I really thought hard about this. To be honest, I would love to go. First, it's free (accommodation and food). Second, it would serve as a reunion of sorts with some of our friends. And third, I would love for my son to see Maldives again. He was conceived there and he lived there during the first year of his life.
Kihaad Maldives. Photo swiped from my friend's FB account (she's the HR Manager)
But from financial point of view, it's not the right timing. We've already travelled to Philippines last May and spent considerable amount of money. And then on October, we are traveling to Japan.
Even if the accommodation and food are free, we will still spend roughly 4K for our airfare and miscellaneous expenses. That's a lot of money! We really cannot afford to spend that much money now.
I am praying for money to drop into my lap so we could go. LOL! Or I could work and sell it consultant insurance or simply scam money from people, just like what the "Birkin scammer" in the Philippines did. LOL! I am just kidding.
But seriously, the heart is willing to go but the pocket is not. Maldives will still be there next year and we could save up for it. Hopefully, we'll still have the same offer again from my cousin. If not, then we will just work doubly hard.