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The Downhill Battle Against Impulsive Buying (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ASUS eee)

As everybody and their mother knows, I have been lusting for the ASUS eeePC since time immemorial. When I say “lusting”, I mean “keep me away from the nearest eeePC because I swear, I will dry hump that bitch if I ever get my hands on one.” Well, I actually had the same feeling when I saw an iPod nano way back in 2005. I knew it wouldn’t be a wise purchase because my shuffle was still working faithfully. Well, a year later I was dry humping a baby blue iPod nano 2nd gen (yes, I know, baby blue. How manly. Shut up).

It was by then I realized that I have a little problem. No, I’m not talking about my penis size, you perv (that’s a huge problem. Har, har har). I’m talking about my seemingly innate ability to not save up. Just put a huge amount of cash on my hands, and I’d walk away with the most useless of things. By the time I need to spend for things I really need, I’d be broke. Yay!

Here’s a rundown of the things I’ve bought so far:

  • Countless Team Manila shirts
  • A used rubber tire
  • A Vivitar Ultra Slim & Wide (and a bunch of expensive film rolls that I have yet to process)
  • Pink fluffy ballpens
  • Barely Legal volumes 1-50
  • A cheap-ass guitar which broke three months after
  • Talbos ng kamote
  • Comics, comics, comics. Comics, DAMMIT!

So back to my story. I was standing in front of a computer shop staring at a sweet little eeePC. I felt that familiar urge to buy the shit out of it. Thus began my struggle with my prudent self. I could remember my prudent self actually winning at one point. But my evil side started to play dirty.


At the end of the week-long battle, I gave in to temptation and bought me a spanking brand new pearl-white ASUS eeePC 701. After spending two hours dry humping it on the bus home, I decided to open it up and give it a try. And it’s frigging awesome. The default Xandros Linux installation blew me away, and I have no plans of installing Windows XP on it so far. The only thing I hate about it is the keyboard.

Now you might be asking why the underpowered ASUS eeePC and not some other souped-up laptop? (this Ade gai, what an underclocked lollerskatez) Because aside from the fact that I’m a cheapskate, it’s cool. And sexy. Geekily sexy. So you can call me a sexy geek:


I GOTS GEEK CRED, YO!

Now, seriously, the only thing left to make the eeePC experience complete would be a hot geeky girl giving me fellatio while I write this blog entry.

Also, don’t worry about my frugal and extravagant personalities. Ever since they saw how awesome the eeePC is, they’ve stopped their stupid feud. They’re now been good friends. BFFs even!


If you have an ASUS eee, fellow geek, tell me about it! Also, do you have an impulse buying story you’d like to share?

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20 Comments

  1. pearl white? count 2 more weeks and that would be yellowish white. :))

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  2. Pau

    You lie. My mother didn't know you wanted an Asus EEEEEEEE!

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  3. thank goodness I'm a tightwad, I don't go impulse buying expensive stuffs like you folks.

    pink fluffy ballpens? where did you get that?

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  4. Pearl white? How gay! Why not the manly Galaxy Black?

    Anyway, if you want to write for myasuseee.com, we can maybe rev-share. Perhaps one day (maybe five years from now) earnings from that can pay for your Eee.

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  5. I'm waiting for the Palm Foleo II.

    (Ang totoo niyan, wala lang akong pambili ng EEE. Puwede na sanang pagparausan–ng pagnanasa sa Palm UMPC. Meantime girl, err, gadget kumbaga!) 😛

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  6. Ade

    [quote comment="116163"]Pink fluffy ballpens

    HAHAHAHAHA.

    Thanks for making me almost piss my pants.

    You probably hoard pink fluffy pens right? Got a whole basement full of 'em? No wonder you can't afford anything else.[/quote]

    Erm. Who are you and why are you making fun of my fluffy pink pen collection?

    [quote comment="115810"]Oh my… I almost forgot. I'm running Windows XP on an ASUS notebook from Eat Bulaga. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    I love ASUS. I love ASUS notebooks so I love EEEEEE. Nintendo Wiiiiiiiiiii!

    (tries to defend himself)

    [/quote]

    You're not making any sense at all. Like seriously.

    [quote comment="115753"]Say, where'd you buy the pink fluffy ballpens? It's not for me. It's for my friend, umm… Babbie. Yeah. Babbie.

