I’m not one to shop and I certainly don’t own many things. And the things I do own, I treasure and keep on using them, even if they are outclassed by newer counterparts. Especially when it came to purchasing my electronics, I always wanted it to be a little bit more special. Although it doesn’t mean much since everything is mass produced. I’d like to think it helped my possessions stand a centimeter above the crowd. Here are some of the slightly more special things I own:
Dark Blue DS Lite – which I believe is a color you can only purchase in Hong Kong. When I learned that bit of information, I had to get it.
Gold iPhone 5s – it was on higher demand, so I felt like I wanted it more too. Hence, I name my phone, Liquid Gold
USC iPod – purchased from the USC bookstore when iPods were still a thing. It definitely stuck out like a sore thumb in high school, where everyone had the standard white. It stuck out still when the generation shifted to iPod Videos. I named it A.W.E.S.O.M.E. – O.
Other than that, I chose to get the black Game Cube, rather than the purple one even when I was young. And I chose to buy and use a cyclocross bike (named Blue Steel) when all my friends were using road bikes and fixies.
You may notice that I tend to give names to my electronics (and my bike). I like to think that it gives me better ownership of my things. In case you were wondering, I named my laptop Odius and my desktop Megamind.
Do you name your things?