Compaq Presario laptop
Nikon D40 camera
Play Station Portable
Blame it on the fast paced lives we live nowadays; or the ideal “wired without the wire” lifestyle being peddled to us every waking hour – television commercials, magazine advertisements and feature articles, the internet, towering billboards we pass by aboard the MRT; or still maybe its just me, dreaming of all these gadgets to finally say that I’ve arrived--I’m here, I conquered the world. [cue in madonna’s material girl, hehehe].
Last Saturday, I was at the local mall in the province (SM City Rosales is way too far) looking for laptop models to which I could temporarily latch on my technological yearnings, at least until that very much anticipated and talked about Christmas bonus arrives; the thing that would decide all things being pondered upon. Of course getting a laptop tops my tech list, as what is a blogger without a laptop? You may answer, still a blogger, you moron. Hehehe. Yes, yes but the laptop puts an oomph to what is already an attractive lifestyle we are living—those of paid slaves by day, fabulous bloggers by night. Marvelous, marvelous! So I went to this shop to check out the models available. The first two display shelves contain pricey (to my standards, that is), never-heard-of brands that put premium on specs. Good buy, but not to the brand conscious me hehehe—blame it to tatay, God bless his soul, who always put a premium on brand names when buying appliances—that this kiddo looked far and wide, crossing countless shelves until finally arriving to brand name heaven. Behold, the shelves containing top names in the mobile computing industry : Dell, Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Acer etc. Looking at these babies, I can’t help but marvel at the gloss and the finish; all the hard work that went into the hardware; everything looked nicely put from where I was standing, unlike with the fragile, drop-me-and-I’ll-break aura of the never-heard-of brands I looked at earlier. Was in the middle of profuse salivating when I noticed the prices—they don’t seem that pricey at all. In fact the never-heard-of brands seemed more like the branded ones judging the set from the price department’s perspective. Whoa! After intense thinking it occurred to me that these branded models do not really pack a wallop in the features department; as they are really entry level products designed for basic computing and internet access; thus their seeming factory prices hehe. Well, great for me, as I really don’t intend on playing tomb raider on any of ‘em. Well, well, well. I left the shop still in a haze…
I am really not intent on getting for myself this Christmas all the four gadgets in my wish list (tho, how I wish) since my finances wouldn’t really let me hehehe. So they’re just there to inspire (and taunt, whichever way one wants to look at it, your call, hehehe) until the next Christmas arrives. Besides, I’ve to buy things for my ever growing bunch of god children, and loved ones too. and that is my first priority. Christmas is really for the kids and our loved ones; and my non-material wish list far outweighs the material ones I’ve listed. It might sound a little Ms. Congeniality-ish but yes, I do dream of world peace, among other things, that our lovely planet and its citizens could use a little of. Now, now, my cheeks are getting wet… this simply won’t do. Somebody hand me a Kleenex please?