Tuesday, August 30, 2005

To My Beloved .. Laptop (RIP)

Dear Laptop,

It's been a wonderful four years. We've had our ups and downs. Sometimes together and sometimes against each other.

I broke you today. I swear it wasn't intentional. Although I was going to salvage you very soon, that wasn't the way I intended for our farewell.

I didn't know what to write exactly for this elegy. Should I cherish the good times we had together? Or should I curse the hell out of you for the down times?

Remember when you ruled? When I bragged about you everywhere. That was when Pentium III was da man! And XP was the new kid on the block. Not anymore. Not since I'd been having to format you every four months just so you stay alive. It was like keeping you up on life-support. You deserved being faithful to though. I tried my best to extend our commitment to each other. Today, though, was the ultimate ending. You couldn't take it anymore, and I couldn't either.

I still brag about you. It is indeed very rare to see a laptop still functioning alright after even three years, keeping in mind how many new processors were released after yours.

I am not going to salvage you anymore. I'm even going to fix you then place you on my Shelf Of Fame. I need some stuff inside you anyway, so you better be fixed! Also, just so you don't get surprised, I'm going to bring in a new one. However, out of respect to our years, I'll always make sure you're in a different room.

Tell me. Is it only a myth that a car, machine, or just anything breaks when the owner plans on getting a new one? Honestly, did you hear me asking friends for recommendations? Or was it easier to figure out since I've been using you to research labtop makers sites? If I hurt you by doing so, I'm really sorry. I didn't mean to be rude. Please, forgive me.

It broke my heart when it happened today. I was helpless. I only had a few minutes to say goodbye before your battery ran out. I didn't use these few minutes to save whatever I can save. Instead, I just stared at you, remembering all the glory days we had between us. You've been a great companion. You were with me at home, in the classroom, in the lab, on the train, on the airplane, in the hotel, and every where I went.

You've been great. So long, partner. I'll meet you in heaven.

8 comments:

snookie said...

:( wow.. that was beautiful.. im not kidding

Q said...

dude, that nearly made me cry!

hehe, no seriously great post!

Shopaholic Q8eya said...

Get a girlfriend..LOL la la, Kidding wallah ;P

Exceer said...

My day will surely come very soon, my relation with my laptop is a twin of your relationship with your laptop..

Shurouq said...

عظم الله أجرك

kwtia said...

What a beautiful love story..that was sweet Jandeef..

Jandeef said...

Thanks everybody for your kind words. 3asa allah la yableekum ib faqd 3aziz =(

Bloo said...

im going to quote snookie :" :( wow.. that was beautiful.. im not kidding"

and q
" dude, that nearly made me cry!

hehe, no seriously great post!"

cz it said exactly what i wanted to say.. bs i'm interested to ask u this:

what was ur exact mood when u wrote this HELL OF A PIECE??!!.. it just goes way beyond a letter to a laptop.. it definitely made me cry-not in a sad way.. it's like happy-funny-weird-psychotic way :)