Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Xmas Everybody!

I wish you a merry xmas
I wish you a merry xmas
I wish you a merry xmas
And a happy new year!


Ps. Don't drink and drive.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Branded goods? Are they good?

Yesterday, I stepped into the LV outlet (orchard ion) for the first time in my life. I have to say, all the staff were friendly. I didn't go there to purchase anything. It was just window shopping so to speak. You see, joyce's sisters' are thinking of getting her this classic LV handbag. $2440. It's looks nice, and if I were a woman I would be tempted.

I am quite into watches nowadays, reading about automatics and quartz movements and all. Mechanical watches are really the epitome of human intelligence. Recently I bought a SEIKO frankenmonster diver because my company had 40% discount for all staff.

I love it. Its half formal, and half sporty. 200m water resistant with screw down crown. Shock resistent, it's big and heavy with substance. The lume is insane. You can read a book with the lume at night.

They say that SEIKO is a poor man's ROLEX. Rightly so, I heard that a ROLEX can cost up to $10,000. But of course, ROLEX is definitely superior to SEIKO. I had a collegue who bought a second hand ROLEX for $1800 for his wife. What a steal!

Branded goods may be superior in quality and function as a status symbol, but ultimately, even though I think ROLEX is a nice watch, I think SEIKO will more than suffice for my current lifestyle. For its price, it is quite a solid watch.

As Paul said, it is good to know when to abase and when to abound. Godliness and contentment is great gain. And in the case of branded goods, I know where I stand and where my limits are. It is a want, and not a need.

Unless, I become extremely wealthy in the future. Who knows? Haha.

Saturday, December 5, 2009