It was the fall/winter of ’07 when I was into the 1st semester of my Master’s degree in US. I bought myself a budget Acer laptop to aid with my studies and it was just a normal laptop that got my tasks done without much fanfare or attention. Before purchasing this budget laptop, I had heard a lot about Macs and was literally fantasizing about owning one. However, putting down a grand for a laptop being a student didn’t seem an economical choice. Nonetheless, I pondered over the idea throughout the first semester till my roommate took me to his cousin who owned one. Like an 18 year old gazing at the neighbor’s Ferrari, I didn’t blink an eye while staring at this white unicorn in a messy room. Nothing was visible in the room except this finely crafted piece of white polycarbonate with a glowing Apple symbol, which I hallucinated as glowing in rhythm with my heartbeat. I bugged the owner non-stop about the compatibility of some applications I frequently use and also foolishly about the requirement of an anti virus application like in PCs. I came back home that night and decided to get one for myself and to ship the Acer laptop to my dad. This one decision turned me into a spendthrift overnight among my friends in the school who were all using a PC and suggested the same for me too. However, I listened to only myself and bought a Mac. It was a huge decision at that moment considering my financial capacity and the general trend. My attitude to life has changed since that night and I have been doing only the things that I love and enjoy.