My camera broke while I was camwhoring

Yah, okay, don’t laugh.

I wish it were a joke. You know, one of those “you’re so ugly you broke your camera lens” jokes.

But it’s not a joke and it’s true. My camera broke while I was camwhoring.

You know how sometimes I perch my camera somewhere to do timered self-portraits? So, yesterday, I was doing one of those. There was just one moment I didn’t balance it properly and it slipped and fell from a height of about 1.5 metres. Onto a rock hard floor.

The LCD screen cracked and I could see fluid flowing out through the cracks (although it was all contained within the casing).

Two minutes later, the screen blackened and my Lumix became a brick.

The Goonfather is upset because he had bought it for me as a birthday present two years ago, to replace a camera I had carelessly lost while at a film shoot. The camera I had lost, incidentally, was a present from an ex-boyfriend.

There seems to be some kind of pattern here involving me and cameras and boyfriends. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compile any further data on this subject because I have run out of boyfriends to receive cameras from. I mean, I quite like the Goonfather and I don’t want to find a new partner just so I can have a third boyfriend give me a third camera, even if purely for the sake of scientific research.

So, that means either the Goonfather has to buy me another camera, which he won’t because he now believes I’m a health hazard to cameras, or I’ll have to buy it myself. Which is a bit of a problem because I’m going to buy a mini laptop at Comex today, that is, I’m going to be broke.

In other words, I’m fugged.

I feel handicapped and naked without a camera. And you’re reading this wall of text because I have no camera to camwhore pictures of me looking sad for your viewing enjoyment, which is somewhat an ironical statement because I wouldn’t need to photograph myself looking sad if I had a camera to photograph myself in the first place.

Let’s see how long I can last before I crack and start pawning my neopets off to pay for a new camera.

Um… anyone wants to buy 28 slightly used but very cute neopet plushies?

28 thoughts on “My camera broke while I was camwhoring

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    oh well… if u need a new bf, u could post urself as a prize in this week’s ggf:P hahaz… joking:)
    anyway… gd luck in finding a camera
    will miss ur pictures for the time being:(

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    do remember to slip on the strappy thingy for your next camera. meanwhile, can I interest you in a Canon A40 ? It will survive a 2 metre freefall you know?

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    Think if you repeat you want a new camera over and over and over in front of Goonfather, you might end up getting one. I do that to Greyee all the time. He finally gets me what i want just to shut me up!

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    scribe WALL-E on the camera, later u find it running all around the room looking for spare to fix itself :D

    time to go comex for lobang….*switch on predator scan…*

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    Daryl: But I don’t need a camcorder! I already have a camcorder… I need a camera. :P

    heartless: Haha… great idea… not! :P I guess I’ll have to camwhore on other people’s cameras and make them send me photos. lol.

    modchip: Hehehe… maybe not. He’s been complaining about being broke for the past week. :P

    quar: I can’t slip the strappy thing on when I’m not holding the camera, lol. And if I’m holding the camera, it won’t fall (mostly). The Canon A40 looks nice! Is it really that hardy? Tried and tested?? But the next camera I’m going to get will be white. I want a white camera! I don’t care if it’s lousy or fragile. I want white. Haha.

    Monster: LOL so that’s how you do it! Lucky for you he doesn’t read my blog. lol.

    motd: Haha, save up money for the next IT show lah.. they keep coming anyway. :P

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    Nice timing to break your camera with Comex here…

    Or better still get a camera phone, they are as good as digital camera plus one less gadget in your bag.

    P.S. Boyfriends saying they have no $ to buy u a gift is a lie, the next thing you know, they surprise u with the gift….

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    Ashtar83: It’s a movie you’re talking about? I haven’t seen it! Looks cute, though.

    JayWalk: Haha… where got so good one. Advertorials don’t grow on trees (or on Nuffnang). :P

    tiger4: lol… so you’re one of those boyfriends who like to surprise their girlfriends that way? ;) pretty nice, though!

    The Goonfather: If I’m camwhoring with a notebook, I wouldn’t need to balance it anywhere. it has a large enough base to balance itself nicely. :P

    Shady: That sounds good, except that I know quite specifically what brands and models I want for both gadgets, and they don’t come together. Heheh.

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    Mockingbird: I’m using a Nokia 7370, a dinosaur of a phone. The camera is 1.3 megapixels (lol) and takes really bad photos. PLUS the phone didn’t come with a cable to download photos, and I’m not going to waste money buying a stupid cable for a stupid phone! :P

    tiger4: lol… you make me feel guilty.

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    Is good timing to get a better, newer and higher in technology camera to outpaced your fren’s cams. ;)

    All the best to you.. Hope you get a cam soon.. :)

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    :O the a40 is at least 6 year old. I feel so out of sync with technology when i bring my fat lady out while others are whipping out their slim pretties.

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    oOFooi: Thank you very much! I hope to get a cam soon, too! ;)


    eko agus: Haha. Very witty. :)

    naeboo: Haha. I don’t think it would work. My boob endowment fund after four years still stands at a measly $0. lol.

    quar: Well, we all have moments like that. I feel out of sync too when I’m using my Nokia 7370 phone. :P

    Leaf: You mean you want to buy my Neopets?? Hehe. I have 28 assorted mini plushies. Only have this photo of them heaped together (click). If you’re really interested, I’ll take a proper photo to show you.

    aig: Haha… why all of you have so much faith in the Goonfather? :P

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    Haha. I’m posting here after one month cos I finally got to commenting.

    You should try out those flexible tripods like the Joby Grolliapod. Saw them selling at Challenger and most photo shops. Then you can fix your camera everywhere without any danger of it falling off!

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    I do have a tripod but it’s troublesome to set up. Have to go bring it out, the screw the camera on, etc, then later have to keep again. :P Plus even the gorillapod won’t fit in some places!

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