Saturday, October 04, 2008

On the Latest Gem

I shall treasure it like how I treasure all my other babies my Dad got for me.

It's actually a new specs. For the record, it's my 4th pair of specs. Gosh I didn't even know I would get a Dunhill specs! And I didn't even know Dunhill produces specs. I just remembered browsing through the many sets of spectacles at England Opticals in OneU, and tried on a few frame, when the I was asked to tried on this one that I fell in love with.

And whoa... I fell in love with the specs instantly. Dad was a bit reluctant at first. He said I looked like a dork. And Mum said I'm a total nerd. Sis and Bro was laughing, that I look like someone from the 60s.

I tried on the many others, nothing clutched to my head as firmly yet as comfortable as that one. I wanted something cheaper, maybe white or sky blue or red, but I just couldn't let go of this black one. And so...

I felt so guilty I barely speak a word after Dad swiped his credit card for the 2 specs we got. Sis got another one. But mine cost twice as much. My specs alone was half the price of my NikonDSLR. So yeah, you can imagine how much the new specs costed.

I'm touched by how Dad actually yes-ed to whatever we wanted. I clearly understand that we're not some rich people, and I know my parents are not entirely spoiling us. And I definitely am not a spoilt brat. Maybe a little, but I know where I stand... I realized that over the past decade, our standard of living have been getting more and more expensive. In a sense that we no longer stick to KFC, we go to Nando's nowadays.

He complained. But he still agreed. He doesn't show his affection with lots of hugs or kisses. He showed his love indirectly.

He's undoubtedly my dear Father. My idol. My hero.

And I remembered finally when Dad okay-ed the pick. I looked at him and whispered in his ear...

Me: It's too expensive isn't it?
Dad: It is...Get something cheaper lo...
Me: But the others are not really comfy...
Dad: Then this one lor.
Me: But so expensive ler..
Dad: Nevermind lah, as long as you like...

14 Jujus:

pikey said...

you should put in on and take a pic of you with yr new specs ma...

Anonymous said...

what's ur power like?

Anonymous said...

aiyooo... so expensive!!
you're not a good child, aren't you?

Jaded_Jeremy said...

Awww that's so sweet :-)

My nick was given by Paul in one of his posts in May 08.

Twilight Zone said...

Ask your dad if he wants a god son? I need a new pair too.

H.a.M.s.A.p said...

I hate wearing glasses but I have to..have u ever consider wearing contact lens? Maybe, u look better in them ~

TZ said...

Dude, u have an expensive taste eh! Agreed with Pikey... take a picture and show us :-) Must be very cool...

Do i hear Nandos? I missed KFC... Only Nandos in Uganda... can u send some KFC here :-p

Ah-Bong said...

anonymous... my power is pretty low lah. can still walk around specsless. if there's such a word. lol. and yeah... me not a good child...

jaded jeremy, can't seem to find any post abt you on Paul's. :P

twilight zone... i thought u're working already? LOL

hamsap, nope... never occured to me to wear contacts. :P

tz, u want KFC?? i courier to you lor. address?

Ah-Bong said...

pikey and tz, you're the requester. :D

Cyclohelix said...

Which shop did you get this and how much?

Ah-Bong said...

england optical... coming to 1k

Lifebook said...

OMG!!! so expensive!!!

Ah-Bong said...

i know... stop remindinggg

Cyclohelix said...

cost price would be like less than a quarter from the ori price,not to mention that they are big chain stores...even cheaper..lol