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PeAcE WiTh GuNs

Thursday, February 01, 2007

My Two Phones

Aaah, more and more material comfort !!
Sony-Ericsson W950i and Motorola C115

Everyone around me buys Nokia - I buy one motorola and three Sony-Ericssons (one for me, one for my dad and another for my friend. I only paid for MINE though).

Everyone around me buys Hero Honda - I buy a Bajaj Wind

Everyone around me buys Lee Cooper - I buy Bata

Everyone around me buys Sony Cybershot/Canon Powershot - I buy Panasonic Lumix

Everyone around me arrives at their first interview riding their bikes - I ride my dad's bicycle

Everyone around me wears patterned ties on solid shirts - I wear solids on patterned shirts

Am I a nonconformist
or just a plain misfit?



  • You don't have class :P


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:10 am  

  • Renegado & rebel

    By Anonymous Bendtherulz, at 6:44 am  

  • A bit of both .. ;)

    By Blogger Cuckoo, at 7:37 am  

  • Isn't it obvious Mr.Misfit ;-) :-P

    By Blogger shark, at 7:56 am  

  • Hey Guns,

    Congrats on all the material acquisitions :-)

    About phones, I guess Sony is the in thing around me...And I am still without one..I mean without a cell phone..

    Bikes out of question..Still can't ride a cycle :-)

    Interesting choice about the camera...Never even heard about Panasonic Lumix..Can you please shed some light?

    Went to my first interview walking...

    And I am not even commenting on the shirts/ties :-)


    By Blogger HP, at 10:02 am  

  • Shradha, Renu, Cuckoo & Shark :Go ahead and abuse me. Sheesh...girls are SO alike ! (Little do they know that in one dirty rotten corner of Guns' mind, he likes being a misfit..*snigger*)

    HP : Shabbash. I was amongst the last people in my office to get a mobile phone and the last person in my college class to get a bike. I've resisted the material temptations for as long as I could. Most things I buy are more from necessity than from luxury.

    My first mobile was practically forced down my throat by dad coz I was mostly incommunicado when I was in Mumbai for training and one fine weekend, I left for Pune after office and my uncle/aunt and family were worried about where I disappeared. They called office, they called my home in Pune and no one knew where I was. Next day, dad dragged me to the market to buy a mobile. OF course, I bought the C115 which was the cheapest phone on the market !

    I planned to use the same phone here (I even did it for 2 months) but I realized that a contract phone is the best option to have here. Now since I pay the same amount per month for the contract, why not get the best available phone? W950i is the most expensive phone here right now and its around £400. I haggled a little with the shop and I got it !!


    By Blogger GuNs, at 11:48 am  

  • you are ur own..
    and one who is not afraid of world's saying...
    keep it going....

    By Blogger shruti, at 12:26 pm  

  • @Guns,

    Yep..I agree that a cell phone is more of a necessity than a luxury and especially for ppl who stay away from home..

    And I don't think buying luxuries is a waste of money...Its just that we define our priorities..So, one man's luxury is another man's necessity :-)

    btw, its been a long time you posted something about your stay there..Which all places have you visited? Any EPL game you managed to see??


    By Blogger HP, at 12:34 pm  

  • Its good to be different and thaz what I am.

    By Blogger priya, at 7:09 pm  

  • Misfit :D:P:P:D.

    Though, u are not alone.

    By Blogger Supremus, at 9:23 pm  

  • i thik u r readin too much into it, it's just a matter o choice; in the bigger picture, u r doin, what they are... they are using cellphomes, you are using cellphones, they are using a mode of transportation, you're using a mode of transportation, they are getting victimised by brands, you are getting victimised by brands...(so much for bein an MBA, lol!):P

    By Anonymous soulitary reaper, at 5:56 am  

  • hmmmm my first phone was Motorolla C115 one and half yrs back... when all my friends used to sport some nice phones in College itself... I waited to get my first job and a few months after that... I still have a Motorolla, a MotoSlim :-)

    For my first job I went in a TVS Scooty (my bhabhi's 8 yr old), now I ride a Honda Activa (mine, brand new and black)

    I used to wear Jeans and FabIndia Kurtas with a jute bag 2 yrs back... now I wear branded trousers and leather bags.

    So tastes change... :-)

    About being a nonconformist...Well not everyone can dare to deviate and have the crowds turn around and stare at u... I call it individuality :-)

    By Blogger Minakshi Singh, at 6:27 am  

  • Kavita : NO NO NO. You miss the point !! I am NOT deviated by brands. I buy things after buring up quite a few of my neurons researching on them. I bought the WIND because it was the same price as the (Hero Honda) Passion but had a 125 cc engine (vs 100), 5 gears (vs 4 gears), CVC (vs normal carb), thick rear tyres, a cooler look and a longer seat/wheelbase.

    PEople bought Hero Honda just coz they thought the brand had some magic in it. CRAP, I say.

