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  • Yes, I eat, dine, and sleep with my camera (the only true love that I have)..

    46 30.67%
  • No, I have others (eg, keeping Aston Martins in my garage, dragon fishies, stamp collections)...

    104 69.33%
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    Default Re: Is Photography the ONLY (high-expenditure) past-time you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    A rough gauge, how many HPs do you have already? Are you intending to open a HP museum or something?

    The Dai-gor-dai is really a classic, and would bring instant laughs because it is a reminiscent of the '80s... Watch HK police n gangster movie / series of that era, you'll get the idea - and I think you'd know it better than anyone else. Do keep at least one set, it is a highly regarded table top piece.
    I can't recall as i chunk them in a zip lock before discarding it in a travel suitcase. You can say i have quite a number to lay a mat in Sungei Road to sell used and damaged phone. Not qualified to have museum yet though. Yeah i want the Dai gor dai!!! Totally priceless!
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    how come no one mentioned audiophile ? that's another expensive hobby to maintain. High end cables alone costs several thousand dollars. People are always on the upgrade path, upgrading speakers, amplifiers, pre amplifiers, etc.... just like cameras, except that these toys are much more expensive than cameras, the high end ones that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cimman View Post
    how come no one mentioned audiophile ? that's another expensive hobby to maintain. High end cables alone costs several thousand dollars. People are always on the upgrade path, upgrading speakers, amplifiers, pre amplifiers, etc.... just like cameras, except that these toys are much more expensive than cameras, the high end ones that is.

    There's another forum for this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cimman View Post
    how come no one mentioned audiophile ? that's another expensive hobby to maintain. High end cables alone costs several thousand dollars. People are always on the upgrade path, upgrading speakers, amplifiers, pre amplifiers, etc.... just like cameras, except that these toys are much more expensive than cameras, the high end ones that is.
    What about retro kinds? Those with Vacuum valves??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    What about retro kinds? Those with Vacuum valves??

    Vacuum Tube lah....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    What about retro kinds? Those with Vacuum valves??
    those with vacuum tubes not only sucks money, but also electricity. They are like electric irons, just heating up the air to give you sweet music. Needs some time to warm up and I must say it has very high maintenance costs. The electricity bill will be go hand in hand with the high cost of this hobby. Not very eco friendly I must say.
    If you need a hobby to splurge, you can try this one out. The serious well heeled audiophile has a dedicated room with sound deadening materials located at strategic reflection points in the room. Best to have a house with a large basement and an adjoining room for the sub woofer. Most audiophiles are also into home theatre, aka. the videophile. Another money sucking hobby.
    Last edited by cimman; 7th May 2010 at 07:05 PM.

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    EVERYONE IS WRONG. the most expensive hobby: getting urself a gf.

    lets see. treat a meal at restaurant, several hundred bucks. going to disco, another few hundred bucks. getting her a credit card to spend? literally priceless.

    there are some things money cant buy. for everything else, there is ur gf to spend.

    (being stereotypical here. dun mind me dun mind me.)

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    isn't mistress more exp than gf? changing gf doesn't cost much.. but changing mistresses can potentially cost an arm and a leg.. and maybe some reputation.. if there is any to begin with..

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    EVERYONE IS WRONG. the most expensive hobby: getting urself a gf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    EVERYONE IS WRONG. the most expensive hobby: getting urself a gf.

    lets see. treat a meal at restaurant, several hundred bucks. going to disco, another few hundred bucks. getting her a credit card to spend? literally priceless.

    there are some things money cant buy. for everything else, there is ur gf to spend.

    (being stereotypical here. dun mind me dun mind me.)
    Urm....bud, you okay? Have you taken your med yet?

    I don't think we're trying to determine the most ex hobby though...

    Btw, there's a way out for your case though, and it is called "marry her".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    isn't mistress more exp than gf? changing gf doesn't cost much.. but changing mistresses can potentially cost an arm and a leg.. and maybe some reputation.. if there is any to begin with..
    Oi!!! OT lah... is keeping mistress a HOBBY??? What? You Emperor of China isit? Kakakaka!

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    Don't anyhow give advise hor.. you'll get pple into trouble

    Son: Dad, how much does a wedding cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post

    Btw, there's a way out for your case though, and it is called "marry her".
    EOC don't have mistress.. oni concubine..

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    Oi!!! OT lah... is keeping mistress a HOBBY??? What? You Emperor of China isit? Kakakaka!

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    Default Re: Is Photography the ONLY (high-expenditure) past-time you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    Don't anyhow give advise hor.. you'll get pple into trouble

    Son: Dad, how much does a wedding cost?

    Father: Don't know leh.. mee still paying for my one.................



    EOC don't have mistress.. oni concubine..
    Marrying doesn't cost anything, it's the W-E-D-D-I-N-G P-A-C-K-A-G-E that costs a pound of your flesh, me lad... Heard of Las Vegas wedding? Kakaka

    mistress / concubine... same thing! Don't get too technical with me please?

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    Default Re: Is Photography the ONLY (high-expenditure) past-time you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    EVERYONE IS WRONG. the most expensive hobby: getting urself a gf.

    lets see. treat a meal at restaurant, several hundred bucks. going to disco, another few hundred bucks. getting her a credit card to spend? literally priceless.

    there are some things money cant buy. for everything else, there is ur gf to spend.

    (being stereotypical here. dun mind me dun mind me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Urm....bud, you okay? Have you taken your med yet?

    I don't think we're trying to determine the most ex hobby though...

    Btw, there's a way out for your case though, and it is called "marry her".
    havent taken med.

    the worst is when u got a gf, u spend so much, then she breaks off
    i call tat failed investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    havent taken med.

    the worst is when u got a gf, u spend so much, then she breaks off
    i call tat failed investment.
    Or you could reverse the title and call it "cutting loss"!

    Dun worry lah, I don't think you'll any-o-how follow my advice (as Limsgp suggests) - you're too smart of a man to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Or you could reverse the title and call it "cutting loss"!

    Dun worry lah, I don't think you'll any-o-how follow my advice (as Limsgp suggests) - you're too smart of a man to do that.
    smart enough to fall out of a relationship for almost a year and still emo

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    smart enough to fall out of a relationship for almost a year and still emo
    Ok, ok.... lets not talk about relationships and marriages any more... Dun want to pull your heart strings any further (a bit OT anyway). Hope you'll pull out of the emo train wreck soon. Keep logging on so you can get distracted ok?

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    hehe why do u think i'm here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    hehe why do u think i'm here?
    What to do? You're always one step ahead of us!...

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    ok bah. nt tat fast yet hahaha. burps.

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