When I was a young child, my most priced possession was my:
It was not given by my parents. I never grew up being spoiled with new gadgets. I actually asked for it from one of my godmothers. She's a nurse who's been based in the US for a very long time. I don't remember meeting her in person but I wrote her a handwritten letter asking specifically for this gameboy. Amazingly, she gave it to me.
I never had too many possessions when I was child that I can call my own, I usually have shared things with my sister - but this one - it's ALL MINE :) I 'subtly' brag about having a gameboy, showing it off to other kids(well I'm not mayabang naman, generally) ... But to be quite serious about it looking back, this was my first feel of having something that I really own and something I felt responsible to care for.
Come to think of it, there's really nothing much you can do with this device. There's this small cartridge for games - I think I had only 3-4 cartridges(when you buy a gameboy I think there are 2 cartridges that go with it) because it is quite expensive for a young girl to buy. I remember having a Super Mario game in my gameboy and I always play this game. Gameboy is probably an upgrade to a game and watch back then - and Oh my God, I remember my brother used to have a game and watch that I vividly remember, even the sound of it until now.... this is exactly it --------------->
And oh! our family computer. Let's not start with it. It was purchased by my brother. And it ruled our household. Initially he would play Super Mario, Contra, NBA and then he bought this 100 in 1 cartridge and it had TETRIS in it. OMG! even my DAD and MOM got addicted with the game hahahaha.. For a time, the TV did not function as a television but a venue to play games in the family computer.. those were happy days :) My favorite was Super Mario and Battle City - I play tandem battle city with my brother and sometimes with my uncle :)
I miss those days....