It's said that bad stuff travels in threes. Technology is not being cooperative as of late.
1. The death of my Apple iBook in the fall. (cost to replace: NT$50000. Haven't done it yet.).
2. My scooter began bleeding oil, and is on its last throes. (cost for new replacement: $NT55000, used, about NT$20000). I put in a new engine and will wait until I find another used one in good condition.
3. Last night, I dropped my cell phone as I was putting something in my scooter, rendering my cell phone screen useless. It is also sounding tired, with the ring tone sounding utterly pathetic. Sigh. The Nokia is dead! But then, suddenly, this afternoon, it popped back to life! Apparently, it just got its bell rung. Long live the Nokia!