Wednesday, June 11, 2008

U for Umbrella

It's my first time to join ABC Wednesday! I am so happy to have found out about this photo meme, I found it really interesting and challenging meme! The letter for this week is the letter "U," and this is my entry:

Me and My Umbrella

Umbrella

When I was in college, I was kind of influenced by some of my friends to desire stuffs that have signature label. Although I didn't desire to wear signature clothes, I did desire owning signature bags and yes, this umbrella.

At the time when I was still in college, I could only dream of owning these stuffs. I am not bitter about it, but I guess we all come to phase where peer pressure was a bit too tough to handle. I have been spotting the Esprit umbrellas since then because I loved the colors of their umbrellas, but it was too expensive for an umbrella. For someone who only has enough money for fares, food, and other minimal school related expenses, it's really unrealistic to buy this umbrella since there are a lot of much cheaper umbrellas in the market.

When I landed on a job during the rainy season back in 2004, one of the very first things I bought with my paycheck was of course, an Esprit umbrella. It was still a bit expensive, yes, but the prices of the other good umbrellas were kind of the same range, too, so I could say buying this one is no longer "just because of the label."

I really am glad I bought this umbrella. Imagine, I have been using it for nearly four years now and it's still in pretty good shape! I realize signature labels really live up to their names. Those stuffs might be expensive, but they're actually durable, and is worth your money.

*** Jenn ***

14 comments:

Texas Travelers said...

Nice post. Several umbrellas today. It's raining lots of places.

Come visit the "U",
Troy and Martha

leslie said...

Glad it was worth the wait to buy that umbrella. Come on over to see where I'm taking everyone today. :D

ellen b said...

Great choice for U. enjoy your umbrella. I hope it lasts for many more years...

Jena Isle said...

Jenn, I liked most of your pictures, with your permission I will be using most of them in my Kalinga blog..I won't be removing your signature as you deserve to be recognized. Thanks for allowing me use of your pics. In return I will be adding you to my blog roll and writing a post for you in my blog,.

Thanks again. Happy blogging.

mrsnesbitt said...

This is one thing we can not carry on the motorbike....it would soon become a dangerous weapon! LOL!

Mental P Mama said...

Umbrellas are always useful!

Mental P Mama said...

hkgbfrmUmbrellas are always useful!

reader Wil said...

Wellcome to the ABC community! Umbrellas are articles we need very much in my waterlogged country! I like yours!

Kelly said...

I enjoyed reading your post! Your umbrella is lovely!

babooshka said...

Umbrella has been the most poplular choice yet each photo is so different. Yours is very colourful

AphotoAday said...

Nice shots...   Very colorful...

Katney said...

Umbrellas are very popular around the blogs today, and yours has a good story. Welcome to ABC Wednesday. Stop by to look up and under at Mt. Rainier.

Neva said...

how true usually about good labels! Nice "U" and welcome to ABC Wednesday!

Belen said...

Nice umbrella. very colorful. I wish that i have one too because I' alway buying in the dept. store but they are not durable.

 
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