Friday, January 11, 2008

money or life??

The old question of mankind.I am in a dilemma now..

This coming 3 days holiday i have decided to spend some time looking for my new home in Tokyo. I did some surveys on the internet and have some targets.

Long story cut short, it is either cheap,old and far OR expensive and everything good.
If in Malaysia, i would have straight away jump to the cheap option as i'm pretty sure that i can endure sick-looking house or even endure long traveling time to school.(I used to took 1 hour to go to school namely PPKTJ whereas the actual distance is just around 30 mins walk away)

But in Japan it is difference, an old house usually made by wood is not safe from earthquake!! Okay...maybe i'm not that lucky to come across such a big earthquake any soon but the coldness in winter might freeze me too. You see, an act of saving money might cost my life...mmm...money or life??

few of my choices...
Ya it does look old from the outside.But it is the cheapest with bathroom and toilet.30 mins to school by train.But if a big Earthquake comes..phew..see u guys in heaven.By the way, according to expert it is believed that 60% a big Earthquake will hit Tokyo area soon.

It costs a little bit more(45000 per mth) but huge for someone who lives alone.(around 30m square)Inside looks like this: So sad, again it is not safe from earthquake and it is wooden made.Japan modified their construction guidelines in 1981 so houses built after that basically has more chances to survive big earthquake.

a simple check on "strong" and "good" houses which are near to my school,the cheapest turns out to be
72000yen per mth.It is more than RM2000!! But it is safely made of steel concrete and only 5 mins walk from my U.You see,I can sleep till 10mins before my class starts!! If want i can still afford it by eating bread almost everyday..haha

so money or life ?

I guess i have to bet on the 40%.

Actually there is another choice where I can enjoy both money and safety!! Choose somewhere far away...but then i lose my sleeping time...aisyhh..i guess nothing is perfect

9 comments:

ns29 said...

Seeing this...
I might be facing it 2 years later...
Or should I say...
I will sure gonna face it!!
7man++ is almost 1/2 of our scholar!!

cl3m` said...

i'd sure pick the cheapest and challenge death!

Rithy said...

hahaha!危ないぜ!地震があったら!

sychin said...

7 man ? crazy man . But it is worth of it and ensure my safety when i go there . Just do it !!!hahhahh

Anonymous said...

I also spent a lot of time in searching house in internet.
I used about 10 hours with my agent to look more than 10 houses few weeks ago.
What I concluded from finding house is, same as you, money or life.Better life, more expensive the price you have to pay

Michael

Kelly said...

Still have time to look for more options no?

CRAPPED!! said...

Dude....we found the best house but the owner hates you!!

calvin said...

why you are not sharing with someone else, maybe another person, at least?

Anonymous said...

Get the safe and cheap one lah. Further away from ur uni but all you need to do is waking up earlier.