    Bought the C115 because it was the cheapest and had the highest battery life. Bought W950i because its the best music player, has 4gig RAM, better looking than any other phone out there and a touchscreen !


    By Blogger GuNs, at 1:57 pm  

  • HP : No EPL games yet man. BTW, LEEDS United was relegated to the second league a long time ago so theres a less chance of seeing a premiership game here.

    The Headingley cricket ground is in Leeds and Manchester is next door to Leeds.


    By Blogger GuNs, at 1:59 pm  

  • Minakshi :Well said. Individuality it is. Thanks !


    By Blogger GuNs, at 2:00 pm  

  • At least you don't where patterns on patterns! My first phone was an Ericsson, second a nokia, third a sony ericsson and fourth a Motorola. And i know a few people who skirt between different brands! So i don't think your a nonconformist or a misfit. Your just different! :P

    By Blogger Tohou Lidia, at 3:53 am  

  • oops..i meant "wear"....

    By Blogger Tohou Lidia, at 3:54 am  

  • You are just plain level headed mate !

    By Blogger Kavi, at 4:06 am  

  • measure your coat on your own person. u no need to follow people to look cool... buy what you like, what make you happy and what you can afford... :P

    By Blogger Drama Div@, at 4:07 am  

  • Just an earth bound misfit, are we ;)

    By Blogger Someone, at 9:08 am  

  • Es muy tipico delos chicos siempre hablan asi ....!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Bendtherulz, at 11:39 am  

  • On the other note - Royal Academy -London is exhibiting Chola Bronzes (statues) till Feb end 07. If you are keen on desi stuff...go check out... and send us the report.

    By Anonymous Bendtherulz, at 11:43 am  

  • it doesn't matter which brand you chose, u r chosing one right? that's what i meant....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:45 pm  

  • it doesn't matter which brand you chose, u r chosing one right? that's what i meant....

    By Anonymous soulitary reaper, at 4:46 pm  

  • u might b a maverick...or a misfit..or mayb both...or mayb u just want to remain urself...and get what YOU want rather than buying what others prefer;-)
    P.S.: slight change in my url..and am back to blogland:-D

    By Blogger Dreamy Eyed Gal, at 6:46 pm  

  • things choose people. you choose Things.

    you're different. a guy of your Own. i go with the majority in here :D

    By Blogger akhil, at 3:47 pm  

  • Hello GUNS,

    "Everyone around me arrives at their first interview riding their bikes - I ride my dad's bicycle".

    You are intelligent you are making a huge difference. ANd for one thing if i were the boss..i would have given you the job because you are smart to save the environment and some money for your future . Now that you don;t need money for petrol or diesel i am sure you will settle for a small pay packet too!!

    Enjoyed this post, was here through USha.

    You are neither nonconformist nor just a plain misfit. SUch don't get the job? you got it! right?

    By Blogger passerby55, at 4:00 am  

  • I think Moto Phones are terrific..u cud chk out the W220,RAZR,RIZR. Great lookin phones..Ok now it sounds like an ad! i'll stop
    and a bicycle!! arent they the best!! wonder y they arent so popular in India :((

    By Blogger Di, at 6:01 am  

  • Tohou :Whats with the name change, Amy?

    Kavi, Diva, Akhil :Glad you agree. Join the gang [;-)]

    Someone :LOL, I thought I was already on earth. Do you mean I am an interplanetary creature? Thats an extreme form of a misfit, isn't it?

    Renu :I tried using http://translate.google.com for that but couldnt come up with a decent enough translation. YOUR SPANISH IS ALL WRONG. LOL...Don't worry, I'm just kidding. Not only have you been to more places than me, you also know more languages (I know four). Gosh...you give me a complex.

    Kavita :Yup, I am. But I chose the brand ONLY after I do enough research to know which is the best in quality and value for money.

    Dreamy :Well...what took you so long?

    Passerby :Thanks for "passing by". Yes, I got the job.

    Di :Well, maybe Indians like to follow the west all the time. Now since the West has so many cars, most Indians dream to own cars. What we need is a reversal of the hierarchy as has happened in cities like Amsterdam. Most people use bicycles there.


    By Blogger GuNs, at 12:20 pm  

  • I forgot to mention this and am surprised noone brought this up..your first phone is UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger FlyingHigh, at 7:15 pm  

  • Shradha a.k.a. FLYING HIGH: Go soak your head !


    By Blogger GuNs, at 2:17 pm  

  • one question..
    hows the 950i... id get it except it doesnt have a camera! :(

    By Blogger Niah, at 4:50 pm  

  • does it really matter? i mean, we buy what we want to buy, thats it.

    but tell me - i am sure somewhere, you just like being a misfit - or atleast claiming to be so. most of us do. we use it as a sort of a facade to conveniently bypass the so called 'rules' :)

    By Blogger dharmabum, at 5:50 am  

  • Niah :4GB memory and a touchscreen. Just what I wanted. I own a pretty good camera and therefore I think paying extra for a lousy camera on the phone is not very smart. I lug my camera around whenever I see the slightest of opportunities to take photos so I dont really need a camera on the phone.

