Oh yeah, my Red Baby got a bikini!
First I went to Panasonic’s outlet to find an original hard waterproof case for Red Baby. They didn’t have it, simply because Red Baby’s model didn’t come with one. The salesman suggested I order a customised case online and gave me a website address. I bet it would cost a bomb. Even a readymade case would easily cost RM400, what more a customised one.
I remembered seeing a tourist carrying a more flexible version of the case when I went snorkeling in Maldives. It was like a zip-lock bag with a “nose” for the lense. Plan B was to find one of those. Gosh, it was a tiring search. I went to nearly every camera shop in Low Yat, none of them got it. One salesgirl told me she already had three customers asking about it that day.
What now? Plan C? Put Red Baby in a zip-lock bag like a carrot?
Went home and surfed the net. Found an online camera shop that sells waterproof cases for cameras, videocams, iPhones, iPads (wonder why anyone would want to bring iPad when they go snorkeling..?), you name it. A whole lot cheaper too. The one that could fit Red Baby only cost RM99. The best part was they could deliver it in 24 hours.
Placed my order. The next day…
…it arrived in my hands!
I tried stuffing it with tissues and soaked it in a pail of water. The tissues remained dry. Awesome, my Red Baby would be safe in it.
One sexy looking chick ready to go splashing!
Got a matching brand new LED torchlight. RM8 at the pasar malam. Super bright.
All set to get wet!!!