Every household has a Sony product inside their homes. Thus, everybody has their own share of first experiences with their Sony products. Let me share with you my stories with my Sony gadgets, errrr, the title should have been “My first Sony experiences are with my walkman, TV, etc…“
My experience with my Sony Walkman:
My father whom I call Papa is a seaman, he would be out of the country for 1 or 2 years braving the seas just to give us a better education and a decent comfortable life. Like any other OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers), my father as a seaman experiences homesickness. At that time, cellular phones and texting were not yet invented and real-time communication was far from reality. The only way to battle loneliness in the middle of the ocean is to listen to voice tapes sent by us through snail mail and sound trippin’ with his casette tapes by Porkchop Duo, Yoyoy Villame and other Filipino novelty artists… (Papa will kill me for telling the whole world what he listens to back then, hahaha)
When Papa arrives home, I would then be so excited to open up his luggages for pasalubongs. While everyone is busy with their balikbayan loots, I am also occupied with tinkering the numbers of Papa’s suitcase because in there, I would find his Sony Walkman. However simple as it may seem, I am happy that I can bring the Sony Walkman to school so that by lunch time, I can listen to the countdown from LS FM (97.1). Around 2 or 3 o’clock in the afternoon, I would then listen to some love songs together with my classmates. When I was in 2nd year high school when alternative bands are all the rage, if my walkman could scream at me to stop using it just for one day, it will. Oh by the way, when Papa left again for another contract, he left the Sony Walkman with me!!! From then on, it became my constant companion throughout my remaining high school days and went on till my college days. My Sony Walkman even witnessed my transformation for the music I’ve listened to. From metal, rock, alternative music for perk-me-up days, to classical music when I’m reviewing, to new wave music for feel-good days and to love songs for in-love moments, the Sony Walkman has heard a lot. It was updated with the popular bands and the popular music genre back then. And if the Sony Walkman has a built-in memory in it, it would have saved in its memory all the Eraserheads songs back then, yup, a die-hard Eraserheads fan here, and so is my Sony Walkman.
My first experience with my Sony Colored TV:
I don’t know about you but I experienced watching in a Black and White television back then. Albeit most of our neighbors were boasting of their colored TVs, our living room still has the good ol’ Black and White TV. I will be very embarassed everytime my friends from school will visit our house, they will look surprised that we still have a Black and White TV. My parents have this trait of still keeping an appliance until they are truly broken and cannot be repaired by the neighborhood repairman. Good thing one of our neighbors pawned their Sony Colored TV to us when they needed money, we got to experience what it feels like to watch on a colored TV. Another hurray because our neighbor didn’t come back to get the Sony Colored TV so we get to keep it, a blessing in disguise indeed. From then on, my brother and I bled our eyes out from watching cartoons every day, we never knew that cartoons looks great when watched in a colored TV! Until now, when I got married, we still use the Sony Colored TV in our bedroom. We just bought a converter for us to watch cable channels. Our living room now has a 25″ Sony Wega. We plan to have a Sony Bravia if budget permits or if Sony hand us one, hehe…
My first experience with my Sony PSP (Playstation Portable):
I never had a Sony Playstation. The last game console I had was a Game Boy where I played Super Mario. My husband, Jeff, knew that I’m fond of playing games in the computer especially The Sims that’s why he suggested to buy a Sony PSP as our first gadget as a married couple. So technically and legally, it was our first conjugal gadget, if there’s such a thing! Both game addicts, we even set our weekly schedules on who will play on that day and how long is the playing time. A year later, the Sony PSP is still our companion when boredom strikes. During the lull hours in the office, my officemates and I will play Bomberman, or when Wi-Fi is available, I sometimes use it to check on my emails and online shop. Jeff also uses this for storing his music and photos.
Sony has the right products for the young and old alike. My Sony gadgets definitely gave significance in my life just like the Sony’s World’s First Slimmest Camera with Optical Image Stabilizer, the Cyber-Shot T77, which became a girl’s bestfriend because it can be brought anywhere without making a girl’s bag too heavy and bulky.