I have lust in my heart. Yes I admit, and I have had it for a long time. And with each passing day, the object of my lust takes on new shapes and sizes. With each website, each advertisement, each new product placement, the lust increases…
Big watches, yes, I love big watches. But considering the size of my not too manly wrists, it does not take much to make a watch big for me. I had started this obsession from school days and the first one to sate my desire was the Casio Data Bank 100. I managed to buy it only after I started working and I think it cost something like RM200. I had the capability of storing my rosters, calculator function and world time function as well.
There is no pictures of the watch on the web, the model is too old I guess, but it was pretty similar to this.
Of course, as a brand new Second Officer, all the other guys were looking at Tag Heuer’s and such, a lust item which was introduced to me while we were doing our training in Scotland. The model I wanted was RM 2400 or so, and that equated to about a month of our salary at that point.So the first month I got my salary, with the 2G plus in hand, I went over to the watch shop, looked at the watch model in hand…and turned back out. I was thinking of the work that I put in to earn that money, and decided that I did not want to spend it on something that I wear on my wrist.
Big mistake! Tag’s are like so expensive these days!
Probably paid a bit too much for it, but definitely not anywhere close to my lust item below…
Other stuff which is in my radar at the moment…
While I have always been a PC user, the lure of switching across to the Apple has been there for a long long time. Now that Apple OS is around 10% of the world OS, perhaps its no longer in the fringes any more, thus safe for me to make the jump. A new line of MacBook Pros have been released last month, and boy, the unibody aluminium design sure looks good even after all these years.
For me, a phone is more than just a phone. Its a game machine, its a scheduler, its a note taker, a reminder, calculator etc etc. Thus, I have always been a user of smartphones. The Nokia E series has been my object of choice, but one of the best phones I have ever had is the Nokia 6210 and the Nokia 6230. Great battery life, slim and small, and remarkable reception. The ability to tether to my laptop also was a major plus. I was an early adopter of using mobile technology for internet surfing while travelling to and from work in the airport express train.
Forward to today, and my trusty little Nokia E71 (a birthday gift from the DW) is still working to perfectly for me to want something more. But, that does not mean I can’t lust after this sexy little number below.
Yes, the stuff I fancy are mainly electronics, but what to do, thats the way I am wired. But yes, cars do interest me, just not the Super Car types. I guess I am more practical when it comes to these sort of things. I much rather have the pleasure of driving something thats comfortable, responsive, large and yet with the power to accelerate out of trouble if required.
The current 7 model is just right to my eyes, real comfort, understated elegance (that word again!) and lots of power under the bonnet.
And the last lust item for this blog edition goes to an item that I have been searching for at the streets of Manhattan the last month. Its been all sold out, and looks like demand will continue to outstrip supply for awhile yet. There are units for sale in eBay and other unauthorised retailers, they tagged a premium that makes no sense. So, rather than get ripped off, I will wait.
The silver lining is, perhaps by the time I get to get it, they will have tacked on the new OS by then.