It’s Girls Talk time again!
In this week’s Techie Talk, GT encourages us girl bloggers to write about the gadgets we’d die to get our hands on or the gadgets we already own but still can’t get enough of.
I thought I’d shine the spotlight on my two techie loves: Chuck and Shobe – yes, I give my gadgets names – because while I am crushing on a few spiffy gadgets and even admit to falling in love with the red HP Mini Vivienne Tam netbook when it came out years ago and the little red Sony Vaio P-series netbook, they’re not something I’m dying to get my hands on. I have after all, simple techie needs and my babies Chuck and Shobe meet them wonderfully.
Chuck as you now is my ASUS EEE PC 900 netbook, named after Chuck from one of my favorite TV series Chuck.
I bought Chuck almost three years ago, a little after it came out in the market. It is a Linux baby which suits me perfectly because I don’t have to worry about nasty viruses. Being the giddy new owner that I was, I lost no time in building my music collection. Then two years ago, during my grandma’s wake I accidentally spilled a cup of coffee on Chuck’s keyboard. I thought I was going to lose Chuck. But thankfully, after a few months in comatose and I was able to get Chuck’s keyboard replaced and now Chuck’s back in action. Having lost all my files before, one of the first things I did after having Chuck back running was to build a music collection again. One of its two drives is now filled to the limit with my new music collection which makes me a happy camper because as long as I can enjoy my music, surf the internet, blog, watch movies and my favorite TV series and work on school stuff on OpenOffice, I’m good.
Shobe, which means little sister in Chinese, is my red Blackberry Curve.
I named my redberry Shobe because I like to think of it as Chuck’s little sister. I got Shobe the day after my little sister’s birthday in August last year. Shobe came as a surprise for me because I was quite contented with my Nokia before and had no plans of buying a new phone. Then the heavens intervened and I got the phone that I had only been dreaming of — in red! Okay, it was more like my credit card’s exclusive tie-up promo with Globe and really supportive parents who encouraged me to go for it. Haha. Still, I’ve got to thank God for such amazing timing.
What I love most about Shobe (aside from being a pretty red phone, LOL) is that it serves as a little stand-in for Chuck whenever I can’t bring Chuck along with me. With Shobe I can also enjoy my music, surf the internet and blog where there’s free wifi, and scroll through and work on my notes for school with its document reader. It’s already been eight months with Shobe and I still love my baby/BB/whatever to bits.
While I clearly spend most of my day facing Chuck, there’s no sibling rivalry here. I just Plurk/blog/surf the net more often than I text or call. But just the same, I still cannot get enough of these two.