Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Jewels

Women splurge on earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, bangles. Her jewels. A friend said, a couple of days back during a talk which lasted all night, that a guy's jewels are his watch and his gadgets.

I was taken aback for a split-second but admitted that it indeed was true. Guys don't care about carats or diamond cuts. Guys care or are more impressed with what tech gadgets you possess. I call these a man's toys. Here are some of them.

Desktops/Laptops/Netbooks from Apple (MacBook Pros, iMacs), Sony, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, Acer. Alienware too but I don't think it's popular and affordable.

Smartphones from Apple (IPhone), Palm (Pre) , RIM (Blackberry Bold, Storm, Curve), Sony-Ericsson (XPeria), Nokia (E series), Samsung (Omnia).

Gaming consoles from Microsoft (XBox 360), Sony (PS2, PS3, PSP series), Nintendo (Wii, DS).

DSLR cameras from Nikon (D40, D60, D80, D90, D5000), Canon (450D, 500D, 100D), Sony. Prosumer and professional cameras are great too but more expensive.

MP3/MP4 players from Apple (IPod Classic, IPod Touch), Creative, Sony.

Watches are great too but I don't splurge on that. Not yet anyway. A Tissot, Technomarine, or the more affordable Fossil would be nice. Rolex is not on my list. Too expensive.

I didn't include cars on the list since not everyone can afford to own one. I dream of owning one. A Fortuner, Accord, Civic, or City is on my shortlist. I need to get myself a Nikon D5000 and my own place before I invest on one.

That's not going to happen anytime soon. Perhaps when I turn 40?

17 comments:

Ely said...

A laptop and a camera would complete my gadgets list. I was never into phones and MP3's and I dont get what's with these games everyone's addicted.

gillboard said...

this list makes me want to have a camera even more...

DRAKE said...

That's right bro!! Kung sa mga babae bags, sapatos at jewelry. Tayong mga lalaki ay more on sa technology. Gusto ko rin ang relo, sound system at isama mo na rin ang mga rubber shoes. So far lahat ng binanggit mo meron na ako, kotse na lang ang wala (pinagbenta ko na kasi)hehhee

Ingat bro

wait said...

Nice Post, DSLR camera is next on my list...

The Scud said...

ely > bumili ako ng psp a few yrs ago. isang taon lng at pinagsawaan ko na. pinagamit ko na lang sa kapatid ko. pero mukhang ayos ang wii. pwede mag-tennis. haha.

gillboard > bili ka na! a nikon d40 costs around 20k. pinakamura na yun.

The Scud said...

drake > mahilig ka din pala sa sapatos. paborito ko puntahan dito sa pinas ang shoe salon. astig mga kolesyon nila. hanggang tingin muna ako ngayn. may ibang proyekto pa ako. hehe...

wait > good investment yan dslr. haha. thanks for dropping by. balik ka ulit.

Skron said...

Dude, you're calling Alienware "not affordable". The cheapest Alienware is about $1,100, and its MacBook Pro equivalent will be about $500-600 more. True, it's not that popular. But if you're a PC gamer on the go, Alienware is a must-have.

I'm sort of a tech enthusiast too. But gadgets are the worst investments. So I only buy them when I really want them. Heck, I'm a gamer but I don't even own any of the PS, Xbox and Nintendo consoles.

As for the watches, I'm a watch fiend. I take good care of my watches. I'm still using my watches that were given to me from 15 years ago.

The Scud said...

skron > ang alam ko kasi mahal ang alienware. i even read somewhere that his alienware costs arond 100k. high-end na siguro yun.
> tama ka. gadgets are not the best investment. ayos pa rin ang real-estate or mutual funds.

Andy said...

I'm not very updated when it comes to technology. I'm still using my battered Nokia 3315. Ehehe.

len said...

Men can really talk about gadgets and sports and cars all day long.

But I think one day you'll think about carats and diamonds once you've decided to propose to your "the one". nyahaha

The Scud said...

andy > naku. hindi ko nga alam kung ano itsura nyan. ma-google nga.

len > oo pero sandali lang yan. hindi lifetime. hehe. at matagal pa mangyayari yan. wala pa si ms. perfect. lol.

Random Student said...

libre lang naman mag-wish kaya gusto ko my own company before I turn 40 (sinister villain snickering)

The Scud said...

random stude > yan na lang ang libre ngayon. ang mangarap. damihan mo pa. thanks for dropping by...

Raft3r said...

i would love to have a macbook
hehe

The Scud said...

raft3r > you should get one. di ka madidisappoint. you can call her angel. nyahaha.

duke said...

get yourself a Kindle Dx. i just got one.

sapatos, damit. yan mga di ko mapigilan sarili ko. lol.

The Scud said...

duke > gusto ko rin ng kindle but i read somewhere na hindi sya gagana dito sa pinas. buti na lang kasi wala ako pera pambili. nyahaha.