Goodbye And Hello

Wuan was here for the weekend and we went shopping for a new camera. I traded-in the Canon EOS 500 with had an oily shutter together with the EF35-80mm and EF80-200mm zoom lenses which had uninvited colonies of fungus residing in them.

Wuan kept asking me if I would be shedding tears as I parted with them. At that moment, I was too ecstatic with the Nikon Coolpix 3100 that was beckoning me. As I am blogging this, I am feeling pangs of sentimentality. I have had the camera since October 1995. It is a pity that cameras do not keep well in tropical climates unless they are properly stored. I am still learning the functions of the Coolpix 3100 and will post my comments as soon I figure out how it works.

After 10 years listening to sounds from a pair of first generation Creative speakers that came with the Sound Blaster 16, I have finally upgraded to an Altec Lansing ATP 3 2.1 speakers. Never mind I am still using the Sound Blaster 16; this nifty little package pumps out sound with fidelity much better than my Pioneer hi-fi. Wuan bought it in Kuala Lumpur and lugged it all the way to Penang. What a gal!

Now, please excuse me while I go play with my new toys, and scrimp for the rest of the year for these moments of silly indulgence.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.