    Also, I think I've defeated my impulse buying monster. BY SPENDING ALL MY MONEY ON COMICS! So now, even if I want to, I can't buy an iPod. Or a Wii. Or a laptop. Or a decent meal. =([/quote]

    Okay, <s>Baddie</s> Babbie's gonna get a bunch of fluffy pink pens!

    [quote comment="116668"]I still don't get the tire though. o_0[/quote]

    Neither do I. 🙁

  7. Ann

    I'm an impulsive buyer.. I still have cds I bought that I haven't listened to yet, books I've yet to read and movies I've yet to watch yet I accumulate keep on buying more

    I splurged Php10,000 on BOOKS during the last book fair at world trade..most of the stuff I got were impulsive buys.

    Now you've got me lusting after an ASUS eeepc..I've been looking for something light and white (specs be damned lol) and that's just what it is.

    I still don't get the tire though. o_0

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  8. Sorry, but I'm holding out for a budget priced UMPC. I have all of 5 years to save up for it.

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  9. Hahahaha. I breathe impulsive buying. That's why most of the time I'm broke. LOL

    AsusEEE seems to be gaining popularity so fast huh? Too bad my eyes are only for MAC. ^_^

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  10. Arrghh, where did my 13th month pay go? Oh that's right, house rent. DAMN IT Ade!

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  11. yellow fluffy pens i want! wakokoko

    yeah i splurge on Airsoft gears and guns…i have more BDU's (Battle Dress Uniforms) than jeans..ack

    and i have the most outdated cp cuz id rather upgrade my airsoft guns…every…month…huhuhu

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  12. Pink fluffy ballpens

    HAHAHAHAHA.

    Thanks for making me almost piss my pants.

    You probably hoard pink fluffy pens right? Got a whole basement full of 'em? No wonder you can't afford anything else.

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  13. I impulse-buy every time I go to a mall. That's why I avoid those places like crazy. I'm almost out of closet space now. >_>

    I tried Juned's EEE today and that baby runs reaaaaal smooth! If I didn't have a Macbook already I'd beg for one this Christmas. 😀

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  14. I'm somewhat an impulse buyer, specially when it come to techy gadgets and shoes. If my boyfriend didn't order me to fork over my wallet before we got to cyber zone last weekend, I would have bought an eee as well and probably most of the cds I was ogling at and the pink nintendo ds. meh.

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  15. Oh my… I almost forgot. I'm running Windows XP on an ASUS notebook from Eat Bulaga. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    I love ASUS. I love ASUS notebooks so I love EEEEEE. Nintendo Wiiiiiiiiiii!

    (tries to defend himself)

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  16. [quote comment="115778"]I was about to comment on the ASUS being the "most overly hyped underperformance pseudo-classy cuteness gadget on the market" until I clicked on Juice's link to Heavenly goodness…

    My oh my!!! I WANNA HACK MY LAFFTAFF IN2 LEYOPAHRD RAAWR!!!!

    Neil's last blog post..Journalist?[/quote]

    It's pretty risky but hell, all in the name of Leopard. Hahaha. Just downloaded a disk image from thepiratebay or something haha.

  17. I was about to comment on the ASUS being the "most overly hyped underperformance pseudo-classy cuteness gadget on the market" until I clicked on Juice's link to Heavenly goodness…

    My oh my!!! I WANNA HACK MY LAFFTAFF IN2 LEYOPAHRD RAAWR!!!!

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  18. Say, where'd you buy the pink fluffy ballpens? It's not for me. It's for my friend, umm… Babbie. Yeah. Babbie.

    Also, I think I've defeated my impulse buying monster. BY SPENDING ALL MY MONEY ON COMICS! So now, even if I want to, I can't buy an iPod. Or a Wii. Or a laptop. Or a decent meal. =(

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  19. Hah. And to think I'm still in debt to my dad because of my laptop. How immature, I know. A little something and I run to daddy. :/ and I still haven't paid him full. Good lord, I should start selling our house. That'll pay him off. Except THEN I'd have to save up for their house. Hmm.

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  20. Wheeeee. You have an EEEEEEEEEEEEE. I kinda want it, then I'd experiment with this: http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2007/11/12654/

    Hahaha 😛 What did you buy a tire for?

    If I had money, I'd also be victimized of the super impulse buying. I have this thing with "money-suddenly-vanishing-from-my-wallet-and-I-don't even-know-where-it-went-syndrome."

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