For those of you who read the description of my travel pictures, you may already know that my beloved Sony DSC-T9 camera was the unfortunate victim of a minor spill at the Ice Hotel which left me with a big bruise on my thigh. Other than a broken LCD, the camera was functioning fine. However, as it does not have a viewfinder, I was left with shooting blind for the remainder of my trip. Heck, I was surprise that most of my pictures turned out alright after all because I took "point-and-shoot" quite literally.
Ever since I came back to Toronto, I've been on the look out of a new compact camera. Being a satisfied user of both the T3 and T9, I had my eye on the T10 and T20. As luck would have it, I spotted a sale of the T10 at only 75% of what I paid for my T9 less than a year ago. I knew for sure that I would come home with a new camera today. Now, the question remained was colour. It was a decision between the black and the pink because I don't want a silver camera. Both my old cameras were black and I really wanted to continue this family tradition. However, considering that both met an early demise (my T3 got stolen in the most flamboyant manner), I got a little superstitious...perhaps I should stay away from getting yet another black camera. I made a few phone calls to check for availability and well, I would need to travel far to get the black one anyway. I think fate is telling me to get a pink camera.
When the store clerk took the camera out of the box, I muttered under my breath "oh gawd....so pink". He mistook my dismay for excitement which I quickly pointed out. I'm actually a little embarrassed about owning yet another piece of pink electronic device. You see, all I need now is a pink mobile phone to complete my collection of pink iPod and pink camera, the holy trinity of a modern girl survival kit. I can't help but to feel like a poster girl for female-consumer-who-knows-squat-about-tech-but-would-spend-money-on-a-pink-gadget.
On the bright side, I'm quite certain none of my male friends would even consider borrowing my camera. Ha!