Friday, April 29, 2011
I used to consider myself a techie when I was still single. But because I find them expensive, I would just look at them in shops and wish that I had one. Hehehe! But thanks to my then-boyfriend-now-husband, I was able to enjoy gadgets like mp3 player, digital camera, and a laptop. The perks of being the girlfriend of someone who studied at a university in Tokyo, Japan. But I actually "stole" them from him. Lol!
I don't know if I am still a techie these days. I still would go loco over new electronic gadgets and silently wished I had one but I just don't see the necessity yet. I wish I had an iPhone or a laptop or an iPad or stuff like that but being a mom and a wife makes me put all these "wants" aside.
I guess we only buy electronic goods and upgrade when it is really necessary. We bought a Nikon DSLR back in 2009 because our digital camera was wearing out. Then we bought a desktop PC because the laptop was dying. We bought an LCD TV because we practically don't have a TV!
I wish though that I had a Nikon digital camera and a smartphone. It would be easier for me to take photos wherever I am with a small, pocket sized camera. The smartphone would be for me to be connected online even when I am at the university. I am not yet desperate for a laptop but I know in a few months time, I will be needing one.
These days, one must think first before buying. Although there are a lot of good things out there, at the end of the day, are they worth buying? Do you actually use them? One must also consider the environment when buying all these techie gadgets. Remember that these electronic gadgets have heavy and precious metals, hazardous substances, and plastics in them and they are not easy to process. If you don't need them anymore, how are you going to dispose of them?