Well, recently in Indonesia there’s a weird story about a celebrity that got caught red-handed selling her “assets” (read prostituting) by the cops and exposed by the media. She sold her “assets” for Rp. 80.000.000, – (approximately USD 5.682, 35) and as third world country, Indonesian is “intrigued” or agitated to say the least. You can buy a car, invest, etc. Most people making fun of this by saying 80 mil? Really? You can do better than that or something like that, etc. Kinda sad seeing almost whole nation take jab to making fun of this celeb.
I’ll admit that she’s cute and if you’re her fans (FYI, her name is Vanessa Angel), 80 mil probably worth it but being a middle class worker I think 80 mil for a sex (probably though) is kinda ridiculous. For that price I ask some girl to marry and save a little more for ceremony but since I never in the position of crazy rich Asians, I can never tell what I gonna do if I have that amount of cash to waste. But then again, if people can buy super expensive cars, no one bats an eye because s/he can right? Just like people buy ultra premium phones while there are affordable options that can do almost the same and we all just agree with it right?
After this issue tone down, twitter have a hot issue about some girl said she wants a man with 30 mil monthly salary. And most guys are dissing her for being materialistic or gold digger, etc. And I admit that 30 mil is a lot but since I can never understand what she thinks, I can never judge her. Maybe 30 mil is for monthly expenses for the whole family (schools, groceries, family, school, expenses, recreation, or medication condition etc) and maybe with 30 mil she can focus to raise their children thoroughly. Or maybe so she won’t downgraded her way of life, which is logic.
Free translation : I’m looking for a man above 30, minimum wage is 30 mil/month, good looking, good in bed, etc and widower is OK due to “experience”…wow this girl is really know what she wants ha ha.
Maybe it’s human ego especially male that knowing their monthly income is not as high as her ideal, they get offended somehow. Well, written language is open to interpretation and somehow some women who tried to defended her just adding the insult even more by saying “…if you’re lazy, it’s not women fault…” which is more fuel to interpret that if you’re lazy, your salary isn’t 30 mil and that is mind-blowing.
Why mind-blowing? Because my friend with only 10 mil salary can afford car, house, phone, etc (installment though). My helper in the office (office boy) already worked for almost 20 years and his salary is only minimum wage (about 3,9 mil) and he can provide a family and installment a bike. So yeah, 30 mil is a lot of money.
I’ll admit that if you’re above managerial level, maybe it’s safe to have that kind of salary, but also it have it’s own “price”. My salary is only 5 mil (plus incentives) and I can barely spending time with my family on weekday, so I can only imagine what kinda commitment 30 mil had for you (always standby and on-call for office or something).
I just gave up my 9 mil job because I don;t have time for my family on weekdays, so yeah. Now I’m working on the job that at the very least give me a chance to spend more time. Is it worth it? In some way yeah…somehow.
So, what is a lesson here? Well simple enough, if you see something as too expensive, don’t get offended or said that its stupid. Please do realize that you’re not the target market of the product. Some people buy things just because they can, not because they need it. We all do it. We buy food, toys, sex, etc just because we can. Hell, if I’m rich I buy a Rolex GMT Batman because I like it (even if I already have the clone he he).
And the other lesson is…find something or someone that into you. Because… just look at this
So yeah, mind your own business. You’re not the target market or center of the universe. So just deal with it. Let someone else have his/her own fun if its doesn’t conern or harm you.