Saturday, 30 August 2008

YMMV … your mileage may vary

This expression came from US car ads in the past where the car had a stated mileage per gallon, but when sold YMMV was noted which is pretty logical, considering different driving styles, different preferred routes, the mileage may vary a lot... taking it in its original sense than its about different ways of using stuff giving you different levels of achievement/satisfaction.

in terms of how effective the aston martin db5 is at pulling birds...
i am happy to report that the mileage for most will be the same :)
Photobucket


i also look at it as 'if you weigh certain things differently you derive different levels of satisfaction(or dissatisfaction) from certain events/occurrences'.

Eg. Your car is a pile of junk. (to understand the meaning of this, please reference the classic song by one Adam Sandler 'ode to my car') So with this 'great' car, you probably take a very long time to get to any destination… some want to get there fast and are pissed throughout the long time-wasting journey some are happy to enjoy the slow pace of the car, wif bob marley on the speakers and loving the view as they drive slowly through scenic surrounds.. ok its all a bit of a stretch but you get the idea…

So looking at it from my standpoint, related to my passion… for a non-watch enthusiast, meeting vianney would be like meeting any other “ang-mo” dude (singlish term to mean caucasians in general), and a froggie to boot. Whereas for me, its standing in the presence of a great artist.

a perfect example of art and horology combined... vianney's own antiqua...

Photobucket

Photobucket

For someone who didn't care about watches, if they had a chance of strapping on a > than half a million dollars watch, all they might be thinking about is probably how they wish they owned it so they could sell it for something else or for early retirement. For me, when I had the jaeger lecoultre gyrotourbillon II on my wrist, I didn’t even think about the cost (as I know there are some limits that wont ever be breached) or the dollar value associated with it. I think about the innovation, the beauty and the horological art that is beating and alive on my wrist and I lose myself in its spherical dance… sounds of lamb’s gorecki in my head…

hmm if i set aside S$5k a month,
i still need over 9 years to pay up... not good...

Photobucket

a work of art on my wrist... over half a million $$$
and a number sold in singapore already...
Photobucket

whatever the case it is for you... i am enjoyin the journey so far and i hope you are too :)

Jus qu’ici tout va bien… jus qu’ici tout va bien… jus qu’ici tout va bien…

turntablist extract wif a cool camera shot from la haine... if u haven't seen the movie, i highly recommend it...


2 comments:

Stefano said...

That's some nice heavy metal on your wrist there!

$5k a month for 9 years? Must factor in price increase also :-D

raphmeister said...

hopefully the price goes down in the secondary market :) haha. kidding. it should be strong seeing as its a Limited Edition... (thats almost become like a bad word now what with all the AP and Hublot LEs...)

hope alls well Stefano

cheers
raph

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...