Saturday, March 18, 2006


I am feeling sooo much better now. Just a few days ago, I felt I had lost the plot; now my ass is firmly back in the saddle.

I thought my whole world was falling apart. In reality, all I needed was a little present. A small token of my affection for me. You know, retail therapy. Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you the 6000 yen item that turned the frown upside-down. Behold... the Tico FOX 2000.

"OK, so you got yourself a DVD player," you may say. But no. It's so much more than that. First of all, it's like the iPod of DVD players (by which I mean it's small and white, which is a good thing - at least as far as electronics are concerned). It's the size of a Sony Discman, if you're old enough to remember those. That means that one can easily carry this non-portable DVD player around and plug it into any TV you want. That is handy. It also means that it doesn't take over half the room. Of course it comes with all the necessary functions and parts that one would expect of a DVD player: remote control, MP3 and JPG-compatible, cigarette socket adapter, and a bunch of other stuff I haven't figured out yet (and quite possibly never will).

Above all, being Ticoed means I can watch a DVD in the comfort and privacy of my bed, whenever I want. Call it a cheap thrill. It sure beats getting a shrink.


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