Some gadgets kiss him, some toys hug him–he thinks they’re okay. If they don’t have the proper price tag, he will just walk away. ‘Cause we are living in a material world and Alps Aguado is a Material Boy. /what. Anyway, “Material Boy” documents Alps Aguado’s recently bought investments (“investments”) and rationalizes his purchases. If you think the Material Boy is commendable for his material choices or is already overspending in a Material World, please materialize your thoughts through leaving a comment below.
For October 2011, Material Boy got these:
Nike Free Run+ 2
Material Boy’s good old running shoes, Nike Recoupe, need to retire already after almost 5 years of calorie-burning service. His other pair of running shoes, a Nike Free Everyday+, is with his dad already. So, he decided to buy a new one: the Nike Free Run+ 2. He originally wanted a Nike Free H20 Repel because it’s water-resistant and reflective features amazed him. However, after some time of contemplation, Material Boy got these babies instead. At PhP 4,995, the financially conservative Material Boy (Irony, yes) didn’t have a hard time rationalizing this purchase. Branded running shoes cost this much anyway.
Nike+ iPod Sensor
Material Boy owns an old-but-still-functioning second generation iPod Touch and, just recently, a pair of Nike+ iPod compatible running shoes. The next logical step is buying A Nike+ iPod sensor. He had a hard time finding for a “sensor only” variant but Athlete’s Foot at Alabang Town Center gave him the what he wanted for PhP 995.
At last, Material Boy can already workout with a virtual running coach.
The Material World offers a lot of material choices so a good vision is a necessity. Material Boy had this realization so he got some glasses after his Eye Doctor told him that his eyes are sick. For a whopping PhP 3,600, he can’t get over that he invested this much for something he doesn’t want to wear. For the sake of good vision (Material Boy has difficulties reading in front of a computer screen and suffers from astigmatism), he followed his doctor’s advice.
Material Boy needs a car for his work. Being a Boy Who Lives In The South, commuting became a hassle and a form of office stress even before he walks into the office. So he got a… brand new car (*with a The Price is Right game show announcer intonation*) under his employer’s Car Plan program. A Vios is not Material Boy’s dream car but is already sufficient and practical considering his needs and budget.
Material Boy is now back to work so he can buy his material desires for November 2011. $$$