Thursday, August 4, 2011

On Mobility and Technology. Che! Di to serious ha!

Fifteen (15) years ago, having cellphone was not necessary because telephones were readily available at home, in the office and even in your local sari-sari stores. Also may mga payphones naman-kelangan mo lang ng barya or kung sosyal ka, FONKARD! Or if you really want to be mobile, you can always bring an "over-over" radio-pero shempre pang mayaman lang yun unless gusto mo mapagkamalang bodyguard.

Then came the beeper/pager. Na medyo useless naman because you still need a phone to send a message or reply to one. Finally nauso na ang cellphone courtesy of Motorola and service provider ISLACOM (konsepto!). Back then palakihan ang laban . Winner ka kapag ang cellphone mo ganito...

Parang cordless phone lang???

or narating mo na ang tugatog ng tagumpay kapag ang cellphone mo...

May sariling handbag!!!

I think the cellphone madness started when Globe introduced the concept of Texting. Naalala niyo ba ang commerical ng dalawang pipi ( Rated GP poh!) na nag-uusap through text?

Ok ang haba na ng intro. Gusto ko lang naman magkwento ng aking journey through different phones and how my current disposition affected the choice of unit . According to experts, you can determine one's personality through his/her phone. CHAROT! Gawa-gawa ko lang yun.

Anyway, I had my first phone when I graduated from elementary. Valedictorian ako nun so deserve na deserve ko ang isang...

Nokia 5110!

Aside from texting and snake mejo wala nang excitement ang phone na ito. So kinabaliwan ng tao ang ibat-ibang kaartehan.

Some people collected casings or housings which came in a rainbow of colors, cartoon characters at kung ano-ano pa. May clear casings din. I remember having a clear aqua and gray. Pero hate na hate ko yung CLEAR NA CLEAR! Ang sakit sa mata. Leche yung mga ganon na nasa sinehan! Chuice!

Uso din ang pagpapalit ng


KEYPAD!

At shempre hindi mawawala ang pagbabago ng BACKLIGHT at ang waley na waley na paglalagay ng...

ACETATE!!!!! Sorry jinujudge ko ang nagpapaganito! :p

Apparently 5110 marked the end of the antenna era. After that lumabas ang 3210. But that came right after I got my first phone so I skipped it. Then lumabas ang


3310!

I must admit nagpabili ako ng ganito for one reason...


Space Impact! Na never ko namang natapos

And of course Snake II and Bantumi na sungka lang naman talaga. Tapos may composer na rin para makapag-imbento ng ringtone and Paint para makagawa ng wallpaper! In fair, kinarir ko yun dati!!

For some weird reason, I wanted to be profesh in second year high school. And so I shifted to...


Nokia 7110

Ewan ko I guess I was fascinated with the roller. And oh! May TENNIS!!! Gamer much??? Dahil mejo malaki to my friend Maan once asked "Is your phone an attempt to save the last of your masculinity???" Che! Never kong naisip yun!!!

One year later, my mom challenged me to top the batch at the end of junior high and she will buy me a new phone. That time uso na ang colored screen. Eh di determined naman daw si pota to study harder. And so I succeeded at napa-loan ang nanay ko ng bongga. CHOS LANG!


I got the white one! Na naging cream na after 3 years.

When I get a new phone, my mom gets to use the old one. In college, she bought a flip phone. Shempre hindi pwedeng kabugera siya so kelangan kong higitan. For the first time, I shifted brands. Sleek, sexy and sophisticated na daw ang peg ko nung college. In short BEKING BEKI!!!


Motorola V3i

Im sorry talaga sa phone na to pero eto ang pinaka-battered. I guess I was just so stressed and emotionally unstable (meaning: love problems PWEH!) so na-channel ko ang galit sa kanya. Hinahagis, tinatapon. Ayon bumigay! Naputol yung hinge so wala na akong makitang display.

My sister was kind enough to lend me to her old phone kaya retro ang ganda ko.


I guess I wasn't completely "healed" yet because I almost burned that phone with a soldering iron! WALEY! SOREEEEH!

I then became president of COA so dapat profesh na profesh ang appeal! I needed to have mobile internet, a decent organizer etc. So I bought a...

BARETA! CHAROT!

It was one of the first qwerty phones in the market so tingin ng lahat ng tao alien! One day tinanong ako ng security guard in a very mapang-okray manner ng "Ano yan??" Sinagot ko ng "Bomba. Gusto mo hagis ko sayo???" Sabay mabilis ng bawi ng "JOKEEE LAAAANG" Baka ipapulis pa ako ni pota.

In fairness I could say that this was my best phone so far. Hanggang ngayon buhay pa at ginagamit ni mudar. Now I have a blackberry. Channeling yuppie vibe kuno.

I dunno what I will be getting next. And when. Natempt akong kumuha ng Galaxy Tab para pwedeng panghampas sa mga magnanakaw pero wala pa yan sa budget.

Ikaw? What's your cellphone journey? Send me your stories because I'll be giving away a phone to the the best entry!!!!



ETO O!!!! CHUICE!!!

Baboo!

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