The strange things we encounter

My life is full of synchronicities.

(If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “synchronicity” is the experience of two or more events which are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. — from Wikipedia)

Here’s a recent one that happened to me which involves my broken camera.

Aug 25
I was walking through City Link Mall, where there’s a huge Sony display showing off Sony laptops and cameras. Stopping a bit to drool at the mini Vaio (one of my considerations before I got my MSI Wind), I found myself drawn to the Cyber-shots.

An “OMG it’s so pretty” moment happened. I found myself desperately wanting a white Cyber-shot because I’m into pretty white gadgets, but then my Lumix was still working perfectly well and I knew I probably couldn’t buy a new camera for another year or two.

Aug 26, 7 pm
I received an e-mail invitation to attend a Sony Cyber-shot media launch. (!!)

Aug 27, 4 pm
I replied the e-mail invitation, mentioning that it was such a coincidence that I had just been drooling at Cyber-shots. I also mentioned that it’s a shame I couldn’t get one because my Lumix was still working fine and I couldn’t justify getting a new camera.

Aug 27, 6 pm
I was getting ready to attend a Nokia event and decided to camwhore a bit because I still had a bit of time.

I did what I always do. Balance my camera somewhere for self-timered shots. (My camera had suffered many a horrible fall thanks to my adventurous exploits but it had always survived with minor scratches and dents.)

On this very day, it decided to fall for the very last time. The LCD cracked and it breathed its last.


Many of you will probably be thinking at this point of time that I purposely let my camera fall to give myself an excuse to buy a new camera.


Maybe something in the atmosphere or some higher consciousness living within me made that happen but, as far as I’m concerned, I sure had no intention to tip my bank balance further into the red.

Of course, at the same time, I now have a perfectly valid reason to get a Cyber-shot. The new models are so pretty, too!

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 (world’s slimmest digital still camera with Optical SteadyShot).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7500
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 (featuring HD video recording and playback and 3.5″ LCD touch screen).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700 (featuring 4GB internal memory and easy photo management to serve as a portable photo album).

Too many choices there, so I’m gonna sit on it for a while. Besides, I’m like broke after buying my MSI Wind and iPhone within a week. And I still want to shop around to see if there are nicer cameras out there (in pink or white)!

Okay, some photos taken at the event.

Esther and Sheylara
Esther and me.

Some sweets which I didn’t get to try.

Group photo
Esther, me, nadnut, Claudia and a Cyber-shot rep.

Weird turn of events, huh?

And you know what? I threw my broken camera away forgetting to remove my memory card so I LOST A MEMORY CARD AS WELL.

What a doofus I am.