Not really but at the rate I’m being gifted iProducts I feel I’ll soon be called iKamal. Let me start from the top. 2010 has been a great year for me in terms of these said products. It started at the end of May when after my BlackBerry broke for the second time I tearfully asked Michael Joseph who was the CEO at Safaricom then for an iPhone he had offered me in November the previous year and I had somewhat graciously declined. It arrived days before my birthday and I was overwhelmed and over the moon at receiving such an expensive gift from The Man Himself.
Then on my birthday my friend gifted me an iPad. I promise you I’m not making up this stuff. I know I was amongst the first few to be the proud owner of this device that everyone wanted. I know I was looked at enviously. I know I was told that the iPad is just a glorified iPhone but I paid no attention to the haters. I was totally in love with this new device of mine.
My Dad is a Mac person and he has nothing but Macs at work. Being a photographer I suppose it makes sense to have these machines and I would use them at his work place and feel they are so user friendly. Even my kids are dab hands with a Mac. Dad also told me that he would soon organise a MacBook for me so that I wouldn’t have to worry about viruses and crashes on the PC.
Whenever my Dad has promised me something he has always delivered. I have never known my Dad to ever break his promise to me. So last week on Friday I had Phil Matthews (the guy who got me into radio biz) come home for dinner as he was in town and he downloaded on my good old Toshiba some manuals he felt I could use for work purposes and the dialogue box showed it would take at least 5 hours to download and being so late at night, I just left the laptop switched on while I went to bed to let it download the manuals.
I woke up in the morning to find the screen of the laptop BLANK! I tried rebooting, checking it properly and I tried to revive it but in vain. With a heavy heart I knew my laptop had crashed. I then did something I do really well – sob my heart out. I had the kids’ photographs, my write-ups and a whole load of other stuff that I stupidly hadn’t backed up fully. At that moment Dad happened to call. He calls me every single day to chat with me and I was really upset and he consoled me that he’d try and get my laptop fixed. I left it at that. On Sunday I took the kids to see the rally cars and while I smiled for the kids sake, deep down I was really upset that my laptop had crashed.
On Monday morning Dad calls me and asks me drop by his work place and I did. When I got there he presented me with a fabulous MacBook Pro!! Oh MY Goodness!! I was so overwhelmed I didn’t know what to do. He urged me to take the machine to the dealer within the centre and get it up and running and Faheem, the chap who helped me out, was pretty amused with my enthusiasm and child-like glee.
So now, thanks once again to my Dad, I’m the proud owner of a MacBook Pro and I don’t think I’ll need another laptop ever again. Thanks Dad. You’re my hero. ♥