmg la teruja nak beli BB but then, fikir masak2 dulu.mcm aku ni, commitments dah banyak. kena tangguh untuk hoyeah2. jgn lupa masukkan aku ye. aku akan curse ko sampai bila2 n taknak pegi kenduri ko kalo ko tanak notify aku pasal cheap tickets. mwahahahaa~

muhamadakmalwahab said...

yaya :
i want BB not because of the phone...but because of the services...hurmmm...but NZ is totally seductive lah...

howiseeit :
hurmmm...

muhamadakmalwahab said...

hadi :
aku sebenarnya lebih pro kepada BB...NZ tu pon agak pro jugak sebab one of aku punya tempat idaman itu...aiii...flip da coin and alot of thinking dulu...hurmmm...

ha :
nanti kita amik BB sesama hokey...tapi NZ tu...aiiii...giler arrr aku nak buat decision nieh...hampagas tul...jangan la dia buat promo gi NZ lagi in the recent time...

nihadriz said...

aku beli yg murah2 jela nanti...nak belikan utk rezal skali ni. hehehe~ barula BBM tiap ketika gitu. haha...

"menyuluh kehidupanku dan kamu" adalah cogankata bagi 'penyuluh' - Blackberry Torch. ahaks :P

Hasina Terebuzzu said...

sonang citer.. ko angkat sekenhen bb.. pastu baki simpan utk NZ.. 2 2 ko dpt

muhamadakmalwahab said...

ha :
i like...hehehe...

ina :
alang alang beli harus la biar pueh ati...cam ko beli ribut dua dulu tu kan...