Collecting can be easy, simple, enjoyable, bring much pleasure and fun as well.Sometimes though it can become serious,time consuming,taxing,create rifts and friction etc.The bottom line is there are two sides of it so choose wisely.Sadly though many get dragged into the path which brings more unhappiness than joy or pleasure.So, the question is, how come?
Collecting is all about fun so first and foremost you got to decide on what you gonna collect, it should be the items that you fancy most.There are a host of things you can collect, its your call, i for one started collecting fishing reels some time back, in fact i collected anything related to fishing,some encouraged,some sceptical and some critical but i remember this particular incident when i was buying a vintage fishing reel, a curious vintage watch seller said" Apa lah main mesin pancing, ni bukan antik, orang tak main benda ni, orang main jam tangan lah, ni baru antik"( reels are not antiques,watches are, and people dont buy reels as antiques), i just smiled and said that, i enjoyed fishing very much(at that time)and loved fishing stuffs and that i respected his view.
A few months later when the Berita Harian GP joran boom hit the country, every angler wanted vintage reels and lo behold, the bloke who told me off about collecting fishing reels offered me a nice reel for a reasonable price." Nak jadi cerita kan".
So lets see what you can collect
The list is endless.You can collect anything under the sun if you like and have the money and time to spend on it.One last story to share before i sign off is about the same bloke who told me off about collecting reels.He continues to trade for a living in the same place and guess what does he sells these days besides watches/clocks? CEREK ELEKTRIK( ELECTRIC KETTLE)! i met him last month and enquired whats the story behind the electric kettle? he answered" SEKARANG ORANG KOLEK NI !
I asked him" NI ANTIK KER?( is it antique?)" he replied" BUKAN KIRA ANTIK,ATAS PADA ORANG NAK KOLEK"( its all up to what one wants to collect).My oh My.What a wonderful world!