Finally I might be able to buy a cheaper phone

Posted on: Tue, 09/23/2008 - 15:38 By: dae

One of my key requirements for a phone is that it must be able to set an alarm based on specific day of week. For example, I should be able to set up an alarm such that it reminds me at 15:50 on every workday (Mon. -- Fri.). The reason behind this is that in the period of last several years, I spent most of my time at Chulalongkorn University which forbid me to park a car inside the campus. This is understandable because the space is very limited. The alternative choice would be that I have to park at roadside. Now, officially, the parking is available only from 9:00 till 16:00 and the law enforcer are quite active and punctual in the recent years. The result is that I have to move my car away before 16:00. Now, university understand this quite well and permit non-faculty car to park inside the campus after 16:00. So, the job of almost all students at 16:00 are that they have to relocate their car to the campus. Due to the nature of the work, we, the Ph.D. student, are quite obsessed with the work such that we usually forgot to move the car. This result in a ticket with 200-400 baht fine.

That is why alarm clock is a must. However, on sat and sun, we can park the car inside the campus for the entire day because most faculty members are not there. Thus, I would like to turn the alarm off. This also applies to the wake up alarm.

It turns out that there day-customizable alarm feature is not available in a cheap phone I were trying to buy, thus I have to pay extra money for that.

Now, my need is gone. Since I was employed as a faculty member, I am entitled for a parking sticker. Today, I drove pass the security at the entrance and I finally realized I no longer need the alarm now. I simply turned it off and suddenly feel a satisfaction that, finally, after all these years, I no longer have to worry about my parking space at all.