Timeless Thoughts is a monthly blog linkup hosted by Georgie and Tara, where bloggers would write about something from their past. Any topic from the past will do – it can be a place, an event, an item, or an old hobby. The linkup starts on the first Saturday of each month and runs for two weeks.
I’ve been reading Timeless Thoughts posts since it started but it’s my first time to join this linkup! I’m so excited to write about something that’s very dear to me, and share little bits of my past with my blogger friends as well! Enjoy!
In 2008, my dad went abroad for work and was deciding on a gift to bring home for me. He heard news that Apple was releasing the first iPod Touch and wanted to buy it for me. Unfortunately, the Touch was sold out at the outlet he visited, so he decided to get the iPod Classic instead.
I’m glad he did.
My iPod and I went through lots of years together – from my misunderstood teenage years, to my heavy fangirling college days. Indeed, the songs and artists on my iPod represent the different stages of my life, and I really can’t imagine going through those times without music by my side. And now, 8 years after my dad bought it, my iPod Classic is still with me, running just like it did the day I got it out of the box. It’s a very durable device and I didn’t even realize how old it has gotten until I saw it pulled out of the shelves. The large memory (80GB) made it possible for me to store my entire music collection in one device, with lots of space left for some of my favorite movies and TV shows. I know that 80GB is a bit small compared to the maximum capacity at the time (there’s a 160GB model), but for many years, it was more than enough for me.
The iPod Classic was, and still remains to be, a solid piece of hardware. In my opinion, it’s one of Apple’s finest and most influential products. It made it possible for people to carry their music with them wherever they are, without the burden of lugging numerous CDs and cassette tapes around. Now, the Classic has been discontinued and the iPod that the new generation knows is the one with the touchscreen and apps. But for me, the iPod Classic was truly special and until now, the user experience that I get from it is unparalleled. It may not have apps or internet connection unlike the modern iPods, but its interface is one that never gets old, no matter how long I have been using it.
Since my music collection is continuously growing, I already replaced it with a new iPod with larger storage. But when I think back on all the times my Classic and I spent together, I just couldn’t bring myself to sell it to whomever wants it. I wanted to keep it for a little bit longer until I found someone who would cherish and take care of it, just like how I did.
Well, turns out I didn’t have to look so far after all. My trusty Classic is now with my boyfriend, and he’s enjoying it as much as I did. 🙂