    Dharma :Yes mate. You are right. Maybe I hate (a very small subset of) the so-called rules of society once in a while. Not to say I'm antisocial but yes, I am not BLINDLY social, thats all.


    By Blogger GuNs, at 10:46 am  

  • as long as u dont do all dis 2 b differnt its fine.

    By Anonymous raghu, at 1:23 pm  

  • Guns,

    You are just being yourself. You might appear to some as a misfit and to some as a non conformist.

    By Blogger alex, at 3:29 pm  

  • a unicorn, BELOW THE WAIST! try and understand the hidden meaning child

    By Blogger Zii, at 3:36 pm  

  • Hey where did my comment go. I remember reading it last time I visited here and I said, and I will say it again:
    "you are just being yourself and that is what matters."

    By Blogger Usha, at 6:49 am  

  • I call it Attitude ;)

    By Blogger Khushi, at 7:03 am  

  • i call it attitude baby...
    and the tie and camera is ok..not sure abt the rest...

    anyways how you doing???

    By Blogger alice, at 4:32 pm  

  • hey time for a new post!!!...and mayb revisit my long forgotten blog;-)...what r u upto these days?

    By Blogger Dreamy Eyed Gal, at 7:57 am  

  • Raghu : I think so too. Thanks for dropping by my blog, mate.

    Alex : LOL, which side are YOU on?

    Zii :Samjhaa re mamu ! What I was trying to convey is...just like real unicorns are non-existent, maybe your friend... you know what I mean.

    Usha :Your comment?? I'm sorry, maybe blogger acted up when you hit POST. I do not have comment moderation enabled so I cannot reject any comments.

    Khushi : Aapki vaani hamaare blog par sunkar humey bahut Khushi hui. Khushamdeen. The word "Attitude" in the negative sense was quite popular in the 90s, wasn't it? Seems to have lost its potency now.

    Alice : I'm doing good, thanks. How come you arent replying to comments on your blog? Busy with work?

    DAG : Check your blog for my comments. [:-P]


    By Blogger GuNs, at 3:06 pm  

  • u r a misfit :D:D :P

    By Anonymous girl, at 4:20 pm  

  • Girl :Ok, that DOES it. I wanna know your name, number and address, girl. So I can come down and TEACH you to be a misfit like me. LOL...interested?


    By Blogger GuNs, at 5:07 pm  

  • Definitely misfit, but you have company - am saddled with a motorola model not available in India - no spare parts, phone kaput. Btw there is a reason why Nokia and Maruti variants are swamping the place!

    By Blogger Mellowdrama, at 12:53 pm  

  • hi guns,
    thanx for the comments, hey you have written that you bought 3 cell phone but paid for one!!! teach me that trick :)



    By Blogger Prashanth CM, at 2:51 pm  

  • http://www.mountainmadness.com/sevensummits/everest.cfm

    Check this website...awesome!!

    By Anonymous bendtherulz, at 11:29 pm  

  • time for new post, eh?

    By Anonymous soulitary reaper, at 3:44 am  

  • http://www.mountainmadness.com/sevensummits/everest.cfm

    Check this website...trek to base camp...!! Interested???

    By Anonymous bendtherulz, at 6:44 am  

  • REnu :
    1) $55,000
    2) All climbers are required to have past high-altitude mountaineering experience. In addition, members should be able to ascend and descend fixed lines independently and be proficient with cramponing on steep ice/snow slopes.

    [:-(] No.


    By Blogger GuNs, at 10:30 am  

  • I mentioned Trek to "Base camp" Not climbing Mount everest....!!
    Thats "DOABLE" . Thats just bit arduous thats it !!

    More over did i say that we will go with Mountain Madness....We are going to create our own madness...!
    We are going to ask HP/ Infosys to sponsor our trip....Kya re....#@$??...lol...!

    Now are you interested...!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:01 am  

  • Renu :Oh boy, oh boy !
    That DOES sound good!

    Just ondu question - WHY in the world would HP/Infy sponsor your trip?

    I will be in India by the end of this year. So summer next year seems to be a good idea. You willing to wait until then? I'm willing to join you guys then.


    By Blogger GuNs, at 9:38 am  

  • Oh you of lil faith....tch tch

    By Anonymous Bendtherulz, at 11:19 am  

  • Neither.

    By Anonymous Jedi, at 6:02 am  

  • i believe u r unique...i do the same..everybody asked me to buy a nokia,i bought a sony ericsson w810i....

    By Anonymous tia, at 5:11 am  

  • I buy one motorola and three Sony-Ericssons (one for me, one for my dad and another for my friend. I only paid for MINE though).

    what abt the 4th one??

    btw nice choices thou i m a Nokia loyalist..

    By Blogger Irresistible Desires.., at 8:20 pm  

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