TV is a common appliance of most households. Even the poorest Filipino family may have it in their homes. Some homes even have more than one TV. But most homes have the new generation TVs, the LCD and LED types which can be mounted on wall or placed on flat panel stand. Gone are first generation TV, the black and white kind of TV with its own cabinet and have sliding front doors. I remember I was so happy when my parents brought home a TV like this when I was in first grade. It was a second hand TV but it still served us for more than 15 years after my parents bought it. It was only replaced with 22″ flat-screen TV (not the flat TV) two years after I started working more than a decade ago (don’t bother compute my age on your mind :D) . During that time, it was still expensive. If my memory recalls it correctly, that TV cost Php 15,000 and I used my credit card to purchase it in deferred payment. When I got married I left that TV with my parents and until now they are still using it.
TV becomes a commodity which every family must have except our family. For more than a year now we managed to have no TV at home. This is not new to our family because we used to have no TV. We only bought our first TV last 209 but it already gave up last year. Until now we haven’t bought a replacement yet. I was totally disappointed with the lifespan of the TV and the cost we spent to purchase it. And because we don’t have TV we are not updated of the news and current events. I will only know that there is a storm in our place when my mother text me. She is my informant :D. Without a TV, it seems that we are isolated from the rest of the world.
Buying a new TV always gets the back seat. But the flooding in NCR and its neighboring provinces made me seriously consider saving a budget for a new TV. We also need to know what is happening around us. Right?