Simple and Practical Stuff 001

Call me cheap. Call me a scrooge, a miser, if you will. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words cannot kill me, yadda-yadda. Not unless you are Gandalf with a potent incantation wielded with ardor, I’m good. I’m good.

So, everybody seems to create their own lists, why not make my own, right? Doesn’t matter. Have to appear consistent with these entries so I guess a list, or lists should fill the void and gaps while my so-called creativity is still in demand with my work.

As the title says, only simple and practical stuff in the list. Let’s start with my own advocacy of the affordable, whether it is technology, foodstuffs, literature or just about anything with mundane and dull written over it.

Now, it’s imperative that you understand, these suggestions come from someone like me, which is another way of saying that what you might read here might not jive with your fashion sense (if any), the common norm of expensive taste ( aah-choo! ) or the conventional dictates of the material world we have come to know.

1. CD-R King – Bought an MP3 player ( Php 1,080.00 ) that is so small, it can evade the snobbish looks people with expensive iPods and Sony players tend to exhibit. Don’t get me wrong. We all dream of owning really cool gadgets that go with your average costly lifestyle, but if there are cheaper alternatives, why spend more, right? With 1gb of memory and an FM tuner to boot, this one can store approximately 160 plus songs in mp3 format, depending on your compression preferences. I choose to limit my compression at 128kbps so as not to lose precious bass and enough sound layers. The earphones are okay, but I bought an A4 Tech earplugs at Abenson (another treasure chest for bargain seekers ) at Php 350.00 that rivals the dexterity of more expensive earphones in the Continue reading