He finally surrendered his iPod to me. Breaking his first promise late last year of letting me keep his iPod during the weekdays, this time he had no more excuses. He was made to agree that his iPod will not be his close companion during the weekdays if he fails to achieve reasonably good result in his first term tests.
As expected, he wasn't able to perform (again, academically) up to expectation. After a few stern reminders, he had to surrender his gadget to me for safekeeping. He even bargained that he would be giving it to me on Monday morning when I asked for it on Sunday night. What difference does it make? Huge difference for him, I suppose.
I hope he will keep his promise and would not 'steal' the gadget from me. It's now in a secret hiding place, a safe one, I hope.