Sunday, May 30, 2010

Spectacular, Spectacular! A Spectacles Story

1. Clip-on shades - what-is-left-of-my-first pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses that made scribbles on university blackboards look clearer. The eyeglasses which I lost during the day of my graduation.

2. Brown metal with shaded lens - The spectacles that accompanied me during my job-hunting days. Even saw me through my first few months on my first job.

3. Black plastic - First time I invested a semi-fortune for a pair of eyeglasses which, as it turned out, was not a very good investment at all. A friendly advice: avoid eyeglass temples or is it...ear hooks...made out of rubber--doesn't mesh well with, well, human sweat. Contact lenses saved the day!

4. Maroon sunglasses-turned prescription glasses - Cheap frame; high-quality lens. It is the way to go. Except that in the middle of my stay in a foreign land, during its first year with me, the upper rim decided to snap. Maroon eyeglasses is witness to the hardest times of my life. I guess, it caught the most tears.

5. An attempt to a barely there glasses - Impossible to achieve, I tell you. It's either you are wearing eyeglasses or not. This pair served me for a long time. Saved me in my stay in the said foreign land. Had to give it up, though. My eyes needed more reinforcements.

6. Brack - Brown na black, the latest member of my visual companions. Hope to see a better future with it. :-)

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